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Witch's Rock Surf Camp

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Princeton, Canada
Reviewed March 16, 2014

I had a great time at Witches Rock! The surfing was very fun, the instructors were great, and although we had relatively small waves most of the week they were still enthusiastic and really helped us work on our technique. I stayed in a dorm room with two other ladies and met some great people there! It was so amazing...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hey ChistinaD! Thanks for taking the time to write this review, and you have all of the right to say it was a little disorganized if you were not given our normal check in orientation! It can definitely get confusing with all of the different surf programs, seminars and activities going on. We do normally offer a short orientation after...

Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Let me start with this: I am not a review writer. But my week at Witch's Rock Surf Camp was so amazing that it just seems necessary. Learning to surf was something I've wanted to do for years and a week at Witch's Rock certainly got it done -- and got me hooked! I traveled on my own; I was...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for you review! Yes we get a fair amount of solo travelers who have an incredible time just hanging out and meeting new people. We encourage group activities and make it easy for fellow surfers to meet and encourage each other while in the water. Also happy to hear you enjoyed one of our many excursions and hanging...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed March 9, 2014

I am happy that I chose this particular surf camp for continue of my surf practice! I was here in February, 2014. I was in Intermediate group, it means that I already had some surf experience and wanted to get more confident with it. Intermediate group supposed that each day you would be going to different beaches that was really...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a positive experience traveling solo and got a chance to surf perfect waves for your liking. That is what is so great about this area. Within an hour to the north or south, you can find all kinds of spots with waves that cater to...

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Joe and Holly Walsh built an awesome concept in the famous Tamarindo. The only catch was the teacher not really professional. The rest is magical, Eat at Joe's, accommodations, Robert August, atmosphere, view, choice of rental surfboards...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Yes this place is truly magical. The climate, the waves, the vibes, everything! Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing us. Hope to see you again! We love return guests. Pura Vida!

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We took surf lessons here while staying elsewhere in Tamarindo. Loved it! First - the instructors (2 different guys on different days) were great. They gave us beach instruction first, and then got us out there. Much to our surprise, we were both able to stay up and ride some of the baby waves. Well worth the money - am...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, the waves here are absolutely perfect for beginning surfers. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time at our location and with our world-class instructors. Hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida!

Georgetown, Canada
Reviewed March 3, 2014

What an unforgettable experience. The vacation started off with a group of us being shuttled from the airport to the resort, doesn't seem to interesting but believe me it was. Check in was no problem. room was a bit small but very clean and really you don't spend to much time in it anyways. Our first lesson was the next...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Yes, we truly offer an unforgettable experience. The location is set up so that solo travelers can easily form relationships in and out of the water. We are happy to hear you had a great time and would love to see you and your friend once again. Pura Vida!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Amazing place, amazing people, amazing vibe,amazing food. We stayed at the crocodrillo, but were part of the witches rock community, which was unique.Unlike many other surf lessons, my instructor followed up after some lessons, catching me at joes to ask how the rest of my day went. Both Axel and Erlyn were amazing, and i feel i progressed more and...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hey Sam! Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we only choose the best quality surf instructors here to teach lessons. Our surf instructors truly care about improving each student throughout their stay and pushing them to the next level. A lot of progression in surfing takes place out of the water and we recognize the value of having such...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a great time I had at Witch's Rock. The entire experience was easy and very fun. It was everything advertised and more. The hotel is fairly simple but clean and comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Great waves for beginners 100 yards from the hotel. I was a solo traveler and had been told I would have no problem...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Puuuuura Vida! What an amazing review to read & it really is one of the easiest places to come on your own! We will definitely pass this off to Erlyn & Maxi, they will love to hear how much they played a part in your camp experience. Maxi has been with the surf camp since it was first opened in...

Ontario Canada
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went to WR before Christmas and really enjoyed our trip! We have two boys 16&17 and wanted something for them to keep busy. I was very nervous to try surfing and was shocked that I got up on my first try. My instructor was great (Andres). Make sure you attend the safety seminar to learn how not to get...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Very stoked to hear what a great time your family had! You are correct, you should always take advantage of the seminars that are included, some are very helpful for your surfing technique and others are there to keep you safe from the board and other surfers out there. Thanks for passing on this review! We hope to get you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed February 6, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of spending 5 days surfing at Witches Rock. Overall is was an amazing experience, as the staff was super friendly and very helpful. The lifestyle, the locals and atmosphere were all so warm and welcoming. On my second day of surfing, I was paired in a group with Paco. This was one of the best...

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WRSC, Guest Relations Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hey Billy B! Holy guacamole what a lovely review for us & one of our favorite instructors, Pako! He is reading this right now with a grin as wide as the Tamarindo beach. Thanks for making our day & shining a light on Pako's skills as an instructor! Stoked that your surfing really took off on the next level! Hope...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Witch's Rock Surf Camp is a small beach front hotel in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We have 18-rooms on the beach directly in front of the best surfing waves in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We are located 45 minutes away from Liberia (LIR) Airport. We cater to surfers and anyone that wants to learn how to surf in Costa Rica. Come and join us for the surfing vacation of your life. Call Now! ... more   less 

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Address: Enfrente de Economy Rental Car | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $125 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
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“Go Surf!!!”
raymondsb1966, Apr 7, 2017 | Read review
“The penthouse rooms are huge and the deck is awesome.”
ljsays2016, Jan 21, 2017 | Read review
“Room #9 has the sewer smell but a nice verandah”
fawlcon, Dec 24, 2016 | Read review
“who cares about the room, you're there to shred some waves and drink some beers”
647ericf, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“This is a tough one. When it is busy, the ground floor rooms may not be the best choice but they were perfect for us.”
stevedU6664TT, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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