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Kalon Surf - Surf Coaching Resort

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Altos de Miramar | 4km de Costanera Hatillo, Dominical, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hoboken, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kalon Surf Camp…. I think of a boutique Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Hotel Sofitel… with surfing… They pick you up from the airport in San Jose with their own driver and SUV. Room and accommodations are first class. Once getting there, the property is gorgeous, in fact their website doesn’t do it justice. I went by myself and didn’t know... More 

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London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Kalon Surf with our friends (2 other couples) and had a very memorable vacation. The six of us travel often together and we like to stay active while also taking some time to relax. Kalon was a great mix of physical activity and relaxation. None of us had ever surfed before and we enjoyed... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Kalon in March 2015 with my teenage daughter. I've been surfing for a few years, and my daughter had been surfing maybe once or twice. I've been to several surf camps over the years, and this is by far the best one I've ever attended. If you've searched around, you already know it's on the expensive side,... More 

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Kjeld S, Owner at Kalon Surf - Surf Coaching Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very nice words! It was great having you! We really appreciate your detailed feedback and make sure we pass it on to our team as well - reading your comments, and realizing the experience you had, is why we started Kalon and why we constantly try to improve it day after day. We hope... More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a to learn to surf on secluded beaches where it is almost always only you and your group and instructors you should come here. The beaches were beautiful and as a new surfer the open waves and beaches were perfect. I didn't have to worry about being in anyones way. The food here is amazing. I am... More 

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Kjeld S, Owner at Kalon Surf - Surf Coaching Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it makes us very proud and happy to read your experience and will share it with the team. We cannot wait to have you back with us! Pura vida, Kjeld More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kalon is an interesting place. I’m not sure how to describe the experience- on the one hand it was a great escape from the monotony of my normal life, but…. on the other it was kind of a let down. It could be my expectations were too high but …the house was gorgeous, though;). Nice open and airy, the house... More 

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Kjeld S, Owner at Kalon Surf - Surf Coaching Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our beautiful hotel, the fantastic food and that our surf coaching kick started not only your surf but also your love for surfing! That is what we want. The second part of your review is a bit off (even contradicting with your own previous comments) and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Kalon for two weeks over Christmas and it was simply wonderful! Truly a holiday that we will never forget. We didn’t have to think about a thing, absolutely everything about the experience was perfectly planned and executed, from the bespoke airport transfers, with a welcome telephone call from Manager Marcela en route, through to... More 

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Kjeld S, Owner at Kalon Surf - Surf Coaching Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying 2 weeks with us! Reading your comments and experience makes our team incredible proud and fuel their passion even more. We started Kalon to give exactly this reason: for our guests to have an incredible Costa Rican surf experience, and to build a team full of passionate, loving, ambitious locals that can deliver this... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My first visit to Costa Rica was amazing, and Kalon made it so. Kalon's management and staff take care of every detail and let's their guests sit back, relax, and surf! It was also my first time surfing, and again the coaches demonstrated excellent teaching abilities, patience, and motivation. If you want a carefree vacation doing something fun and physical... More 

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Kjeld S, Owner at Kalon Surf - Surf Coaching Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, 'one of the best vacations' make us very proud! We hope to have you back with us soon! Pura vida, Kjeld More 

San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Moderately off the beaten path, plan to dedicate your time here most entirely to surfing. We brought our teenage boys, and they enjoyed every moment and improved as well. Surf coaches were dedicated and patient. Playa Linda is warm with sandy bottom and waves every +/- 15 second- good for beginners BUT 3-4 hours of surfing at one go makes... More 

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Kjeld S, Owner at Kalon Surf - Surf Coaching Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your review! We are happy to read you had a great time and enjoyed our fresh food as well! The rooms have been designed around and to focus on our beautiful (amazing) ocean view and sunsets - we now have changed the led lights behind the bed for bed side lamps, thank you... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have just returned from a week-long stay (Nov 9 to Nov 15) at Kalon Resort and had an absolutely wonderful time. We travelled as a group of six friends (each looking to learn or, in one case, improve our surfing abilities) and had reserved all six mansion rooms for the week. We understand that the resort can host up... More 

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Kjeld S, Owner at Kalon Surf - Surf Coaching Resort, responded to this review

When groups do a 'Kalon' takeover (booking the whole place for just them), we always love it, and even more so when we read the experience you have had. Thank you for taking the time to write and share your experience with us, but also with our future guests - this is Kalon as we want it to be! Thank... More 

Goose Creek, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was looking for an adventurous, active, surf vacation and researched Hawaii, Caribbean and Central America. Picked Kalon because of the great reviews but wasn't sure what to expect. Turned out to be one of the best trips of my life. From the minute you arrive in San Jose, everything is taken of, pick up, transportation, etc. The surfing is... More 

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