Casa Kickapoo


Christian Graugart: Wonderful, peaceful place

Nice little house in a peaceful setting, right by the beach. The staff was super friendly, place was clean, garden was beautiful and there was lots of stuff to do. We were never bored!


Kopenhagen, Denmark

Piet Jan de Bruin: Fantastic!!

We held the first BJJ Globotrotters brazilian jiu jitsu & surf camp here. Accommodations are fantastic. Access to quite beautiful waters for stand up paddling and very close by – walking distance – a secluded beach with fantastic waves for surfing. The accommodation itself is perfect for bigger groups of people with a nice pool, hammocks, dinner area etc. Luis – the guy that runs the place – is a great host and has become a friend of mine. Highly recommend!


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

John and Marcie Kohls: Relaxing Vacation

Stayed here for one week in February. First time in El Salvador, first time in Central america. Absolutely loved the place. Had our own chef for all our meals. The owner stayed there and really goes out of his way to make sure you’re happy and everything you need is taken care of. The food was great. The atmosphere was relaxing. Remember not to drink the water.
The owner took us on a boat cruise about 10 miles through Mangrove Forests all the way to the Rio Lempa, the largest river in El Sal. The walk to the beach is about 4 or 5 minutes straight across the peninsula from the house, but our hosts drove us everyday so we didn’t have to carry our surfboards.
They also took us to Mayan ruins and Volcanoes further inland on a day trip. It was a really beautiful country, I would recommend it to anyone.


Salem Oregon

Neal Freeburn: Welcome to Paradise!!

I was at this place for a martial arts camp.

I was initially concerned about going to El Salvador as I heard it was the crime capital of Latin america but I must say I saw no signs of crime whatsoever during my stay, not so much as littering or graffiti let alone all the stuff the media would portray.

Casa Kickapoo is situated on a peninsula and is in a fairly isolated area in which I assume is the richer part of town full of holiday homes. There are basically no shops nearby and any shopping or site seeing must be done via a car trip of around an hour. I did take in a visit to Mayan Ruins, a dormant volcano and a trip to the city (all organised by Casa Kickapoo) and there I got to experience the “real” El Salvador. The house was perfect for our needs and consisted of 5 double bedrooms that were cleaned daily and all have air conditioning. There is a private swimming pool, private peer and jetty (boat trips can be organised through Casa Kickapoo) that leads into the mangroves. There is also coconuts growing in the garden, ample spots to sun bathe in (temperature never dipped below 30degress centigrade) or lounge in a hammock. Id recommend this to any group that wishes to “get away” and relax, especially for a extended family. The beach is literally 5 mins walk and is basically empty (bar other people from the holiday homes) so you have lots of privacy. Im sure Casa Kickapoo could organise a lot more site seeing if you wished to see the real El Salvador but this area is more like an isolated oasis of relaxation. Finally I wish to mention the service – Luis and Gloria (the hosts) are two of the nicest people I have ever met, they are so friendly and seem genuinely happy to have people stay with them and not simply there to make a profit, nothing was ever too much for them any time of day or night and I hope my life path crosses with them again as I would consider them friends after my holiday. We also had food made by Rodrigo daily which was flawless.


Mark Rutter: One of the most welcome-st places I’ve been too!

I’ve been to a lot of places in the world but this place made me feel the most welcome by far! The guys are amazing at their job, their knowledge of the surfing is one of the best you’ll find In El Salvador. The location is beautiful with only a stone throw away from the beach! The beach house and country are perfect! I’m heading over in 2015 for a month. See you guys next year for a surf trip guys!


Newcastle, England

Jordan Cooper: Awesome!

I spent 10 days here as part of a BJJ/surf camp and loved it.
Everyone at casa Kickapoo was friendly and very welcoming.

The rooms were nice and well looked after with good beds & A/C.
It’s a 5 minute walk to the beach with a surfboard & has the estuary literally out from the back garden.
We had a chef, rodrigo, who prepared delicious meals everyday for us.
I can’t say enough nice things about this place, my whole trip was amazing!
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, wether it is just for vacation or wether it is part of a surf or bjj camp.


