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Spend your surfing holidays in Star Surf Camps' beach-front surf house right in the heart of Fuerteventura’s surfing epicenter and join Star Surf and like-minded travelers for perfect waves suited to all levels of surfing ability! In traditional Star Surf Camps’ fashion, you will be sharing the magic of surfing in a social atmosphere and in great company of other surfers and their team of hosts and surf coaches in a picture-perfect location.
Located in the beautiful north of Fuerteventura, Star Surf Camps' surf house consists of five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large open-plan, communal eating area, a fully-equipped kitchen with tea and coffee facilities, and a spacious and comfortable lounge which includes a HD cinema projector and flat screen TV. Outside, you’ve got chill-out areas with sun chairs around the swimming pool as well as an additional entertainment and eating area. Car parking and laundry facilities are also available on-site.
The couple’s rooms are private rooms with a double bed. Located in the more quiet area of the house, the rooms offer you and your significant other the perfect amount of privacy while not being separated from the rest of the group. The rooms have access to a shared balcony and your bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer and towels.
Their lovely twin rooms are located in the heart of the surf house and are perfect for single travelers and friends. They come with two single beds, have access to a shared balcony, and the bathroom is equipped with towels and a hairdryer.
In the heart of the surf house are the two surf house dorms, a female, and male dorm, both sleeping up to four surfers and providing surf accommodation for single and group travelers. The dorms are spacious and come with ample storage for your luggage, wardrobes, and shelves. From here, you’ve also got access to a shared balcony and bathroom.
Join Star Surf for a professional, fun, and enthusiastic approach to teaching surfing! On Fuerteventura, Star Surf run two three-hour surf sessions per day, one for beginners, and one for intermediates. All their surf lessons include all surf equipment (boards, leashes, and wetsuits), transport, and snacks on the beach. The maximum group size for each surf lesson is eight surfers for one to two instructors. All of the surf instructors are experienced, fully licensed, and qualified and also have a lifeguard qualification.
The surf lessons start with a little surf theory introduction. This is first and foremost for your own safety and of course, to familiarize you with what to expect once in the water. The surf instructors also get you into that true surfer slang, explaining “swells”, “barrels”, “tubes”, “green waves” and everything else you need to know about lingo, etiquette, and the real surf lifestyle.
Before heading out into the water, just like with every other sport, a good warm up is essential to avoid injuries. From short sprints, quick squats, all-body stretches, shoulder circles, lower back twists to frog jump competitions or shark’n’fish games, Star Surf's enthusiastic coaches come up with something new every day to help you wake up your body, loosen up your muscles, prepare you for surfing, and of course, keep you smiling!
Once ready to go, Star Surf instructors join you in the water to help you catch your first waves and to give you direct feedback on your personal surf style. According to the weather and swell conditions, the first day of beginner class usually starts with white water surfing. Advanced beginners and intermediates will then paddle further out to catch the green water waves out the back behind the broken waves.
Halfway through a three-hour lesson, you take a 20 tow 30 minutes break on the beach to relax your muscles, get a little refreshment in, and for you to get some more feedback from your surf instructor. After another surf session in the water, you rinse your surf equipment and drive back to the Star Surf School, stoked on a day’s surfing and sharing stories of perfect waves, fun wipe-outs, and the day’s achievements.
The charming fishing village of El Cotillo is located in Fuerteventura Northwest, about 35 kilometers from Puerto del Rosario and about 20 kilometers from Corralejo. The picturesque town offers a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere with a delightful little town centre and several authentic Canarian restaurants overlooking a beautiful old harbor.
Situated within the characteristically rough and rustic volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands, El Cotillo is known to have the island’s most gorgeous beaches and most exquisite lagoons. While some of them are sheltered by an outer reef, providing calm waters ideal for swimming, snorkeling, or SUP-ing, others offer great first-time surfer conditions with user-friendly waves.
With the famous ‘north track’ just a stone’s through away, advanced surfers also get to surf their heart out on some of the world’s most perfect and critical waves. Fuerteventura is truly suited to all surfing abilities, and with mild temperatures and warm waters all year round, the island makes for the perfect winter escape and sunny summer getaway!
Star Surf Camps have chosen their surf house location on Fuerteventura carefully and have found in El Cotillo, in the northwest of the island, a true surfer’s paradise!
From their surf house, they have easy access to the famous north track, 270 degrees of surf-able coast with more than 30 surf spots. The surf holiday guests can join them here on a real surf trip in search of the day’s best waves, checking surf forecasts frequently, and being part of a group of fun, relaxed, and like-minded surfers.
