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Pura Vida Surfers

Funky Monky and Lodge Santa Teresa Costa Rica, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Awesome surf lessons!

My friend and I are beginner surfers and spent 2 days doing lessons with Victor and Marcos. Having... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patrick H
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Terrace, Canada
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Awesome instructors!

We planned on spending 2 nights in Santa Teresa but after a day surfing with Victor, Marcos and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anhuffman
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Chilliwack
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Pura Vida Surfers offers surf lessons for everyone. We teach paddling, standing up, dropping into waves and riding across them. All classes includes boards, rash guard, photos/videos, transportation and water+fruits. You can either take single classes or do our surf camp (5, 7, or 10 days of surfing). Pura Vida Surfers also has SUP Tours. The SUP tour is about 2-3 hour long. We paddle out to our platform, located in the middle of the ocean, where we have drinks and fruits and hang out. If the tour is scheduled in the afternoon we watch the sunset from there. Pura Vida Surfers also has Surf & Yoga retreats.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Funky Monky and Lodge Santa Teresa Costa Rica, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend and I are beginner surfers and spent 2 days doing lessons with Victor and Marcos. Having only been a handful of times back home using YouTube videos as our instruction, I can't begin to stress the importance of having hands on instruction in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We planned on spending 2 nights in Santa Teresa but after a day surfing with Victor, Marcos and the crew, we had to stay a 3rd night and get another day of surfing in. My friend and I were pretty fresh to the sport but...More

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Victor S, Owner at Pura Vida Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Gracias 🙏🏾

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I booked the 5 day surf camp with my best friend - and it was amazing. Victor, Andres, Marcos and the others are awesome teachers and thanks to them we learned surfing super fast, even though we barely had any surf epxerience before! They took...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend did a one day surfing lesson with Pura Vida Surfers. It was our first time surfing, but we still managed to get on the board and we had so much fun. We felt safe the whole time out in the water....More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I booked an intense week surf camp with Pura Vida surfers and I didn't regret. They bring you to awesome spots really different one to another. If you want to progress, they are the one, especially if you are not a beginner. Victor and his...More

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Victor S, Owner at Pura Vida Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Gracias 🙏🏻 And Go crazy but keep it simple Pura vida

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t surfed with these guys, you haven’t lived! Writing this having just spent a week of pure surfing magic and good times with the whole crew. They really know their stuff, have good quality kit and know the coast line inside out, so...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We had an incredible time with Victor during our Sunset SUP Tour. He provided transportation which was very helpful as well as an incredible snack afterword and pictures for us to remember our last night in Santa Teresa! We'll definitely be back and surfing with...More

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Victor S, Owner at Pura Vida Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018
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Gracias 🙏🏻

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Santa Teresa for a surf camp with Pura Vida Surfers and had the best time. Victor, owner and instructor, is doing a great job and really made me stepping out from my comfort zone which I am so grateful for. He is...More

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Victor S, Owner at Pura Vida Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018
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Pura vida 🇨🇷🏄🏾

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We did a two hour surf lesson with Pura Vida Surfers! It was the most funniest two hours in the water I've ever had :) Our teachers Andres, Christian und Victor explained us the first steps on the beach, then we got to the water!...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Had a great time learning to surf! The instructors picked us up in Santa Teresa and drove us to Playa Hermosa, where we went over some basics before getting in the water. They also provided us with rash guards. We were a group of 3...More

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