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Surf Simply

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Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I chose Surf Simply after following their Facebook feeds and podcasts. I was impressed with their program. My son and I spent last week there and the entire experience far exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed uncrowded surf sessions with Surf Simply’s amazing coaching staff. The accommodations at this surf resort are extremely well designed for quiet relaxation, for socializing and... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'd been following Surf Simply podcasts and Facebook page pretty closely after booking my week in August, so I had pretty high expectations. The second I walked through the door it definitely met those and then minute by minute exceeded them. When you first arrive Dani briefs you on some basic info and then basically says "Here is the fridge,... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from Surf Simply two days ago. The whole experience blew me away and exceeded my expectations to such a degree that I was compelled to write a review immediately (something I never do). To give some perspective, I started surfing 17 years ago at age 27. I'm 44 and I surf 120+ days a year at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, Chris, and I should have submitted this months ago. However, the benefit of submitting it late is I can speak to how surf simply impacted our surfing that came after our visit. We visited Surf Simply as part of our honeymoon. Context: We are two surfers who live on the east coast in an area with generally poor... More 

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I landed on the idea of a family surf trip, I thought I was taking one for the team. Little did I know I was about to embark on one of my all time favorite vacations. My husband and I had no surfing experience and our son had surfed as a young teenager. (Our daughter who has no interest... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never surfed before and, being middle aged, didn't know if it were going to happen in a week. Were it not for the thoughtful and thorough program that Surf Simply has developed, I would not have left Costa Rica feeling as like I was now, indeed, a surfer. The instruction and instructors is everything you could want. Beyond the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the welcome snacks to my emotional freak out on the waves, to the final dinner, the team at Surf Simply thought of everything. I've stayed in Costa Rica 4 other times, and this room was the nicest accommodations. Really comfy bed, nice linens, and great AC! The food was healthy, plentiful, delicious, and the staff helped us with our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I died and went to Surf Heaven, at least that was what I assumed had happened; there was no other way to explain the excitement, joy and pure stoke I felt every single day during my stay at Surf Simply. Sadly, I discovered that I wasn't dead, so instead of staying for eternity I had to leave after 2 weeks.... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My week at Surf Simply in Nosara probably counts among the top 5 vacations in my life - and I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled extensively and had some amazing experiences in my life. I think if I could distill the week to two words, it would be “technical stoke.” Technical, because I had a very mission-oriented objective of... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Just got back from my second trip to Surf Simpy. I wrote one of those magnum-opus, 10,000 word TripAdvisor reviews that this place seems to inspire after my first trip, so I won't repeat all the stuff about food, yoga, rooms, massage, etc., again. What I will say is that I had been looking forward to going back to Surf... More 

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