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Pato's Surf School

East of Police Station 300 M | On the Beach in Camping Los Cocos, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 8761 4638
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Fantastic Experience

Life IS better when you surf. I could not be any happier than I am about my experience with Pato's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bizzybeezes
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Bridgenorth, Canada
Amazing experience

I'm thirteen and I had 5 days of surf lessons with Kate. I tried surfing before, but never managed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
anmoshutz
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Montreal, Canada
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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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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Life IS better when you surf. I could not be any happier than I am about my experience with Pato's Surf School. I am 45 years old and have never surfed. Kate set me up with Ernesto for my lesson. He is awesome!! I learned...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm thirteen and I had 5 days of surf lessons with Kate. I tried surfing before, but never managed to stand up and I feel on my face and got hurt pretty badly once. Kate was amazing with me and my six year old sister...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We can’t say enough good about Patos Surf! All of the instructors are amazing... Kate and Paton and so inviting and so friendly! Our kids took lessons and then they give to free board rentals for an extra 5 days! It’s simply our favorite place...More

Thank Natalie E
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

My husband and I spend 6 days near Samara and took the opportunity to learn how to surf. Pato's is the last shop on Playa Samara. We chose it because of fantastic reviews and a competitive deal: a 90 min surf lesson + 5 days...More

Thank Magdalena S
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We've been visiting Playa Samara for years and always go to Pato's Surf School. The instructors are fantastic. Location is great too, as it is not in the middle of all the other beach activity, so less traffic when trying to catch a wave. It's...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

That’s my 7 year old grand daughter below. Kate and Pato are professional and great with all ages. Kate is American and fully fluent. Long time Samarians. Location is great with direct viewing area to surf and and great restaurant next door , Gusto Beach.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This school is really good and the instructors are absolutely professional and English/Spanish speakers. We really enjoyed the time passed there and I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn surf it's a really cool spot!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

My girlfriend and I did a surf lesson with Martin at Pato's. This was my first time surfing and my girlfriend had surfed in a few different countries. We were both very impressed with the lesson and the amount of detail. Martin was entertaining but...More

Thank Marc B
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

My 2 kids aged 7 and 11 took part in a surf lessons from Pato. They both had never surfed before. The instructor (Martin) was excellent. He first gave a theoretical lesson on the beach teaching them about safety while surfing. In the water, with...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have had 5-6 surfing lessons in many different places and we felt that our lesson with Martin was one of the best lessons we ever had. He was extremely informative and we learned more this time than we had learned in most of our...More

Thank Katie L
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