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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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Great first surf experience!

My boyfriend and I spent 4 days in Nosara at Olas Verdes and took two surf lessons with Safari Surf. The entire staff was super friendly! Our instructor both days was Kevin. He... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I spent 4 days in Nosara at Olas Verdes and took two surf lessons with Safari Surf. The entire staff was super friendly! Our instructor both days was Kevin. He was fun and a good teacher. We both were able to get up after only a few tries. We especially loved our lessons because we picked late... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the initial planning with Tim to the selection of activities with Marsi to the on site experience with Jeffrey, everyone at Safari Surf was committed to making sure we had a great experience. The instructors were fantastic and friendly--my kids all improved dramatically, as did I. Tons of great restaurants around and spectacular surfing. A great vacation adventure!

Thank afreed29
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our recent family vacation to Nosara was quite likely our best vacation ever. Kudos to Safari Surf School for helping to make it a special trip. Everything about it was fantastic: the surf, the people, the food, the excursions, the hotel, etc. Our kids (all of whom surf) had the surf sessions of their lives while there and credit instructors... More 

Thank tommyjonesfranklin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about the perfect week we had at Safari Surf and at Las Olas Verdes Hotel (organized by Safari Surf) in Nosara last week. The accommodations were simple but wonderful and spacious. Amazing food. The surf school was incredible. Neither I (47) or my kids (14 and 10) had surfed and we were all up... More 

Thank Jenny F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our children spent 5 days having lessons with Erick who is fantastic. They were incredibly flexible and did all they could to cater for your needs. We surfed for 1 and a half hours each day with them and then practised on our own with boards that we hired from them for a very good rate. The overall experience was... More 

Thank Lu C
Eureka, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I run a small boarding school for teenage girls in northwest Montana. We took 14 of our students 6 of their parents and 5 of our staff members to Nosara for an international experience aimed at adventure, service, and cultural immersion. Safari surf helped us plan the entire trip and took amazing care of the 25 of us while we... More 

Thank 710corey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The mix of instructors is awesome! Alonso taught me the techniques to get started on the white waves. Pio will get you to practice and repeat what you've learned. Marlon challenged me to hop on the small green waves. Kevin can spot a perfect wave for you from very far away. Luis will get you out passed the break and... More 

Thank Euradiohead
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We just returned from our first trip to Playa Guiones/Nosara. Our family of 4 had one intermediate surfer and 3 beginners. Safari Surf School was the perfect place for all of us to improve! Their instructors are knowledgeable, helpful and funny. They made learning fun and really helped our 13 year-old improve his skills. From start to finish, the staff... More 

Thank masonw470
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a week in paradise surfing a beautiful beach break! The hotel (olas verdes) was small, private, quiet, had large rooms and was new. I loathe high rise hotels with all the noise and the disconnect with nature. The room I was in looked out to the jungle. The school itself was fantastic. Instructors were thorough with... More 

Thank robin k
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have taken my family to Nosara 4 times and we always use Safari Surf school. My wife and I have 13 yr. old twins girls who enjoy surfing. We want them to be safe and the instructors fully understand this and not only show the girls a great time but put my nervous wife to ease. We have known... More 

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