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Address: Playa Hermosa, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-855-8-335-627

Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
Robertson F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

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!

Thank Robertson F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

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.... More 

Thank angonius
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

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,... More 

Thank Lana C
Harbor Springs, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

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... More 

Thank Mary H
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

This was my husband's and my first time surfing and we could not have been more impressed with our experience. We were greeted by Javier, our instructor, upon arrival for our early morning surf lesson. He provided us with rash guards and taught us the basics about the board and the movements. We then hit the water pretty soon after.... More 

Thank Amanda C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We were in Jaco for just a few days, and I really wanted to learn how to surf. I hesitated to book a lesson in advance because the weather had been unpredictable and our travel plans were still evolving. On our last morning, I called several surf schools at 8 a.m. to find out that lessons were already in session... More 

Thank KSUWildcatgrad
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

you must surf. We weren't going to do this excursion but decided last minute to give it a try. It was my husband's first time and something I haven't done in over 20 years. Our instructor was great and we had a wonderful time. It almost convinced my husband to pick it up back home. I would recommend Del Mar... More 

Thank Standing_Tall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Had an incredible lesson with Marcel - watched the sun set from the SUP. Harder than it looks, but memory of a lifetime. Marcel living la pura vida - jealous!

Thank Ross O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

I can't say enough great things about the staff-David, Yor Urena, Jesus, Juan Carlos, Maria, Nester (photographer), and Regita (yoga). I hope I am not missing any one! They were kind, flexible, and always helpful. The condo was beautiful, and the surfing was UNBELIEVABLE. We felt safe and I even was up on my first try! The restaurant was also... More 

Thank Sbud
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

Marcel was AMAZING! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this great experience. I really don't care too much for the ocean and really only went because this is something my husband was interested in. I didn't think I would care too much about surfing, but Marcel was so patient, fun, encouraging, and helpful. He was a fabulous instructor. He... More 

Thank Heather W

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