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Del Mar Surf Camp

Main Entrance to Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Angie was awesome!!! She helped us plan everything about our short stay in Nosara. Laura our surf... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2014
Mark V
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Ottawa, Canada
Great surfing experience!

Del Mar Surf Camp was amazing! Angie was extremely helpful with all the arrangements and went out... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2014
JMH0lmes
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Ottawa, Canada
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Del Mar Surf Camp is the premiere surf camp in Costa Rica with over nine years of experience teaching people how to surf. We provide a maximum of 2 to 1 student to instructor ratio with local Costa Rican surfers providing a safe and quality surf instruction guaranteed for everyone to catch waves. Our all inclusive surf camps include everything from daily yoga classes, daily nature walks & healthy meals to create the perfect vacation in paradise. You can be rest assured that your experience will exemplify the "Pura Vida" culture Costa Rica has to offer.
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Main Entrance to Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed December 14, 2014

Angie was awesome!!! She helped us plan everything about our short stay in Nosara. Laura our surf instructor was very positive and encouraging. Thanks for everything

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Reviewed November 20, 2014

Del Mar Surf Camp was amazing! Angie was extremely helpful with all the arrangements and went out of her way to make sure I was happy. The surf instructors were all very friendly and positive; I learned lots of skills from them and they constantly...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We scheduled a surf lesson through our hotel, Hotel Harmony, with Del Mar, and Paula was our instructor, probably one of the most knowledgeable, and experienced surf instructors in the area, but we felt like the hotel or the company had a financial arrangement whereby...More

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Dear Tim, Thank you for surfing with us during your recent vacation in Nosara, and thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your positive words about our school and instructors. The difference in rates is due to the fact that...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

I had the BEST TIME EVER on this surf trip!!!!!! I had the opportunity to spend a week with Maria Del Mar Alfaro (owner of Del Mar Surf Camp, a wonderful surfer and coach) and Frieda Zamba (Four time WORLD champion…and fantastic surf coach). We...More

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Del_Mar_Surf_Camp, Owner at Del Mar Surf Camp, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you so much for your review and for surfing with us once again! We hope to see you in Nosara in the near future! Pura vida!

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I scheduled a 2 hour beginner lesson with Jesse our first day in Nosara. He ran the lesson (which was just the two of us and him) professionally, but kept it fun and light-hearted, encouraging us "not to overthink it." He went...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I spend a couple of days with Jesse from Del Mar, who is a fantastic instructor. I spent a number of years as a snowboard instructor and I know how difficult it can be to introduce beginners to board sports. He was extremely professional, fun...More

1  Thank Christopher U
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

I cannot say enough about Del Mar Surf Camp. I just returned from Nosara and am trying to find surfing in NYC now that I'm hooked. Jesse was my instructor and I cannot imagine a better experience learning how to surf-- I felt safe with...More

1  Thank Kathryn H
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This was my second trip with Del Mar Surf Camp (first time Jaco) and as with the first trip we had a great time!! Nosara was beautiful and Angie, Andrei and Jessie took excellent care of us. Jessie is an excellent instructor, he improved my...More

1  Thank Christy V
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Signed up at the last minute with lessons with Jesse and I was super impressed. Very professional and safety conscious while also getting you out on the water and up on a surfboard quickly. My only regret was that I didn't have enough time to...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

After two years of being still a beginner surfer Jesse with Del Mar Surf Camp has taken my surfing to the next level. I could not have asked for a better instructor. He gave me the confidence to paddle outside into the lineup. He tweaked...More

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