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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This camp is the bee's knees. They provide a wonderful and relaxing environment. The surf instructors are geared to your ability and they do a phenomenal job at pushing you to become better each day. They are always making sure that you have to what you need and then some. Alvaro and David made sure that each and every lesson...

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, nice ocean view, perfect for nature lovers. Visit to Manual Antonio Park was wonderful: good hiking experience with access to beautiful beaches. Easy access to Jaco's downtown area. Good place to stay.

Thank Hilda D
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

13 people for 10days at the greatest surf camp in Costa Rica!!! From the minute we landed until the minute we left every moment was catered and guided by professionals who took care of every detail. Vista Guapa surf guides and staff go above and beyond so everyone has the greatest possible experience. If you are thinking about learning to...

Thank Laura N
Maine, New York
Reviewed 26 February 2016

4th trip and wonderful as always at Vista Guapa. Booked last minute tickets that were very reasonable and we were surfing in warm water before we knew it. With the all inclusive plan the whole trip is really cost effective (and yummy). All three cottages have beautiful views over Jaco Beach area. Macaw pairs flew by every day and a...

1Thank MarkfromMaine1
Covington, Louisiana
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This was the greatest adventure trip ever! Vista Guapa surf camp is a part of me now and I will be back. The moment I arrived Wendy greeted me with a hug and welcomed me into the surf family. Camp is nestled up on a mountain providing amazing sunset/ sunrise views with comfortable accommodations. Breakfast prepared by the staff was...

Thank Toby T
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our family of 5 (kids ages 13,10 and 7) just spent 4 nights at Vista Guapa and it was truly amazing. Not only did we all manage to ride some waves thanks to Alvaro, David and Dennis being such great teachers (we were true beginners), but we enjoyed every minute of our time on the water as well as our...

1Thank Catherine R
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Having loved our first visit to Vista Guapa last year, we decided to go back there again for our annual vacation. The personal attention during surf lessons and the feedback provided help you get better each day. The camp has a relaxed atmosphere, very clean, and you begin to feel like you are at home. All of the staff and...

1Thank Christy O
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Jason at Vista Guapa was amazing! He helped me plan my flights, and coordinated transportation - he was a travel agent guru who took care of all my itinerary details - THANK YOU Jason! When my semester ended I embarked on one of the most fascinating adventures I have ever been on! From the minute I arrived in Costa Rica...

1Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Took two private lessons with Alvaro ... one on the first day of our trip at 6:00AM and one on the last day of our trip at 9:30AM. Both sessions Alvaro picked us up at our hotel on time (early actually) ready to go ... I had never surfed before so the first lesson we spent about 30 minutes at...

Thank Tj S
Venice, Florida
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Go here. Go during YOLO week. This is the most action packed, fun, adventurous and challenging week you will ever experience. You will be well rested, well fed, entertained, exhausted and exhilarated. A surfing dream come true.

1Thank swampup2015

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our surf camp features three lovely guest bungalows, each with an unobstructed view of the ocean. Each of the bungalows has two individual rooms with private baths, air conditioning, two single beds or one queen-sized bed and large porches. The porches are ideal for relaxing in hammocks and watching the sun rise and set over the Pacific Ocean. Our bungalows are equipped with small safes for the storage of valuables. However, our rooms do not have TVs, telephones or Internet connections, enabling our guests to leave the daily stresses of home behind and to enjoy the Pura Vida of Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vista Guapa Surf Camp

Address: Las Lomas de Jaco, Jaco, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: RM565 - RM730 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vista Guapa Surf Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Vista Guapa Surf Camp Hotel Jaco
Vista Guapa Surf Camp Costa Rica/Jaco
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“The cabinas at the top of the hill have amazing views (if you can handle the walk up)”
 of 5 bubbles sueg888, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“They have free wifi at the base of the camp. Good way top disconnect and enjoy those you are with. Get a data plan before traveling there if you must be connected always.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahg89, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“rooms are all the some. try to get yours at the bottom of "humble hill", or get a ride up the hill from the van driver(hopefully Edwin, that guy rocks).”
  • hammocks everywhere for resting in between surf sessions.
  • Yoga/stretching area(mostly just relaxing)
  • Humming Birds out front every morning
 of 5 bubbles Russ_D203, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“all the rooms are the same they are clean with a porch and hammocks overlooking the beauty of Jaco.”
 of 5 bubbles HappySurfgirl, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles Jerseymary, 5 Dec 2013 | Read review
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