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“Pato and Kate will take care of you!!! AMAZING EXPERIENCE!”
Review of Pato's Surf School

Pato's Surf School
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Owner description: When it comes to enjoying everything that Playa Samara has to offer, Pato's Surf School is your one stop shop for all things surfing, SUP boarding, kayaking, and more. With talented and experienced instructors and guides, your time with us will be memorable and enjoyable. Whether it's catching waves, enjoying a sunset kayak or SUP tour, or receiving a relaxing massage, we are excited to be a part of your Costa Rica experience.​ Not only are we a surf school, but a place full of positive energy. Come relax, play, meet new friends, or practice spanish!
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We found Pato Surf school because we were staying next door at Locanda. We immediately fell in love with Pato and Kate who run the school. Not to mention it was the best deal ever. We rented surf/boogie boards for our whole family for a weekly price and it absolutely MADE our trip to Samara. They are thoughtful and thorough with their instruction, starting first on the sand, and then progressing to the water. PLUS, Pato teaches in Spanish and Kate in English which was so fun for us to hear it in both languages. The waves at Samara are PERFECT for beginners; even our 4 and 5 year olds got up on their first try!!! I can't say enough nice things about this wonderful surf school and the people who run it. We hated to leave. Thank you!!!!

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Reviewed 9 November 2012 via mobile

Had a great time. Very heplful and most of all always there to provide you with boards. Thanks guys.

Thank siberianpack
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

My two teenage boys and husband took lessons from Pato's and returned 3 more days to surf. It was the most memorable part of our trip. Excellent English speaking instruction, friendly staff, and boards were always available. Rash guard shirts too. Lesson was $30, then free boards all week. Best investment of the trip. Also, Find the tide tables at the Samara site and plan your day around them,as you can only surf at certain times. Ask for instructor Frankie!

Thank Wilma45
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

Pato's is at the quiet end of the beach so you get the waves to yourself. The guys that teach you how to surf are good teachers, nice guys and speak great English. They also have the best deal - $25 for a lesson + 7 days board hire.

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