Surf Sisters: TBD
JOIN WHATSAPP GROUP - TBD
Manuel (surf guide & driver): +503 7796 8590
Esther (our host in El Sal): +503 7890 4751
Ricardo (our host in El Sal): +503 7871 5320
Finisterra: Keri +1 604 505 2472 I Nicola +1 604 762 5851
MONEY MATTERS - I've had a couple of questions about money, so I thought that I would just respond to everyone. I would definitely recommend taking out USD in advance and requesting smaller, crisp bills - $5, $10, $20 bills. I would recommend bringing a few hundred US dollars ($300+) as you can always go back home with USD (it doesn't go bad). There are no ATMs near Los Mangos.
You will need to pay $12USD cash upon arrival (subject to change without notice) in San Salvador so you must have cash for this. The only meals that you will need to purchase are in San Salvador (although we arrive late) and lunch the next day. All meals are included at Los Mangos and you can use a credit card or cash to purchase extra beverages and snacks from the hotel in Los Mangos (pay at the end of the week).
TIPS/GRATUITIES - Of course, tipping is subjective, however, it is very much appreciated. You will likely want to bring USD to tip the staff at the hotel, surf instructors, and yoga teacher. We would recommend $5-10USD per person per day for the hotel staff (they serve and prepare 3 meals a day and clean the rooms), $8-15USD per person per day of instruction for each surf instructor and yoga teacher. You can tip everyone towards the end of the week before we part ways. Please note that these are just suggested amounts and of course, it is totally up to you.
SURF SISTER SURF INSTRUCTORS - Tiff Olsen & Jaz Turner
LOCALS - We will also have a great local certified Surf Instructor named Manuel (Manny/Manuelito/Meno). He's done 7 surf camps with us and is a delight to work with. He is learning English so he is a great person to practice Spanish with!
Our wonderful local Yoga Teacher is named Ana. We absolutely adore her. This is Ana's 6th year as our yoga teacher on these camps - she speaks fluent English and actually lived in Canada for a short time during her childhood. Her yoga style is meant to complement our surf lessons - restorative and gentle.
REMEMBER: Passport, $USD, a few swimming suits, plenty of sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt for sun protection, a reusable water bottle, yoga clothes, PJs (for those sharing a room), ...etc.
INSURANCE - You MUST have Travel Insurance to participate in the adventure so if you haven't already purchased it, you can do so here - https://finisterra.ca/travel-insurance/
MEALS & DRINKS - All meals are included at Los Mangos. You will just need to pay for your own meals in San Salvador. Filtered water, coffee, and juice is included at Los Mangos. If you would like to order cocktails, sodas, beers, or smoothies, at Los Mangos, no problem. They will run a tab for you which you can pay at the end with USD or credit card.
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