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Playa Guiones, Nosara Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 39 Speciality lodging in Nosara
Surf Simply has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Outside Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and CNN. Surf Simply offer one week, all-inclusive technical surf coaching courses which have revolutionized the way the sport is taught. You can get to know the coaches and coaching methodology by checking out Surf Simply’s video tutorials on Youtube or listening to the Surf Simply podcasts. Our team of 8 ISA and ILSF qualified coaches are surf geeks who work with just 12 guests each week, replacing ambiguous surf lingo with clear, concise, systemized coaching. A week at Surf Simply is all inclusive. So everything is taken care of for you from the moment you land in Costa Rica: transfers, food, drinks, massage, stretch classes, photos, custom video, surf coaching and accommodation at our beautiful new resort, designed by Gensler and completed in October, 2018.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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MeMeMe wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Went to Surf Simply as a 56 year old “virgin.” They got me up and surfing decently in one week. Staff is superb ... SUPERB. Fellow guests were nice and fun. It was the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life ... not even close. All this on a warm beautiful Costa Rican beach.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Kerianne Kreger, Other at Surf Simply
Responded 1 week ago
We're so glad you enjoyed the week and thank you so much for coming to stay with us. We very much hope to see you again soon.
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West_C0ast_Traveler wrote a review Feb. 2021
San Francisco, CA12 contributions5 helpful votes
I have been surfing for many years and had hit a plateau with my surf skills. I spent way too much time researching surf schools around the world and Surf Simply seemed to be the consensus pick for the best place for surf coaching. The downside was the waiting list: they are typically booked 12-18 months in advance (by the way, I now understand why - half or more of the people there are returning guests). I tried a different surf school which turned out to be a total waste of time. So I waited my turn to get into Surf Simply and I couldn't be more thrilled that I did. Surf Simply is amazing in every way. The people, the setting, the coaches, the waves, the curriculum, the resort, the food, the massages, the stretch/yoga classes, .... everything. Regardless of your surfing level (from total beginner to working on more vertical surfing/snaps), this is the best surf coaching available. This is probably the closest experience to being a professional athlete that most of us will ever have. I already have a 2nd visit booked for this year and am booking 2 more trips next year. If surfing is for you, this is your place.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Kerianne Kreger, Other at Surf Simply
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your thoughtful words. We're all looking forward to seeing you again later this year.
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Shye E wrote a review Feb. 2021
Albany, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
I returned to Surf Simply the second week of 2021 after a year of no traveling due to the pandemic. I felt grateful to have the opportunity to spend another fun week at this amazing resort. The staff did an great job making the guest feel comfortable with the various restrictions they set in place. As the only time I surf is when I visit Surf Simply I always look forward to see how much I progress as a surfer. As always the coaching I received was so helpful and I definitely feel I made some improvements, even with the waves being bigger than usual. The food was delicious and the accommodations were comfortable in a relaxed setting.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Bailey R wrote a review Feb. 2021
Palo Alto, California, United States7 contributions4 helpful votes
The best surf school on the planet. You'll develop new imagination & new confidence in your surfing, while enjoying an incredible resort experience. Everything is executed at the highest level of quality—from the coaching to the food to the logistics management to the massages. Though expensive, you leave knowing you got more than your money's worth.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are lovely
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Michaels wrote a review Jan. 2021
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico4 contributions1 helpful vote
It’s hard to put I to words how amazing and curated this journey is. I was very worried I was going to be overwhelmed and not be able to enjoy myself or learn anything about surfing. I can honestly say that I came a newbie and I feel as if I’m leaving as a surfer. The coaching experience is so deep and thorough you won’t know what hit you. The encouragement is infectious and every time you leave the water you feel like you have learned something new. The facilities are immaculate, the staff is incredible and the food is some of the best I’ve ever had. I want to add that I was a little nervous about the price point and had some hesitation and I leave here with a reservation in the books to come back next year. If you can swing it, treat yourself, it’s more than a gift , it’s a new outlook on life and a beautiful sport you are sure to fall on love with once you leave.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Kerianne Kreger, Other at Surf Simply
Responded 4 weeks ago
We really appreciate you trusting us with your weeks vacation and we can't wait to see you again. Thanks so much.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Simply
Which popular attractions are close to Surf Simply?
Nearby attractions include Playa Guiones (0.8 km), International Animal Rescue Costa Rica (1.1 km), and Nosara Kids Camp (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf Simply?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Surf Simply?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf Simply?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf Simply?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolce Vita, Cafe de Paris Restaurant & Bakery, and Robin's Cafe & Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf Simply?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Surf Simply have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Surf Simply offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.