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Blue Surf Sanctuary

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Santa Teresa~ Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great people running the hotel, location and room. This was our first time in Santa Teresa. Blue Surf Sanctuary turned out to be a great location for us. A short walk to the beach, beach bar, and yoga + dinner at Florblanco. Away from the hustle and bustle further to the south. A wonderful oasis. Only negative was the rooms... More 

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Blue Surf Sanctuary for my friends wedding and it was AMAZING. The beach is just steps away and gorgeous. There is always someone available to help you with basically ANYTHING (literally 24/7). And the beach bar/restaurant has amazing food, drinks and service. NO complaints whatsoever.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... But this place made a first trip to Santa Teresa easy. We were here for a wedding so our party had taken over the 4 cabanas. The staff was super helpful from renting quads for the day or week to surf lessons to excursions. They never let us down and put us at ease if we ever needed anything.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just got back from Blue surf Sanctuary and we had the best time - already planning to go back soon with our extended family! We loved the hotel, location, town and food - everything was wonderful while in Santa Teresa! The staff at BSS so helpful every step of the way - from booking via email,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I just got back from a one week surf and yoga package stay at Blue Surf and we are already planning to go back. Our surf instructor Toro was knowledgeable, relaxed, and an excellent teacher. By the end of the week he helped us both catch and ride the waves. We always felt safe and the one-on-one... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I loved this place. The manager, Sofia and her husband/the surf instructor Tauro, were super friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the surf conditions. You get your own cabin all to yourselves with a balcony and a nice bathroom. The shower has a clothes drying line which was super handy. The pool is small and a bit mirky but... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The experience of Pura Vida, or Pure Life was exceedingly felt and in my short but, well served visit and stay I would have to declare this establishment and it's unique, kind and genuine friendly personnel distinctly project, Full of Life and This is Living. We found the entire facility to be Outstanding in Design, Comfort and Style. Blue Surf's... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I chose Blue Surf Sanctuary for our 20th Anniversary. We wanted a place where we could relax, surf, and relax some more. We couldn't have picked a better place than Blue Surf Sanctuary. The property is a 100 meters to the beach, has a great plunge pool that's refreshing, and the grounds and bungalows were immaculately maintained.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed at Blue Surf for 5 nights and had an amazing time. Everyone on staff was super helpful and really made our trip special. The hotel is a short couple hundred feet walk to a beautiful beach and awesome surf break. We can't wait to visit Santa Teresa again!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our first time in Costa Rica was fantastic. The online booking process was excellent. Blue Surf is 100m to the beach and close to the shops and restaurants. Our ATV was reserved by the staff and delivered to us. Toro (an excellent surf instructor) and Sofia were so kind, as were the entire staff. We used the outdoor kitchen often... More 

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