Tamarindo Tours
Stellar 3 Day Surf Package
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Stellar 3 Day Surf Package

By Iguana Surf
Recommended by 96% of travelers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 5-99, max of 2 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English, French, Spanish
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Surf Boards
  • Wax for the Surf Boards
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • Iguana Surf Camp & Surf Shop, 152, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8153P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8153P2

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    • Iguana Surf
      2,928
      Tamarindo, Costa Rica
      Joined in February 2011
    • 716megt
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An Amazing Surfing Experience
      I purchased two days of private surf lessons and a photo package on the second day. I highly recommend private lessons if it's your first time surfing. I had never surfed before, and I was a bit nervous as a solo female traveler. However, it was such a fun experience and now I'm hooked on surfing. Grettel was my instructor both days and I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. The waves were a bit rougher than usual when I was there but she constantly checked in on me, and always prioritized my safety and the safety of those around us. She was a phenomenal coach, and I was standing up by the end of the first session. She was great at providing feedback for things I could improve on and celebrated with me each time I caught a wave and "surfed". The gentleman who shot my photos on the second day captured images that made me look like I knew what I was doing! Iguana Surf also offers a discount on surfing lessons if you book a tour with them which I did. I booked a Scuba Diving trip and a Rincon de la Vieja excursion and both times Iguana Surf was amazing at coordinating everything. Iguana Surf is a fantastic business and has incredibly knowledgable staff. I'm so glad I booked with Iguana Surf and met Grettel! I can't wait to go back.
      Written June 22, 2024
    • Getaway578840
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Private surf lessons
      Me and my 6 year old went here for surf lessons. The staff was very accommodating, and I was surprised when they told me that my 6 year old could have lessons. We both caught a bunch of waves thanks to the great instruction we received. Danger was my instructor and he was excellent. He broke everything down into simple concepts and communicated feedback very well. My son loved it and had an awesome time. They were great with kids.
      Written June 21, 2024
    • Q1684ZOkatier
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thank you Gretel!
      Gretel was a great instructor! I signed up for a private lesson and she helped me catch so many waves, I lost count. She always made me feel comfortable and at the end of my lesson she even helped my kids catch a few waves too! Such a fun experience!
      Written June 20, 2024
    • jennybS6385WM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great at teaching kids to surf!
      Luis was an amazing instructor for our 9 year old daughter. He helped give a push to catch the wave and she got up immediately. She had a blast!
      Written June 19, 2024
    • F5308RPmelissaf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best surf lessons in Tamarindo!
      We had a great experience. We felt more comfortable going with an establishment vs all the offerings on the beach and it was essentially the same price. We even went back and rented boards to practice a couple days later. (They offer a great discount on renting boards if you take a lesson with them) Manfred was our instructor and he was amazing! Very patient and had us up riding the waves in no time. We will be back!
      Written June 18, 2024
    • 50brookeo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Surf lessons
      My daughter (8 yo) and I took four days of lessons with Manuel and Grettel. Both of them were fantastic with kids! It was my daughter's first time surfing and they were so patient and encouraging. They were super helpful with tips to improve my skills since I had already had some previous experience. Everyone at the surf shop was really kind and made it a great experience. We had the best time and I would highly recommend them!
      Written June 17, 2024
    • robertlmullen74
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family surf fun!
      Took my family of 5, 3 teenagers out for our essentially first time surfing and Kurt and Fifo took great care of us, found us a nice spot down the beach and everyone got to ride some tasty waves. We did the senior private group lesson. Highly recommend this place and Kurt and Fifo enough! Pura vida!
      Written June 14, 2024
    • 628annabellam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing and Fun!
      Our instructors, Kurt and Fifo, are INCREDIBLE at what they do. They knew to relocate us to a more mellow section of the beach and guided us through the whole process. They were light hearted, fun, and attentive the whole time. Highly recommend!
      Written June 14, 2024
    • Tomzonator
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing…should have done this 20yrs ago
      Kurt was my instructor and he was amazing. I have tried to surf many times and never stood up, with kurt i stood up almost straight away. I wish i did this lesson 20yrs ago. Iguana gets good reviews and they are deserved.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • Cruiser30725140123
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience.
      Kiku was great, professional and fun. The rest of the staff was helpful and experienced. My 2 daughters and I had a great time!
      Written June 13, 2024
    • michaelbS4743UQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Iguana Surf is AMAZING!!!
