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About Del Mar
Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine years of experience teaching people how to surf. We provide a maximum of 2 to 1 student to instructor ratio with local Costa Rican surfers providing a safe and quality surf instruction guaranteed for everyone to catch waves. Our all inclusive surf camps include everything from daily yoga classes, daily nature walks & healthy meals to create the perfect vacation in paradise. Owned & operated by local Costa Rican, you can be rest assured that your experience will exemplify all the "Pura Vida" culture Costa Rica has to offer.
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jroc999 wrote a review Dec 2016
Toronto, Canada7 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a 2 person beginner surfing lesson. Rash guard (protective shirt) and board are provided. Board is long and wide, easy for beginner. We had a great instructor, and he had us up and surfing within an hour, consistently catching waves. Had a great time, would highly recommend!!
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Robertson F wrote a review Aug 2016
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Gabby was an amazing instructor! I have never been surfing and with her help I was able to start surfing within the first 30 minutes of starting the lesson. I only wish my trip was longer so I could go and surf more!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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angonius wrote a review Feb 2016
Stockholm33 contributions15 helpful votes
After quick googling we arranged surfing lessons via email for the morning after with del mar surf - very simple and reliable. The surf lesson started with good safety instructions on the beach. My husband and I have surfed a few times before but never as good as we both were able to do in Jaco thanks to great instructions. We highly recommend this place!
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Date of experience: February 2016
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Lana C wrote a review Feb 2016
Denver, Colorado53 contributions14 helpful votes
We took a lesson with a large group (15 or so) of friends and with multiple instructors (probably 2:1 ratio). I would guess that 14 out of 15 of us were able to get up and ride all the way in, multiple times. These instructors were so great and their methods ensure that if you can stand on your board, you can catch a wave in. They provide boards, shirts, and instruction. I don't remember what we each paid, but whatever it was, I'm certain it was a great value and it was so much fun!
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Date of experience: January 2016
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Mark H wrote a review Nov 2015
Harbor Springs, Michigan3 contributions
Ok I have never been in the ocean above my ankles before this trip and I was up on a board riding the first day!!! Photo is from day 2 or 3. The instructors are excellent and the customer service of Del Mar Surf Camp amazing. We were a group of 4 ladies and attended the women's surf week. To give you an idea of our fitness level- we are mountain bikers from Michigan but this was January so even though we normally stay fit in the cold months too, we had not been snow shoeing or skiing this winter. So I would say that we were not in our very best of shape. Staff was amazing, David, Georgina, Jesus, Juan Carlos, Maria, Nestor Rago (incredible professional surf photographer), Marcel and Regita (yoga) We were met at the airport and all of our needs were met professionally and with a smile. The country was beautiful and I was looking at real estate before the end of our week. Toucans flying overhead, wonderful climate, beautiful national park nearby at which we saw monkeys on the beach, sloths, tree frogs, beautiful butterflies and more. We had yoga, massage and a zip line also included in our package and can't recommend these services/adventures enough. Thanks Maggie for putting Del Mar Surf Camp in Jaco on your bucket list!!!
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Date of experience: January 2015
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