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506 La Esperanza de Nosara #8, Nosara 5233 Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Surfing Company is an all-inclusive surf coaching resort located in Nosara, Costa Rica. Our luxurious villas feature fully stocked kitchens and an amazing resort pool, for relaxing after a long day of surfing. Come experience adrenaline pumping adventures like zip lines, waterfall hikes, and surfing world class waves. Our surf vacations offer much more than surf lessons and also include luxury villas, chauffeured transportation, photographer, adventure activities, massages and much more. Escape to a place like no other and enjoy a week as our guests in Nosara, Costa Rica!
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506 La Esperanza de Nosara #8, Nosara 5233 Costa Rica
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Susan F wrote a review Jun 2018
5 contributions3 helpful votes
As with every review you will read below, this trip was beyond our expectations and an adventure that we will never forget. Russell is professional, knowledgeable, patient and kind. He works with the best surf instructors on the beach and runs a first class operation all the way around. The accommodations (he did the grocery shopping as well), the activities, the advise and careful planning....all made for an amazing trip. This is a unique surfing school operation that offers so much more that the others in the area. Russell's hand on approach is the difference. We were able to customize every aspect of our trip. The photos of our surf lessons are awesome! The people of Tamarindo are hard working and proud and while the culture is laid back and simple, the service is prompt and professional. I hope that we are able to find out way back to Tamarindo as it is a trip worth repeating!! Thank you Russell and our best to Marteen and Chris!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Manafortusa wrote a review Apr 2018
Naples, Florida8 contributions10 helpful votes
Beyond our expectations in every way imaginable. This was my family's first trip to Costa Rica. 2 adults and 4 teenagers. Not knowing where to begin I did my initial web search. The information or lack of was confusing and overwhelming. After reading the reviews on trip advisor I contacted Russell the owner of Costa Rica Surfing Company. We are frequent travelers and must admit our expectations were pretty high. I discussed with Russell our preferences for accommodations, meals and activities. I was almost skeptical because the process was so easy. Every driver was on time. Every vendor (fishing, catamaran, spa, horseback riding, ATV tour, waterfalls, zip-lining, surfing instructor) was beyond professional, on-time, welcoming and went above and beyond to welcome us to their country and make sure we had a great time. Russell met us at our condo upon arrival and took us for not only a tour of the property but also a tour of the town. He emailed us almost everyday to remind us up-coming activities, times, where to meet and what items to bring. He was accessible at all times for anything. We had an amazing private chef that prepared excellent meals. Every detail was perfectly planned and taken care of. If anything I think the descriptions of the excursions were understated. Everything was above and beyond what was described. I would highly recommend booking with Costa Rica Surfing Company.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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KARBocaRaton wrote a review Jul 2017
Boca Raton, Florida1 contribution
Traveling with 12 people (including 6 kids ages 2-9) can be difficult in many ways. However, with Russell as our guide, it could not have been easier or more enjoyable. Russell was always there to ensure things went smoothly and our experience was the best. He took the work out of organizing the logistics and allowed us to just focus on having fun! We are already excited to go back again and would hand's down use Costa Rica Surfing Company to plan it again!!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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d0mesticg0ddess2 wrote a review Jul 2017
Long Beach, California11 contributions1 helpful vote
During the 11 months of planning our Costa Rica adventure, Russell was there...patiently answering questions, providing information, adjusting details, and just making sure that I was comfortable with every aspect of our vacation. By the time we arrived at the condo, Russell and Stephanie were there, as promised, patiently awaiting our arrival to settle us into our condo. They were warm and inviting and felt like old friends! The condo was gorgeous, with a kitchen that was not only stocked with all of the foods that had been previously discussed, but Stephanie actually displays the items so it feels more like home. The view from the condo was breathtaking. And we had all the amenities to make our stay more comfortable. Russell went over our itinerary with us and made sure we were clear on all adventure tour pickup/drop off times and all things needed for a more memorable vacation. Although we weren't scheduled to physically see them again until our surf tour 5 days later, they were always quick to respond to emails or phone calls with any questions that we had. For our surf tours, Russell and Stephanie were organized and prepared for the day. They make a great team...Stephanie's photography skills perfectly captured our family's surf adventure for memories to last a lifetime(which isn't always easy to do when dealing with teenagers:) and Russell's knowledge of the different surf breaks and conditions as well as his expertise and patience in surf instruction assured that my family and our different surf levels all had a fun and memorable vacation! Russell and Stephanie are professional, flexible, experts in all things Costa Rica, and just really solid, grounded people. They are not only an awesome, trusted resource for vacation planning, I would also now consider them friends! I would highly recommend the Costa Rica Surfing Company to plan the perfect tropical getaway.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Nicole A wrote a review Jun 2017
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Everything I could have imagined for my family's first trip to Costa Rica! The place was a dream to stay in- Breathtaking views (even from the shower), comfortable and luxurious! The personal chefs created amazing, dishes with fresh foods and outstanding flavor and presentation. The tours were so personal and serine- From the waterfalls, to the horseback riding and zip lining. Russell was an amazing surf coach for not only me but my six and four year old as well! Everyone was on time, professional and best of all, super friendly and accommodating! Just got back, and we're already planning our next trip with them! Thanks Costa Rica Surfing Company!
