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.”
FREDDY MORA VASQUEZ
HEAD SURF COACH
With over 15 years of expertise in surfing and coaching, Freddy heads our surf team. Under his guidance, you’re ensured top-notch training, whether you’re learning to surf or honing your skills. Freddy’s deep understanding of the sport, charismatic personality, and emphasis on providing an outstanding guest experience position him and his team as the perfect guides for the ultimate surfing experience at Kalon Surf Luxury Resort.
Meet Josue Gomez – our Head Chef who brings his love for Costa Rica and culinary arts into Kalon’s culinary experiences. Josue’s journey began in the playful sands of Matapalo, where his mother’s kitchen became his first classroom. After years of perfecting his craft in the bustling kitchens of Jaco and immersing himself in gastronomic studies in Manuel Antonio, he’s turned seafood into a canvas for his creativity. Josue’s dishes are more than meals; they’re memories of fresh Snook caught during childhood beach camping trips and his mother’s seaside ceviche. His passion for Creole flavors and homegrown recipes combined with International flavors shapes the authentic dining experience at our company. Josue believes that cooking is about connection – with every dish, he aims to touch the soul and foster growth, both within himself and around the dinner table
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.