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School of the World Surf Camp

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Meters E de la Pops 300 Escuela Del Mundo, Jaco, Garabito Municipality Costa Rica See on map
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Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome. Instructors are top notch, people attending are all friendly, it’s like a mini community. Local scene is nearby. Grocery is nearby. Common kitchen available for cooking. Highly recommend!

Thank Peter M
Response from kirsten w, Front Office Manager at School of the World Surf CampResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! It was lovely having you here and we hope to see you back soon :-)

Reviewed 29 July 2018

My family of 5 (myself and 4 kids, ages 17, 15, 12, and 7) were at School of the World for a week. We did the surf and Spanish lessons. Instead of staying at the school (which would have been great - the accommodations were...More

Thank Ang V
Response from kirsten w, Front Office Manager at School of the World Surf CampResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear you had such a good time at SOTW. We really enjoyed having you here (Inez and Grisel mentioned it's very quiet in the house and they miss...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

My sister and I stayed at SOW for about 2 weeks to learn surfing and also do Spanish photo and yoga. We couldn’t have had a better experience. From the accommodations to the teachers to the other students, it was perfect. The surf instructors are...More

Thank Elena M
Response from kirsten w, Front Office Manager at School of the World Surf CampResponded 19 July 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review - it's worth a lot and we can't thank you enough. We're very happy to hear you had such a great time with us. Big hug from all of us and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip to CR, and I went alone. Took the photography course, and instructor took us to some beautiful places while giving us expert instruction. My room was peaceful, quiet, bed was dreamy (I have major back problems, and I had the...More

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Response from kirsten w, Front Office Manager at School of the World Surf CampResponded 28 June 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it. We are very happy to hear you had such a good time with us and we hope to see you back one day in the future!

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Summary: I am a married man in my early 50s and was on my first-ever solo vacation. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun. Loved the surfing, yoga, and Spanish and all the people at School of the World. Can't wait...More

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Response from kirsten w, Front Office Manager at School of the World Surf CampResponded 23 June 2018

Dear Tim, Many thanks for taking the time to write this detailed review, it's very much appreciated. We always try to do everything and more to make sure everyone has the best experience possible here. It's amazing to read that this was acknowledged and that...More

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School of the World combines elements of boutique hotel, surf camp, language school, yoga retreat, and photography workshop under one roof. Like-minded travelers from all over the world come here to pursue ...More a passion, learn some new skills, and make lifelong friendships. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
12
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Garabito Municipality > Jaco District > Jaco
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
12
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Garabito Municipality > Jaco District > Jaco
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Traveller (111)
Room & Suite (17)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (3)
Family and Play Areas (5)
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FortWorthReviewer
I'm looking number one for a Spanish Immersion experience. While I'm reading great reviews of this place overall, am wondering how their Spanish classes specifically compare to other programs that focus exclusively on language. Any help, guidance or advice you can offer me is greatly appreciated--this is a big decision for me both in terms of time and money!
5 February 2017
  • Response from Prawet JReviewed this property
    I only took Spanish here. There are two female teachers and the Spanish program evolves around surfing but not that bad. I had plenty of time to work and/or going out to practice and have fun alone (most if not all...More
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MoeFamily
Thanks for your great info on School of the World. Just curious how the kitchen works. Should we bring coffee and such or just buy it when we get there at the grocery store. Hoping to get to a plantation on the weekend, but planning ahead for the first days. Do they have spices and dish soap as well or is it "bring your own everything?" Thanks for any additional feedback.
5 December 2016
  • Response from Andrew CReviewed this property
    The kitchen is a shared. There is free coffee, so you don't have to bring that (you may need to make it in the morning, it goes fast). Every food item you could need is at "mas o menos" (a Walmart company) that is a short...More
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