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Vista Guapa Surf Camp

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we learned we were going to Costa Rica, all three of my boys said their number one priority was to learn how to surf. Vista Guapa Surf Camp was the perfect place. Alex, the owner, personally picked us up at our resort. He was friendly, easy going, and totally put my worries of sending my kids surfing to rest....

1Thank Jennifer T
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For several years, I'd been wanting to learn how to surf and finally decided to book a trip to Costa Rica. Vista Guapa camp was the perfect setting to focus on surfing and take a breather from everyday life. Alex is the camp co-owner and manager - he is dedicated to ensuring an excellent experience for everyone who visits. He...

Thank lindseyclaire2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow!! Im late writing this, but cannot say enough good about this place! My husband and i bounced around a few places in CR. We spent five days at vista guapa, and they were absolutely worth it. Super nice staff... alex is very nice, approachable and down to earth. He was courteous and drove us several times into town and...

Thank j M
Savannah, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 29 March 2017

What a wonderful property, so peaceful and relaxing. I had a massage by the pool, the view is captivating. Alex was an exceptional host attending to our needs. The staff was friendly and the food was wonderful. Very personal attention. Plus the dogs that live there was a plus for me!

Thank Dana R
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My family and I recently returned from a week of vacation in Jaco at Vista Guapa. Alex (the owner) and his staff were absolutely amazing! When we arrived at the airport in San Jose, Vista Guapa picked us up at the airport in a very comfortable shuttle/van and drove us directly to their camp. Alex was there to greet us...

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Brigantine, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I booked my trip to Vista Guapa based on the glowing reviews of it found here. Once I got to the camp, I realized that they were written when the camp was under different management. The food is excellent, and David, one of the instructors, couldn't be nicer or better. My lessons were great and the restaurants in the area...

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VistaGuapa, General Manager at Vista Guapa Surf Camp, responded to this review

At Vista Guapa, we value all comments, opinions, and suggestions shared directly or through TripAdvisor. We are sincerely sorry that your trip did not fulfill your expectations. We are under new management and we specifically strive to provide a positive and pleasurable experience to every one of our guests and as the recent reviews indicate, we have been successful in...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I love Vista Guapa, the people that run the place (Alex), the people who work there (Giselle, María, Edwin) and the surf instructors (David, Anthony, Alvaro, etc). We have just returned from our third trip and we are already planning our next one. We were absolute beginners the first time we went there and they trained us...

1Thank Matthew D
Steeple Morden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Well what a place this is! A great location on the edge of Jacó. Your host, Alex is a great in every way and gives the impression that nothing is too much trouble. Many guests enjoy great surfing lessons as part of various packages and guests that we spoke to said how they'd both enjoyed them immensely and how much...

1Thank IanonTour2009
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I came to Vista Guapa Surf Camp on the recommendation of a friend and it exceeded my expectations. Alex was our host, with great ideas and knowledge of the area (and great stories), while David was the man in the surf...an outstanding surfing instructor who had me up and surfing on my second wave (I couldn't believe it!) The camp...

1Thank GGLand11
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome accommodations and awesome staff! I felt very well taken care of during my stay. Alex is a very accommodating and knowledgeable host and David is an incredible surf instructor. I am counting down the days until I return!

Thank Brandy G

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Eco-Lodge features lovely guest bungalows all with an unobstructed view of the ocean, each with two individual rooms with private baths, air conditioning, two Twin beds or one Queen-sized bed and large decks with hand-crafted, native-wood furniture and comfortable hammocks for relaxing. The decks are ideal for enjoying the breeze, watching the sun rise over the hills and set over the Pacific Ocean, or taking in a visit from the family of macaws living near the property. Our bungalows are equipped with small safes for the storage of valuables, small refridgerators for snacks and drinks, and coffee machines for that morning wakeup. We do look to promote a relaxing environment and for you to "unplug", therefore our rooms do not have TVs, telephones or Internet connections, enabling our guests to enjoy the Pura Vida of Costa Rica. We do offer business center servies and free WiFi in the main house. We have a lovely pool and two Yoga decks which also serve as our massage decks, one of which looks out over the ocean, the other over the pool. Our massuese can also offer services on the deck of your bungalow or in your room, and couples massages are available as well. Other spa services such as manicures, pedicures, and haircuts and styling can be arranged. Our concierge is available 24 hours a day to meet all of your needs including shuttle services into town, tour bookings such as camopy tour, horseback riding, ATV, crocodile and much more, private fitness and Yoga instruction. Our staff of professional surfers and SUP surfers are the #1 rated in Jaco for surf and SUP lessons. We currently staff a 5-time National and Central American Champions, as well as other top-ranked professional surfers and SUP surfers. All staff members are certified by the International Surf Instructor Association (ISA) and are certified in CPR, First-Aid, and Open-Water Lifesaving Techiniques. We also currently staff a veteran Beach Lifeguard that worked in Texas, Hawaii, and California, with EMT and Big Surf Rescue training. ... 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: $195 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Guapa Surf Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the rooms were the same.”
skylar2017, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in Cabinas 1 & 2 are best.”
2DaveW, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The cabinas at the top of the hill have amazing views (if you can handle the walk up)”
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.”
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
Russ_D203, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
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US$146* /night
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