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Tortuga Surf School

Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz | Hotel Perico azul, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 60101, Costa Rica
+506 8847 6289
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Amazing Surf School and Experience

Wow. In short, Tortuga Surf School was above and beyond one of the best experiences in my life (and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lara B
EXHILARATING!

We had a large group of 8, ranging in ages 14-46. Michael and his team were excellent teachers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mrs. A
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Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of surf at an affordable price.Located strategically in the south end of Jaco Beach, this calm mellow beach breaks will be the classroom where our ISA certified instructor will lead you trough the this Costa Rican surfing experience.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz | Hotel Perico azul, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 60101, Costa Rica
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+506 8847 6289
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow. In short, Tortuga Surf School was above and beyond one of the best experiences in my life (and the fan favorite of our Costa Rica trip). Four straight days of surfing solidified the surfing bug, and I am already planning a trip back! From...More

1  Thank Lara B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a large group of 8, ranging in ages 14-46. Michael and his team were excellent teachers! Taking care of teaching form, tides and currents, safety...all the while having fun! It was a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend!!!

Thank Mrs. A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The quality of instruction at this camp rivals professional sports programs. Mike, the owner of this camp is a hell of a teacher and a motivator. I came in with some surfing experience, but he was able to improve my performance in the ocean exponentially....More

Thank Christian G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I cannot recommend Tortuga Surf School enough. I signed up for a five day surf camp and stayed with the owners (Michael and Celine) at their Hotel Perico Azul. I have never surfed before and I couldn't believe the waves I was catching by the...More

Thank Patrick K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the first email I received from the head surf instructor mike I knew this was the right place for me. A camp designed with so much passion and love for teaching, combined with workshops that do make you stronger both physically and mentally to...More

1  Thank Parto E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had already been in Costa Rica for about 6 weeks studying abroad before a friend and I chose to spend our last 2 weeks in this amazing country learning how to surf. From the moment we checked in to the hotel, I felt immediately...More

Thank Courtney P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I surfed with these guys out of sheer luck on my first weekend in Costa Rica while studying abroad near San José. I enjoyed it so much that I came back at the end of my trip for an 11day surf camp with one of...More

1  Thank Caitlyn K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed by the passion Mike puts into his business!! I don't think that there are many like him around! I came as a beginner to Tortugasurfcamp for 3 weeks and definitely got infected by the Surf-virus :-) !!! Mike and his team are...More

2  Thank Nadina W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just amazing! If you are looking for surf lessons in Costa Rica, this is the place to be. We had the best time with you guys. Thanks a lot for a memorable week, hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I booked this, I had no reason to suspect that I’d be successful at standing up on a surfboard. I’m 45, fairly big, and not exactly in great shape. But it’s something I always wanted to do, and it was well worth it. The...More

1  Thank Ken C
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from HotelPericoAzul |
This is not really a surf Shop Sr, we do have rash guards at a $35 value but only from out company, we don't sell corporate brands. I would suggest WOW surf as the main and oldest surf shop in town!
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February 26, 2017|
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Response from HotelPericoAzul |
This is the main information on our Surf lessons, and how you can complete your reservation, please take a look at it and let us know if you had any questions or would like to proceed with your reservation, we would be... More
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