Experiencia Puerto Escondido offers the best way to learn Spanish - to experience life. They offer surfing and Spanish lessons on all levels.

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Sarah Flajs

from Germany, June 2023

"Totally worth it!"

such a nice place to be, I would choose Experiencia over and over again! I actually planned to stay one week for surfing and ended up staying more than two weeks and even taking Spanish lessons. All the surfing instructors are super fun, it’s never more than two students per instructor and it’s no problem if you’re a beginner. The Spanish school is very modern and a really nice place to learn Spanish, Micky and Sairi are the best!! You can’t compare the surfcamp to a hostel, it feels more like becoming a little family. Thanks Mauricio and Martin for spending your time with us, playing ping pong every day or going to the Calenda all together. It was such a fun time with amazing people and a great atmosphere. Thank you!


from Netherlands, December 2022

"Solo surftrip"

The location is excellent. The shared areas are nice. Surf instructors are friendly, good teachers. The guests are very nice as well and it’s easy to meet each other because of the hostel, surf, Spanish school combination! It’s nice that you can get your morning coffee and fruit at a place close by between 07:00 and 10:00


from United States, November 2022

"Everyone was nice but not Intercommunication and follow thru"

The people running the surf camp were friendly and nice. The place was really nice and the cleaning crew did a great job everyday. They had alot of water issues and were on top of that when it would happen, that I am grateful for. They were really good about only two surfing students per instructor. I surfed mainly with Titis and I progressed alot with him and highly recommend learning from him.

Camille Meckes

from United States, October 2022

"If you are looking for a surfcamp in paradise"

The location is ideal, all the staff is super welcoming and La Punta really has special vibes.

Juan was the best surf instructor, he teaches a lot and was super understanding.

Jonathan Ullmann

from Mexico, October 2022

"Surfing in La Punta "

Es war ein sehr angenehmes Klima im Surfcamp. Alle waren sehr freundlich. Es gab gemeinsame Aktivitäten die man freiwillig machen konnte. Außerdem eine gute Küche.

Die Lage war auch sehr gut man war in 3 Minuten am Strand. Zudem gab es einen Yoga Raum mit Fitness Geräten den konnte man jederzeit benutzen.


from Germany, January 2022

"Für Anfänger abzuraten"

Die Lage ist wirklich super. Direkt im „Zentrum“ Puntas, jedoch in einer kleinen Seitenstraße und somit akustisch abgeschirmt vom Trubel auf der Touristenstraße.


from United Kingdom, September 2021

"Great Staff, Chill Vibe, need more english & pub crawl"

Loved the staff, helpful people, they take the time to guide you. The surf instructors are also laid back. And activities are great for getting people together, more than parties or taco nights, like beer pong, drinking games, introduction beer, or something cost-effective :) Loved will recommend the place for sure!


from Austria, September 2021

"average "

great community with the hostel visitors

Charles Coulbourne

from United States, September 2021

"Amazing..quite and barefoot approved. "

LA Puntawas super clean. The residents keep things very clean and quite. .. everything shuts down at 11 and open at, 8. Very fleshing and laid-back... was so inviting and Waves were just, amazing. It's old school, Mexico. Rural and not polished. Just the way I love it. Barefoot and shirtless is..dress code..most everywhere. If you have a, postive vibe and a, kind heart. This is the most beautiful, amazing and a 🏄‍♀️ surfer's paradise. paradise.

Robert Franke

from Germany, September 2021

"Sadly, the glory days are over"

The Experiencia Surfcamp in La Punta (attention, there is another location in Puerto Escondido directly) is really good situated. Its just a three minute walk from the beach and Shops and Restaurants are all over the place.

I booked the triple package - surfing, spanish lessons and Yoga.

The spanish lessons were really good. I managed to pick up quite a bit in just a few sessions. even though I would have prefered to have it indoors in an airconditioned room since it was really hard to concentrate in the heat at times.

Also the yoga was good and on time (I'm no Yoga expert but theinstructors were very passionate about what they did. The stay has a family style vibe since you share a lot of the facilities with everyone - that also means that your experience will strongly depend on the people who are with you - I was lucky to meet some really nice folks there.

Kajsa Lundqvist

from Spain, December 2020

"Amazing experience in paradise"

The people, the location, the hostel in general was super nice. Met lots of nice people.

