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Tortuga Surf School

Address: Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco 60101, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50688476289
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Ranked #1 of 71 Activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of...
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Type: Surf Camps, Outdoor Activities
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.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Tortuga surf rental was awesome for our family! To rent one board was about $10 for a day full of fun. We did not take lessons with the surf school, but the friendly employees showed us a couple tricks on how to get up well on the boards.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I had around 8 lessons over the course of a 2 week stay in Jaco (see my review of the surf school's sister Hotel Perico Azul), and the biggest disappointment was having to go back to my office job! Mike, Rasta, Dougie et al are true professionals, and it's thanks to them that I had such a fantastic time. They... More 

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West Paterson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What a great trip!! My dream came true!!! I finally learned how to surf thanks to the talented staff!! Mike you rock!!! These guys are the real deal!!! A well oiled machine kept everyone safe while teaching us the ins and outs of surfing! had a blast!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I had never surfed before coming to Tortuga Surf School. Their experienced and well trained staff members helped me become very comfortable on the board. We took a surf lesson with a party of four, and each one of us had a instructor that never let go while we were in the water. By the end of the lesson I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If these guys can't get you on a board, then stay on the beach! I was part of a group of 10 on a yoga and surfing retreat. Our group leaders had visited the Tortuga Surf Camp on a previous visit to Costa Rica and they loved their experience so much, they organized this week long trip. We had little... More 

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jersey city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've had the absolute pleasure of working with Tortuga Surf twice. In April of 2014 my business partner and I took a side trip to Jaco beach and decided to take a surf lesson. We had two days there and on day one we surfed, and since we loved the experience on day two we went to try stand up... More 

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Paterson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Tortuga surf camp is thebomb.com! The instructors are knowledgable, patient, and extremely professional. They are methods are top notch for ensuring the success and safety of their students. They adjust instruction according to the level of their student and you are never alone! I had such an amazing experience that I've already booked my return trip and return camp. These... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had such a wonderful experience with Tortuga surf school. First, my experience with booking was great. They were so personable in our emails back and forth and when I completely missed our day, they were super nice about rescheduling. The surf lesson itself was amazing. We were two adults and two children and at least two of us were... More 

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Deerfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a private surfing experience for our family. 5 of us with 5 instructors. The 1-1 allowed for several opportunities to surf. Instructors were great and very helpful. Only downside was getting picked up 1.5 hours before our lesson. Lesson was 2 hours and was perfect amount of time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is my second review of this professional surf camp. Last time in Jaco, I received a few lessons from the Tortuga staff which worked wonders on my surfing abilities. Since it was a year since I last surfed, once again I signed up for a few more lessons. Well, Camp Tortuga does not just give you lessons in the... More 

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