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Safari Surf School

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 866 433 3355
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Ranked #5 of 44 Activities in Nosara
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Adventure
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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.
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Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My 14 year old son and I went down for a surf trip to Costa Rica in June and organized 6 days in Nosara through Safari Surf School. It was an incredible experience through and through - from the surf lessons for my son to the dinners and non-surf activities (ziplining, tomcat tours, etc.). Safari was super easy to work... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a fantastic time at safari surf school in nosara, costa rica during holiday time, December-January 2013-2014. I had the the surf school book our visit as a package. I did this as I didn't have confidence in booking all of the elements, ala carte, but if we return, i WOULD book ala carte and believe we would save... More

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

We wanted to respond to this review as there are some items that we feel needed some clarification. First, yes the guests were visiting us during "peak" season...not only busy guest wise but also very "dry season" time of year as well. First with respect to booking "ala carte", Safari Surf is an all inclusive vacation provider and guests are... More

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
1 review
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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