Santa Teresa Surf Lessons

Surfing is a big part of the culture in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. Santa Teresa beach has several world class surf breaks in the area. It is also a great place to learn to surf, or improve your surfing skills. Not only do we teach you all the skills to surf, we also teach you ocean awareness, environmental awareness, basic pre-surf stretching exercises and, most importantly, safety. All of your equipment will be supplied unless you prefer to bring your own. Please note that lesson times may vary depending on wind and tide conditions.  Bring a group and everyone can take Santa Teresa Surf Lessons.

Conditions are good to give surf lessons on most days in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. If conditions are not acceptable for lessons in one area they are often fine for lessons at another near-by break. Please contact us so that we can discuss the forecasted conditions and your skill level to match up the best time and location for your lesson.

At the time of your lesson you will likely be asked to meet your instructor at Blue Surf Sanctuary. At the designated time You will meet your instructor and your equipment will be selected for you and prepared for your lesson.

When you arrive at the location of your lesson, your instructor will go over basic pre-surf stretching. As you become more experienced you will likely come up with your own preference for your pre-surf ritual. At this time the instructor will discuss the importance of warming up before entering the water. Your instructor will likely use this time to discuss how to handle yourself and your equipment to ensure a safe and fun surf lesson.

The key to the entire experience is to have a great time, enjoy our wonderful ocean and do so as safely as possible. If you are a beginner surfer, our goal is to teach you to enjoy the sport as much as we do.

Recent Traveler's Reviews

A True Sanctuary

We are perfect for first time surfers! Our surf instructors will start you off with the very basics of learning about surfing and surfing safety. We will make sure you have a healthy respect for the ocean. You will soon understand why surfing becomes a life style as you enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

by Bearpaw , May 2020

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Perfect Surf Getaway

“Had the best time at the Blue Surf Sanctuary. Lovely part of town, with the sea and amazing food options nearby. Couldn’t fault it really….”

by max g , feb 2020


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Blue Surf Sanctuary is a boutique surf hotel located near world famous surf spots at Mal Pais and Santa Teresa Costa Rica. We have 4 wonderfully equipped Bungalows and a beautiful open air kitchen located a very short walk from the beach. Our front desk is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our surf resort not only offers Costa Rica surf vacation packages, we also offer the ultimate beach retreat with local spa services, massage, and yoga! Let us build your perfect surf trip.

Many of our guests come to Costa Rica for the awesome surf. Santa Teresa / Mal Pais has become a world famous surf location. Not only is the surf great, the beach is consistently voted tops in all of Central and South America. It really is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You will love the vibe. We can help you build the perfect Costa Rica surf vacation!

Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula. The two small surf towns share a 6km stretch of beach and road. There are many restaurants, surf shops, and groceries. We are located near one of the best surf breaks in the country, Suck Rock.

Do you want an active Costa Rica vacation or retreat? Improve your surfing with our surf instructors, Relax, Yoga, repeat daily! Awesome surf and yoga in paradise is a great way to spend your Costa Rica vacation. Restore your balance in paradise. Experience nature and find yourself in beautiful Costa Rica. Your inner Pura Vida is waiting for you!