from Nicaragua, March 2018
Ive been to many many surfcamps to improve my surfing and ive never learned so much in such a short time. The instructors make sure they’ll never train more than 2 people at one time so they can put an eye on them and make sure they truly improve their surfing within the lesson. You will laugh, have fun, drink the best coconuts ever and simply have the week of your life - if you want to though. Everything is a matter of your mindset and if you love having energetic people around you that will gently push your limits you should do it! The staff (literally everybody) were super amazing people and tried their best to make you feel comfortable and satisfy your wishes. If you walk around with a smile and treat everybody with respect they will do the same and be even happier . Book it, do it and enjoy it - you will regret not going.
from Sweden, February 2018
Surflessons were very good! I had a great time with my instructor Sascha and learned so much at every lesson. Videoanalysis in the evning where also very good! Surf manager Tavo is super nice and gives great points to think about for next lesson. The whole team at Selina is super friendly and proffessional! I had a great week there. Pura vida!
from Chile, May 2018
"me subí a la ola!"
lo mejor fue que Jacó beach es muy tranquila, bastante turismo local, por lo que fue ideal para conocer la vida diaria de los Ticos. El mar muy variante durante el día. desde casi cero olas a olones de 3 mts. fue una muy dura experiencia, pero siento y creo que valió mucho la pena. nuestro instructor / manager / host Rodrigo Cerezo es una excelente persona, impecable instructor, me enseño muchísimo y ayudó en todo momento siempre con la mejor disposición y alentándome a no perder el entusiasmo, llevándonos a otros playas para surfear, etc. de todas formas todo el equipo del surf club fue muy bueno. recomiendo este surf camp 1000%, tienes de todo para lograr suerfearte unas olas. Ahora depende de mi continuar con mi práctica y llevarla to the next level. gracias totales :)
from United States, May 2018
"Great surfing experience with Selina Jaco"
The Location is great. just at by the beach. we took a surf lesson for 4 days.
The Instructor "Rodrigo" and his team Matias and Andres are very good. he know how to teach, not only being a professional surfer. it more than worth with the money u pay for. all staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful.
My husband and I was very happy with this trip with Selina.
from Canada, May 2018
excellent instructors and surfing facilitation - friendly and accommodating - good communicators - top notch
from Costa Rica, April 2018
"Perfect Stay and best Instructors"
We had six days in the Camp und five days Surfing. The Instructors Rodrigues, Matias and Byront were so friendly and competent. We really felt well in their lessons! The food was really Good and the location at the beach perfect.
from Colombia, April 2018
"Our instructor was Ricardo- he is amazing!"
Our surf lessons with Ricardo were for changing. The two women who typically work the bar are friendly and professional. The karaoke/trivia/king of dance nightlife employee is a gem.
from Germany, April 2018
"Great Stay for Surf in Santa Teresa"
Our surf instructor, Lorena, was great and we learned a lot. The food at funky monkey was excellent.
Selina has a nice chill out area with a pool and a variety of boards to choose from. Supermarkets, batidos, cafes and restaurants are a few meters away.
Gustavo Gabriel Genta
from Argentina, April 2018
la atencion del surf club y la comida
from Switzerland, March 2018
"surfweek, fun, crazy, sunburned:-)"
Perfect surfteacher - friendly, crazy, strictly, good practice before starting in the water. The beach is very close!! The location is very lovely and you feel welcome (summer/surffeeling). The food was delicious.
from United States, March 2018
"Cool hostel, great location but some downers "
The food included in the meal plan was very good and varied, also very filling especially after 2h of surfing! However, in the evening the sandwiches were always unavailable and the salads are too light and dont contain any source of protein.
Drinkable tap water!
AMAZING weather, and great spot to learn how to surf, surf coaches are patient and fun, the hostel is at walking distance from the ocean, and there are plenty of ocean view bars and restaurants, from which the most amazing sunsets can be seen everyday.
Alot of fun places around to hang out in the evening, just make sure you ask when the party will start and where it'll be. Costa Rican time.
from Canada, March 2018
"Excellent Surf Camp"
Surf Camp:Matia was my primary instructor and Rodrigo was there to provide advice and help me along the way. This is an awesome camp! It is quite intensive but I cant wait to go back. They break down all you need to do to get up on the board and are super patient with you. They do go by the tide so timing of the lesson will depend on that and if the water is shallow or not. They keep watching conditions to make sure it is ok to go out. By the last class we were out in the ocean surfing. It was amazing!
