I came to CRSI after hearing that Tamarindo was a great place for surfing and looking for a place to learn spanish and surf. It turned out to be the perfect spot. The lodging is perfect, you stay in apartments that provide everything you need. There are kitchenette's in each apartment which allow for doing your own cooking if you prefer rather than eating every meal out with can be expensive in Tamarindo. They also have living areas so we ended up mainly staying in the apartments in the evenings having friends come hang out, making food and being able to watch TV or use the internet there. Everything is very clean, safe, and comfortable. It's a much more fun way to stay somewhere and meet other people while traveling that enjoy the same things. The surfing program was great, being a beginner it was a great place for learning but there were definitely enough waves for advanced surfers, there were many really good surfers at the school. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in a surfing or spanish vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right behind our surf desk/bar area, our accommodation offers a one of a kind lodging experience for surfers, Spanish students and travelers alike. Part hostel, part condo, our student apartments come complete with shared living areas, fully stocked kitchens, air-conditioning, hi-speed wireless internet and 24 hour security. Private rooms are not available so if you are looking for a luxurious hotel type atmosphere, this is probably not your place. If you want a fun community of surfers, students and travelers however we will welcome you with open arms! ... more less