We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (79)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“surf school”(70 reviews)
“green waves”(9 reviews)
“great lesson”(9 reviews)
Mts Este de la Escuela Publica 150 | On the beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 8817 2203
Improve This Listing
Reviews (364)
Filter reviews
293 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews surf school green waves great lesson hour lesson learn how body boards great group of guys following days an excellent teacher perfect place to learn super friendly safety tips samara beach awesome experience these guys pura vida next morning
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 293 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend had a 1,5h beginner lession with Didier and we learned all important rules and even managed to surf a wave after this short time. Highly recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sumato79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lesson, teachers are very nice and experienced. Not so easy as expected, we have to keep on it, great and unforgettable 2 hours

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RindiF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both me and my girlfriend learned how to surf in and hour and a half thanks to Didiere. He will make sure you know everything you need to know as a beginner and what to look for when renting boards other places. Also when you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Magnus E
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I had an incredible time learning to surf withPaul. I’m an international adventure guide and my standards are high! You’ll be really glad you went for it!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katelyn S
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Wow, this school has really good surfing instructors. Very friendly, patient and professional! We did surfing for the first time and after 45 min of information and exercice we practise in the sea. They really take time for you and help you with everything. After...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eva-Maria_Bischof
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I can only re-iterate what so many people have described in detail here already. Samara is a great place for surfing beginners as it boasts "100% perfect conditions" to quote Didier (100% perfect waves, 100% no sharks or sting rays etc.). The waves are anything...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KRF_UK
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience at C&C surf school and would definitely recommend it to others. Samara Beach is the perfect place to learn to surf; it is possible to stand pretty far out, between tides the waves are tame enough for beginners (there is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank atlantis012
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We went to C&C surf school for a first time lesson for me and my 9 year old daughter. Didier was our instructor and he was awesome! After thorough instructions on safety, waxing boards, how to ride a surfboard, he took us to a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank takeatrip S
Reviewed July 17, 2018

nice place to hang out and Surf . friendly stuff and in the near lots of restaurant to get something to eat. perfect beach for beginners

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KamiVi
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Didier was very professional and personable. Great experience, very informative, and thoroughly explains the surf etiquette so that one feels comfortable their first time alone.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lucas G
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 nearby hotels
Hotel Casa Valeria Samara
65 reviews
.02 miles away
Rancho De La Playa
137 reviews
.07 miles away
Hotel Samara Beach
145 reviews
.13 miles away
Mirador de Samara
94 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 88 nearby restaurants
Samara Organics Mercado Organico
186 reviews
.09 miles away
Bouticafe Bohemia
112 reviews
.08 miles away
Casa maxou
93 reviews
.08 miles away
Oh Lala
297 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 65 nearby attractions
Samara-Carrillo Info Center
667 reviews
.04 miles away
85 reviews
.15 miles away
Samara Beach
1,389 reviews
.05 miles away
Natural Center Tours
41 reviews
.08 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
February 28, 2017|
Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
C & C surf school isn't a hotel. Just surf lessons. I stayed at Villas Tangerine when I was in Samara. I suggest you check it out and see my review for it
January 30, 2017|
Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, I paid $62 cause its all I had on me at the time. I believe a private lesson is really $70 but they did it for me for less. And that includes the use of the board for the next few days so you can... More