Outdoor Ecuador is a place where cultures connect to study, surf, and travel. They offer Spanish and Surf courses. Also, outdoor activities.

Surf Camps (1)

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Instructors (1)

Luis Malave

Reviews (6)

Ute Yapi

from Germany, December 2018


Olon is a quiet little village with kind people. At the time there were few people at the beach and I had a very good surfing expirience. We had so much fun with our Spanish teacher and learned a lot in this five days.

But the best was Elisabeth the owner of the blue ocean lodge. She's so warm and kindly.

Charlotte Höger

from Ecuador, December 2017

"It really was worth it!"

Even though I paid dir group lessons, I got private lessons, which are far better and you learn a lot more. I didn't think that in this short time (1 week) I would be able to even stand on the bord. But with Luis, it wasn't all that hard and it was incredibly fun.

The Host family was really nice. I almost had my own private area with a private bedroom and bathroom. (They do have wifi and hot running water)

Marie Niklas

from Germany, September 2018

"Sehr empfehlenswertes Surfcamp"

Die Surfstunden haben mir sehr gut gefallen! Ich war anfangs alleine und dann kam noch ein zweiter "Schüler" dazu. Unser Surflehrer war sehr bemüht, dass wir etwas lernen und dabei auch noch Spaß haben.

Die Unterkunft war wunderschön. Nur 50m zum Strand und ein sehr schönes Haus mit Garten!

Testimonials (5)

Ashleigh H.

TripAdvisor website

Amazing school, couldnt recommend this place more! My teacher was amazing, very organised and professional. I really learnt alot. I also stayed with a family in Olon, which the school arranged for me, and I had the most wonderful experiance there too :) Thanks again everyone at Outdoor Ecuador!!

Kat S.

TripAdvisor website

I chose to stay in Olon mainly because someone had recommend this school to me and it was SO worth it. My only regret is not staying longer!

I'd been in doubt of whether I'd get anything out of lessons since my spanish was quite advanced already but their classes helped me identify what I still had to work on and thought me a lot of things I hadn't known yet!

The surfclasses are amazing value, you'd probably not find them at this cheap anywhere else in the area.

I also recommend staying with the local family, it's a great way to get an insight into the culture and local cuisine (and practice your spanish ofc!)

Go and book some clases right now!! You won't regret it, I promise!!


TripAdvisor website

Stayed in Olón for a couple of weeks and rented a surfboard and took clases at Outdoor Ecuador. Their flexibility and professionality especially for the money you pay is amazing! Also they are not just your teacher they treat you as friend which made my start to my adventure in South America much easier.

Big thank you for all your efforts guys!

A traveler

TripAdvisor website

I had a wonderful time surfing with Brian - it helped both my surfing and Spanish! He's an amazing surfer and knows the waves and breaks really well. The surfing in Olon was a lot of fun (and less crowded) and only a $1.50 cab ride/$0.50 bus ride from Montanita. Outdoor Ecuador has much better boards than you can find on the beach. I also took a couple of Spanish lessons with Luis and wish I could have taken more. My friend who is a better Spanish speaker than I am also took lessons with Luis and Ivonne and thought they were really helpful. I'd love to come back!

Roberta Ladurante-Hobson

Facebook website

We had a wonderful time in Olon, mostly due to our fellowship with Ivonne and Jordan at Outdoor Ecuador. They were able to hook us up with a great little Ecuadorian family to stay with for a few weeks and learn about the customs and language. Ivonne provided very helpful Spanish lessons and is one Fun and Fabulous teacher! They were able to make my dream of paragliding a reality, when they found out I yearned to try this wonderful sport. And most of all their real offer of friendship was the shine on the apple....thanks you two...you made this holiday very special and memorable....we felt like we were a true part of Ecuador......Roberta