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“Very good surf lessons” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Del Mar Surf Camp

Del Mar Surf Camp
Playa Hermosa, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
1-855-8-335-627
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Ranked #7 of 62 activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps, Sports Camps/ Clinics
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Very good surf lessons”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The instructors were excellent and gave some great step by step instructions for the absolute beginners in the group, and some top tips for the slightly more experienced. Can't really fault anything apart from the lack of initial choice of boards. Myself and another guy with previous experience of surfing were given long boards, despite requesting shorter boards. Still, we had good fun all the same.

Visited May 2013
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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Greetings from Del Mar Surf Camp,

Thank you so much for the review and feedback. We are glad that you liked the instruction and received good service.

We deeply apologize about your request not being attended with the surf boards.

Your feedback will make us improve!

Thanks and Pura vida..
Del Mar Surf Camp Team
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“Amazing experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

After an already action packed tour of Costa Rica, this was the icing on the cake.
Sebastian and Walter were fantastic instructors and had the whole group standing up riding the waves in no time. I wish I could have stayed longer and surfed some more!!

Big thanks to you guys for such an amazing experience!

Liam, UK.

Visited April 2013
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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Greetings from Del Mar Surf Camp!

Pura Vida! we are so glad that you had a good time surfing. Hopefully next time you will have more time and enjoy more surf instruction with us!

We appreciate your review. Gracias
Del Mar Team
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“Excellent surf instruction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Sebastian gave great instruction on how to surf. My mother and I both tried for our first time, and had a great time. He paid attention to what we needed help with and gave very good instructions. I would definitely go back. Thanks to Sebastian & Del Mar!

Visited April 2013
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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Greetings from Del Mar Surf Camp,

Thanks for your kind review. That is so amazing that you came to experience surfing with your mom and that both of you had a good time. Come back and visit us again!
Pura Vida,
Del Mar Team
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Fantastic Family Surf Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We just returned from a fabulous trip to Costa Rica.

Carlos was so helpful in making arrangements for our family of four with two teenagers. Our 2 bedroom/2 bath condo at Bahia Azul was very comfortable and steps from the beach. Our hostess Monica was extremely helpful in transporting us to and from the condo for meals and surf lessons. She went out of her way to get us to the grocery too! Monica made arrangements for delicious meals at local restaurants.

Our surf lessons with Sebastian and Walter were fantastic! They were so patient and encouraging with all of us, especially our kids. We loved viewing our pictures on the CD from Monica. We would request these instructors again- they made a great team.

Our canopy zip line tour was also a highlight. Los Suenos tour company made sure that we were fitted properly and gave clear instructions. We had a blast.

We can't wait to return, and we highly recommend Del Mar Surf Camp.

Visited March 2013
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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Greetings from Del Mar Surf Camp!

Gracias for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that your FAMILY trip was good and that all members in the family had a good time. Sebastian and Walter not only fun characters but amazing people to be around. We understand that you would love to request them again.

Del Mar Family looks forward to receive your family again and show them a good time!
Pura Vida,
Del Mar team
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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“Couldn't ask for more...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Wow. My face still has a huge smile on it from this trip. From start to finish this Surf Camp did a stellar job. All of the staff was friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Reservation questions were taken care of quickly by Carlos. The camp host, Monica, was so friendly and a great tour guide as well. She was always willing to take us to town or any place we needed to go. She was great company during our dinners out and helped us navigate to local scene. My surf lessons were awesome. Jefferson was patient and helpful. He was always willing to give a high five for encouragement and gave suggestions in a kind manner. The hotel was great, too. The food was excellent and the accommodations were just what I needed after a day in the sun. The only disappointment was that the Wi-Fi was not the best and did not reach my room, although I was able to use it in the bar. Del Mar Surf Camp gave me everything I wanted (and more) and I can't wait to go back! Pura Vida!

Visited March 2013
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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Greetings from Del Mar Surf Camp,

Thank you, thank you for your awesome words. We are delighted to hear that you went home with a big SMILE!
We really look forward to see you back in Costa Rica and see you improving your surfing and spending some more pura vida time!

Pura Vida,
Del Mar Surf Camp Team
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