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Safari Surf School

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
866 433 3355
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Ranked #3 of 35 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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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Since we left Nosara, all we can talk about is what a wonderful experience we had with Safari Surf. Between the surfing, food, and other fun, it was a great time! We especially enjoyed our time with Safari Surf because of the hard work of the surf school manager and the welcoming, kind cooks. We also appreciated the patience and... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I decided that it would be a "cool trip" to go to a surf camp in Costa Rica. We had no idea that this would be one of the most incredible things we have ever done together. Tim helped us book everything in advance of our trip so we did not have to worry about a thing... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I had never been to Nosara, nor had I surfed before. Two girlfriends and I decided to meet up there and try out surfing. We had pre-booked three on one surfing lessons with Safari Surf School via email. Tim was ever so helpful in giving us advice about lodging, Nosara and what would suit us best in terms of lessons.... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Safari Surf is truly a wonderful place to learn to surf. We set up our lessons while in the States and they were super helpful in coordinating lessons to suit our schedule and our surfing ability (or lack of it). Our teachers, both Costa Rican, were completely bilingual, super friendly and patient, and very knowledgeable about the beach and about... More

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Set up surf lessons while in the states for the family. Second time we have used Safari Surf School, the instructor are great and funny. The atmosphere forms a camaraderie between all the surfers and instructors. Will use them again! Pura Vida!

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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I enjoyed my experience at Safari Surf School a lot. The teachers are outstanding, the other staff is great, and the setting is perfect. Guiones beach has very consistent, small-moderate waves every day, making it a great place to learn. The teachers, all Costa Rican, are completely bilingual, very knolwedgeable and patient--Kevin and Helberth were particularly good. The breakfast and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you're looking to go to Nosara, do it. You will be sooooo happy you did - and, it will change you forever. And, when you do, you've got to surf with the folks at Safari Surf School (http://safarisurfschool.com). Surf every day...twice a day if you can. This surf break (at the Guiones Beach) is so amazing for beginners and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I was probably the worse student ever, but Safari Surf School finally got me up and riding waves. Not a small achievement for a woman in her 50s who'd never touched a board before. As is normal, we had multiple instructors over the 5 days, and it's actually useful to receive feedback and pointers from different perspectives. Great job, professional... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our family just returned from Nosara and a week spent with Safari surf school. What an amazing experience. Safari did everything for us from booking our room, food, and of course the surf lessons and tours. If you go I highly recommend having breakfast with them - the Safari cooks are amazing. All of us were surfing by the end... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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