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Jacó, Costa Rica
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

If you’ve always wanted to learn to surf, Jaco is a great place to finally do it. During the two-hour lesson you’ll learn to paddle, stand up, drop into waves, and ride. By the end of the lesson you should be ready to stand and ride your first wave. Receive personalized attention in a small-group lesson that will be tailored to your experience level.
  • Hotel pick-ups from within a one-kilometer radius of Jaco are provided
  • Surf boards and rash guards are included
  • Relax on the provided shaded beach chairs after the lesson
  • A great way to have fun while learning a new skill
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Board rental for the day when you do a lesson with us.
Rash guard, 2 beach chairs and umbrella.
2 hours surf lesson
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Calle Bohío , C. Bohío, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica

Google maps Jaco Surf School. Arrive 15/ 20 mins before lesson. Please note free pick ups are available within a 1 (one) Kilometer radius of Jaco. If traveler is located outside of 1 KM radius we can pick them up with a fee which will be confirmed depending on location.

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12/27/2019 - 7/1/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 05:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.Please note free pick ups are available within a 1 (one) Kilometer radius of Jaco. If traveler is located outside of 1 KM radius we can pick them up with a fee which will be confirmed depending on location. Easiest way is enter in Google Maps Jaco Surf School. We are located in Calle Bohío which is a one way street. Once you enter Calle Bohío you will pass by a river, continue driving and we’ll be at the corner. Look for a sign Jaco Surf School.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Jaco Surf School
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Busted boards
Karen_D
, Apr. 2022
We booked this online prior to our travel. I wish we would have waited until we were there to book a surf lesson. There were several "surf schools" right on the beach you could walk up to and book a lesson. I will say that the guys who were working with us were all nice and everyone in our family was able to stand up and surf. However, the boards were so busted and water logged. If you've never surfed before you might not know better but having surfed quite a bit in the past these were literally the worst boards I have ever seen. Find a surf school without busted up boards!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Dear Karen, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. At Jaco you can find many school, however most come and go and very few are customer centric and have little emphasis on safety. At Jaco Surf School we are part of the international surfing association for lifeguard and teaching surfing. Also we have been in business since 1989 and we take pride in our teaching methodology, water safety and the image our school portraits, so our equipment is very important to us. The equipment does get used frequently as they are surfboards used to teach, so at times they may get dinged but we fix them right away to prevent further damage to the equipment.
star-4
Friendly
Evelyn_V
, Apr. 2022
Super nice staff and overall wonderful lesson! Great for beginners. :) Lesson did start a couple hours later than planned, (surf conditions wasn’t there which was unfortunate but had a nice time waiting it out on the beach). Would recommend having a bit more flexible timing on the day you book just in case.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Dear Evelyn, thank you for allowing us to be part of your experience and for putting your trust in us. We welcome you to follow us on IG st JacoSurfSchool
star-5
Fun fun fun!
Philip_S
, Jan. 2022
Excellent instructors! Great time! We highly recommend this adventure while you’re visiting Jaco! Pura Vida!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Dear Philip, Thanks for giving us the opportunity to improve your surfing and for writing this review. We love surfing and it shows in our work. We welcome the opportunity to have you follow us on Instagram at JacoSurfSchool. Until next time, pura vida..
star-5
Great instructor
None
, Jan. 2022
Great instructor! Right on the beach and includes lounge chairs and beach umbrella for the day. Pura Vida
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Dear customer, Thank you for sharing your great experience with us. We are truly fortunate to have you as valuable customer. We welcome the opportunity to follow our Instagram at JacoSurfSchool See you soon and pura vida.
star-4
Fun intro for anyone willing to try surfing
Pierre_H
, Nov. 2021
Good introduction, great help out in the water, lots of fun. I have always wanted to try surfing and I so happy I did and managed to stand up the first time and almost every time and stay on and catch tiny waves. I am almost 50 and not a small person so if I can, you can! It's worth it for the experience. My 11 year old was of course a master straight away and jumped up and surfed every way perfectly. Our instructor was helpful and patient with us.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Dear Pierre_H, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for allowing us the opportunity to be part of your experience in Costa Rica. We love what we do and our passion shows in our work. Feel free to support us on Instagram at Jaco Surf School.
star-5
Coolest instructor!
Diamond_A
, Sep. 2021
I have never had surf lessons but my teacher made it so easy for me to understand the basics. He made sure we traveled to the safest side of the beach and on our break we even played a bit of soccer. He was a very humble guy. I loved the experience and would do it all over again!
icon Response from Host , Oct. 2021
Dear pops_s, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and for writing us this review. We love what we do and it shows in our work. We hope to have you back again soon. Please follow us on ig at JacoSurfSchool
star-5
So much fun!!
Francesca_M
, Aug. 2021
Javier was amazing!! Our teens had so much fun learning how to surf for the first time. Javier gave great instructions and stayed in the water with them the whole time. They enjoyed it so much they want to go back!!
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2021
Dear Francesca, Thank you for taking the time to write us about your experience. We love what we do and it shows in our work. We love to welcome you back, until then and as always at your service.
star-4
Great lessons!
Tanya_A
, Mar. 2020
Our kids enjoyed themselves so much. The guides were very knowledgeable and true surfers. Each child was up in their boards and wanted to keep trying. Highly recommend this experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct. 2020
Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Our passion shows in our work. We hope to have you back again soon. Please follow us on Instagram at: JacoSurfSchool

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