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Corky Carroll's Surf School

Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My family and I have been going to Nosara since 2001 and have absolutely loved staying at the surf school. It is like visiting family - the people are the best. The food is exceptional: healthy, fresh, delicious, varied and abundant. The surf is almost always perfect. The bungalows are comfortable and spacious. We have met great friends at the... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I stayed at Corky Carroll's with my family and my friend and his girlfriend met us there. I was not sure what to expect or if it would be right for my family, however, I cannot say enough. My friend Doug did a great job though.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stayed at Corky Carroll’s for a week in March 2013 with my girlfriend, as well as with a buddy and his wife and kids (8, 5 and 4) – and I can’t say enough about the staff and the experience as a whole. The family that owns/runs the camp (Rick, Collin, Kelsey) takes care of everything - from transport,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

I brought my teenage son to this retreat hoping we could both be introduced to surfing. We were more than just introduced! The instructors were so amazingly skilled at teaching, my son was riding a 7-8 foot wave by the fourth day! The food was amazing. The accommodations were beautiful. The staff were incredibly welcoming. On the second day my... More

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Additional Information about Corky Carroll's Surf School

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 18 Specialty lodging in Nosara
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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