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Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat

| Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
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You just can’t beat Dominical Waverider!

This is our fourth time taking lessons with Dominical Waverider. They are simply the best! We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sue S
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Can't say enough great things about them!

This place is the absolute BEST! They handle EVERYTHING for you. All you have to do is show up at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
libbyky
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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 are new to surfing, need support moving into bigger waves or simply want to improve your surfing skills then our surf camp is the right choice for you! We offer surf vacation packages that will provide you with everything you need to get the most out of your time in Costa Rica, including surf lessons, yoga, accommodations, transportation, tours and adventures to amazing natural attractions. Immersed yourself in the "Pura Vida" vibes and come have a vacation of a lifetime with us!
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| Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is our fourth time taking lessons with Dominical Waverider. They are simply the best! We wouldn’t think of going with anyone else. We’ve gotten to know Jeanine and the surfing coaches over the years and they never disappoint. They are so patient, accommodating, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the absolute BEST! They handle EVERYTHING for you. All you have to do is show up at the airport. They handle your transportation, hotel reservation, surf equipment, and activities. And the instructors are all great! Also, you can choose what type of...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful words.We are happy to know that you enjoyed our service. It was great to get to know you. Looking forward to see you again very soon ! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Can highly recommend Dominical Waverider; friendly, professional and great teaching skills - go for it!

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We are stoked to know that you enjoyed surfing with Dominical Waverider. . It was a true pleasure to meet you and can't wait to see you back. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I booked the Backpackers Ride package with Dominical Waverider during a recent visit to Costa Rica. It was the highlight of my trip. The owners and instructors were so friendly and stoked to share their love of surfing and Costa Rica! My surfing improved with...More

Thank Christopher K
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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We have no words to express how much we appreciate your magnificent review. Super happy to hear that you had a blast! Thanks for choosing us and we look forward to have you back in Costa Rica surfing with us! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Second time surfing with Dominical Waverider and it was the highlight of our trip again. The surfing at Dominical and Dominicalito was amazing. We can't recommend Waverider highly enough - you won't find better (or nicer!) instructors anywhere. If you can, ask for "Flaco" -...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You are so amazing to take the time to write such a cool review! We are very proud to have Flaco as part of our surf instructors. He is great! We look forward to see you back in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Planning a surf lesson for 10 east coast city dwellers is an undertaking. Jeanine was fantastic communicator, answering all of my silly questions and making me feel crazy comfortable with the transaction. Roberto was a great and insistent teacher - he didn't let any of...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your words. We feel super happy to hear that you enjoyed the surf lesson. Roberto and Spencer are all amazing people and we feel blessed to have them in our team! Look forward to see you again. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Knowledgeable and encouraging, the instructors provided clear directions for beginner lessons and critique to help surfers improve.

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings from Dominical Waverider Thank you for your positive review. We have great instructors who are passionate about the sport. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been thought how to Surf and in less than 3 days we managed to get nicely on the board (already after day 1 but day 3 waves were bigger). Top place, top teachers ...if you want to learn surfing that’s...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you back soon to catch some more waves! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I had a great time learning how to surf with Waverider. The explanations were clear and I got a hang of things real quick due too the accompaniment. I would only recommend this. It really finished a great holiday.

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

We are glad to hear you had a great time surfing with us and will be part of the fun memories of your vaca in Costa Rica. We hope you come back sometime soon! Pura Vida, Dominical Waverider Team

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We really enjoyed the surf camp. The instructors were very patient and really helped us get up and going. I would recommend this to anyone where it is your first exposure to surfing.More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thanks for taking your time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your first time surfing and our amazing instructors help you to get there. Hopefully is the first of the many times you'll be surfing in Costa Rica. Cheers, Dominical...More

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Kim C
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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
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