I recently traveled to Costa Rica alone to learn how to surf and luckily found the amazing Benny and her surf school online. I sent an email to her before my trip to inquire about pricing and availability. Her response was friendly and genuine. It felt like talking to a close friend and she instantly helped remove any doubts I had about traveling solo. She continued to send me little emails till I got to Costa Rica, such as pictures of the baby turtles that she had recently seen hatch on the beach...what a way to instantly fall in love with a place when you see beautiful pictures and got me so excited to get there. My lessons were with Kelsey, a very cool girl and a great instructor, she explains the basics, safety, and puts you at ease. She's with you the whole time in the water, watching, helping and giving pointers. She got me standing up on my first day and for that, I gotta love this girl. They also helped me out with any questions I had about Santa Teresa and recommended great restaurants. If you can envision what you think cool surfer chicks would be, Benny and Kelsey are the epitome of that. Laid-back, beach blonde, down to earth and make you feel totally welcome.Overall, an unreal experience with great lessons and great people.