Tortuga Surf School, Jaco

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  • Amazing surf, a very relaxed, lessons instructors help you at all, we had a great time with my spouse, is super recommended, if you want to learn to surf, this is the place, thank you turtle surf camp
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  • We (two adults) signed up for surfing lessons for late afternoon. The beach and water were great and the surfing was good. I accidentally got hit by my own surf board on my chin and required stitches....  more »
  • Tortuga Surf School is totally chill. They did the best job of any other Surf schools of describing their training program and were highly responsive. At the last minute , we chickened out and cancele...  more »
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  • Mike and his crew were amazing. My daughter (13) and I (43) took the learn to surf lesson during our trip to Costa Rica this July. They have a tent on the southern end of Jaco beach. The instructors were patient, helpful and overall a pleasure to learn to surf with. They made our first surfing experience a lot of fun and we're grateful. The location also seemed to be great for beginner or intermediate surfers; the beach was shallow for a fairly long distance and the waves were fun but not overwhelming. Within a few waves we were each able to stay on our boards. Thanks for a great adventure during our trip to Costa Rica!
  • Had the best experience with the Tortuga Surf team last year when we were in Jaco we are planning another trip soon so we can do the full surf camp experience!!! Mikey and his team of amazing local surfers will have you catching waves in no time. Polite and professional staff make everyone feel like family. We love Tortuga:)
  • Best surf camp, great talented "local" instructors treated like family from day one. Amazing experience. Defiantly going back again
  • I was with Tortuga surf school for a week long surf camp. I have to say that this one of the best experiences I've had in a while. The instructors are amazing and know exactly what they are doing. Mike is a super cool guy and cares deeply about giving everyone a great experience. Aside from surfing, Mike took me to several jungles and many local restaurants. I learnt a ton and can highly recommend the school. Also great value at 50 USD for 2 hours of time with one instructor.
  • Had an amazing day learning to surf. Would recommend this to anyone, in my case my instructor recognized that I caught on fast and pushed me to try more difficult waves. I felt like I learned a lot and will definitely surf more in the future as a result of my positive experience with a wonderful staff. Great value.

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Where to stay in Jaco

It's no surprise that the picturesque, curving beach remains the best place to stay in Jaco. Backpacker hostels, surf clubs, mid-range hotels, and luxury beach resorts jostle for space along the crowded coastline, with the heavy competition ensuring that there's something for everyone. Look beachside of the main drag--Avenida Pastor Diaz--for the biggest selection of options, and the best access to all the highlights of Jaco. For something more secluded, stay in a spa retreat perched upon the hill behind the city.
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