Other reviews mentioned the camp itself. Was just what I was looking for so just understand it is more of an open camp. Not an air conditioned resort/hotel (humidity and bugs). But the fans and netting sufficed. It is picture perfect what you would expect from this type of setup. Communal area downstairs where you can watch movies, play guitar, sit on the porch and watch the birds, lizards, and sometimes monkeys. Upstairs is an open loft with a row of semi-private rooms behind the open loft.
That said it is extremely well run and the staff was great. Simon is an excellant cook as others have noted and I probably put on weight. Judith is a sunny person who put out the breakfasts every morning.
I took some lessons with Eric who helps out once in awhile when other instructors are not around. He should be doing this full time as he has a great attitude and rapport is easy. He is informational and patient and communicates this very well. I met some great people and would go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zopilote surf camp is located on the coast at the beach of Playa Manzanillo - just north of more touristic and famous Santa Teresa & Mal Pais. Great ocean view house and bungalows in front of empty lineups surrounded by the jungle and the ocean. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zopilote Surfcamp Hotel Mal Pais
- Zopilote Surfcamp Costa Rica/Mal Pais