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Playa Guiones, Nosara Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 39 Speciality lodging in Nosara
Surf Simply has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Outside Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and CNN. Surf Simply offer one week, all-inclusive technical surf coaching courses which have revolutionized the way the sport is taught. You can get to know the coaches and coaching methodology by checking out Surf Simply’s video tutorials on Youtube or listening to the Surf Simply podcasts. Our team of 8 ISA and ILSF qualified coaches are surf geeks who work with just 12 guests each week, replacing ambiguous surf lingo with clear, concise, systemized coaching. A week at Surf Simply is all inclusive. So everything is taken care of for you from the moment you land in Costa Rica: transfers, food, drinks, massage, stretch classes, photos, custom video, surf coaching and accommodation at our beautiful new resort, designed by Gensler and completed in October, 2018.
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Playa Guiones, Nosara Costa Rica
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TRS11 wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
The people. The facilities. The coaching. The food. The other guests. The overall experience. All top-notch. The week was enjoyable, worthwhile (you really do get better at surfing!), and dare I even say...meaningful. Couldn't recommend SurfSimply more.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Robin Bass, Guest Services / Front Office at Surf Simply
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your thoughtful words and we're so glad that you enjoyed your week.
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FlorenceGrenelle wrote a review Aug 2021
Paris5 contributions3 helpful votes
I’ve done 10 surf retreats and dabbled with countless surf coaches. Only Surf Simply has created an actual method to learn how to surf faster; prepare for daily 3h sessions, mountains of information and homework to do that will propel you to the next level.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Kerianne Kreger, Other at Surf Simply
Responded 9 Aug 2021
We're so glad you enjoyed the week and thank you so much for coming to stay with us. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
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Sam wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
I was a first time guest at Surf Simply last week, although most of the other guests were returning customers. As per the other reviews, the surf coaching was phenomenal. Peerless, in my experience. Next - I wanted to share somethings that hasn’t been said a thousand times before about Surf Simply. What really stuck out to me about the experience were two things. First, that there are many aspects of the package, like the food, for example, which would have been perfectly fine if they had been done in a slightly more economical way, but it really stands out how Surf Simply do not cut any corners or try to save pennies. They just want your experience to be as good as it possibly can be. This is a rare sentiment from a business, and really what separates Surf Simply from the competition. The second thing that leapt out at me is all the little things and moments that make a great surf trip are not happening by accident. They have been carefully refined, distilled, and curated over decades, to deliver the most optimized experience imaginable. The package is incredible, the caches are the best I've ever experienced, which adds up to the most enjoyable vacation that I have ever taken. Simply incredible. Ten stars for Surf Simply!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Kerianne Kreger, Other at Surf Simply
Responded 12 Jul 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. We hope to see you again.
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Daniel K wrote a review Jun 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions
This place is magical. I'm only giving it 5 stars because I can't give it 10. The facilities, teachers, food, everything was amazing, my surfing improved by leaps and bounds, and because the instruction is so good I'm ready to continue improving into the foreseeable future. I can't wait to go back for more.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Kerianne Kreger, Other at Surf Simply
Responded 14 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for the kind words. We can't wait to see you again.
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Oona-HS wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions
This has to be the best surf resort I have ever stayed in (and i have tried quite a few). From the reservation to the reception to the food and the coaches...could not have been made to feel better or safer. If you are thinking of learning to surf then come here before you go anywhere else (so you don't have to spend ages correcting mistakes learned elsewhere...). can't wait to come back. ps also felt super safe here during the covid pandemic...they really know how to take care of you . whether you are in a group or solo you will meet lots of great like minded people.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Kerianne Kreger, Other at Surf Simply
Responded 26 Apr 2021
Thank you for joining us and for trusting us with a week of your vacation, especially during these times. We hope to see you again soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Simply
Which popular attractions are close to Surf Simply?
Nearby attractions include Playa Guiones (0.5 miles), International Animal Rescue Costa Rica (0.7 miles), and Nosara Kids Camp (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf Simply?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Surf Simply?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf Simply?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf Simply?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosi's Soda Tica, Dolce Vita, and Cafe de Paris Restaurant & Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf Simply?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Surf Simply have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Surf Simply offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.