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Zoopark Famara

Av/ El Marinero 5, Caleta de Famara, Teguise - Lanzarote, Canary Islands
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Zoopark Famara
Reviews (37)
4.5 out of 5

3 modern surf houses in Famara town to perfect for solo travellers, couples or groups. Sleep 40 in total. Morrison Surfhouse have roof terrace with BBQ facilities, Hendrix surf house has a Terrace in 2nd.floor with BBQ facilities, Marley surf house has a front terrace. Free WIFI is included. We offer 7 night packages or nightly stays. We also offer transfers but if your flight is before 9am or after 7pm we do not, you can just get a taxi from the airport for €34 to €40 approx.

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In the centre of Famara village, a laid back surf town on the north to east coast of Lanzarote. The houses are 100 meters from Playa de Famara surf beach. Local cafes, restaurants and food shops are all a short walk away

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37 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from bertrand
bertrand
Belgium
November 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Appartement is ok, clean and near the center of the village.
Unfortunately, it doesn't really look like the photos. Nice rooftop.
Travelling alone, i met nice people in the surfhouse.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Teachers are great, always happy and trying to help you improve.
BUT group way too large (20-22 people at least) for 2 or 3 instructors only. Sub groups not well organized.
For the whole day lesson (from 10.30 am to 15 pm) you actually get only 2x 1h surfing.
Good if you never surfed. Go by yourself if you are already intermediate.

Review from Zoë
Zoë
United Kingdom
November 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Wow - what an amazing week! First attempt at solo travel for pleasure and booked accommodation, return transfers & x5 days of surf lessons as a complete beginner. I can’t recommend Zoopark Famara enough, I researched well and they stood out as easily the best compared to others nearby. Great customer service from Ksenia by email answering my many questions, Shajo collected me from the airport and helped me check in taking me to ‘Marley surfhouse’ where I was allocated a private double room with a balcony and a little further down the corridor was a shared bathroom on the first floor. Downstairs there is a good sized kitchen including fridge-freezer kettle and microwave and ample living room space with a large seating area and table. I slept so well after all the hard work surfing and listening to the waves crashing against the shore about 400m away was an added bonus.

Alex returned me to the airport well in time for my flight. So sad that it was the end of my surf break yesterday morning I checked out with Franco returning my keys, not quite ready to return to reality.

Anyone looking for a standard fly and flop break, 5 star accommodation & busy nightlife this isn’t for you but you could stay more central and hire a car through Zoopark however staying here was perfect for me and what I wanted from this trip. This quiet little surf town with its awesome views and quirky bars, restaurants & friendly locals totally exceeded expectations! Thank you Zoopark!


How were the surf lessons?

     

I had never stood on a board before and thanks to both Manu & Alexandro my patient instructors, I was standing for a couple of seconds on day 2 which was a massive achievement for me as really had been struggling. So much genuine encouragement from the instructors who both whistled and whooped in celebration whenever they spotted students catching a wave. Time is spent warming up and on theory at the start of every class including hints and tips to help further improve. If booked in for a full day you break for lunch after a few hours for a much needed rest, warm baguette & fruit juice. About half an hour after eating it’s time for another warm up and then back to the waves. The classes are organised really well and split into abilities, never too many in each group enabling the instructors to evenly share their attention.

I am already missing the banter and the daily reminder ‘Mademoiselle chin up, you gotta looks where you are going’ as 99% the reason I kept falling was down to me staring at my feet and not ahead of me. I have been a slow learner this week ability-wise still have a long way to go I need to master my pop-up also need to work on my fitness.

I typically prefer to travel to new places however for Zoopark I would absolutely make an exception and return one day. You know you are in good hands when you see some of the instructors from Zoopark meeting up after a hard day teaching surfing to hitting the waves themselves, was mesmerising to watch and they made it look so easy :) clearly they love their job/ hobby.

