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Vista Guapa Surf Camp

Las Lomas de Jaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Vista Guapa Surf Camp
Ranked #2 of 21 Jaco B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wall Township, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just returned after my 4th visit to Vista Guapa Surf Camp since Nov 2012. I can report I am still smiling! Alvaro is a Master! I am so happy I started to surf with Alvaro. Each time I return he builds upon my skill set (both regular and SUP surfing). I cannot be happier with my accomplishments under... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

After easily making our way through the San Jose airport we were met immediately by Edwin Rojas of the Vista Guapa Surf Camp. After stopping for lunch near the airport we were shuttled for a 1.5 hour drive to Vista Guapa. There we were met by Alvaro and Wendy Solano who graciously welcomed us for the weeks stay. Our cabin... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I had a great experience at Vista Guapa. All of the staff were extremely friendly and professional. The breakfast every morning was incredible, and we were taken out to dinner every night. The bungalows are neat, comfortable, and cleaned daily. Alavaro and Wendy went out of there way to make our stay one to remember. We surfed every afternoon and... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I recently went to Vista Guapa with my brother. We spent 3 days there and it was the highlight of my trip to Costa Rica. I had high expectations for the camp and them 100% exceeded them! Alvaro was extremely kind and professional. He get us up and taught us all the basics of surfing. The entire staff was extremely... More

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Edmundston, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

At first, arriving at vista guapa, i tought this was going to be ok. As the hours passes, i realized that this was going to be a fabulous experience! Alvaro and wendy have a way of making you feel right at home and i would even say as part of the family. The cottages on the mountain are spacious, clean... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I believe I was either the first or second visitor to Vista Guapa back in 2002. I was a little anxious about visiting Costa Rica for the first time, but I wound up having a fantastic time. Alvaro took very good care of me and my two friends during our visit. I really enjoyed my surfing lessons with Alvaro and... More

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New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I had been to Vista Guapa 3 years ago for a few days and had wanted to go back since. I'm so glad I had the opportunity. The surf lessons are the best anywhere. We had a big crowd, so there were extra instructors and they were all world class! I did better surfing than I'd ever imagined I would... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Wendy and Alvaro do it right! The breakfast is exceptional and the rooms are comfortable, clean and have a great feel with chairs and hammocks on your porch. Bring some music (or Capt Fun!) and get a few beers for your own post surf "happy hour up the hill!" Alvaro not only finds the best surf conditions for your ability,... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I learned about Vista Guapa from a friend who had had an amazing experience there a year ago. I am so glad I took that recommendation and visited. Vista Guapa surf camp is GREAT. Stay here is you really want to learn or improve your surfing - Alvaro will make it happen. I had surfed only twice before (a long... More

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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

1. Pura Vida Spanish for "pure life." The law of the land in Costa Rica. The expression is used in many forms, from a greeting, to a synonym for "excellent." Ticos follow this lifestyle and are some of the most wonderful people on earth. A synonym of "hakuna matata." Life is wonderful; enjoy it. "Pura vida!" (Damn right!) I experienced... More

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Also Known As:
Vista Guapa Surf Camp Hotel
Vista Guapa Surf Camp Hotel Jaco
Vista Guapa Surf Camp Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: Las Lomas de Jaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Jaco
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our surf camp features three lovely guest bungalows, each with an unobstructed view of the ocean. Each of the bungalows has two individual rooms with private baths, air conditioning, two single beds or one queen-sized bed and large porches. The porches are ideal for relaxing in hammocks and watching the sun rise and set over the Pacific Ocean. Our bungalows are equipped with small safes for the storage of valuables. However, our rooms do not have TVs, telephones or Internet connections, enabling our guests to leave the daily stresses of home behind and to enjoy the Pura Vida of Costa Rica. ... more   less 

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