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Cheryl R wrote a review Jan 2017
Puslinch, Canada5 contributions
Our family of ten enjoy adventure vacations and experiencing local culture and foods. Russell and Stephanie are experts and organized an itinerary that included everything we wanted in a perfect vacation. The condo, #502 Crystal Sands, was fabulous with all amenities anyone could require. We spent spare time relaxing on the deck, listening and watching the ocean, which changed each day. Great way to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or relax with a glass of wine in the evening. Absolutely, picture perfect. A 40 minute walk along the beach (timed with low tide) took us into Tamarindo. We visited shops, restaurants and relaxed on the beach. With Russell's expertise, seven of our group learned how to surf, and they are looking forward to using their new found skills. Russell and Stephanie arranged tours/excursions for Volcano and Waterfall (a must see). Catamaran Coastal Tour - so relaxing, great food and the crew so much fun. Zip Lining/ATV tour - well....zip lining upside down is definitely a new experience. loved it. Russell and Stephanie, this review is later than I wanted but had a difficult time putting into words how fantastic you are at organizing and making us feel a part of your beautiful Costa Rica. Our family can't say enough about you and the experience/tours you provided and are already talking about our next visit. We will definitely be in touch with our new friends, Russell and Stephanie. Thank you so much. The gang from Puslinch, Kitchener and London, Ontario, Canada
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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RLJAX wrote a review Sep 2016
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida5 contributions3 helpful votes
The trip was awesome. Russell and Steph do an wonderful job. The condo was nicer than it looked on-line (hard to believe) and Chef Roi was excellent. Surfing instruction was great. Stephanie's photos of the trip helped keep the memories. We will be back! Highlights included the sunset cruise where we saw two whales and a baby. Also seeing spider monkeys at the volcano trip was memorable.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Room Tip: Best ocean view this side of Hawaii
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David_BJ8464NU wrote a review Aug 2016
Pinehurst, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I chose to use Costa Rica Surfing Company for our Surf/Yoga vacation in Tamarindo. When it seemed that our trip might be derailed at the start due to airline issue, Russell and Stephanie came through in spades! They managed to juggle our itinerary at the last minute allowing us to arrive and depart a day later than planned. What a relief to know that we had such experts working for us in Tamarindo. During our stay the excursions and arrangements made on our behalf by Russell and Stephanie were absolutely first class. The accommodations were beautiful, Chef Juan was amazing, and my wife could not have had a better surf instructor than Russell. I was also struggling with my surfing after a long hiatus (4 years), but by the end of the week, Russell had me confidently dropping into over shoulder height waves. He's literally given the joy of surfing back to me, and I couldn't be more thankful for that. Finally, I would be remiss it I didn't say that the best part of our trip was the friendship and hospitality that Russell and Stephanie provided. There may be less expensive ways to visit Costa Rica, but their companionship on our vacation was priceless! This will definitely be the first of many trips to Tamarindo, and I hope Russell and Stephanie will be part of all of them.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Room Tip: The fourth floor condo has a beautiful view of the ocean and the walk to the beach is extremely...