Review from Frazer
Frazer
London, United Kingdom
November 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Quiet town, great restaurants and well priced accommodation.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were fantastic. All the teachers were of a very high standard, especially Manu and Omar. Beach was great.

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Review from Jo
Jo
Barcelona
November 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The house was great. I have to say I didn't have to share it with more than 6 people for the week I've been there and we all got on great. It was clean and practical, ether for the position (beautiful landscapes around) that for the big living space and kitchen. I also really appreciate the decorations. Great team!


How were the surf lessons with Zoopark Surf School?

     

They've been fun and really interesting. I really enjoyed all 5 days.

Review from Leonardo
Leonardo
Italy
October 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great Place and great staff! All of the support you Need!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Instructors were great! always support you and help you to improve

Review from Victoria
Victoria
Chester
September 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a great time. The crew were helpful- liked how they encouraged people to socialise by putting on BBQs and Moroccan party- that was really good.  The house was fine- -good lounge to chill out in, comfy bed etc. 

I think the area for me was a little quiet- a few more basics like an internet café, ATM and maybe a nightclub would have made it slightly more appealing for me to want to return. But I think some people like the quietness of it to chill out?

And I did like that it felt very safe walking around and the fact that the sea was lovely and warm with being a place that is sunny for most of the year. Liked when we hired a car to explore and lots of sights to see. It was a brilliant experience.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Enjoyed the surf lessons- the instructors were encouraging and catered to different levels.

Review from ALESSANDRO
ALESSANDRO
GUILDFORD, United Kingdom
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I booked a 5 days package together with surf lessons. The 3 surf houses are pretty cool. The rooms itself are basic but comfy and clean. The shared bathroom was enough clean. Great place and amazing food.


How were the surf lessons?

     

This was my first time surfing…and it was so cool.
Great instructors, good vibes and a lot of fun. All the Zoopark crew, especially Manu and Johnny, offered great tips specific to each of us to help us improve and incredibly patient. Overall great experience. Highly recommended.

Review from John
John
Stevenage, England
August 2019
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This was our first time arranging a surfing holiday and as we are cautious in nature and are a family of six with virtually no experience in surfing other than the odd day in Britain we were slightly nervy about how it would go. I have to say that communication prior to the holiday with Sergio of ZooPark Famara and members of Surfholiday.com really settled our nerves and we couldn't have wished for a smoother, more relaxed holiday from the moment we were picked up at the airport to the moment we were dropped back at the end of the holiday.

Our accommodation arranged by Sergio was fantastic - quiet, clean and with all the mod cons that made it a home from home.

Famara was a five minute drive from our accommodation and is a lovely little village nestled between the sea-front and mountains with plenty of places to eat ranging in price and providing differing dining experiences but all serving great sea-food. We loved the Tapas restaurant we found down one of the side streets off the main drag and The Bajas restaurant which unfortunately we only tried on the last night. Both restaurants had a friendly service and were really reasonably priced - especially good for a family of six! There were a few small supermarkets which provided all the necessities but in order to do a big shop we were pleased to have hired a car locally arranged by ZooPark before we arrived and delivered to our accommodation (which was cheaper than car rental via our flight company) as it was at least a 20 minute drive to a major supermarket near Arrecife. It also gave us an option to investigate the rest of the island on the days we were taking a rest from surfing.
The surf shops in Famara were small and provided accessories such as clothes, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses etc. as well as surf, SUP and kiting equipment hire. For fair skinned people like myself I would definitely recommend buying the factor 50+ EQ Stick Solaire from the surf shops which unlike the other brands that contain aloe vera stayed on all day long during our surfing sessions and provided great protection from the sun.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The ZooPark Famara surf school was excellent - with welcoming, friendly, hard-working and knowledgeable staff who made our stay extremely easy. We are a family group of six ranging in age from 13 to 54 years. Not all of us wanted to surf, instead some opted to body-board but all of us were made aware that we were all part of the ZooPark team. The beach and surf was ideal for our group of beginners - by the end of the week we were all pleased with how we had progressed.

