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Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat
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Dominical Waverider have the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica, our surf lessons are designed for all ages and levels. Owned by Dominical Lifeguard Captain, all surf instructors are certified lifeguards and experienced surfers. Whether you...more
| Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
+506 8311 8950
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Every once and a while one has a trip experience that is just life changing and Dominical Waverider Surf Camp was that one for me! Jeanine Haddad the owner of Waverider was simply amazing! She ensured that every detail was perfectly worked out from my...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never have enough good things to say about Dominical Wave Rider (DWR) as I'm writing this review after my second visit while anticipating the third. The first time with DWR, they were able to accommodate me during the high season with short notice to...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really there is no need to read any further - just book with Waverider NOW! This place is the best!! Before posting this review I read some of the other reviews; and every positive thing you read is true. (In fact the reviews kind of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jeanine spent hours planning my trip before I even arrived to costa rica. She planned my accommodations and transportation. I honestly feel like Jeanine is family; she took care of me every step of the way. Domi is a beautiful town and the waves are...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I had the best time doing my first surf lessons ever in Dominical with the guys of Waverider. The equipment they provided was really good. The surf teacher was doing a great job, always made me feel safe and taught really well. And the owner...More

Thank Isa B
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Hey folks. This is a top notch place located in prime surfing spot, and next to Tortilla Flats restaurant & bar. It was our first time in CR and we had several beginner surfers. Staff is excellent!! Jeanine (Pronounced Juh-neen-eee) is a delight and greeted...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Pura Vida from Costa Rica! Thank you so much for your comments.We were delighted with your company and really look forward to have you back. It was great to get to know you. Dominical Waverider

Reviewed 9 August 2018

I came to Dominical to do the ultimate ride surf package with Dominical WaveRider, and I had the best experience! Jeanine is absolutely amazing; she met me at my hotel with a big hug and was so welcoming. She went out of her way all...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Greetings From Dominical Waverider! Thank you so much for your review, we are stoked to know that you enjoyed surfing with Roberto. He is no doubt a great person and instructor. Jeanine is a sweetheart. We look forward to see you again and thanks for...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

After spending much of my holiday watching other people surf, I decided it would be silly not to try it myself. I decided to take a lesson and Jeanine was great getting everything organized and welcoming me. My instructor Roberto was amazing. He took the...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Greetings from Dominical Waverider We have no words to express how much we appreciate your magnificent review. Thank you for all the details. It was a true pleasure to meet you and can't wait to see you back. Pura Vida

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent wave board at Waverider in Dominical. Very nice instructors and really 1:2 instructions with family including our two kids 10 and 13 years. Excellent equipment and briljant waves in Dominical! We will come back for sure.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Dominical Waveriders is the best surf experience I could imagine. Bar none. I booked the hostel accommodations surf one-week surf camp when I brought my nephew to Costa Rica for his high school graduation trip. While he is an NCAA athlete, I am a writer...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hello from Costa Rica! We can thank you enough for being so specific about the details of your trip and are extremely happy to know that you guys enjoyed every activity that we plan with a lot of love for our clients. Thanks for choosing...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We are travelling in Costa Rica for the first time as a family. We went to Dominical beach to enjoy a less touristic area. My two girls and I did our first beginner surf course with Dominican Waverider and we were delighted! Janine, the owner...More

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Kim C
24 July 2016|
Response from DominicalWaverider | Property representative |
Hi Kim! August is a cooler month, we have sunny days and rainy nights. We are experiencing early mornings partly cloud lately, but that is something new for us. Don't forget to bring lots of sunscreen and I suggest a light... More