Hi Errant Surf,
I’m pleased to say that all the feedback I can give on this trip is positive.
To be honest I thought I was booking into a surfing hostel – and I’ve recently been to some of these in Newquay… La Hosteria de Latas is nothing like these places, and more like a 4 star hotel. What it does have in common with hostels, however, is the friendly guests and great staff. The bar has a great mix of friendly locals and international guests, and the beer is cold and cheap.
The Hosteria also has some excellent food, running barbecues and Carlos’s legendary paella nights at least once each every week. However, there are also some very good and cheap local restaurants in Loredo, and more expensive, and not as good, restaurants in Somo.
This was an excellent trip, I would recommend it to anyone, and I’m certain to go back next year.
One thing that may be worth considering would be the ability to hire boards from the Hosteria. While there is a lot of places to hire boards in Somo, they tend to be NSP boards. A few decent surftec shapes or similar which could be hired from the hostel or the surf school would be really useful.