Francho and Elsie are a warm and wonderful couple who managed the school tirelessly, picking us up from the airport really late at night and dropping us back - nothing ever seemed to be too much trouble for them.

The surf tutors had excellent English and many years of experience of surfing. We were pleased to see that the number of students per tutor was restricted to a maximum of eight so that we got a lot of individual attention and encouragement. Their teaching was tailored to the level and needs of each individual and their use of visual techniques before each session to help get technical points across was really useful. We now all know about currents and rip-tides and what to do in the event of being caught in a dangerous situation - a really useful life-skill to take with us on future holidays.

All the tutors were serious about the safety and progression of their students, making sure that not only did we understand the potential dangers but that a proper Yoga-style warm up before each session was done in a fun way. Once we entered the water they gave pertinent tips and advice to each of us to help us progress.

A big up to Max who was hilarious, Manno who was more serious but was a font of alternative ways to teach us get up on those boards and Diego - quieter but very encouraging.

Review from Alexandra
Alexandra
London
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed 10 days in a female shared bedroom (2x bunk beds) and only had to share it with no more than 1 girl at a time. The house - Zoopark Hendrix - was great! It takes not more than 2 minutes walks to the surf school and 1.5 minutes to the nearest shop!

The little terasse was great for sunny breakfast or just relaxing after surfing. I fell in love with this really tiny town, I was looking to escape the craziness of London and Famara just hit the stop! It's quiet but not boring, just really chilled and lovely. Food was great everywhere we've been.

Locals are actually going out on Sunday nights, it's not a party town even if we had some pretty fun nights. All in one, I just can't wait to be back to Famara and will definitely ask to stay at the Zoopark house!!


How were the surf lessons with Zoopark Surf School?

     

The surf lessons were very cool!! Manu and Manu, (no confusion here), Maylis and Omar were helpful and good fun. I had some rough knowledge of surf but the Manu(s) really help me and I manage to catch some waves on the very first day!!
At the surf school, Elsy and her husband who were managing it, were absolute stars! Always a smile a their face and ready to help with any enquiries - as I was travelling solo it definitely was reassuring!!

Review from Clare
Clare
London
August 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was fine. The area itself was pretty sleepy, but that could just be the time of year, the surf school arranged a couple of social things which were great fun. 
Restaurants I can't say were amazing, but Surf Bar Clandestino was probably our favourtie.
Beaches really warm and lovely, but sadly we had no time to explore. 
Would definitely consider going back next year for a longer trip.
Hope this helps.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were actually great, learned much more and got much more feedback from tutors than previous holidays we have been on.  Special mention to Johnny and Pache who did seem to make an effort with everyone and were always very approachable.

Review from Andrew
Andrew
Dublin
August 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The holiday was great we really enjoyed it, the Zoopark crew were great, really friendly and good fun. The house was good, the room was ok, we were hoping for a double bed to be honest but we managed haha. The town was quietish but is alright for a couple. Overall it was a good holiday for me and my girl friend, we would give it a 7/10.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were good for all levels. The waves were a little disappointing though when we were there to be honest.

Review from Betsy
Betsy
Hamburg
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It was overall a good trip.
I did like the crew at ZooPark a LOT! I though Sergio was a little unorganised and forgetful and not the most welcoming but everyone else was amazing!

The house I stayed in was clean and nice, but only three people were staying there during my stay and I definitely expected more. It kept things a little more quiet, which was nice for a vacation but there was not much to do in Famara and if you did want to do or see something you had to rent a car which I ended up doing and had a blast with.

The weather was awful and even the people in Famara acknowledged it so I knew I wasn't crazy. It was freezing and so windy it was almost unbearable to be outside in. If I was maybe a little more prepared for that I probably would have been happier. A girl on my trip even left early because of the weather!

