Real Experiences Costa Rica

Real Experiences Costa Rica

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Your local adventure starts with us at Real Experiences! The idea is simple, we're pairing local, insider's knowledge with the essence of Pura Vida to provide you with an authentic Costa Rican experience in, on and around the ocean. Offering personalized, beginner to advanced surf lessons and unique paddle boarding tours. Specializing in personalization, Real Experiences puts an emphasis on the individual. Your adventure is solely yours with all lessons and tours being offered as semi-private. No add-ons or tagalongs; groups are kept small for the most enjoyable experience. Our guides and instructors strive to form lasting impressions and relationships through the exclusive level of attention allowed during our activities. Our passion is your experience.
Brasilito, Costa Rica

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Gabrielle
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I had a blast learning the basics of surfing with the two of them. Danielle took great pictures of us surfing for the first time, I strongly suggest that you say yes to that little extra !

As for Brayan, he is an amazing coach ! Super relaxed and it definitely shows that he is in love with surfing.

Give these two a shot ! You won’t regret it.
Written 9 January 2020
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Chris O
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Nov 2019
My wife and I had such a good time in our surf lessons as beginners. Chico was amazing and able to explain what we were doing wrong and always get us in a position to catch the wave. We were up surfing in no time. Very helpful with technique and the lessons were tailored to our ability. Would certainly recommend Real Experiences Costa Rica!!
Written 14 November 2019
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Stephanie D
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica4 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
The surfing is amazing and Chico is the greatest ! My husband and daughter took a couple of lessons with Chico and had a blast. Both got up, both surfed, both enjoyed the amazing pineapple snack. But Danielle is incredible as well! She booked an eco tour, catamaran trip and horseback riding. So thorough and so accommodating. Personally- go with Real Experiences for all your Costa Rican travel needs and relax! Pura Vida!
Written 10 October 2019
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B Smith
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Sep 2019
These guys are surfing's best kept secret in Costa Rica. All other schools that we looked into either combined you with other surfers or charged a premium to reserve a lesson just for your group. Not Real Experiences. All their lessons are private and for the same price as most other schools group lessons. To top off the personalized experience they take you to secluded section of Playa Grande, away from the crowds. Brayan, the instructor, is patient and his enthusiasm for the sport really shows. TIP: we booked through a beach vendor, but if you book directly you save $$$! Give them a call!
Written 29 September 2019
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Lb82483
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Couples
This was the highlight of our trip! Chico is THE BEST!! It was our first time surfing. My fiance got up the 1st time and I got up on the 2nd attempt. Chico continued guiding us and explained what we did right/wrong each time. He was super knowledgeable, encouraging, and and makes you feel extremely comfortable. Felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. And I recommend buying the pictures! She captured some fabulous moments!
Written 8 September 2019
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RFVerm
6 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
My family stayed at the Westin Playa Conchal and we wanted to experience what Costa Rican surfing had to offer. We decided to go with a tip from a local vendor instead of booking through the hotel. It turned out to be the best decision ever. Danielle and Brayan (aka Chico) provided us with a personalized and very authentic surfing experience. My daughter is 11 and I am a 50 year old who used to surf a little when I was younger but haven’t in about 25 years. We had such a wonderful time learning and re-learning to surf together and Chico was the most enthusiastic, genuine and knowledgeable surf instructor you could ever imagine. Danielle took some great pictures of our unforgettable experience together. And I must add that the pineapple at break time was the best we ever had. The beach at Playa Grande was absolutely gorgeous and the waves were steady and consistent, providing the perfect learning environment. For more experienced surfers, there were plenty of more challenging waves as well. Forget the crowds at Tamarindo, this is the way to go for sure! I am recommending this company to anyone who wants a great surfing experience. Just don’t let the hotels know about them. I promise it's 100% Pura Vida!
Written 12 July 2019
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COfam5
Grand Junction, CO22 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Perfect day! Chico (aka Brian) was the absolute best instructor for 3 teenage 1st time surfers. We arrived at playa grande on a secluded beautiful beach with shallow water with beginner waves and soft boards allowed for the kids to all easily pick up surfing and enjoy their first experience. Chico was prompt to pick us up at the Westin Playa Conchal and a second car was arranged to transport the 4 adults so we could all enjoy the beach during the lesson 12:30-3pm (25 min from Westin). I highly recommend this costa rica experience and be sure to ask for Chico!
Written 9 July 2019
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Goanywherenow
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We had a great time on Playa Grande!!! It was nice to have the beautiful beach all to ourselves. Chico was a kind and patient instructor. Our group ranged in age from 11-57 and helped he us all. Danielle was prepared with both yummy pineapple for our break and a trash bag to protect our stuff when there was a little rain. I highly recommend getting the photos. They captured our trip perfectly. Thanks for a lovely afternoon!!!
Written 8 July 2019
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echo
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
I have to say... this was a key highlight of our trip. Surfing in CR is something truly unique...and "Real Experiences Costa Rica" made it so easy and 'local' for our kids. Chico and Danielle...You will see us next for sure! God Bless.
Written 16 June 2019
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Mike K
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Awesome experience all around. Brian (the Coach/ Instructor) was hands on and 100% dedicated to our overwhelming satisfaction. Danielle accompanied him and chronicled our session with plenty of great action photos. Very personalized instruction / assistance. We were SURFING !! Beautiful beach, awesome rolling waves, fantastic Costa Rican hospitality all rolled into one. I can’t recommend these folks enough. If there were 6 stars, they’d get it. Mike Koleber, Texas.
Written 13 June 2019
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