The amazing surf is not all Fuerteventura has to offer: An amazing landscape lies right in front of the surf house with volcanoes to climb, and beautiful, turquoise lagoons to explore! So, whether you're looking for more action after your surf lessons or just want to relax on the beach, swim, or snorkel, it’s all just a stone’s throw from Star Surf Camps' door!
Should you not be planning on hiring a car, the closest bus stop is only 100 meters from the surf house and Corralejo or Puerto del Rosario are in easy driving distance for an afternoon of shopping or a night out on the town. On top of that, public transport is comparatively cheap, regular, and easy to use, so you’ll get to wherever you want to be in no time. A supermarket that’s open seven days a week from 08:00 to 22:00 is right across the road together with a bike rental, car hire, massage studio, and Segway rental shops.
Star Surf Camps' surf house team prepares a healthy breakfast for you every morning or takes you out to their favorite deli with lagoon views to start the day off right! They also provide you with a snack for your surf lessons. Dinners mark the social highlight of every surf camp day with all their surf holiday guests and surf house staff coming together to talk about the days’ surfing whilst being treated to delicious traditional and western dishes and a few bottles of Canarian wine!
For your dinners, Star Surf Camps will take you out to their favorite local restaurants. Together with each restaurant, they have put together a menu, so you can try a variation of local as well as western foods during your surf holiday! All meals can be adjusted to vegetarian, vegan, or carnivore dietary requirements.
Twice each week, their lovely surf house host takes the night off which gives you the chance to head into town to discover some more local specialties in one of their many brilliant restaurants, and rest assured, El Cotillo has something in store for everyone’s taste and budget!
One of the highest volcanoes on the island is situated right on a doorstep of the villa. La montaña Escanfraga measures 533 meters and is definitely worth walking up. Take some beers and enjoy a sunset or just the view on the surrounding landscape. If you go around sunset, make sure you get down before dark or take a torch. The walk from the villa to the mountain takes about 30 minutes, going up another 45 minutes. It’s best to wear proper shoes since there isn’t a real path going up the volcanoes.
In El Cotillo, you should also visit the fishing harbor, well protected by a large natural rock as well as a few restaurants specialized in fresh fish like La Vaca Azul and El Mirador. Owned by a French surfer, La Vaca Azul has it all; the location with its amazing ocean view, daily fresh fish, great service, good wine, amazing desserts - You won’t leave this place unsatisfied! Start with sharing some starters, go for a big fresh fish and end with one of the homemade desserts. The cheesecake is definitely a winner. Be prepared for a lot of food so make sure you’re hungry.
Have a little snack after your surf lessons? Not far away from Star Surf School there is a very popular little bakery in Cotillo: La Pasteleria Francesca or El Goloso. They also have a small affiliate in Lajares. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, there’s plenty of choice for an after-surf snack or just a healthy lunch. Sandwiches, quiches, all kinds of bread, teas, smoothies, coffees, etc.
Definitely try the almond croissant. It’s that good that usually they run out of them long before lunchtime, or stop by fabulous ‘Ocean Deli’ along the road, close to the School. They serve a great variety of sandwiches, wraps, curry, burgers, lasagna, and freshly baked cake.
With no age or ability limitations, how about you join Star Surf Camps in venturing out along the gorgeous lagoons of the north, admiring the marine life as you glide over the turquoise waters? And if you’re on a tight schedule and can’t join the groups, they are flexible and happy to arrange a private trip that suits your time and needs.
If want to make SUP your own little adventure, it is no problem as they rent out their equipment for you to explore and go on sunset trips for the ultimate relaxing end of your day in the sun. For inquiries about guided tours or rentals, please contact one of their surf travel experts or stop by their Star Surf School in El Cotillo today!
A 10-minute walk to the west of Star Surf School, you find the Toston tower of defense next to the golden surf beach of El Cotillo. The history of the castle begins in the fifteenth century with the conquest of the island by the Spanish crown, becoming a bastion to defend the coast from pirate attacks. The castle was constructed on the ruins of the old defending castle (Rico Roque) and was built to defend the port of El Cotillo, which was very important for trade in cochineal, grain, and livestock.
The white sand and crystal clear turquoise water don't just look great on a picture. If you want to make your friends at home jealous, it’s also the most beautiful place to discover aquatic life on this island. Pop by Star Surf School shop right next to the beach in Cotillo Lagos to rent your snorkel equipment and discover the underwater world.
Massages are available upon request.
Please book your flight to arrive at Fuerteventura Airport (FUE). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
From the airport, take bus number three to Puerto del Rosario. From there, bus number six will take you to Corralejo. Hop onto bus number eight, which will get you to El Cotillo and simply exit at the last stop. Let Star Surf Camps know your flight times in advance and they will meet you at the bus stop.
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