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Summary: I am a married man in my early 50s and was on my first-ever solo vacation. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun. Loved the surfing, yoga, and Spanish and all the people at School of the World. Can't wait...More
Response from kirsten w, Front Office Manager at School of the World Surf CampResponded yesterday
Many thanks for taking the time to write this detailed review, it's very much appreciated. We always try to do everything and more to make sure everyone has the best experience possible here. It's amazing to read that this was acknowledged and that...More
Let me start off by saying that I have spent some of the best weeks at The School of the World and am planning on coming back next year. I spent 2 weeks here in August 2016 and 3 weeks in June this year doing...More
The rooms / hotel setup is really nice, simple and organized around communal areas (kitchen, hangout area, small pool) so everyone gets to know each other. It’s a short walk to town and near a bunch of bars etc.
You can walk to the beach...More
One of my dreams was to learn how to surf and to learn Spanish, so one day I just decided to put these words into Google and it lead me to the School of the World. Once I saw the video on their website, I...More
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Response from Z M, Owner at School of the World Surf CampResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for your visits! The feeling of having had a positive impact on people beyond a simple vacation has been the most rewarding feeling for all of us here at School of the World. Safe...More
Full disclosure: If I were 18, used to backpacker places, and surfed, this place would probably have gotten 4 or 5 stars.
But... there are issues, Starting with a really misleading image online. The building is not as advertised - not even close—and the online...More
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Response from Z M, Owner at School of the World Surf CampResponded 4 weeks ago
Well first of all, thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations, and we are reviewing your comments to see what constructive criticism we can pull from it. You are certainly entitled to your...More
You will love it. I am much older than you are and stayed there for a week a couple months ago. There are always a few older ones. Ask to get a single room with air condition and separate bath room (on the second floor... More
You will love it. I am much older than you are and stayed there for a week a couple months ago. There are always a few older ones. Ask to get a single room with air condition and separate bath room (on the second floor). Stash are superb and it is a couple blocks from the beach. I took Spanish just for fun and often dragged kids out to drink with me. Just relax and you will enjoy it.
I only took Spanish here. There are two female teachers and the Spanish program evolves around surfing but not that bad. I had plenty of time to work and/or going out to practice and have fun alone (most if not all... More
I only took Spanish here. There are two female teachers and the Spanish program evolves around surfing but not that bad. I had plenty of time to work and/or going out to practice and have fun alone (most if not all students also taking other courses. I found the teacher (mine) very good and energetic. The School has to building for housing, classes and community kitchen (clean and very homey). As for practice, walk out to the street, plenty of chances. For me, when I get out. I went straight to English speaking place because of my homework and practice in class.
The kitchen is a shared. There is free coffee, so you don't have to bring that (you may need to make it in the morning, it goes fast). Every food item you could need is at "mas o menos" (a Walmart company) that is a short... More
The kitchen is a shared. There is free coffee, so you don't have to bring that (you may need to make it in the morning, it goes fast). Every food item you could need is at "mas o menos" (a Walmart company) that is a short walk. Also there is a fruit shop that is right across the street. I wouldn't bring any food unless you have dietary restrictions or want something specific, like a specific brand of coffee.
per your question, you need to have your own spices. People leave unused stuff, but no guarantee what you want will be there.
Most people keep a lot of their food stuff in their rooms. The rooms all have refrigerators, sinks, and dishes. I don't think people were taking things on purpose, but it was unclear if things like cooking oil, salt and other staples were shared or provided by the school. All the standard cooking utensils needed were available to use.
The kitchen and rooms has dish soaps, and they give you a small bar of shower soap, but you need to bring your own shampoos and conditioners, etc.
Hope this helps and you have a blast. I really enjoyed my time there. Please tell Cristian and Kirstin that I say hi! They probably won't remember me, but I remember them!