Oliver was my instructor and he was great. He made the classes so much fun.

Hoping to come back one day.

Matthew Cunningham

from United Kingdom, September 2020

"Incredible first surfing experience"

All the instructors were really friendly, the accommodation is fantastic - many people stay here whether they are taking surf lessons or not.. The yoga studio (and exercise space) is available to use at any time, and the view of the sunset over La Punta from here is beautiful.

Chauncy Hinshaw

from United States, March 2020

"FABULOUS place to learn how to surf!!"

The instructors were amazing, knowledgeable and supportive.! They were very helpful and thorough for every lesson. The location of the surf camp is unbeatable! It is a short walk to the beach where we had our surf lessons and located in the heart of the La Punta neighborhood which offers plenty amazing restaurants and bars. The hostel itself was comfy, clean, and had a relaxing atmosphere. Super cool building with plenty of places to lounge and a nice yoga studio on the top floor with views of the area. All the staff were very kind and always helpful, willing to answer any questions and provide recommendations!

Truly an amazing, 10/10 experience that I would most definitely do again! The most highly recommended place for anyone that's looking to learn how to surf and practice their Spanish!

Kathrin Wolde

from Chile, February 2020

"best experience ever"

I would like to thank you all for this amazing experience. I had a great time, and so did my sister. You are an exceptional team, my special thanks to Alan who attended me from the very beginning, always responding to all my question very fast. He is a very attentive persona and to Miguel (my Surf instructor). we had an awesome time. He is a very funny and also very attentive. Everything was just perfect, the place is great, very good location, nice beach, many things to do, I just loved it and will definitely come back. Thank you also for the fantastic pictures.

Yana Rusanova

from United States, January 2020

"Very nice and safe"

Experiencia is really good and safe place

To be. Located next to police station with a lot of security cameras inside feels really secured. In general Brisas del Zicatela is safe and cute little place with a lot of restaurants, yoga studios and bars. This surf camp located very close to the beach but a bit off the Main Street which makes it more secluded. Facilities are great, they have nice kitchen with a couple fridges and wide terrace with hammocks. I stayed in twin shared room with another person, but i recommend to get private room with balcony if it’s available- in case you want more privacy. Dorm rooms doesn’t have their own bathroom, so if you stay in a dorm room your restroom will be on the first floor (common area) where all surfers are practicing. Surf Instructors are very professional and help you to improve your skills in a best way.

Salar Molaei

from Canada, January 2020

"Experiencia "

Everything was amazing. The facilities were clean and beautiful. The staff was always ready to help. Honestly can’t beat this.

Víctor Hernández Pineda

from Mexico, January 2020

"An Excellent place "

All things

The place is very comfortable. The surf classes are very good with professional instructors. The personal who works there are very friendly and helpful.

*The calcification of the food isn't valid because it doesn't have a restaurant.

Julie Coghlan-smith

from Canada, January 2020

"So much fun!"

I loved the simplicity of the hostel. It was friendly, the staff were outstanding and the facilities were lovely and clean. The food question is irrelevant as the hostel I stayed at did not cater, however, the big open plan kitchen was a fun place to meet people and interact and well organized and always clean. Lots of lovely coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants within walking distance. Great location and my surf instructor was excellent.

Summer Brines

from United Kingdom, January 2020

"Nice place and fun surf lessons"

The kitchen and chill area is awesome. I had surf lessons with Juan, one of the older instructors, and I found him really great - if you listen and follow all his instructions you'll be up surfing independently in no time!

Sophie Welsh

from Mexico, December 2019

"A hidden gem"

I really was not expecting so much from this break - I booked last minute bombarding Alan with questions. He answered every one - really making the effort to address all my changes. He is a superstar. The location is amazing - right on the beach with the colours of the sunset every night. My instructor, Oliver was truly amazing: kind and thoughtful and helped me catch every wave. He really teaches you how to watch for the right wave and then celebrates when you do. I would recommend him highly. The last day we went for a surf adventure, to a beautiful, deserted beach with gorgeous waves and pelicans hanging out with you. Everyone at Experiencia makes such an effort that you can't help to have the best time. I nearly took my favourite board into my room to 'reserve' it - and after that every morning it was put out for me. Attention to detail!

