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Corky Carroll's Surf School

Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
Corky Carroll's Surf School
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'll keep this brief because these other 5 star reviews have pretty much said it all. I went by myself, as a beginner surfer, last November (it's taken me way too long to write this) and it was an amazing experience. Collin and his instructors know what they're doing. I made SIGNIFICANT progress that week, had a blast, and walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just finished my family trip of five (wife and three kids 18, 16, and 14) at the Corkey Carrol surf school in Costa Rica. Wow... what a great life changing experience! We flew into the San Jose airport and rented a car to drive to the surf school. We wanted the kids to see the Costa Rica country...roads, towns,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I just returned from Corky Carroll's Surf School in Costa Rica. We are already planning on going back again next year. I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is! The rooms are beautiful, spacious and super clean. The food is off the charts amazing. And the staff instantly made us feel at home. And the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was my first time surfing and first time for surfing lessons. The instructors at Corky Carrols were all great. They instilled the confidence needed and the skills needed to be catching the big waves by the end of the trip. Everything ran smoothly and the food was great. It felt like you were part of a surfing family. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had an awesome time learning how to surf and also improving some skills I already had. The instructor was great and I will definately be back with a group of friends! The boards were really nice and perfect for my level. So much fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a funky little surf resort with a great vibe and enough third world charm to make you feel like you're really out there...the giveaway is that the rooms are nice and the infrastructure (plumbing, fans, electric...) all works well. Every meal has a local flair and was delicious...don't plan on losing weight here. While I was there Vicky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

When my surfing husband booked a week at Corky Carroll's in Nosara, I was skeptical. I don't surf, even though I love being in the water. And I loved Nosara from a previous trip there. I'm pretty self-sufficient, but I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. What surprised me were 3 things: First was the sense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A few surf friends and myself stayed at the school recently, and are all very pleased with our experience. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches along with the video review helped improve our surf abilities in a very short amount of time. The grounds are beautiful, rooms are spacious and impeccably clean (added points for being able to flush the toilet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We loved the homey and casual feel of Corky's. But don't get me wrong, these guys know how to SURF!! They are interpersonally astute and know how to reach each person depending on skill level, temperament and confidence. Each day were matched with a different instructor, each who had a new skill to impart to us. The other reviewers are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you are reading this, you are probably sorting through a pool of surf schools and surf camps in Costa Rica. You may have even come across luxury surf camps, camps that offer massages,massages while you are on a board surfing, etc. If you want to surf, at any level, look no further... Anyone who has been here can go... More 

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