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Oasis Surf House Puerto Escondido

Blvd. Benito Juárez No. 6, Fracc. Rinconada, Puerto Escondido - Oaxaca - Puerto Escondido & Zipolite, Mexico

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Oasis Surf House Puerto Escondido
Reviews (7)
5 out of 5

Oasis Surf House provides accommodation in one of our 2 Surf Houses...

La Barca Surf House, a complex of 11 private units, is a combination of cozy one bedroom suites to larger family apartments with each unit having a distinctive name and providing a unique experience. Individual terraces, fully equipped kitchen, and large, comfortable common area with swimming pool are just some of the amenities the house offers.

Named after magnificent mango trees in the front yard, Mango Surf House hosts 4 cozy, fully equipped 1 or 2 bedroom private apartments each with their own terrace. Both of our Surf Houses are ideally located near the town center and within convenient walking distance from the school, the beach and cozy bars and restaurants. All utilities as well as unlimited bottled drinking water, coffee, WiFi, and 3 x weekly cleaning service are included in your stay at La Barca and Mangos.

During our summer swell season, we also offer guided surf trips to our southern coast. Please note that the shared rooms listed for Barra de la Cruz and Salina Cruz are ONLY for these surf trips and are not located in Puerto Escondido.

Location

Puerto Escondido is one of the most unique areas on the Oaxacan coast, in the southwest of Mexico. Here you will find the opportunity of learning both the language and the traditional culture, while also enjoying the magnificent beaches of its coastline.

Oasis Surf & Language School is located in Rinconada, a quiet neighbourhood with an eclectic choice of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Our home beach "Carrizalillo" is just a 5 minutes walk away from our homebase. If you would like to discover the other beaches of Puerto Escondido, they are just a short (and very inexpensive) taxi or collectivo ride away.

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7 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Anonymous
Anonymous

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I absolutely loved this place. I booked 3weeks of surf and spanish course in Oasis with accommodation in La Barca! La Barca is an amazing place. Very comfy and clean rooms with great bathrooms! I had one with the kitchen on the balcony which was perfect! The place also has a common big kitchen outside next to the pool where you usually meet up with others and chat. You know how it is when you are booking accommodation and see pictures of the place online-it usually looks better on the pics then in reality. In this case the reality was better then the pics!
Sol and Roger the owners were great and very very helpful! The ladies that are cleaning La Barca and rooms are very sweet and lovely and it was fun to practice Spanish with them. Oasis school was only 5mins walk from La Barca.

How were the surf lessons?

     

I have never surfed before and was little nervous about it but all went very well and I enjoyed my surfing a lot at the end. I am not a huge exercise fun and so was not in perfect condition for surfing to start with. Paddling back to the ocean was not easy but after few days I got better and better. When there were fast and frequent waves that would not let you go back so easily instructors would swim and come to help you. They also know very well which beach has the good condition for your level on the day and will take you there. I am happy I have done the course and will definitely continue surfing.
I had great time in Puerto Escondido and met very nice people with Oasis. The town and its beaches are so so pretty!
I will be back.

Review from Jieun
Jieun
Long Island City, United States of America
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I loved Puerto Escondido with its less touristy streets, amazing food, and amazing waves. Oasis surf school was a fantastic choice for me and the others I met, with all the essentials provided.

It's no 5-star hotel, but it's perfect for every surfer, and clearly they put a lot of thought into it. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, and every day there are events--like yoga or pilates on the rooftop of La Barca (one of the lodging options) during a scenic sunset and a surprise event every Thursday (the one I went to was a visit to a local mezcal factory).

This is in addition to all of the attractions, beautiful beaches, and fun nightlife all within walking distance--there was no shortage of things to do every single day. I stayed for a week, but would go back and stay longer in a heartbeat.

How were the surf lessons?

     

I just loved the surf lessons at Oasis. The instructors are friendly, fun, and extremely knowledgeable, and try to help you every step of the way. Juan, my phenomenal instructor, stuck with me all week and helped me learn and correct so much--I improved more in the single week than I did in months.

There are also several amazing beach options nearby. Instructors will pick the one with the best conditions that day, and either walk (if it's close) or drive with you there (on a fun surf mobile). And every Friday, there's an group coaching session too, during which instructors give you feedback and tips based on your surfing photos taken during the week. Free food and lots of fun.

