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Address: Quepos & Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 00(506) + 277-400-01
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My husband, daughter and son tried surfing with Tropical Surf School. After being picked up late, they did make up for lost time at the beach. My daughter got up nearly every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband, daughter and son tried surfing with Tropical Surf School. After being picked up late, they did make up for lost time at the beach. My daughter got up nearly every time, and my son several times. The staff was pleasant and helpful and worked to make it a pleasant experience.

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Arnold, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The surf school was excellent and the guide met us in quepos and helped to navigate manuel antonio including parking. Beaches are crowded and I would recommend having someone watch your things/cars for you and it was very helpful to have a guide with us from the surf school.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Working with the Tropical Surf School is a great way to learn to surf. They provide the boards, vests, and instruction as part of the fee. They also provided us with fresh pineapple and cold bottled water during a break we took from surfing. I was there with a group of 18 teens taking a break from a week of... More 

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Thank rbeaton314
New York City, New York
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Terrible bad experience. They only care about your money and how they gonna make it nicely and easily. NL actual instruction and the time is stalled time after time so they work less and male more. Sneaklh, sleazy,

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Thank Mac2105
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My two sons (11 and 15) and I were keen on surfing when we went to Costa Rica. We booked lessons through our hotel (La Mariposa) who signed us up with Tropical Surf School. Gilbert was our personal instructor This was the first time EVER for us surfing. This really is a FUN experience, and Tropical Surf School (and Gilbert)... More 

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Thank Robert K
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This surf shop is the real thing, great employees, locally owned and very attentive. My son's teacher took pictures of him, because I didn't have a camera, and then he emailed them to us. Very courteous and laid back staff ready to make your surf experience very good!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I kind of lucked out because it was only me and my instructor Michael. We just hopped across the street to the quepos harbour and after a quick lesson on the sand bar we headed out to catch some waves. The was definitely more of an urban beach as opposed to the beautiful spots in Manuel Antonio so I would... More 

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Thank Grace M
boston
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My family of four had a great experience at the tropical surf school. Miguel was an excellent instructor and show us how to get on top of the board. By the end of the lesson I was able to get up once. My daughter was the pro. The team was very professional and prompt. Highly recommend them for a great... More 

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Thank chris4418
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

great lessons, but the ocean was a little rough. The instructors where very patient with our sixteen year old son. All and all it was a great experience but i did cut my foot on a piece of coral after getting pummeled by a huge wave.

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Thank Frank T
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My girlfriend and I selected Tropical Surf School based on other recommendations from Trip Advisor. This was her first trip to Costa Rica and her first experience surfing, so it was important to me that she had a good experience so that was motivated to return. :) We arranged for a private 1/2 day lesson via email and Freddy was... More 

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