URCIA Surf House

A true surfer’s home

Our cosy surf house is located less than 200m from the beach, right in front of the La Curvita surf break and centrally located in the town of Huanchaco. It’s a 10-minute walk through the lively town centre to the Urcia Surf School. In our small-scale surf hostel we offer both private rooms and shared rooms with one bunk bed. We have a fully-equipped kitchen that everyone can use and a big balcony that functions as the living room. The shared bathrooms have hot showers.

Because we are geared towards surfers, there’s enough space to rinse and dry your wetsuit and you can store your surfboard safely in our boardroom. Additionally, WiFi is available throughout the entire hostel, including on the balcony with a view on the ocean and sunset to relax after a great surf session. Unlimited purified drinking water and tea are included in all packages and breakfast can be included as an option.

Urcia Surf House front view
Urcia Surf House private room
Urcia surf house shared room
Urcia Surf House terrace
Urcia Surf House kitchen

Urcia Surf House

Caballito tour

For thousands of years local fishermen have been using Caballitos de Totora (reed surfboard-like boats) to navigate the ocean and surf the waves. It’s how surfing in Peru started! During our Caballito tour, Santos Urcia – father of Juninho – will show you how a caballito is made and will explain about this tradition that is still very much alive today. Of course you will have plenty of opportunity to try riding one yourself and catch some fish! Afterwards we will have a traditional Peruvian Ceviche lunch where we will prepare the catch of the day together. The tour takes about half a day in total.

Caballito de totora tour by Urcia Surf School in Huanchaco


After some days of intense surfing a massage can pep you up again! Massages last 1 hour and take place at our masseurs. Let your masseur know which muscles you prefer to be treated.


Start or end your day with a relaxing yoga session! The sessions take 1 hour and take place at the beach. Your yoga instructor will adapt the exercises to your level.


Our hearty and healthy surfer breakfast includes coffee or tea, yogurt, cereals, fresh fruits, bread, cheese, ham and eggs. 

We cater for vegetarians, vegans and or alergies. Please indicate this in the comment area.

Breakfast at Urcia Surf House

Spanish Lessons

Combining surfing with learning Spanish
If besides surfing you are up for another challenge, we also offer Spanish lessons as an option for all our surf camp packages. It’s not uncommon for the friendly locals of Huanchaco to start a conversation or give you surf tips while waiting for the next set of waves. Thus you can directly put your new Spanish skills to practice. What better and more relaxed way of learning Spanish than doing so while surfing?

Spanish Lessons
For the Spanish lessons we work together with Manuel, a local spanish teacher with a lot of experience. In 1-hour lessons in small groups he will help build your confidence speaking and understanding Spanish, so that in no-time you will be able to chat with the locals, be it in the line-up or at the bar. The first Spanish lesson your current level will be assessed and based on that the focus for the rest of the course will be determined. At the end of every class you will receive some homework to continue learning in between classes at your own pace.