… is here for you with charm, love and humor. Our professional surf instructors, yoga teachers, spanish teachers, chefs are all from locals the region and welcome you with bright smiles. Sticking to their Andalusian culture, our team pursues best possible standards in hospitality and forge real and long lasting friendships with our guests. We only employ locals from the region, because Andalusia has the highest unemployment in Europe and we want to add our part to improve it. Looking forward to see you here, cordialmente bienvenido!
Moni … your host, takes care of your comfort in all fields. Loving decoration of the rooms, always new ideas for our chefs to serve great food, beach lunches, weddings @ laluz or unforgettable Christmas- and New Year’s parties.
Tom … your host, Surf coach and Life Saver, ski instructor, windsurf instructor, sports coach with lots of experience. He started surfing here on the Costa de la Luz 25 years ago. Tom traveled and surfed the whole world and lives here in El Palmar since 15 years to surf his favorite spots.
Sheila …our Camp manager, was born in the Canary Islands and lives here since 12 years. Besides managing the daily tasks of La Luz, she´s a certified Spanish teacher who teaches you in a relaxed, patient and always happy way. Aaaand: Sheila cooks like Paul Bocuse (or better)!
Jaime … is with us since our day one. Jaime is the head of our surf coaches, an experienced surfer, coach and lifesaver. He is one of the most respected locals in our region, is our “truffle pig” for finding the best spots and loves to teach surfing.
Javier …our Multi-Talent: Experienced surf coach, certified Spanish teacher, known Reggae-DJ and much more. But most important: He´s a very nice, relaxed character that puts you in his focus of attention!
Ale… his full Name Alejandro Verano (Alex Summer) says it all about his summery and always happy character. Ale grew up in our neighbour town Los Caños de Meca, he´s an experienced surfer and surfcoach, he loves nature and the ocean and knows all surfspots here better than anyone.
Manu … your chef in La Luz Lodge. Always happy, always open for your wishes and desires, always culinary highlights, he works with lots of love and passion!
Julio … is our multi-talented second chef. Healthy and delicious meals, specialist in Spanish cuisine, always friendly and besides Julio knows all about the Andalusian nature, flora and fauna.
Inma … with deep regional roots is our whirlwind taking care of cleanliness in the lodge. She´s enchanting all our guests with her amiable rustic-andalusian hospitality.
Lidia & Jorge … our couple for everything, be it kitchen, cleanliness, all types of questions of our guests, maintenance. And all you want to learn about El Palmar, these two know it all.
Edith … offers 3-4 x a week relaxing and healthy Yoga-sessions at the beach, our garden or our unique Yoga-Dome. Sunrise-Yoga, Sunset-Yoga and much more. Edith loves to surf and to teach Yoga and always adjusts her Yoga to your mood and fitness level.
Chino …37.000 photos in the last season, as our photographer he´s solid as a rock all season. Chino is the personified classic-surfer with a biiiiig heart!
Limon … another „aborigine“ de El Palmar. Limon has an incredible humor and is an important part of our kitchen team.
Ruben … our highly recommended kitchen chef in Casa de Cuore.
Cacha + Pablo …our surf instructors in the main season. Experienced surfers, Ski- and Snowboard coaches, Lifesaver and wonderful personalities, always happy & helpful.
Liam …our Soul Surfer lives in El Palmar since 20 years and lives to surf. Liam knows all the Spots and knows exactly where to go to catch the best waves. Liam is a Level 2-Surfcoach and has tons of knowledge to teach you right, he´s the perfect Surf-Guide.
Kico + Fao … offer you soothing, relaxing and professional massages, physiotherapeutically and traditional Thai-Style.
Sam… our original Andalusian surf-husky.