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Address: Calle Bohio, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 011 506 8829 4697
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Gustavo and the other teachers are awesome and very patient. Their English is also very good. Cold drinks at the break and you WILL be surfing within 2 hours. PS: Gustavo makes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carl P
Montreal, Canada

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gustavo and the other teachers are awesome and very patient. Their English is also very good. Cold drinks at the break and you WILL be surfing within 2 hours. PS: Gustavo makes the best pizza in Jaco.

Thank Carl P
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My family and I spent last week in Jaco. My kids (9 and 12), my mother in law and I, took surf lessons. We loved it so much, that we went 3 times. Technique is great, staff is competent and everybody was fun to be with. Special thank to you Gustavo! High five to our coaches Andres and Cesar. Free... More 

Thank Noworries1976
Eagle, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

These guys are great. If they can take someone who has never surfed before and get them to ride a wave, that's pretty good in my book. Very friendly instructors. They also let you use a board for 24 hours after your lesson to keep practicing.

Thank Mike K
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The staff at Jaco Surf School was super friendly and welcoming to a beginning surfer. Located right on the beach, as soon as I walked up, looking a bit timid, one of the employees immediately started to chat me up, but was not pushy at all. He told me about their services and prices, and answered my questions without being... More 

1 Thank ElBonobo
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend has a great time at jaco surf school, Gustavo and his staff were really warm and nice, and the lesson was the best surfing lesson I ever took! The teachers we had were very good, explained very well and were patient with us, especially Tony who was also very funny :) we had a break after... More 

Thank Hadar J
Jaco, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

World ranked surf expert, Gustavo Castillo, runs the BEST surf school in ALL of Jaco. We have had dozens of visitors over the years take lessons from his team and everyone of them have been more than pleased with the results. Gustavo guarantees you will get up and surf and enjoy yourself. PLUS you can use his board for up... More 

Thank angelaaverett
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The first time we walked up to Jaco beach we were greeted by Jaco Surf School workers who were very polite, not pushy, and very intriguing. The invited my husband and I to their busy tent and explained their service: $50 per person for a beginners lesson which consists of about 15-20 minutes on land and about an hour in... More 

1 Thank Whitney M
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We (one kid of mine and two borrowed) took lessons from Gus and his boys a few weeks ago. We were all first-time surfers (ages 18, 20, 21 and 53), and by the end of the lesson we were all able to stand and ride. Gus knows his stuff (an experienced surfer and teacher), and his staff is capable and... More 

Thank Michael S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I was privileged enough to get surfing lessons from Jaco Surf School's owner Gustavo Castillo. Gus has been surfing for over 30 years & has won championships around the world. His team is very knowledgeable and helped me learn to love the sport of surfing. I highly recommend!

1 Thank Cat_Taveras
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Gustavo runs a really good organization with very good instructors. Our kids (ages 10 and 8) had no previous surfing experience and they were each surfing quite well within a few minutes of getting in the water! They first have a dry-land instruction where they teach people the proper form and techniques. Soon thereafter they are in the water with... More 

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