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Playa Grande Surf Camp

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Playa Grande Surf Camp is located only footsteps from one of the best beach breaks in all of Costa Rica. This beautiful beach is perfect for surfers of all levels and all types of boards. We offer both private cabinas with AC and dormitory-style pilotis without AC at budget prices. Both surf packages and surf lessons are available. Amenities include a pool, kitchen, and BBQ, PGSC offers the perfect mix of relaxation and fun.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
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Room features
Air conditioning
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Popular mentions
My husband and I came for 3 nights at the end of December 2018... it was SPECTACULAR!! We stayed in the little open aired rooms on stilts, (best rooms ever) & heard all the Amazing Costa Rica birds to rise & Shine. (Bring earplugs if you don’t want to hear noise) I settled into
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Response from PGSC, Manager at Playa Grande Surf Camp
Responded 5 Jan 2019
Hi Krista, Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm glad you had such an amazing time here with us and I hope to see you back here very soon. It was lovely to have both of you around! Happy new Year to both of you! Thanks Alina
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Perfect location. 2 minute walk to the beach. Excellent customer service. Beyond friendly staff. Clean living area with great amenities. Couldn't ask for more! Highly recommend and will be back next time no doubt!
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Response from PGSC, Manager at Playa Grande Surf Camp
Responded 18 Dec 2018
Hi Travis, I'm glad you had such a good time staying with us. It was amazing to have you around. Hope to see you back here soon. Happy Holidays. Thanks Alina
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First time in Costa Rica with my friends, came for a surf trip. Alina was an amazing host, always helped us out figuring out trips and our stay. The whole crew was genuinely friendly and very polite. Definitely going to have a return trip ASAP!
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Response from PGSC, Manager at Playa Grande Surf Camp
Responded 18 Dec 2018
Hey Seth, It was a pleasure to have you here and I hope I see you back here soon again. Until then, Happy Holidays. Thanks Alina
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Group of three friends and I stayed here for the past week and had an amazing time. Alina and the rest of the staff are incredibly nice. We stayed in the hostel as well as the condo and both were incredibly clean and comfortable and the pool is refreshing to jump in. We were
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Response from PGSC, Manager at Playa Grande Surf Camp
Responded 18 Dec 2018
Hello Sherwin, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to see you guys next time you come this way. Happy Holidays. Thanks Alina
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We were staying at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste, and were looking for a 1/2 day surf camp for our family group (3 adults and 4 children aged 3, 6, 10 and 12). My friend recommended Playa Grande as the most beautiful beach in Guanacaste, so I picked Playa Grande Surf Camp
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Response from PGSC, Manager at Playa Grande Surf Camp
Responded 7 Oct 2018
Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really happy that you and your family enjoyed your surf lessons with us so much. We hope to see you here back soon until then keep on surfing! Have a great day! Thanks
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The view from the big rock at the end of Playa Grande
Hi Michele, yes we do. We give out Pad locks for a $5 Deposit or you can bring your own lock.
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Lessons are 40$ and can be booked on our website. We will email you with the time of the lesson based on the tides.
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How did you get to this region from airport?
Renting a car is the best way. We rented a car from Nosara to Playa Grande and then returned it at the airport. We started our trip in CR by using shuttles but it turned out to be super expensive and renting a car allows you flexibility.
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How is the wifi? I will need to work from my room. Thanks!!
We have 2 different lines of wifi that work great.
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"Only the rooms with A/C. Seriously."
"Splurge on the AC if it's within your budget...the 'triangle' rooms made me feel like a kid again"
"The shared pilotes are an amazing value"
"just email Gerry- he is very responsive and a great host"
"Request a two-person cabina with AC. The four person pilotis (w/o AC) are cool looking, but the nighttime humidity can be rough."
US$54 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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