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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't stay here either, but Volcano brewery is part of it. They have awesome super honest people, the food is awesome, they have some good craft beer and the surf instructors are awesome. We originally stopped in for a pitch and some nachos. After about 10 minutes of being there one of the surf instructors, Richard came over and... More 

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Thank eric F
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didnt stay there, I just took surf lessons. Manrique is really good. I took few classes with some other people somewhere else and it didnt work out. Manrique will make you get independent quickly and he knows what goes wrong if so. It was really fun learning to surf with him. Thank you!

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Thank salsa79
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best nachos ever! Very affordable, easily enough for 2-3 people, great service, great craft beer! Right on the beach, friendly atmosphere. This is very casual, which is great after a long day on the beach.

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Thank Sharyn J
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I first started visiting WRSC in fall, 2012. I just returned from my 6th visit, and so, wanted to refresh my review of my experience there. In a nutshell: it's a home away from home for me. I now meet up with at least 6-10 people that visit at the same time each year, just like me. I don't know... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just finished our honeymoon. The first week of our trip was at Witch's Rock. We had a great experience! The staff are awesome! Very helpful. Special recognition to the front desk staff Eliazor and Sarah. The manager, Krista, was great! She was very helpful and reasonable during our stay. We requested the honeymoon package and were... More 

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Thank M M
Eugene, Oregon
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great operation , they probably have over 100 rental boards so you can find a board set for you . After going to a few other surf shops and seeing my limited choice I opted for this shop . Randall was my instructor and he has a great eye for finding those little things wrong with your... More 

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1 Thank Anthony D
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, it wasn't a great experience. I've been to several surfing camps, and find that this was a bit overpriced for what it offered (amenities, instruction). Upon arrival, there was a great deal of confusion and no one who seemed to know what was going on (we ended up missing the group, who were at the other restaurant having breakfast,... More 

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WRSC, General Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your very important critique of our business. We are sorry that we failed to give you the service you expected. If you were part of our program with either our weekly surf program or our all female camp we are surprised that this issue wouldn’t have been brought to our attention during your stay so it could... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never written a review on TripAdvisor before, but I need to talk about Witch's Rock. I just spent 8 days there to celebrate my 30th birthday and it was the best gift I could have given myself. The one on one surf instruction. The video analysis of your surf sessions!!! The Tiki Balcony room. The Baconator and Huevos... More 

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Thank Leemore M
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the best place to eat nachos at, love it, and will go there always, hope to see all the same people . hope to go there some time soon, and surf withthe guys, loving and missing this place already

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We will not return. It took us 30 min to get an employee (not even our server) to look at us. Then after getting the check and trying to pay with our credit cards, they kept them for another 20 minutes. Staff deliberately ignores the customers because they automatically get 10% of your bill. They don't work for any additional... More 

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WRSC, Manager at Witch's Rock Surf Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kerin S, Thank you for taking the time to share your critique of our business. Customer feed back is a valuable tool which helps us to improve the quality in our guest experience. We are truly sorry that we failed in properly servicing you and that we did not live up to your expectations. Rest assured that all managers... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Witch's Rock Surf Camp is a small beach front hotel in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We have 18-rooms on the beach directly in front of the best surfing waves in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We are located 45 minutes away from Liberia (LIR) Airport. We cater to surfers and anyone that wants to learn how to surf in Costa Rica. Come and join us for the surfing vacation of your life. Call Now! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Witch's Rock Surf Camp

Address: Enfrente de Economy Rental Car | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: £99 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
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Witchs Rock Surf Camp Tamarindo
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“who cares about the room, you're there to shred some waves and drink some beers”
 of 5 bubbles 647ericf, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“This is a tough one. When it is busy, the ground floor rooms may not be the best choice but they were perfect for us.”
 of 5 bubbles stevedU6664TT, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask water front view”
 of 5 bubbles grouperman41, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse room has a shared deck that is pretty fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles troym820, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms around the pool downstairs are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles X7121CMrobertw, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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