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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 1 week ago

This is a very good place to surf. The beach is beautiful and there is not a lot of people. The teachers are very nice and the boards are good ones. The waves are big and we can see dolphins when we surf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only about the surf school Great experience to surf here !!!!! Instructors are good, waves are perfect. They propose good boards for beginners or advanced surfers, and give you a wetsuit if you need it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to Corky Carroll’s Surf School in Costa Rica was a great experience. The owner Collin and all the instructors have a true love of surfing and this carries over to the instruction you get while you are there. The school naturally creates a family vibe and by midweek it was like old friends hanging out surfing and relaxing afterwards.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Two of my friends and I just spent an awesome week at Corky Carroll's in Nosara Costa, Rica (April, 2015). The trip was fantastic in every way. The three of us are in our late 20's and before the trip had never been to Costa Rica or spent much time surfing. As soon as we arrived, we were picked up... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I completed a week at the Corky Carroll Surf School (CCSS) in Nosara, Costa Rica in mid-April with 2 friends of mine from college (we're all 29yo guys). In short, the experience was first-class from start to finish and was exactly what we were looking for in a surf trip. Nosara is sufficiently off the beaten path in Costa Rica... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

just the dads and 3 cousins out for a surf trip ... we had a great time, Collin and the crew were terrific, lots of energy and sincerely passionate about their jobs, cooks and staff super helpful ... it was like a little piece of paradise

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 March 23, 2015

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

Z, Thank you for your review and kind words. I couldn't be more proud of the progression of your surfing and the waves you were catching by the end of your time here. Looking forward to surfing with you again! More 

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