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Mexico
Reviewed 10 February 2016

El zopilote is located in a great place in ometepe 100% ecofriendly and the restaurant is amazing they grow their own food, I stayed at the hammocks and it was a great experience they have such a good vibe everywhere. really like this place, they have free yoga for guests and macrame workshops. the place to stay at santa cruz

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lobolrc, Owner at Zopilote Surfcamp, responded to this review

Hi Bianca, you posted your review on the wrong business. We are Zopilote Surf Camp located in Costa Rica not in Ometepe/Nicaragua. regards

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We had such a good time here; it's a beautiful spot (especially in rainy season) and run by people who want to run a fun camp. Our experience here was in stark contrast to our stay at one of the larger, more commercial and more sterile surf camps (situated nowhere near witch's rock FYI). The choice of equipment and depth...

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

They have a huge collection of different kind of boards to rent and all are in a good condition. The surf spot isn't too far away and not even crowded. The surf house is a nice and relaxing place to stay and a bit away from the dusty and busy St.Teresa. It's a place where I felt extremely comfortable. I...

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Villach, Austria
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Surfing with friends.. that´s what Zopilote Surfcamps is all about. Great times on a remote beach and empty lineups. Food is amazing and the jungle feeling can´t get any better. Surfs up all year long. The surf is advanced and beginner friendly and the crew will hook you up with boards and surf school if you need.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I've been in a couple of surfcamps world wide but Zopilote had my heart immediately. A lovely camp with very nice and cool staff, mostly run by Simon, two surf guides and another two youngsters who help out in the kitchen and camp life. The beach and the surf break is awesome, it could not be more beautiful; I've already...

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Reviewed 13 March 2015

Great Location,best sunsets, excellent atmosphere! They have a perfect concrete miniramp in the backyard. Simon "the Boss" is an awesome host and a very good chef - ask him to make BBQ!!! All i can say highly recommendable and i ´ll come back!!!

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Zopilote was my final stop on a month long surf trek down the coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. My only complaint is that I didn't have more time there. Its a step up from camping in open air bungalows with the ocean in sight. NOTHING beats walking 100ft to the beach in your pajamas to have a cup of...

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Berlin
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had great surf and food at the beginning of the rainy season. Simon, the owner, is a great cook. The fresh, traditionally fished tuna was a blast. Surf lessons were in very small groups of 1-4 people and therefore pretty effective. I really liked that you can just grab a board and walk to the spot whenever you like....

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sydney
Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

Fell in love with this place back in 2010 & happy to see that 3 years later it is still a beautiful place that still attracts very nice people. Brought my husband with me this time & stayed in town but visited Zopilote for surf, breakfast & dinner & it's all still as good as I remember.

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Florence, Oregon
Reviewed 6 June 2011

We just came back from a one week surf package at Zopiliote and have nothing but good things to say about the experience. Simon Stone and his staff offerred all the support required for the guests to focus on the important things of a surf vacation-surf and relaxation. The meals were of excellent quality and the portions were more than...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Zopilote Surfcamp

Address: | Playa Manzanillo, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: ₹ 4,764 - ₹ 6,466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Zopilote Surfcamp Hotel Mal Pais
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