Tortuga Surf School, Jaco

4.8
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Learn to surf in Costa Rica with the pros at Tortuga Surf School and Surf Camps. We are ideally located in Playa Jaco, on the middle of the beautiful Central Pacific coast.

Our surf courses offer a refined, elaborate concept for a comfortable and safe start into surfing. Rational structured learning steps help build on each other while support and movement corrections guarantee hours of fun and fascination from the beginning.

Tortuga Surf School ISA & Lifeguard Certified instructors excel in teaching the finest surfing techniques. We are trained in keeping the experience safe, fun and most of all exhilarating!

All students are welcome from beginning to advanced levels. We handle all ages from 4 year old tykes to golden age 80 year olds!

First timers are always under supervision and handled with the utmost care. They are instructed in water safety, surfboard handling, paddling out, popping up and riding waves in their first class. There are many more classes available as a surfer becomes more advanced. You can take as many as you like in private or in groups. Some of the advanced classes include Reading the Ocean, Catching a Wave, Beginner Tricks, and others involving more surfing fundamentals.

If you are already surfing and want to improve your skill or learn to tackle larger surf, come on down!! We have the ultimate local spots in the Central Pacific area and other places in Costa Rica for the more experienced surfer to work on. Our guidance and coaching will of course bring you to another level as a surfer.

This is not your regular surf camp or the 5 start hotel experience this is a local camp run by locals who take pride on their love for the ocean, the nature and their country!
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  • My two sons (ages 15 and 20) took the two hour surf course from Tortuga. They received personalized attention for the entire time and both were standing by the end of the lesson. The trainers were exc...  more »
  • My second surf camp with Tortuga and it just gets better and better! Hands down, this is the best surf camp not just in C.R. but also in Central America. I did trips to El Salvador and Nicaragua last ...  more »
  • I can’t speak highly enough of this experience. We cake with three young kids (9,7,5) and after everything we did in Costa Rica, this was the kids favorite activity. The instructors were so friendly a...  more »
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  • I feel lucky to have stumbled upon this camp during my internet search because the experience was incredible. From the moment I landed to when I took off, I was well taken care of. The camp significantly elevated my surf. The instructors are all very excellent in technique and safety. I was able to surf a few breaks and become confident. Mike and Celine are the owners and are awesome people and go above what I would have expected to make the experience great. As a solo traveler, I was well taken care of. I hope to be back soon.
  • Great experience with this camp. My boyfriend and I did a two hour lesson as true beginners, and by the end he was riding some tough waves, and I was...well, not looking like an idiot anymore :) the instructors are so helpful and professional.
  • Superb surf camp, very professional and the instructors were awesome. One on one instruction and they were willing to go the extra mile to insure you learned how to surf. Wonderful staff very reasonable prices.
  • The place is run by the Perico Azul hotel. The school staff is very competent and attentive. I am a beginner and really like the fact that they provide one on one lessons. Board rentals are very reasonable. Celine ( the owner) is very nice. The hotel and the adjacent long stay apartments are run well (by the same people). I would return here
  • Though i just rented a board,the staff was really friendly and helping.
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