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Zopilote Surf Camp

Surf Camp in Playa Manzanillo de Cobano, Costa Rica

main house
main houseLooking North towards MalpaisThe great waves of Playa Hermosa, Costa Ricabungalowbungalowchill areaocean viewYou'll have plenty of waves around Manzanillomain house Low tide looking back up towards the campZopilote is great for surf groups!Long, empty beaches with many empty waves

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About this property

Visit the Costa Rican beaches with guaranteed constant surf, year-round warm water temperatures around 27 degrees celsius (80 F) and a very 'surf and easy' atmosphere. It's a true paradise here in Playa Manzanillo!

In fact, you will find some of the most beautiful, clean and uncrowded beaches you have ever seen, not far away from the famous and touristic playa of Santa Teresa. Enjoy Costa Rica's nightlife or try some of the tasty, local food like "gallo pinto"!

The surf camp is located right on the coast at Playa Manzanllo de Cobano on the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula, which is the northern pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Our rooms can fit up to four people comfortably, there are two separate beds in the upper area and two more on the ground floor. The private bathroom contains a shower and a toilet. Each cabin has air conditioning, a sitting area, and a pool – right at the front door!

Choose your preferred package:

Standard Package
The standard package is perfect for those who have already gained surfing experience.

You’ve already had your first surf lessons and now you want to practice and optimise what you’ve learned? You are surf-hungry and want to spend as much time in the water
as possible? 

Then this is the package of choice for you.
We’ll help you pick the right waves at the right tide and, if you wish, explore the 9 kilometres long coastline from Playa Hermosa to Mal Pais once a day trying to find the
best conditions.

Additional surf lessons can be booked on-site as needed.


  • accommodation
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6x dinner
  • 1x surfguiding daily at various spots
  • Use of all facilities in the surf camp
  • WiFi
One week: 500 € per person
Two weeks: 900 € per person
Premium Package

We offer courses for every surf level. Whether beginner or advanced, this package will help you get the most out of your surf vacation.

Our surf lessons are open for a maximum of four participants to provide individually tailored surf coaching.

Our experienced local surf instructors teach all levels. Whether in the white water or outside in the line up — they will help you achieve the goals you set for yourself. 

Allow yourself a relaxed surf vacation the surf courses are flexible — just take a day off when needed.

  • accommodation
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6x dinner
  • 4x Surf lessons (2 hours each) / week
  • Surfboards for use
  • Use of all facilities in the surf camp
  • WiFi
One week: 700 € per person
Two weeks: 12
00 € per person


  • Budget
  • Boards Included
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Yoga
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Wireless Internet
  • Television
  • Outdoor Fire pit
  • Smoking Allowed


  • Spa
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife


Period Cost
Per Night $82
Per Week $569
Per Month Call for Info


This property is located near Playa Hermosa. Not to be confused with other beaches of the same name, this "beautiful beach" has a wide, smooth, flat sand bottom that makes it ideal for surf lessons and beginners - on the inside. It also offers up fun, if inconsistent beach break on the outside for those lucky enough to be there when it happens! Bring the family and make a day of it - and don't forget to check out the tide pools on either side of the beach!

This property is also located near Mim's. Mim's (or Back Reef) - just 200 meters around the corner from Roca Mar is this deepwater right-hander that begins to show her stuff at double overhead and above, offering steep take-offs and long, winding walls. When all the stars are in proper alignment, this powerful reef wave can connect all the way through the bowl at Roca Mar, dropping you off breathless and stoked in the shorebreak past Casa Cecilia!

This property is also located near Roca Mar/Suck Rock. A grindy, challenging right hand reef break located at the West end of Playa Santa Teresa. It is also known as "Suck Rock," because the wave jacks up out of deep water, doubling up over a dry reef as it peels across into deeper water. Deep, spitting tubes are the reward for skirting the "Dreaded Spine."

This property is also located near Playa Santa Teresa. A 2km stretch of some of the most consistent beachbreak on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The beach's Southeast/Northwest orientation makes it ideally exposed to swell angles from below 195 to over 220 degrees; although it breaks best with SSW combo swells. While ostensibly a sandbar beach break, the unique bottom configuration of sand over rock reef gives form to the consistently breaking peaks for which Santa Teresa is famous. These well-groomed sandbars offer peaky, punchy rights and lefts that are just plain fun when it is under head high. But the game changes once the swell goes overhead, offering up juicy outside walls that connect into grinding inside barrels.

Surf Type

  • Point break
  • Beach break
  • Reef break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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Property Images

main house

Looking North towards Malpais

The great waves of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica



chill area

ocean view

You'll have plenty of waves around Manzanillo

main house

Low tide looking back up towards the camp

Zopilote is great for surf groups!

Long, empty beaches with many empty waves

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