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Join Vistamar Guest House and choose the pace of your trip! If you are already a surfer, you may go on surfari in the pick up truck scouting all different waves instead of having lessons, but if you are a beginner, you may can focus on advancing your skills. Yoga classes may be adapted to the afternoon or morning. If you don't like boats, you may even go horseback riding instead, or try a hike into the jungle, all for no extra cost. Don't miss this chance to explore Ecuador and enjoy free drinks too!
Vistamar boasts ocean views from all the beds, a fully stocked covered outdoor kitchen, an open loft with ocean and jungle views that is outfitted with hammocks and a desk, and lots of furnished balcony space. Vistamar also has a movable wooden platform with a roof that can be set up on the lawn for yoga or any other purpose your retreat calls for.
These trips are completely customizable to your desire! That means, the time you surf, do yoga and go on excursions, it all depends on you. That being said, the Vistamar team will provide you with a suggested itinerary (so that you don't have to decide anything if you don't want to!) based on your skill levels as a surfer, tides, and weather conditions. However, this itinerary will be flexible so that you can shape each vacation experience around what you want!
The basic framework includes surfing (with a guide and/or instructor) in the morning and evening (usually) with yoga either in the middle of the day or in the morning, depending on what you prefer. You also can go horseback riding, bike riding, explore the jungle by foot and/or go snorkeling and explore hidden coves if you like. It's your vacation!
The following activities are available for no extra cost
Matteo is your friendly host and surf guru. He has two decades of surf experience, lifeguard training and years of experience teaching surfing from surf camps in San Diego to private and group lessons here in Ecuador and Peru. He's here to make sure you have a good time and ensure your safety, provide tips, water safety and local condition information, and pinpoint the best conditions and take you to the best breaks the Ecuatorial Pacific has to offer.
Mariano is our friendly, bilingual surf instructor with two decades of surfing and a decade of instructing experience. With several years here in Ayampe, he has an intimate knowledge of the nuances of this beach, which translates into you having a productive surf experience!
Lucile is a certified yoga and sup yoga teacher with experience in Yin & restorative, Vinyasa, Hatha and power yoga. She has led yoga and surf retreats and has worked in many studios around the world including London, Tanzania, Colombia, Ecuador and Morocco. Lucile creates an environment that is both relaxed and relaxing to help condition the body for surfing and stretch post surf. Her classes incorporate breath work, meditation, and asanas with maximum hands on assists and modifications to accommodate different levels. Lucile’s classes are both fun and relaxing with an emphasis on the breath
Ayampe, Ecuador is a very safe, small clean village with an international community, restaurants, year-round surf, and lots of wave variety within a 15 minutes' drive.
During this surf camp, you will be served three daily meals and snacks, including a barbecue party on the last night.
You will also have a 24-hour access to coffee, tea, and the snack station. Food will be made with the finishing touches (sliced fruit, etc.) done at Vistamar for freshness and aesthetics. There will be personnel to clean up and wash the dishes afterwards.
Please take notice the meals are oriented to the seasonal produce. Here you will enjoy great seafood (tuna, Mahi Mahi, swordfish, Macral, wild caught shrimp, calamar, etc.) and fresh produce.
However, the Vistamar team is flexible and will be happy to alter the menu to your wishes. On a normal basis, you may expect a vegetarian breakfast, and either a pescatarian lunch and veggie dinner, or a veggie dinner and a pescatarian lunch, or pescatarian lunch and dinner. There will always be plenty of veggie sides (also, a vegan option will be served, depending on guests desires).
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