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“Corky Carroll's Costa Rican Vacation Rocks!!!!!”

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Corky Carroll's Surf School
Jackson, Wyoming
1 review
“Corky Carroll's Costa Rican Vacation Rocks!!!!!”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Staff, surf, food, poolside rancho for afternoon siestas, and the other guests all made our 10th anniversary EXCELLENT in every way!! We wanted to quickly improve as surfers and the one on one instruction plus the warm water and consistent waves made this dream a reality.

We were there in early July and there was a head high to slightly overhead swell that presented plenty of challenge but the waves are forgiving. Plus, the surf coaches helped you pick out just the right waves that would allow for challenge but success. Whether staying inside the outer break or getting out into the bigger surf, the coaching and then release to try on our own allowed for tons of growth and confidence.

The surf school's welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff made us feel immediately part of their family. Collin (manager/owner's son) has created a relaxed but professional surf retreat that delivers!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

One Of my top vacations!! Everyone was Great the instruction was very informative 1 ON 1 great way to learn. I can't talk any more highly about it. I have recomended it to every one that ask about it. I enjoyes it so much i will be going back in 7 monthes can't wait.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We would like to thank Corky Carroll's surf school for an excellent experience! Keith and the entire staff were exceptionally friendly

Our instructer Kallan (sp?) was fantastic. The 3 of us had never been surfing and he was very thorough and patient throughout the lesson. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and relaxed way to learn how to surf!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

My family and I, all first time surfers, had a blast at Corky Carroll's Surf School. From a surfing perspective, the beach is pristine, the waves are consistent, and the instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and fun to be with in the water. From a vacation perspective, this place takes care of all the salient points. The beach is a couple hundred yards away; the pool is steps from your front door; the food is fantastic, and the company is even better. The atmosphere they have cultivated is quite inviting and relaxing. In addition to surfing, the staff helped us set up excursions to add further adventures to our vacation. Various members of our crew went deep sea fishing, nearly landing a 200+ pound marlin, zip-lined through a rainforest in what can be best described as an eco-friendly Ewok Village of tree platforms, and cruised up the scenic coast on ATV's to San Juanillo and beyond. The place is beautiful, the people are friendly, the food is phenomenal, and the options are endless. My family has been going on adventure vacations for 16 years, and Corky Carroll's Surf School made the top of our list. Thanks for the great vacation! Pura Vida!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Can't say enough positive things about Corky Carroll's Surf School! Staff was great, the beach with very consistent waves is only a couple minutes walk away and the food was excellent. Add to that the 1 on 1 surf instruction and that's a perfect vacation. Everyone should check this place out.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

I just spent a week in paradise! This was the best vacation I've had. The staff and instructors at Corky Carroll's are so accommodating. They really take the time to get to know you and you end up becoming a family for a week.
If you want to learn to surf this is the place to go. The instructors are very good at what they do. They taught me so much in a week- wave theory, the steps to surfing and how to relax!
Not only is the surf instruction the best around the food and accommodations are as well. The kitchen staff prepares 3 meals a day plus bocas. The food is fresh and delicious! Rick has built an amazing place and I highly recommend staying for a week- or more!

Room Tip: Room 4 has the best shower!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We spent a week in the surf camp and had an AMAZING time! this is the place to go if you: 1) want to learn how to surf 2) eat some great food 3) feels better than home.
The surf camp is very well located, just 5 min walk from Nosara beach. The staff makes you feels so welcome that you never want to go back home, we will definitly come back! We enjoyed every minute we spent there.

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Additional Information about Corky Carroll's Surf School

Property: Corky Carroll's Surf School
Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Nosara
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the original surfing vacation of the Nosara area. A family owned and operated establishment. We provide comfortable hospitality in our private property, eating meals with other guests creating an interactive environment. All the surf lessons you need are included, cooks are on-site ready for you, beer and juice are included and your transportation once arriving Costa Rica. A family who surfs together sticks together. ... more   less 
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