Grab your girlfriends and get away to a surf camp in Mexico just for women. Watching surfers enjoy the waves on a perfectly sunny day can make a beach bum a little jealous, especially when the weather is getting warmer and vacation is top of mind. Why not mix vacation with learning something, like surfing, and come home just as relaxed as if you spend the entire time lounging on the beach?
Check in to Las Olas surf camps for women, touted as a reverse finishing school with the motto, “We make girls out of women.” Classes are held beachside in a small village north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and students stay at luxe villas and get fresh local cuisine for breakfast. Each day begins with yoga, an essential warm up for a good day of surfing. After the sun and surf fun are over for the day, students can take workshops on Spanish language, making margaritas, salsa dancing and more. There’s always time to wander through the town and shop, or just relax and take a siesta.
With sweet extras included during your six-night safari, like airport transfers, a one-hour massage, orientation and finale dinners, a rash guard and water bottle (surfboards are also included, of course) — Las Olas is like a surf/spa week for the girls, or just yourself. How often do you come back from vacation with a new hobby, and have so much fun while learning it?