Tortuga Surf School & Camps in Jaco Beach Costa Rica, is the leading organization of authentic Costa
Rica surfing and paddle boarding experiences.
Tortuga Surf School & Camps will have you standing up on a surfboard in Jaco Beach or riding your paddle board on a mellow bay by your first lesson.
Our English & Spanish staff are ISA (international surfing association) & Lifeguard certified, Making for an extremely safe experience and giving you the peace of mind to push your limits in the water.
Located in the south end of town, our surf house is just 2 minutes from the beach training area, where the Tortuga staff will host you during your surfing lessons.
Equipped with tents, chairs, umbrellas, and surfboards, this is our launching point to start your surfing life!
Accommodating intermediate and beginner surfers, the lifetime water-men at Tortuga Surf Camp can create a unique surfing experience that will greatly improve your abilities in the water and get you to that next level of wave riding!
Our Surf Camp & Paddle board training programs are costumed and elaborate they combine surfing and outdoors activities or just hike and walks on nearby beaches and mountains, the main idea is to give you a little taste of the life of a professional surfing operation in paradise.
We are not offering the all 5 star hotel kind of camp, its more like the authentic flavor of a local life, with surf training & adventure activities such as zip lines or paddle boarding on the pacific ocean. Your days will be filled with energy, exercise and great local Costa Rica's Cuisine.
In order to elaborate a surf program we first make direct contact with all our customers and start to define the outline and the features you want to include on your package to then proceed to design your very own surf training program.
We run small groups only! in order to maximize the training and attention time per instructor, our ratio on beginners will always be one to one and security is always the first priority.
In addition our instructors are both ISA & lifeguard certified professionals.
Costa Rica holds 5% of the worlds diversity and the Central Pacific area is famous for its wildlife as well as its majestic waves.
Our water-men (women) and hosts will make this trip the best opportunity for you to enjoy this wild land in a safe responsible way. We take our work with pride since we are all a part of this giant touristic surfing jungle, the world surfing champion.
Once you have settled into our Surf House at Hotel Perico Azul, located in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica, we will give you a little tour of town and its amenities so that you get familiar with the area and the camps training areas.
We will also provide you when available with a Banana Bike (beach cruiser), since this is the main method of transportation for locals and it’s a very healthy convenient choice for the small run into town.
Surf is scheduled around the tides so as soon as you have learned the basics, we will start your surfing adventure on our beach station, and our ISA & Lifeguard certified instructors will lead you through this program with patience and care.
This camp is combined with adventure activities and we provide you with a large list of activities to choose from, to help round out your experience with a variety of adventures or canopy experiences in the middle of the Costar Rican jungle.
We will also guide you through Jaco’s best restaurant and local dining venues for you to be able to taste both local and international cuisine.
In only 7 days you will be able to experience Costa Rica in a warm and unique way. We make a huge effort to ensure that the environment of the camp is familiar and cozy: your very own Costa Rican Surf house.
We won’t just drop you off at some hotel and pick you up for tours, like other tour operators do; we will share the real Costa Rica with you, and that’s our most important mission!