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Vista Guapa Surf Camp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

13 people for 10days at the greatest surf camp in Costa Rica!!! From the minute we landed until the minute we left every moment was catered and guided by professionals who took care of every detail. Vista Guapa surf guides and staff go above and beyond so everyone has the greatest possible experience. If you are thinking about learning to... More 

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Maine, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

4th trip and wonderful as always at Vista Guapa. Booked last minute tickets that were very reasonable and we were surfing in warm water before we knew it. With the all inclusive plan the whole trip is really cost effective (and yummy). All three cottages have beautiful views over Jaco Beach area. Macaw pairs flew by every day and a... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

This was the greatest adventure trip ever! Vista Guapa surf camp is a part of me now and I will be back. The moment I arrived Wendy greeted me with a hug and welcomed me into the surf family. Camp is nestled up on a mountain providing amazing sunset/ sunrise views with comfortable accommodations. Breakfast prepared by the staff was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our family of 5 (kids ages 13,10 and 7) just spent 4 nights at Vista Guapa and it was truly amazing. Not only did we all manage to ride some waves thanks to Alvaro, David and Dennis being such great teachers (we were true beginners), but we enjoyed every minute of our time on the water as well as our... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Having loved our first visit to Vista Guapa last year, we decided to go back there again for our annual vacation. The personal attention during surf lessons and the feedback provided help you get better each day. The camp has a relaxed atmosphere, very clean, and you begin to feel like you are at home. All of the staff and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Jason at Vista Guapa was amazing! He helped me plan my flights, and coordinated transportation - he was a travel agent guru who took care of all my itinerary details - THANK YOU Jason! When my semester ended I embarked on one of the most fascinating adventures I have ever been on! From the minute I arrived in Costa Rica... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Took two private lessons with Alvaro ... one on the first day of our trip at 6:00AM and one on the last day of our trip at 9:30AM. Both sessions Alvaro picked us up at our hotel on time (early actually) ready to go ... I had never surfed before so the first lesson we spent about 30 minutes at... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Go here. Go during YOLO week. This is the most action packed, fun, adventurous and challenging week you will ever experience. You will be well rested, well fed, entertained, exhausted and exhilarated. A surfing dream come true.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I am long overdue in writing this review. I have actually been to Vista Guapa three times, and I did write a review the first time, when I traveled there by myself in 2006. I've traveled there 2 times since then, and hope to go again soon. Each time I've gone has been a different, always excellent experience. The first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I just returned from my trip there about a week ago and am already trying to figure out when I can return. The staff is amazing!!!!! You feel like you are part of their family. They prepare the most delicious breakfasts and coordinate all activities. In addition, they accompany you to dinner. It's a great way to submerge yourself in... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our surf camp features three lovely guest bungalows, each with an unobstructed view of the ocean. Each of the bungalows has two individual rooms with private baths, air conditioning, two single beds or one queen-sized bed and large porches. The porches are ideal for relaxing in hammocks and watching the sun rise and set over the Pacific Ocean. Our bungalows are equipped with small safes for the storage of valuables. However, our rooms do not have TVs, telephones or Internet connections, enabling our guests to leave the daily stresses of home behind and to enjoy the Pura Vida of Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vista Guapa Surf Camp

Address: Las Lomas de Jaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $72 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vista Guapa Surf Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Vista Guapa Surf Camp Hotel Jaco
Vista Guapa Surf Camp Costa Rica/Jaco
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