to Vista Guapa Eco Lodge and Surf Camp

Perfect Place to learn Surfing!
I had THE most amazing time at vista guapa! It’s the perfect place for solo travelers as well as groups. Kandice and David are the absolute heart and soul of this place. When I arrived the airline lost my luggage and Kandice helped me right away to try and sort everything out. She’s a very caring host and really good with connecting solo travelling guests, which creates a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.
When I booked the place I wasn’t intending on learning to surf but Kandice suggested I should try it right at the beginning of my holiday to see if I would like it. I am so glad she did!! I absolutely loved it!
David is THE best surf instructor you could ever wish for! He is so patient, gives great feedback and is so encouraging! When he sends you on a wave and you catch it he gets so excited for you, which makes you want to try even harder.
We also had a couple of other surf instructors on days we were a bigger group and those instructors where all great too!
I can honestly say everyone at vista guapa made my holiday extra special and I can’t wait to be back!!

I stayed at the Vista Guapa Surf Camp for a week in May 2019 with a friend. Kandace, the general manager, and David, the surf instructor, made the vacation amazing. They take excellent care and maintenance of the camp, which is in a clean, comfortable, and in a convenient location to the town of Jaco. Even better, they treated us to a truly personalized experience- great surf lessons, trips to local restaurants, and an insiders view on Jaco and Costa Rica. Kandace took care of our activities, making sure that we were confirmed and well-attended for zip lining, ATVing, waterfall repelling, etc. David is an amazing surf instructor. He truly cares about technique, safety, and having fun in the water. If you are a beginner, you WILL be up and surfing. If you are more experience, you WILL be surfing bigger and more challenging waves. Breakfasts in the morning were well-prepared. The pool, work out area, and yoga area were nice. I can’t wait to go back!


Our trip to Vista Guapa was absolutely incredible. My husband and I visited the camp 12 yeas ago before having kids and always dreamed of returning once we had a family. Bringing the kids and our best friends back to the camp was really a dream come true. Kandice, David and the girls were just the best and made our trip perfect. They are both such incredible people with kids hearts. We loved sharing the week with them. The world class surf instructors were not only excellent teachers, they were warm, kind and humble people that we loved learning from. Everyone, from the drivers, to the cooks, the animals… everyone was the best. I only hope we’ll return someday. Thank you all so much! We miss you already!
The Sorenson Family


If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us directly at info@vistaguapa.com or +506 2643 0244 (Costa Rica) or +506 8322 1022 (Costa Rica / WhatsApp) and we can assist you directly.

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