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Paul S wrote a review Jun 2016
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As a long-term adventurer, I've always created and managed my own trips as it’s been my experience that most trip-service companies tend to either error on the side of over-activity or the direct opposite. Russell and Stephanie are masters of the art of balancing leisure and activity creating a beautiful vacation. From the very first communications to me writing this review, CRSC has proven to be a customer-centric company with a very friendly and comfortable air. Russell, owner/operator, provides easy-to-understand/easy-to-apply surf instruction that makes surfing fun for all ability levels. His passion for surfing, Costa Rica and for life in general is contagious and genuine. In addition, his company provides a myriad of other excursions that are not only worth the money but are amazing experiences that will last a lifetime. If you're considering visiting Costa Rica then please give Russell a call. I guarantee that you'll be back on this website afterwards singing CRSC your praises. Your wave is waiting.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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AmandaKirton wrote a review Jun 2016
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A friend and I had the pleasure of spending nine days in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We booked our vacation through Costa Rica Surfing Company several months prior to our visit. From the first call to the last day of the vacation, the trip could not have been planned better or gone smoother. Doing research regarding the best places to learn to surf, I stumbled across Costa Rica Surfing Companies website. After exchanging a few emails with Russell Hermance, one of the owner/operators of the company, we had a phone call to discuss the different vacation packages CRSC offered. Not only does CRSC offer lodging and surfing lessons they also offer other adventures you can add to your itinerary. Russell was very knowledgeable and patient as I customized our vacation package. After learning the options we had to choose from I selected 12 hours of surf lessons, an estuary river kayak, volcano/waterfall hike and a spa day. In addition to the accommodations and excursions CRSC includes all transportation, groceries and photography for the trip. Through email, the remaining details of the trip were settled upon. Russell sent over our travel quote which included all the items we discussed. Payment was made through PayPal which gave me confidence in booking with CRSC. The week before our trip we received our detailed daily itinerary. Every day, with the exception of travel days and one rest day, we had something scheduled to do. We provided a shopping list of groceries we would like to have on hand upon arrival and we also provided our flights times to arrange transportation to and from the airport. When we arrived in Costa Rica, as promised, we had a driver waiting to pick us up and take us to the condo we selected. The driver service was courteous and prompt. The trip to Tamarindo only took 45 minutes. On the way to the condo we saw our first bit of Costa Rica’s beauty. The driver stopped twice during the drive, once for drinks and one time to see Howler monkeys in the trees along the side of the road. When we arrived in Tamarindo, Russell was waiting outside to greet us and see us to the condo. Waiting upstairs was Stephanie, the other owner/operator of CRSC. The condo was just a beautiful as the photographs online. The view was even more spectacular. Stephanie showed us around the condo and had all the groceries put up for us. We briefly discussed our plans for the next day and when to expect the two of them for surfing lessons the following day. The next morning Russell and Stephanie arrived promptly at the time we discussed and the four of us headed out for our first surfing lesson. The beaches and surfing atmosphere in Tamarindo was welcoming for first time surfers. Russell, a professional surfing instructor, helped teach us the basics of surfing and that day I was surfing better than I could have imagined. Stephanie stayed on shore to watch our belongings and take pictures of us throughout the lesson. During the breaks we were provided fresh fruit, sunscreen, water and more instruction. By the end of the day we were happily exhausted from all the time in the water and surf. When we finished our lesson Stephanie and Russell returned us to the condo where we prepared a meal with all the groceries that had been provided. We had several days of surfing during our trip and were able to adjust our plans as we wished. CRSC was extremely accommodating with weather, surf conditions and our energy level during our surf days. On days when the surf was higher than a beginner could handle, CRSC had other breaks to take us with more manageable conditions. One day of the trip was a hike at the Tenorio Volcano trails. Russell and Stephanie took us on the guided tour themselves. One the way to Tenorio, they told us about the area, culture and other activities that can be found to do in Costa Rica. When we made it to the trail CRSC handled all the necessary paperwork needed to hike the trail and covered all the fees associated with the hike. As an English only speaker, having Russell there to handle communication was extremely helpful. The Tenorio hike was fantastic. We saw wildlife such as anteaters, birds, monkeys and even heard a large cat fight in the distance. The steam vents, bubbling mud pits, fauna and vista were gorgeous. We spent hours wondering the park and never felt rushed to end the trip early. It was clear in everything we did that CRSC goal was to help us have the best vacation WE wanted. As our trip progressed my travel companion and I decided we wanted to see more of Costa Rica. While talking with Russell and Stephanie about it they offered to take us to some of their favorite spots. We drove around small towns and had dinner at a Tiki Hut located on a undeveloped black sand beach. We drove through small fishing towns and farms. This part of the trip, while originally unplanned may have been my favorite part of the trip. It was as if we had been taken back in time. Costa Rica is an amazing place and I hope to return again soon. This trip would not have been the same without the efforts of Costa Rica Surfing Company. The level of service Stephanie and Russell provided made all the difference. Never did we need to worry about what to do, where to eat, how to travel or communicate in a language we did not speak. I cannot thank Russell and Stephanie enough for orchestrating the best vacation I’ve ever been on.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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Yes, Costa Rica Surfing Company offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.