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About Pato's Surf School
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!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surf school! Easy to follow along the instructions, knowledgeable instructors. And the people are super friendly and helpful! Definitely a great place to start to learn how to surf!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 980matildaj
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Everyone at Pato's Surf School is very friendly and they are great at teaching surf lessons to beginners. We have never surfed before and we were able to practice for several days after our lesson and we loved it. Highly recommend you try surfing while...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank GinaMazzucco
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

My adult daughter and I had a lesson with Joel. Neither of us had ever surfed and we were surfing in short order! So much fun! The instruction was excellent. You can also purchase pictures for a additional charge from a professional photographer. The pics...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed April 3, 2019

Our party of 5 had a great time learning with Johel and Nelson last week. The entire process from scheduling with Kate, to the lessons, to practicing over the next few days was simply perfect. The entire crew at Pato's was knowledgeable, approachable, and fun...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ss81881run
Reviewed March 31, 2019

I absolutely loved Patos. Kate was our main contact from the beginning of our planning. She was detailed, prompt, friendly, flexible. The instructors we had were all amazing. Their teaching style was simple, step by step, and great for first timers and people you have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angelina R
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

It was great to have the option to rent the board after the classes. Surf teacher was nice and patient. The only thing is that it was not mentionned on their website that we can rent the board up to an hour a day. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mac2878
Reviewed March 6, 2019

I rented boards from Pato's surf school during my time in Costa Rica and couldn't have been more pleased. Kate and Pato were so friendly and helpful, and one of their instructors (Joel) made sure I got some great waves. I recommend them highly!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Swinginsurfer
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

We spent 5 days in sámara and on the first day we did a surf lesson. Our 8 and 9 year olds loved it and we ALL got up and rode some waves!!! It was so much fun! We got to use the boards and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eriny716
Reviewed February 28, 2019

My son and I took surf lessons and had a great time. We loved that we could use the surf boards and boogie boards anytime for the duration of our visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mattjaemie
Reviewed February 18, 2019

We rented boards and took lessons over the Christmas break, a very busy time in Costa Rica. We never felt rushed at all at Pato's! Super friendly and helpful. Fun to socialize with others. Our teenager loved it. Marc Belmonte took photos of us at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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