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“Awesome People”

Costa Rica SUP Stand Up Paddle Adventures
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Owner description: Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Adventures offers high end, world class Paddle Surf Camps. We offer quality lessons for beginners and SUP board rentals in Tamarindo. You can enjoy our SUP and Yoga retreats - our yoga instructors can teach on the paddle board, the beach or in the studio. For intermediate and advanced SUPers, we offer coaching and guided tours by our local sup surf instructor/guides in our SUP camp. We have exciting SUP Adventure Travel guided tours and vacation packages ranging from 4 hours to multi-day. We will customize and plan the adventures closely with you. Join us and learn paddle board surfing or reach your "next level" here, in beautiful Costa Rica.
Fullerton, California
2 reviews
“Awesome People”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Our trip to Costa Rica was so much better than we expected. Marco and Lydia made this trip perfect.
Marco's instruction helped me tremendously. Lydia has a great store with hand painted clothing and pictures right at the surf camp where you can purchase great custom made souvenirs.
Feel like they are family just after one short week.
Can't wait to do it again

Visited April 2013
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Carlsbad, California
1 review
“Way Better Than Expected... So Cool !!!!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Marco and Lydia were absolutely The Best Hosts anyone could ever ask for. They helped us with everthing, from a place to stay which was Awesome, El Diria, to the best surf breaks and conditions.
His instruction was so helpful. He took 100's of photos. We reviewed all the photos and he was able to give us surf tips.
Can't wait to get back there!

Visited May 2013
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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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“First Class SUP instruction hands down...Five stars...AAA+++”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Costa Rica SUP Adventures is the premier SUP destination in Costa Rica. I have travelled all over the world and I can honestly say that owner Marco Salazar and his wife Lydia are experts in SUP instruction and Costa Rican hospitality. Pura Vida!!! My wife and I loved every aspect of our experience with Marco and the beautiful Costa Rican country side. You cannot put a price on the knowledge and localism that Marco Salazar has in Costa Rica. We were greeted at the airport by Marco(with his beautiful smile...he is a dentist also) upon our arrival. It as a short drive to the resort. Along our journey Marco explained the SUP experience and asked all the right questions about what our SUP goals and expectations. A true waterman and gentleman to boot. I would recommend Costa Rica SUP to family and friends. We stayed at the Resort El Diria which is a quick walk down the beach to the Costa Rica SUP location. Whats nice about the El Diria is that there is no need to rent a car and it is a super clean resort with great waves outside your door!!! Costa Rica SUP has the best boards and paddles(equipment)...Dont be fooled by other outfitters there boards have dings and are waterlogged weighing a hundred pounds. Marco fitted us with the correct boards and paddles first time out on the H20. Day#1-Learned the basic skills and ocean knowledge. Day#2-My wife and I were catching waves and loving the SUP lifestyle. Day#3- We caught biger waves and more of them...hooked for life. Day#4-Went to the most beautiful beach in the world( reminded of the scene "From Here to Eternity" a great paddle day and great wave. A secret spot with paraketes and more!!! If you want to learn SUP or if your already advanced SUP...or somewhere in the middle...Marco has the equipment and secret wave locations for you. Marco is a true waterman and a gentleman. Ask for the monkey tour and turtle egg pit stop!!!

Pura Vida!!!
Brian and Chris Crouch
Butler, Pennsylvania

Visited April 2013
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Ottawa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Pura Vida!!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Marco and Lydia are wonderful and experienced SUPers that will show you the ways of the ocean with much patience and grace. I went out on the water twice with them and both times had so much fun! The second time out Marco took us to Playa Dante, where we paddled around beautiful islands. He's very accommodating and makes sure you enjoy every minute of your trip. Don't leave town without going on an SUP adventure with this duo!

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta
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5 reviews
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“Loved It”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Marco and his wife were a lovely pair to spend the morning with. They were very helpful in showing our group the basics and offered personal critiques once we were out on the water. Be sure to grab breakfast at Noguis after your lesson -- after 2 hours of paddling you'll need the refuel!

Visited April 2013
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