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Avellanas Surf School

Avellanas Beach | In Lolas Bar & Restaurant, Santa Cruz 50303, Costa Rica
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Simply Amazing Surf School

We took our grandkids, 15, 13, and 11 to Costa Rica for surfing lessons and thanks to Trip Advisor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Don R
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Brewster, Massachusetts
Best surf instruction!

Our family of four visited Costa Rica for Spring Break. The highlight of the trip was surfing with... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Megan W
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Greenbrae, California
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Locals over 20 years teaching to surf in Avellanas Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We speak Spanish, English and French.
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Avellanas Beach | In Lolas Bar & Restaurant, Santa Cruz 50303, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grandkids, 15, 13, and 11 to Costa Rica for surfing lessons and thanks to Trip Advisor, we had researched Avellanas Surf School ahead of time./ Mauricio Ortega, the owner, answered all of my questions, gave advise up front and was thrilled when...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our family of four visited Costa Rica for Spring Break. The highlight of the trip was surfing with Avellanas Surf School at Avellenas beach. The instructors were outstanding. We have had surf lessons on other vacations, and this instruction was by far the best we've...More

Thank Megan W
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Our family of 7 vacationed in Costa Rica and had a fantastic time. At the end of our visit we asked the kids what would make their vacation complete boys all said surf lessons. We had seen Mauricio and his guys giving lessons while we...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We took our family on vacation to Costa Rica and did surf lessons with Mauricio and his guys for 5 days. Our kids are ages 12 and 14 and we are beginner surfers. By the end of the trip we were standing up on most...More

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Avellanas Surf ... A, Owner at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Holly, Thank you for sharing. It's great to know this experience made your trip spectacular as you say. We are happy to know you loved us as your surf instructors too. Congrats for your wonderful family and we look forward to see you back...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We booked surfing lessons for our 3 children -2 have Down syndrome- and all three were surfing within 2 days. Thanks to Mauricio and his great team; Omar and Chris. We felt very welcome and our children had a wonderful experience and so did we....More

Thank Renate L
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Avellanas Surf ... A, Owner at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your time with Avellanas Surf School here in TripAdvisor. We are glad to know your felt very welcome and that they had a wonderful experience. We can't express enough the joy we felt seeing your kids accomplishing...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had the best time with the Avellanas Surf School. All of the teachers were super patient with us (me and my husband) and my three kids, ages 6, 8 and 10. My kids loved their lessons and are asking to take more lessons when...More

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Avellanas Surf ... A, Owner at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks you for sharing your surfing experience you had with Avellanas Surf School with others here in TripAdvisor. The fact that your kids are asking you for more lesson when you get back to New York make our day. We are so glad you all...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Had three great sessions here. Mauricio and his staff took great care of my family and really “coached” everyone up. In particular, my youngest son received constant one on one attention with Raven so I never had to worry about his safety while I was...More

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Avellanas Surf ... A, Propietario at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you! We are happy to enjoyed your time surfing to the maximum. You and your son did wonderful! We hope to see you come back!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Mauricio and Luis were very friendly and easy going. I had booked a bunch of privates and surfed with both of them on different days. I’m a beginner and surf was bigger than I had ever attempted (4-6 foot). They gave me confidence and helped...More

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Avellanas Surf ... A, Propietario at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

It was so so nice to meet you Nick! We really enjoyed going surfing with you. You kept improving every day and we couldn't be happier for you. Hope you continue visiting Avellanas Beach and let us know when you come back. Kill those waves...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I blindly booked 5 straight days for my whole family before going to Costa Rica and it was the best thing I did! Definitely the highlight of our vacation. My nine and six year old had a blast and even decided to do a double...More

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Avellanas Surf ... A, Propietario at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We enjoyed teaching you and your kids. "Child whisperer" will be Omar's nickname from now on LOL. We wish you to keep surfing together in any beach you go. Thank you once again.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Can’t say enough great things about our experience with Mauricio and his instructors. Whether you are 8 years old or 44, they have an instructor for you. Incredibly knowledgeable and patient with the kids (10 and 8) and adults! Everyone got up early in our...More

Thank ZGreek
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Avellanas Surf ... A, Propietario at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you! We really enjoyed meeting you and your great family. God bless you!

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