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Las Olas Surf safaris for women is recognized as the world's premier surf camp for women. Since 1997, Las Olas has introduced women to the joy of surfing. Called "the Golden Door of Surf Camps" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Las Olas surf safaris for women has also been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Outside, Travel & Leisure, and many more. Still, our best reviews come from the thousands of happy women who went surfing together at Las Olas.

* Dawn Patrol Rate ~ Offered up to 90 days prior to safari date, pending availability
SHARED BEDROOMS ~ For two guests.  Solo guests are paired together.
    Regular Rate Dawn Patrol Rate
DELUXE ENCLOSED VILLA Two Bedroom Villa $2,695 $2,495
PREMIUM OPEN AIR VILLAS Two Bedroom Villa $2,995 $2,795
PRIVATE BEDROOMS ~ For solo guests.  Villa is shared with other guests.
    Regular Rate Dawn Patrol Rate
PREMIUM OPEN AIR VILLA Two Bedroom Villa $3,995 $3,795

Current Specials
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.
Make your safari registration
Fall / Winter 2010

November 4-10
November 11-17
December 2-8
December 9-15

Winter / Spring 2011

January 6-12
January 13-19
February 10-16
February 17-23
February 24-Mar 2
March 3-9
Visit our blog: La PlayaMar 31-Apr 6
Apr 7-13
May 5-11
May 12-18
June 2-8
June 9-15

Inquire here about our future safari schedule.

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. 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.

2. Download a Reservation Form, click 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

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. All accommodations have US voltage electricity, a bathroom, kitchen or kitchenette with coffee maker, twin or king size beds, daily maid service, front-desk staff at your service, and resident geckos. You will enjoy wide open views of the village, the surf, and the big blue sea right from your terrace, and you will be able to sunbathe during the day and look at the stars above at night. Amenities include luxurious bathrobes, Yucatan Organic Oat & Honey soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion, beach towels, as well as air conditioning in the bedrooms. There is a restaurant on the beautifully landscaped grounds and you will find many nooks and crannies to explore, and lovely sitting areas in which to read a good book or just reflect.

Enclosed villas are generally one flight up and comparable to a two bedroom, two bathroom house a la Mexicana. The villa includes a great room, kitchen, and shaded balcony 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.

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. Premium villas have a larger open terrace, more outdoor living space, larger kitchens and unique details in the villa's design. 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. Some premium villas also have plunge pools.

Shared rooms have two twin beds for two guests, so you'll have one roommate. Private rooms have a king size bed and is for one guest only. 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.

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.





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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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