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Surf House Sanvi

Barrio Boria 13, San Vicente de la Barquera - Santander & Somo, Spain
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Surf House Sanvi
Reviews (7)
5 out of 5

Our hostel for surfers is situated on the first floor of a typical house surrounded by the green cantabric hills in San Vicente de la Barquera.

The Surf House is set in an exclusive location offering unique views of the ocean, San Vicente’s lagoon, the Oyambre natural park and Picos de Europa mountains.

Our Surf House offers 3 welcoming shared rooms with ocean or lagoon vistas, 2 comfortable bathrooms with bathtub, a kitchen, a terrace and a chill to out area where you can relax after a hard surf session. You can make new friends, watch surf videos or use the free WiFi.

The Surf House also disposes of a large garden where you are welcome to keep your surf board, wash and drain you wetsuit and enjoy a delicious barbecue with friends and other guest of the House.
All guests are welcome to use the kitchen freely at any time of day or night.

Abundant breakfasts will be available in the kitchen between 8.00am and 12.00pm.

Our surf house is 60 Km from Santander airport and we can arrange also a bus shuttle from the airport till the surf house and vice versa.

Location

San Vincente de la Barquera is still a not very known Spanish destination , with a typical Spanish life style and endless beaches in the many bays of Cantabria region, just 40 minutes to the west of Santander.

Old fishing lodge, San Vicente de la Barquera is one of the most picturesque views of the Cantabrian coast, with its beaches and the old town with the unique backdrop of the snow to capped peaks of the Picos de Europa.

The old town of San Vicente was declared of Cultural Interest of Cantabria in 1987, for his interesting monumental complex including the castle. It also has a magnificent set of beaches, such as Fuentes, Primera de San Vicente, El Rosal, El Tostadero, Merón and Gerra, and a beautiful estuary full of brightly colored boats and little boats.

The maritime vocation of San Vicente de la Barquera is also noticeable in its gastronomy, which includes excellent fish and seafood, which are the ultimate expression in sorropotún or marmita barquereña, a stew made with tuna and potatoes. Famous are also its many surf spots that allow all levels of surfing.

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7 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Vera
Vera
Berlin , Germany
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The place was clean and cozy, beautiful landscape around, really chill and calm. Also Roberto was always available for any questions/help/recommendations, which was a great thing. I enjoyed my short stay a lot and would definitely come back.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were very enjoyable, we were 3-6 people per instructor, so they had enough time for everyone.

Review from Felicity
Felicity
London
September 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Roberto is such a great host! He speaks really good English which was great for us Brits who don't know a word of Spanish! He organises day trips which are well worth a go - especially the canyoning. The beds are comfy and the views are incredible. It's a short walk into San Vicente so the hostel is ideal if you want to spend the evenings in the town. Thanks Roberto and Roberto number 2 for all your hospitality!

Review from Jenn Yi
Jenn Yi
London, United Kingdom
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation was slightly far from the centre or main beach, but they organised shuttles so that was fine. Would be great if you had a car to drive around.
Had a great view though, of the mountains and the water.
Town centre is rather small and easy to go around. Food was great in most places that we ate.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Had two different instructors. One had better English and taught better on the beach. The other Instructor gave better feedback as he looks at how you get up and stay on the board, as he pushes you through the waves.

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Review from Toni
Toni
Berlin
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The 2 Robertos were great hosts. We booked one day before arriving and all went well. The house was clean and we (5 persons) felt very comfortable. The breakfast is perfect with bread, cereals, muffins.
Coffee is ready every morning and we got every day a self-made cake which we appreciated very much.
The location is perfect with a great few on the mountains and to the sea. 10 min. by foot to the city where we got good recommendations from the hosts for restaurants and bars.
Roberto organized us also Neos and Surfboards for rent including surf lessons for a good price. We just were surfing but Roberto offers lots of other activities and gives recommendations for nice places in the region ("Thai-Beach", Cave, ...). And if the weather is bad, there´s a PlayStation with some games ;-) I would definitely book again!

Review from Maximilian
Maximilian
Wien - Austria
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We stayed 4 nights at the Surf house in San Vicente de la Barquera, and it was a pleasure :) We took the bus to the central Bus station in San vicente where Roberto picked us up and drove us to the house, if you go by feet it is around 15 minutes. The house is nicely decorated, in a lovely surf style und you feel comfortable right away when you walk in. The breakfast was awesome, everday Roberto made a cake, and there were many things from muffins to cereals to have for breakfast. All together, it was a really nice stay, and thanks Roberto for your hospitality!! :)

Review from Andrea
Andrea
Ancona - Italy
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

