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Costa Rica ➝ Puntarenas ➝ Cóbano

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Zopilote Surf Camp, where the heart of every surfer beats faster on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the guaranteed constant surf, neoprene-free, all year round in 27 degrees warm water, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and unique flora and fauna.

Founded in 2005, Zopilote Surf Camp is a dream turned reality for surfers by surfers. With a maximum of 16 guests, the camp, located just a two-minute walk from Playa Hermosa, offers a personalized and heartful experience.

The camp features four spacious, double-storey cabinas, an inviting pool, chill areas, and various spaces for relaxation, including hammocks and book sharing.

During your stay, enjoy accommodation in one of the four stylish cabinas, each offering four comfortable beds, air conditioning, a cozy lounge area, and a private bathroom with a shower. The unique architecture allows you to feel connected to the surrounding nature, providing a pleasant indoor climate with sustainable wooden elements.

Situated in the jungle just before Playa Hermosa, the camp offers a harmonious blend of howler monkeys, coconuts, waves, and captivating flora and fauna. Perfect for unwinding, the surroundings also offer cafes, a small supermarket, and various small offers. A 10-minute drive south leads to Santa Teresa, a bustling town with bars, restaurants, beach clubs, and surf shops.

Explore the excellent learning or skill-improving opportunities at Playa Hermosa, the camp's 'home break.' The beach break with constantly breaking waves caters to beginners and advanced surfers at any tide. Zopilote provides a variety of surfboards, from longboards to shortboards, ensuring an optimal experience for all.

Engage in flexible surf lessons with experienced local instructors who prioritize the joy of surfing. Small classes, with a maximum of four participants, ensure personalized attention. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced surfer, Zopilote Surf Camp adapts lessons to your individual level, offering dry training, safety rules, wave selection, paddling techniques, and more.

Explore your surfing style with Zopilote's wide range of surfboards, including Longboards, Mini-Malibu, Funboard, Fish, and Shortboards. Each board has its own character, allowing you to discover your preferred shape. If you prefer your own board, Zopilote offers a shelter for it. However, be mindful of transportation costs and safety, and feel free to check with the camp about the availability of a similar board in their quiver.

With Zopilote Surf Camp you can experience the pure vida lifestyle of Costa Rica!


  • Books
  • Soccer
  • Magazines
  • Television
  • WIFI
  • Common Room
  • Hot Water Showers
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Terrace
  • Effective
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Included
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Toaster
  • Yoga Mattress