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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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

St. George, Utah
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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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New York
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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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