Review from Sophie
Sophie
United Kingdom
June 2018
Travelled with friends

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Oasis is a home away from home, I have found another family in Mexico and I cannot wait to go back! This place became my paradise and I understand how everyone extends their time here. In true traveller fashion, myself (and my new best-friend of one week) sent an email enquiry on a Friday night and rocked up on the Sunday hoping something may be available. As always Sol (Wonder Women) bent over backwards to accommodate us with a host family (as we requested) and provided us with a jam packed Spanish, Surf and Fitness schedule starting the next day!

La Barca aka ‘The Mother-Ship’
If you are staying here, you are lucky! La Barca is a gorgeous complex of apartments, pool and common area. All rooms are equipped with fridge, coffee machine (and some self-contained kitchen or balcony). If you miss out on staying here fear not, the space is open to all guests of the surf and Spanish school also, to use the pool, chill out in the common area or even take your Spanish lessons here!

Puerto Escondido: Carrizalillo may actually be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it's tiny and if you go first thing in the morning you will have it all to yourself! Great for swimming, practicing your surf and a spot of snorkelling. Grab a coconut at dusk and watch the sunset behind the rocks = bliss!

PE is a great little town to learn Spanish the taxi drivers are great to practise with, they correct you and help you 'sound like a local'. This town is friendly, welcoming and if you look hard enough has some decent coffee. I genuinely want to live here on day and admire those who have built the town up to hip, surfer town. Say hi to Victor in the ‘we make anything and everything’ café next door and Carlos in the bottle shop!

PE Extras:
- Smoked fish tacos 'El Viejo' – best cameron taco in Mexico and located right across from Mangos House!
- Mezcal Cocktails (made by Eric) at Villa Carrizalillo
- Luna Rosa – quite possibly the best pizza outside of Italy
- Outdoor Cinema at Club de Villa Sol - great arty films in the most beautiful setting for FREE
- Have a weekend away to quieter spots La Barre, Chicahua or Mazunte.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf: All the instructors are professional, passionate and enthusiastic! The school is a unit in the sea, the students and instructors are always cheering each other on at the line-up, saluting each other’s success or in my case applauding my latest wipeout. We all go out together, stay together and encourage each other to go that little bit further or take that slightly bigger wave. This level of confidence, awareness of safety and skill cannot be achieved without the attention and relationships with your surf instructor. They are all passionate and talented surfers (and body borders) and this is infectious to all the learners. Obviously there is still an element of competition and my instructor, Juan was the best!!!

Added extras (INCLUDED in the surfing package):
- Fitness classes (Mon-Fri): are social and will leave you feeling great! Each a specific to improving surf fitness and techniques including endurance, circuit and swimming however my absolute favourite has to be Friday night Zumba!
- Coaching Sessions: I have taken part in surf holidays before but this was the first time I had experienced a genuine analytical approach to technique and how to improve. You spend Friday evening reviewing your photos with the instructors and get feedback on where to go next. For someone looking to improve their surf, this is invaluable.

If you are not happy for any reason, simply say something! Change your surf instructor, fancy a trip somewhere, idea for a surprise me event, request a new Spanish teacher - no request is too much and this school. Sol and Roger and the whole team work very hard to ensure you have the best experience! I would like to thank them all for making me feel so at home!

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Review from Margaret
Margaret
Toronto, Canada
April 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Loved Puerto Escondido... the place has a positive energy that makes you want to go back. The people were super nice everywhere, food was great, everything was easy and relaxed. Loved it :) The accommodation was great... at Mango House you feel like you are living in a forest because of the huge mango tree in the courtyard and the very expressive birds living in it. Clean and safe too (at first I wasn't sure about staying there as a single woman, because it is a short walk from the La Barca building, but very quickly I discovered that it is totally safe and I walked at night by myself all the time).

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were great. Waves were great for beginners. Beautiful beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Group video analysis sessions were very helpful. It was also nice to get input from different instructors, not just one, to get different perspectives.

Review from Richard H
Richard H
Colorado
January 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Before I start the review I just want to say that if you're still thinking about visiting Puerto Escondido, stop thinking, and just do it. I was in Puerto for 32 days and had an amazing time, great food, great weather, great beaches, and super friendly people. Just blown away with the whole Oasis experience, stayed at beautiful La Barca and got to meet great people from all over the world who share similar interests to me. Sol and Roger are great hosts, the Christmas potluck is a great memory. I will be back 100%.

How were the surf lessons?

