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NOTE: the hotel did not have our reservation on file when we called the day before to arrange a taxi from Lima. Evidently Travellerspoint did not send them a confirmation email (or maybe it went to their junk mail and they missed it), so either call or email the hotel to make sure you have your room reserved. They did, however, contact Travellerspoint while we were there about this issue to resolve it.
The staff was very warm, and the owner, Antonio, spoke English really well. It's definitely a very laid back hotel, which was great, but just make sure you allow extra time for a taxi, etc. if you need to be somewhere at a certain time after you check-out (our taxi was 15mins late picking us up, and the owner also showed up late after surfing when we needed to pay our bill and check-out). The hotel is about 1 1/2 hours from the Lima airport.
We really enjoyed the apartment/room we stayed in. It was very clean and comfortable. The sound of the waves lulled us to sleep at night. There is an option to pay for them to make all your meals for you, and they were delicious. We felt very well taken care of.
You can also pay to rent a surf board, wet suit and have the owner give you a surf lesson. My husband really enjoyed his lesson. Parts of the beach are nice and sandy, but there are also a lot of rocks in other parts. I would imagine the area there gets pretty crowded during their busy season which could be fun (there was nobody around when we went, and we had the whole beach to ourselves!).
I would definitely stay here again if I'm ever in the area!
I'm sorry to hear that the property had misplaced your booking when you originally contacted them. It appears they located it while you were there, as there is no record of them contacting us. I have passed on your email to the representative for this propery and asked them to go over the procedures with the property again, to ensure this does not happen to any other guests.
I'm glad to hear everything was resolved properly and you still had a great stay!
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Av. Las Palmeras 258, Peñascal, San Bartolo, Lima,
Penascal Surf Hotel is located on the beach, one of the best surfing beaches in Lima-Perú, in beautiful Peñascal Point, San Bartolo; on South Panamericana road (35 minutes from Lima). San Bartolo has excellent weather during the whole year, with 10 km. of varing surf breaks to suit every ability. CRP invites you to get to know San Bartolo - Perú. From the terrace you will see an amazing panoramic view of the bay, the Pacific Ocean and the best waves in the South: 'Peñascal Point'.
Surfaris include bilingual expert Surf Guide, 4x4 vehicle, fuel; ocean-view suite right on the break and homecooked breakfast, lunch and dinner, hotel services and taxes; airport transfers.
From here you can appreciate the most beautiful sunrise in the mornings and the moon at nights. With Private Beach · Cable-TV · Free Internet Access . Hot Water · Safe-Deposit Box · Restaurant & Bar · American Breakfast included, Excellent Lunch with fresh fish and delicious Dinner with desserts.
The apartments have private bathroom, hot and cold water, living room, terrace with ocean view and private beach. Surf Videos and games room, ping Pong.
Others Activities: In the surroundings you can practice sports like surfing, swimming, cycling, mountain bike, jogging. You can walk down to the village center and also a flight on ultra light plane can be arranged.
Rates: 30.00$ high season (from March to December...) including 3 excellent meals.
They organize surf trips to the North of the Country, in their private Van.
They personally pick up clients from the airport and take them surfin wherever the waves are better every days.
With their surf courses they offer a refined and elaborated concept for a comfortable and safe start into surfing. Sensefully structured learning steps that build on each other, movement corrections guarantee lots of fun and fascination right from the start. In their school, an experienced team of instructors awaits you as well as a large selection of first class surf material for all levels. Beaches like San Bartolo, Puerto Viejo, y Cerro Azul are perfect to learn surfing. You can start any day you want.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 81% for this property is based on ratings provided by 3 guests.