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“Pura Vida!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peaks 'n Swells Surf Camp

Peaks 'n Swells Surf Camp
500 Metros Norte De La Escuela, Montezuma 98022, Costa Rica
011-506-2642-0067
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Ranked #3 of 18 activities in Montezuma
Type: Surf Camps
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Owner description: Peaks 'n Swells Surf Camp provides incredible, one of a kind beachfront lodging, top surf instructors and sought-after yoga instructors to deliver a high performance surf camp in an uncrowded and stunning part of Costa Rica. Peaks offers a fast track surf experience for those wanting to progress in their surfing or beginners who are serious about wanting to learn to surf. The small camp sizes in an uncrowded area offering a variety of surf breaks will ensure an unintimidating and true surfing experience. Live your dream! Surf with Peaks 'n Swells!
Seattle, Washington
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“Pura Vida!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I went to the Surfer Girl Recharge after taking my family to Family Camp the year prior. Both were amazing experiences that we will never forget. However, the Surfer Girl Recharge was the shot in the arm needed to totally recharge! We spent the week in intense surf lessons, with video analysis, tons of photos, beach drills and the best waves. The coaching is unparalleled and you feel like you are hanging with local friends the whole week. You feel integrated into the whole experience, not just as a weekly visitor, goes much deeper than that. So you come out of the week having progressed amazingly no matter what your level, feeling like an accomplished and competent surfer. Plus all the other activities, including yoga, surf strength training, beach runs, massages, and fabulous healthy local food are just perfect. You come home with a new improved outlook on life, health and the world. The best of all worlds!

Visited November 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Epic Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I can't say enough about Peaks 'n Swells... This was easily one of the best trips i have ever taken.
The staff and family that run the camp are fantastic. Very welcoming, accomodating and extremely knowledgeable about the area. The accomodations are simple and beautiful. The property is as oceanfront as it gets and has a very relaxing vibe to it. Walking distance to a great little town, beautiful beaches, waterfalls and a sweet surfspot. The surfing instruction was fantastic. The coaches are great and the mix of theory and technique was perfect. From teaching the fundamentals, to working patiently to advance our skills daily, we really felt lucky to have this kind of instruction in the water. This is not a commercialized surf vaction. This is a relaxing, friendly, beautiful place with awesome surf coaching, and great people. Epic!

Visited December 2012
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“Best Vacation Ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We just returned from a 10 day family surf camp at Peaks and Swells. I have to say it was a really fantastic experience! From the excellent coaching to the delicious food, to the way the staff really bent over backward to make sure everyone had what they needed, Peaks and Swells is a first-rate operation. As a family, we are fortunate to have been living in a North Pacific surfing community for the past 3 years. In this time, we have all learned to surf, with our teen son having developed the most skill. I mention this to underline the fact that Peaks and Swells is not limited to working with beginners; the coaching staff are able to work with surfers from beginner to experienced as they are all excellent surfers with coaching certification. We all had the benefit of video analysis and instruction tailored to our individual level. We have each come home with new skills to practice and an understanding of what areas we are doing well in, and what areas need work, the best being how to make improvements so our skills can develop. If you are considering a surf camp destination, do not hesitate to choose Peaks and Swells - you won't regret it!!

Visited March 2013
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Calgary
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“Amazing and Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This trip I made to Peaks ‘n Swells was amazing. It was able to provide me with the best surf instructor around, super friendly hospitality, relaxation, and fresh food every day. My favourite was having a nice cold fresh coconut drink right after a long surf session. I really felt I got an authentic Costa Rica experience. The accommodations were absolutely stellar and would come back to this surf camp in a second.

Visited December 2012
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“Best vacation ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I have to say that this was one of the best vacations I have ever had. Hillary, Ryan and Karen are an amazing family and make you feel like you are part of it when you visit. The rooms were clean and simple and very comfortable- in a beautiful setting right on the beach with sea turtle babies to boot! The town of Montezuma is great too- only a 5 minute walk away. The food was incredibly yummy and healthy. My favorite of course was learning to surf- the instructors were top notch and I felt like I was given the right information in the right order at the right time. LOVED it and can't wait to surf again. Daily yoga on top of it all - can't beat it. Karen takes the most amazing pictures too. I went on the trip with 6 friends but intend to return with my family as soon as I can- I know they would love it. Wish I was still there and am counting the weeks until I can return. Thank you all for a great experience.

Visited November 2012
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