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Corky Carroll's Surf School

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Certificate of Excellence
Overview
Playa Guiones 300 meters west of Hotel The Gardens, Nosara 53211 Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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All reviews family style costa rica amazing family meals prepared lunches and dinners playa guiones buffet style laundry service feel like family can't wait to go back mini fridge other guests quick walk minute walk to the beach rooms are comfortable special place every meal
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

My boyfriend has vacationed at Corky Carroll’s Surf School every winter (January or February) for about 13 years. He and his brother decided that they wanted to learn to surf and were lucky enough to find this surf school (the BEST) through an internet search....More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to Corky Carroll’s Surf School. The property is lovely; well kept and beautifully landscaped. A close walk to the beach makes it convenient to one of the best surf spots in Nosara. It was a treat to have delicious, healthy...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

CC's surf School is a very low key, comfortable lodge very much dedicated to teaching their guest to surf. They are a 5 minute walk from the beach where the break is excellent for all ages/abilities. The rooms are comfortable and the food is excellent....More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a surfer all of my life and with my career I can’t surf as much as I’d like. I’ve been a repeat client at Corky’s for 10 straight years, though when I visit each January I’m made to feel like family. It is...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Everything was as advertised and presented in photos. From the smooth and easy airport pick up and drop off too the excellent meals, great surf instruction, and staff; Things could not have been better. Everything is beautifully clean and well kept, with just a 3...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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About
Description
Corky Carroll's surf school is the original all inclusive surf school of the Nosara area. Family owned and operated starting in Huntington Beach California in 1996 than adventuring to Nosara, Costa Rica in More 1998. We provide it all; airport transportation, comfortable hospitality, family style cuisine, experienced and professional surf instruction with daily video of your a.m. surf session along with constructive criticism feedback. Complimentary laundry, also beer and natural fruit included in the week's package. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Beachfront
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
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Traveler (41)
Pool & Beach (24)
Dining (17)
Room & Suite (11)
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susannjewell
July 10, 2017|
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Response from corkycarrollsurf | Property representative |
Quality of wifi is solid. The internet and electrical infrastructure has improved greatly in this remote area.
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amh89
January 2, 2015|
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Response from corkycarrollsurf | Property representative |
Please contact us from our website, thank you
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Room Tips
"Read the tips from Kelsey! They allow you to bring your own surfboards too!"
ToddMichaelM
Jun 12, 2017
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"They are all great"
893nikkis
Mar 23, 2016
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"Good ventilation on end units. Lack of air conditioning not a problem in January. Jump in the pool if you..."
kfl0w
Jan 30, 2016
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"There's wifi in the rancho (common area). I think only room #1 gets wifi in the room. But don't..."
dkrende
Dec 29, 2015
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