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Best place ever

Not only is the rental very afforable, it's also located at a perfect part of the beach. Prefect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tcassano
via mobile
Wonderful teacher and a great place to learn to surf

I had taken a few surf lessons before coming to Samara but Pato’s was by far the best lesson I’ve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alicia W
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London, United Kingdom
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When it comes to enjoying everything that Playa Samara has to offer, Pato's Surf School is your one stop shop for all things surfing, SUP boarding, kayaking, and more. With talented and experienced instructors and guides, your time with us will be...more
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East of Police Station 300 M | On the Beach in Camping Los Cocos, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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+506 8761 4638
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is the rental very afforable, it's also located at a perfect part of the beach. Prefect for learning and testing boundaries.

Thank tcassano
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had taken a few surf lessons before coming to Samara but Pato’s was by far the best lesson I’ve ever had. My instructor Johel was really friendly and helpful and taught me a lot more than any of the other instructors I have had....More

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We loved everything about this surf school. The people who own/run it couldnt be nicer. They taught us and we were all riding waves within an hour. This location and its surf/waves combined with their teaching and equipment made for a perfect way to learn...More

Thank traveler5555512
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We spend 3 days in Samara and the highlight was the surf experience with the guides and team of Pato's surf school. Easy and clear steps for beginners. The conditions in Playa Samara are good for different levels of surfing. The different offers are very...More

Thank André W
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Kate took our daughters (7 and 9yo) for their first lesson and within one hour both were standing on their surf and had the best time ! We could borrow the surf or the body surf for the following days. Best school on the best...More

Thank CarolineN79
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Kate and Pato treated our large group like family. From day 1 they were the coolest folks. Kids aged 8, 10 and 13 took lessons. All had a blast and came away getting some good rides in. The parents all took lessons and felt like...More

1  Thank donutboyroy
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Life IS better when you surf. I could not be any happier than I am about my experience with Pato's Surf School. I am 45 years old and have never surfed. Kate set me up with Ernesto for my lesson. He is awesome!! I learned...More

Thank bizzybeezes
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I'm thirteen and I had 5 days of surf lessons with Kate. I tried surfing before, but never managed to stand up and I feel on my face and got hurt pretty badly once. Kate was amazing with me and my six year old sister...More

1  Thank anmoshutz
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We can’t say enough good about Patos Surf! All of the instructors are amazing... Kate and Paton and so inviting and so friendly! Our kids took lessons and then they give to free board rentals for an extra 5 days! It’s simply our favorite place...More

Thank Natalie E
Reviewed 29 December 2017

My husband and I spend 6 days near Samara and took the opportunity to learn how to surf. Pato's is the last shop on Playa Samara. We chose it because of fantastic reviews and a competitive deal: a 90 min surf lesson + 5 days...More

Thank Magdalena S
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