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Address: Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
866 433 3355
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00

Safari Surf School is the premier surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica....

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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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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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. Even if I had issues outside of surfing, like grocery shopping, transportation or issues w... More 

Thank 5tacy
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 special. You're part of the family when you surf with them.

Thank jsbender
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 well-chosen activity vendors. Our kids, 13 and 11, loved our weeklong vacation, too. We stayed... More 

Thank Hoo_in_Ivy
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19 reviews
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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 a hotel. The instructors were all experienced which ensured success on the board and a... More 

Thank Mrr07
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 like Nosara can remain as it is forever. Arriving at the Harbor Reef hotel at... More 

Thank Ryan P
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 School in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nosara is located in the northwest part of Costa Rica... More 

Thank HellofromToronto
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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 look too much like a dork doing it) instead of a vacation “just to get... More 

Thank Bill_E2000
Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Safari Surf School (SSS) made me feel right at home. This was my second visit. All of the instructors and support staff are kind hearted folks who take an interest in everyone. I really amped up my surfing skills this time. The daily instruction was awesome, the video tape of my first days on the water were well edited and... More 

Thank Rick W
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing. The staff, the professionalism, attention to detail. Really great experience. In a week most in our group were out on the big waves.

Thank Debra S
Gatineau, Canada
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6 reviews
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.... More 

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