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Corky Carroll's Surf School

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time back to Corky's AND we booked NEXT year while we were there. We are a family of 6 (13, 17, 22, 25). It's the only vacation where everyone is happy, every day. This year we couldn't decide how to rank the best features: weather, people, food, surfing, atmosphere. It's impossible, it's a 5 way tie....

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a WONDERFUL time at Corky Carroll's in Costa Rica. From the very start, communication was easy and clear. We requested a nonstandard pickup and the team was totally flexible with us. The stay in Nosara was terrific — clean room, great food, friendly staff, predictable schedule. And the SURFING: the waves were just perfect for us (medium-level,...

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Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed April 21, 2016

I returned to the surf school in early February 2016 and I had a great time again. For those who want to learn to surf, want to improve, or just want to surf at a really great consistent beach break, this is the place (most days 12+ sec waves, min. 3-4 feet). This is the place to get away from...

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Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful! Great hospitality! Everyone learns to surf!!!! We will definitely go back! So beautiful, food was prepared from local foods and is healthy and wonder taste!!!beach is private and surfing instructors are all excellent !!!!

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Corky Carrol Surf School knew how to make our trip amazing. This was my first time visiting Costa Rica for surf and wasn't sure where to go and what accommodations to expect. They had rides to and from the airport which made it easy and wonderful to check out the local scenery on the way to Nosara. When we arrived...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I first learned to surf at Corky Carroll's 9 years ago and just had another amazing stay for my 5th visit! This family business is " ONE OF A KIND ". This little gem is incredible on so many levels. Kelsey and Collin are a great team and they make your trip enjoyable from start to finish. You have everything...

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Winnetka, Illinois
Reviewed March 13, 2016

Following in the business model of their dad, Collin and Kelsey run this dual location business in Huntington Beach, CA, and Nosara, CR, with the latter, having a deep history in the area when it was founded as the first surf school in Nosara. My College freshman daughter and I just returned from a week in Nosara with Collin and...

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Virginia
Reviewed January 30, 2016

I surf, my wife wanted to learn. We choose Corky Carrol's on a recommendation from a friend, who had stayed there a few years ago. What we found helpful was everything was covered for the trip. Starting with the airport transfer, the driver was professional and helpful. If you don't speak Spanish, no problema. Our inbound flight was delayed so...

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Reviewed January 8, 2016

The property is well designed for comfort and relaxation. You do not have to be a surfer to enjoy your stay at the school. If you opt to take surf lessons the instructors are extremely patient and thorough. I am a complete beginner but there were others in our group with more advanced experience taking lessons. There are several restaurants...

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Grand Haven, Michigan
Reviewed January 2, 2016

Just finishing my ninth trip to Corky Carroll's. I come here for the surf, but the staff, the food, the waves and especially the instructors are all first rate. Be aware that this is a surf camp and not Club Med. The frills are few and you won't be pampered. However, if you prefer a great surf experience over being...

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are the original surfing vacation of the Nosara area. A family owned and operated establishment. We provide comfortable hospitality in our private property, eating meals with other guests creating an interactive environment. All the surf lessons you need are included, cooks are on-site ready for you, beer and juice are included and your transportation once arriving Costa Rica. A family who surfs together sticks together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Corky Carroll's Surf School

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Number of rooms: 6
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“They are all great”
 of 5 bubbles 893nikkis, Mar 23, 2016 | Read review
“Good ventilation on end units. Lack of air conditioning not a problem in January. Jump in the pool if you are hot.”
 of 5 bubbles kfl0w, Jan 30, 2016 | Read review
“There's wifi in the rancho (common area). I think only room #1 gets wifi in the room. But don't press for that, unplug!!!”
 of 5 bubbles dkrende, Dec 29, 2015 | Read review
“All are good but number 3 and 4 our my favorite”
 of 5 bubbles Radphoto79, Dec 22, 2015 | Read review
“simple accommodations but staff was great and the surf was always up”
 of 5 bubbles allernic, Apr 25, 2015 | Read review
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