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“Pato and Kate will take care of you!!! AMAZING EXPERIENCE!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pato's Surf School

Pato's Surf School
300 M East of Police Station | On the Beach in Camping Los Cocos, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 8761 4638
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Ranked #6 of 24 activities in Playa Samara
Type: Water sports
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Owner description: When it comes to enjoying everything that Playa Samara has to offer, Pato's Surf School is your one stop shop for all things surfing, SUP boarding, kayaking, and more. With talented and experienced instructors and guides, your time with us will be memorable and enjoyable. Whether it's catching waves, enjoying a sunset kayak or SUP tour, or receiving a relaxing massage, we are excited to be a part of your Costa Rica experience.​ Not only are we a surf school, but a place full of positive energy. Come relax, play, meet new friends, or practice spanish!
Leavenworth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pato and Kate will take care of you!!! AMAZING EXPERIENCE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We found Pato Surf school because we were staying next door at Locanda. We immediately fell in love with Pato and Kate who run the school. Not to mention it was the best deal ever. We rented surf/boogie boards for our whole family for a weekly price and it absolutely MADE our trip to Samara. They are thoughtful and thorough with their instruction, starting first on the sand, and then progressing to the water. PLUS, Pato teaches in Spanish and Kate in English which was so fun for us to hear it in both languages. The waves at Samara are PERFECT for beginners; even our 4 and 5 year olds got up on their first try!!! I can't say enough nice things about this wonderful surf school and the people who run it. We hated to leave. Thank you!!!!

Visited November 2012
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Leitrim, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Had a great time. Very heplful and most of all always there to provide you with boards. Thanks guys.

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Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Surfing made the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

My two teenage boys and husband took lessons from Pato's and returned 3 more days to surf. It was the most memorable part of our trip. Excellent English speaking instruction, friendly staff, and boards were always available. Rash guard shirts too. Lesson was $30, then free boards all week. Best investment of the trip. Also, Find the tide tables at the Samara site and plan your day around them,as you can only surf at certain times. Ask for instructor Frankie!

Visited December 2011
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 112 cities Reviews in 112 cities
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
“Best surfing And best deal on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011 via mobile

Pato's is at the quiet end of the beach so you get the waves to yourself. The guys that teach you how to surf are good teachers, nice guys and speak great English. They also have the best deal - $25 for a lesson + 7 days board hire.

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