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Balsa Surf Camp

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is by far one of my favorite hostels in the world! The staff and owners have done a wonderful job of creating a perfect zen environment for travelers to lay back and enjoy life! Our morning started off with amazing included breakfast, followed by...More

Thank Robert S
Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded 1 week ago

Hello Robert! Wouah this a amazing review! Thank you so much to share our kind words and help us to grown! It was all our pleasure to meet you and share with you! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our small...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

Spent a week here. Cozy rooms, nice and quiet, excellent surfing lessons and appreciated the photos they took for us. Nice sized room with comfy hammock. Appreciated the friendly staff, and the fact that I could hear the waves from the beach nearby when laying...More

Thank Kat B
Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kat :) It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are very happy to read your greats comments about surf, pics, rooms, friendly staff, thanks you to share your experience and help us at the same time! Take care a lot! Blessings,...More

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

The hotel staff were helpful and kind. The grounds have a very bohemian, relaxing feel with wonderful potential. Breakfast was very good. Rooms are a good size but quite dirty. They have a musty smell and the bathroom was repulsive with it’s stench of urine....More

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Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded 1 week ago

Hello Obmmes, I'm Julie from the Balsa, nice to meet you. Thank you for all your compliments about our great atmosphere and esthetic, good breakfasts and the rooms. In other hands, I feel very bad about your description of our cleaning. I understand about the...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

My husband and I booked the "VW Love" package with extra surf lessons and were looking forward to our stay at BSC for weeks - and rightly so. We arrived earlier than the check-in time but were able to store our bags and get beach...More

Thank Cristina M
Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cristina! Thank you so much for all your kind words! We are very glad that you enjoyed your VW surf package and loved so much our place. Thanks you also to take the time to write this comment, it's help us a lot, thank...More

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Breakfast was supposed to be included in the price but the guy insisted that I pay since I missed the cutoff time...which was never mentioned...by a few minutes. The guy at the front desk was rude and sever other guests also had complaints and issues...More

Thank AcuSurfer
Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded 1 week ago

Hello AcuSurfer, I'm Julie the owner of the Balsa. I'm very sorry for your bad experience with us! Breakfast is included in the price from 8h30 until 11 am, that is a great period of time and when you sign the check in is mentioned....More

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Suzette N
June 13, 2017|
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Response from patrick g | Reviewed this property |
We did not take any public buses but those I spoke to sounded very comfortable with taking the long bus trip. I never felt unsafe anywhere in the country during my visit.
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Agi O
May 12, 2016|
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Hello :) The beguiners surf lesson cost is $25, 1h30 with the whole equipment and surf instruction, intermediate level cost $30, the advanced one $35 (with pics and video). Surfboard rental cost $5 one hour, $8 two hours... More
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