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Corky Carroll's Surf School

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Reviewed 23 March 2015

My son and I just returned from Corky Carroll's Surf School in Costa Rica. We are already planning on going back again next year. I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is! The rooms are beautiful, spacious and super clean. The food is off the charts amazing. And the staff instantly made us feel at home. And the...

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This was my first time surfing and first time for surfing lessons. The instructors at Corky Carrols were all great. They instilled the confidence needed and the skills needed to be catching the big waves by the end of the trip. Everything ran smoothly and the food was great. It felt like you were part of a surfing family. I...

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ccsssurfschool, Owner at Corky Carroll's Surf School, responded to this review

Z, Thank you for your review and kind words. I couldn't be more proud of the progression of your surfing and the waves you were catching by the end of your time here. Looking forward to surfing with you again!

St. George, Utah
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I had an awesome time learning how to surf and also improving some skills I already had. The instructor was great and I will definately be back with a group of friends! The boards were really nice and perfect for my level. So much fun!

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New York
Reviewed 28 November 2014

This is a funky little surf resort with a great vibe and enough third world charm to make you feel like you're really out there...the giveaway is that the rooms are nice and the infrastructure (plumbing, fans, electric...) all works well. Every meal has a local flair and was delicious...don't plan on losing weight here. While I was there Vicky...

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Reviewed 25 November 2014

When my surfing husband booked a week at Corky Carroll's in Nosara, I was skeptical. I don't surf, even though I love being in the water. And I loved Nosara from a previous trip there. I'm pretty self-sufficient, but I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. What surprised me were 3 things: First was the sense...

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Reviewed 23 November 2014

A few surf friends and myself stayed at the school recently, and are all very pleased with our experience. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches along with the video review helped improve our surf abilities in a very short amount of time. The grounds are beautiful, rooms are spacious and impeccably clean (added points for being able to flush the toilet...

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We loved the homey and casual feel of Corky's. But don't get me wrong, these guys know how to SURF!! They are interpersonally astute and know how to reach each person depending on skill level, temperament and confidence. Each day were matched with a different instructor, each who had a new skill to impart to us. The other reviewers are...

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Thank Alina P
Reviewed 4 May 2014

If you are reading this, you are probably sorting through a pool of surf schools and surf camps in Costa Rica. You may have even come across luxury surf camps, camps that offer massages,massages while you are on a board surfing, etc. If you want to surf, at any level, look no further... Anyone who has been here can go...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Like most people who stay here, I've been back since the first visit and will probably go again. It's so nice to be able to walk to the surf and then have all that great food to come back to when you are done. The instructors are great and I especially love Rick's whole steps program, as well as the...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stepped out of the van, and the earth was shaking, literally. Collin met us at the gate with a kind "Hello.", Then a loud voice from the balcony, "Did you feel that? Earthquake!" We look up to see a white haired man, toothbrush in one hand, and toothpaste drool spitting "Welcome to Costa Rica!" (Enter Crazy Uncle Rick, the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 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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“Good ventilation on end units. Lack of air conditioning not a problem in January. Jump in the pool if you are hot.”
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“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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