My previous two surf trips were a lot better- I think mostly due to weather. Seeing that the weather was better in England made me a little sad. Overall though I did have a good time and it was a very inexpensive holiday!


How were the surf lessons?

     

My surf lessons were awesome- my instructor Pachey was great and helped me out a lot individually. The work we did on land helped a lot as well. 

Review from Rowena
Rowena
Belfast, United Kingdom
July 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Basic accommodation but good location in town, within walking distance of surf school. The flats are a great way to meet your fellow surfers and make friends. Not much in the small surf town, especially in the evening but it didn't matter to me as we made our own entertainment.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Mano was an amazing teacher! Very knowledgable, caring and was always looking out for you and giving extra tips. Couldn't have asked for more. The beach was good, conditions varied but as a beginner I was always able to surf and the equipment was excellent

Review from Adam
Adam
United Kingdom, Oakham
July 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was pleasant and clean, bathroom and kitchen had plenty of space for all the people in the house. Famara has plenty of restaurants to eat out at, from pizzas and hamburgers to fresh fish there is a variety to choose from.
There is also a supermarket very close to the apartment if you don't fancy eating out which has fresh bread every day.
We had 4 different groups of people within the house who had never met before, but by the end of the holiday we all got on and were going out for meals together.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were fantastic, the instructors were able to teach all levels and abilities within our group, not only giving the basics, but then providing tips when we were more competent on the water to improve our surfing.

Review from Aine
Aine
Galway, ireland
July 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The house was grand, very well equipped and terrace was lovely. Delighted that there was good music speakers! Beach etc lovely, waves just a bit big!


How were the surf lessons with Zoopark Surf School?

     

Classes were good, teacher and other staff all more than lovely. Hopefully will try again in Ireland if I find somewhere with less massive waves!

Review from Sven
Sven
Stockholm, Sweden
July 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Overall i'd give the holiday a 8/10.
The crew were brilliant.The house was good apart from the water. Once that was fixed its was good however... f this could be fixed (maybe it is now) then that would be perfect and get 10/10.
The area and town is nice. A number of restaurants many of which take credit card. 
The other thing maybe to mention and warn future travellers is renting a car. It can be done through the school, however must be rented for 3 days for it to be delivered. If you want it for less than 3 days you need to collect it from the airport, which in a taxi cost around 30 euro.
Overall good, a few minor things but hey, life isn't perfect.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons well thought out and very well delivered. Very approachable and just generally all round good fun.

Review from Lesley
Lesley
Derby, United Kingdom
June 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed here in may/June - which is low season - so town was very quiet. But everything was open - good range of restaurants, and few supermarkets. The local pizzeria deserves special mention - it was a really really good pizza! Other tip - rent a car if you're staying here. Public transport limits your mobility a lot.
The house I stayed in was nice - simple accommodation, with everything you need.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were quite varied as I had lessons from 3 different instructors. All were very nice and looked after all the students well. The beach was great with consistently, perfect size waves!

Review from Jo
Jo
London
June 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

House was value for money and in a good location. Nice little town and lovely people

Review from Henry
Henry
York
June 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The staff were amazing. They were really helpful and always went the extra mile. The house was very nice.The town was very nice and pleasant. On the whole we had a great time. The staff going the extra mile really made the holiday extra special. 


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were really good. We went from not being able to stand up on a wave to turning front and backside within 3 to 4 days Towards the end of the week we would have liked some more time in the sea to practice what we had learnt as we had the same lessons repeated a few times.

Review from Frazer
Frazer
London
June 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was great, clean and spacious. Great value for money. The town was good however it does not have a cash machine.


How were the surf lessons with Zoopark Surf School?

     

Surf lessons were brilliant the instructors knew their stuff and the beaches were beautiful.

Review from Oliver
Oliver
London, United Kingdom
May 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Cosy, quiet town that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Decent restaurants within walking distance and 2 supermarkets. No bars or nightlife but the surf school occasionally throws a party.

