Surfer’s paradise is what best describes Tortuga Surf School. It’s a world in itself, of smiling people, grateful for the waves and everything Mother Nature offers. Different people from diverse cultures flock here from all over the world with one thing in common, the love for surfing and to learn how to surf. Some of the surfers are experienced, born and bred with the ocean on their doorsteps, yet others are blessed with this obsession later, the love for surfing. The Tortuga Surf School pampers both beginners and experienced surfers to their maximum capacity.
This school has a strategic location at the south end of Jaco Beach, and has very reasonable rates. The calm seasoned beach breaks are ideal for beginners and experienced surfers and even older adults. The school is just 2 minutes from the training area and is equipped with tents, chairs, umbrellas, and surf boards.
A Tortuga is a Californian Desert Tortoise. It is found in the waters in Jaco beach and the idea of this school is to transform you to surf and swim like a Tortuga! To be in tune with Nature is what the school wants so that you walk away grasping the art of wave riding both mentally and physically. Apart from surfing, this school has a wide variety of activities such as excursions to other surf spots with a personal surf session in Boca Barranca, a site where you spiritually connect with the waves. Paddle boarding, hiking and zip lining is there on the programme as well.
They serve you with fresh cut tropical fruits and bottled water when you come out of the water to keep you hydrated. The hotel offers quiet rooms, with an air conditioners, so needed when the weather is hot outside, and hot water in the shower to calm and soothe your tired body after a rough day surfing. They believe in personal touch and care, so fresh flowers are placed in your room every day to enlighten you when you wake up to new beginnings. They will carefully select the outlets where you eat, so that you get a taste of local cuisine and international cuisine as well and interact with the locals!
No vacation package would be complete without souvenirs and Tortuga Surf School covers that too. You will be able to process your pictures and get them transferred on objects of your choice.
They have Private or group Lessons- Single o multi Surf lessons with certified and friendly instructors.
Stay and Surf camps are for 5-7 days are meant for surfers who wants to relax and chill out yet learn surfing. They provide other activities on the beach, but surfing with professionals is very much the aim.
Full Camp, included surfing, yoga, and adventure activities which will awaken your senses with the interaction of great waves on warm water and jungle adventures.
- They offer to pick you from the airport as part of the package deal if you stay with them.
- Carry swimsuits and surfing gear.
- Make sure you have sunblock and moisturising cream as the warm water can dry your skin.
- Carry local currency to pay bills if you are hiking.
- Carry comfortable clothes on your vacation.
- Side Street Bistro- Tapas, Bistro, Brew Pub, Sanwiches.
- I love Sushi- American, Sushi, Seafood, Costa Rican.
- Pajara Pinta- Vegan, Costa Rican, Fusion.
- Adventure Dining- Continental
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95% of people who visit Jaco include Tortuga Surf School in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
28.57% of people start their Tortuga Surf School visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Tortuga Surf School
71.01% of people prefer walking in order to reach Tortuga Surf School
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.
Excellent experience, instructors were very friendly and knowledgeable. Best pineapple I've ever eaten! Good for beginners but you WILL be tired and a little bruised up afterwards, in a good way.
I cannot recommend Tortuga Surf School enough. I signed up for a five day surf camp and stayed with the owners (Michael and Celine) at their Hotel Perico Azul. I cant believe the waves I was catching by the end. Most importantly for me, thanks to Michael, I felt super safe knowing exactly what to do to navigate the water. If joining the camp I cannot recommend Hotel Perico Azul enough. Celine maintains a super clean, friendly, and relaxing hotel for both surfers and travelers.
These guys are the real deal. They’re awesome instructors and so much fun. For a beginner like me, they were the perfect company to learn to surf with. I HIGHLY encourage them for anyone looking to surf.