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Vista Guapa Surf Camp

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have followed Vista Guapa ( beautiful view) on Facebook for the past 5 years and have dreamed of visiting for that long. My husband and I finally made the decision to go and we are so glad we did! Memo, their amazing driver and guide, picked us up at the airport in San Jose and drove us to camp...

2Thank Nancy L
Towson, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This day on the water in Jaco was the highlight of our trip. Arranged surf instruction for my 3 teens 17,15 and 13 in the morning and they were up and having a blast in the afternoon. Alex and David run a very nice operation. We were made to feel welcomed and at home in a relaxing environment. Stayed at...

Thank c3mike
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off - this place is amazing. As others have stated: the pictures don't do it full justice. Next, Alex and staff do an incredible job of making you feel at home. I highly recommend taking one of their surf courses. The instructors – Alex, Marcel, and Tamara – were fantastic: friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. I was working with Marcel...

1Thank Jason B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The camp is set a few minutes drive from the beach in Jaco. The staff and management could not be more welcoming and helpful if they tried! The accommodation is set on the hill which offered fantastic views over Jaco and the sunset. Although the accommodation is basic, it was clean offered everything that I needed. If I visit Jaco...

2Thank EmmaAndAngus
New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had a fantastic time here and hope to return. Everyone that works here is nice, helpful, and chill. Expect an easy hassle free experience. Accommodations are nice with amazing views, beautiful grounds, and comfortable bedding, and good AC. Breakfast is definitely great. Had a couples massage sent right up to our cabin, so there is more on offer than just...

2Thank RickCantStopWontStop
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...

1Thank 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.

1Thank 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...

1Thank 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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $200 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vista Guapa Surf Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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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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