Vista Guapa Surf Camp Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Vista Guapa Surf Camp Recognized as a Top Performing Bed & Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

There really is no greater compliment than being recognized by one's customers, and it’s especially sweet when it's through the world’s largest travel site.

Vista Guapa Surf Camp today announced that it received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the 2014 season. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business' tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

"It’s a great honor to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row. We are always grateful to our guests who are inspired enough to take the time out to contribute such heartfelt reviews on TripAdvisor," said Ashley Johnson, co-owner of Vista Guapa Surf Camp. "There really is no greater compliment than being recognized by one's customers, and it’s especially sweet when it's through the world’s largest travel site.”

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence," said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience."

About Vista Guapa Surf Camp
Founded in 2002, Vista Guapa Surf Camp is a complete surf-inspired resort vacation camp in beloved surf destination Jaco, Costa Rica co-owned and operated by Costa Rican surf champion Alvaro Solano. Along with SUP and Surf packages, Vista Guapa also offers Surf and Mountain Biking adventures during Costa Rica’s dry season and yoga retreats. The resort’s tropical five-acre hillside location is private and sheltered offering a peaceful retreat with sweeping, unobstructed ocean views yet only minutes from the action of Jaco. The facilities include three air-conditioned guest bungalows, each featuring two rooms with private bathrooms and decks with hammocks and views of the Pacific, a main house for group gatherings, a swimming pool and two open air yoga pavilions. The first commercial surf camp to introduce standup paddling in Costa Rica, Vista Guapa is an exclusive partner of Florida SUP manufacturer YOLO Board. Vista Guapa’s unique, authentic Costa Rican surf experience has garnered recognition in many prominent publications including Standup Paddle Magazine, Outside Magazine, VOGUE, Men's Journal, and Coastal Living. For more information, visit

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to

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