Jaco Tours
Recommended by 94% of travelers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 3-90, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish
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  • Board rental for the day when you do a lesson with us.
  • Rash guard, 2 beach chairs and umbrella.
  • 2 hours surf lesson


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Calle Bohío, C. Bohío, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica
    Google maps Jaco Surf School. Arrive 15/ 20 mins before lesson. Please note free pick ups are available within a 1 (one) Kilometer radius of Jaco. If traveler is located outside of 1 KM radius we can pick them up with a fee which will be confirmed depending on location.
Pickup details
  • Please note free pick ups are available within a 1 (one) Kilometer radius of Jaco. If traveler is located outside of 1 KM radius we can pick them up with a fee which will be confirmed depending on location. Easiest way is enter in Google Maps Jaco Surf School. We are located in Calle Bohío which is a one way street. Once you enter Calle Bohío you will pass by a river, continue driving and we’ll be at the corner. Look for a sign Jaco Surf School.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 232642P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      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: 232642P1

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      • Jaco Surf School
        193
        Jaco, Costa Rica
        Joined in December 2011
      • toddlY2487MI
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very patient and fun guys to learn to surf with.
        This was a great company to surf with. Two of us went for lessons for the day and as we were beginners they were very patient with us. Taught us the 5 steps of surfing that made us feel comfortable. Also provided us with rash guards to wear on the boards so we did not get scrapped.
        Written March 21, 2024
      • 601denisaa
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best one!
        We have our first lesson here and can't be better. Tony - our teacher was so helpful and have lot of patience with us. We spend there two more days, guys from there were so friendly and really good surfers. I saw other company at the beach but nobody was like them. Good vibes, just Pura vida.
        Written December 29, 2019
      • olgacubas
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My 9 year old learned how to surf in a day
        I have to admit these guys know what they’re doing. Javier taught my 9 year old daughter first off and then in the water... less then half an hour later she was surfing!!! He was kind, patient and looking after her safety at all times! I do recommend this school if you have small children... I really didn’t expect much the first day but look at the pictures... I couldn’t believe it myself! Oh, and they lent us nice seats with umbrellas for my husband and myself for the whole day and lent us a surf board until the next day if she wanted to practice again!
        Written December 14, 2019
      • Ahavaek
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing surfing lessons!
        None in our family had ever surfed before and we all we able to stand up! Had the best experience with amazing staff who were super friendly and knowledgeable. No matter what level you are at Jaco Surf School is the place to go for an amazing Costa Rica adventure.
        Written November 30, 2019
      • bensnowboadin
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jaco surf trip
        We learned in just a few minutes how to SURF!!! These great dudes are local hands on friendly professionals who know their stuff. 4 of us went from beginners to surfing every day. Stood up and rode at ease. They have the secret and will show you how. It’s a motion and foot placement that’s the skill. Thanks guys!! Ben Laura Scott Scotty.
        Written November 17, 2019
      • Scott K
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awsome experience
        Some friends and I were in Jaco for vacation and decided to take surfing lessons. While there are a few choices on the beach we decided to go with Jaco surf school. They were great! The instruction we received was able to get us in the water and up on a board quickly. All of the guys that work there are really cool and made it a great experience for all of us. Highly recommend! Thanks guys!
        Written November 17, 2019
      • 951gooseman
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience!
        We stayed in Jaco for a week just last month. My 13 year old son wanted to try surfing, but was worried he couldn’t do it. On only his second wave he was up and surfing. All the guys with Jaco Surf school were helpful, friendly, kind and amazing teachers. I forget the name of the instructor (darn it), but he even took my son out for a few more extra waves after his lesson was done. Just wish I’d taken a lesson also.
        Written November 9, 2019
      • AmandineA51
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing surf lesson !
        It was my first surf lesson and i loved it. They proposed me one private lesson at the price of a group one because of the low season. Instructors are wonderful and funny. I stand up quiet fast, thanks to the encouragement of my instructor. They let me keep the board all day and even proposed me to give it back the next morning. I would definitively recommend them. Pura vida !
