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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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Safari Surf is da bomb!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
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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
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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
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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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stayed in their brand new Nicaragua location (hotel was La Jolla de Guasacate) and couldn't have had a better time. Hotel was excellent and the owner / host (Bob Eason) could not have been more gracious. My surf instruction, Morrie, was awesome and patient and a wonderful person. I was standing up on the board my first time out. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great rates, great people. I've gone to them on two trips now. They are in the middle of expanding the facility. The staff is super friendly and encouraging. There is a pool at the school as well. Bonus!

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I can't say anything about adult lessons because our experience is with a private lesson our 7 year old took and I can whole heartedly recommend this place. We wanted a teacher who would be fun and patient. We know our son takes a while to get comfortable with a new sport and the instructor was just perfect. We had... More 

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Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Just back from my 3rd trip to Nosara and Safari Surf School. As usual, I was well looked after, had a great time and thanks to all the staff and excellent instructors, my surfing continues to improve as does my passion for the sport !!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I highly recommend this company if you're in the Nosara area and looking to take surf lessons! My boyfriend and I decided we were going to learn together and purchased lessons for the first three days of our visit. We loved it so much we ended up going every day we were there!!! Our instructors, Alonso and Helberth were chill,... More 

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