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School of the World

300m E de ferreteria de POPS, 24m N, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 61 activities in Jaco
Type: Classes/Workshops
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
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
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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Came to the School of the World with some friends to learn to surf and deepen my yoga practice. The staff and instructors at the school were all extremely helpful, warm, welcoming and made us feel right at home. Kara helped us with all of the arrangements. Alejandra is the queen of yoga and all the surf instructors were amazing!... More

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

I spent a week at the school taking surfing lessons. I was lucky enough to travel with friends. However, there were many solo travelers from all over the world. I enjoyed my time with my old and now my new friends! The instructors seemed invested in our learning to surf. Alonso was enthusiastic and encouraging. Carlos had a critical eye... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We just unpacked from our week at School of the World in Jaco. We wished we could have stayed for longer! This trip was just what we wanted. My husband and I wanted to improve our surfing. We brought some friends along with us who wanted to learn to surf, and who were also interested in yoga. We all had... More

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I was unfortunately only here for two weeks but wish I had stayed for four. The surfing was the highlight for me, I progressed a lot faster than I thought I would have with both my instructors Christian and Carlos. The waves in the area that we were learning to surf in were perfect for beginners, not to mention the... More

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