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Playa Grande Surf Camp

Playa Grande, Playa Grande 011, Costa Rica
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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I spent nearly three weeks at playa grande surf camp and my stay was exceptional. Justen, the guy who runs the place was awesome. Very accommodating and cool to be around. The surf instructor Vidier is a great guy and always willing to give a helping hand to anyone. Honestly i was blown away by the aloha i received while... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Costa Rica for the first time, December 2015. The staff at Playa Grande Surf Camp were outstanding and made our stay incredibly enjoyable. We had surf lessons from a couple of fantastic instructors; the beach was absolutely gorgeous. The food and drinks at Cafe Mar Azul were awesome before and after some beach time. Many thanks to Justen, Lindsey,... More 

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seattle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

definitely recommend Playa Grande itself. big beautiful beach, close enough to Tamarindo to have that as an option, but much more secluded, relaxed, etc. however, despite the PGSC being newish, pretty clean, and having a killer kitchen/restaurant, i'd stay next door at Hostel el Maglar next time because i found the manager, Justin, to be so offputting. He was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a group of friends in Playa Grande and centered our trip out of the surf camp. The property operators were super friendly and helped us organize several different activities. We also found Cafe Azul to be the best breakfast around and they serve a great dinner too! If you are concerned about the "surfing" aspect of the camp you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Everyone here is so friendly and accommodating from the surf instructors, to management, to the staff at the cafe, and cleaning staff. It is a beautiful place to surf without the crowds like you'll find in Tamarindo, but if you actually want some shopping, larger choice of restaurants, you can take the water taxi over for just one dollar. It... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I stayed most of Christmas week in one of the Cabina's and it was great. The tourist mayhem is over in Tamarindo and there is no resonance of it in Playa Grande. Playa Grande Surf Camp is run by Justen and Lindsey, people that have been in Playa Grande over a decade, understand the surf crowd/culture intimately and bring their... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Had a great experience at PGSC! The perfect place to learn how to surf. Staff was awesome, very convenient location, and an excellent kitchen (try the fish tacos!!). I will definitely be staying there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Great place to kick back and surf. Staff is very friendly and helpful and surf instructors are patient and knowledgeable. Food at the cafe was really, really good. I highly recommend this camp for surfers.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Playa Grande Surf Camp is a fantastic place for a basecamp in Playa Grande. Lindsey, Justen, and Steve were excellent hosts - great to just hang out with, or get your activities booked. Additionally, true to their name, its a great place to surf! Right next to an excellent spot for beginner and more experienced surfers, and their guides were... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The camp was great we had to drag my 19 year old son off his surfboard to get him on the plane. Playa Grande Surf Camp had everything we needed the staff was amazing. The waves were great and we did not have a bad surf day. Justin organized some wonderful excursions for us as well so the non surfers... More 

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