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Zopilote SurfCamp

Playa Manzanillo de Cobano, Manzanillo - North Pacific - Tamarindo, Nosara & Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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The Place

Surf Camp

Shared & Private room options

Couples

Families

Groups

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.

Location

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
Kitchen
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (included)
Hiking
Horseback riding
Skateboard hire
Snorkeling
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

no additional fees

Extras:

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.
Bungalow
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Bungalow with bathroom and toilet

Bungalow
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!

Surf conditions in North Pacific - Tamarindo, Nosara & Santa Teresa:

Beginners:

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Intermediates:

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Advanced:

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

31°

MAR/APR

32°

MAY/JUN

30°

JUL/AUG

32°

SEP/OCT

32°

NOV/DEC

31°

The norther Pacific side of Costa Rica is best know for its fun waves rather than epic 10 foot advanced surf!

Air temperature in the north is the same year round 32°C. The seasons are divided in two: dry Season from December to April and wet season from May to November. Dry season is the busiest time for tourism in Costa Rica and they call it their summer.

The areas of Tamarindo, Nosara and Santa Teresa are year round surf destinations. The bigger swell season is from April to October. From December to March you tend to get smaller but clean 4 foot waves and is probably the best time to go. Wind is not usually a big factor but as with most places the morning will be best for glassy offshore conditions.

Surf beaches around Tamarindo
The main surf beach in the area is Playa Grande, a very consistent long beautiful beach break for intermediates. La Casita across the estuary is a fast beach break. El Estero is the fast rivermouth, great for longboarder surfers.

Surfing Tamarindo beach itself is great for all levels with Pico Pequeno & Pico Grande for more advanced. Further south is Playa Langosta, rocky underneath the surface and offering fun waves. Playa Avellanas is the most stunning beach in the area and suits all standards. One of Costa Roca's best. Playa Negra further south is an excellent right hand reef break over crystal clear water.

Surf beaches around Nosara
The main surf beach in Nosara is Playa Guiones. It is a swell magnet, an ultra consistent beach break with many peaks. Playa Samara is also great for beginners, a gentle wave and a good longboard spot. Playa Pelada is a sandy beach but the break is reef and is better for intermediate to advanced. Further north is Ostional offering heavier hollow waves for the more experienced. Marbella is more remote, a beachbreak and long left point break.

Surf beaches around Santa Teresa
Playa El Carmen is the most popular spot in this laid back Santa Teresa surf area. It is an excellent open beach break for all standards. Surfing Playa Santa Teresa is a mix of sand and volcanic rock which create some barrel riding waves. Hermosa offers gentler waves, an excellent spot for beginners.

That's just a few of the many ideal surf breaks you can experience when on a surfing holiday in Tamarindo, Nosara or Santa Teresa. Come Surf with us...

PAYMENT

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  • Your balance is due at check in.

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