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Witch's Rock Surf Camp

Enfrente de Economy Rental Car | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Witch's Rock Surf Camp
Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Im just back from Costa Rica, I was in a business trip and had some days off so I went by myself in the middle of the week for 4 -5 days. Two years ago, I read about this place in some airline magazine and when I found it on Google I had to figure out if it was as... More

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Juan g!! Great review amigo! Loved your review, and thanks for taking the time to write out everything about your trip! Super helpful for our other potential visitors & great for us to hear about your good experience. Hope to have you back again one day! Don't forget we have awesome return discounts! Pura Vida, Shawna Mullen More

Calgary, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

located right at the beac, this is a great place to stay. Breakfast is included and that is anything off the menu. There is a pool that you can enjoy after sunset. The rooms are big and very clean and well done. We in fact went back there at the end of our trip for another night.

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hey D K, Stoked to hear that we had a room for you guys available when you walked in! & even more happy that you had a great stay! Hope the spring warms up for you in the north! Shawna Mullen More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience at Witch's Rock was good but not great. I did not stay at the property but took private surf lessons for two days. First off, the receptionists are all fantastic. They were all very accommodating when booking the lessons and upon arrival. My lesson the first day was with Axel. I didn't have a great experience with him... More

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hola Boranator! Thanks for coming down & doing a couple of days on private lessons! Sorry that your day with Axel was not great. This review has been passed onto our upper management, and we will make sure that all lessons with whoever are quality lessons. Stoked to hear that you had a great day with Beto though! If you... More

Portland, OR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WRSC was a fabulous experience. I stayed for nine nights and took surf lessons. *Room: There wasn't a single room available for nine nights straight, so I was in three rooms over my stay, all at WR. The front staff made the transition room to room easy. I spent little time in my room - the surf, beach, Eat at... More

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hey N_PDX_Traveler! Wow, sounds like you really got a tour of all of our room styles during your stay with us. At least now you will now which rooms to choose when you return ;-) Gracias for taking the time to write out such a thorough review. Super helpful to our upcoming guests & great to get some feedback and... More

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was part of a large group that stayed at Witch's Rock in January. There were forty-two of us ranging in age from eighteen to forty-seven. The staff at WRSC were so kind to us the entire week. The surf instructors worked hard to see that each student had a positive experience during lessons. The food and service at the... More

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thanks for coming once again James! It was our pleasure to have you guys down here again, and for a group of 40+ people, you guys so amazing & easy, you just come back down anytime! Pura Vida & hope the spring is poking it's head out for you guys...finally! Shawna Mullen More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just came back from a week at WRSC. I have never surfed before and am still not very good but I would go back again. I was really nervous going there alone as a single, female traveler but I had absolutely no problems! Everyone is friendly and it is super easy to meet people (mainly at the bar). I... More

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hey Tigerlilly318, Thank you SO much for taking the time to cover almost all ground on your whole experience at WRSC! We will definitely take the time to review this, and go over any positive & negative feedback that we need to in order to make sure that we can always improve. Hope you make it back down here again... More

Princeton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great time at Witches Rock! The surfing was very fun, the instructors were great, and although we had relatively small waves most of the week they were still enthusiastic and really helped us work on our technique. I stayed in a dorm room with two other ladies and met some great people there! It was so amazing... More

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hey ChistinaD! Thanks for taking the time to write this review, and you have all of the right to say it was a little disorganized if you were not given our normal check in orientation! It can definitely get confusing with all of the different surf programs, seminars and activities going on. We do normally offer a short orientation after... More

Arlington, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Let me start with this: I am not a review writer. But my week at Witch's Rock Surf Camp was so amazing that it just seems necessary. Learning to surf was something I've wanted to do for years and a week at Witch's Rock certainly got it done -- and got me hooked! I traveled on my own; I was... More

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for you review! Yes we get a fair amount of solo travelers who have an incredible time just hanging out and meeting new people. We encourage group activities and make it easy for fellow surfers to meet and encourage each other while in the water. Also happy to hear you enjoyed one of our many excursions and hanging... More

Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I am happy that I chose this particular surf camp for continue of my surf practice! I was here in February, 2014. I was in Intermediate group, it means that I already had some surf experience and wanted to get more confident with it. Intermediate group supposed that each day you would be going to different beaches that was really... More

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a positive experience traveling solo and got a chance to surf perfect waves for your liking. That is what is so great about this area. Within an hour to the north or south, you can find all kinds of spots with waves that cater to... More

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Joe and Holly Walsh built an awesome concept in the famous Tamarindo. The only catch was the teacher not really professional. The rest is magical, Eat at Joe's, accommodations, Robert August, atmosphere, view, choice of rental surfboards...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Yes this place is truly magical. The climate, the waves, the vibes, everything! Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing us. Hope to see you again! We love return guests. Pura Vida! More

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Also Known As:
Witch`s Rock Surf Camp Hotel Tamarindo
Witch`s Rock Surf Camp Hotel
Witchs Rock Surf Camp Tamarindo
Witchs Rock Surf Camp Hotel
Address: Enfrente de Economy Rental Car | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
#6 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Witch's Rock Surf Camp is a small beach front hotel in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We have 18-rooms on the beach directly in front of the best surfing waves in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We are located 45 minutes away from Liberia (LIR) Airport. We cater to surfers and anyone that wants to learn how to surf in Costa Rica. Come and join us for the surfing vacation of your life. Call Now! ... more   less 

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