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Tropical Surf School

Quepos & Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 8683 4053
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Great experience, super nice staff

Got a surf lesson on Playa Espadilla and I have nothing but good things to say about them. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Fun and friendly surfing lessons!

I had the pleasure of taking lessons with the 2 brothers running the Tropical Surf School. We found... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Miguel D
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We are a local surf school with tours to Playa Chaman in Uvita, Manuel Antonio in Quepos and more...let us teach you to surf or show you around the beaches of Costa Rica! We have over 15 years of experience and all the gear necessary to help you have a great time! Contact us for information about special tours, reservations, or rentals, or come see us on the beach!
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Quepos & Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 8683 4053
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Got a surf lesson on Playa Espadilla and I have nothing but good things to say about them. We didn't use the full lesson (2 hours) but they offered for us to come back another day to finish if we wanted. Coco (Owen) took pictures...More

Thank sfarfan2018
CocoTSS, Propietario at Tropical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of taking lessons with the 2 brothers running the Tropical Surf School. We found them on the beach and they were eager to get our group of 5 into the water. After going over some basics on land, we went into...More

1  Thank Miguel D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience, super friendly staff, they took pictures of me in the whole process of the surf lesson, showed me around, always paying attention, making sure I was fine! Also they took me swimming into the deep sea! It was just amazing,...More

Thank Alejandra R
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and courteous. well versed with English. We took private lessons and they made it easy and fun for the kids. The heavy down pour did not stop them from enjoying the surfing in water.

1  Thank Girish K
Reviewed 6 January 2016

My husband, daughter and son tried surfing with Tropical Surf School. After being picked up late, they did make up for lost time at the beach. My daughter got up nearly every time, and my son several times. The staff was pleasant and helpful and...More

1  Thank cprofct
Reviewed 26 December 2015

The surf school was excellent and the guide met us in quepos and helped to navigate manuel antonio including parking. Beaches are crowded and I would recommend having someone watch your things/cars for you and it was very helpful to have a guide with us...More

Thank Mallory C
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Working with the Tropical Surf School is a great way to learn to surf. They provide the boards, vests, and instruction as part of the fee. They also provided us with fresh pineapple and cold bottled water during a break we took from surfing. I...More

Thank rbeaton314
Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Terrible bad experience. They only care about your money and how they gonna make it nicely and easily. NL actual instruction and the time is stalled time after time so they work less and male more. Sneaklh, sleazy,

Thank Mac2105
Reviewed 16 August 2013

My two sons (11 and 15) and I were keen on surfing when we went to Costa Rica. We booked lessons through our hotel (La Mariposa) who signed us up with Tropical Surf School. Gilbert was our personal instructor This was the first time EVER...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 21 March 2013

This surf shop is the real thing, great employees, locally owned and very attentive. My son's teacher took pictures of him, because I didn't have a camera, and then he emailed them to us. Very courteous and laid back staff ready to make your surf...More

1  Thank Beth B
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