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Trying to find the best surf camp for you can be overwhelming – Google searches and pages of TripAdvisor reviews – You try to take note what’s included and what’s not, and then in the end, you mix up all the details and forget which camp is which! We can say that because we’ve done the research and had similar problems! But after all that research, we can now provide you with a simple, easy to understand guide to the 4 best surf camps in Ecuador to date. So, relax, sit back and scroll down to find which surf camp is the best for you in the hidden Latin gem of Ecuador.

AmangalaSurfCo

1. Amangala Surf Co.

Amangala Surf Co is one of the most adventurous surf camps I’ve heard about yet! The Galapagos Islands are known for their overwhelming natural beauty, and what better way to experience it than on a yacht, allowing you to experience 10 different breaks. This is the perfect trip for those who want to surf the best waves in the area, but also experience the exquisite environment – your last day ends with a hike to see the Galapagos giant tortoises in their natural habitat! It should be also noted that Amangala also offers two other trips that are not by yacht and are more affordable.

Type: All Inclusive
Program Length: 9 Days/8 Nights or 8 Days/7 Nights
Program Size: 16 max
Where: Galapagos Islands
Price: $$$$
Meals Included: Yes
Girl’s Only: No

What’s Included: Airport transfer from Baltra Island, meals, coffee, tea, surf lessons, snorkel equipment, cruise manager, Ecuador taxes, sun deck, jacuzzi, bar, lounge area, dining area, a back side deck and 2 open decks on the front
What’s Not included: Airfare, alcoholic beverages, entry fee for the National Park Galapagos ($100), Consejo de Gobierno entry tax ($20), activities such as scuba.

Pros: Options for one island, multi island and yacht surf trips – choose by what’s in your budget or what type of adventure you’re craving.
Cons: It can just be a trek to get to the island!

BalsaSurfCamp

2. Balsa Surf Camp

Balsa Surf Camp is another on our list for its adventurous and unique options. Balsa Surf Camp offers four different packages to choose from depending on your budget – one of the packages is actually in a renovated VW bus as your accommodation! We’ve filled out the information below with the most surf inclusive option – so keep it in mind while browsing!

Type: All Inclusive
Program Length: 7 Nights
Program Size: ?
Where: Montanita
Price: $
Meals Included: Yes, 3 meals a day in Eden Restaurant
Girl’s Only: No

What’s Included:Private cabin accommodation, private bathroom, terrace, hammock, 7 surf lessons with ISA certified instructor, meals, 1 surfer massage, a visit to the board workshop, 1 jacuzzi session, WiFi, cinema, Balsa Surf Camp t-shirt
What’s Not included: Airfare, airport shuttle, professional surf photos and videos

Pros: This is an incredibly affordable package with all you really need and more!
Cons: No Airport shuttle included

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WaveHuntersEcuador

3. Wavehunters Ecuador

Wavehunters has camps in pretty much all the most sought after surf destinations in the world, so it makes sense their name would pop up in Ecuador. There’s little room to worry about what’s missing in this camp because this company has had tons of experience working out the kinks to make a quality surf camp!

Type: All-Inclusive
Program Length: 5 Nights/4 Days, 6 Nights/5 Days, 7 Nights/6 Days
Program Size: 1-6 people surf groups
Where: Montanita
Price: $$$
Meals Included: Yes
Girl’s Only: No

What’s Included: Guayaquil Airport greeting and roundtrip transfers, Accommodations at our 4-star Montanita Resort w/ AC, hot water, and wireless internet (1-2pp Double Room/3pp 1br Suite/ 4-6pp 3br Villa), Full-day surf tours with bilingual Ecuadorian surf guide w/drinking water included, Transportation by SUV (1-3pp groups) or Van (4-6pp groups), All fuel and highway tolls, Access to over 30 breaks on the South, Central and North Coast of Ecuador, 3 meals per day at our Montanita Resort restaurant, pool
What’s Not included: Airfare

Pros: Little to nothing left to plan!
Cons: Meals included, so you don’t go out and experience the local cuisine!

LaBuenaVida

4. Surf La Buena Vida

Surf La Buena Vida  is definitely the tranquil option you’ve been looking for. A lush jungle accommodation only minutes from the beach. What makes this place unique is that it is home to the first ever surf brand, Mineral. Pick between two different packages – the one below including the most surf options.

Type: Partly-inclusive
Program Length: 7 Nights
Program Size: 1 Coach to 3 clients, max
Where: Ayampe
Price: $$
Meals Included: pre-surf snack, breakfasts & lunches
Girl’s Only: No

What’s Included: Roundtrip airport transfer (from Guayaquil or Manta), surfboard and surf Equipment during your entire stay, early pre-surf snack (Includes: Yogurt, fruit, coffee, water), freshly prepared full breakfast, delicious home-made lunch, open kitchen for those who want to cook their own dinner, 5 in-water surf lessons (1.5 hours each), video analysis of your surf session, 1 massage post-surf, 2 yoga classes
What’s Not included: Airfare, dinners.

Pros: Video analysis & 0 Negative reviews on Tripadvisor
Cons: 0 Negative reviews on Tripadvisor… so, none?

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