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Address: Main Entrance to Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-855-8-335-627
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Description: Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine...
Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine years of experience teaching people how to surf. We provide a maximum of 2 to 1 student to instructor ratio with local Costa Rican surfers providing a safe and quality surf instruction guaranteed for everyone to catch waves. Our all inclusive surf camps include everything from daily yoga classes, daily nature walks & healthy meals to create the perfect vacation in paradise. You can be rest assured that your experience will exemplify the "Pura Vida" culture Costa Rica has to offer.
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This is the Surf Instruction you are looking for

Del Mar offers great surf instruction for beginners like me and my wife as well as experienced surfers like our friends. I had 4 lessons and they got me up like a champ! They were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I'm not sure why, but there were several errors made on the part of Del Mar Surf Camp throughout the process of my trip, which I found rather unprofessional. I booked the "self-guided swell" tour (from their website) and was charged 50% of the trip up front, but when it came time for them to charge my card for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Del Mar offers great surf instruction for beginners like me and my wife as well as experienced surfers like our friends. I had 4 lessons and they got me up like a champ! They were great to cancel when conditions were bad and reschedule when things came up. Very relaxed team.I had 3 different instructors and they kept it simple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

First of all I emailed Angie a few weeks before my trip to see if she had room. Her usual accomodations were full but she went out of her way to take care of everything for me! She booked the hotel next door to where the lessons meet, the taxi shuttle to and from the airport and all of my... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Private lessons for the family were a great way to start our surf experience in Nosara. Instruction was easy to understand, and the waves were good for beginners.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Angie was awesome!!! She helped us plan everything about our short stay in Nosara. Laura our surf instructor was very positive and encouraging. Thanks for everything

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Del Mar Surf Camp was amazing! Angie was extremely helpful with all the arrangements and went out of her way to make sure I was happy. The surf instructors were all very friendly and positive; I learned lots of skills from them and they constantly encouraged me no matter how frustrating navigating the waves sometimes were. I would highly recommend... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We scheduled a surf lesson through our hotel, Hotel Harmony, with Del Mar, and Paula was our instructor, probably one of the most knowledgeable, and experienced surf instructors in the area, but we felt like the hotel or the company had a financial arrangement whereby we paid about $20 more per person and twice as much for kids for lessons... More 

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Thank you for surfing with us during your recent vacation in Nosara, and thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your positive words about our school and instructors. The difference in rates is due to the fact that our lessons are 2 hours long, not 1 or 1.5 hours like other schools in... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I had the BEST TIME EVER on this surf trip!!!!!! I had the opportunity to spend a week with Maria Del Mar Alfaro (owner of Del Mar Surf Camp, a wonderful surfer and coach) and Frieda Zamba (Four time WORLD champion…and fantastic surf coach). We surfed every morning, watched the sea turtles nest, did yoga, pilates, aerial yoga, boxing in... More 

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for surfing with us once again! We hope to see you in Nosara in the near future! Pura vida! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I scheduled a 2 hour beginner lesson with Jesse our first day in Nosara. He ran the lesson (which was just the two of us and him) professionally, but kept it fun and light-hearted, encouraging us "not to overthink it." He went over his qualifications and certifications, lead us through stretches and ground school to work on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I spend a couple of days with Jesse from Del Mar, who is a fantastic instructor. I spent a number of years as a snowboard instructor and I know how difficult it can be to introduce beginners to board sports. He was extremely professional, fun and safety conscious. The only downside was that I started at the latter part of... More 

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Address: Main Entrance to Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-855-8-335-627
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara

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