        Written November 1, 2019
      • mcmoodoo
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Boundless courtesy around the corner!
        These guys are awesome. Not only they rented us boards for more than 24 hours, but they let us kept them overnight so we can go surf in the morning, they also gave us free shirts. These guys are awesome.
        Written October 22, 2019
      • marie0207
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Surfing with the best!
        They gave us a really good explanation, out and in the ocean as well. Very friendly surf instructors with a really nice vibe, had a great time!!!
        Written October 20, 2019
      • Underthesea11
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience
        I took lessons there with my sister and we had an awesome time! The guys working there were very knowledgeable and friendly, we definitely learned a lot. We even saw some whales!! Thanks to the guys and especially Andre for teaching us how to catch some waves 🤙
        Written October 19, 2019
      • Olivia V
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very passionate and nice people
        Alot of fun, would recommend, great advice for beginners. People are very nice and love to help out.
        Written October 18, 2019
      • Stefanie H
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Surf trip
        The surf school and the Place is Perfect for all Levels. Its always Funny and Good teachers for learning fast. Small Groups so you dont get lost. Definetly would go there a Second time. Pura Vida🤙
        Written October 15, 2019
      • BiekeW23
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great surf lesson!
        Today I went surfing with Jaco Surf School. For me, it was the first time on a surfboard and at the end of the lesson I managed to get up on my own. This thanks to my excellent instructor, Javier. So, I can really recommand Jaco Surf School to everyone who wants to surf in Jaco!
        Written September 9, 2019
      • JogsterQ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very well adapted for beguinners
        If've surfed at Jaco 3 times in the last 5 years, and used Jaco Surf School each time. The price is very reasonable, and the staff make easy for anyone regardless of fitness level. Highly recommended.
        Written August 30, 2019
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      5.0
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      Garky66
      Westfield, IN5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My two teens aged 18 and 15 both took surf lessons while my wife and I enjoyed watching from the chairs with umbrella that Jaco Surf School provided. Both kids enjoyed having personalized attention on land and in the water. They were in the water soon after a brief time on shore learning the basics. They were happy to get in the water soon. Both kids were able to get up and surf in short order based on the coaching. My son began forgetting what he was taught, so the instructor brought him back on land after a little while. (This was after successfully surfing). The instructor provided some on land coaching, and my son was quickly back in the water successfully surfing again. Both kids were able to rent boards later during our vacation to surf. They feel they have the basic skills needed to surf again when they have the opportunity. The instructors were very patient and helpful! And, the chairs with umbrella was a nice added bonus!
      Written February 8, 2021
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      Dear Garky66, Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and be part of this cool experience with you guys and the kids. We love what we do and it shows in our work. We hope To have you back again soon.
      Written February 9, 2021
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      Amanda
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022 • Solo
      Had previous surf experience (beginner level), however Francisco offered the best instruction I’ve received thus far and corrected some of my bad habits to make me a better surfer! Provides a great learning environment, attitude, and instruction for an overall amazing experience.
      As an additional bonus, being a native of Costa Rica he goes above and beyond to share the best restaurants, views, and experiences in Jaco that are off the beaten “tourist trap” path. Top notch local business, highly recommend.
      Written April 1, 2022
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      Dear p9674 Hamandab, Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. We love what we do and it shows in our work and dedication. We hope to have you back again soon and we invite you to follow us on Instagram at JacoSurfSchool
      Written April 2, 2022
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      Tom M
      Annandale, VA1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2021 • Solo
      Andres and Moe were great teachers and made sure all the students were safe and enjoyed themselves. There is a brief lesson on the beach and then you get right out and start learning how to catch waves. I would recommend doing this earlier in your trip and just make it a beach day, you can use their boards all day if you want.
      Written February 21, 2021
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      Dear tmassie06, Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you and for writing us this review. We love what we do and our passion shows in our work. We invite you to follow us on Instagram at JacoSurfSchool See you soon and pura vida.
