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Playa Grande Surf Camp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 2 weeks at Playa grande surf camp and would recommend it to anyone wanting to get off the beaten track and experience the relaxed surf/beach life that's Playa Grande has to offer. The camp has great facilities and is just a few mins walk from the beach. The crew that run the camp and surf lessons couldn't be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

If you want a nice and calm place at a lovely beach outside tamarindo, this is it. The dorm we stayed had enough space, the kitchen is clean and there is even a swimming pool. The beach is just 1 minute away, they rent excellent surf boards and around is a super market and some restaurants. Only to get to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

First things first. I love Playa Grande and will return to this tranquil place when I visit Costa Rica again (I can't say the same for Tamarindo) I will most likely stay at this location every time I visit. That being said I need to warn you this isn't your normal "warm welcome" hostel. I always research places to stay,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in one of the gorgeous little cabinas. The photos on the website don't do them justice! They are way cuter thank I was expecting. The place is just opposite the beach. They have a great selection of rental boards to choose from. The on site restaurant makes an epic breakfast. The little cabinas are... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This family friendly location is perfect, steps away from the beach. Upon arrival, the staff was very attentive and so easy going. They all make you feel like family. Luckily, the surf instructor (Vidier) was very thorough and extremely patient during my lesson. I was having a hard time getting on that board (first timer)! He knows exactly what he's... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I spent nearly three weeks at playa grande surf camp and my stay was exceptional. Justen, the guy who runs the place was awesome. Very accommodating and cool to be around. The surf instructor Vidier is a great guy and always willing to give a helping hand to anyone. Honestly i was blown away by the aloha i received while... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Visited Costa Rica for the first time, December 2015. The staff at Playa Grande Surf Camp were outstanding and made our stay incredibly enjoyable. We had surf lessons from a couple of fantastic instructors; the beach was absolutely gorgeous. The food and drinks at Cafe Mar Azul were awesome before and after some beach time. Many thanks to Justen, Lindsey,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

definitely recommend Playa Grande itself. big beautiful beach, close enough to Tamarindo to have that as an option, but much more secluded, relaxed, etc. however, despite the PGSC being newish, pretty clean, and having a killer kitchen/restaurant, i'd stay next door at Hostel el Maglar next time because i found the manager, Justin, to be so offputting. He was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Met a group of friends in Playa Grande and centered our trip out of the surf camp. The property operators were super friendly and helped us organize several different activities. We also found Cafe Azul to be the best breakfast around and they serve a great dinner too! If you are concerned about the "surfing" aspect of the camp you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Everyone here is so friendly and accommodating from the surf instructors, to management, to the staff at the cafe, and cleaning staff. It is a beautiful place to surf without the crowds like you'll find in Tamarindo, but if you actually want some shopping, larger choice of restaurants, you can take the water taxi over for just one dollar. It... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Playa Grande Surf Camp is located only footsteps from one of the best beach breaks in all of Costa Rica. This beautiful beach is perfect for surfers of all levels and all types of boards. We offer both private cabinas with AC and dormitory-style pilotis without AC at budget prices. Both surf packages and surf lessons are available. Amenities include a pool, kitchen, and BBQ, PGSC offers the perfect mix of relaxation and fun. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Grande Surf Camp

Address: Playa Grande, Playa Grande 011, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $37 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Playa Grande Surf Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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