FANTASTICO. l'unica parola che mi viene in mente pensando a questo posto e alle persone che ci lavorano.
persone a dir poco fantastiche e disponibilissime a qualsiasi richiesta e informazione ( nel limite del possibile ).
ho passato 10 giorni in questa fantastica localita spagnola di fronte all'oceano e non posso far altro che consigliare a tutti di andare. sia per il posto ma anche e soprattutto per il clima cordiale e familiare che ti fanno provare i ragazzi.
poche volte mi sono trovato cosi bene in una vacanza... questa è stata una di quelle.
posto fantastico per rilassarsi, fare surf ( e tante altre atttivita ) e divertirisi al 100 %.
ANDATE
ps: un grazie di cuore ai due Roberto, e Benedetta della SurfHouseSanvi e a tutti i ragazzi fantastici che ho conosciuto in quei giorni

Review from Mari Luz
Mari Luz
Madrid
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

El mejor sitio para alojarse de la zona. Unas vistas sencillamente espectaculares y muy buen ambiente. Los dos Robertos son geniales y te hacen sentir como en familia en todo momento. Totalmente recomendable.
Muchas gracias por todo, chicos. Me he sentido como en casa. Echo de menos los bizcochos caseros para desayunar!!! :D
Un abrazo muy fuerte!! Espero veros de nuevo pronto!!

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Number of people: 20
24-Hour reception
Bath Towels
DVD
Heating
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Free shuttle bus to town centre
Laundry
Roof top terrace
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Packed lunches
Room service
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Darts
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mountain biking
Ping-pong
SUP
Surf school

Additional Fees:

No additional fees.

Extras:

Bus Shuttle from Santander airport (roundtrip) : 35€

La Blanca
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 7

La Blanca: 7 beds room (3 bunk beds and one single bed) with shared private bathroom

La Naranja
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 5

La Naranja: 5 beds room (2 bunk beds and one single bed) with shared bathroom

La Azul
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 5

La Azul: 5 beds room (2 bunk beds and one single bed) with shared bathroom

La Verde
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

La Verde : 4 beds room (2 bunk beds) with shared 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 provide Airport Transfers from and to Santander and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €70
  • Price for more than 4: €125
  • - Nearest Airport: Santander
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 60
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 45
  • - 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

Arjuna Zapatero

The many beach breaks in this area are immersed in the natural park of Oyambre, a nature reserve that will impress you for its colors and several waves along the coast! There are only 3 places is teh world where you can surf looking at the mountains with snow over the cliffs.

Main Surf Beach: Playa Meron

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

The course objective is for you to learn and understand the rules and security measures, recognise the tides, the currents, the different types of waves, overcome the broken waves, the rowing technique, the take off technique and the correct position of the body on the board.We have at least one teacher every six students

Beginner Surf Lessons

The course objective is for you to learn and understand the rules and security measures, recognise the tides, the currents, the different types of waves, overcome the broken waves, the rowing technique, the take off technique and the correct position of the body on the board.We have at least one teacher every six students

Intermediate Surf Lessons

The goal of the course, depending on the level of the student, is refining rowing and take off techniques, choosing the waves, refining the position on the peak, improving the position of the body according to the strength and shape of the wave and taking waves in frontside and backside.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Students with more advanced skills can refine or learn moves such as the cutback, floaters, re-entries, fast direction changes and carving.

Private Surf Lessons

With a private lesson we will refine the skills of teh student, creating a customized program.

Surf Guide


Playa Meron

Playa Meron

Level: All Levels

Playa Meron Consistent beach break with multiple peaks with fast walls and occasionally barrells. Smaller waves on the western side on the river mouth's sandbank protected from westerly winds, allowing an all conditions surf.

Playa Oyambre

Playa Oyambre

Level: All Levels

Playa Oyambre Long beach with several peaks. Work with all tides. A bit shelted from winds Western and South to western in the western part of the beach. Rarely crowded. Waves almost always present but a slightly smaller than the more exposed beaches.

Playa Gerra

Playa Gerra

Level: All Levels

Playa Gerra Exposed and constant beachbreak that runs frequently at almost all tides and can handle the wind from the north to east. Uncrowded.

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Rain

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24°

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Stretching from Santander to Bilbao has an incredible supply of surf breaks: from protected beaches and coves to those directly exposed to the rolling waves of the Cantabrian Sea.

Somo's main surf beach is Playa de Somo . It is a long white sandy beachbreak with many peaks that are perfect for learning how to surf and for intermediates surfers. It is probably place to base your self as Somo Surf camps are some of the best in Spain.

Santander's main surf beach is Santander (El Sardinero). It is also a beach break wave which is great for beginners and for intermediates.

Santa Marina, Breaking off the island of Santa Marina this wave is a world-class righthand reef break. Freight-train walls and barrel sections. Works from about 5 foot upwards meaning it is for the only the very experienced. Best on the rare combination of a large swell and a E or NE wind, usually only a few times a year. OK on all tides but dangerous rocks in front of take-off at low tide.

Langre Average beachbreak sheltered from strong SW and moderate W winds. Needs a reasonable swell to work. Low to mid tide only.

20 mins East is the surf town of Noja with Ris and Ajo surf beaches. Great for learning how to surf

Explore to the west and east and you will find incredible surf at Spain's most famous wave, the World Class wave Mundaka.

Come Surf Somo and Santander with us…

PAYMENT

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