Want to submit a testimonial? Please do by clicking here: Once we get your testimonial, we will post!
I had an absolutely great time hanging out at Las Palmeras Surf Camp this July and surfing all of the super fun waves located around the Salina Cruz vicinity. My best description of the surf??? WARM, super fun and sometimes VERY LONG!!!!
At times the surf was as stunning and spectacular as anywhere in the world... truly beautiful waves. There just happens to be quite a few hidden little surf gems out there just waiting to be surfed...
David, Karla, and Dylan are excellent hosts. The meals they serve at the camp are completely off of the hook delicious! I can't figure out what I enjoy more... eating all of the delicious food, or, riding the rippable waves!
Above all else, the accommodations at the surf camp are quite comfortable, safe, secure and very well kept up (clean) I really felt right at home there and one of the most important aspects to staying at the camp is how secure you feel about your possessions there. You don't have to worry about a thing because you are in very good hands...
The local surf scene is very casual and cool around the surf breaks in the Salina Cruz area and there is a lot of fun to be had.Truthfully speaking, I honestly wish I never had to leave Las Palmeras Surf Camp to return to Oregon's cold waves!!!!
Jack Hanson (alias: \"Mondongo!\")
Dear Josh, David and Karla,
I wanted to extend my thank to you and your staff for making my trip a real good one. We scored great surf! We were lucky to have the time when the swell models looked good; it was a surgical strike, like your website touts. Not like the old days when we went somewhere and prayed there would be swell. Your guys were real accomodating, not too many people have seen a kneeboarder, but they said it looked like I was having fun. When it got smaller later in the week, I broke out my fun board and surfed. Good to work on the backhand being goofy! Your staff was great, food was killer - no montezuma's revenge. Rooms were nice with the AC. Karla and David - super cool and spoke good english! Our driver, Jesus was a real hard working young man. He catered to our needs and was there to wake us up at 5:30am everyday and later in the day after our naps ready for the evening sessions. He even took us to Barra one day and we scored there too. I will definitely recommend this trip to my buddies!
"Best salsa verde ever!! No one knows what the points and sandbars are doing better than David, Josh and the crew. If you want to get barreled it’s a pretty good decision."
"Las Palmeras has been a second home to me over the past fours years of my professional filmaking career. Never once in my life did I think I would ever want to go on a surf trip or see Mexico as a desired surf destination. However because of David, his family and the great people who work at Las Palmeras my opinion quickly changed. The food is amazing and you have all the comforts of home. The camp takes extremely good care of you and provides you with he best possible opportunity to score the waves of your life. I have stayed at the camp well over five different times and each time I leave I can't wait to get a phone call to head back down there."
Ryan Moss, director of media, REEF
"Being down with David Ramirez and the boys was one of the best surf trips I’ve had in a while. They were right there when we needed anything!"
"SO STOKED ON MY TRIP!!! We had Jairo up at 5:45 every day taking us around to the spots, and I could not have been more stoked. We were on it, surfing all day for the five days I was down there. Thanks so much David, Karla, Rosie, Jairo and Josue for an awesome trip. I am coming back next year for sure!"
Zach Boon, Brand Manager, Nike 6.0
"Las Palmeras surf camp trips are one of the best surf trips I have ever been on - even for a goofy footer like me! He worked hard to get us into the best waves/least crowds everyday and even went out of his way to film us on video a few times! My friend is back there now and I look forward to going back soon. David has the area dialed, plays an awesome host, has a relaxing place to stay, and a wonderful friends and family to hang with. Hope you all can check out Bob's surf tours soon, you won't be sorry!"
"I've been on a lot of surf trips around the world, but NOTHING compared to my recent trip to Salina Cruz with David and the Salina Cruz surf camp crew. The waves are incredible, check the photos, endless perfection, perfect point after perfect point, the crew will get you to the best spot. The camp is awesome, you don't need to worry about a thing, it's all taken care of. The food is 5 star - authentic Mexican food prepared fresh for each meal. What are u waiting for?? Truely the best time ever."
Pat Towersey, RVCA
"David thanks so much for everything... The Las Palmeras Surf Trips they are best you can get. They really know there spots, they will provide with all the infra structure necessary for a successful surf trip, for me was like I started a new family!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again."
Claudio Aquino, Block Brazil
"What can I say, I truthfully don't want to say anything and keep this place private : ) The surf experience was amazing. We were surfed out after 5 days of being there. David is an amazing guy who is on top of it! Very dialed in to every secret spot there. First time I went anywhere with a guide. It was great, no worries about renting a car, getting lost etc... he wakes you up (almost too early :) feeds you great food his wife makes, drives you everywhere, and waits till you can not surf another wave to drive you home to a warm shower and a great local home made meal. I don't want to exploit the surf spots too much, so go and figure it out on your own. But if you like WARM water, sand bottom, hollow rights....enough said. (don't worry about the swine flu, take universal precautions and CHARGE!) ~rez da surfdoc. If interested in traveling with an ER doc for possible medical services in remote areas email: firstname.lastname@example.org"
"Staying with David and Karla is such a pleasure. I feel at home while im there, not to mention, great food, a safe, clean environment and many laughs. David is a local surf expert and will take you to the best waves. Leave your worries behind. Enjoy the ride with Las Palmeras! I wish i was there now!"
"David Ramirez is the best tour guide ever! He gets you to the finest, most hidden secret spots and makes sure you score the best possible waves. To top it off, he's also a very funny dude, entertains us with his witty sense of humor."
Patrick Trefz, Photographer