I was really excited about my surfing holiday, and I have to say it surpassed my expectations.
The resort is small and located in a quiet unspoilt area, you are literally in the jungle. There were 15 guests and it was fully booked. This creates a very friendly personal environment where you get to know the other guests, coaches and the rest of the team.
The price of the holiday for me was very expensive, but once I was there I soon realised that I could not have done the same things cheaper away from the resort, and if I had it would have taken so much planning the holiday would not have been relaxing. The organisation was amazing, I didn't have to query or worry about anything.
The week includes:
10 surf lessons ( 2 each day for 5 days)
5 yoga sessions or 1 massage
All meals (except lunch and dinner on Wednesday, which is a surf free day to explore and do other actvities) Breakfast and lunch take place at the resort and dinner in various local restaurants all the food was very good, lots of fresh fruit and veg great meat and fish selection.
Airport taxi (my transfer was 5 hours just imagine how much that would cost each way)
Your wednesday activity - mine was the zipline, it was amazing, Surf Simply organised our taxi to and from the venue so it was completely hassle free.
A welcome basket full of useful items such as zinc and rubbing alcohol. There was also a well stocked bathroom and complimentary rash vest and T-shirt.
A fridge full of soft drinks, beers and wines which you can help yourself to.
The Rancho where you can snooze, read and chat.
A pool and sunlounger area.
I really could go on and on.
The surf coaches were brilliant, a great combination of mentoring and letting you try things on your own, they were always encouraging and with the photography and filming you got a real feel for how you were doing.
As we were there for Christmas and New Year there was also a speacial Christmas dinner and the team shared their plans with us for NYE so we could join them in the local night club.
The best holiday I have ever been on, I would go back in a second.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf Simply has broken the surf camp mold by providing coaching of a standard one would usually expect to receive in more mainstream sports. The makes of the Surf Simply podcast (available on iTunes) offer all inclusive package from their beautiful boutique surf coaching resort in Nosara, Costa Rica. You stay incorporates not only - video analysis, theory sessions on everything from board design to surf forecasting, pool training and in water coaching during your two fun surf session each day; but also transfers, accommodation, yoga classes, massage, fresh home cooked food and a variety of destinations in the evening from beach BBQs to stunning cliff top restaurants. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Surf Simply Costa Rica/Nosara