Make sure to rent a car from the airport - a taxi from Arrecife to Playa de Famara is 40 euros each way, but it’s only 130 euros to rent a car for a whole week! And there are many sights to see in Lanzarote after a tough day of surfing.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Instructors were world class. Marcio, Manu and the crew are excellent instructors who not only coach you but help to push you and fix your mistakes. They also cover a good mix of theory which is a much better way to spend the time when the conditions aren’t ideal. 5 star course.

Review from Bev
Bev
London, UK
May 2019

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The surf house was clean,bright and well equipped. Everyone was really friendly and helpful, (for example they sorted out a plug adapter for me as I'd forgotten mine). It was great value for money.
The beach at Famara is beautiful and the village is quite remote and un-touristy. This is mostly great, but can be a bit limiting if you have no transport(there are a few buses), particularly if the weather isn't great,(which I appreciate is unusual).
So all in all I enjoyed my stay.


How were the surf lessons with Zoopark Surf School?

     

The surf beach at Famara is beautiful. We had some nice days and some stormy days which they say is uncharacteristic. The instructor offered paddle boarding as an alternative for one of the days. I enjoyed it overall.

Review from Sara
Sara
Cardiff
May 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great time in Lanzarote thanks. The people in Famara and at Zoopark were really lovely and friendly.
I thought the accommodation could have been serviced better, i.e. cleaning, bins, toilet paper etc. It was like a hostel in that people were coming and going on different days, but like a self-contained apartment in that you were expected to clean up and take bins out. It's fine to have a clear-up-after-yourselves policy, IF everyone sticks to it, which of course they don't!

Famara was a really nice place to stay in that it was small and friendly so everyone went to one bar every night and got to know each other. My friends and I hired a car which I would definitely recommend doing- super cheap (through Autoreisen) and great for a trip to the spa if the weather is bad! We had one day off and drove down to Playa Blanca which was nice, but makes you appreciate the lack of tourists in Famara! I liked that some of the instructors socialised with guests in the evenings; they took us to a little restaurant with really delicious food in La Santa one night, and we drank with them in the bar most nights. 

All in all I met some lovely people and had a great time despite the weather. 


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons I enjoyed! I found the waves huge, and not great for beginners, but that probably depends partly on the weather. The instructors (Lenny, Patchi?) were lovely, good fun and helpful and we had a laugh with them.
The beach was beautiful, especially with the dramatic mountainous backdrop.

Review from Emile
Emile
London, United Kingdom
April 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Town was very quiet, good for what I needed, but if you want nightlife, go somewhere else. Restaurants were overall quite good....but again nothing social stays open late here, so be prepared to think out of the box for your entertainment when the sun goes down.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were great, instructors looked after you at the beach and off...gave lots of insights and I was surfing in no time at all. Beach was amazing...so beautiful.

Review from Kathleen
Kathleen
Fowey, United Kingdom
April 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great location of accommodatuon for surfing and town area all walking distance . The staff were very good from transfer to looking after our needs.Ksenia was above and very good helping us with every need. I would definately stay with company again.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The Instructors were absolutely fantastic , I am beginner and also not very agile and all the instructors were professional but extremely helpful and went over board to help me with getting right surf board, suit to make my experience good I made excellent progress, I would definately book again with zoo famara if those guys were teaching , fantastic , also conditions were strong winds and strong currents they helped me every day 24/7 and even helped carry my board when I was struggling, kept an eye on me at all times and even if they were not teaching me, thankyou guys brilliant experience I will be back

Review from Alessia
Alessia
London, United Kingdom
April 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very cool and comfortable accommodation. I had all I needed close to home, even the beach! :D I had a proper introduction and instructors are very competent. So much fun all day long!
Supermarkets are a bit expensive, but it's normal on an island. Restaurants are cheap compared with what you can have from supermarkets. There is a vegetarian restaurant very good!


