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Save a Wave for Me!                                  Save a Wave for Me!

The core of each Las Olas surf safari
rests on the thoughtful choices made by our crew since our maiden safari in 1997. Our goal to please and astonish every guest arriving at the seaside storybook villas has informed each choice we've made building Las Olas. Every detail is taken into consideration, with special attention paid to beauty, authenticity, and comfort.

Is the Las Olas experience the right choice for the most discriminating guest? Our refusal to compromise quality is evident throughout the experience, from arrival to departure. Our dedication to providing the perfect surf safari is expressed in the exquisite design of the villas, the convenience of our private clubhouse steps from the surfbreak, and our world class crew ensuring that your experience at Las Olas is as seamless as the rhythm of the waves.

The Las Olas crew has invested decades perfecting standards of excellence and we're proud to have earned acclaim as the #1 surf safari for women. But witnessing a new surfer coming out of the surf teary-eyed and charged for life after riding her first wave~ that's our goal. That's why we do it.

"Las Olas is the Golden Door of Surf Camps." –San Francisco Chronicle
"The #1 Surf Camp for Women." –Malibu Times
"I felt like I had just gone to church. I'm feeling fortified and more than a little worshipful." –O, the Oprah Magazine

Las Olas Mainland Mexico Safari Rates  ~  7 Day / 6 Night Safaris
    Fall 08 - Spring 09 Rates Special Dawn Patrol Rates ~ Offered up to 90 days prior to safari date, pending availability.
Shared bedrooms ~ For two guests. Solo guests are paired together.   Shared bedroom Deluxe Enclosed Villa $3050 per person Shared bedroom Deluxe Enclosed Villa $2850 per person
    Shared bedroom Premium Open Air Villa $3195 per person Shared bedroom Premium Open Air Villa $2995 per person
Private Bedrooms ~ For solo guest. Villa is shared with other guests.   Private room in Deluxe Enclosed or Open Air Villa $3775 Private room in Deluxe Enclosed or Open Air Villa $3575
    Private room Premium Open Air Villa, plunge pool and private bathroom $4150 Private room Premium Open Air Villa, plunge pool and private bathroom $3950

Ask about our current special!


Las Olas Mainland Mexico Safari Dates ~ Seven Day/ Six Night Safaris
All dates are travel dates. The first date is the day you arrive. The second date is the day you depart.

Current Availability:
Because availability changes daily, please contact us for current availability.

New Summer Baja Sur 2009 Dates
Please call for 2009 Summer Baja Sur Schedule

Las Olas Fall 2008 - Spring 2009 Dates (rates for 08/09 dates in grid)

November 6 - 12
November 13 - 19

December 4 - 10
December 11 - 17

February 5 - 11
February 12 -18

March 19 - 25
March 26 - April 1

April 16 - 22
April 23 - 29

May 14 - 20
May 21 - 27

Rates are per person. Check current availability and request a 24-hour courtesy hold by calling 831-625-5748 or emailing to Availability is not guaranteed without a courtesy hold confirmation.

 Your Surf Safari Includes: 

• Scheduled ground transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta airport
• Six night accommodations in dreamy, tropical oceanfront villas (includes all local taxes)
• Daily surf lessons with Las Olas caring, expert instructors
• Quality surf equipment including soft foam boards and custom shaped fiberglass boards
• Your own Las Olas rash guard (surf shirt)
• Your own Las Olas water bottle for hydration
• Daily Breakfast
• Orientation and finale dinners, lunch on field trip day
• Daily yoga sessions
• Private one hour sports massage
• Private one-on-one surf lesson with your instructor
• Day safaris to secret surf spots (conditions permitting)
• Bellhop service for arrival and departure
• Daily maid service, including fresh bath towels
• Use of guest robes
• Use of safety deposit box or travel safe
• Concierge service from 8am to 7pm
• Gratuities included for hotel and restaurant service

Other available activities:
Depending on instructor scheduling and guests' preferences, the following activities may be offered:
• “Love your surfboard” Workshop, How to buy and care for surfboards
• Introduction to Salsa y Guacamole
• Native Mexican Huichol Beading
•"¿Que honda?" ~ Neighborhood Spanish
• Salsa Dance Lesson
• 'Love Your Beach' Clean Up
• Sea Turtle Presentation & Baby Turtle Release, Seasonal ~ Fall
• Whales & Dolphins Up Close by Panga Boat, Seasonal ~ Winter

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To Make Your Safari Reservation
1. Click here to go to our ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM where you can fill out your info, payment details and we will hold your spot while we contact you to select your room accommodations choices, safari dates and other details. You may also request a 24-hour courtesy hold by calling or filling out our Save My Wave form. For any other questions or concerns please call 831-625-5748 or email direct to Availability is not guaranteed without a courtesy hold confirmation.

2. If you wish to submit your registration form by Fax, you may Download a Reservation Form here. A PDF version of our registration form will download to your computer for printing. If you can not download forms, call to request to have forms faxed or mailed to you. 3. Fill out both forms completely and fax back to 831-625-4267. Reservations may also be made over the phone, then mail your forms to Las Olas, Post Office Box 4669, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921 USA. 4. A Reservation Confirmation will be emailed to you. Reservations require payment at the time the reservation is made. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and checks are accepted.

The downloaded versions of the form requires Acrobat Reader or similar reader usually available standard on your computer. If it's not, click here.

If you cannot open and print out our forms, feel free to call for a mailed or faxed version at 831-625-5748 or email at


Villa Details
All villas are nestled on a tropical hillside tumbling down to the ocean's edge. Each space is its own work of art, individually designed and built by local craftsmen and artisans to blend smoothly with the environment while offering wide views of the surf break and big blue sea. All accommodations have electricity, a bathroom, kitchen or kitchenette, daily maid service, front-desk staff at your service, and resident geckos.