     

I come from a snowboarding background and came down to Puerto as a solo traveler to live out my surfing dream. I did lessons at Oasis the entire time. Started at 1 lesson per day the first 2 weeks to build up some strength and then 2 lessons per day the last two weeks. The instructors are great, huge thank you to Luis who was my primary instructor and whose enthusiasm and patience really helped me progress. I also had some lessons with Chris who is great and I was there for a month and got the chance to interact with all the instructors. All funny, patient, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic not much more you can ask for.

Review from Stephanie
Stephanie
Thunder Bay, Canada
November 2017
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We stayed in the Mango House which was perfect for us, and a 5 minute walk from the school and la Barca house (for fitness classes and other activities). It is a 2 bedroom apartment with a great kitchen and bathroom. It overlooks a couryard with beautiful mango trees. It is located very centrally, near the restaurants and grocery shops, but away from the tourist areas. The location is residential, across the street from a school, a huge new church, and a public gathering place. Roger's family lives in this complex, so you don't feel like an isolated tourist. The apartment does not have air conditioning, but the ceiling fans provide much needed relief from the heat. We were never too hot once they were turned on. Mini, who cleaned the apartment every second day, was always smiling and a joy to speak to.

Puerto Escondido (PE): This is still a truly Mexican town. There are no American hotel chains or restaurants in sight. You can walk virtually everywhere, or take a taxi if you wish to go to some of the less central beaches like La Punta. There are smaller beaches like Carrizalillo and Puerto Angelito with beach side restaurants and bars, or the main surf beach, Zicatela, lined with top quality restaurants and nightlife. The public transportation in and out of PE is reliable and frequent. The restaurants are excellent. You can choose between street side tacos and elegant dining. The only different is the price. The quality was pretty consistent at every restaurant. There are also great things to do without going too far out of town.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The lessons were semi-private: one teacher for my husband and me, and one for the kids. However, on the first day each of our children had their own instructor. I assume that this was to ensure the competency of our kids in the water - a much appreciated gesture. We learned so much and had a blast. The instructors (Chris, Barci and David) were excellent and fun to be with. With safety always on the top of their minds, they provided enthusiastic lessons and constant feedback. Although the lessons are semi-private, the school's other students and instructors are at the same surf spot each day. This provides for a fun and encouraging environment. One of the best beginner spots was very busy, so the school opted to take us to a quieter surf beach, which we had virtually to ourselves. It was nothing short of awesome. A photographer was on site each week taking beautiful photos. These were for the Friday night dinner and feedback session with Roger and the instructors (excellent as well), and are also wonderful souvenirs of our trip. Sol and Roger run a top quality and very professional business in an authentically Mexican city. They have a wonderful team of surf instructors, Spanish teachers, and other staff. We hope to return again next year!!!

Review from Cindy
Cindy
Texas
October 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I booked the 2 weeks Surf package in a month of advance and got to stay at La Barca Surf House. If I could I would stay here longer. Roger, Sol, and the front desk girls (Betty and Annina) did a fantastic job accommodating my needs. Some people chose home stay, mango house, or stayed near La Punta but I liked La Barca for the convenience. It's only a 3 minutes walk to the Oasis school and is really close to the strip of shops, minimarkets, and restaurants on Benito Jaurez.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The school offers 3 classes: 7am, 10:30am, and 3pm. The 7am surf lessons were my favorite - not too hot and the sun doesn't blind you when you're waiting in the lineup facing the waves. Depending on the swells, we'll surf behind the school at Playa Carrizalillo or ride the school's trucks to La Punta. All of the instructors are talented and passionate about surfing. They'll pick waves best suited to your level and protect you against some crazy kooks. For most of my 2 weeks stay, Barchi was my surfing instructor and I had a grand ol' time getting to know Puerto's El Capitan Torpedo. I'll definitely be back for more surfing lessons in the future!

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Bath Towels
Kitchen
Kitchenette
WIFI (free)
Gym / Fitness Centre
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
BBQ Facilities
Fitness Classes
Pilates
Surf school
Yoga

Extras:

Air Condition: 10 USD / night => available in some of the rooms . Please let us know at the time of booking.
La Barca or Mangos: Single suite/apartment for 1 person
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Private accommodation for 1 person located in either La Barca Surf House or Mangos Surf House. Both houses belong to Oasis and are located in the same neighborhood very close to the beach and Rinconada boulevard, where you will find cozy bars and restaurants as well as our surf and Spanish school.
In our Surf Houses all of our suites and apartments provide unlimited bottled drinking water, coffee, wifi internet and cleaning service 3 x weekly. All of our apartments have private kitchens, while our 4 suites at La Barca share a very large, common kitchen. In all cases, all rooms are equipped with a mini to fridge.
Air conditioning can be requested for an extra cost.

