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“Excellent instructors”
Review of Safari Surf School

Safari Surf School
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Owner description: Safari Surf School is the premier surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica. In addition to instilling a passion for surfing, you'll also be immersed in native culture and treated to local style. Being taught to surf by true professionals with a "Pura Vida" attitude is the only way to go! Listed on National Geographic's top outfitters on Earth. Check us out.
Gatineau, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Excellent instructors”
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Our family of four (9 year old daughter and 17 year old son) took 2 lessons each over the course of the week we spent in Nosara. It was super easy to book the lessons beforehand online. In fact Tim was actually sitting at his desk and I was able to chat with him remotely as we booked the lessons. They paid special attention to the basics to make sure that we were doing it correctly and maximizing the fun we had over the 1.5 hour lesson. My son who has only surfed once before Costa Rica took a 3rd lesson and they had him out on the bigger waves with some success. Definitely a well run operation with special attention to customer service, some of the friendliest people we met were at the school. I would recommend this surf school in a heartbeat.

Visited March 2017
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Portland, Maine
1 review
“Best Guiones has to offer!”
Reviewed 7 March 2017

And there are some great places there! We have been using Safari Surf for 6 years. Now that they are at Olas Verdes it is even better. Jeffery will take care of everything and set you up with some wonderful surf instructors - Hilberth and Marlon to name a few. The location is great - right in the middle of Guiones, with a quick walk to some of the best surfing in Costa Rica. I also want to give a shout out to the cooks. We had an amazing breakfast there - everyone had something different and we all kept arguing about who had the better meal. The food, the atmosphere of Olas Verdes are all great, but the people at Safari Surf are what make this a place we will always go back to.

Visited February 2017
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Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great first surfing trip to with Safari Surf....”
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Had a great time learning to surf with Safari Surf, the instructors were fun and helpful and had me up on a board pretty quickly. They want you to have fun, so on a day when I needed to end a little early, they were completely on board. Activities outside surfing were excellent as well, really liked where they sent us for yoga and massage. They also took us out for lovely group dinners, and pick-up and return to the airport were excellent. I hope to be back!

Visited February 2017
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Lexington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Adult get away”
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We have visited Safari Surf School multiple times and have had a blast each time. This is a great vacation for adults and kids of all ages. The surf instructors and staff are great and really work with the guests. A great vacation if your group likes to be active.

Visited February 2017
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Seattle
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Can't say enough good things”
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Wow, just finished 4 days of surf lessons for our tribe of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids). Most of us were total beginners and instructors Marlon and Kevin couldn't have done a better job. So patient, nice and fun. Playa Guiones is a fantastic place to learn surfing.We did a 90 minute lesson once a day and that was plenty because it's hard work! We rented an amazing house (Casa Hermandad from VRBO) right down the road and also rented a golf cart. Nosara is an amazing blend of luxurious homes and untouched jungle. Right in our next to our yard we saw monkeys, armadillo, iguana, costa rican racoons. Enjoyed amazing sunsets on the beach. We will definitely be back. Thanks, Marlon and Kevin for being the icing on our already amazing cake of visiting Nosara. See you next year!!

Visited February 2017
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