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  • My family was visiting Costa Rica for a family vacation and my younger sister and I wanted to take some surf lessons. We saw Iguana Surf while driving through town and decided to go there and they were very helpful and accommodated us easily. We had done lessons before in San Diego but it was a long time ago so we told Iguana Surf that we were beginners. Our instructor was extremely nice and patient. He really took the time to teach us the proper technique on the beach and then helped us get better once he helped push us onto waves. Once the lesson was over and we got back to the shop, my sister and I realized we had gotten a rash from our legs rubbing on the boards (pretty common for new surfers). Some of the staff ran to the store and got us cream to help it feel better! They didn't even ask if it hurt they just immediately went and got it for us. Everyone that works there was extremely friendly and professional. They made us feel like we had known all of them for years and made us feel comfortable with our very beginner surfing skills. The pictures they took made us look like professionals. My parents liked it because they could easily see us from the restaurant next door. Highly recommend this place!
  • Excellent lessons with great instructions! I was able to surf within 30 minutes thanks to the tips and tricks of Chris. Going back today to rent a board en enjoy some more surfing!
  • Excellent instructor helped me, who has difficulties with balance, manage to stand on my board multiple times to ride the waves. Class was 20-30 minutes on the sand to discuss and practice techniques (how to stand on the board, how to get up to standing from paddling on the board) before remainder of time in the waves. There were three of us with Keylar, and we had an awesome time. Bonus: rest of our group didn't come back in time to take photos of us, but Iguana Surf had a photographer working for them. For $35 we got the photos they shot with a long lens from shore uploaded to Dropbox - and they are great shots! (Will add some when I am on laptop)
  • Lindsey, Chad, and their staff at Iguana Surf were great to work with on our vacation to Costa Rica. From the moment we initially inquired to the minute we left, Lindsey was very easy to communicate with and answered every question we could think of. While in Tamarindo both Lindsey and Chad showed us their favourite spots to eat, drink, work out, and relax. They really go above and beyond to ensure you have the best vacation possible. You will leave for home wanting to learn Spanish and plan your next trip to Costa Rica!
  • Great first surfing experience thanks to our instructor David. Great beach, lots of waves to catch. Also got some lovely shots taken by Abraham. Best surf shop in town! Pura Vida!

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Where to stay in Tamarindo

The beachfront drag of Calle Central offers the most sought-after accommodations, with mid-range hotels and luxurious private rentals providing desirable views and easy beach access. If you're after something more budget-friendly, look a few streets back from the water for backpacker hostels, guesthouses, and youth-oriented surf clubs.
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