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Corky Carroll's Surf School

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Winnetka, Illinois
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Following in the business model of their dad, Collin and Kelsey run this dual location business in Huntington Beach, CA, and Nosara, CR, with the latter, having a deep history in the area when it was founded as the first surf school in Nosara. My College freshman daughter and I just returned from a week in Nosara with Collin and...

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Virginia
Reviewed 30 January 2016

I surf, my wife wanted to learn. We choose Corky Carrol's on a recommendation from a friend, who had stayed there a few years ago. What we found helpful was everything was covered for the trip. Starting with the airport transfer, the driver was professional and helpful. If you don't speak Spanish, no problema. Our inbound flight was delayed so...

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3Thank kfl0w
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The property is well designed for comfort and relaxation. You do not have to be a surfer to enjoy your stay at the school. If you opt to take surf lessons the instructors are extremely patient and thorough. I am a complete beginner but there were others in our group with more advanced experience taking lessons. There are several restaurants...

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Grand Haven, Michigan
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Just finishing my ninth trip to Corky Carroll's. I come here for the surf, but the staff, the food, the waves and especially the instructors are all first rate. Be aware that this is a surf camp and not Club Med. The frills are few and you won't be pampered. However, if you prefer a great surf experience over being...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We took our family of 6; 4 kids ages 12-24, NONE of us are surfers, until now! Everyone experienced the thrill of riding a wave, even those of us, eh hem, who didn't get out of the white water. The good news about not mastering it the first time - you get to go back!! The owners and the instructors...

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I have been to Corkys a few times and it gets better each time I go back. The crew, food and place is great! It is just a short walk down the road to the huge beach and world class waves. The instructors give you one on one time in and out of the water. By the end of the...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Came here to surf and celebrate my 50th birthday and the entire family enjoyed the trip! Collin, Yaya, Charley and the staff's hospitality was both top notch and made you feel right at home instantly. Chad, Danny and Joe were awesome instructors and made all of us better surfers. Bernie filmed all our surf sessions to last forever. Can't forget...

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Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Just got back from the surf school. Everything was fantastic. Learned a lot, more than anyone else had ever taught/showed me about how to surf. Food and atmosphere can't be beat. This place is more than worth the trip. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. I'm planning on going back in February 2016. The beer is cold. Just go....

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I started surfing in New York in 2006 and my first trip to Central America was to Corky Carroll's in June 2007. It was one of those experiences that changed the course of my life forever. 6 weeks after my first visit I returned for another week. Since that first trip I've been to Central America 9 times, several times...

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Reviewed 28 November 2015

The all-inclusive, fun, family style atmosphere at Corky Carrol's in Nosara an incredible experience! This is the place to come for an ideal surf trip experience. If your an experienced surfer looking to rip 3x a day this place keeps you well fed and provides FREE BEER to celebrate a killer ride when you get back. If your a beginner...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are the original surfing vacation of the Nosara area. A family owned and operated establishment. We provide comfortable hospitality in our private property, eating meals with other guests creating an interactive environment. All the surf lessons you need are included, cooks are on-site ready for you, beer and juice are included and your transportation once arriving Costa Rica. A family who surfs together sticks together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Corky Carroll's Surf School

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 53211, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Corky Carroll's Surf School Costa Rica/Nosara
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“They are all great”
893nikkis, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Good ventilation on end units. Lack of air conditioning not a problem in January. Jump in the pool if you are hot.”
kfl0w, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There's wifi in the rancho (common area). I think only room #1 gets wifi in the room. But don't press for that, unplug!!!”
dkrende, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All are good but number 3 and 4 our my favorite”
Radphoto79, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“simple accommodations but staff was great and the surf was always up”
allernic, 25 Apr 2015 | Read review
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