Really Good 8.6/10
Iguana Surf Camp is located directly in front of the best learn-how-to-surf break on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Our surf camp offers daily surf lessons, unlimited board rentals, professional instruction and video analysis that will have you up and surfing in no time! If you have ever wanted to surf before, Tamarindo Beach is the place to do it. Warm water, light currents, and no rocks are just a few of the reasons Tamarindo is ranked in the top 10 for best places to learn how to surf in the world
There are 2 types of accommodation for you to choose:
Iguana Surf Camp Cabinas are located directly in front of the beach on the same property as our surf shop and tour desk, just a minutes walk to the famous Tamarindo surf break and our private condos. Our 7 cabinas are situated in a tropical garden setting that host a masterpiece of brilliant flowers, draping palms, and vibrant native trees. Although simply decorated, each cabina has all the amenities you need during your camp stay including AC, TV, Wifi, private parking, 24 hour security and a community kitchen.
Iguana Surf Camp private condos include 3 studios and 1 two bedroom condo which are located just a short 10 minutes. Walk from our surf shop and camp cabinas. This is the perfect option for those looking for a surf adventure in a more private setting. You will still be able to experience all the camp activities, while at the same time enjoying higher-end amenities such as a shared pool/bbq area, and a full private kitchen.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a surfers paradise, drawing surfers from around the globe. One of the greatest attractions is the diversity and consistency of the surf, not to mention the year round balmy water temperatures. The bay offers a long, clean curl that is great for beginner surfers.
We love to share our knowledge of the waves and instill a healthy respect and awareness of the ocean in all of our students - we take great pride and feel it is a privilege to teach others the art of surfing.
Each surf lesson is 2 hours long and will be customized by your professional bi-lingual surf instructor to your skills and fitness level. Your first lesson will start with a short introduction on the beach, covering the basics of surfing, safety tips and some exercises to practice getting up on the board.
We have a great and wide selection to choose from starting with short boards, hybrid boards, fun boards and long boards. We have over 125 boards in total from 56 fishes to 100 longboards.
When your instructor feels you are ready for the real thing you will head out into the surf and practice what you have just learned. Your instructor will be with you in the water the entire time, offering direct feedback and instruction to help you form a solid foundation for the week of surfing ahead.
Our fail-proof teaching methods have been helping people learn how to surf since 1989. We have put it to the test in over 100,000 beginner surf lessons and it has yet to fail us. Our primary focus is on giving each student the best and safest surfing experience possible.
We are so confident we will have you up and surfing in the week you spend with us at Iguana Surf Camp, that we offer a money back guarantee! If you dont catch a wave with us, you will receive a full refund, no questions asked!
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"My wife and I came to Tamarindo for a week and surfing was one of our checklist items. We had both attempted surfing in the past with little success. The lesson made all the difference as we both made it up after a few attempts and Gino helped us catch a ton of waves during the lesson. Highly recommend this spot for anyone that wants to learn how to surf!"
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"First off, this place was amazing. When I got to Costa Rica, the locals in other cities were recommending this place for when I got to Tamarindo. The people are so friendly and cool. Grevien is like a pro. He showed me the safety first, then the tips. He taught me how to watch the waves come in and how to surf using as little effort as possible so you can reserve your energy for paddling and getting up on the board. He had me standing up and surfing in like 30-40 minutes. I was stoked! Keep in mind, he was helping me with the board, now I need to learn to paddle and catch that wave like he showed me. The photographer Aurora was very talented and professional. I got a great deal on the photos. I can't wait to post them on Facebook lol. I'm going back to Texas soon but this place will stay in my heart forever. Pura Vida!!!"
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"I went to Iguana Surf with a group of three other young women to learn to surf for the first time. When we arrived the Iguana staffs were friendly and excited to see us, we instantly felt comfortable and our apprehensions about beginner surfing were assuaged right away. We had a 2-hour private lesson from Fifo for 45 USD per person and it was well worth the investment. I personally had always been terrified to learn how to surf, and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher! Under Fifo's guidance, we all got up on our boards right away and fell in love with surfing. Tamarindo is a gorgeous beach - the setting was just stunning. The following day we returned to rent boards - only 5 USD a person - and Fifo came out to the water to watch us and give us tips. I am so happy I got to meet Fifo and the rest of the team. They were exceptional. I couldn't have asked for a better location to learn how to surf."
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"This was our first time in Tamarindo, and we will definitely go back even though our usual MO is to check places off and head to the next adventure locale)! Iguana made the experience even better. The instructors were great, patient and fun. All 4 of us got up pretty quick. For the rest of the adventures, they are responsive yet chill, accommodating and not pushy."
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"I enjoyed learning the basics of surf. These guys know what theyre doing, and gave me the confidence I needed."
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