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“Spectacular Surf Lessons in a beautiful setting!”

Dominical Surf Adventures
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Owner description: Adventure company dedicated to a personalized and high quality service. White water rafting, kayak tours, surf school/camp and concierge service. Discover with us the wonders of the South Pacific!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Boulder, Colorado
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“Spectacular Surf Lessons in a beautiful setting!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Debi and Co, you really know how to show a couple of families a good time on the beaches of Dominical! We were a family of 4 traveling with another family of 4 during spring break 2014. We signed up for 3 days of family surf lessons (my husband for 5 days), and the DSF folks had terrific instructors for each person and every skill level.

The beaches around Dominical have a well-deserved reputation for surfing. We've just been surfing in Bali and Kauai in 2013, and this place definitely felt more bohemian, like Hawaii of the '50s might have felt. It has yet to be developed into the full-blown surf destination that it could certainly be, and on the days we went we had the perfect beginner/intermediate waves nearly all to ourselves.

Our group consisted of adults of intermediate and beginner skill levels, and children ages 7, 9, 10 and 12. The husbands were more advanced, and their instructors traveled further afield with them to find bigger waves. Everyone in our group had a fun, memorable time. After just 3 mornings of lessons, everyone left feeling enthusiastic about surfing in general and about returning to Dominical to do some more!

Most notable about this experience was the professionalism exhibited by the staff. Debi has a growing roster of avid, skilled surf instructors from around Latin America (ours were from Costa Rica, Peru and Argentina). She carefully matched each with the skills and personalities of the students, and had a photographer on hand to get photos of each person successfully riding a wave. Debi personally helped me recover from a frustrating "off" day with personalized, highly-intuitive instruction in the following lesson. She is an excellent entrepreneur who clearly cares deeply about her business and her clients. It became apparent over 3 days that she was constantly evaluating her clients' needs to ensure that each person had a positive experience. Her reputation locally and internationally is well-deserved.

Debi, Marco, Flaco, Vanessa, Johana, Natalia, Barney and everyone who's name I've missed, thank you for a spectacular week!

Visited March 2014
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Carnelian Bay, California
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3 attraction reviews
“Fun Rafting the Savegre!”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We rafted the Rio Savegre in February. The guides were very personable and professional. They served a wonderful lunch at a beautiful waterfall. We especially enjoyed our raft guide David and lead guide Andy. Thanks for a fun day!

Visited February 2014
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
“Great service and memories!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This company was recommended by our local concierge. It proved to be very relaxing and professional. Lots of super memories!

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Quesnel, Canada
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“A great way to end our trip!”
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Our group of 2 couples rafted the Savegre river with Andy, David and another young man whose name escapes me. The guides were informative, funny and seemed to have as much fun as we did! Although the water level was low there was still enough white water for excitement, and the scenery was exquisite throughout the trip. We always felt safe and were certainly well fed at the stop at a waterfall and at lunch on the drive back to Dominical. I would highly recommend this company....in fact my husband is taking a surfing lesson with them this morning :)

Visited February 2014
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Fargo, North Dakota
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“Wonderful Time!!!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Myself and seven friends went white water rafting with Dominical Surf Adventures and it was fantastic!!!! The guides were knowledgeable and we had a WONDERFUL time. We'll be doing it again the next time we're in Costa Rica!

Visited January 2014
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