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Leaving is the hardest part

I planned this vacation 2 days before I left, I just knew I wanted to eat ,sleep, and surf, and Tim... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
New York City, New York

Where do I begin?!?! First, I must acknowledge Mr. Jeffrey Baltadano for arranging the most EPIC... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
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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.
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Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I planned this vacation 2 days before I left, I just knew I wanted to eat ,sleep, and surf, and Tim made it happen. He organized everything over e-mail from the hostel, surf lessons twice a day and airport transportation. The area is a super...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin?!?! First, I must acknowledge Mr. Jeffrey Baltadano for arranging the most EPIC experience for us in Costa Rica! Thank you Jeffrey, you are a special gem! The staff Andrea , Pio, Frank, Alonso, and the others made our surfing adventure amazing!...More

1  Thank Stephanie A
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The school is located in the hotel Olas Verdes Really great place to learn surf My instructor was Pio, great person very helpfull and patient can't wait to go there again soon

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Search no more! This place has everything you need. I signed up for the package deal and stayed onsite at Olas Verde. I highly recommend that option. But the service offered by this camp is impeccable! Jeffrey, the manager, was there for whatever I needed....More

1  Thank 5tacy
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Tim and Marsi do a wonderful job. Their surf instructors are incredible with adults and kids - this is the second time we've been down to Nosara and absolutely loved our time with Safari Surf. It's a truly special place, and Safari makes it even...More

Thank jsbender
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Other reviewers have covered well what a tremendous job Tim and the onsite gang do at Safari Surf. They've managed to seamlessly combine the relaxed vibe of Costa Rican beach and surf culture with a full-service, well-organized, high-end experience. No pretension whatsoever, personable staff, and...More

Thank Hoo_in_Ivy
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Our family had a fantastic time! The staff both before our arrival and during our stay helped to coordinate every aspect that we requested. This was particularly important as we stayed in a house and did not have access to assistance that normally comes with...More

Thank Mrr07
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We rode more than 50 waves. Nosara is a rustic place, with a lot of art, and a love of life attitude. You enter after a 2.5 hour ride from Liberia on roads that only a Jeep lover can appreciate. You leave hoping a place...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 2 April 2017

As this is a longer review, and if you are looking for a rating only for comparison to other schools, I would give this surf school a 5+. Please read on if you would like more context. My comments are directed to the Safari Surf...More

Thank HellofromToronto
Reviewed 28 March 2017

An excellent week. All the instructors were very thorough, patient, and professional. This was kind of a weird vacation for me as I went with a goal in mind (learn to surf, and at least feel like I knew what I was doing and didn’t...More

1  Thank Bill_E2000
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Patrick B
24 June 2017|
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Response from Mrr07 | Reviewed this property |
Go with safari surf school. They will take care of anything you need regardless of your choice of accommodations. They will help you coordinate as much or as little as you need.
3 December 2015|
Response from RadaTilly | Reviewed this property |
They like to make a packet for you, including hotel and a couple of meals per day, usually breakfast (snack/fruit before surfing and big breakfast after) and dinner. Dinner is usually with the group of others who are... More
19 February 2015|
Response from SafariSurfer | Property representative |
Hello Jim, My apologies but we do not book rooms for the Las Perlas. We are a surf school program :) Cheers, Tim