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School of the World Surf Camp

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Response from kirsten w, Front Office Manager at School of the World Surf CampResponded yesterday

Dear Tim, 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

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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
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
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Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
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
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
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
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