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Bob Marley Surf School

Calle Mora | South Beach Hotel, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61101, Costa Rica
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Excellent surf instructor

Cali is the only instructor that could get my clumsy self to actually stand up on a board. He’s a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Isabel M
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Amazing!

I had never been surfing before and my friends and I wanted to learn. There was four of us and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly M
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Bob Marley Jaco offers private and group Surf/SUP/Kayak lessons, rentals, and tours for all ages on the beautiful, safe (no riptides), sandy beach of Jaco, Costa Rica. It's the perfect spot for families, groups, and individuals. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available as well and special tours and excursions can also be arranged by Bob Marley Jaco. The surf school and camp are located right in front of a hotel that offers nightly garden and pool view rentals, large outdoor pool, outdoor showers, and a breezy open-air restaurant and bar overlooking the beach. It's the perfect spot for a day of fun in the sun or an extended stay in Costa Rica. Join us for some surf, sun, and fun!
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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Calle Mora | South Beach Hotel, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cali is the only instructor that could get my clumsy self to actually stand up on a board. He’s a fantastic instructor and his dog Sami will steal your heart.

Thank Isabel M
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Haha! You did great, Isabel!! Thank you for the great review. Will give Sammi a big hug for you! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never been surfing before and my friends and I wanted to learn. There was four of us and instructor was easily able to teach us all at once. I felt very safe with him in the water with us and we all had...More

Thank Kelly M
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review, Kelly! Makes me smile! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cali was so nice and friendly. We had a great time just hanging out with him. Highly recommend getting to know him while visiting Jaco!

Thank matthewturner75
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Matt! Hope to have you back here soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cali and Manuel were excellent instructors. I had never been surfing before and rode the wave my second time on the board! The surf school is super chill and an easy walk from anywhere in Jaco. It was my first visit to Costa Rica and...More

Thank Jeffrey S
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Jeff!! Was a blast having you guys. Hope to see you back here soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to start?? I cannot say enough good things about Cali and the rest of his crew. I came to Costa Rica as a very novice surfer and Cali really took me under his wing to drastically improve my surf game. I not only learned...More

Thank McKenna I
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing review and I will let Sammi know--haha! Was so much fun teaching and getting to know you. Pura Vida!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Jaco to visit some friends not really knowing what our plans were. My lovely friend referred me to her friend Cali for surf lessons. I jumped at the idea but honestly wasn't expecting to have much success at surfing. Amazingly I had...More

Thank courtneyjcap88
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You did such a great job!! Thank you for the referral, was so much fun having you!

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Whether you're an experienced surfer or just learning, go see Cali and his team at Bob Marley. They have a great assortment of equipment and a vast knowledge of surfing. I rented a board and was able to watch some of the lessons while I...More

Thank Gerrod M
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

...and we would love to have you back! Thanks for such a great referral! Pure Vida!!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My daughter and friends were on spring break, we had made reservations with another group that gives lessons- we showed up 10 minutes early, after waiting 25 minutes we decided to try the group next down on the beach - there we met the Bob...More

Thank pmorris7666
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great referral! Loved having you and the girls did great!! Hope to see you again soon! Pure Vida!

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I started surfing a few month ago with Tiger, the lessons are super relax and you learn a lot. Now my wife is getting lesson and some of my friends.

Thank Alefass
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hi Alefass, Thank you so much for your message! It's been great surfing with you and happy to hear you are learning a lot. Keep practicing and really appreciate all of the referrals and recommendation. See you in the water! Pura vida.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I booked a solo segment of my trip to Costa Rica for a couple days to Jaco with Bob Marley Surf School. I had the best time! The instructions on land and water from the surf coaches really helped me to improve my skills and...More

Thank Christine S
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BobMarleyJaco, Manager at Bob Marley Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you so much Christine! Our Bob Marley Jaco team is the best and we really appreciate the comments and feedback. You did a great job and it was exciting to watch your progress in such a short time. Keep up the surfing and visit...More

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