How were the surf lessons?

     

All of them are very professional and competent. They motivate you to don't give up so much! I appreciated a lot.

Review from Alessia
Alessia
London, United Kingdom
April 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very cool and comfortable accommodation. I had all I needed close to home, even the beach! :D I had a proper introduction and instructors are very competent. So much fun all day long!
Supermarkets are a bit expensive, but it's normal on an island. Restaurants are cheap compared with what you can have from supermarkets. There is a vegetarian restaurant very good!


How were the surf lessons?

     

All of them are very professional and competent. They motivate you to don't give up so much! I appreciated a lot.

Review from Andrew
Andrew
London, United Kingdom
April 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

- simple and basic but very comfortable. The apartment I stayed at had a rooftop terrace with a BBQ facilities which was great.
- ‎one night they organised a rooftop BBQ for all of the surf school which was a lot of fun.
- staff were very helpful.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons:
- As someone who has been on-and-off again surfing for the last 20 years, I had doubts as to whether I would get anything out of the lessons.
- ‎Fortunately I was wrong. I had Manu as a instructor and he was excellent. Despite having surfed for years, I learnt so much from him and would strongly recommend taking his lessons to improve your technical abilities.
- ‎He also had a great attitude (was passionate about teaching/helping), spoke excellent English and really pushed me to improve myself. These lessons were the highlight of the trip.

Kite lessons
- I had 3 lessons booked but only took 2 because unluckily the wind conditions were not good enough when I was there (I was refunded for my extra lesson not taken).
- ‎The instructor Juan was an excellent teacher, and had great communication. Unfortunately for the second lesson I took, there were 4 people split between him despite it being advertised as 'Maximum of 2 students per instructor' (the other instructor did not show up). This was a bit disappointing, and despite the best efforts of Juan as a sole teacher to make sure everyone was covered, I did not feel the lesson justified the price.

Review from Nat
Nat
Devon
April 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a fab time thanks.
 
So the accommodation was great. However, it wasn't very clean, we never got our sheets changed and we had to buy our own toilet paper! We did talk to various people about this and it did get cleaned eventually. 
We loved all the people we met and the staff were great fun and easy - going and nothing was a problem, we made some real friends for life.

The beach was lovely and the view of those mountains are absolutely incredible. We did go to other beaches like Player Blancha (which we were not that impressed about) but there was another beach Player Papayoga (cant spell it) which was gorgeous. 
 


Teguise is a gorgeous little town and we drove through the Island in-between the Volcanoes and stopped off one night in the pitch black by one of the volcanoes and the stars were incredible.
So overall, we had a great time and would go back again, just need it to be a bit cleaner :)


How were the surf lessons?

     

They made a real effort to have fun and were very flexible with the surf lessons which were great.
 
One instructor couldn't speak English that great but it was funny and we eventually got what he was trying to say.


The lessons were great and they made a real effort for us to get the most out of them. They made us feel as safe as we could given the bad weather we had some days but the surf was quite rough and the beach was quite stony (I guess you cant really do anything about that). 

A few days the weather was so bad the instructors were kind enough to take us to a Spa for two afternoons and then for dinner in a town La Santa which was just perfect, we had such a laugh.
 


Review from Brandon
Brandon
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
March 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation was exactly as described. Clean, comfortable and very close to the beach.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were excellent. Manu and Jose were great and explaining concepts and pointing out bad habits. I am a better surfer now than I was which is exactly what I wanted. The beach was great with lots of room.

Review from Claire
Claire
Streatham, United Kingdom
February 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was as expected. Common areas are nice. Clean.
Local area was quiet, would recommend getting a car as if you are there for a long period you might find there is not much to do and it is easier to explore with a car. However I loved this, as after a long day of surfing I was happy to chill out.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were great. The instructors were informative, helpful and great fun too. I learnt a lot in five days and would definitely go to the school again.

