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Del Mar Surf Camp

Santa Teresa 154, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
506-2643-3197
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Ranked #16 of 30 Activities in Santa Teresa
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine years of experience teaching people how to surf. We provide a maximum of 2 to... more » Owner description: Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine years of experience teaching people how to surf. We provide a maximum of 2 to 1 student to instructor ratio with local Costa Rican surfers providing a safe and quality surf instruction guaranteed for everyone to catch waves. Our all inclusive surf camps include everything from daily yoga classes, daily nature walks & healthy meals to create the perfect vacation in paradise. Owned & operated by local Costa Rican, you can be rest assured that your experience will exemplify all the "Pura Vida" culture Costa Rica has to offer. « less
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The staff at Del Mar was extremely kind and accommodating - they helped my friend and I plan the perfect surf vacation on a set budget. They arranged surf lessons, yoga classes, zip line tours and paddle boarding not to mention they were super helpful with arranging transportation to and from the airports. My friend and I stayed at Hotel... More

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Thanks to Del Mar Surf Camp Santa Teresa/Mal Pais my heart burst open to the beating soul of the world, filled to the brim and overflowing with Pura Vida ‘the pure life’. The fresh ocean and jungle prana. The spectacular sunsets (ones that paint the sky with red/orange/yellow/violet/golden hues). The white-sand beaches. The small colourful surf shacks. The raw mahi... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

One week surf and yoga at Del Mar Surf Camp in Santa Teresa: Just great! I stayed at Nautilus Hotel and met with Juan, the surf instructor from Del Mar, every morning for surfing. He explained everything really well and challenged me to paddle and catch the waves. Even if I fell for the “hundredth” time, he encouraged me to... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Thank you, Lucio, Tule and Mickey for teaching me how to surf. Especially Lucio for sharing his love of surfing nearly every day of my stay in Santa Teresa. Each session (7 total) was extremely fun. The guys have a great, relaxed way of teaching and clearly explained how to correct my stance. My trip to Santa Teresa was life-changing,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

took 4 lessons with Del Mar through Pranamar Villas and am so sad I couldn't stay and learn more. Lucio was at all our group lessons and Tulle and Ricky rotated turns, but they were all wonderful - very helpful and clear with their teaching. you can definitely tell they love their jobs :) felt well taken care of, gracias... More

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Pura Vida from Costa Rica! We are very happy to hear that the boys took good care of your group. Thanks for the positive comments about our surf lessons and instructors! Looking forward to see you guys back surfing with Del Mar Surf Camp Saludos from Del Mar Surf Team. More

Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Highly recommend the surf lessons with Del Mar Surf Camp. We stayed at the Pranamar villas which were amazing and we were met there every day by the surf instructors at whatever time suited us. For most lessons, we had Juan who is very professional, fun and extremely patient!! Overall a really top experience.

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Del Mar Family is super happy to know that you had a good time. Juan is an amazing indivudual and we are lucky to have him as a surf instructor. Glad that you enjoyed the surf with us! Please come back and catch some waves with Del Mar Santa Teresa. Pura Vida! Del Mar Surf... More

Truckee, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Amazing instruction by Luciano! I stayed at Pranamar and met with Luciano every day for surf time. We walked to on the Playa and talked about the ocean, waves, breaks, tides. I felt comfortable and challenged, I was able to ride small waves. I only needed a few more days and I would have progressed even more. He loves to... More

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your surfing experience with Del Mar. Luciano is an amazing person and instructor. We are glad to know that you felt in good hands and in a safe enviroment! We look forward to see you back in the water! Pura Vida, Del Mar Surf Camp... More

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

There aren't enough good things I can say about Del Mar. They're professional, they're passionate about teaching and they're experienced with the waves in Santa Teresa. I had about 10 private lessons with Ricky during my stay. I knew he was a good choice during my first lesson when he explained the rip tide to me on the beach and... More

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you felt safe and well instructed. Ricky will be delighted with your comments. We look forward to see you back surfing with Del Mar! Pura Vida, Del Mar Surf Camp Santa Teresa More

Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Fuimos a una boda y de paso a aprender un poquito de surf, la verdad es que la experiencia no pudo ser mejor, tanto como el instructor como Berni, son personas increibles y muy simpaticas que te ayudan en todo y hace que tu primera experiencia sea inolvidable y con ganas de repetir. Recomiendo a todo el mudno que si... More

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Saludos desde Santa Teresa! Muchas gracias por tu comentario, nos da mucha alegría saber que disfrutaste con la experiencia de... More

Brooklyn, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Had a great time learning to surf with Del Mar. We stayed at Pranamar and had Ismael as our private instructor. He was great! The surfing was a short walk from the hotel, just down the beach. To be honest, i was a bit apprehensive, but Ismael made the entire experience a pleasure!

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Greetings from Del Mar Santa Teresa, Thank you so much for the review. We are delighted to know that you had a good experience surfing with Ismael! We look forward to see you again on the future surfing with Del Mar! Pura Vida, Del Mar Santa Teresa Team More

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