Blue Surf Sanctuary

Beautifully nestled in the jungle of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, our rooms and shared space offers a private and cozy oasis, surrounded by an assortment of tropical wildlife and greenery. Just footsteps away from stunning white sand beaches that host the best variety of surf and breathtaking sunsets. Our boutique space is the perfect haven for anyone wishing to experience the true Pura Vida (Pure Life) vibe that is uniquely special to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.  Keep reading to learn more about our small and private Santa Teresa Costa Rica resort style space.

We offer four luxurious bungalows that uniquely appeal to all of your senses. Each distinctively decorated bungalow boasts exotic, hand-carved woods, elegant textures, aromatherapy candles, pillow top mattresses, and natural, comfortable bedding. These individually designed interiors become intimate, private retreats to enhance your comfort while enjoying your time with us in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. A peaceful hideaway, our Santa Teresa Costa Rica resort has an all-tile pool and inviting rancho kitchen common area, where guests can either cook themselves or hire a chef for a luxurious, relaxing stay. If you’re wishing to experience local cuisine, we have you covered. Just minutes away you can enjoy exquisite dining either in town or at nearby resorts.

Costa Rica Surf

Located at Suck Rock, a famous surf break in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, our rooms and surf camp packages are a surfer’s dream come true. Sponsored by Billabong as a surf camp and a surf destination, Blue Surf Sanctuary is the ideal surf retreat! Whether you are an experienced surfer looking for ideal waves, a beginner looking for an enjoyable, all-inclusive surf school, or a family seeking a fun getaway, you’ll get an experience that will last a lifetime.

Pura Vida

We have something to offer everyone wishing to experience the true essence of Pura Vida, and pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service with our ultimate goal being to make you feel at home and completely taken care of at our boutique rooms in this magical destination! Treat and pamper yourself with a massage, experience relaxing, ocean-side yoga, and partake in the extraordinary activities Santa Teresa, Costa Rica offers! Mal Pais, a nearby town, has become known for its unique, magical energy, great surf, and cool people. Here you can easily spend hours shopping, exploring, and experiencing pure, local Costa Rican life.

From white sand beaches, perfect surf for all levels, horseback riding on the beach, zip line canopy tours in the lush jungle, fireflies, snorkeling, great restaurants, dirt roads, patient and fun instructors, great equipment to use, to stunning sunsets, and a little spark of magic—what are you waiting for? Come visit us! We welcome you to peaceful Santa Teresa Costa Rica.



Local flights

Costa Rica has two international airports. The first is San Jose International Airport (Juan Santa Maria, SJO) which is located in the capital of San Jose. The other international airport is Liberia International Airport located in Liberia. Depending on where you are flying from, each airport has different direct flights into the country. From there you can either take a 20-minute domestic flight to Santa Teresa’s nearest airport Tambor and Manzanillo, which are 30-minute drives from the town.

Let us arrange the whole trip to your accommodation. From the flight to the pick-up at the airport. Don’t worry about it, we gladly take care of you.

Hotel Transport

We are happy to assist with getting you to our hotel in comfort, we work with local transportation companies and will arrange your pick up from Tambor airport.

Rental Car, ATVS, Golf Carts, SUV

There are a variety of vehicle choices. We recommend a four-wheel drive. You are protected from heat, dust, rain or mud. Our staff are happy to help you arrange a rental during your stay with us.


General Info

What is the typical climate in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is classified as a tropical country because of its proximity to the equator. The seasons are more or less divided into two: Dry and Green.  During the dry season, the skies are clear, the sun is shining bright and we seldom have rain. During the green season, you get more rain but still plenty of sunshine. There are consistently about 12 hours of sunlight per day for the entire year. We like to say that it’s always hot here but from December till April it’s warm and dry and from May till November it’s warm and humid.

I do not speak Spanish, will I be ok to communicate?

Yes! Everyone in tourist areas in Costa Rica speaks English. While the official language is Spanish, here in Santa Teresa almost everyone speaks English, and there are no shortages of English-speaking professionals, such as lawyers, doctors and accountants, restaurants, pharmacies, etc

What currencies are accepted?

The official currency is Colones (CRC), but most of the businesses here are happy to accept US dollars (USD) and accept major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and sometimes American Express).

Will I be close to the beach?

Yes. Santa Teresa and the surrounding area have some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Our hotel is steps away from the beach, it’s only 2-3 minutes from our front gate to the perfect beach out front of Roca Mar beach restaurant.


Hotel Details

Is there somewhere close by where I can shop for groceries?

Yes, we have a supermarket very close to the hotel within walking distance with everything you need to make your own meals.

When are check-in and check-out?

Check-in is at 3pm and checkout is at 11am if you need to extend your checkout, please speak to a member of our team in advance.

Is there a safe and/or fridge in my room?

Yes, there is a safe in each room. We have a communal kitchen with a fridge for you to store your groceries.

Where can I rent a surfboard?

Here at Blue Surf Sanctuary, we have surfboards for rent as well as to use during our surf lessons, please reach out to us and we will set you up with all your surfing needs.

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