      The entire team at Iguana Surf is amazing! Our group of 27 had Kurt, Manuel, and Manfred crushing it with our advance group while Luis, Grettle, and Manrique helped spark a passion for surfing in our beginners. All the while Stephanie was incredibly easy to work with at the main desk making the board selection and sign in and out process crazy easy and smooth! Thank you, Iguana Surf!!!
      Written June 12, 2024
    • 792gracieg
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Learning how to surf
      My instructor was Kurt and he told me how to ride the board and i caught on very quickly it was very fun to surf. It was very hard getting back out but kinda easy to surf.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • gdebnam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      I took my son to Tamarindo for surf lessons and we had an amazing time. Oscar was our instructor and I would highly recommend him and Iguana if you are looking for a great experience. My 13 year old son was standing on a longboard immediately and had the time of his life.
      Written June 11, 2024
    • missic2019
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best surf company in Tamarindo!
      Such a wonderful experience! I had only surfed a few times and my boyfriend had never tried so we weren't sure how it would go, Gretel and Steph both greeted us very warmly and were so welcoming and kind. The lesson was great and we both stood up several times, it was really fun and we felt very encouraged. I ended up feeling a bit sick and they were so kind and went out of their way to make tea which really just showed they truly care about the wellbeing of each guest. We will definitely be back!
      Written June 9, 2024
    • C6797DVjackc
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome lessons
      We had two 12 year old girls take a lesson. The instructors were awesome and both girls had a great time and learned some new techniques.
      Written June 8, 2024
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    jessicabelding
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Solo
    This has been our favorite surf trip. Everyone at Iguana Surf went out of their way to ensure we had an amazing experience! Booking the trip with Warwick was a breeze. He responded very quickly to every email and ensured all our reservations were made prior to arriving. While we were there, he provided top notch service and was very approachable to make sure we enjoying ourselves. Oscar checked us in and gave us a tour of the property which is so clean and beautiful. Luca was my surf instructor for the week. He was always very encouraging and enthusiastic. He listened to what my goals were and made sure I achieved them. I will always remember the fun and laughter Luca and I shared. Fifo was my husband’s surf instructor. He was very patient and displayed the pura vida vibe. The restaurant staff and surf shop staff were always pleasant to be around and very welcoming. We highly recommend the surf boutique hotel, the surf instruction and the restaurant. We will 💯 stay here again!! Thank you all for helping us celebrate our 21st anniversary and for going above and beyond to make this a trip we will never forget.
    Written March 25, 2024
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    Wow!! Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We are so happy that we were able to make your 21st anniversary one that you will never forget!! We hope you come back to celebrate another anniverary with us again soon!! Pura Vida :)
    Written March 28, 2024
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    Pei-Yun T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    The one week surf camp was a lot of fun and also very tiring! The lodging was comfortable and daily breakfast was nice to have. Douglas and the staff were also helpful with recommendations and arrangements. Our instructor Manfred (Fifo) was very friendly and overall fantastic. He has a breadth of knowledge about surfing and the tides and I felt safe being in the ocean. He’s very communicative and I got a lot of feedback to improve my popup stance, turns, mistakes, and general tips. I could also see my partner making improvements in positioning for a wave. Definitely learned a lot and will continue practicing. I would highly recommend Manfred and Iguana surf to anyone looking for surf lessons or a surf camp! Pura vida!
    Written September 9, 2023
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    Thank you for such a fabulous review!! We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such a great job and we are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time at our surf camp! We look forward to having you come and catch some more waves with us again soon! Pura Vida:)
    Written September 13, 2023
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    alesato
    Gardabaer, Iceland27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Family
    We are family of four. Our youngest one that is 10 years old was in great hands the whole time but we did a five day package. Her instructor name is Kevin and he is absolutely great with kids! We really recommend him. Our daughter had such a great time with him. She also learned couple of tricks and in the end she was going through the waves like a pro 🙌🏻
    Written July 15, 2022
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    Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We are so glad you had such a great time and we love to hear that our instructors do such a great job! We hope you come back to catch more waves with us soon! Pura Vida :)
    Written July 18, 2022
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    Ryan L
    Fort Collins, CO65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    I had a great week of surfing in Tamarindo with Iguana. I took lessons every other day and I was able to take out a board on the other days to practice what I’d learned. Manuel was a great instructor. Very calm and explained things very well, including a safety briefing on the beach that made me feel like he cared about my safety and the safety of other people on the water. I would definitely come back and work with Manuel. He’s far better than some other instructors I’ve had int he past.

