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Bilbao Eco Surf House - Sopelana, Basque Country. Surf Camps in Spain

INTRODUCTION

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Bilbao Eco House is a brand new eco-hostel located in the charming city of Sopelana, Basque Country.

 

This accommodation is perfect for couples or groups of friends looking for a relaxing vacation near the beach. The hostel is located within walking distance from La Salvaje Beach and Sopelana Beach (also known as Barinatxe and Arrietara) and also nearby the best pubs in town (La Triangu and Indian).

 

The main activities at the camp are surf and skate but there are many other outdoor activities to be done. With our experienced instructors, you will have fun while learning all the techniques you need to improve your skills.

 

Come stay at Bilbao Eco House and we guarantee you will have an unforgettable summer camp experience!

 

THE ACCOMMODATION

Bilbao Eco Surf House offers all the amenities that you might need to have a wonderful time at the Basque Country.

 

Facilities

  • There are shared or private rooms for your choice.
  • All rooms have private bathrooms equipped with a hot water shower, toilet and a hairdryer.
  • Restaurant with great food cooked by a local chef
  • Bar
  • Shared lounge area
  • Terrace area to chill and meet new people that are also staying at the hostel
  • Indoor skate park to shred in between surf sessions
  • Spa with sauna and jacuzzi to relax after a long day of activities
  • Beautiful garden area.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the accommodation premises.

 

Services

  • There is free wifi available in all areas of the hostel.
  • Electric vehicle charging station is available.
  • The rooms are daily cleaned by the staff and linen and towels are included and are changed every second day or upon request.
  • Private parking is possible at an extra charge if arranged in advance, but there are free parking spots right in front of the accommodation.
  • Another feature is a tour desk where you can get all the information you need from the super friendly staff that is available in between working hours to help with anything you need (English speaking staff).

 

Meals

  • The hostels offer a free buffet or à la carte breakfast. 
  • You can also choose to have a full board or half board included in your stay.
  • Every meal the local chef cooks 3 delicious dishes for your choice. The chef makes sure there is always a vegetarian option among them.

 

THE ACTIVITIES

Surf

The surf school has been established in 2004 and the teachers are locals who know everything from the ocean and the land and are qualified by the Surf Federation. Some of them have a long tradition in worldwide competition.

The beach where the lessons take place is only 5-10min walking from Bilbao Eco Surf House.

The 2h surf lessons are divided by levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced) and there is one instructor for every 10 students.

Private lessons and board rental are also available.

It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced surfer or if it’s your first time, the classes will adapt to you and help you to improve in what you need.

 

Favorite Surf Spots

The area extending from Biarritz to Bilbao has the best surf coast in Spain and possibly in Europe. One of Europe’s world-class surf spots, Mundaka, is a long powerful left-hander that breaks on a river mouth in the picturesque Gernika estuary, a natural area protected by UNESCO and dominated by the village’s church! Another world-class reef break is Meñakoz, a very big and powerful right. Further good spots in the area include Bakio and Sopelana, both regional classic beach breaks with lefts and rights that are accessible to all kinds of surfers.

 

Skate

Skate sessions and lessons in the best street skate parks of Bilbao. You will have the chance to skate in the harbor situated in Basauri, in Amezola Square, spots in the city center and many other places and skate parks shown on famous videos of renowned skaters.

The instructors will be skating with you showing you new moves and giving you tips on how to improve your skills.

There will also be someone filming to register all your progress and after the sessions, the instructors will do video analysis and correct your movements  

 

Sight-seen

There are many historical and cultural places to visit nearby the accommodation:

  • Butrón Castle is only 9km away from the hostel.
  • Vizcaya Bridge is 8.6km away from the hostel.
  • Bilbao Exhibition Centre 20km away from the hostel.
  • University of Deusto Bilbao 20km away from the hostel.
  • Bilbao Fine Arts Museum 20km away.
  • Guggenheim Museum 18km away.

 

Other Activities

  • Cultural trips
  • Paddle surf
  • Summer outdoor cinema
  • Barbecue
  • Guide trips to Bilbao, Getxo, and Armintza
  • Archery
  • Yoga

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Bilbao Eco Surf House is located in the calm and beautiful village of Sopelana. The accommodation is in a very strategical spot, only 10min walking from the beach and 3min walk from the two best pubs in town: The Triangu and Indian Bar.

Also within walking distance, you can find convenience stores, snack houses, and other less famous bars.

