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COSTA rica

Surf Camp


Visit Costa Rican, beaches with constant surf and year-round warm water temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius (80 F) and a ‘chill and surf’ atmosphere. It is a true paradise here in Manzanillo!

In fact, you will find some of the most beautiful and uncrowded beaches in Costa Rica. We are located a short drive away from the famous and touristic beach of Santa Teresa.

Enjoy Costa Rica´s nightlife or try some of the tasty, local food like `gallo pinto`! Take your time and find out what Zopilote Surf Camp  has to offer!


The surf camp is located on the coast of Manzanillo de Cobano on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Straight on the beach!

Join our long lists of more than satisfied guests and experience the ‘PURA VIDA’ surfing trip with Zopilote. Our surfing bed & breakfast offers you amazing views, daily shuttles to different surf spots and an experience you will never forget.

Surfers, boys and girls, welcome to Zopilote Surf Camp!


During your surfing trip to Costa Rica you will be accommodated and entertained by our facilities. You’ll never forget the wildness of the tropical forests, the endless horizon of the Pacific Ocean and the many nearby surf breaks. 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-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-area offers a beautiful atmosphere and promises you an easy-going surfing trip on and off the waves.


There will be served a daily breakfast to provide you with the needed power for the surf. On five evenings the crew prepares a delicious dinner. For the other meals we suggest to check out the local restaurants with its affordable authentic Coast Rican kitchen. The hand-picked exotic fruits like papaya, mango, oranges and limes from our garden are one of the highlights in your morning muesli or in your sunset cocktail.


Lay down and enjoy majestic buzzards called ‘Zopilotes’ gliding through the sky… or listen to music, play fuze ball or wildlife watching in the Parque Nacional Cabo Blanco or visit the beautiful waterfalls in Montezuma. Additionally, the camp facilities include a slack line, mini ramp, yoga platform and the legendary 'Sit's Bar'. ATV, fishing, horseback tours, canopy tours, yoga, skate, hiking, full moon party 

surf equipment

Depending on your booked deal you can choose from the camp quiver, that offers everything from short board up to long boars or you bring your own surf board along. Of course we will not need a proper wetsuit. Just bring Boardies or Bikinis. To ensure the best results for our surf students, our maximal group capacity is only 3-4 people. This place suits beginners and surfers of all levels!


Depending on your booked deal

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. Our home break is located in Playa Manzanillo de Cobano. This is a great place to surf and one of the last uncrowded surfing beaches in the area. There are consistent beach break, lefts and rights, when it's small. Also there are two reef breaks which get fast & hollow with big swells. Other beaches around Playa Manzanillo that are included in the Zopilote Surf Tours are:

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!


Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica. Take a taxi to the bus terminal 7/10 in downtown San Jose.

From there direct Buses (Transport Cobano) leave to Mal Pais / Santa Teresa. Every day 6am and 2pm for about 16 US Dollar. Leave the bus in Cobano and take a taxi to Manzanillo (20 USD).

The Trip will take about 6H. If you have any question, contact us.


Arriving late in San Jose late afternoon or night, you  ight want to stay at one of the hotels or backpackers. We recommend staying at 'Los Volcanos en Alujela'

near the airport. Friendly and affordable, they also offer a free shuttle to the airport. For reservation call (506) 2441 0525. Another convenient and faster but more expensive option is to take a local flight to Tambor (25min.) then take a taxi to the camp. (1h / 50 USD) Check Sansa or Nature Air for details.

This exciting journey is the beginning of an unforgettable surf adventure!

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