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
~ For two guests. Solo guests are paired
OPEN AIR VILLAS
~ For solo guests. Villa is shared with other
OPEN AIR VILLA
Olas Mainland Mexico Safari Dates ~
Six Night Safaris
dates are travel dates. The first date is the day
you arrive. The second date is the day you depart. Fall
/ Winter 2010
/ Spring 2011
February 24-Mar 2 March 3-9 Mar 31-Apr 6
Rates are per person. Check current availability
and request a 24-hour courtesy hold by calling
831-625-5748 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Availability is not guaranteed without a courtesy
Surf Safari Includes:
ground transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta
• Six night accommodations in dreamy, tropical
oceanfront villas (includes all local taxes)
• Daily surf lessons with Las Olas caring,
• 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
• Day safaris to secret surf spots (conditions
• Bellhop service for arrival and departure
• Daily maid service, including fresh bath
• Use of guest robes
• Use of safety deposit box or travel safe
• Concierge service from 8am to 7pm
• Gratuities included for hotel and restaurant
Depending on instructor scheduling and guests'
preferences, the following activities may be
• “Love your surfboard” Workshop,
How to buy and care for surfboards
• Introduction to Salsa y Guacamole
• Native Mexican Huichol Beading
•"¿Que honda?" ~ Neighborhood
• 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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Make Your Safari Reservation
1. Check current availability and request a 24-hour
courtesy hold by calling 831-625-5748 or emailing to email@example.com.
Availability is not guaranteed without a courtesy hold
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
DELUXE ENCLOSED VILLA:CLICK
HERE TO VIEW A SAMPLING OF DELUXE ROOM PHOTOS
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.
PREMIUM OPEN AIR
HERE TO VIEW SAMPLE GALLERY 1 • CLICK
HERE TO VIEW SAMPLE GALLERY 2
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 VS.
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
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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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.
"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
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
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
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.