There are many places to walk around and see the beautiful landscape of the Basque Country. You can take a walk along the edge of the cliffs to watch colorful sunsets or hike in the middle of the bushes to relax and enjoy nature.

If you want you can also take the metro (the closest station is only 10min walking) and go straight to the city center of Bilbao. There is a lot of famous places to be seen in that area so it’s definitely worth to check that out.

 

Other convenient places nearby:

The gas station is only 2min by car.

The drug store is 7min by car.

The supermarket is 8min by car.

 

The Basque Country

Flanked by the Atlantic and the Pyrenees Mountain ranges, the Basque Country occupies the north-west corner of the Iberian Peninsula, close to the French border. Although the area is one of the most industrialized regions in Spain, it’s inhabitants have nevertheless managed to preserve through the centuries an age-old native culture which most valuable jewel is it’s the local language, Euskera, a pre-Indo European tongue whose mysterious origin has never been established.

Euskadi, meaning Basque Country in Euskera, is part of Green Spain. The landscape is formed by a cliff-lined coast with remarkable fishing villages and mountainous hinterland covered by green forests, offering a contrasting image to the dry and desert-like central Spain.

Bilbao is the industrial, financial and intellectual capital of the Basque Country. One of Spain’s largest cities and the country’s major harbor, Bilbao has recently turned into a popular touristic destination through a complete architectural revival featuring Frank Gehry’s striking Guggenheim Museum, Norman Foster’s impressive subway system and Santiago Calatrava’s spectacular new airport terminal.

 

Getting Here

The nearest airport to Bilbao Eco Surf House is Bilbao Airport (BIO), 24 km away from the accommodation (Easyjet, Hapag Llyod, Air Berlin, Aerlingus, Iberia, Lufthansa), and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

 

Larrabasterra Station is only 10 minutes and Sopelana Station is 18 minutes away by foot from Bilbao Eco Surf House.

 

Nearby Cities:

  • Bilbao, 24 km. (Bus-Metro) Mundaka, 37 km.
  • Donostia/San Sebastian, 132 km.
  • Biarritz (France), 156 km.

 

PRICES & PACKAGES

In July and August, just sell Shared dorms, with minimun  2 nights ofstay  🙂

 

Surf & Yoga Package (Special offer in July and August)

Double room not available, minimum 2 nights stay

 

  2 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 5 NIGHTS 6 NIGHTS 7 NIGHTS
Shared Room* 169 € 249 € 329 € 399 € 469 € 529 €

*Prices for one person

 

Inclusions:

✔ Accommodation in a shared or private room

✔ Access to the spa

✔ Daily breakfast

✔ Daily 2 hours of surf lessons (All Levels)

✔ Daily yoga class

✔ All Surf material included

✔ Wifi

 

Surf & Yoga Package (Special Offer from September to December)

  1 NIGHT 2 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 5 NIGHTS 6 NIGHTS 7 NIGHTS

Double Room*

89 € 169 € 239 € 305 € 389 € 437 € 519 €
Shared Room* 74 € 139 € 199 € 259 € 329 € 394 € 439 €

* Prices for one person

 

Inclusions:

✔ Accommodation in a shared or private room

✔ Access to the spa

✔ Daily breakfast

✔ Daily 2 hours of surf lessons (All Levels)

✔ Daily yoga class

✔ All Surf material included

✔ Wifi

 

Surf & Yoga Package (Special Offer from January to March)

  7 NIGHTS
Double Room* 399 €
Shared Room* 349 €

*  Prices for one person

 

Inclusions:

✔ Accommodation in a shared or private room

✔ Access to the spa

✔ Daily breakfast

✔ Daily 2 hours of surf lessons (All Levels)

✔ Daily yoga class

✔ All Surf material included

✔ Wifi

 

Surf & Yoga Package (Special Offer Easter Holiday)

  1 NIGHT 2 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 5 NIGHTS 6 NIGHTS 7 NIGHTS
Double Room* 89 € 169 € 239 € 305 € 371 € 437 € 499 €
Shared Room* 79 € 149 € 199 € 239 € 279 € 309 € 349 €

 

*  Prices for one person

 

Inclusions:

✔ Accommodation in a shared or private room

✔ Access to the spa

✔ Daily breakfast

✔ Daily 2 hours of surf lessons (All Levels)

✔ Daily yoga class

✔ All Surf material included

✔ Wifi

 

Extras:

✔ Full board: 18 € per day

✔ Half board: 10 € per day

✔ Private Parking: 5 per day

✔ Access to the spa: 8€ per hour

✔ Airport shuttle service: 20€ per person

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