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Safari Surf School

Nosara, Costa Rica
866 433 3355
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Excellent surfing school - with great instructors

We surfed one week with Safari Surf in Nosora. We have chosen an intensive surfing schedule - which... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Best trip ever

I spent a week with the Safari Surf School staff at Olas Verdes. I couldn't have been happier. They... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Safari Surf School is the premier surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica. In addition to instilling a passion for surfing, you'll also be immersed in native culture and treated to local style. Being taught to surf by true professionals with a "Pura Vida" attitude is the only way to go! Listed on National Geographic's top outfitters on Earth. Check us out.
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Nosara, Costa Rica
866 433 3355
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We surfed one week with Safari Surf in Nosora. We have chosen an intensive surfing schedule - which meant a 1.5hour twice a day. The school was brilliant at organising everything. Clearly, this is a very well-run school and they known what they are doing!...More

Thank FrederiqueXx
Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a week with the Safari Surf School staff at Olas Verdes. I couldn't have been happier. They helped with anything and everything we needed. I traveled with my 3 kids 21,18 and 16. There was something for everyone. The kids loved their instructors...More

Thank SwimmomBakersfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a lesson yesterday which was good. Today I returned to rent a board because both Innis and the older American man that works there told me I could rent a board for the day. Apparently not! Jeffrey forbade it but failed to mention...More

Thank gennieb
SafariSurfer, Owner at Safari Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello gennieb, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. First off I must apologize for the confusion you experienced with our staff. Starting this new high season (Dec.) Safari Surf School changed one of our policies and eliminated renting surfboards to the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I needed a get away from the cold winter in Pennsylvania so I booked the women’s ’ only surf camp at Safari Surf. I’ve been to Costa Rica before but this was my first trip to Nosara. Everything about this trip was wonderful. Aside from...More

1  Thank Jen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had surfing lessons in 5 different countries, and the lessons provided here were far superior. The quality of instructors were beyond anything I have experienced anywhere else. They were all great teachers, and were patient, kind and fun ! My boyfriend had never...More

Thank Monika B
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I recently attended the women's camp at Safari and it was amazing. The instructors, Andrea and Dani, were the best and really helped me improve my surfing. They were very technical in their instruction, provided video and photo reviews to help me learn and taught...More

Thank KrisPNYC
Reviewed 15 November 2017

My Fiance and I learned to surf whitewater in our first lesson. Frank was a very good instructor who had us surfing in no time!

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I planned this vacation 2 days before I left, I just knew I wanted to eat ,sleep, and surf, and Tim made it happen. He organized everything over e-mail from the hostel, surf lessons twice a day and airport transportation. The area is a super...More

1  Thank dogmakes3
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin?!?! First, I must acknowledge Mr. Jeffrey Baltadano for arranging the most EPIC experience for us in Costa Rica! Thank you Jeffrey, you are a special gem! The staff Andrea , Pio, Frank, Alonso, and the others made our surfing adventure amazing!...More

1  Thank Stephanie A
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The school is located in the hotel Olas Verdes Really great place to learn surf My instructor was Pio, great person very helpfull and patient can't wait to go there again soon

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Patrick B
24 June 2017|
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Response from Mrr07 | Reviewed this property |
Go with safari surf school. They will take care of anything you need regardless of your choice of accommodations. They will help you coordinate as much or as little as you need.
3 December 2015|
Response from RadaTilly | Reviewed this property |
They like to make a packet for you, including hotel and a couple of meals per day, usually breakfast (snack/fruit before surfing and big breakfast after) and dinner. Dinner is usually with the group of others who are... More
18 February 2015|
Response from SafariSurfer | Property representative |
Hello Jim, My apologies but we do not book rooms for the Las Perlas. We are a surf school program :) Cheers, Tim