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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had an awesome experience with CRSI - they really went out of their way to make my stay awesome. Here's a few highlights: -I had a horrific time trying to get to Costa Rica; due to various difficulties with airlines I arrived more than 24 hours after I was originally supposed to get in. Even though I did not... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Phillip's review is spot on, I wish we had read it prior to paying our deposit. CRSI is really a Spanish school that dabbles in surfing and the management struggles to coordinate the whole affair. While we were there the management demonstrated very little concern for our experience or skill in organization. A few things that happened: -We arrived on... More 

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crsi, Manager at Costa Rica Surf Institute, responded to this review

Hi Emerson, Sorry that you had a poor time, we wish you had mentioned this whilst here so we could have addressed it on the spot. The transition from our old campus to our new location was tougher than we anticipated and we regret that it negatively impact the experience. We were not fully set up in the new location... More 

Bothell, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I hesitate to give this place a bad rating simply because the surf lessons themselves are awesome. Carmelo, a local ripper who gets respect in the line up was knowledgeable of his home break and the wave types as it changes with the tide. Luca, an ex-pat, was nice and friendly. Also gave tips on some good breaks to avoid... More 

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crsi, Manager at Costa Rica Surf Institute, responded to this review

Hi Philip, I am sorry you had a poor time in the accommodations. We're currently addressing all the issues you mentioned as we remodel the on-campus residences. You can check out the progress on our Facebook page. No surf students will stay in the accommodations until they are fully ready. In retrospect, we should have closed the accommodations while we... More 

La Fortuna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Learning to surf had been on my bucket list for many years, so when I was offered the opportunity to try a one-day surf lesson with Costa Rica Surf Institute (CRSI), I figured it was time to finally cross it off the list! Playa Tamarindo on Costa Rica's golden Pacific Coast is the quintessential surf beach -- It's possible there... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We've travelled all over the world, and this vacation was our all time favorite. While kids took Spanish, my wife and I surfed. After Spanish class, the instructors took the kids surfing. The instruction is supportive yet demanding. The kids said they liked Spanish class better than their "regular" school. Just fantastic. Every single thing was great.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

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... More 

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3 Thank Melissa M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Tamarindo is the perfect place to learn how to surf! The waves are very consistent, its a big beach break with very few rocks to worry about, the wave itself is not very heavy. Once your surfing skills start excelerating you can always walk to playa grande to test you ablity on some bigger waves. The surf instructors are very... More 

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crsi, Director of Sales at Costa Rica Surf Institute, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback Chris. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Tama! Pura vida. -Chris More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

I didn't really know what to expect when I arrived here. I was surprised, but not at all disappointed. The rooms are shared here, like a hostel, but nicer. The rooms are located on the edge of the campus (the grounds are mixed use, housing a Spanish school as well as the surf camp) and right above the surf desk... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Costa Rica Surf Institute offers surf camps, family surf camps, advanced surf tours, yoga, and surfing and Spanish programs in Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande Costa Rica.We'd love to host you, teach you to surf, and share the Pura Vida. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Costa Rica Surf Institute

Address: CRSI Tamarindo Main Road | Across from Hotel Zullymar, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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