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Waves Costa Rica Surf Adventures
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9 Aug 2017
“Level 2-3 Waves Adventure ”
5 May 2015
“Best Surfing Experience Ever”
WaVes Costa Rica is run by local surfer Andrea Diaz and her Family. Andrea just placed 5th in the world at the ISA Masters World Surfing Games July 2012 & have been running the Quiksilver & Roxy Surf camps in Costa Rica for 10 yrs. With more than 20...more
Main Road, Tamarindo 4023, Costa Rica
+506 8829 4610
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 March 2011

Neither my husband or I had tried surfing before so we decided to take a lesson at Waves Costa Rica, which is attached to the Best Western Vista Villas. The location was perfect – just a short walk across the street to the beach. Andrea...More

2  Thank SSK81
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Honestly, I have nothing to compare this experience to. I definitely wish we could have communicated better with our instructor. I couldn't ask him any questions about when to catch the waves, etc. Out on the water, he would tell us to paddle hard and...More

1  Thank AMork
WaVesCR, General Manager at Waves Costa Rica Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2013

We are sorry you had such a bad experience with our instructor, it's the first time this comes to our attention that he has poor english, and that he was not attentive with you, as it is our philosophy to WaVes Costa Rica. We made...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The raft/ bus tour guides were so friendly and engaging that they really made this trip a wonderful lifetime memory for my whole family. We have been rafting multiple times together and this experience has truly stood out thanks to our raft guide Jairo, and...More

Thank schulz9337
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Andrea gave us the best surfing experience we could have imagined. After originally scheduling our lesson for the morning, she explained that the surf was going to be too rough for the four of us beginners. We rescheduled for later in the day when the...More

1  Thank Adam M
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Andrea, did a great job of putting together a few fantastic days for my son. Seeing him having so much fun with the other kids was fantastic. Andrea, gave him helpful pointers for surfing as well as drove him & the other kids around to...More

Thank Emory H
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Andrea genuinely cares that you have confidence in your knowledge and skills to surf. This explains why so many are able to get up on the first lesson. I wholeheartedly recommend her as your instructor!

1  Thank Byron B
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I was in Tamarindo with 3 other friends and we took a full and then half day lesson with Andrea at Waves. We understood that the lesson would be more of "coaching" rather than having someone stand there and hold our hand, push us off...More

1  Thank davidRLATL
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We were invited on a vacation to Playa Negra, and really wanted to get a lot of surfing in. Not knowing the area, and not really being experienced surfers, we knew that we wanted to have someone help guide us. Andrea came recommended by a...More

1  Thank Annie P
Reviewed 8 April 2014

My husband and I booked our trip to Tamarindo specifically so that I could learn to surf. We booked a package deal with Waves and Best Western Vista Villas. Our hotel stay was great but our surf lessons were just okay. Our surf instructor, Challo,...More

Thank Kathleen L
WaVesCR, Owner at Waves Costa Rica Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

I am so sorry that your experience with us at Waves Costa Rica did not meet your expectations. It is our policy to spread the surf lessons out among all our instructors, and I do my fair share of instruction as well. However, the week...More

Reviewed 19 December 2013

Definitely learned a great deal from the guys coaching us! Throughout the week they brought us to three different locations, with a variety of waves, and were very helpful with providing tips and encouragement. Definitely recommend them!

Thank NdExplorer
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Andrea does such a phenomenal job explaining the best method to get up and ride a surf board. I’ve never been surfing and I was doing it on my first day. Plus, she is such a vibrant instructor that builds confidence in her students. I...More

Thank Byron B
Reviewed 17 June 2013

I decided to try surfing when my 21 year old daughter said this is the Costa Rican adventure she would like to experience for her 21st birthday. I told Andrea in advance that I would need a lot of patience as I am NOT a...More

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