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Surf Simply

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best place to learn or improve your surfing, coupled with every detail of your vacation taken care of for you by an amazing group of people, in the perfect location. The Surf Simply coaches are all passionate surf geeks and excellent teachers. They break down each skill into specific goals and use video analysis to help guests... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 star, 5 star, 5 star… can the reviews be true? Yes. For me, the way Surf Simply handles the details is what earns that extra star. Easy pick-up at the Liberia airport—no waiting for other guests' flights to arrive, just us in the taxi. As we neared Nosara, the driver called ahead and Dani was at the gate to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, here is the short review: Yes, the other reviews are correct, it really is that good - go ahead and make your reservation now. Slightly longer version: Location - Nosara, actually Playa Guiones, is a quiet little beach town, nothing over two stories, surrounded by tropical forest. It is mostly vacation houses with a couple little strips of shops... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I throughly enjoyed my first visit to Surf Simply a year ago but during the week you are given so much information and so many tips that it is hard to digest it all. My second time around all the information started to really sink in. My coach Ollie was so clear in explaining the angled take off - why,... More

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Ulverton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We've been at Surf Simply in 2011 and 2012 and it was great experiences. We decided to come back this year and we had a great time. The coaches are outstanding ! Ross worked hard all week with us and helped us to achieve our goals. When you go there, you know that you will improve your surfing. The feedback... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

There is a very clear reason why Surf Simply repeatedly receives positive reviews… they provide a surf experience like no other. Ru, the owner of Surf Simply, has established a formula to not only teach surfing (to all level of surfers), but provide the right balance of relaxation, fun, adventure, and social aspects to make a week there truly be... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I am totally stoked with my recent Surf Simply experience. First and foremost the surf coaching is outstanding. I have been surfing on and off for over 40 years, and had come to a stagnant phase in my surfing. I wanted to be able to surf more vertical and perform floaters to get over instead of around crashing sections in... More

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Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I NEVER write reviews, but I recently got back from my second trip to Surf Simply and my experience was so good I told myself that I had to write my first review. Every detail is taken care of by Ru and his staff, nothing is overlooked. For example, Alice, a newer staff member, noticed I was hunting around for... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I've been surfing pretty avidly for a couple of years and hit a plateau trying to develop a solid set of intermediate surf skills (cutbacks, shoring up my top and bottom turns, floaters, etc). Where I live, it's tough to find intermediate surf instruction – most of the schools just lump all of their students into one group ... a group... More

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Campbell River, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I generally go on vacation trying to have low expectations so I'm not disappointed, but that was impossible for this trip given the reviews on this site and the word of mouth. Amazingly, Surf Simply manage to exceed every expectation. I went with my almost 15 yr old son, both of us having surfed but not had much formal instruction.... More

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Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty lodging in Nosara
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surf Simply has broken the surf camp mold by providing coaching of a standard one would usually expect to receive in more mainstream sports. The makes of the Surf Simply podcast (available on iTunes) offer all inclusive package from their beautiful boutique surf coaching resort in Nosara, Costa Rica. You stay incorporates not only - video analysis, theory sessions on everything from board design to surf forecasting, pool training and in water coaching during your two fun surf session each day; but also transfers, accommodation, yoga classes, massage, fresh home cooked food and a variety of destinations in the evening from beach BBQs to stunning cliff top restaurants. ... more   less 

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