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Kelly's Surf Shop and School

Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1355
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A really nice 2 month internship

I spend two month in Kelly's Surf Shop for an internship in International Trade. It was an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marie P
Amazing tour

This was such an amazing experience, every part of the tour was well planned and the guides were... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Shirin A
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Kelly's Surf House is a exclusive premier Retreat/Sports/Education Center in Tamarindo. We started out as Kelly's Surf Shop, where we specialized in surfing and SUP. We have grown to offer bike tours and rentals as well as as full tour center. Now, we provide the ultimate vacation packages. We focus heavily on giving you a safe, fun, and professional experience. Our staff are real, professionals who take great pride and enjoyment in sharing with those who want to enjoy every second of their experiences. We also have the newest, most extensive equipment selection in Tamarindo for all kinds of activities.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“rent boards” (17 reviews)
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Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1355

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I spend two month in Kelly's Surf Shop for an internship in International Trade. It was an incredible experience overseas. Sebastian was really careful with his staff and do all his best to make my internship unforgettable. Mechas is the sweetest person in Tamarindo, he...More

Thank Marie P
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This was such an amazing experience, every part of the tour was well planned and the guides were very friendly. I definitely recommend signing up for the tour, the activities may seem challenging but they are very fun and for a great price too!

Thank Shirin A
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Tried to like this place, we really tried. And each time was more disappointing than before. First time- We ATTEMPTED to talk to someone about surfing lessons. From the moment we walked in the door, we were pretty much ignored. Asked the guy at the...More

1  Thank batgirl1976
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Rented a surfboard and 2 boogie boards. Decent price and solid equipment. Also helpful that they had a bathroom after a long car ride to tamarindo. Guys at the front desk were very helpful.

1  Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Kind people great teachers We had an amazing experience. We were a family with 3 kids 2 little girls and a teenager they though us how to sruf the surfboards were great we had an amazing time

Thank Ido D
Reviewed August 22, 2017

My girlfriend and I, both novices to surfing, had a blast with our two hour surfing lesson with Mateo. Mateo was very nice, patient, and funny. He kept working with us despite our apparent lack of surfing talent. Mechas fotos also got some great pics...More

Thank Casey C
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We have three boys, ages 9,7, and 4, and had a great first family surf experience with Mateo. He was encouraging to everyone. Best of all, he got me, my husband, and two oldest boys up on our boards. He even played in the waves...More

Thank Elisabeth M
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We rented 5 surfboards here two days while in Tamarindo. I walked around Tamarindo and checked out multiple places before deciding to rent from Kelly's. Kelly's had the best selection of high end surfboards at a reasonable price. The boards were well maintained. Some boards...More

Thank jaseminole
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

While everyone else wanted to surf in Tamarindo, my son wanted to skimboard. We stopped by at least 6 other rental places and none of them had skimboards for rent. Some were selling them, but he already had one at home and we didn't need...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed August 3, 2017

My husband and three children (20, 15, 13) took a private family lesson from Mateo. He was awesome! Very patient with my youngest as she did not want to go out at first. He took her out and helped her get up on the waves!...More

Thank cavallo456
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Questions & Answers
January 6, 2016|
Response from Kelly Z | Property representative |
The cost of a SUP is $20 for 2 hours, $40 day , and $200 week. There are many destinations that you can reach by SUP . Such as Capitan island or thru the estuary. Or can go to flamingo and paddle around there !
October 4, 2015|
Response from Kelly Z | Property representative |
Yes you are provided life jackets. There is a lot of wild life, we have not experienced any crocodile encounters in the area and we do not provoke the wild wife. You will have the experience to view them if you are lucky but... More