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Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 866 433 3355
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Safari Surf School is the premier surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica...
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.
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Yet another amazing experience with Safari Surf

We had such a great experience last year with Safari Surf that we decided to go back this year… and it was amazing! Very much like last year, Tim was really helpful in putting a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Johanna M
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had such a great experience last year with Safari Surf that we decided to go back this year… and it was amazing! Very much like last year, Tim was really helpful in putting a package together for us and Jeffrey made sure that we could customize our lessons according to our different levels. The Safari crew is simply the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience with Safari Surf School from beginning to end. The instructors were amazing- supportive and fun. They had everyone (an adult and two kids- ages 10 & 11) up riding waves and knew how to keep the kids engaged. They have a good selection of boards to use for the lessons and let us keep them... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our family of our (kids 10 and 8) had a great surfing experience with Safari surf. They were very accommodating about last minute rescheduling due to jet lag and heat. The teachers are enthusiastic and knowledgable with good english. They also let you take the boards out on your own between lessons. I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks Jeffery,... More 

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I surfed with Safari at the end of February, 2015. I was somewhat nervous, as I was going a solo traveller, but it turned out that I had nothing at all to be worried about. The safari team took amazing care of me from the moment I landed in Liberia. From the first night I met amazing fellow solo travellers... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were around 19 people - students, teachers and friends. I was really happy with the way Jeffrey treated us, and the food the kitchen ladies made! The boards were fantastic, and the prices too. The drivers to took us all the way back to Monteverde and picked us up there to begin with. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING GREAT!

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Through recommendations, last year a friend and I headed to Nosara to check out Safari Surf. We were not disappointed!! The staff at Safari were beyond awesome and we felt at home immediately. The surf instructors were fantastic and had us up on the surf board on day 1! My friend and I still talk about this trip and definitely... More 

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Sea Cliff, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We just returned from the best family vacation ever! My husband and four kids ( ages 17,17, 14 and 11)can not wait to return to Safari Surf Camp- home of the best instructors: Pio, Helberth, Marlon, Kevin, Alonso, Luis- we can't thank you enough. Jeffrey, the staff manager, was very accommodating with the daily surfing schedule and off-site excursions (zip... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have had surfing lessons in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Tofino, Halifax, Barbados and Colombia. NONE of them matched up with the instruction at Safari Surf. That and the fact that Tim basically planned our vacation in Guiones makes this a can't miss vacation. I'm already planning next year's vacation!! The BEST!

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Ottawa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This year was my third time at Safari and it was great again. The surf instructors are excellent and completely focused on helping you learn or improving your skills- they are far superior to instructors I've had at other surf camps. Everyone is great, in particular the manager Jeffrey, who keeps everything running smoothly and makes sure that everyone is... More 

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SafariSurfer, Owner at Safari Surf School, responded to this review

Hola Kim! Thanks for the extremely kind words. I wanted to respond to you to let you know that we do love Jeffrey and are extremely grateful for his pura vida heart, his professional and "can do" attitude. We are so blessed to have all of our amazing staff, instructors, cooks, etc. We have an amazing team there in Nosara!... More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Imagine a surf house with great staff that is like family to each other and welcomes you in for the week. From the wonderful cooks Mari and Alecia to the passionate surf instructors like Pio and Helberth (a.k.a - wave hunters), Safari Surf is the best surf home. Jeffrey, "the main man" makes all the magic happen ensuring you have... More 

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