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Tortuga Surf School

Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco 60101, Costa Rica
50688476289
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Ranked #1 of 65 Activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps
Owner description: Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of surf at an affordable price.Located strategically in... more » Owner description: Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of surf at an affordable price.Located strategically in the south end of Jaco Beach, this calm mellow beach breaks will be the classroom where our ISA certified instructor will lead you trough the this Costa Rican surfing experience. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just left tortuga surf school after 10 days stay, and i have tears in my eyes. By far, the best experience i had in my life! This is a true surf camp, not like other schools in costa rica. The place is owned by mike and celine, and it feels like you are staying in their home and not in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We wanted to learn to surf while in Jaco and The Pizza Shop recommended Mikey at Tortuga Surf School. These guys clearly know how to teach! There were 3 of us in the class and each had our own instructor. If you want to learn to surf, definitely check these guys out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We did not stay at there place but had contacted them prior to our arrival and scheduled two days of surf lessons. After the first day we booked lessons for the rest of the week. They picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel as well. All of the instructors were professional, knowledgable, and friendly. We hope to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time we have surfed with the tortuga surf school. We have surfed with other schools in Costa Rica but nothing comes close to surfing with mike and his other teachers at tortuga. These guys are the best. They genuinely want you to learn to surf and most importantly, they keep you safe!!! The other surf schools... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Surf camp with Mike and his crew! I had three days of surfing lessons, plus paddle-boarding, hiking, and zip-lining. All of the activities were fantastic! I stayed at Perico Azul and felt totally at home -- it is cute, comfy, and convenient. Mike and his Tortuga team made us feel welcome from the first to the last moment of our... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

i had surf classes on saturday and sunday. I received excellent one on one instruction in a completely professional environment - i would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending mike and the school

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San carlos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time with Mike, Jessie and Rasta! I have surfed before a lot and these guys helped me strengthen my skills and give me so awesome tips. Had an amazing time and great conversations with the crew. Would do it again for sure.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I can't say enough good things about Michael and his Tortuga Surf Class. His instruction made my kids so comfortable and he made them successful. He goes above and beyond to give you a good customer service experience. I would highly recommend him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our family spent Saturday with Mike and his other surf teachers. We all got up on the boards (have the GoPro pictures to prove it) and had a blast. Mike's approach, focus on the 1 to 1 relationship between student and instructor and overall organization and vibe was outstanding. We will be back!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've been coached in sports my whole life and the team here were by far the best. The Tortuga team breaks surfing down into bite size chunks and have a great system to get you to learn them. Within 15 minutes I was up and surfing, but I continued to learn so much after that. There are a lot of... More

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