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Address: Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco 60101, Costa Rica
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+506 8847 6289
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Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and...

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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Surf lessons

My husband and I and our two friends signed up for lessons. We were a little nervous at first but ended up having such a great time. We did so better than we expected! What an... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I and our two friends signed up for lessons. We were a little nervous at first but ended up having such a great time. We did so better than we expected! What an awesome experience in Costa Rica especially with these guys. Mike and his team were great instructors! They kept it fun, to the point and... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So glad I took couple surf lessons at Tortuga Surf School. Douglas was a great instructor, and I felt safe in the water at all times. Learned a lot and really liked the one on one instruction so you can advance your skills faster and get more confident. Also, it was great that there was a professional photographer present the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend taking lessons here. Mike and his instructors were all fantastic and had me standing up riding waves in no time. A fun ,safe, positive experience that is good for all levels. I will return for more lessons guaranteed

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Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surfing with the guys from Tortuga Surf School was definately the highlight of my Costa Rica trip!! I don't even know where to start explaining but this was the best experience ever (I did the 7 day program). The school's located at the best part of the beach with no rocks and great waves to learn on. I freak out... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't start to explain how much fun I had surfing with the Tortuga School, it was an amazing experience! I have surfed before but I am by no means a "surfer" but do snowboard quite a bit. Jason who was my instructor was awesome, very knowledgeable and knew how to push me in a safe way out of my... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole family had a wonderful time learning to surf with the Tortuga Surf School team. We were concerned since our youngest daughter was somewhat apprehensive, but the instructor stayed with her and made sure she was safe, while helping her have a great time. He maneuvered the surf board for her, helped her get through the waves and made... More 

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Sparwood, British Columbia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've never surfed before and don't do much for water activities at all but this was a blast! Can't wait to try it again one day.. and yes I even got up.. several times in the 2 hour session lol

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We can't say enough about our experience with the Tortuga Surf School. My husband and two daughters (ages 9 and 11) hesitantly began their lessons. By the end, they were all confidently standing up and conquering the waves! The instructors were knowledgable and very patient--and you can't beat the value. Highly recommend!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

From the moment I arrived in CR, the owners of Tortuga Surf School / Hotel Perico Azul were right there for anything I needed! I had never been to CR, nor had I ever surfed before. Their one on one lessons were awesome and professional - and ridiculously FUN!! I stood up my first try and surfed with them for... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I am new to surfing - this was only my 2nd experience (my 1st one was elsewhere, and left me feeling a bit wary) and these guys made it so much fun! Over the course of three days I worked with most of the instructors and all of them were professional, kind and helpful. I loved having so much one... More 

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