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Safari Surf School

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
866 433 3355
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Ranked #5 of 34 activities in Nosara
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: Safari Surf School is the premier surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica. In addition to instilling a passion for surfing, you'll also be immersed in... more » Owner description: Safari Surf School is the premier surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica. In addition to instilling a passion for surfing, you'll also be immersed in native culture and treated to local style. Being taught to surf by true professionals with a "Pura Vida" attitude is the only way to go! Listed on National Geographic's top outfitters on Earth. Check us out. « less
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A surfer friend of mine (from here in Canada) recommended Safari Surf bc they were familiar with the instructors & visits Nosara every year and Safari seems to have a lot of beach presence, AND FOR GOOD REASON! My husband and I had Luis as an instructor and my girlfriend and her husband had a lesson with Helberth. Post lesson... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The best review I can give is the Thank you email note I sent to Safari Surf School: Hello everyone at Safari Surf School. I was behind in catching up on the most important stuff, such as thanking you all for a great experience. Finally here I go. Just so you know, I had been thinking of doing this trip... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

So glad I returned for lessons again this year. Owners, staff and instructors are all as wonderful as I remembered them. I cannot thank Owen enough for his patient and detailed instruction. Pushing me enough to make progress, but not so much as to feel unsafe. I am looking forward to when their new sustainable resort is available, (next February,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I came back to Safari Surf School after 6 years and it was just as I remembered - amazing! I was reluctant at first as I knew they had moved locations. They are in the process of building their new 'headquarters" now so I didn't know what that meant for the school. Their transitional location is homey, convenient and warm.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My wife and I and my two daughters (16 and 14) visited the first week of January and it was fantastic! Safari Surf School booked our accomodations and found us a beautiul house that was a few minutes from the surf school and close to the beach. Tyler and Jeffrey are fun and amazing hosts and really know how to... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We went with our family from Dec 28-Jan 4. We booked everything but the air through Safari Surf. The one stop booking was great! We even made some on the fly changes once we were there and it was super easy. This was a GREAT vacation experience. No doubt, Nosara is off the beaten path, the last 30 miles of... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I (ages 54 and 52) and our three daughters (8, 10 and 12) had an awesome time as first time surfers. We are usually over the top luxury vacationers (Four Seasons, etc.) but this trip far exceeded our expectations. Marsi and Tyler took care of every detail, nothing slipped and Jeffrey who is the day to day... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a great three days of lessons. Tyler always does a great job. His new location is right on the beach which makes it even nicer. The family took lessons for three days and had a great time.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I know jack about surfing, but my husband and son have been falling in love with it over our last several visits to CR, so we did a little homework and found these guys. I'm glad we did, because they not only enhanced my family's surfing experience, they've enhanced our whole Nosara experience. From the very first encounter, it felt... More

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Tim, Tyler, Marsi and the entire Marsh family have created something very special. Nosara Costa Rica is a raw, unspoiled and naturally beautiful destination all on it's own. The amazing surf is undeniable. The locals and people who live in Nosara are all warm and gracious. Starting with that foundation the Marsh family has created Safari Surf, a truly wonderful... More

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