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Address: Playa Tamarindo | Beach Store : Next to Super Mercado Las Palmeras . Corner Store : in front of Hotel Zullimar, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 2463

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Great place to rent a board and take a surf lesson

The personnel is very nice, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The prices are very reasonable, cheaper than in some other places. And the shop is very close to the beach with good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The personnel is very nice, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The prices are very reasonable, cheaper than in some other places. And the shop is very close to the beach with good waves. I definitely recommend this place!

Thank shabalinig
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very very good !!! Nice spend two hours, very fun and friendly instructors ;) I'll be back next year for 100 %

Thank Michal K
Carmel, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

It was my first time to surf and this was the best place to learn. They were so helpful with the boards and the instruction. They have a great location. The best thing about it are the people-they are wonderful.

Thank madeleinetorres
Woking, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I hired boards here most days while in Tamarindo - $10 a day when many others are $10 per hour. They have a huge range of boards of all different shapes and styles and you can also switch boards during the day if the conditions change or you fancy trying a different board. A friend from our hotel also took... More 

Thank Top_Starfish
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Was in Tamarindo area and needed a board to surf during the end of June big swell. Went to other places and only had soft boards or nothing of what I needed to surf some bigger waves. Found the right board, pricing and pick up was a breeze. Thanks for the great board. It was awesome...surfed playa negra, avellanas, rivermouth,... More 

Thank SerHRes
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This place taught me how to surf in just a few hours. The instructors were friendly, funny and really knew their stuff. Their focus was fun and safety which is important when you have no clue what you're doing. Their prices were affordable and they equipment well maintained. It is great for individuals, couples and even families with young kids.... More 

Thank just_travel_11
Lexington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Our kids took the two hour private lessons in the morning when the tide is medium to small, suitable for beginners. Our kids enjoyed the lesson and caught quite a few waves to shore. Recommend.

Thank Ming Yang C
Lethbridge, Canada
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

5 of us booked a beginner lesson here and were told it would be just us 5, we showed up to find 3 other people had joined our group. Our 2 instructors were nice and provided about 20 mins land instruction before we headed into the JAM PACKED water in front of the shop. The only instruction we received was... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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305 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Nice owners and very nice surf boards. I didnt do lessons here but we did rent boards several time and were happy with the service provided. We would use them again

Thank Byron D
Salem, Oregon, United States
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145 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd year renting from banana Surf shop, every time it's great. we rented Surfboards for 1 month again and I just love the selections of Surfboards they have. You really can get anything..Longboards , verity of short boards..you can even rent stand up boards or skim boards. The price to rent is amazing, cheaper then flying your... More 

Thank Shirin T

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