Shared room in Deluxe Enclosed four-person Villas. Solo guests and groups less than four will be matched with villamates. Enclosed villas are generally one flight up and comparable to a two bedroom house a la Mexicana. Villas includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom and terrace complete with patio furniture for enjoying your relaxing ocean view. Glass doors let in plenty of natural light or swing them open for ocean breezes. Enclosed villas are perfect if you prefer indoor living space or choose to close your doors at night. Each bedroom has two twin beds.

Shared room in Premium Open Air four-person Villas. Solo guests booking a shared room will be matched with a roommate. Open air villas are what Las Olas surf safaris are all about- Expansive outdoor living space, large sunny terrace, and ocean views from almost every part of the villa, even the kitchen. Each bedroom and bathroom is enclosed, but swing open your door to let in the ocean breeze each evening. At least two flights up, open air villas command the horizon while natural elements such as bougainvillea, ferns, and hibiscus give the villa its tree house feel. Each villa has one bathroom and two shared rooms, each bedroom has two twin beds.

Private Room in Deluxe Open Air two-person Villa. Solo guests will be matched with a villamate. One flight up, this two-person villa has a large terrace with plenty of outdoor living space, an ocean view, a kitchenette and plenty of natural foliage. The two Private bedrooms are enclosed and each have a full size bed for a solo guest. Bedroom doors can be left open at night for cool ocean breezes. Although the two guests will share the villa's enclosed bathroom, its design provides plenty of privacy.

Shared Rooms
Shared rooms have two twin beds for two guests, so you'll have one roommate and a total of three villamates. Many Las Olas guests are solo travelers and enjoy sharing their villa with others, so if your party does not fill a villa, we will match you up with villamates. And in the end, our guests consider their new friendships one of the best experiences of their safari.

Private Rooms
Private bedrooms are in a two bedroom villa, so guests will share their villa with one other guest. Each private bedroom has a full size bed for one guest.

Las Olas has not canceled a safari for any reason since our first trip in 1997. Should you need to cancel or postpone a safari, fees do apply, so please read our cancellation policy . We strongly recommend travel cancellation insurance for unexpected changes in your plans. Please contact us for a list of insurers.

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Contact Us For More Information
We're happy to answer any questions you have about Las Olas, and will keep you updated on future surf safaris.





How did you Hear About Us?  

Requirements to join:
• All safaris are open to solo travelers, pairs of friends, small groups, and guests of all levels of surf experience.
• Prior surf experience is not needed (most guests are beginners).
• Guests must be competent swimmers, in good health and physical condition, and free of injuries.
• Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must be 14 years of age to surf. Minors may require special documentation to leave the country. Please check with your airline.
• There is no maximum age limit. Don't forget our motto ~ "We make girls out of women."
• To enter and return from Mexico, guests need a valid passport with at least six months remaining before expiration. All guests are responsible for proof of citizenship documents.
• All Las Olas guests must read and agree to the terms of Las Olas' Release of Liability and Assumption of All Risks form prior to registering for a safari or booking travel arrangements. The Release Form is included with the Registration Form via download from our website, or we will gladly fax, mail, or email a copy.

Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers welcome
Small groups of female family members are welcome at any of our safaris. For teens and Moms, our March, April, and June safaris are most likely to coordinate with school vacation schedules.

In years past, we've hosted three generations of surfer girls, ages 14 - 72. All safaris feature our complete Surf Safari program and activities designed to appeal to women of all ages and abilities. Although surfing can be a rewarding experience for women of any age, guests are not required to surf. You may enjoy many other activities like yoga, swimming, relaxing on the beach, or experiencing the magic of Mexico.

For available specials, click here.

To download a Reservation Form, click here >>
A PDF version of our registration form will download to your computer for printing. Fill out both forms completely and fax back to 831-625-4267.

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Safari Cancellations

"Cancellation" is defined as not attending your scheduled Manifesta safari, including postponing or rescheduling. "You" refers to the guest booking a Manifesta safari. "We" refers to Manifesta Corp. It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation. Naturally, no one books with the intention of canceling or postponing their safari, but unexpected things do happen, so please consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance.

Travel Cancellation Insurance
Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees. With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation. We strongly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance through your travel agent, or visit the following website to compare insurers:

Guest Cancellation Policy
Manifesta does not offer cash/check or credit card refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as credit for another safari within two years of your original safari date. We will gladly transfer your credit to another guest and/or Manifesta safari.
Depending on when you cancel, cancellation fees may apply. Fees are determined by the following schedule:
~ If you cancel more than 90 days before your safari start date, 100% of your payment may be applied to another Manifesta safari.
~ If you cancel 60 - 89 days before your safari start date, 70% of your payment may be applied to another Manifesta safari. You will forfeit 30% of the price of your safari.
~ If you cancel 15 - 59 days before your safari start date, 40% of your payment may be applied to another Manifesta safari. You will forfeit 60% of the price of your safari.
~ If you cancel 14 days or less before your safari start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury, or personal emergencies. We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early. You must submit your signed Reservation Form and Participant Agreement, Release of Assumption of All Risks Form within one week of booking or 90 days prior to safari start date, whichever comes first. Guests who fail to do so, may be subject to an automatic cancellation and the above policy will apply.

Manifesta Safari Cancellation Policy
If Manifesta must cancel or change a scheduled safari date for any reason, you may transfer your full safari payment to another safari, or you may request a refund of your payments to us, constituting a full settlement. Manifesta is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled safari, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.


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