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Washington, Indiana
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I arrived on Jan 31, 2015 and departed 2/7/15. Really did not want to leave. I was upgraded to a penthouse that could have housed a lot more people and I thoroughly enjoyed it; kitchen amenities, beautiful balcony and the best neighbors! The balcony became the place to meet for most of us for sunsets! This place is amazing...the instructors...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I really can't say enough good about the trip. I was there from Feb7th-14th and traveled alone. I shared a room with two other guys I didn't know and by the end of the week we had all become great friends. There were about 12 or so of us that really got along well and hung out for the week....

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1Thank Ken L
Haubstadt, Indiana
Reviewed 15 February 2015

This is the third time I’ve visited Guanacaste Costa Rica. The first trip was to Nosara in 2006 and Tamarindo in 2011 and 2015. The previous trips were adventure/surf trips. This time I went with my wife and two other couples so it was a little more relaxed. Witch’s Rock is a surf camp so each room is required to...

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1Thank Skipp719
Reviewed 13 February 2015

I stayed at Witch's Rock back in November and am only writing this review now as I search for a comparable surf camp in Bali for a trip I'm taking this spring. Spoiler alert, there are none. If you're a solo traveler and beginner like myself, WR is ideal in terms of value, convenience, and surf. I stayed in one...

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3Thank Amy D
toronto
Reviewed 9 February 2015

I just celebrated my 35th birthday at WRSC with my 6 year old boy and a middle aged boyfriend who joined us on the last 3 days of our stay. My son and I flew in on a Saturday, so we ended up taking the shuttle to the camp, we waited 2 hours outside the airport until the rest of...

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3Thank b4aggie
West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 9 February 2015

I love instructors Jose and J. Luis. I had never surfed before. I was catching waves the first day! On day 4 we went to another beach and i was surfing on 5-7 foot waves. The instructors are awesome and soo good. They are professional surfers. Luis at the restaurant was great and so helpful. Oh and they had photographers...

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Kingston, New York
Reviewed 1 February 2015

THE GOOD: If you are a beginner surfer like me, you will love the mellow breaks at Tamarindo, and during our stay there were even some 5-6 footers, which can be dangerous--see below. The ladies at the front desk are kind, professional and really try to help. They are 5 star people. The staff is really nice and give good...

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WRSC, Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Dear KH, We are very sorry for any inconvenience you suffered during your stay at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, and we further apologize for not living up to your expectations. We at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp take your complaint with our accommodations very seriously and have made it a priority to correct these problems. As a result we are currently...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 January 2015

This was my second time taking lessons from them, last year I did the whole surf camp experience which was really great. We had lessons almost every day and had seminars in the evening including the history of surfing with Robert August! This time we didn't do the whole surf camp, but just did some walk-in lessons, as we weren't...

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Austin
Reviewed 16 January 2015

I have traveled fairly extensively and been to Costa Rica before. I love this country and its people. The hospitality at this place is no different. let me underline this point THE STAFF IS WONDERFUL. So pleasent, so eager and happy to help. The instructors were personable and so patient. I would reccommend this camp to anyone wanting an all...

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7Thank Swhela
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I spent a week here and had never surfed before. By the end of the week, I could catch waves on my own, but this was definitely not easy (but lots of fun learning!). WR has a solid breakfast, great teachers, and is a prime location. The owner and staff were great. They went out of their way to make...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Witch's Rock Surf Camp is a small beach front hotel in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We have 18-rooms on the beach directly in front of the best surfing waves in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We are located 45 minutes away from Liberia (LIR) Airport. We cater to surfers and anyone that wants to learn how to surf in Costa Rica. Come and join us for the surfing vacation of your life. Call Now! ... more   less 

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Address: Enfrente de Economy Rental Car | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: RM550 - RM731 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Witch`s Rock Surf Camp Hotel Tamarindo
Witchs Rock Surf Camp Tamarindo
Witchs Rock Surf Camp Hotel
Witch's Rock Surf Camp Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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fawlcon, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“who cares about the room, you're there to shred some waves and drink some beers”
647ericf, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“This is a tough one. When it is busy, the ground floor rooms may not be the best choice but they were perfect for us.”
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