    The whole Iguana operation is really good and organized Great communication, like getting email confirmations so that you know they actually have you booked for lessons. I’ve had lessons at other surf shops where they seem surprised that I’m there for the lesson I had already scheduled. The location is great. Just pick up your board from the shop, walk across the street, and you’re right there at the beach. No need to carry walk all over the place with a surfboard. Free lockers are available at the shop so you don't have to worry about leaving things at the beach while you're on the water.

    In addition to surfing, Iguana can also set up other tours (like turtle nesting tour, e-foiling, and more). Again, with the same level of organization and communication. If we wanted to book something, Warwick would set it up, send us a confirmation, and send us a link to pay online. Very smooth.
    I will definitely be back at Iguana the next time I’m in Tamarindo.
    Written December 17, 2023
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    WOW!!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful and detailed review! Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation!! We always love to hear our surf instructors and surf shop staff do such a great job!! We hope you come back and catch more waves with us again soon!! Pura Vida :)
    Written December 18, 2023
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    Will T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time ever surfing for myself and three teenage daughters. Great vibe and friendly on arrival. Although it was pouring rain “Fifo” gave us an amazing on land tutorial and once we were ready he and Marlon took us out on the water and during a storm we were all able to get up and feel comfortable and somewhat confident on the boards. They were amazing - friendly, encouraging and professional. We are very much looking forward to our next two days of lessons and surfing. Book with Iguana and ask for “Fifo” - you won’t be disappointed!
    Written August 1, 2023
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    Wow! Thank you for such a fabulous review!! We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such a great job! Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it. We look forward to having you come and catch some more waves with us again soon! Pura Vida:)
    Written August 7, 2023
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    Belinda L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    The waves were perfect for beginners. Kurt, the instructor, was very laid back and informative. We booked the 3 day surf package which included a shirt, photos and unlimited surf board rentals. The beach had a soft sandy floor so it did not hurt to wipe out while learning. The staff were all cheerful. They include a rash guard to use while surfing. The experience on the shoulder season exceeded our ecpectations...not a lot of people in the water, and the little rains did not interfere with the surfing schedule.
    Written November 2, 2023
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    Wow!! Thank you for your wonderful review! We always love to hear that our instructors do such a great job, and your satisfaction makes every effort worth it! We hope to have you come catch some more waves with us again soon :)Pura Vida.
    Written November 8, 2023
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    Aysha
    Fernie, Canada69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had only planned to come one afternoon, but had so much fun with Luis that we booked 3 more days!

    Lots of surf schools shame you into using hard top boards because it’s “real surfing” but the soft top boards let you stand up and ride waves much faster. Lots of other teens were struggling to even catch a single wave, my son was riding 10 times the waves. Now he is ready to try the “real” board because he is hooked. That wouldn’t have been the case if he had experienced the frustration the other teens were experiencing.

    The staff is friendly and helpful, the location is great! Right across from parking, right across from an easy break!
    Written August 21, 2022
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    Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We are so glad you had such a great time and we love to hear that our instructors do such a great job! We hope you come back to catch more waves with us soon! Pura Vida :)
    Written August 23, 2022
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    Amanda
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    My boyfriend and I did two lessons with Jonathon, and they were AMAZING. We’ve both taken lesson in the past (where we mostly we’re just rocked by waves) but after Johnathons lessons something just clicked.

    They way he described getting up on the board and the best techniques for catching waves made such a difference.

    After our lessons, we end up renting boards and catching waves on our own for the first time ever! If your in Tamarindo, get surf lessons from iguana surf and get them with Jonathan
    Written March 7, 2023
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    Wow! What a fabulous review! Thank you so much for your great review and recommendation! We always love to hear that our instructors do such a great job :) We hope to have you come and catch some more waves with us again soon! Pura Vida!
    Written March 8, 2023
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    Elvisbabe13
    Terre Haute, IN13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the best experience ever! We had 3 fabulous days of surfing and went from beginner status to intermediate, surfing great waves! Danger Dave was an amazing instructor; patient, helpful, and fun to hang out with. He spent the time to make us comfortable and provided the guidance and friendship! The 3-day package is the way to go! Also, Tasha helped us in the shop and was kind and helpful! We cannot recommend this shop and this package enough! The package even came with free board rentals, a free t-shirt, and awesome photos of the surfing! If you’re considering lessons, just do it!!!
    Written September 16, 2023
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    Thank you for such a fabulous review!! We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such a great job! We look forward to having you come and catch some more waves with us again soon! Pura Vida:)
    Written September 17, 2023
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    Mattie E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    We are a family of 4 with 2 parents and 2 kids ages 9 and 13. We expanded our trip beyond 3 days to 7 days and I'm really glad we did. Our surf instructors were fantastic; I have never had so much success surfing! I was very comfortable with my 2 kids going with their instructor at the same time that parents went out with another. My kids are both good swimmers and comfortable in the water, and their instructor did such a great job with both of them and managed their different skill levels of surfing. They both made so much progress! The accommodations are very comfortable and centrally located right across from the beach and easy walk to many shops and restaurants. The included breakfast is good at the friendly restaurant right on site.
    Written November 1, 2021
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    Thank you very much for your amazing review and recommendation! We love to know that our surf instructors do such a great job :) We look forward to having you come catch some waves with us again soon- Pura Vida!
    Written November 2, 2021
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