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7 Days Spanish and Kite Camp in Manta, Ecuador

Inspiring Ecuador Surf Camp

Join Surpacifico Spanish School to discover Spanish culture and learn to kitesurf in one of the best places for practicing this amazing sport, Santa Marianita, just 15 minutes away from Manta by car! Transportation and full gear are provided. The program includes 20 hours of Spanish lessons (individual or group) and individual kitesurf lessons. Surpacifico Spanish School is offering three different levels of kitesurfing lessons. You can try this thrilling sport for the first time, brush up on your skills, or perfect the ride.

Highlights

  • Kiteboarding basic course
  • 20 hours of Spanish lessons
  • Transportation to the surf spot
  • Grammar and exercise books
  • Complimentary use of gear
  • A personalized instruction
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Airport transfer available:
Josí© Joaquí­n de Olmedo International Airport (US$110 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet

Family home-stay

The extraordinary cultural warmth of the Ecuadorians will make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. They will welcome you as a part of the family, even if you only stay for one week. With the home-stay option, you are provided a private bedroom inside the house of the family, two meals (breakfast and dinner), and most importantly, participation in the family life, having the opportunity to consistently practice the vocabulary and grammar learned in class.

Student’s apartment

The school has fully furnished apartments with nice bedrooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms (hot water). The common area gives a lot of space with the new kitchen facilities, a big table, TV, sofa, etc., and it will make you feel very comfortable from the first minute. You will have access to the school’s pool and the Wi-Fi. The new building is placed in a very friendly and safe area and it is an excellent choice for you who want more independence. In this accommodation, meals and laundry service are not included, and you can either choose a room with AC or a room with ventilator.

Location

Manta is a picturesque city, located on the Pacific Ocean, in a dry tropical forest with an average annual temperature of 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Manta has some of the most stunning beaches in South America and it has become the best and affordable destination for surfing, kite surfing, and diving. The beaches are suitable for practicing these great water sports for all kind of levels. At the beach of Tarqui, you can also do a variety of sports like volleyball, soccer and more.

Furthermore, Manta is an important center for the tuna and fishing industry. Therefore you will find the most incredible seafood restaurants as well as an active nightlife with some great bars and clubs as well as a few casinos. Manta is still not discovered by non-Ecuadorian tourism, it is the ideal place to get to know the real Ecuadorians and to get fully immersed in the Ecuadorian culture. In the surroundings of Manta, there are many interesting places you can visit, like Montecristi, the official town of the ‘Panama hats’, Machalililla National Park with fascinating flora and fauna, and The San Plácido Waterfalls and La Locita Waterfalls, which are both only two hours away from Manta and there you can enjoy an incredible flora inside a forest.

Nearby places

  • Santa Marianita - 15 minutes' car drive

Features

Activities

  • Diving
  • Kitesurfing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Whale watching

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Wireless internet

Food

Breakfasts and dinners are only provided if you choose the home-stay accommodation.

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)

Additional kiteboarding courses

During the program, kiteboarding level II and III are also possible to arrange for an extra cost. The additional eight hours' intermediate courses cost 320 USD and the additional six hours' advanced course cost 250 USD.

Galápagos tours

The Galápagos Islands is a unique and magical place, so take the opportunity and choose this special offer for you. Surpacifico Spanish School can book your trip on the Superior Tourist Class Yacht. The Yacht was built in 1995 in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galápagos. It is 60 feet long, 18 feet wide, and has a capacity of 16 people. A crew of six people is responsible for your safety and satisfaction. With the best knowledge of the spectacular islands and a lot of experience on the sea, an English-speaking naturalist guide will accompany you.

You can choose a few different kinds of accommodations and facilities. The yacht has two double cabins on the upper deck with a large berth, private bathroom, hot water, and air conditioning. On the main deck, there are another two cabins with the same construction and facilities. Furthermore, the yacht has four more double cabins on the lower deck. Whatever your preference is, Surpacifico Spanish School will get the right accommodation for you.

Isla de la Plata tours

Surpacifico Spanish School occasionally organizes tours to the famous Isla de la Plata with its similar flora and fauna to the Galápagos Islands. In the morning, you leave with the school’s car and drive all the way south to Puerto Lopez. From there, an English-speaking naturalist guide accompanies you on the boat to the unique island. On the way there, it is possible to see whales and dolphins, especially from June until September. The captain stops the boat so you have the possibility to observe the stunning animals. Upon Arrival on the island, you have two options: either to go on the easy walk (1 hour) to have a stunning cliff view or go on a more challenging walk (2 hours) to observe more of the numerous bird types the island is famous for.

What's included

  • 10 hours' of Level I kiteboarding basic course
  • 20 hours' of Spanish lessons
  • Personalized kitesurfing instruction
  • Full gear provided
  • Use of grammar books
  • Use of exercise books
  • Registration fee
  • Transportation every day to Santa Marianita (arranged transportation to the surf spot)
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts and dinners at home-stay accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Surpacifico Spanish School offers private shuttle service from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) directly to Manta for 110 USD. Additionally, Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito is 1.5 hours away from the city and a taxi from the airport to the city will cost 35 USD, but there are also public buses and airport buses for less money. If you want to transport by plane (30 minutes, 80 USD), Surpacifico Spanish School can book a flight ticket for you from Quito to Manta. If you wish, Surpacifico Spanish School can also

advance the price of the ticket and you can repay them on the first day of school in Manta. Surpacifico Spanish School can pick you up at the airport in Manta. Their driver will welcome your with a well visible nameplate and will bring you to the host family / apartment without any additional charge.

Arrival by bus

If you are arriving at Ecuador through Guayaquil, you can also travel on your own from Guayaquil to Manta by bus. There are several bus companies such as Reina del Camino, Coactur, and Carlos Alberto Aray. Surpacifico Spanish School can provide a free pick-up service at the bus station in Manta. You need to call before leaving from Guayaquil to Manta (there are many public telephones at the bus station in Guayaquil) in order to arrange the pick-up service. The cell phone number for arranging pick up service in Manta is 0999 184735.

From Quito, the bus ride will take nine hours for 10 USD. Surpacifico Spanish School can pick you up at the bus station in Manta and

bring you to the host family / apartment. It is suggested that you take a bus from "Flota Imbabura" bus company, which runs several times a

day every day from Quito to Manta. The Flota Imbabura Bus Station in Quito is located at the following crossroads: Manuel Larrea and Portoviejo Streets.

Airport: Josí© Joaquí­n de Olmedo International Airport Airport transfer available: Josí© Joaquí­n de Olmedo International Airport (US$110 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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