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Brilliant fun learning to surf

Charlie and one of his team taught 2 teenagers and a dad to surf in 1.5hrs! All 3 managed to get... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2017
texasmm
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Texas
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Best Costa Rica adventure with Charlie

My fiance and I were so lucky to stay in Charlie's house. Charlie has great hospitality, he showed... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2017
Vanessa Y
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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Charlie and one of his team taught 2 teenagers and a dad to surf in 1.5hrs! All 3 managed to get up and surfing with great success following clear instruction and assistance from Charlie. He's a super fun guy, chilled, easy going, instructive and always...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

My fiance and I were so lucky to stay in Charlie's house. Charlie has great hospitality, he showed us around the neighborhood and spotted out a lot of animals around his house. We went for an extreme tour with Charlie, which we did surfing, kayaking,...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Our time with Charlie included surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, and hiking, all in one day! A man with an impressive amount of energy and a depth of local knowledge, Charlie will always make sure you are well informed about your surroundings; from wildlife to waves and...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

I had had a bad surf experience before, so when I took my second class ever with Charlie I had my doubts. But he was an awesome teacher, really patient! We practiced once at the beach, then went straight to the water. It's totally different...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Decided to try a surf lesson with Charlie--best decision I've ever made. Was so much fun, and he made the experience amazing and gave me some tips to stop falling into the water immediately and insight to what I was doing wrong--got somewhat decent by...More

Thank Christina G
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

With sloths, toucans, monkeys in the area as well as one of the nicest beaches, none of this could compare to Carlos' hospitality. He simply loves to help his guests and genuinely cares about your experience. He did so much more than what was expected...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Charlie is a very good professor, with good price !!! The communication with him it's very easy... He show to us a lot of stuffs, animals, water-fall... Don't hesitate to book activity with him !!!!

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We completed a SUP tour with Charlie and we thought the overall experience was amazing. Charlie has super good English skills which made the tour a lot easier and communication better. The tour was private for a very reasonable price and Charlie was a great,...More

Thank Nicole P
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

I've been in Manuel Antonio taking surfing clases with Charlie several times, and each of them has been a great experience! At the end of the day everyone was able to surf; maybe it's our talents but mostly it's the good guidance and attention of...More

Thank francescaverschoor
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