hi there, this is Luis I'm 30 years old. Outdoor Ecuador Spanish and Surf is a small business located in Olon. I'm a cetificate surf instructor also a Spanish Teacher and i love doing both activities and sharing my knowledge with the people who want to learn and try different experiences. I invited you to visit us and enjoy one of the best beaches in the Ecuadorian coastline which is Olon.
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)
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!!
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!!
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!
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!
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