La Barca or Mangos: Double suite/apartment for 2 people
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private accommodation for 2 people located in either La Barca Surf House or Mangos Surf House. Both houses belong to Oasis and are located in the same neighborhood very close to the beach and Rinconada boulevard, where you will find cozy bars and restaurants as well as our surf and Spanish school.
In our Surf Houses all of our suites and apartments provide unlimited bottled drinking water, coffee, wifi internet and cleaning service 3 x weekly. All of our apartments have private kitchens, while our 4 suites at La Barca share a very large, fully to equipped common kitchen. In all cases, all rooms are equipped with a mini to fridge.
Air conditioning can be requested for an extra cost.
Double rooms can be with two single beds or with 1 double bed, let us know your preferences.

2 night Surf trip to Barra de la Cruz - Friday arrival only
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 2

**For the Barra de la Cruz surf trip only** 2 nights in the best hotel of the local area (Friday and Saturday night). It has an amazing beach view, swimming pool, common area, cleaning service, fans, 24 hour reception and security. There will be 2 people per room, as each room consists of 2 single beds and a private bathroom.

2 night Surf Camp Salina Cruz - Friday arrival only
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 3

**Salina Cruz surf trip ONLY** 2 nights of accommodation in a Surf Camp in Salina Cruz (Friday and Saturday night) with common area, pool and games area in a beautiful terrace with view to the surf peaks, cleaning service, fans and 24 hours reception and security. Each room consists of 2 or 3 single beds (so will be shared between 2 or 3 people) and a private bathroom.

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: Puerto Escondido
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 2
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 5 minutes
  • - 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.

Instructors

Roger Ramirez

Cristian Bravo

Francisco Calleja

"It is called the Mexican Pipeline, and for good reason. Tucked into a curving part of the southern half of Mexico's Pacific Coast, Zicatela is the main surf beach in Puerto Escondido. Like a machine, it produces perfect wave upon perfect wave." With beaches suitable for all levels, transparent warm water with perfect waves, Puerto is a great surfing destination that you must try!

Main Surf Beach: La Punta de Zicatela, Carrizalillo beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

Lessons are 2 hours of duration and on an ample schedule every day of the week from Monday to Saturday.
Only to 2 students per instructor in order to ensure safe and fun surf experience! Lessons are conducted in both English and Spanish, and for all levels and ages. We also offer a kids Summer Camp program in June and July - contact us for further information!

Beginner Surf Lessons

Lessons are 2 hours of duration and on an ample schedule every day of the week from Monday to Saturday.
Only to 2 students per instructor in order to ensure safe and fun surf experience! Lessons are conducted in both English and Spanish, and for all levels and ages.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Intermediate and advanced surfers will be taken to other beaches suitable for their level. Roger Ramirez will coach them and take pictures of their session to use for technique analysis.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Intermediate and advanced surfers will be taken to other beaches suitable for their level. Roger Ramirez will coach them and take pictures of their session to use for technique analysis.

Private Surf Lessons

Private surf lessons are available for surfers of all ability levels from beginner through advanced. Lessons are 2 hours in duration and include all equipment and transportation.

Surf Guide

We offer surf guiding services in various durations from half day through to several day surf trips to our southern coastline. All transportation is included, and equipment if needed. Depending on the length of the trip, food and accommodation may also be included. Please contact us for more details.


Carrizalillo

Carrizalillo

Level: Beginner

This is a small bay with two very nice waves. A left, more suitable for beginners and a right, more for intermediate and advance surfers.
This beach works better during the summer and with big swells.

Zicatela

Level: Advanced

Famous Mexican beachbreak aka 'The Mexican Pipeline'; a right and a left are shown in the main pic. Fast, heavy, hollow wave, suitable for only advanced surfers during the summer months, but sometimes for intermediate surfers during the periods of small waves during the winter season.

La Punta

La Punta

Level: All Levels

Beautiful left point break. Ideal for all levels, depending on the swell.

Tierra Blanca

Tierra Blanca

Level: All Levels

Uncrowded beach break, perfect waves, works better with small swell, during the winter season

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