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Corky Carroll's Surf School

Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
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Corky Carroll's Surf School
Ranked #4 of 20 Specialty lodging in Nosara
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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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1 review
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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Like most people who stay here, I've been back since the first visit and will probably go again. It's so nice to be able to walk to the surf and then have all that great food to come back to when you are done. The instructors are great and I especially love Rick's whole steps program, as well as the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stepped out of the van, and the earth was shaking, literally. Collin met us at the gate with a kind "Hello.", Then a loud voice from the balcony, "Did you feel that? Earthquake!" We look up to see a white haired man, toothbrush in one hand, and toothpaste drool spitting "Welcome to Costa Rica!" (Enter Crazy Uncle Rick, the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My first trip was Nov. 2011 and I was hooked. Now twice a year(sometimes for two weeks), and it's not enough. Feels like a second home in Costa Rica. Great staff and a friendly laid back atmosphere. Food is outstanding and the beer is cold. The instruction is excellent and all of the crew are patient. Always have a great... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I am one of the "regulars" that goes to Corky's. I'm an avid surfer, having started only 5 years ago, and randomly I picked Corky's as the second surf camp ever I went to. I have since been back >10 times in those 5 years. I've been to a scattering of other surf camps in Costa Rica and Mexico in... More

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ccsssurfschool, Manager at Corky Carroll's Surf School, responded to this review

You could not have described our location and surf school experience any better. Reviews like this keeps us doing what we love to do; share our surfing with our guests (and eat well while doing it) Thank You! More

Wayne, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I have been to Corky Carrolls Surf School 6 times and keep going back. Its laid back, relaxing, fun, you meet new people every time you are there and lets not forget the surf is great. The food is excellent and the whole crew makes you feel right at home. I know how to surf so I don't take lessons... More

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Bergdietikon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I have been coming to the surf school semi-regularly since 2007. When I plan a surf trip, it is to Corky Carroll's in Nosara. On my first trip, I had no idea what I was doing. Two days of excellent instruction later, and I was out in the green-water waves, and actually catching some of them. I was hooked. The... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

About five minutes walking from the beach, the surf school is in the perfect location and complements that fact with amazing, experienced instructors who know the wave and location as well as the technique of surfing. The food is fresh and served by some great people. Everybody working at the surf school tops it off with superb hospitality and service.... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our family just returned from the surf school and there are just not enough superlatives to accurately describe how wonderful this slice of paradise really is. The hospitality, conviviality and sense of belonging begins the moment you arrive and it keeps getting better every day. The weather was perfect, the surf was consistently good, the instructors are nurturing and always... More

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Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara

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We are the original surfing vacation of the Nosara area. A family owned and operated establishment. We provide comfortable hospitality in our private property, eating meals with other guests creating an interactive environment. All the surf lessons you need are included, cooks are on-site ready for you, beer and juice are included and your transportation once arriving Costa Rica. A family who surfs together sticks together. ... more   less 
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