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Surf camps - recommendation

Brussels, Belgium
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Surf camps - recommendation

Hi everybody,

I will be in Costa Rica for 15 days in the first half of April. I am a beginner surfer and I would like to spend at least one week in a surf camp, but as the choice is huge, I would really apperciate any tips or advices. I will be travelling on my own so I would prefere a sociable place where it would be easy to meet other travelers/surfers and do other activties (yoga, trips...) I have heard that Jaco, Dominical and Tamarindo are the best spots...

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

Cheers,

Jana

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Tamarindo
Tamarindo
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
San Diego, CA
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1. Re: Surf camps - recommendation

Hi Jana,

I can tell you that the spots you mention are VERY busy and crowded / touristy areas. Take a look at Nosara area...amazing surf community. With excellent surf schools too. Check out Safari Surf School...www.safarisurschool.com and I think you will like what you see and read on Trip Advisor!

Have fun!!!

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Nosara
Nosara
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Surf camps - recommendation

For a beginner, I think the waves at Tamarindo and Nosara are the gentlest... Jaco (and Playa Hermosa) and Dominical can be a bit brutal at times.

Between Nosara and Tamarindo, I'd second Safari's recommendation of Nosara. Less crowds, more peaks, and several good schools/camps.

In addition to Safari, I like Del Mar Surf Academy a lot...

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Tamarindo
Tamarindo
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Nosara
Nosara
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Brussels, Belgium
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3. Re: Surf camps - recommendation

Thank you very much for the tips. I have alrady had a look at some of the camps in the two areas you suggested, and all seemed great, so I am sure I am gonna have a great time :-).

All the best from Brussels,

Jana

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