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Need advice from a local expert

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Need advice from a local expert

I'm bringing my athletic 18 yr old son down there this weekend to learn how to surf. Deciding between Lucero (staying at Nautilus) OR Casa Cecelia which I know is right on the beach. Never having been there, which location would you recommend for a beginning surfer and location in general. Thanks.

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1. Re: Need advice from a local expert

Either one is good. The instructors take the students to a part of the surf which is right for the level of instruction needed.....not necessarily directly in front of the place you are staying. I like the beach in front of Casa Cecilia and north, it is a bit calmer and the rip is not as strong.

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2. Re: Need advice from a local expert

Thanks wefish. And is that area farther north a little more quiet in general? But still walking distance to everything?

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3. Re: Need advice from a local expert

There are a few restaurants within walking distance and a store under a mile away. I am not sure what else you are looking for.....but a good tidepool about a 10 min. walk (north more) on the beach.

If you go to www.nicoyapeninsula.com you will find some great maps with the hotels and all the stores and restaurants marked. You can see what is in the vicinity to each hotel you are asking about.

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