Zopilote Surf Camp

EXPERIENCE THE 'PURA VIDA' SURF & LIFESTYLE
Located in: Pacific North/Guanacaste / Costa Rica / Central America & Caribbean

Overview

A great place to visit! Our camp-area offers a beautiful atmosphere and promises you an easy-going surfing trip on and off the waves.

In fact, you will find some of the most beautiful, clean and uncrowded beaches you have ever seen, not far away from the famous and touristic playa of Santa Teresa. Enjoy Costa Rica´s nightlife or try some of the tasty, local food like `gallo pinto`!



Main features

  • warm water temperatures
  • no crowds
  • surfing for all levels
  • beachfront family-style surf camp
  • super constant waves all year round

Room types

  • Beginner Surf Package (price per week)
  • Standard surf package (price per week)

Closest surf breaks

  • Manzanillo outer reef (441m)
  • Playa Santa Teresa (5503m)
  • Playa Coyote (7140m)
  • Playa Carmen (7248m)
  • Mal Pais (8202m)

Surfinfo

Description

Facilities

  • main house with 3 bedrooms & kitchen
  • 2 ranchos with chill-area
  • natural pool for snorkeling

Zopilote surf camp is located in Playa Hermosa, on the Nicoya peninsula on Costa Rica's Northern Pacific coast. It is situated in an environment which is still undiscovered by tourism and with a very chilled ambience. We closely monitor waves in the surrounding surf spots and in doing so ensure that you have the best conditions all year round.

Constant waves, with board-shorts water temperatures of over 26 degrees celsius all year round. What more could you want!! Here you will find some of the most beautiful, clean and quiet beaches in all of Costa Rica. Take your time and experience the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle here in Costa Rica. Besides chilling and surfing, this country offers you many other activities such as white-water rafting, quad biking and jungle canopy tours - to name just a few!

During your surfing trip in Costa Rica you will be accommodated in one of our three lovely houses, which are right at the beach of Playa Hermosa. You'll never forget the wildness of the tropical forests, the endless horizon of the Pacific ocean and the many nearby surfbreaks which are in short walking distance from the camp.

The main camp house consists of three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a big terrace with a  chill-out area overviewing the whole campsite. The other two ranchos have each an upstair bedroom, a bathroom and a comfortable chill-area.

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Rooms & packages

Beginner Surf Package (price per week)


- Full accomodation in our spacious, friendly beachfront lodge.
- Huge breakfast and dinner every day
- Surfguiding to homespot
- Use of all facilities at our campsite
- Transfer to/from Mal Pais (pick up)
- WiLan
- Surfboards for use
- 4 surflessons (2h each)/week -
- (US$1350 for 2 weeks)

from
750.00 $
Standard surf package (price per week)


- Full accomodation in our spacious, friendly beachfront lodge
- Huge breakfast and dinner every day - Surfguiding to homespot
- Use of all facilities at our campsite
- Transfer to/from Mal Pais (pick up)
- WiLan
- (US$970 for 2 weeks)

from
550.00 $

More services

Surf board rental
Boards can be rented for as low as US$90 per week.
90.00$
 per Person and unit
Private Surf lessons
Private surf-lessons for beginners can be arranged anytime (2 hour-unit US$40, boards are included).
40.00$
 per Person and unit

Each room is equipped with:

  • 3 beds

Location & surf

Our homebreak is located in Playa Hermosa de Cobano. This is a great place to surf and one of the last uncrowded surfing areas in Costa Rica.

This place suits beginners and surfers with all levels

Nearby surf spots:

Wave Type:Reef Break
Wave Quality:Regional Class
Bottom:Rocks, Reef
Direction:Left
Best Tide:High
Experience Level:Intermediate
Starts working at (ft):6
Holds up to (ft):15

Manzanillo outer reef (Distance: 441m)

Manzanillo reef break holds big swell

Wave Type:Beach Break
Wave Quality:World Class
Bottom:Sand
Direction:Left & Right
Best Tide:
Experience Level:Intermediate
Starts working at (ft):1
Holds up to (ft):12

Playa Santa Teresa (Distance: 5503m)

Playa Santa Teresa beach breaks

Wave Type:Beach Break
Wave Quality:Normal
Bottom:Sand
Direction:Left & Right
Best Tide:Low, Mid, High
Experience Level:Beginner
Starts working at (ft):1
Holds up to (ft):6

Playa Coyote (Distance: 7140m)

Soft beach-break for all levels

Wave Type:Beach Break
Wave Quality:Regional Class
Bottom:Sand, Reef
Direction:Left & Right
Best Tide:
Experience Level:Beginner
Starts working at (ft):1
Holds up to (ft):7

Playa Carmen (Distance: 7248m)

Playa Carmen beach-break

Wave Type:Reef Break
Wave Quality:World Class
Bottom:Rocks, Reef
Direction:Left
Best Tide:High
Experience Level:Pros only
Starts working at (ft):3
Holds up to (ft):15

Mal Pais (Distance: 8202m)

Heavy Reef-break indo style

Surf classes

Daily Surf
We bring you to hidden and well known spots! Every morning we check the waves right in front of our house and search for the perfect surfbreak. Don´t miss this unforgettable place! We bring you to the frontline wave! Our homebreak is located in Playa Hermosa de Cobano. This is a great place to surf and one of the last uncrowded surfing areas in Costa Rica. We will show you several other places and do surf tours around Playa Hermosa.

General information

Property Information:

  • Check-in
    12:00
  • Check-out
    14:00
  • Reception hours
    8:00-20:00
  • Address
    Zopilote surf camp
    Playa Hermosa de Cobano
    Puntarenas
    Costa Rica

Other activities:

  • Quad biking
  • Jungle canopy tours
  • Biking
  • Wildlife watching
  • snorkeling
  • fishing
  • visiting waterfalls
  • How to get here? Airport, Transport & Driving Directions
    Arriving in San Jose at the international airport? Take a taxi to the nueva terminal / transporte cobano (5 blocks north from the mercedes church, ph:(506) 2642 1112) where direct buses (Rodriguez bus) leave to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa at 6:00 am and 2:00 pm every day. Give us a call when you leave from San Jose to arrange pickup-time in Mal Pais (ph.: 2640 0541). The entire trip will take around 6 hours and costs you approximately US$ 12.

    Arriving in San Jose late afternoon or at night, you might want to stay in one of the many backpackers or hotels and leave the next morning. Let us know when you plan to stay in San Jose over night, and we can recommend you some nice places in the capital.

    Another convenient & faster but more expensive option is to take a local flight from San Jose to Tambor (25 min.). From there you have to take a taxi to our surf camp (1h). Check Sansa or Nature Air for more details!

    This exciting journey to our surfcamp is the beginning of an unforgettable surf adventure – ‘BUEN VIAJE’.
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