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Week of Surfing in Jaco

Tortuga surf camp is a wonderful place to learn how to surf. I live in Northern California and have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellen T
Surf, eat, sleep, and repeat!

The surf camp exceeded our expectations and we had an awesome experience overall! My... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary T
New York City, New York
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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...more
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Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz | Hotel Perico azul, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 60101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tortuga surf camp is a wonderful place to learn how to surf. I live in Northern California and have taken a surf lesson here and there but have never “learned” how to surf. Tortuga’s program is top notch. Their focus on technique, posture, navigation, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The surf camp exceeded our expectations and we had an awesome experience overall! My sister(California) and I(New York) came for the surf camp and stayed for 8-10 days, respectively. Mike and Celine are the owners of the surf school and Hotel Perico Azul, and we...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, knowledgeable and most of all fun. They let you know what you are doing and why. There is no need to look any further, this is the place to learn the basics in a great environment. The Tortuga Surf School experience was/is the best...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mike, Freddy, Julian and the gang are amazing! Had me surfing good waves in 2 lessons. Super friendly, great coaches and always ready to help you learn. Awesome instruction and great people, very cool cats. Highly recommended! -Denver and Cami

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I had such a great experience and cannot recommend Tortuga surf camp and the hotel Perico Azul enough. I was supposed to stay only for one week, but I loved the atmosphere at the camp and at the hotel (thank you soooo much Celine!) so...More

Thank Spinelli-321
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Choose Tortuga Surf Camp! Beating all their competitors by far in a 2 hour, one on one lesson with super genuine instructors that care about your safety, meeting your goals, and keeping a smile on your face (I was smiling even as I was falling)....More

Thank 90melanie
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

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!!!

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

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
Reviewed 9 August 2018 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

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9 April 2017|
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!
26 February 2017|
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