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Search no more! This place has everything you need. I signed up for the package deal and stayed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Great place to learn to surf!

Tim and Marsi do a wonderful job. Their surf instructors are incredible with adults and kids... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Denver, Colorado
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Search no more! This place has everything you need. I signed up for the package deal and stayed onsite at Olas Verde. I highly recommend that option. But the service offered by this camp is impeccable! Jeffrey, the manager, was there for whatever I needed....More

Thank 5tacy
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Tim and Marsi do a wonderful job. Their surf instructors are incredible with adults and kids - this is the second time we've been down to Nosara and absolutely loved our time with Safari Surf. It's a truly special place, and Safari makes it even...More

Thank jsbender
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Other reviewers have covered well what a tremendous job Tim and the onsite gang do at Safari Surf. They've managed to seamlessly combine the relaxed vibe of Costa Rican beach and surf culture with a full-service, well-organized, high-end experience. No pretension whatsoever, personable staff, and...More

Thank Hoo_in_Ivy
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Our family had a fantastic time! The staff both before our arrival and during our stay helped to coordinate every aspect that we requested. This was particularly important as we stayed in a house and did not have access to assistance that normally comes with...More

Thank Mrr07
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We rode more than 50 waves. Nosara is a rustic place, with a lot of art, and a love of life attitude. You enter after a 2.5 hour ride from Liberia on roads that only a Jeep lover can appreciate. You leave hoping a place...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 2 April 2017

As this is a longer review, and if you are looking for a rating only for comparison to other schools, I would give this surf school a 5+. Please read on if you would like more context. My comments are directed to the Safari Surf...More

Thank HellofromToronto
Reviewed 28 March 2017

An excellent week. All the instructors were very thorough, patient, and professional. This was kind of a weird vacation for me as I went with a goal in mind (learn to surf, and at least feel like I knew what I was doing and didn’t...More

Thank Bill_E2000
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Safari Surf School (SSS) made me feel right at home. This was my second visit. All of the instructors and support staff are kind hearted folks who take an interest in everyone. I really amped up my surfing skills this time. The daily instruction was...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing. The staff, the professionalism, attention to detail. Really great experience. In a week most in our group were out on the big waves.

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Our family of four (9 year old daughter and 17 year old son) took 2 lessons each over the course of the week we spent in Nosara. It was super easy to book the lessons beforehand online. In fact Tim was actually sitting at his...More

Thank RegF67
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Patrick B
We booked a house in Nosara and are interested in board rentals and lessons for our three children, ages 5-11. Can we reserve boards and lessons in advance? We are also still in need of a shuttle service from Liberia to Nosara. Can you recommend?
25 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.
What is included in your packages, is lodging, food?
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
Bon Jour, How would I book a room at Las Perlas? Do you have availability the week of Feb 14-21? Merci bien! Jim Haan, USA
19 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