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Balsa Surf Camp

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All reviewsin townspent nightsboard hirebeautiful roomlittle bit of paradisethe ownertropical paradisealways felt safewould definitely stay here againexcellent placemain areafew minutes walkfresh fruitair conditioningyoga classesjuliesurf
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

This place is a slice of heaven. Very cool and casual. Friendly, helpful staff. So peaceful and relaxing. Loved the hammocks. Perfect for 1st time surfers like my son and me. We felt right at home right away.

Thank patrick g
Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to know that you enjoy so much staying with us! It was a pleasure for us to receive you and I hope see you again soon! Take care a lot! All the Balsa family.

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Dude. I went here for a $40 massage and was blown away. I hurt my neck doing yoga and was looking for a specialized massage to help with my neck, maybe even acupuncture. I scheduled a massage and wasn't expecting much but the masseuse blew...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We spent a night here as part of an accommodation package provided by a tour company. What a funky and relaxing place. Although the level of accomodation may not meet the expectations of the fussy types for the adventurous types the place and especially its...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I can not recommend Balsa Surf Camp enough. "Rasty" and Julie are two of the most enthusiastic and genuine people I know. I took surf lessons from them, rent surfboards from them and eventually purchased a balsa board from Rasty. They are very community oriented...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I had a really nice room with private bathroom. It was clean and cosy with a garden full of amazing animals like turtles! Also includes yoga class to the sound of the waves & super good breakfast! The staff is very friendly and helpful. I...More

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Suzette N
13 June 2017|
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Response from patrick g | Reviewed this property |
We did not take any public buses but those I spoke to sounded very comfortable with taking the long bus trip. I never felt unsafe anywhere in the country during my visit.
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13 May 2016|
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Response from JulieCesar M | Property representative |
Hello :) The beguiners surf lesson cost is $25, 1h30 with the whole equipment and surf instruction, intermediate level cost $30, the advanced one $35 (with pics and video). Surfboard rental cost $5 one hour, $8 two hours... More
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