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Iguana Surf

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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About Iguana Surf
Iguana Surf is the #1 Tamarindo surf shop since 1989. We have taught over 125,000 surf lessons, have over 150 surfboards for rent, an excellent Tamarindo surf camp, the top tours in Tamarindo and surrounding area, & more. Our surf guides are ISA certified and focus on teaching you the core skills and safety of surfing while having a blast in the ocean. All guides speak English and Spanish. Our shop is located across the street from the main surf break and we also offer surf photography, rash guards, lockers, and merchandise for sale. We have options for surf trips to local breaks nearby and Tamarindo surf camp packages for those looking to surf over a long weekend or week-long stay.
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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo

Experience Tamarindo’s perfect breaks with a 2-hour surf lesson at a legendary beachside shop. Get in the water for the first time and practice paddling, popping up and riding in a forgiving beach break. More experienced surfers can hone their skills by surfing alongside an expert instructor, learning to read the breaking surf while improving technique and form. Riders of all skill levels can soak up the sun on the Pacific Coast and enjoy the security of an experienced surf school that places the emphasis on safety and fun. 
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2 hours
from $46.16

Stellar 3 Day Surf Package

This is an amazing package that will allow the student to follow up and work on his/her skills day by day at a special discounted rate.
- 2 Local Surf Lessons
- Surf Video and Photo Package
- Your Own Personal RashGuard
- Surf Trip to a Nearby Local Break
- Unlimited Board Rentals For the Entire Week
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3 days
from $352.57
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Everyone at Iguana was amazing and we were happy that we chose them for our lessons and rentals. We did surf lessons one morning with Anthony and enjoyed it so much that we immediately booked lessons for the next morning as well. That gave us enough of a base to go back and
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FANTASTIC! Though very busy Iguana Surf was able to call in instructors to facilitate our lessons. With minimal wait their instructor Sabinka had my son his girl friend and I up and surfing... we all had a great time THANK YOU
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Response from Kristina H, Manager at Iguana Surf
Responded Apr 2, 2020
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so happy to know you had a great time surfing with us;) Keep on surfing, and Pura vida!
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My husband and I booked for a surf lesson. The lesson we originally had was a 3pm but due to the low tide, they cancelled that class, but were able to rebook us for the next morning at 9am which has higher tide and better conditions for learning. Sabinka was our instructor and
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Response from Kristina H, Manager at Iguana Surf
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Thank you for your kind review. In Iguana Surf, we safety very seriously. We are very happy that it worked out for you, and you had a good time the next morning. Keep on surfing, and Pura Vida!
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I was at Iguana Surf Camp for about a week and it was great. My instructor, Tomas, was really kind and helped me out a ton. I highly recommend him as a teacher. I had an awesome time and felt the hospitality from the moment I arrived. Thanks for the great experience! Mitch
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Response from Kristina H, Manager at Iguana Surf
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Thanks for the amazing review, Mitch... It was an honor having you here surfing with us. Now that you are back home, please stay inside, be safe, keep healthy. And later we will keep on surfing;) Pura Vida!
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Today my daughter and i took surf lessons through Iguana Surf and we couldn’t have been more pleased! Thomas brought us out and he was fantastic! He was super professional, knowledgeable and engaging. I loved the fact he was so patient with us and was full of positive
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Response from Kristina H, Manager at Iguana Surf
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Thank you for the great review;) Keep on surfing!!!
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