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Playa Grande, Playa Grande 011, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Garde-Freinet, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I travelled to Costa Rica for a 5 week surfing, yoga and diving holiday and started my journey at PGSC. I was greeted at midnight by Gerry, the owner of the surf camp, with a big welcoming smile on his face. He put me up in his house so as not to wake other people staying in my cabina that... More

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June Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Playa grande surf hotel was great. Super cheap to stay there and worth every penny. The location is awesome. Steps away from a big beautiful beach with super fun waves. Can't wait to go back Thanks for an awesome experience

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Jackson, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Both stays at PGSC were out of this world. If you want to get away to a private setting with beautiful beaches steps from ur cabina this is the spot. Gerry g( owner) was an amazing host and made sure our every need was met. Not an easy job considering it was eight college boys! Will be returning very soon... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

PGSC Thank you once again for a wonderful stay. Been a return customer for 7 years and never been disappointed. 2 minute walk to a great surfing beach with REAL waves!! Early morning got to see baby turtles heading out to sea. Swimming pool great place to hang out when you are done with the beach. Good WiFi Simple small... More

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Keep your expectations low. I'll start with the only positive I have. While the cabinas were very small and very minimal, the AC worked wonderfully, which is very needed. Be prepared to drive on some pretty bumpy roads with gnarly washboards. Maybe we caught them during a bad time (which I can't understand because there were only a few other... More

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smokey1669, Owner at Playa Grande Surf Camp, responded to this review

Dear xgoodman, from Costa Rica, First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to review Playa Grande Surf Camp. We are always looking for ways to improve our guests experiences here at the Surf Camp. I would like to address the issues you raised individually. 1) The roads Yes, the short dirt road leading from... More

Bamfield, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Amazing little piece of paradise! This is my second trip here. First was with a girlfriend, had a great time. Amazing host, chill atmosphere, quiet beach, good waves. Just a walk along the beach from the party town of Tamarindo. Booked a week at PG Surf camp and a week in Tamarindo and ended up cancelling The Tamarindo reservation because... More

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San Anselmo, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

ok, i admit, i was disappointed when we first walked into our wee tiny little cabin. the mildew smell, the cramped quarters, the small beds on either side of the room, didn't seem like my idea of romantic. but ohmygosh, we had so much fun!! the owners are super nice and completely available but completely inobtrusive. we stayed in one... More

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Ophir, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

we finished off our ten day trip in costa rica with three nights at pgsc, lindsey stella and mike were awsome great location for awsome surfing and sunsets!!! very relaxing "pura vida" nice pool, clean cassitas, and all the surf gear you need! my eleven year old daughter had a great surf lesson! and we all cant wait to go... More

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NYC
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Went there over Xmas break and returned again a couple of months later in March. Had a great time. There's ample surf equipment available to rent for all different types of waves and riders. The surf instructors were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. If u're looking for a laid back vibe, without the frills of a major 'resort' then that's the... More

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Boston, MA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Just got back from spending 10 nights at the Playa Grande Surf Camp. What a gem of a place. Lindsey and crew made it an absolute blast. Quiet, comfortable, safe. Loved it. Planning on going back year after year

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Address: Playa Grande, Playa Grande 011, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Playa Grande Surf Camp Hotel Playa Grande

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Playa Grande Surf Camp is located only footsteps from one of the best beach breaks in all of Costa Rica. This beautiful beach is perfect for surfers of all levels and all types of boards. We offer both private cabinas with AC and dormitory-style pilotis without AC at budget prices. Both surf packages and surf lessons are available. Amenities include a pool, kitchen, and BBQ, PGSC offers the perfect mix of relaxation and fun. ... more   less 
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