South Shields, UK

Louis Tan: Amazing house of utter relaxation

This is an amazing house in El Savador. Very nice 80’s, hippie vibe. Love the fact that its right next to the estuary. You can hop on a Kayak / Paddleboard any time you feel like it, and visit the mangroves. Doesn’t hurt that they have their own boat as well. The best part is sitting about doing nothing, beautiful lawn and garden area with a BJJ Mat. Awesomeness overload.



Claudia Gonzalez: Barefoot in Paradise

A true slice of paradise that doesn’t require bone-crushing travel across multiple time zones. Casa Kickapoo is just the place to kick off your shoes, chillax in a very big way, and realize that you can live without your iPhone.
How active you want your vacation to be is entirely up to you. From gently swaying in a hammock with a good book, to surfing El Salvador’s world class waves, to learning how to paraglide, and so much more, Casa Kickapoo’s owners will make it happen. Welcome home. You won’t want to leave.


Hong Kong

Hannes Moosebauer: Staying at Casa Kickapoo was one of my best experiences in Central- and South America!

Der Aufenthalt im Casa Kickapoo war einer meiner besten und unvergesslichsten Erlebnisse in Mittel- und Südamerika. Casa Kickapoo ist ein sehr schönes altes Familienhaus auf der wunderschönen Halbinsel Costa del Sol in El Salvador.

Das Haus in sehr gutem Zustand und man fühlt sich mit seinem Charme sehr wohl. Es ist für alles gesorgt was man benötigt, von bequemen Betten, Pool, Hängematten, Internetverbindung bis hin zu Kokusnusspalmen und Mangobäumen im Garten.

Auch wenn das Haus offen gebaut ist, ist es dort sehr sicher und man hat keinerlei kriminellen Ereignisse zu befürchten. Der Hausmeister mit seiner sympathischen Familie kümmert sich um alles rund um das Haus um den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Die Gegend ist sehr ruhig und friedlich und bietet eindrucksvollste Landschaften auf allen Seiten. Auf der einen Seite blickt man auf El Salvadors beeindruckende Vulkane, auf der anderen Seite ist innerhalb eines kurzen Spazierganges ein massiver Sandstrand an der pazifischen Küste zu erreichen.

Der Strand ist nahezu Menschenleer und bietet eine ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit zum Baden und Surfen. Es gibt vor Ort eine Menge zu erleben. Casa Kickapoo bietet Aktivitäten wie Stand Up Paddling, Bootsfahrten zu den Mangrovenwäldern, Surfen am beach break der salvadorianischen Küste sowie Matten zum rollen um mit seinen Freuden unter den Palmen Jiu Jitsu zu trainieren um sich anschließend im Pool abzukühlen.

Kurz nach meinem Besuch im Casa Kickapoo ließ Luis, der Hausbesitzer, einige Renovierungsarbeiten durchführen. Er ließ unter anderem Klimaanlagen sowie eigene Badezimmer zu den einzelnen Zimmern installieren. Durch die Renovierung dürfte sich der Aufenthalt noch angenehmer und komfortabler gestalten.

Luis ist eine großartige Person und einer der nettesten Menschen welche ich kennengelernt habe. Ich habe meinen Aufenthalt sehr genossen und freue mich bereits Luis hoffentlich bald wieder zu sehen.

Ich kann jedem diesen fantastischen Ort uneingeschränkt empfehlen um eine unvergessliche Zeit im mittelamerikanischen Paradies zu verbringen.


Munich, Germany

Matthew: Learned concepts that apply to all aspects of fighting and self defense.

I appreciate that Christian didn’t limit himself to only teaching us BJJ techniques, in a day and age where step by step tutorials can be found on the internet. The things that I will remember for years to come are the concepts that apply to all aspects of fighting and self defense. Intangibles such as timing and the capturing of space are best understood when rolling and feeling others’ energy. We had ample time to practice one on one, ask questions, and request advice on any details that we were concerned about.


United States