Aimee Murray

from United States, December 2019


amazing friendly staff , willing to help and provide options and great recommendations. Location and the yoga studio was the highlight of my trip !!! Marvin, Allan and QWAN CRUISE WERE out of this world !!!!! awesome crew !!!! i want to be apart of it. !! for sure. To have day trips, salsa and yoga classes at your finger tips. This makes it easy to return, FOR SURE !! :)

Monique Williamson

from Mexico, October 2019

"Great surf, excellent instructor."

Our instructor Miguel was brilliant. He made us feel very safe in the water and was super vigilant whilst also challenging us. I could barely stand up before this week and was catching most waves and even manouvering by the end! Thanks Miguel for your dedication and being super cool!

The rooms were also very clean with daily cleaning and a nice balcony and the yoga was great.

Joëllie Beauchemin

from Canada, September 2019

"Time of Your Life"

Honestly, we loved everything about this camp. The people, the classes, the location and the city itself. There is always something to do. Experiencia also has a bunch of activities that you can join in for free throughout the week on top of the surf and yoga classes. They can also organize for some tours for you and provide lots of suggestions. They made everything so simple for us.

The site is steps away from the beach. There is a bunch of small restaurants close by and lots of surf shops.

The staff and the guests are always willing to do activities, whether planned or spontaneous.

We definitely recommend Experiencia for your next trip to Puerto Escondido.

Ross Gilmore

from United States, August 2019

"Great people, great space"

Nice hostel with a great open-air common space filled with hammocks and long chairs. Great staff and fellow travelers.

Rebeca S

from United States, June 2019

"Great experience!"

I had a blast! Yocsan my surf instructor was awesome!

Fernando Jauregui

from Colombia, April 2019

"Outstanding stay and fantastic instructors "

The instructor was great, super patient and had fantastic technical knowledge, we learned super fast with him.

The place is clean, perfectly located, well maintained and staff are super friendly

Kerryn Griffin

from United States, April 2019

"Super chill surf and yoga retreat in a slice of heaven "

The people were awesome. Mauricio was honestly such a cool guy and everyone who works at Experienca (definitely spelt that wrong) is super friendly and accommodating. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are kept immaculately clean. I loved my surf instructors too - huge thanks to Jordi and Alberto and Tarzan too. It was really difficult to leave. I think it’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent. I’ll never forget my time there.

Ben Schmidt

from Canada, April 2019

"Rooftop yoga, with crashing waves!"

Open air. Breeze. Ocean noises. Birds chirping. Dogs barking. Life. 4 stories up in a rooftop balcony with the sun setting. Doing yoga.

Was amazing

Susanna Melzer

from New Zealand, March 2019

The surf instructors were very good, helpful and friendly. Most speak a good English. Surfing was fun.

The yoga teachers were great as well.

Our room was newly built and very nice.


from Mexico, March 2019

Excellent yoga and surf classes. Mauricio and his team are great.

Guillermo Rol

from Mexico, March 2019

"Amazing surf and relaxing experience"

The staff wasreally professional, so attentive to all my needs. The surfing is very good and the instructors know what they are doing, so happy and full of energy getting inside the water. In addition to this, the yoga aftersurf classes created a perfect atmosphere to chill and have an amazing week.

Kourtney Ramsay-thames

from United States, March 2019


The location is great. In the heart of La Punta, which is right by the beach, as well as many restaurants and shops. As well, there are always taxis around to take you to other areas in Puerto Escondido.

I also really like my surf instructor, Juan. He was an amazing teacher and I had an amazing time.

The yoga space was very nice and had a great view of the sunset during classes.

FYI - There is no food. It's a required option to rate, but there is no food offered, which was expected.

Garrett Kelly

from United States, January 2019

"Beautiful hostel, beach, and people"

Facilities were clean, the people staying at the hostel were social and fun, most of the surf instructors were knowledgeable and fun, it was very close to delicious food and the beach, everything was convenient, cheap, and walkable. Love it!

Melissa Lacroix

from Canada, July 2018

"Voyage de surf"

Beau voyage pour jeune adulte qui veulent surfer, voir du nouveau monde et une nouvelle culture

Karla Meyer

from United States, June 2018

"Mi Experiencia"

The staff and instructors are committed and serious about their work. They all have a lot of passion and enthusiasm and were all very friendly. I felt taken care of and part of a community.