      Written February 22, 2021
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      SaltyQ
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2020 • Friends
      Javier and all the staff are the best. We did two lessons over 4 days and they got us up riding waves in the first hour. Best price in town and the lessons include a board rental for 24 hours plus beach chairs and an umbrella for the whole day. Highly recommend and would definitely go back.
      Written January 3, 2021
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      Dear Saltyq, Thank you for putting your trust in us and giving us the opportunity to serve you. We love what we do and we are always looking for ways to improve our offering, thus your comments are highly appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Pura Vida,
      Written January 4, 2021
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      Daniela C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2021 • Couples
      My boyfriend and I took surfing lessons while in Jaco and we loved the experience! I was a little scared because I do not know how to swim but Javier reassured me that I would be safe and I definitely felt safe the entire time!! I was up and surfing on the board within the first try after Javier’s instructions which was so much fun. 100% recommend taking lessons and trying this activity out! Their entire team was super helpful and knowledgeable. If you come to Jaco, you MUST try a lesson with Jaco Surf School. Thank you so much guys!
      Written February 4, 2021
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      Dear Danycato1337, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to part of your trip. We love what we do and it shows in our work. We welcome to follow us on IG at JacoSurfSchool Pura vida and see you soon,
      Written February 5, 2021
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      TheTripHelper
      New Albany, OH26 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Several members of our family wanted to try surfing for the first time and we had a great experience here. Francisco gave us his full attention, provided lots of advice, demonstrated clearly, and stayed with us throughout our lesson. He even got a second instructor to go into the water with us so the three of us could have plenty of attention. There wasn't any rush on lesson time and we were able to surf as long as we had the energy to keep trying. When done, we enjoyed the chairs and tent for the rest of the afternoon. Overall, we all had fun and enjoyed, so we're happy to recommend this group to others.
      Written January 11, 2023
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      Dear Thetriphelper, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of this great experience which is surfing and also for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to have you back again soon. Feel free to follow us on Instagram at Jaco surf School. Pura vida,
      Written January 12, 2023
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      Cole M
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Couples
      Javier provided a terrific experience. I have long boarding experience on small waves, and my wife has no experience. Javier was able to get my wife surfing within 2 waves, and he provided me with additional pointers to get me onto bigger waves. We LOVED the experience!
      Written August 6, 2023
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      Cole, thank you for your comments. I'm glad that the instructors helped you advance in your surfing skills and you enjoyed the experience. We hope you choose to take a surf lesson with Jaco Surf School in the future.
      Written August 10, 2023
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      clint c
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Family
      My family and I took lessons with Francisco and Joel. They were great at explaining the technique and safety details. They took us to an area better suited for rookies from Texas, which made everything more doable for beginners (they even paid for the cab there and back). We were all able to get up and surf quite a few waves. I highly recommend them.
      Written July 19, 2022
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      Dear Clintc996, Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. We are stoked you had a great time with us and we welcome the opportunity to welcome you back.
      Written July 20, 2022
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      Wendy W
      Boston, MA3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My friends and I had great time taking the 2 hours surfing lesson at Jaco surf school. The instructor is very patient and helpful. I’m a beginner and he taught me some basics and finally be able to stand up on the surf board in the end. It was a lot of fun and I’m 100% recommend this experience to anyone going to Jaco!
      Written January 11, 2023
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      Dear Wendy, Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and for sharing your experience with us. We hope to have you back again soon. Feel free to follow us on instagram at Jaco Surf School Pura vida,
      Written January 12, 2023
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      Agustin R
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      The teachers are great, I took a 2h class and it was fantastic. I went from knowing nothing to standing up almost at every wave. (The small ones) They can speak English and even French,
      Would 100% recommend
      Written November 25, 2023
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      Thank you for your comments. We're glad that you thought the teachers did a good job and that you were able to stand up on the board. We hope you choose to take a surf lesson with us again in the future.
      Written November 26, 2023
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