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Heaven in Nosara

Excellent solo trip to surf and enjoy Nosara. From airport pick up to drop off all was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rwashlow
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Chicago, Illinois
Birthday Trip in Paradise

Amazing" doesn't quite sum up the week that I spent with the Safari Surf School as part of their... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
lisa d
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Westport, Connecticut
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Safari Surf School is the premier surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica. In addition to instilling a passion for surfing, you'll also be immersed in native culture and treated to local style. Being taught to surf by true professionals with a "Pura Vida" attitude is the only way to go! Listed on National Geographic's top outfitters on Earth. Check us out.
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Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent solo trip to surf and enjoy Nosara. From airport pick up to drop off all was exceptional. The safari surf crew is fun, knowledgeable and professional and the office location and equipment perfect. Tim handled every little detail and there was no fuss or...More

Thank rwashlow
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Amazing" doesn't quite sum up the week that I spent with the Safari Surf School as part of their Women's Retreat. Peter, the carrot cake baker, told us that our week would be "Transformative," and indeed it was. Sure, Costa Rica is gorgeous, the weather...More

Thank lisa d
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We stayed at Olas Verdes (which I highly recommend) as it is where Safari Surf school is located. Its a great hotel, with an on site restaurant and short walk to the surf. We had a mixed bag of experience and a 10 and 8...More

Thank Dick C
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We spent a week learning the fundamentals of surfing, as a group of 13 Safari Surf took amazing care of each of us!! Everyone in our group was able to get up on their surf boards pretty early on in the lessons. We were all...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

One of my best friends has been telling me for years that I should check out Safari Surf School. I finally decided to follow her advice . . . and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am sure that...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

And I'm hooked. Decided to go to Nosara after friends' wedding invite. This was excuse to visit Costa Rica for the 1st time. I did a little online research and found Safari Surf school. Tim Marsh, the owner of Safari Surf got our trip lined...More

Thank Karen I
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Safari surf is an extremely well run surf school. We were lucky we booked to stay at Olas Verdes where the safari office is located. It is a 3min walk to the beach where the waves are super consistent and perfect for all levels of...More

Thank Ben Z
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

I have been taking surf lessons with Safari Surf School for 5 years now, and I can’t say enough good things about the quality of the instruction which I receive there or the quality of entire staff who work there. The instructors are knowledgeable, professional,...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

I recently returned from a CR trip with a group of colleagues and arranged everything through Safari Surf School. It's my fourth time dealing with them and I keep coming back as they do a fantastic job of arranging for a completely smooth trip -...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

We visited Olas Verdes and Safari Surf School in January 2018 and immediately felt in love with the place and people who work there. My husband took 2 surfing lessons every day , I did just one. He graduated from white water to green water...More

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Patrick B
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Mrr07 | Reviewed this property |
Go with safari surf school. They will take care of anything you need regardless of your choice of accommodations. They will help you coordinate as much or as little as you need.
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jbyrd
December 3, 2015|
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Response from RadaTilly | Reviewed this property |
They like to make a packet for you, including hotel and a couple of meals per day, usually breakfast (snack/fruit before surfing and big breakfast after) and dinner. Dinner is usually with the group of others who are... More
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JimHaan
February 18, 2015|
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Response from SafariSurfer | Property representative |
Hello Jim, My apologies but we do not book rooms for the Las Perlas. We are a surf school program :) Cheers, Tim
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