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caribbean surf school

Why Caribbean Surf School?

Since 1998, Caribbean Surf School has been providing surf lessons to all levels, from beginners to advanced surfers. All our instructors are locals and have been surfing the waves of Puerto Viejo since their youngest age. Off the board, we offer adventure tours with the best service you could hope for to enjoy your vacation in Costa Rica. 

"Lessons by super smiley surf instructor Hershel Lewis are widely considered the best in town."

Lonely Planet

“I cannot say enough good things about Hershel and the Caribbean Surf School and Shop! Honestly, taking surf lessons with Hershel was the highlight of my time in Costa Rica, and if you can do one thing while in Puerto Viejo, make it this! Hershel is not only an amazing surfer himself, but also an amazing instructor. I would recommend this surf school to anyone, whether you’ve never touched a board before, or you’re already a seasoned surfer, since the lessons are so tailored to you.”

You feel like taking a surf lesson? You always wanted to try Stand Up Paddle Board? 

You are dying for a tour in the jungle of Costa Rica or a bath in the waterfalls? 

You wish to take a few days off to surf, take yoga classes, and relax?

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a charming village of fishermen, with breathtaking beaches of transparent waters. Surrounded by the jungle, it offers an extraordinary diverse wildlife, hiding some rare species. A true paradise for surfers, Puerto Viejo is one of the most famous surf spots in Costa Rica, attracting surfers from all over the world. This small town gathers culture influences from the Indigenous communities and the Caribbean. In Puerto Viejo, foreigners, travellers, and locals have found a “pura vida” way of cohabiting and living. 

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