Review from Genevieve
Genevieve
Tempo, United Kingdom
February 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed in Marley house, it was just a few minutes walk from the beach and close to shops and cafes.

The house was very similar to other surf hostels in which I have stayed and had a cool friendly vibe.

Famara is quite a quiet village but has plenty of places to eat and some bars.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf instruction was good and I have been able to put some of the tips I learned into practice at home already.

Review from Aleksandrs
Aleksandrs
Riga, Latvia
February 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We got lucky as they moved us to an apartment for our own for our days. Apartments are really close to the ocean and restaurants. Everything was clean and there was everything what you need.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons were really great, i was taking a private coach and he was looking after me, i got a lot of nice expirience

Review from Aimee
Aimee
Wisbech, United Kingdom
February 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation is pretty basic, lovely rooftop to chill out in the sun. I was a bit worried because the house is mixed (guys downstairs, girls upstairs) but there's no locks on the doors or lockers so bring a padlock if you have anything expensive. The pizzeria is great and there's a little shop 2 minutes down the road, everything is pretty much on one road next to the beach. Elsy (owner) picked me up from the airport, she was incredibly welcoming so I felt at ease straight away!


How were the surf lessons?

     

I loved my surf lessons, I did 3 days and for 2 of them I was the only student so I learnt a lot! I had two different instructors and both were really good, on my last day I took my GoPro and Manu filmed me and took some pictures which was really nice. The conditions on my first day and my last day were completely different so it was challenging to learn in both but an amazing experience. Manu is a really relaxed and fun instructor, he always gave me the option to surf as much or as little as I wanted.

Review from Sylwia
Sylwia
Bristol , United Kingdom
December 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Love the village, very nice place


How were the surf lessons?

     

The instructors were looking after me and gave me tips how to improve, so very happy.

Review from James
James
london, United Kingdom
December 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very cool house and town. Needs a BBQ!


How were the surf lessons?

     

They good .. Excellent

Review from Christopher
Christopher
Manchester, United Kingdom
December 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Excellent relaxed atmosphere in Morrison house. It was clean and tidy with everything you might need. The roof terrace is an awesome spot to chillout and watch the sunset with a beer after a full days surf. Famara has the vibe of a real surf town. I.e everyone has a surfboard, with wetsuits drying outside most houses. Restaurants were good in Famara but I'd recommend hiring a car (cheap) to visit some of the other towns too.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I went to Famara having surfed in Scotland for about 3 years and wanting to improve. Manu, who I had 5 days worth of lessons with, checked out my surfing and gave heaps of brilliant advice on where to improve. He'd join me on the line up to check out my take off and riding of each wave. Despite having a mixture of surfing experience in the group, he balanced the lessons well so everyone got the maximum out of each day within their comfort zones. I felt confident surfing the biggest waves of my life and felt I could hold my own in the line up. Vale!

I was pretty lucky with the waves. Nice offshore breeze most days, combined with a decent swell made for some epic, really fun sessions where I could notice the improvements in my surfing day by day.
Would highly recommend Zoopark.

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Number of people: 40
Bath Towels
DVD
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Roof top terrace
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
Bicycle rental
SUP
Yoga
Single Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

One bed single Room, ubicated in Hendrix Surfhouse, two blocks from the School, 200 mts aproximated from the beach.
Its ubicated on a surfhouse with two floors to share; that has a terrace with barbecue a nice place to be, with Kitchen, living room and bathroom. It has all the appliance that you need to stay comfortable, we give you sheets and towels.

Double/Twin Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Double/Twin Room, ubicated in one of our surfhouse, close to the beach. The surfhouse has a terrace with barbecue a nice place to be, with Kitchen, living room and bathroom. It has all the appliance that you need to stay confortable, we give you sheets and towels.

