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School of the World

300m E de ferreteria de POPS, 24m N, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 62 activities in Jaco
Type: Classes/Workshops
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  • English first
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English first
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I came here for Spanish and yoga but ended up adding surfing lessons both of my weeks. I even dropped in on photography a couple times my second week, which made for a busy day but it was full of so many things I loved that it didn't matter! I completely agree with everyone saying they wish they had more... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed at SOTW for one week and my only regret is that I could not have stayed longer!! I wish I were still there right now! The school is truly amazing. It is a perfect little gem of a place in Jaco, just a short walk away from the main road in town and the beach, so the location... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Based on the Trip Advisor reviews I had very high expectations for my week of surfing and yoga at School of The World, yet the experience exceeded my expectations. What really made the trip was the people: both the students and the staff. The students were mostly solo travelers, like myself, but there were also some small groups of friends.... More

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Z M, Owner at School of the World, responded to this review

Hi! First of all thanks for the visit and the great review, glad that it exceeded your expectations. I just wanted to respond in regards to what you said about the rooms, in case you feel like it wasn't represented properly on the website before your arrival (BTW we have since launched a new website with more photos and video).... More

Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Spent a week here April 2012 doing 2 hr daily surfing and 2 hr daily spanish lessons. The accommodation is just off the main road into Jaco, approx 5 minute walk to the downtown and beach. The rooms are simple but clean with a sink and shower and small kitchen area in each room. The highlight was the group of... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A must-do experience for anyone wanting an adventure where you can learn new skills while meeting all kinds of great people. The school itself is beautiful and the rooms spacious and clean. The entire staff, from management to the cleaning staff, are all super friendly and make you feel right at home. I took yoga, photography, and surfing and loved... More

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Marietta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I visited School of the World this past week, mostly because I wanted to advance my understanding of Spanish, and also was very interested in learning how to surf...Everything about this school was a positive experience-from the beautiful and brightly colored design in the school itself, to the helpfulness and patience of the teachers. (I worked with Alonso- surfing, and... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Just love this place, great for surfing or learning to speak spanish and experiencing the most beautiful sunsets after a sunny day. 9

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I came to Costa Rica wanting to learn to surf and I left it knowing how and wanting more. I found that the surf teachers at the school are skillful and committed to my success. As a beginner surfer who has never done any kind of board sports, I was so thankful that my teachers were patient, encouraging, and also... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I had a one week stay at Escuela del Mundo (School of the World) for a surf-intensive camp and it was honestly the best vacation I've ever had. The students and staff were all so friendly. Kara, the program coordinator, kept in touch with me prior to my arrival to ensure I had everything I needed for my stay and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I just got back from a fantastic week at the School of the World. I went with a large group of friends, but would have felt comfortable traveling there alone. Everything about my experience was great. I had never surfed before, and was a bit apprehensive, but after one week of lessons, I can't wait to do it again. The... More

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