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Address: Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 866 433 3355
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Safari Surf School is the premier surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica....

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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Wonderful place!

My wife and I recently returned from a delightful visit to the Safari Surf School and Olas Verdes Hotel. Our trip was excellent, the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently returned from a delightful visit to the Safari Surf School and Olas Verdes Hotel. Our trip was excellent, the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful, and the location was wonderful. My wife is celiac and the restaurant at Olas Verdes was able to accommodate her with any trouble, and the food was amazing! Alicia and... More 

Thank Dwto13
Orange County, California
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55 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Olas Verde and it was convenient that Safari Surf was on site. So we decided to rent board from here. The board selection was pretty bad, most of the boards were dinged up and really ugly and old. Most were of low quality, super heavy cheap boards. The rates varies from $10-$25/day. Very few selection. only had very... More 

Thank Iris W
SafariSurfer, Owner at Safari Surf School, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback about the boards we offer for rent. We are not a surf shop and we do not advertise boards for rent. All of our new equipment is designated specifically for our "all inclusive" surf package guests. However, we do keep some older surfboards around for the "off chance" a person may want to rent a surfboard.... More 

Kentfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Highly recommend Safari Surf and the Olas Verde hotel. So easy staying right on site and buying the package means you don't have to think about logistics at all. Jeffrey and Jasmine have every surf lesson, activity and dinners out mapped out for you. We did 2 surf lessons a day which was super fun. This kept us and our... More 

Thank twingins
Cali, Colombia
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you are looking for a vacation in Costa Rica with an added bonus, go to Playa Guiones and learn to surf. The instructors are super nice, and very helpful no matter your level of experience. This school is ideal for couples, or entire families. They speak English, and are certified instructors. You'll learn something, and have a great time.

Thank Kurt S
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Sent our two teenage boys to Costa Rico for an adventure and to learn how to surf. They came back happy and excited; as it was a life changing experience! They loved the set up of the school-- the staff was amazing. Not only did they do an excellent job at teaching them how to surf, but they took them... More 

Thank vjc225
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Had an amazing time. The staff was very helpful and wanted to assure you got the most out your lessons and not just stick you in the water to make a dollar. The instructors were very knowledgeable and you can tell they loved what they did. I was up on green waves during my second lesson and Jeff got same... More 

1 Thank awpincus
Westfield, New Jersey
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nosara is a surf mecca - everyone surfs and half as many teach - but we keep coming back to these guys because they've showed us so much more than just getting up on those waves. They have helped us, at various levels of skill and experience, navigate the swells, tides and varying surf conditions and learn about the pros... More 

Thank Ann R
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a surf school experience that could accommodate both a 40 yo beginner surfer and an 18 yo intermediate surfer. I found the perfect match at safari Surf School! I worked directly with Tim the owner. He was very responsive when I sent my long list of questions and customized a package that was perfect for us.... More 

1 Thank AbsJ
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Looking at the reviews, we just used Safari surf for their surf lessons. We did stay on site Olas Verdes. Again, looking at the reviews, we may have been better off with a package. Nevertheless, The instructors at the surf school were fantastic! My four children got the young active instructors. They were up surfing in less than five minutes.... More 

Thank Orthocincy
Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Everything was taken care of! Surfing - Food - Transportation - Hotel/Cabina - Bike rental - Photos Safari Surf made this the easiest vacation I've ever taken. This was my first "all inclusive" trip but it was so much more than that. We literally didn't have to think about a thing. The scheduled was planned and it made perfect sense... More 

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