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Run a marathon. Climb to the top of a mountain. Learn to surf. My life “to-do” list looking something like this until I decided to book a trip that would allow me to cross one big thing off – “Learn to surf.” I chose the Safari Surf School in Nosara, Costa Rica, where I hoped their instructors could turn me into a female Kelly Slater in only seven days.

Nosara: “Where the jungle meets the sand”

To travel to Nosara, you will most likely fly to Liberia and take a 2 – 2.5 hour drive or a short commuter flight. Nosara is located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste Province on Playa Guiones, and is known for its pristine beaches, lush jungle landscape and friendly Ticos (Costa Rican natives.) This laid-back community provides an escape from reality with all the comforts of home. The surf here is world-famous and provides small waves for beginners to learn easily, and significantly harder waves farther out for those surfers looking to challenge themselves. The beach in Nosara is well secluded from any main roads so the town is peaceful, tranquil and virtually untouched as far as commercial development. Read More