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4 Days Family Costa Rica Surfing and Photography

  • Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande Beach area, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Fun Family Surfing Costa Rica

This is not just a surf lesson. It is the first step in your surfing career. After years of experience teaching surfing, Tamarindo Surf School guarantees you will stand up and ride your first wave in just one lesson. If not, your next lesson is free. You will have this great surfing experience on a beautiful beach and you will also take some photos and drone footage of your family ripping. Let yourselves get some great experience in surfing!


  • Surfing day on the beach
  • Guided surf trip to Avellanes
  • 2 family group or semi-private lessons
  • Photo session and drone footage session
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Free board rental
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Hotel Las Tortugas is perfectly positioned in the center of Playa Grande, just steps from the main peak which is one of Costa Rica’s most consistent surf breaks. Tamarindo Surf School's guests revel in the luxury of staying at the only beach front hotel in the area with a pool, Jacuzzi, garden with hammocks, open air restaurant, and bar - all just steps from the water’s edge.

The lessons begin on the beach with some theory and technique talk. You will then practice the correct movements and positioning on the board and head straight into the water for an experience of a lifetime. On the last day, you will take a guided surf trip to Avellanes for a family and surfing day on the beach and you will have a photo and drone footage session of your family in action.

This surf camp will take place in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. It is located steps away from the beautiful Playa Tamarindo.

  • Diving
  • Enjoy a river tour
  • Enjoy a sailing tour
  • Enjoy massage treatments
  • Enjoy sunset sailing and snorkel tours
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Join ATV tours
  • Join the canopy zip line tour
  • Join the Estuary tour
  • Join the hot springs tour
  • Leatherback turtle viewing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Sport fishing
  • Tennis
  • Visit Montverde cloud forest
  • Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park and volcano
  • Wind surfing
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • 2 family group or semi-private lessons
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Board rental
  • Guided surf trip to Avellanes and surfing day on the beach
  • Photos and drone footage session
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Tammy Hsu
    10 out of 10

    "Surfing with Tamarindo Surf School was the highlight of my trip. I spent two mornings learning to surf with them, and I quickly fell in love! It's a testament to how wonderful my instructor was - (Ask for Claudio, if you can!!) Brad and his team were professional, friendly, and encouraging; they are wonderful people who really enjoy what they do. I appreciated how communicative Brad was from the very first email correspondence, before I even arrived in Costa Rica. And I highly recommend adding the aerial photography package too! #puravida"

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  • Review by Rebecca Falletta Holstead from Wiltshire, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Simply amazing experience. Gustav was very professional, lots of patience and so much fun. We love you Gustav "

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  • Review by Geoff M.
    10 out of 10

    "I had a shoulder problem in the sea and was compelled to cancel the lesson. They refunded me without hesitation. During the theory the teacher was very nice and professional. Liked!"

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  • Review by Richard S. from Canada
    8 out of 10

    "Our teacher gave us practical instruction and helped us in the water the whole time. He was very good! The reason for the lack of excellent rating: it's a small shop (almost just a booth) so there are no lockers for your personal belongings while surfing; no wetsuits, just well-worn jerseys for your upper body, and the surf boards were far from new. The staff were friendly, helpful, and overall great to deal with. It's their facilities that could use some upgrading. Nor was there a photographer on the beach taking photos which would be available (not mandatory) for purchase. I've used another surf shop that did this. Overall we had a fun, informative lesson. There's just no extra services or facilities available."

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  • Review by Stephen Wood
    10 out of 10

    "Did one week family surf camp. Great experience. Not all "surf instructors" in Tamarindo actually know what they are doing...many just know how to push people on to waves. These guys all rip. They are the real deal and got us all progressing daily. Even managed to make old Dad I knew what I was doing. Highly recommend. Thanks again guys...already planning our next trip"

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  • Review by Chris D. from Great Britain
    10 out of 10

    "My two sons - 12 and 15 - had several lessons with Vincent during our stay in Tamarindo. He was fantastic. They made enormous progress and loved learning with him. Super relaxed, great sense of humour and delightful individual. Part of the excellent Cala Luna hotel, who made the logistics very easy. Highlight of the holiday."

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  • Review by Erin Green from Saskatchwan, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "My 13 year old daughter had lessons from mark he was excellent, such a nice guy"

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  • Review by a traveler from Ohio, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I have always wanted to try surfing and finally gave it a try, and I'm glad I did. The experience was the highlight of my trip. The instructors were very helpful and each of them spent time with you. I was with a large group, but the lesson was customized to each person. The cost of the lesson was also very reasonable. I will defiantly be back!"

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  • Review by a traveler from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Great folks. They set us up with Gino for surf lessons and we had a blast. They offer a great service and product for 1st-time surfers."

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  • Review by Barbara Frost Marais from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "What an amazing experience. You are never too old to learn to surf and these guys know just how to make it happen. Professional, friendly and eager to please. A day to remember."

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  • Review by Heather from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "We decided to use Tamirindo Surf School after a friend of ours learned to surf with this company. The new owners were on hand and the shop was clean and newly renovated. Our instructor, Josh, was so patient with both my husband and me and as "older" people he managed to help us both catch a wave. I am not sure that the negative review was for this company as the shop in right on the beach, so no carrying of surf boards for any distance. I would definitely use Tamarindo Surf School again. Visited December 2015."

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  • Review by Lynneth Stuart-Hill
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic! So much fun. Great instructors, great rates and a beautiful location!!"

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  • Review by Heather Neil Hudson from British Columbia, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "What a fantastic experience. The instructor was so patient. We all managed to ride some waves . Highly recommend"

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  • Review by Letti from USA
    10 out of 10

    "My husband e-mailed Tamarindo Surf School regarding making reservations and they were very prompt to respond. They suggested we book online, which we did, and ended up saving 5 USD each. My husband was able to stand on his third try! I was a little scared and it took me many tries to actually stand up. Eventually I manage to ride a few waves all the way to shore, I was very proud of myself. The instructor was amazing. He was very encouraging and patient. He made the lessons very enjoyable and fun and I'm so glad we use them for our first surfing lessons. I strongly recommend using Tamarindo Surf School. The prices are just right and you'll get amazing instructors! Visited June 2015."

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