4 Bed Room
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 4

4 Bed Room, ubicated in one of our surfhouse, close to the beach. The surfhouse has a terrace with barbecue a nice place to be, with Kitchen, living room and bathroom. It has all the appliance that you need to stay confortable, we give you sheets and towels.

4 Bed Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 4

4 Bed Room, ubicated in one of our surfhouse, close to the beach. The surfhouse has a terrace with barbecue a nice place to be, with Kitchen, living room and bathroom. It has all the appliance that you need to stay confortable, we give you sheets and towels.

6 Bed Room
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 6

6 Bed Room, ubicated in one of our surfhouse, close to the beach. The surfhouse has a terrace with barbecue a nice place to be, with Kitchen, living room and bathroom. It has all the appliance that you need to stay confortable, we give you sheets and towels.

6 Bed Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 6

6 Bed Room, ubicated in one of our surfhouse, close to the beach. The surfhouse has a terrace with barbecue a nice place to be, with Kitchen, living room and bathroom. It has all the appliance that you need to stay confortable, we give you sheets and towels.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Arrecife Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €25
  • Price for more than 4: €40
  • - Nearest Airport: Arrecife Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 25km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 30 minutes
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Marcio

I like surfing in Lanzarote because I believe it is a paradise on earth & love its nice temperatures all year round, it also sometimes remind me of Brazil, the place where I come from!

Main Surf Beach: Playa de Famara

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 4 hours per day and include: surfboard, wetsuit, rash vest, and a free picnic on the beach.
We pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the beach. Student ratio is 1:8. The beginner lessons are taught in waist deep water. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch "green" (unbroken) waves.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We'll pick you up every morning from your accommodation and take you to the best waves in the area for your ability. Each day includes 4 hours surf per day. This is included: surfboard, wetsuit, rash vest, and a free picnic on the beach.
Student ratio is 1:8. You'll learn how the waves are formed, how weather conditions create the surf and be given the step by step guidance to surf properly!!

Advanced Surf Lessons

We'll pick you up every morning from your accommodation and take you to the best waves in the area for your ability. Each day includes 4 hours surf per day. This is included: surfboard, wetsuit, rash vest, and a free picnic on the beach.
Student ratio is 1:8. With the help of the instructors, you'll learn all the tips to put your surfing in the next level!

Private Surf Lessons

"One to one" surf lessons. 2hrs long.
The faster way to learn how to surf. The instructor will be just for you

Surf Guide

You'll have a surf instructor just for you and we'll search together the best waves in the island for your level daily. 2 hours

Yoga

We offer yoga lessons on demand with our teacher Sandra Bozic. Join a lesson with us. You will love it!!

SUP Lessons

Each lesson last 3 hours. We go to different spots on the island depending on weather conditions,


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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

25°

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30°

JUL/AUG

32°

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30°

NOV/DEC

25°

The best waves occur in the north half of Lanzarote. The Island has consistent year round surf and 22 degree plus sunshine meaning you don't need a thick wetsuit and in the summer you can get by in a shortie or even just shorts!

Lessons often occur on the Lanzarote's most reliable surf beach, Playa de Famara, on the north west coast of the island. A beautiful white sand beach that stretches for 6km and is surrounded by the stunning Famara mountain range. Another great beginners area is the north east of the island in Arrieta.

Surfing Lanzarote is all about the north part of the island. The area from Playa de Famara to La Santa has been described by the Stromriders Surf Guide as "one of the best surf locations in Europe!" This stretch of Lanzarote picks up all the north and west swells and contains a mix of surf breaks facing numerous different directions. So no matter what way the wind is blowing there will always be a range of peaks to surf.

The more intermediate/ advance area is 'El Centro' in La Santa, in the north west and not far from Famara, it’s a solid reef break, best at high tide.

Travel around the north of the island and you will find many different breaks including some world class 'lava reefs'. Each September the WSL World Tour comes to town with the 6 star prime event. The worlds best surfers compete for the €125,000 in prize money.

Come Surf Lanzarote with us...

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