COVID-19 Update: Surf Simply has now fully reopened (with covid safety protocols in place) and Costa Rica reopens the border to all US States (as well as Europe and Canada) on Nov 1st, 2020.

Unlike conventional surf schools, this isn’t about standing up. At Surf Simply we identify the many specific skills behind the sport and then break down the mechanisms, making surfing accessible to everyone. 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. We don’t teach you how to surf. We teach you how to teach yourself how to surf, or surf better through a combination of video feedback, theory lessons, and in-water coaching.

Simply buy your plane ticket and we take care of everything else. We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to our resort here in Nosara. We will have already asked you about your surfing experience and goals and your preferences regarding every detail of your trip from massages, stretch classes and food, to extra activities like stand up paddle boarding, zip lining or horseback riding. After your stay we’ll give you all your photos, video footage and even a bespoke film about your week with us. You will leave filled with enthusiasm and a solid understanding of the sport, having received the most enjoyable surf coaching available, at one of the world’s safest, most picturesque and consistent surf spots.You can check our availability here and email us to book your stay.


SurfSimply has a 5 star Tripadvisor traveller rating and is also rated #1 for Speciality lodging in Nosara.

“An amazing experience all around!! I wanted to learn how to surf and discovered Surf Simply through a friend’s recommendation. It exceeded my expectations!! The building, common areas and accommodations are excellent, the food is superb (amazing on site chefs) and the surf coaches are skilled to teach all levels. An amazing experience! I’ll be back!…..”

Barb G wrote a review March 2020

“This is my fourth time to surf simply. As always, the food, service, coaching, and camaraderie is off the charts. There simply is not a better place to improve your surfing – whether you are an expert or want to try for the first time.

New for this year though is that i was there with my son just before Covid-19 got really bad in the US. I was incredibly impressed at how they adapted to keep us all safe during the week. As the week drew to a close, we faced cancelled flights home and big decisions. We ended up deciding to stay in Guiones for a few months (it feels safer here). Everyone was unbelievably helpful to get me set up here with everything I need.

A great deal of my decision to stay is that I feel i have a long list of friends here that i can count on. Ru, Adri, Harry, Jessie, Derek, Marlon, Dennis, Will, Harrison, and everyone else are not just employees at a resort – they are now my friends.

No matter how long the wait is, go ahead and book now. You will not regret it.”

Brad B wrote a review Mar 2020

“Surf Simply has created something beautiful. They have created a space that encourages people from all walks of life, to connect & share their passion for surfing. The team of staff that they have put together is extraordinary. The attention to detail in every department was remarkable. The food that was art & magic in my mouth. The massages were intuitive, relaxing & rejuvenating. The stretch classes just what the body needed. The images media team captured of me doing what I love, was a gift. The images taught me so much & will continue to motivate me. The coaches were amazing. Every guest improved so much in just a matter of days.
Highly recommend the fishing adventure offered on your down day.
I left Surf Simply feeling inspired, grateful & full of stoke. Any expectations that I may have held for this adventure, were vastly exceeded.”

nick wrote a review Mar 2020

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