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Tortuga Surf School

Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz | Hotel Perico azul, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 60101, Costa Rica
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THE VERY BEST SURF SCHOOL IN JACO AND SURROUNDING BEACHES!

I can't say enough about Tortuga Surf School! I have known Michael, the owner for many years, for I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine M
#1 Surf School

Such a great 1st time surfing experience with Tortuga! We both had our own instructor, Freddy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hunter B
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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 certified instructor will lead you trough the this Costa Rican surfing experience.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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

I can't say enough about Tortuga Surf School! I have known Michael, the owner for many years, for I own a condo right behind the Tortuga Surf School. My granddaughter has been taking yearly lessons for about 7-8 years. She is now 19 years old!...More

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great 1st time surfing experience with Tortuga! We both had our own instructor, Freddy & Jason. The onshore demonstrations were very helpful once we took the skills to the water. The cold water and fresh pineapple provided during the break was very nice....More

Thank Hunter B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had the best experience possible. I know this because I have taken a lesson with the near by competitors of Tortuga Surf Camp and they do not compare. For the same price as there competitors, Tortuga Surf Camp provides you with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where should I start: the instructors of Tortuga Surf Camp are very patient and friendly guys. They always try to teach you in a fun way how to improve on yourself! I am really glad that I chose this school to learn how to surf....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good surf school with good and friendly instructors. Fruit and water included. The beach not so nice but good waves to learn.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

My son has taken lessons with Tortuga Surf School. He is 15. We always book a few days in advance every time we visit Jaco. Such enthusiastic, fun, kind and attentive instructors. The classes are intense and always leave my son desperate to surf again!...More

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Thank Alexis H
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Echoing other commentary, I highly recommend both Tortuga Surf Camp and Hotel Perico Azul. Mike, Celine, and their staff are all fantastic! I stayed for a bit over a week in early to mid-February, taking surf lessons everyday. Regarding the surf lessons, I surfed three...More

Thank Hart M
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

During the last 3 years I took a lot of surf lessons in different countries. I learned a lot during all of them but Tortuga Surf School is by far the best surf school ever! Mike and his team are incredibly good in teaching to...More

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Thank Steffi G
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Myself and 4 other friends recently took surfing lessons with Mike and his crew at Tortuga surf school and we were all amazed with the experience. From start to finish, the staff were professional and accommodating to everyone in our group, and had all of...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I recently returned from a family vacation to Costa Rica with my husband and 2 boys (11 and 14yo.) The absolute highlight of our time on the beach was surf lessons with Tortuga Surf School. Michael, the owner, was extremely professional, friendly, knowledgeable and responsive....More

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9 April 2017|
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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!
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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
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