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Address: Main Entrance to Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine...

Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine years of experience teaching people how to surf. We provide a maximum of 2 to 1 student to instructor ratio with local Costa Rican surfers providing a safe and quality surf instruction guaranteed for everyone to catch waves. Our all inclusive surf camps include everything from daily yoga classes, daily nature walks & healthy meals to create the perfect vacation in paradise. You can be rest assured that your experience will exemplify the "Pura Vida" culture Costa Rica has to offer.

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had a great time with the two instructors Jesus/Andy good direction on getting up and riding the board made multiple good rides really nice to have only one instructor to two... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
clint P
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

had a great time with the two instructors Jesus/Andy good direction on getting up and riding the board made multiple good rides really nice to have only one instructor to two people

Thank clint P
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

David was our instructor for all 3 days of lessons and he was fantastic....my son and I have very different abilities and experience but he was able to help both of us have a great time AND get better at surfing. Highly recommend the experience!

Thank Dilliana3
Jersey Shore
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

M daughter and I wanted to try SUP for the first time and we had a blast! Our instructor was great we were up really quickly and yes we fell but it was so much fun! We were picked up at our hotel and back. He gave us rash guards to wear which was needed for climbing back onto the... More 

Thank megilla
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

I'm not sure why, but there were several errors made on the part of Del Mar Surf Camp throughout the process of my trip, which I found rather unprofessional. I booked the "self-guided swell" tour (from their website) and was charged 50% of the trip up front, but when it came time for them to charge my card for the... More 

1 Thank ameraroundtheworld
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Del Mar offers great surf instruction for beginners like me and my wife as well as experienced surfers like our friends. I had 4 lessons and they got me up like a champ! They were great to cancel when conditions were bad and reschedule when things came up. Very relaxed team.I had 3 different instructors and they kept it simple... More 

Thank Flarinky
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

First of all I emailed Angie a few weeks before my trip to see if she had room. Her usual accomodations were full but she went out of her way to take care of everything for me! She booked the hotel next door to where the lessons meet, the taxi shuttle to and from the airport and all of my... More 

Thank Porter B
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2014

Private lessons for the family were a great way to start our surf experience in Nosara. Instruction was easy to understand, and the waves were good for beginners.

1 Thank NewTraveler52
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Angie was awesome!!! She helped us plan everything about our short stay in Nosara. Laura our surf instructor was very positive and encouraging. Thanks for everything

Thank Mark V
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 20 November 2014

Del Mar Surf Camp was amazing! Angie was extremely helpful with all the arrangements and went out of her way to make sure I was happy. The surf instructors were all very friendly and positive; I learned lots of skills from them and they constantly encouraged me no matter how frustrating navigating the waves sometimes were. I would highly recommend... More 

Thank JMH0lmes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We scheduled a surf lesson through our hotel, Hotel Harmony, with Del Mar, and Paula was our instructor, probably one of the most knowledgeable, and experienced surf instructors in the area, but we felt like the hotel or the company had a financial arrangement whereby we paid about $20 more per person and twice as much for kids for lessons... More 

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Thank you for surfing with us during your recent vacation in Nosara, and thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your positive words about our school and instructors. The difference in rates is due to the fact that our lessons are 2 hours long, not 1 or 1.5 hours like other schools in... More 

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