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Pura Vida Lodge


Mimizan, France

4.8 / 5 - 105 reviews Open Gallery

What is included in this holiday?

Shared or private lodging
Solo travellers, friends, couples
Average age: 25 - 40 years old (Min. 23)
Surf lessons included, all levels

A number of meals are included
Transfer(s) available
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Add yoga and dinner package

Highlights

  • Pura Vida Lodge: Cozy surf lodge with heated pool and relax garden and bar. Surfy atmosphere, nice group size and awesome host team that hopes to welcome you for your dream surf holiday. Our surf camp is either 23+ or 30+ (see booking portal)
  • Surf lessons & material: Lessons for all levels included, beginners up to advanced. Small groups of 4 per teacher. Video coaching for more advanced. Material may be used at all times, so you can surf as often and much as you like.
  • Close to the beach: The beach is within walking distance. With your own beach cruiser (bike) with board rack all spots in the area are easy to acces so you can go up and down between Lodge and beach, no problem.

Video Experience

A Message from your host

Sven & Elles, Owner

We are Sven and Elles, nice to meet you! Being very passionate about and loving the surf sport and the environment, we started the Pura Vida Lodge several years ago. Together with our team and our children, daughter Flo and son Yuki, we are the heart of the Lodge. With all of us we are working hard but happy every day to make sure that our guests will have a pleasant and unforgettable holiday here in Mimizan.

Read more about this surf holiday

At Errant Surf we find it very important that you read about the experience that is offered at Pura Vida Lodge. Our partner has provided the information you will read below. The booking tool will tell you exactly what you will get for what price.

The vibe at Pura Vida Lodge

  • The Pura Vida Lodge is a place where people come to relax, (learn how to) surf and enjoy. There is daily yoga and a very relaxed atmosphere. Weeks are 23+ or 30+.

Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 25 and 40 years old. The minimum age is 23.
  • This accommodation is suitable for solo travellers, friends, couples.

Accommodation

The following accommodation types are being offered by this surf house:

Shared room (4-6 people)

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with bunk bed(s). Suitable for 6 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? No information provided.
  • In addition to the above: We have 3 shared rooms. We try to keep male and female separate as much as possible and always have a female/male room only. Let us know if that has your preference through the booking tool.

Shared double room

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with twin bed(s). Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: You will be sharing with a friend or one other female or male or you can book it privately (against surcharge) so that one bed stays empty.

Double room with balcony

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private room with double bed(s). Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: Double room, bookable with two or alone (against surcharge) with private balcony with hammock.

Double room with shower

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with double bed(s). Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: Double room with private shower and sink.

Shared triple room with balcony

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with single bed(s). Suitable for 3 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.

Surfing at Pura Vida Lodge

The Pura Vida Lodge offers surf lessons for all levels. The beach breaks around Mimizan offer something for every level and in small groups of 4 there is always something to be surfed and learned.

The Surf Levels

Pura Vida Lodge offers surf lessons on the following surf levels:

Beginners

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Advanced

  • You can catch green waves and make some turns and are comfortable in small to medium conditions.
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Surf packages

The following surf packages are being offered by this surf house.

Beginner Surf course

  • Beginner Surf course: We offer surf lessons for beginners in small groups of 4 per 1 teacher. During the surf lessons we try to give you all the basics you need and point out tricks and tips so that you can learn to surf in perfect conditions. After your first lesson you are free to use the material at any time and can therefore make the most out of your surf week with us. It totals 4h in the water and 1h of theory You will have 5 lessons, spread over 4 days, of 1 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

Intermediate and advanced surf lessons

  • Intermediate and advanced surf lessons: For the more experienced surfers, these lessons are great. In small groups of max. 4 we are able to give very personal lessons and adjust to all levels. Teachers are very experienced and will push your surfing to the next level. These lessons include a video analysis as well as a general theory lesson. 4 hours in the water, 1 theory lesson. Different boards are available or bring your own You will have 5 lessons, spread over 4 days, of 1 hours each.
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    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

Practical information

  • The surf lessons are taught in English, English, Dutch.
  • The surf lessons will be planned according to the weather and wave conditions, so it's impossible to communicate the hours of your lessons prior to your arrival.
  • The surf lessons take place at Mimizan Plage.
  • There won't be any surf lessons on the day of your arrival.

Video analysis

  • Video analysis: More advanced / intermediate surfers following surf lessons will get a video analysis as part of their surf lesson.

Surf equipment

  • Surf equipment: When booking a surf package, making use of a surfboard and a wetsuit is included for all guests throughout their stay.

Surf storage

  • Surf storage: It is possible to store your own surf equipment in our storage.

What is there to do?

The activities below are available during most of the season. The add-ons which do not appear in the booking tool can be booked on location.

Activities

  • Daily yoga lesson: We offer daily yoga, mostly before breakfast for all levels
  • Campfire: We do have a campfire in our garden on all nights possible
  • Beach Cruiser: Every guests has its own beach cruiser throughout your stay. This is the ideal way to carry your surf board to the beach or explore the surroundings of the surf villa

Activities to add-on

  • Massage: Treat yourself with a relaxing massage during your stay
  • SUP : Try out SUPing and book a lesson with us on the river nearby.
  • Surfskate: Get introduced to surf skating.

