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Blue Surf Sanctuary

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Santa Teresa~ Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved it there! It was beautiful, close to the beach, clean and peaceful. The rooms were spacious and the pool was just perfect. The staff were incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The time I spent at Blue Surf was relaxing and laid back. The grounds, well maintained,,, the villas, very clean and comfortable,,, the hosts, friendly and helpful in every way I needed assistance. Hummingbirds flitter outside the villas. Monkeys howl in the early morning trees. Iguanas and geckos present with every turn of the head. And, if you are lucky... More 

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Verona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My sisters and I spent three nights at Blue Surf Sanctuary and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It's a really pretty and laid back place. "Maggie," Sofia and Johnny were lovely and accommodating. Breakfast and Pilates classes at the very swishy Flor Blanca hotel were wonderful. We are not surfers and found the surf too strong for swimming or even much... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Bungallows are very comfortable. Ours did not have the best Wifi connection. It would have been nice to have beach towels provided, and the pots and pans in kitchen need updating. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Biggest drawback is that BSS is close to road so it was a bit noisy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing! Wonderful staff that is very friendly and helpful. Very private with very clean facilities. My daughter and I stayed there for a week and felt like family the whole time. They took care of arranging all of our activities and the surf instruction was excellent. The rooms are very clean and up to date with... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you are looking for a place to unwind and improve your surf skills, look no further. The Blue Surf Sanctuary is the perfect combination of quiet luxury and surf instruction. Toro will remind you about that surfing is all about having fun. Plan on US$20 per day to taxi to restaurants nearby - walking is awkward.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have been meaning to write this review for a year now, as two friends and I stayed there for a week last May. The location is amazing- a private walk to the beach, perfectly off of the main strip and only a quick bike to town to pick up delicious local fruits and veggies, or grab a beautiful dinner... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

There's really not much to say that hasn't already been said, Blue Surf and Santa Teresa are AMAZING! Myself and 8 friends booked the entire place a few weeks ago and loved every minute of it. The entire staff was amazing. There was always someone to take care of and help with anything we needed. Extremely helpful with recommendations for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I booked via Blue Surf Sanctuary surf lessons, accommodation and breakfast for a week. I have to say that it was one of the best experiences I've had while travelling. My surf instructor Toro was the best one I've had so far, he's really good in his job and he is all about safety, so when conditions were too harsh... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a great little Boutique Hotel in Santa Teresa. The rooms are excellent. Very Clean! Well kept. The service was great, the staff very attentive and accommodating. Very nice pool. This is a great place for an extended family, where the "rooms" are "surf huts" so you are close to each other but private. Great place to stay in... More 

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