Accommodation:Room was clean.my only peeve: had some run ins with mosquitos on the 2nd and third day & toilet cover was scratched up. Bedroom and ac were both good. I didn't have hot water in my room for some reason so I used the communal showers which were always empty and had hot water. Also, the communal showers were waaayyy nicer than the bathroom in my room...just saying.I had the hostel standard room.
Food:Great!Try the grilled whole fish...which I'm pretty sure is fried ...but still very delicious.Surfers stew with calamari needs adjusting.Pina colada disappeared in a flash😀
Location:Excellente!1.5hrs from SJO. I used monkeyrider to get there -43us.. Selina is right on the strip with lots of restaurants, shopping,grocery. Everything is there and it's right on the beach. Layout of the property is perfect for relaxing.
Overall:I had a great experience at Selina and Id do the surf camp again.Matia and Rodrigo are great and everyone was very polite. I'd recommend to anyone.
from Costa Rica, February 2018
"Selina Surf Camp- An Amazing Experience! Highly Recommended!"
I enjoyed every aspect of the surf camp at Selina! Not only were the instructors amazing and highly knowledgeable, the location was perfect & the food was delicious. A very cool and fun atmosphere at Selina - definitely the best hostel and surf camp I have ever attended!
from Canada, February 2018
Great energy, good is Much better then expected, drinks are good, staff is very friendly overall surf board are in good shape
from United States, January 2018
"Good times "
The entire staff was incredibly accommodating, very professional and really genuine people.
from Canada, January 2018
"Short trip to Jaco"
Great location with waves right outside the hostel, accommodating staff helped work out some issues we had, good surf instructors for beginners. Also plenty of extra stuff to do, we went on a crocodile tour, and on a fun trip to a nearby beach where we saw wildlife and ate fresh coconuts.
from Costa Rica, January 2018
Los instructores insisto Rodrigo y Matías fueron de lo mejor, realmente te transmiten esa pasión por el surf, y te enseñan muy bien realmente de primera clase. Pienso que el surf club tiene un gran potencial gracias a ellos definitivamente, y al excelente equipo y tablas en las cuales han invertido. Por otro lado la ubicación frente al mar es perfecta, que haya un bar en el lugar también es muy cómodo. La habitación en la qué me hospedé fue realmente cómoda, muy aseada y súper bonita. Yo definitivamente voy a volver a Selina Jacó para seguir aprendiendo, y debido a esta misma experiencia siempre Selina va a ser mi primera opción de hospedaje aún cuando vaya a otro lugar. El servicio al cliente también es muy bueno, siempre fueron amables conmigo y me atendieron bien.
from United States, January 2018
from Costa Rica, December 2017
"11 days surf camp"
I spent in Selina Jaco more than the 11 days initially planed ! probably the best surf experience I have had ever ! The waves, the people, the surf boards, etc. every thing was perfect to improve my surfing. So glad I have done it, I will come back there if I have the opportunity to do it !! Fore sure !!!
Selina Facebook page
I had a great time at Selina. The place is right on the beach, just steps away from the ocean and good surf. I enjoyed amazing sunsets. The food is good, and the decoration of the place is really cool. I had a great time learning to surf with the best instructors Matias and Rodrigo.
Selina Facebook page
Had a great time in the first surf camp in jaco! The instructions rodrigo and maties are professionals! they have a lot of patience and good vibes.
Everything was amazing- the people, the food, the other activities we did like canopy and yoga and the whole selina crew especially gigi. I Recommend it strongly for anyone that want to learn how to surf and at the same time to have unforgettable experience.
Selina Facebook page
Just finished week of surf camp at @selina Jaco . I did the time of my life and go out from here with a feeling that this 7 days were the highlight of my trip in Central America - i learned how to surf from super high quality surf instructors, they took us to surf in the best spots and gave us lots of new knowledge about the world of surf . I Made new friends from all around the world , the rooms were clean and comfortable and the food tasty !! Gigi , rodrigo ,matias and rob are friendly & smiley people . they were always there for us - in and out of the water . I feel we will stay good friends forever I recommend anyone who want to try surf to go and meet this guys- Get ready for the best experience of your life We will meet again and don't forget - MAH HAAAAMMMMMAAAAAZZZZAAAAVV