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Agua Vida Surf

Pilon Beach, Pavones 00000, Costa Rica
+506 8380 5877
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Paddle Boarding + Surf = Fun

Shawn was an amazing instructor teaching me how to surf and paddle board in 2 short lessons. He... read more

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Reviewed 25 January 2017
Evergreen, Colorado
Best place in CR!!!!

Incredible place and amazing people! The hospitality that Shawn and Nathalie provided during our... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
Jacksonville, Florida
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Book your surf camp with us, in Pavones Costa Rica. Stand Up Paddle boarding, Surfing, Kite surfing are the main activities we propose today. We rent boards. We teach, and we go for long distance paddling.We can teach you surfing most of the year. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is also a all year activity. Kite surfing is from December to March. We are located in the Golfo Dulce, close to Pavones. Learn to surf, to sup surf on quality waves! Enjoy the glassy morning paddling in the Golfo Dulce... Vous souhaitez apprendre la SURF! Venez, l'endroit est parfait!!!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Pilon Beach, Pavones 00000, Costa Rica
+506 8380 5877
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Shawn was an amazing instructor teaching me how to surf and paddle board in 2 short lessons. He wasted no time getting me up on the waves and the lessons were fun and filled with hands on useful information. I can't imagine a better surfing/paddle...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Incredible place and amazing people! The hospitality that Shawn and Nathalie provided during our short trip was incredible! The morning SUP surf sessions, fresh and delicious meals, the trips to some local spots and even more was all to the highest quality ! Best place...More

Thank MarinaB16L
Reviewed 8 December 2015

What an incredible place. The word on Pavones as a surf Mecca has gotten out. The SUP scene just down the beach a ways... still one of the best kept secrets in the world. Amazing slow lazy perfectly peeling waves that last forever. Perfect place...More

1  Thank Bilgewax
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Amazing time with Shawn and Natalie and their crew. Downwind SUP adventure followed by a delicious homemade meal at their beautiful location, we also used their space to hold a yoga class at sunset... all this made a perfect day/evening. We've done this three times...More

Thank PascaleRoyL
Reviewed 2 August 2015

If you ever have the opportunity to be ready for a life experience ...Aqua Vida Surf is the place to go and visit Shawn and Natalie and there family... many things to do besides Paddle Boarding.. Your will have the best Teachers...Enjoy...I have for the...More

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Thank Randy R
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Shawn and Nathalie thanks for one of the best SUP Surf Vacations my son and I ever had. Having a house in Maui and having surfed all over the world your paddle surf camp at Aqua Vidas was one of the best surf experiences ever....More

Thank James V
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We had the most wonderful time. Shawn and Natalie are great hosts and we had a great time learning SUP! Beautiful part of the country, lots of fun people, great food! A total blast! Can't wait to return!

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1  Thank capricecc486
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Shawn and Natalie gave our whole family, 6 of us, a fantastic experience teaching and tuning up our SUP skills. They took us to a great location where the beach was sandy. If you are looking for great get away with amazing people this is...More

Thank Joanne N
Reviewed 7 April 2014

If you want to SUP in perfect waves with the nicest people, this is the spot. Shawn and Nat went out of their way to make our stay mind- blowing. Plenty of boards and paddles to choose from and expert guidance, made the sessions a...More

Thank Clive C
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I am still dreaming about my stay here, and thinking of ways I can go back! Shawn and Nathalie and their family are true and welcoming people. Everything about this holiday was great, excellent SUP experiences with Shawn as an encouraging teacher, amazing healthy food...More

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