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Del Mar Surf Camp

Main Entrance to Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
1-855-8-335-627
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Nosara
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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

Top Contributor
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22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I cannot say enough about Del Mar Surf Camp. I just returned from Nosara and am trying to find surfing in NYC now that I'm hooked. Jesse was my instructor and I cannot imagine a better experience learning how to surf-- I felt safe with him, had so much fun, and he really helped me to push myself. For my... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This was my second trip with Del Mar Surf Camp (first time Jaco) and as with the first trip we had a great time!! Nosara was beautiful and Angie, Andrei and Jessie took excellent care of us. Jessie is an excellent instructor, he improved my surfing and gave me confidence to drop in on overhead waves. Andrei is a great... More

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chicago
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Signed up at the last minute with lessons with Jesse and I was super impressed. Very professional and safety conscious while also getting you out on the water and up on a surfboard quickly. My only regret was that I didn't have enough time to build on my skills. Would have loved to do their 5 day camp.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

After two years of being still a beginner surfer Jesse with Del Mar Surf Camp has taken my surfing to the next level. I could not have asked for a better instructor. He gave me the confidence to paddle outside into the lineup. He tweaked my stance, gave me tips on actually catching the wave and also on carving and... More

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed at Casa Romantica and booked lessons with Del Mar through the hotel. The whole experience was great. Our instructor Jesse, was very friendly and knowledgeable. It wasn't long before my wife and I were catching waves. I would highly recommend Del Mar. An all around great experience. Can't wait to go back.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This was my second experience with Del Mar Surf Camp (the first one was in Hermosa Beach) and they have yet to disappoint. I spent five days in Nosara and didn't have to worry about anything. Angie took care of every detail, Adriana was the perfect guide, and Jesse was the best surf instructor I've had! My surfing improved each... More

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

Thanks chica! It was a pleasure having you with us and we can´t wait to surf with you again soon. Nos vemos pronto en Nosara!!!! More

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