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Address: East of Police Station 300 M | On the Beach in Camping Los Cocos, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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+506 8761 4638
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When it comes to enjoying everything that Playa Samara has to offer, Pato's...

When it comes to enjoying everything that Playa Samara has to offer, Pato's Surf School is your one stop shop for all things surfing, SUP boarding, kayaking, and more. With talented and experienced instructors and guides, your time with us will be memorable and enjoyable. Whether it's catching waves, enjoying a sunset kayak or SUP tour, or receiving a relaxing massage, we are excited to be a part of your Costa Rica experience.​ Not only are we a surf school, but a place full of positive energy. Come relax, play, meet new friends, or practice spanish!

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Friendly, informative, affordable, it's the best!

We stayed next door to Pato's Surf School for 4 days (at Locanda) and every time we visited, we were impressed. They are full of great information, and everyone we encountered was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed next door to Pato's Surf School for 4 days (at Locanda) and every time we visited, we were impressed. They are full of great information, and everyone we encountered was gracious, polite, exceedingly hospital. Everyday, we watched groups of novice surfers really learn the basics of surfing in a short amount of time. Kate and Pato have a... More 

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Castle Rock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Martin did a great job with my kids. He was patient and helpful and in no time, my kids were riding the waves! Kate was great to schedule with, and very helpful in all things Costa Rica.

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We concur with all the positive reviews Pato's Surf School gets. Professional staff that are friendly and very knowledgable. They treat the client respectfully and we all could at least surf at a basic level by end of lesson. Used the boards for rest of week free of charge and honed our skills (my son and I and his friend).... More 

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Jasper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I rented surf boards from Pato's. Very friendly staff and were helpful in advising us when the best time of day was to surf. They could have sold us rentals one day but it was high tide so they recommended coming the next day when the tide was lower. Safety and enjoyment first versus making a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take a surf lessons. I took one private lesson, and was able to stay on a board after the lesson. Pato was a great, very patient and supportive teacher, with him I was able to catch some waves and stay on a board, even though i had no earlier experience on surfing. After the lesson you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our week in Samara, we used Pato's surf school quite a few times. We did a kayak/snorkel trip, a SUP trip, boogieboard rental (best deal on the beach), and a surf lesson. Every experience was great. Pato and his staff are welcoming and accommodating. Don't hesitate to use them for your Samara adventures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a SUP (stand up Paddleboard) from Pato's for an hour one morning. Pretty straightforward, I just walked up (no prior reservation) when they opened at 8:00, they provided a life jacket, board, and paddle with some basic tips. I wore a watch to know when to head back in. It was really lovely and peaceful being out in the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went kayaking and snorkelling with the surf school. They did a great job. Before heading off they explained us some safety stuff (which was absolutely necessary). Further, they informed us that the sea swell was picking up that day and that it might be a little foggy. We decided to go anyway and it was definitely worth it. We... More 

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Penonome, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked out the other surf schools and found Pato to be totally honest. Martin, with good English, told me the best tide times where I wouldn't be grinding my face and board into shallow surf - since I fall off regularly. The other main school told me that anytime is a good time - which just ain't so. Plus Pato's... More 

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Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pato's made our surfing experience fun and easy. Very encouraging, knowledgeable , easy, friendly, welcoming - all great! Recommended big time !

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