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Zopilote SurfCamp

Playa Manzanillo de Cobano, Manzanillo - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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The Place

Surf Camp

Shared & Private room options




Solo travellers

Nearest Wave
100 metres

The main camp house consists of a private bedroom and terrace with three single beds up stairs. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a spacious chill to out area with amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. The other four bungalows each contain 4 beds, a bathroom and a comfortable porch area. Our camp to area offers a beautiful atmosphere and promises you an easy to going surfing trip on and off the waves.


The surf camp is located on the coast of Manzanillo de Cobano on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, just a short drive away from the famous and touristic beach of Santa Teresa.

From San Jose airport take a taxi to bus terminal 7/10 in downtown San Jose, here there are direct buses (Transporte Cobano) that leave to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa at 6am and 2pm every day (approx $16US). Once in Cobano leave the bus and get a taxi to Manzanillo ($20US). It will take 6 hours all in. You can also fly to Tambor airport and get a taxi to our surf camp, takes 1 hour and cost approx $50US

  • Facilities
  • Room types
  • Getting there
  • Surf Lessons
  • Waves
  • Terms
Number of people: 21
24-Hour reception
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Pets allowed
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (included)
Horseback riding
Skateboard hire
Surf school

Additional Fees:

no additional fees


Depends what package you book, surf boards can be rented for as low as 70 € per week. Save airline transport fees and troubles and use one of our boards! We have a variety of beginner boards, longboards, malibus, mini-malibus and shortboards.
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Bungalow with bathroom and toilet

Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private Bungalow with bathroom and toilet

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 don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Tambor
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 18
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 45min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no 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.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day. Student ratio is 1:5 You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch unbroken wave.
Kids lessons are available at this level.
We teach in English, Spanish, Italian and German

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day. Student ratio is 1:4
Kids lessons are available at this level.
We teach in English, Spanish, Italian and German

Advanced Surf Lessons

Depends on your level, we will find the perfect break for you to improve your surfing with the best surf instructors.

Private Surf Lessons

Private surf lessons for individuals / 60 €.

Surf Guide

We bring you to a variety of local spots both hidden and well known! Every morning we pack our pick-up truck in search for the perfect surf break.

Surf spots between Manzanillo and Mal Pais

Surf spots between Manzanillo and Mal Pais

Level: All Levels

Santa Teresa: A very popular surf spot for surfers of all levels mainly beach breaks.
Playa del Carmen: Offers both rights and lefts surfing over sand.
Mal Pais: Here you can find world class point and reef breaks.
Playa Hermosa: An excellent beach for all levels! This wide and open white sand beach is everyone’s favorite!


  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.


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  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling you will not be charged the balance.

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