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Witch's Rock Surf Camp

Enfrente de Economy Rental Car Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s most popular surf camp since 2001! It could be because of our location on one of the world’s most renowned and diverse surf spots, because of our professional ISA certified bilingual instructors, or because we simply know how to live the pura vida Costa Rica lifestyle. Nestled right on one of Guanacaste’s most pristine beaches at the corner of the Tamarindo Estuary, the wind and tidal conditions create separate and distinct wave breaks on one single stretch of shoreline. That is why we have access to waves for all surfing levels right in our front yard! Aside from Tamarindo beach, we are just a short boat or car ride away from a wide array of other types of surf breaks. Whether you are a family with three children of different ages that have never surfed before, or you are World Title holder looking for some fun and fast barrels, we’ve got you covered. WE HANDLE EVERYTHING! Our all inclusive surf packages include airport transportation, accommodations, surfing, surfboards, optional classroom seminars, daily breakfast, and so much more.
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Jay P wrote a review Mar 2020
Northport, New York10 contributions5 helpful votes
First time surfing at 56 years old, I went with my wife and daughter for a 2 hour group lesson. Matteo was a great instructor, funny and knowledgeable. I had some trouble balancing in the beginning but he figured it out and I was able to ride a couple of waves! So much fun, thank you
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Micah S wrote a review Mar 2020
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I've traveled all over surfing, and now 3 times to Witch's Rock Surf Camp. There is a reason why I keep coming back, because I know I'm guaranteed to get tons of surfing in and have a great time with everyone I meet at the camp. They just make everything so easy and such a good experience. I couldn't recommend higher!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from etd227, Public Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you so much! We're thankful to have such wonderful guests. Pura vida and see you next trip!!!
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Woody wrote a review Mar 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first trip to Tamarindo and Witches Rock came as a recommendation from a friend, if you love to surf or just hang out it was great. Breakfast every morning was included, hot coffee in the bar area was FREE..... but if you need a latte the coffee hut opens at 5:30am. Instructors, boards and lessons are 30 yards from the hotel. Across the street they have bikes for rent...$5 for 12 hours, roads are busy but cruising the beach early am is so peaceful. Volcano Brewery on site has great food, service and lots of selections. I will be back. Pure Vida from CO
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from etd227, Public Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you for coming down and for taking the time to write this review! So glad you enjoyed your time here at Witch's Rock Surf Camp and hope to see you back down here soon! Pura vida!
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Lee C wrote a review Feb 2020
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I have been to WRSC 4 times. It is a great set up to surf everyday (sometimes two sessions) and meet people from all over. The main hotel is right on the beach. The rooms are really basic and could use some updating. There are no TVs, fridges, alarm clocks or toiletries...but who spends that much time in the rooms when there is so much to do. I was in the intermediate group with J Luis. He was an amazing instructor. He took the time to observe each of us and gave individual goals. He explained the different types of waves and how tides effect them. He helped us select better waves and work on positioning and timing. I learned more that week than I ever have about surfing. Love WRSC!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from etd227, Public Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Hey Lee! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We're lucky to have awesome guests like you and awesome staff as well. Hope to see you back down here soon!!!
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Roger P wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Overall, we really enjoyed everything about our trip. WRSC is clean, safe, and above all beautiful. I do have a few suggestions on how it could be even better, 1). This is most important. Get some comfortable lounge chairs for the WRSC area. All that is offered are wooden stools or wooden benches. Comfy lounge chairs would be a godsend. 2). Next, fix that awfu blaringl siren that goes off every night at least once at either or both 10PM and/or 6 AM. It sounds like a car alarm under our beds. We complained to the front desk and they dismissed it as the security guards or something. It is obnoxious! Remember we come their to relax! 3). Please remind the surf instructors that they should NEVER take a wave from a paying customer. We are paying them to help us catch waves. When they take the best waves because they have priority, it is frustrating. This was true of all instructors, not just the ones assigned to our group.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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$77 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Witch's Rock Surf Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Witch's Rock Surf Camp?
Nearby attractions include Azul Profundo Boutique (0.2 miles), Con Mucho Gusto (0.3 miles), and The Crazy Monkey Bar (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Witch's Rock Surf Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Witch's Rock Surf Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Witch's Rock Surf Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Witch's Rock Surf Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Cafe, Wabi Sabi Sushi, and El Pelicano Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Witch's Rock Surf Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Witch's Rock Surf Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Witch's Rock Surf Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Witch's Rock Surf Camp located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Tamarindo.
Does Witch's Rock Surf Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.