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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Caribbean Surf School & Shop

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
About Caribbean Surf School & Shop
We love to surf and we surf with love. Learn how to surf with Caribbean Surf School. We have waves for all levels, from Salsa Brava, the heaviest wave in Costa Rica, right outside our Surf Shop, to the perfect beginner waves of Black Beach to the fast beach break at Cocles and the classic longboarding waves of Punta Uva. Just come and try it!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our surfing lesson yesterday was our highlight of our entire Costa Rica trip. Hershel was WONDERFUL - so chilled, fun, happy , smiley , caring and looked after us extremely well. We were given great rash vets and boards to use and a lift to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Caribbeansurfschool, Manager at Caribbean Surf School & Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much guys! It was great having you with us. See you next time! Pura Vida

Reviewed August 25, 2019

We took a morning lesson from Hershel earlier this month - in August. We felt a bit uncertain beforehand, especially that us adults would be able to get anywhere with it -but we decided it's now or never and we're so glad we did. He...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

Herschel and his friend Beto gave myself and two teens a great lesson - and some of us definitely needed more instruction than others! We were in the water and surfing (or something like it) for a couple of hours with pretty much one-on-one attention....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

It was a great idea to ride our first waves with Hershel. He is patient and motivating. After a few minutes we went in the ocean and had success! We saw his passion, got that fire too and booked the next day another 2 lessons....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to Puerto Viejo already wanting to surf. I had done it a couple times and he was a complete beginner. We got a recommendation for the Caribbean Surf School and were told the Hershel was a great instructor. This couldn’t...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Keliotta125
Reviewed April 29, 2019

I cannot say enough good things about Hershel and the Caribbean Surf School and Shop! Honestly, taking surf lessons with Hershel was the highlight of my time in Costa Rica, and if you can do one thing while in Puerto Viejo, make it this! Hershel...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lizttravels
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Herschel and his team love surfing and love what they do. They were really great teachers giving patient and calm instructions while always making it fun, even on the fails. They are local, know the area, and will find the best conditions suited for your...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tim L
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

Thanks Hershel for this awesome day and great experience! He picked us up at our hostel and we drove to Punta Uva, which is a perfect spot. After some practice at the beach and I directly managed to stand my first wave. Hershel is very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mayos77
Reviewed February 5, 2019

Had a phenomenal experience with this crew while I was in Puerto Viejo. Herschel and his team know the best spots and are super fun to hang out with. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to surf!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

I went to Puerto Viejo with very little planning and only one goal: to surf for the first time. It had been a dream of mine for years, and as I am currently studying in Costa Rica, I could finally make it happen. Now, as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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June 3, 2017|
Response from Allan K | Reviewed this property |
Call his cell phone. If you do t have it, ask around.
August 18, 2015|
Response from David A |
Yes, Hershel will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the surf spot.