Monday, 18 June 2012 16:04

5 Day Adventure & Surf Package


At Tortuga Surf camp we have mastered the art of creating perfect training programs that fit the every surfer needs.

Our most complete and entertaining programs are a perfect combination for the adventure lovers and mellow surfers alike, with a variety of options and activities that allow you to choose your own schedule. This way your holidays in Costa Rica are just the way you planned them, but with the guidance of Tortuga Surf Camp staff to make it a much smoother road, and everything on your own budget.


First we would help you create the outline of your perfect surf training program in Costa Rica, normally in most camps in Playa Jaco or in Costa Rica in general you would need to purchase tickets on specific weeks to fill their group quota needs, we are a family business running now for 10 years now with the same staff and most importantly the same instructors and water crew, this factor has helped us increase security and water drills and formations in order to keep our students safe.
We like to keep our groups small and personal for better training results

Once you got possible dates and ticket cost that work for you, we would proceed to create the outline and add the features you requested, no extra charges or hiding fees.

We would then proceed to choose your lodging, this would depend of the amount of people on your party, and what budget you would like to add to your stay. (Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for alternative lodging details)


We have two format of camps, SURF AND STAY where we basically just focus on your training and it would include only the lodging and training features.

FULL CAMP is the format where people would have one adventure activity per day apart from surfing, so we would adapt the schedule of the requested activities to the tide and let you know ahead of time what you day to day would be like and that way there is no schedule surprises.

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The whole experience In Playa Jaco and other activities would be supervised by Tortuga Surf camp staff, to help you make the best of your time here and your training. We aim to maximize your time in the country combined with chilled moments and jungle adventures for the “none surfing hours”.

Our training programs are combinations of local activities and surfing, the idea behind our camp is to maximize the time our students have in the country so that they can have more time to for them to spend on tours or just resting.

We discovered trough time that tourist can spend up to 30% of their time in Costa Rica just doing research for activities and traveling arrangements, so we decided we could cover that logistic part for the surf students ahead of time.

Costa Rica holds 5% of the world’s diversity and the Central Pacific area is famous for its wildlife as well as its majestic waves. Our watermen 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 country.

Let us help you create your perfect surf camp vacation

Contact us today to get your camps outline.


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Monday, 18 June 2012 16:03

Why Surf With Tortuga?

Because we'll have you standing up on your first lesson!

Our proven methods of surf-introducting have helped THOUSANDS of people stand up and surf for the first time ever. We guarantee you will be surfing by your first lesson, whether you're 5 years old or 85 years old. We also are one of the only Surf Camps in Costa Rica that specialize in handicapped surf instruction, or surf instruction for people with disabilities.

Because we guarantee a quality experience!

With a large selection of beginner and intermediate-sized boards, we have more surfboards for lessons than any other surf school in Jaco Beach. Reliable transporation, and the Tortuga Surf Hotel at Perico Azu, provide a quality experience.

Because we care about your safety!

Tortuga Surf puts safety first, Whether you're a 5 year old or an 85 year old, your safety in the water is our top priority. All of our instructors are Certified Lifeguards by the Costa Rican Lifeguard Association. They all possess CPR training, water-safety training, ocean-rescue training, and years of experience teaching people how to surf.


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Monday, 18 June 2012 16:01

Meet our surf instructors

 Our surf instructors at Tortuga Surf School & Camps are multi-lingual and lifeguard water-safety certified. We have years of experience showing people how to surf, safely and having a good time.
 Combining a true authentic Costa Rican experience and lifestyle, with the most intense drills and programs to make of your experience something you will remember and carry on for life.
This are some of the most familiar faces on our camp and the people responsible for making your surfing training both fun and safe.

Celine Mounier
Surf Camp Manager -France
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 Celine Mounier grew up in south of  France's beauty cost, and moved to Costa Rica to pursue a physically fit and healthy lifestyle on our warm tropical waters.She is the manager and main leading person when it comes down to logistics and everything our guest would require at Tortuga Surf School & Camps, and is one of a few female lifeguard certified in Jaco Beach currently.

As a DJ her understanding for the music has allowed her to be a key part on the creation of our training programs and the musical way we use to transmit them to our students
 Shes devotes her attention and her love for music & ocean to her clients, making sure everyone gets a chance to surf and fall in love with the ocean.


 Michael Gutierrez
Surfing Director- Costa Rica
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This Lifeguard & ISA (international surfing association) certified water men, is our head instructor.
 Mike began working with tourists at a diving shop in Puerto Viejo on the Atlantic side of the country at a young age, and eventually moved to Jaco Beach in the search of waves and stayed for good do dedicate his life to surfing and teaching surf.
 Michael's lifetime water background as a diver and boat driver transmit with the year in his ability to surf a variety of conditions and types of boards, and talent for teaching,helping to quickly established Tortuga Surf School & Camps as the predominant surfing school for beginner to intermediate level surfers, in Jaco Beach.

Douglas Solorzano
Surf Intructor & Water safety-Nicaragua

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 Originally from our neighbor country Nicaragua and an amazing surfer, Douggy is our glue!, the muscle of the operation during the day & right hand to the main Surfing Director.
 Douggy is the man on charge of the water security, after to get an awesome wave this will be your go to guy when it comes to helping people back into the line up, always with a smile on his face and a warm tone he will lead you out trough thick and thin.

 Freddy Asofeifa

Surf instructor & water safety-Costa Rica

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Born and raise in Jaco beach Freddy is our inside man when it comes to local current and wave knowledge, his input is priceless to the program.

He is also one of our intense style instructors so if you would like to get your heart rate up and running Freddy is your go to guy on the line up.

Rolando Gonzalez

Surf instructor & water safety-Nicaragua

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Born in our neighboring country of Nicaragua and raised in Playa Jaco, Rolando is the our good soul and example boy.

Coming from really humble background he dedicates his life to volunteering on his church and as a missionary has being to several country's to help others, he is a solid paddler and a soft smooth instructor, with a giant smile always and millions of patience and wisdom to spare even at his short age.



 Pablo Figuls

Surf instructor & water safety-Costa Rica

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Originally from the capital of San Jose Costa Rica, this former professional and national champion boxing fighter is our clean healthy eater and the one who helps us leave our life's on a better much healthier and conscientious way.

Pablo is also a personal trainer and an amazing surfer and one of our most important key player at Tortuga Surf camp





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