Surf & Volunteer in Puerto Escondido

Experience surf travel done differently. Here’s your chance to visit Mexico in a unique experience that blends surfing and plugging into community activities.



Surf and volunteer in the town that has become known as the “Mexican Pipeline” – Puerto Escondido in Mexico! Experience the Mexican culture, surf  perfect waves, and rescue turtles on the beautiful beaches. 

Live Beyond The Surf

Take part in the incredible programs and witness the multiculturalism of our country and its biodiversity while you generate a change.


Participate in the conservation of terrestrial and marine life of the coastal region whether it’s helping sea turtles or the iguana center.


Volunteer at the local preschool and help children who present difficulties in the classroom to find solutions through reading, games, and workshops.


Observe several species of reptiles and birds while volunteering in a small local zoo, cater turtle beach nests, and spend a day helping out a preschool.


Contact us to receive for information about the trip or apply now.


Fill out application and include an optional resume or CV.


Wait to hear back regarding your submission and move along with payment and scheduling details about your volunteer surf trip.


Famous for it’s waves, Puerto Escondido is a small fishing town located amongst the tall mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental between the state of Oaxaca and the Pacific Ocean. The town could be classified as a small city, but has yet to loose it’s old school Mexico charm and authenticity. This region has a warm and subhumid climate all year long with average temperatures around 27°C.


Your accommodation will be arranged with our partner, Nomad Republic. Included in your stay, is 7 nights stay in a hostel next to the beach in fabulous Puerto Escondido at Punta Zicatela.


During this week, you can choose between working in our childcare project in a local school, organizing activities and academic lessons with small children and their teachers, or taking part in our turtle and iguana conservation projects supporting endangered local fauna, where you can learn and be in contact with the incredible animals that roam this region while creating environmental awareness in locals and visitors.


On the weekend you will be able to enjoy true paradise in the Mexican Pacific coast. Take surfing lessons in Puerto Escondido’s mythic waves, chill on the beach, taste the delicious seafood, travel to nearby attractions and party on the amazing beach bars.

  • Local (English speaking) coordinator throughout
  • All transfers (pickup at Puerto Escondido airport)
  • 7 nights accomodation in a shared room
  • Breakfast and meals from Monday to Sunday
  • Excursion to Chacahua, Mazunte, Reforma Waterfall or Lake Manialtepec
  • 2 surf classes included w/ all needed equipment
  • Donation to community programs
  • 5 days of volunteering with local partners
  • Emergency travel insurance
  • Daily briefings and orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  • Internet
  • Taxes

Puerto Escondido is described by Surfline as one of “the most famous beach breaks in the world.” Visit this spot at any point in the year and you’ll find waves, although spring and summer are the most popular.

The Puerto Escondido and Zicatela beach breaks are the closest surf spots, but if they’re too big and barreling, La Punta is a more mellow beautiful left hand point break fitting for anyone.


Water temps range from 21°C, 70°F in the winter and 27°C, 80°F in the summer. A thin summer wetsuit, rash guard, or board shorts will keep you comfortable.