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Casa Kata | San Martin de Cobano, Mal Pais 6011, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

We have visited Zopilote Surf Camp just for 1 week and wished to stay much longer! We were surf-beginners and had a 4-day surf-course which was excellent! The surf conditions suite for nearly every level. The main house is an open 2-storey wooden house the furnishing is really basic and simpel, but absolutely sufficient. You can sleep on an open... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

It was a bit of a journey to get to Zopilote surf camp from Australia but it was definitely worth it. It is paradise. The beach & surroundings are beautiful, the water is warm & clear, there's wildlife everywhere - monkeys, iguanas, crabs, squirrels, even pelicans flying past while you surf. The house has a great set-up, with everything you... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

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,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

Amazing surf trip. Booked a last minute trip, having never been to Costa Rica, and lucked out by staying at Zopilote. Great surf, chill vibe, and great people... made a ton of friends. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for an awesome surf trip. Oh and Simon is an amazing cook.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Stayed here for 3 weeks and it was amazing. The place is super chilled, is on a beautiful beach with sweet waves and just is so relaxing. Simon provided excellent meals and really useful surf lessons. The lovely Judith aka Skully made awesome breakfasts. We surfed, relaxed and partied and meet some cool people. Couldn't ask for anything more in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

No matter what a write here, I doubt it will do Zopilote justice. I am not going to talk about the physical hotel (read the other reviews for that) but rather the atmosphere of this fantastic place. Zopilote has everything that makes a tropical getaway what it should be. Everyone you meet, be it the staff, the locals, or even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

I was looking for a break away to somewhere tropical, natural and with option to Surf some great waves in Costa Rica. The Zopilote Surf Camp Costa Rica delivered surpassing any expectation and left me with great memories. Upon leaving San Jose city you take a bus across land, through jungle and including a ferry crossing that really sets the... More

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Address: Casa Kata | San Martin de Cobano, Mal Pais 6011, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Zopilote Surfcamp Hotel Mal Pais
Zopilote Surfcamp Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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Zopilote surf camp is located right at the beach of uncrowded Playa Hermosa - just north of more touristic and famous Santa Teresa & Mal Pais. Great beach front house and ranchos in front of empty lineups surrounded by the jungle and the ocean. ... more   less 
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