• Zopilote Surfcamp

    Come as a guest, leave as a friend!

  • Zopilote Surfcamp

    Experience a new surfing adventure every day!

  • Zopilote Surfcamp

    Enjoy the nature of Costa Rica!

A surfers’ paradise in Costa Rica

The Pacific coast of Costa Rica makes every surfer’s heart beat faster: guaranteed constant surfing, year-round neoprene-free in the 27 degree warm water, in front of a breathtaking backdrop in a unique animal and plant world.

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A camp by surfers, for surfers

We fell in love with the country and the surf vibes here in 2005 and made a dream come true with Zopilote on the Nicoya Peninsula. Only a few minutes away from the famous destinations of Santa Teresa and Malpaís, the Zopilote Surf Camp is located at Playa Hermosa, one of the quietest, cleanest, most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.

No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced surfer, you are in good hands at Zopilote Surfcamp!

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Our Highlights

No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced surfer: in the Zopilote Surfcamp you are in good hands in any case!
Surf on the beach of your dreams!
Playa Hermosa is one of the quietest, cleanest, and most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and offers ideal surfing conditions at any time of the year. Learn more
Premium surf lessons
We offer courses for every surf level. Whether beginner or advanced, our instructors will help you make great progress on your surf holiday. Learn more
Explore paradise
Spend time on a deserted dream beach before sunrise and experience picturesque sunsets at the end of each day. Learn more


Relaxed camp close to the beautiful natural beach Playa Hermosa. The beach (Beachbreak) is never too crowded and therefore also suitable for beginners. The camp offers a familiar atmosphere and very good food. Whether quad tour or deep sea fishing, Simon (the owner) makes it possible and always has good tips at hand.
Christoph, November 2019
Nice small comfortable surf camp, only 3 minutes walk to the surf spot, very good food, great atmosphere, nothing to complain about. The owner and his team are very nice and helpful.
Jesse, January 2020
I had booked a week in the beginning and then extended it by one week because you can feel really good in the camp! 🙂 the proximity to the beach is great, because you are relatively independent. I also like the surflessons, I always felt safe in the water. Thanks Zopilote & Pura Vida
Marie, March 2019
Stayed in this camp for tree weeks and had the most amazing time! The rooms, location and food are of a really good quality but what made the place stand out for me were the people. First of all the guest are super nice but the managers and volunteers are also amazing. They are super helpful, open and welcoming. You can see they care about your experience a lot. The accommodation and location are beautiful and quiet. Would absolutely recommend!!
Nanna, May 2023
I had a great time at Zopilote Surfcamp. The crew were very nice and reliable. The beach near the camp is beautiful and has great waves even during the summer. I highly recommend the camp to anyone looking to have a good time in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!!
Marvin, July 2023
I had an amazing time at Zopilote! It is located right next to a beautiful beach with great waves both for beginners and intermediate surfers. I just loved the atmosphere in the camp, everyone super open-minded, it’s cozy and on top of that the food was also great. Really didn’t miss anything, thanks again!!
Anja, October 2023