Food & Drinks

Divers and healthy breakfast buffet included, lunchpack and dinner package optional. Because at Pura Vida, we know how important the food is.

What to expect?

This is an overview of what you can expect in terms of food & drinks. When selecting your prefered package during the booking process, you will know exactly on how many meals you can count.
  • Breakfast: Included on a daily basis.
  • Lunch: Can be purchased throughout your stay.
  • Dinner: Can be purchased throughout your stay.

Drinks

  • Drinks can be purchased at our bar.

Cooking facilities

  • We have a kitchen which is available to our guests at all times.

Dietary requirements

  • In case you have any particular dietary requirements, please inform us.
  • We cater vegetarian, vegan diets.
  • In case your requirements are very specific, please clarify this during the booking process so we can prepare our kitchen for you.

Facilities

Below you will find the facilities that are available for most of the season. A EUR sign (€) refers to a paid add-on.

Accommodation

  • WiFi
  • Electricity
  • Parking
  • Lockers
  • Desk to work
  • Kitchen for guests
  • Fridge
  • Wetsuit storage
  • Surf storage
  • ATM nearby

Entertainment

  • Pool
  • Table tennis
  • Skate ramp
  • Skateboards
  • Bikes
  • Animation
  • Bar
  • Yoga
  • Board games

Services

  • Made beds
  • Coffee / tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Location

Here the actual location of the surf house is displayed. Below you will find the best way(s) of how to get there.

The address of Pura Vida Lodge

  • 50 Avenue Maurice Martin, 40200 Mimizan, France

How to reach Pura Vida Lodge by Car

  • You can park the car outside of our surf accommodation for a small fee.

How to reach Pura Vida Lodge by Transfer

  • From Bordeaux Airport (Saturdays):
    • Price single trip per person: € 50,-
    • Price 2 ways per person: € 100,-
  • Please note: Only on Saturdays between 6:30 (departure Lodge) and 19:00 (arrival Bordeaux), for other times see below on request.

  • From Bordeaux train station St. Jean:
    • Price single trip per person: € 50,-
    • Price 2 ways per person: € 100,-
  • Please note: Only on Saturdays between 6:30 (departure Lodge) and 19:00 (arrival Bordeaux), for other times see below on request. Make sure to check if you can take the train on to Labouheyre, since it leaves from the same station and might make it easier for all of us.

  • From Train station Labouheyre:
    • Price single trip per person: € 20,-
    • Price 2 ways per person: € 40,-
  • Please note: Only on Saturdays between 6:30 (departure Lodge) and 19:20 (arrival Labouheyre), for other times see below on request.

  • From Biarritz Airport or outside above times:
    • Price single trip per person: € 100,-
    • Price 2 ways per person: € 200,-
  • Please note: This pick-up is not always available and on request.

How to reach Pura Vida Lodge by Public transport

  • From Bordeaux Airport / Trainstation St. Jean
    • Route steps:
      1. Take Take the airport shuttle (Navette) to Bordeaux Saint Jean Train Station
      2. From there take the train to Labouheyre
      3. At Labouheyre you can either take the local bus or let yourself be picked up by our pick-up service

Practical information

  • Check-in: check-in is on Saturday from 17:00.
  • Check-out: check-out is on Saturday from 11:00.
  • Payment options: Maestro, Cash, ATM nearby.
  • Security deposit: we charge € 100,- per guest on the day of arrival.
  • Insurances: For information about or if you would like to add insurance to your surf holiday see the following link.
  • Visa and health: visit our page with information on the current situation in regards to visas and health. This page does not include information in regards to covid.
  • GGTO Guarantee Fund: we are a member of the GGTO Guarantee Fund. A one-time contribution of € 7,50 per person will be charged on top of your booking.

Basic pack list

You will receive more information about 'what to pack' in the welcome information. For now we just would like to make you aware of the most important things:

  • Towel
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen / after sun
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Party outfit
  • Swimwear
  • Facemask
  • Passport / ID
  • Insurance details
  • Charger
4.8 / 5 - 105 reviews

Reviews

Pura Vida Lodge is rated with a 4.8 /5 on Google, based on 105 reviews. Below are a maximum of 5 reviews:

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Small print

Terms and Conditions On this booking our booking terms apply.
Cancelations See our terms and conditions for the cancellation policy.
Modification of booking See our terms and conditions for the modification policy.
Travel Operator This surf holiday is operated by Errant Surf in collaboration with Pura Vida Lodge.
Minimum age The minimum age to stay in this accommodation is 23 years old.
Accommodation type You will be able to select the preferred accommodation type during the bookings process.
Exclusive You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Travel documents Open this page for information regarding travel documents.
Preferences If you pass this on afterwards, we cannot guarantee your preference.
Tourist tax Tourist tax must be paid on location.
Location and accommodation You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Duration of holiday You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Insurance Open this page for the information regarding trael insurance.
GGTO Guarantee Fund On behalf of the GGTO Guarantee Fund a one-time contribution of € 7,50 per person is required.
Disclaimer Every day we take great care and attention to keep the information about the hotel up to date. Nevertheless, it can happen that facilities, opening hours and / or possible costs change regularly.