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7 Days Budget Surf Camp in Santa Elena, Ecuador

Iguana Backpackers, Montanita, Santa Elena, Santa Elena Province, Ecuador

Exciting Surf Camp in Ecuador

All difficulty levels
Breakfast included

This listing has one of the 10 most popular offers available in Ecuador

Join Iguana Backpackers in a surf camp in Montanita, Ecuador. During this surf camp, you can expect to have surf lessons and other fun activities such as card games, going to the bar, enjoying the nightlife or watching movies in our home screen, and more activities to explore. This surf camp will be one of those memories you can never forget. So, what are you waiting for? Come and pursue your wanderlust here in amazing Montanita.


  • 5 surf lessons
  • Surfing equipment
  • Various activities to try
  • Fun night atmosphere
  • 6 nights' lodging
  • Breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction
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  • Table tennis
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Board rental
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Iguana Backpackers is the place to relax all day and party with new friends as the sun goes down. You can enjoy the vibes of Iguana Backpackers when the sun goes down. The riverside patio is an international spot, great to meet people from all around the world. There's also a large chill space on the patio with TV, a barbecue, hammocks, and a ping-pong table. It is also equipped with cafe and salad bar.

Private room

This private room is equipped with a queen size bed, air conditioning, window, night stand, mosquito net, and shared bathroom. It can accommodate one or two people.

Six bed mixed dorm

The six bed mixed dorm includes two bunk beds and two single beds, luggage lockers, air conditioning, mosquito nets, ensuite bathroom, and window.


This surf camp will take place in Montanita, Ecuador. The hostel is located at Montañita Barrio el Tigrillo, right at the bridge, 20 meters on the right. The scenic riverside location is just a short walk from the center of town and the beach, but just far enough away to sleep well at night. Also, the social area is a great place to hang out with travelers from all over the world and to check out the Iguanas that hang out in the trees right next to you.

At night, the Iguana comes alive as the friendly bartenders blend cheap and delicious cocktails. People come from all over to enjoy the fun atmosphere, card games, and beer pong tournaments. There are great volunteer opportunities to help Iguana Backpackers out in the hostel. The volunteers assist with reception and greeting guests, work in the cafe, and make cocktails at the bar. Volunteers enjoy many perks from the hostel such as free surfboard rentals and drinks.

Nearby places

  • Bus stop, 100 meters



  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Wave boarding
  • Whale watching
  • Paragliding


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Patio


  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet


During your stay in Iguana Backpackers, you will be served breakfasts.


Iguana Backpackers also has the only salad bar in town. You can grab a 100% pure fruit juice, a smoothie, or a salad loaded with fresh ingredients at the juice and salad bar on-site. Here, you can make your own salad.

Iguana Backpackers' signature dish is their sandwiches, which is six inches in diameter. You can choose between roasted chicken (oven roasted chicken made in-house, homemade dijon mayo, topped with avocado, lettuce, and tomato), BBQ pulled pork (slow cooked pork shoulder with homemade barbecue sauce, topped with red cabbage), or veggie (mix of oven roasted vegetables. Eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, red bell pepper, onion, tomato, with a pesto sauce).


  • Daily dinner is available with a cost of five to seven USD. The choices are as follows:

Mexican night

It's a blend of classic dishes with an Iguana twist. This taco includes flour tortillas with main toppings of roasted chicken, beef, slow-cooked pork with pineapple, and grilled vegetable mix. To accompany your tacos, there are black beans, Mexican rice, homemade hot sauce, guacamole, and pico de gallo (salsa fresca with diced tomato, onion, green pepper, and lime).

Indian night

This dish is a delicious fusion of flavors from the Middle East and India, heaping servings of yellow chicken curry, saag paneer (spinach and cheese curry), jasmine rice, cucumber salad, flatbread, and homemade hummus.

Barbecue night

It's the crowd’s favorite. When the grill is fired up Iguana Backpackers dish out servings of steak, sausage, chicken, pork ribs, and grilled vegetables. There is also an array of homemade sauces from classic barbecue to pesto. To go along with your grilled goodies, there are oven roasted potatoes and a fresh garden salad.

Pizza night

It Is always fun when Iguana Backpackers dish out family size pies with a variety of toppings such as pepperoni, caprese, roasted chicken, beef, and vegetables on a homemade pizza dough.

Pasta night

You can enjoy Iguana Backpackers' take on some Italian classics with homemade bolognese. It consists of an excellent chunky tomato sauce with beef, pork, lots of vegetables, and tons of flavor. The tasty pasta carbonara has a white sauce made with bacon and parmesan cheese and is accompanied by garlic bread.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The staffs can help you organize excursions such as paragliding, scuba diving, or whale watching.

You may also enjoy doing like crossfit, volleyball, open mic, skate lessons, tour of the town in bicycle, karaoké, open bar, pub crowb, yoga lessons, slackline and much more.

What's included

  • 5 surf lessons (2 hours per day, 10 hours of instruction in total)
  • Surfing equipment
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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