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Carton the Surf Shop

Open Now: 07:00 - 18:00
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Sun Block

positive inviting vibe great little shop for see surf boards and the building of them easy walk... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
clint P
via mobile
Since 2008

I met Carton in october 2008 and I really appreciate his kindness and friendship. He explained me... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
via mobile
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27 Mar 2017
“Sun Block”
19 Dec 2016
“Not to rent a SUP !!!”
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Calle Madrigal, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61101, Costa Rica
+506 2643 3762
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

positive inviting vibe great little shop for see surf boards and the building of them easy walk from club del mar

Thank clint P
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a good shape SUP to surf the small waves and they gave me one of their own board which was unstable and with a heavy paddle... when I return everything they charge me 20 $ for one hour!

Thank Grizz64
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I met Carton in october 2008 and I really appreciate his kindness and friendship. He explained me how he intend the shape of the surf and i really appeciate. So when I come back to Italy I asked him to shape a longboard.... It is...More

Thank Egonotturno
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Great boards. Both the owner and shaper speak English and will work with you to find the perfect board to buy or rent. New or used, nice boards. 1 block from the beach, they have cool T-shirts too!

1  Thank ChrisDenise108
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Situated on the south end of Jaco, Carton surfboards offers new and used surfboards for sale and rent. Because they manufacture the boards, the rentals boards are mostly new. Other shops try to rent you worn out boards for top dollar, carton rents his own...More

1  Thank Krakensurf
Reviewed 10 March 2015

My husband and I decided to buy surf boards for our 3 month stay in Costa Rica. After shopping around a bit we found Carton. My husband tried out a few used long boards here, but ended up buying a used one at Nika (they...More

1  Thank Heidi R
Reviewed 5 March 2015

When Warner emailed, asking me to write a review for Carton Surfboards in Jaco, I was thrilled with the opportunity to tell everyone about them. Simply: they are the best resource for any visiting surfer who may be traveling through or near Jaco. I showed...More

1  Thank mattrwelch
Reviewed 27 February 2015

First thing you see out front is a collection of boards with the Ramones on them, a good sign. I stopped on the last day of my trip to see about renting a board on my next time there. Trying to learn on an advanced...More

2  Thank Robear1954
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

This was my first trip to Costa Rica. I have about 15 years surfing experience. I wanted to bring my own board, but because of how we ended up booking our flight it was prohibitively expensive. I was nervous about renting a board because from...More

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I took my first trip ever to Costa Rica over the Thanksgiving holiday , 2014. In the course of my research, I figured Jaco was perfect because the surf was supposed to be decent but surrounded by competition -grade beaches north and south - I'm...More

1  Thank MarkVal54
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30 December 2014|
Response from Calvin J |
I recommend that you use Visa. All of the banks exchange currencies. Taxis are expensive, but you can rent a car. See Warner ,, for more information.