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Surf Simply

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Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Surf Simply
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned home from Surf Simply a few weeks ago and have already booked my next visit! Everything about this place is absolutely amazing. From the first emails with Erika arranging all the details to the very last day, they haven't missed anything. Booking was easy and quick, just make sure to plan well in advance, there is a... More 

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Tampa, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best camp for an adventurous getaway. My husband is a very experienced surfer, and I was just learning, so it was a challenge to find a place that fit both of our needs. Surf Simply was the perfect fit! We both learned so much, and the food/yoga/people/outings/locations were the icing on the cake! I don't repeat much,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed for 1 week at Surf Simply in June. We had planned this trip almost a year ago and you need to book pretty much in advance since the weeks at Surf Simply are booked out really quick. Booking and Email Contact was superb. You get all the information you need from the administration staff and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive in Costa Rica to the time you have to leave... it's all taken care of. Once you are able to book a week you prefer, they take care of everything in an unbelievable manner. Greeting was great, the rooms, kitchen, dining, pool, location, everyone who works there. Top notch. After a red eye, I arrived... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Surf Simply rocks. I stayed for two weeks in July of 2014. Ru was my coach the first week, and Fran was my coach the second week. The instruction is top-notch: Ru and Fran were both absolutely fantastic, as were the other coaches who pitched in throughout my stay. Ru has cracked the science of teaching surfing, and organizes each... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Everything is perfect at Surf Simply. All of these reviews are true. I had reviewed all these TripAdvisor reviews before I signed up until all of them kinda blurred together. One after another talking about how _____ was great and how they loved _____. When I decided to actually go though, I had last minute doubts about whether I had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

You arrive into this sleepy surf town and it greets you with huge embrace; with the sun, sand and the Pura Vida lifestyle. The group at Surf Simply have broken down this technical sport and coach you thru each surf session, they execute it flawlessly. True professionals. They provide everything you need, as per their FAQ's, all you need to... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I arrived as a slightly nervous beginner surfer with a huge desire to really learn how to surf. Ollie was professional, very encouraging, and patient. He had us catching unbroken waves by the end of the week. I now have the knowledge and confidence to keep surfing. This was to be a 'once in a lifetime' trip , but we... More 

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