WE CULTIVATE THE KALON EXPERIENCE
Every aspect of your trip to Kalon is crafted by us because we understand what makes a luxury surf experience superior. Always aiming for perfection, we invest our time and attention to take care of the details, so you have a trip of a lifetime. From the coaches to the equipment to the comforts of home – we curate everything, which lets you focus on learning and improving your surfing skills.
WE ARE KALON
At Kalon, we aim to be the premier surf school and resort in the world. Work hard, play hard is at the center of what we do. And through that ideology, we created the surf experience that we always wanted to have.
One of the best parts about our resort are the people that work here. Our passionate staff are incredible. They want our guests to have one of the best weeks of their lives and it shows through the work that they do.
“Before I started Kalon, I lived all over the globe, while working for multinational companies such as BP, Heineken, and Unilever. A very passionate person with boundless ambition, I quit corporate life and started Kalon Surf in the South of Costa Rica in 2011. I wanted to create the best surf school and resort in the world; a place that would allow people to have an all-inclusive experience.
During my travels, I stayed at and researched many luxury hotels, resorts, and surf camps and schools. From Brazil to Morocco to France, I sought out the perfect surf resort. Kalon is a culmination of the experiences I’ve had all over the world, the elusive getaway I’d been craving for many years.
Starting Kalon Surf has been the best decision of my life. My belief in what we provide at Kalon and in the community beyond drives me to work harder than I ever have before. And when I met my beautiful and ambitious wife, Silene on my very first day here, I knew Costa Rica was going to be a special place.”
SILENE VEGA DELGADO
“Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, I worked in Finance for many years in Central America for HP and HSBC as an investment banker. After finishing my MBA at TEC, I knew I wanted to change my career. I love people, and I wanted to have an impact on their lives. I wanted to be a part of something that mattered.
With Kalon, I have exactly that. Seeing our guests smile after they catch their first wave or eat a delicious dinner is so rewarding. When I hear that it has been the best vacation of their lives, I get goosebumps!
The future of Kalon is exciting, adventurous, and ambitious – just like surfing! I used to be afraid of the water, but Kjeld and our staff have taught me to surf using the Kalon Method. Thanks to their patience and teaching skills, surfing is now one of my favorite activities. My experience as a professional folklore dancer (the official ceremony of the opening of the national stadium), helps me with my balance, style, and stance.”
NATHALIE VEGA QUESADA
GUEST EXPERIENCE MANAGER
Originally from San Jose, Nathalie is passionate about Costa Rican culture and community. She loves helping guests with advice and arrangements so that they have the best possible experience. Loved by our guests, raved about in the Kalon Surf Reviews.
ANDRES MARTINEZ DELGADO
HEAD SURF COACH
Andres has been surfing for over five years and skateboarding his entire life. He has a vast knowledge of the area and spends countless hours exploring the coast to find guests new spots to surf. He loves seeing our guests improve and learn how to surf.
JUAN JOSÉ NAVARRO
After Juan joined Kalon Surf in 2015, he took our food to the next level. He brings years of experience working in various kitchens, an open mind, and an incredible focus on creativity and quality. We recently introduced a new dinner menu that utilizes the innovative cooking technique, Sous Vide, and guests love it. His favorite kind of cooking is molecular and his favorite item to cook is fresh fish.
OPERATIONS MANAGER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Mariazul is from San Jose and makes sure that our operations and processes work flawlessly. She will be your contact for virtually all your pre arrival questions and scheduling your arrival, departure and optional tours, she makes sure that the transition from booking your trip to arriving at Kalon and enjoying the amazing views, surf, and food is as relaxing as it gets.
At Kalon, it’s important that we work with sustainable companies. Firewire Surfboards and Outerknown are both eco-friendly, earth conscious businesses that we believe in. Innovative, community driven, and high-quality is what defines them and what drives us. It’s the perfect partnership.
You deserve the experience of paradise that Kalon has to offer.