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Kelly's Surf House is a exclusive premier Retreat/Sports/Education Center in Tamarindo. We started out as Kelly's Surf Shop, where we specialized in surfing and SUP. We have grown to offer bike tours and rentals as well as as full tour center. Now...more
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Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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+506 2653 1355
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is by far the most friendly surf shop in Tamarindo. I loved seeing Jeffrey and Cozy on a daily basis, they are great employees and seem to love what they do. This place is great if you are in a hurry and need to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clairethomas543
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Claire, thank you so much for your amazing review. We are going to miss seeing you every day. Enjoy the rest of your travels. We are hoping to have you back soon! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I’ve been visiting Tamarindo for years; and Kelly’s is alway where I go to grab my board and get the scoop on where to go surf. Jeff is absolutely one of the most genuine guys I’ve ever dealt with, period. He’ll get you on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jbuc1984
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Justin Thank you so much for leaving us a message. And thank you for choosing our service over and over again. Jeff is sending you his blessings. See you next time! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to book any excursions. ATV and snorkeling were awesome .Jeffery and Viktor are the greatest to deal with, awesome people. Pura Vida

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dmanzar
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thanks for leaving us a message. It's so good to hear that you enjoyed the tour you booked with us. Hope to have you back. Pura Vida!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here 2 years ago and the wonderful service hasn’t changed. Jeffrey was crazy helpful and friendly and got us set up with a great guide at Flamingo Day Tours. Prices for rentals are also highly competitive—you can’t go wrong dealing with Kelly’s!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KellyM503
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kelly, thanks so much for your amazing review. Jeff really appreciates your kind words and can't wait for you to return here. See you soon! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really impressed of Kelly's staff, they were amazing. They offered us all the help we needed for everything, Jeff and Cosy answered all of our questions and we made a lot of fun with them. Prices are cheaper than the competition, enjoy your trip and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank acourdidee
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thanks so much for the amazing review. Good to hear that we were able to answer al your questions. It was a pleasure having you guys. Hope to see you again! Pura Vida1

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took lessons in front of the hotel, Steven was great and very knowledgeable. Rented a board from Hans 5 or 6 times, Great guy! Super helpful and friendly, really made my trip. Hope to see Hans again next time I'm down.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank robert d
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robert, thanks for leaving us a message. We really appreciate your kind words! I will pass the review to Hans. Excited to have you back here soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met with Jeffrey and booked for 8 people to take a surf lesson. When we showed up we ended up with 12 in our group at an 8am lesson. They were quick to accommodate all of us. It was a short lesson on the beach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CT_8818
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for booking your surf lessons with us. Our instructors really enjoyed working with you guys. We really appreciate your kind words and this amazing review. Hoping to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used Kelley's for nearly all my activities in Tamarindo and couldn't be happier. Airport pickup, waterfall/waterslide, surf lesson - everything was amazing, well priced, and everyone was always on time. Special thanks to Gaby for setting it all up and ensuring everything went smoothly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon281G
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jon, thank you so much for the amazing review! It was a pleasure working for you. See you soon! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met jeffrey at kellys surf shop and he was just AMAZING! He offered great service and advices, we would recommand the place to anyone coming to tamarindo! They have the best prices but also they are the best peeps weve met in town! You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marypeterm
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your awesome review. Jeff and everyone at the shop really appreciate your kind words. You girls were amazing. Hope to see you again! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned home from a 5 night stay in Tamarindo and had the pleasure of attending 2 lessons at Kelly's. Our instructor was a local young man named, Jose. Who was super friendly , patient and informative. He took my husband and I out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa P
Kellysdesk2018, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for leaving us an amazing review. It was a pleasure having you at our shop! Hope to see you soon! Pura Vida!

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dwnsue54
6 January 2016|
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Response from KellySurfShop | Property representative |
The cost of a SUP is $20 for 2 hours, $40 day , and $200 week. There are many destinations that you can reach by SUP . Such as Capitan island or thru the estuary. Or can go to flamingo and paddle around there !
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Nksinha
4 October 2015|
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Response from KellySurfShop | Property representative |
Yes you are provided life jackets. There is a lot of wild life, we have not experienced any crocodile encounters in the area and we do not provoke the wild wife. You will have the experience to view them if you are lucky but... More
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