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Corky Carroll's Surf School

Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I surf, my wife wanted to learn. We choose Corky Carrol's on a recommendation from a friend, who had stayed there a few years ago. What we found helpful was everything was covered for the trip. Starting with the airport transfer, the driver was professional and helpful. If you don't speak Spanish, no problema. Our inbound flight was delayed so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The property is well designed for comfort and relaxation. You do not have to be a surfer to enjoy your stay at the school. If you opt to take surf lessons the instructors are extremely patient and thorough. I am a complete beginner but there were others in our group with more advanced experience taking lessons. There are several restaurants... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Just finishing my ninth trip to Corky Carroll's. I come here for the surf, but the staff, the food, the waves and especially the instructors are all first rate. Be aware that this is a surf camp and not Club Med. The frills are few and you won't be pampered. However, if you prefer a great surf experience over being... More 

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Thank Roger D
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We took our family of 6; 4 kids ages 12-24, NONE of us are surfers, until now! Everyone experienced the thrill of riding a wave, even those of us, eh hem, who didn't get out of the white water. The good news about not mastering it the first time - you get to go back!! The owners and the instructors... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I have been to Corkys a few times and it gets better each time I go back. The crew, food and place is great! It is just a short walk down the road to the huge beach and world class waves. The instructors give you one on one time in and out of the water. By the end of the... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Came here to surf and celebrate my 50th birthday and the entire family enjoyed the trip! Collin, Yaya, Charley and the staff's hospitality was both top notch and made you feel right at home instantly. Chad, Danny and Joe were awesome instructors and made all of us better surfers. Bernie filmed all our surf sessions to last forever. Can't forget... More 

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Thank Warrior65
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Just got back from the surf school. Everything was fantastic. Learned a lot, more than anyone else had ever taught/showed me about how to surf. Food and atmosphere can't be beat. This place is more than worth the trip. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. I'm planning on going back in February 2016. The beer is cold. Just go.... More 

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Thank Eric Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I started surfing in New York in 2006 and my first trip to Central America was to Corky Carroll's in June 2007. It was one of those experiences that changed the course of my life forever. 6 weeks after my first visit I returned for another week. Since that first trip I've been to Central America 9 times, several times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The all-inclusive, fun, family style atmosphere at Corky Carrol's in Nosara an incredible experience! This is the place to come for an ideal surf trip experience. If your an experienced surfer looking to rip 3x a day this place keeps you well fed and provides FREE BEER to celebrate a killer ride when you get back. If your a beginner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

So many things make this a standout place to surf in Guiones. The location is fantastic, just a short walk to the beach; the school has beautiful rooms / facilities and an incredibly warm and welcoming atmosphere thanks to Collin, his family and the staff; the surf instruction is excellent and includes daily video feedback; the home-cooked food is superb... More 

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