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School of the World Surf Camp

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Meters E de la Pops 300 Escuela Del Mundo, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61101 Costa Rica
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School of the World combines elements of boutique hotel, surf camp, language school, yoga retreat, and photography workshop under one roof. Like-minded travelers from all over the world come here to pursue a passion, learn some new skills, and make lifelong friendships.
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Josie F wrote a review Mar 2021
Bargen, Switzerland13 contributions4 helpful votes
I had the best time at the SOTW. I did the Surf/Spanish/Yoga and even though it was a lot, it was amazing. I even did surf Intense for a week, becouse the surfing there was great. The Instructors were all so friendly and became friends over the weeks. The Rooms were cleaned once a week and everything was always very clean and tidy. I learned a lot of Spanish in the weeks i was there and was able to use it. Even though it was Corona Time, everything was open and safe.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from b phelps, Owner at School of the World Surf Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your visit! We are happy you had a great time and hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida!!
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Emily M wrote a review Mar 2021
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Amazing place to surf and relax with great people! I stayed here for my 3rd time with my friend. There was never a time where I didn't feel like I wasn't staying at a second home. The staff are so friendly and the instructors are professionals and really great educators, you will see a spike in progress even after a few days of surfing. The school is also close to amazing restaurants and walking distance to the beach. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from b phelps, Owner at School of the World Surf Camp
Responded Mar 3, 2021
Thank your for your 3rd visit!! We are happy you had a great time. We hope to see you again soon! Happy travels and Pura Vida!!
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Ian L wrote a review Feb 2021
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I ended up at SOTW through a recommendation from a fellow traveler and I'm super grateful for that advice, it was a fantastic experience. I arrived there not knowing how long I would stay but made a really easy decision to spend a full month. Everyone I met from the staff to the other guests were always welcoming and willing to give advice about the area. The school itself is a beautiful property with a great relaxing vibe, the rooms were some of the nicest I've stayed in anywhere, and there's a big open kitchen with everything needed for meal prep. I was only taking the Spanish class and Laura the instructor is a very professional and caring teacher who adjusts to every level of ability and makes sure time is well spent. If you're planning on visiting the Jaco area I highly recommend SOTW. It is one of the coolest places to spend time. Especially if you're looking for quality classes in surf, Spanish, yoga etc. this should be your #1 CHOICE.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from b phelps, Owner at School of the World Surf Camp
Responded Feb 22, 2021
Thanks for your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida!!
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bizarbie wrote a review Jan 2021
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We had an excellent time at School of the World. The room we had was beautiful, and provided everything you could possibly need or expect. This is probably the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. All of the staff and and instructors were so friendly, professional, and excellent at what they do. Covid-19 precautions were in place and made me feel safe during my stay. We took surfing classes, mainly as a way to exercise and have some fun on our trip. We were blown away at how much we were able to learn in just a week! The instructors were amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from b phelps, General Manager at School of the World Surf Camp
Responded Jan 29, 2021
Thanks for joining us and we are happy you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. Pura vida!!
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Stefanie D wrote a review Jan 2021
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We stayed a whole week, and left wishing for more! The school itself is relaxing, beautiful, and CLEAN. The instructors are so knowledgeable and friendly. The management and staff were very helpful. Highly recommend filling your schedule with classes (specifically surf, yoga, Spanish) and staying on the property. (Room #10 was the best!)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 29, 2021
Thanks for your visit! Happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves and you are welcome back anytime! Pura Vida!!
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityJaco DistrictJaco
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Frequently Asked Questions about School of the World Surf Camp
Which popular attractions are close to School of the World Surf Camp?
Nearby attractions include Tico Pod Art House & Gifts (0.2 miles), Fruity Monkey Poop (0.3 miles), and Jaco Walk Open Air Shopping Center (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at School of the World Surf Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at School of the World Surf Camp?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at School of the World Surf Camp?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to School of the World Surf Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Mahi Tacos de Cholo, The Beer House, and Sabress Kosher Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at School of the World Surf Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does School of the World Surf Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, School of the World Surf Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is School of the World Surf Camp located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Jaco.