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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
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Rumbo Surf Lodge
Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in Santa Teresa
London
2 reviews
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Stayed with my gf, initially for 2 nights, but we had to squeeze a third in...

The room: really spacious, a comfy bed, hammock and chairs on the patio, everything u could ask for - big fridge, air con, good shower, safe, tv, stereo, kitchenette, stools, even scales. Right near the best surf beach in town. Super excellent value for money.

The host: Nico is an ultra friendly, happy, cool guy who couldn't do enough for us. We'll miss him and hope to be back someday.

Santa Teresa: we fell in love with this place, our favourite of the few places we visited in Costa Rica. The surf is good, the people so friendly, welcoming and inclusive, and the vibe super cool and relaxed. Paradise.

Booking Rumbo's was the best thing we could have done. We can't wait to go back... it's only a matter of time until we do.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We visited santa teresa in november and stayed at rumbo for 4 nights - we had a great stay. We had a surf lesson with nico which was really useful and he was really helpful with recommendations for the local area.

He was an attentive host, always more than happy to help and the cabinas were clean and spacious with a kitchenette and patio area.

It's really close to the beach and a great surf spot, there's a surf shop just across the road and a supermarket 5 minutes away.

We definitely intend to come back, and would highly recommend this as somewhere to stay.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

REALLY AMAZING place, just in front of the main surf spot in Santa Teresa. The rooms are super comfortable, clean, very well equipped (hot water and air conditioning), and very safe. All rooms have balconies with hamaks and the most beautiful view on the jungle.
The staff is really nice, welcoming and always willing to help. Rumbo surf is also just next to shops and restaurants, it is a perfect location for surfers or beach lovers!
VERY VERY WARMLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great place to stay, the location is beautiful just by the beach.

The staff was really helpful and friendly. Ask for the surfing lessons... I was a bit sceptical about my chances of standing on a board at the beginning... and by the end of the week I couldn't wait to get back to the sea and ride another wave. Nico is such nice and patient coach! Thanks a lot!

The lodges are very clean and tidy. We had a good night sleep throughout our stay

Looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

If you wanna stay in Santa Teresa, do in Rumbo Surf Lodge. Its very clean place, the atmosphere relaxed and very good prices. A typical surfer hotel with the beach aroun the corner.
In other words everything you need for a nice stay in Santa Teresa

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

So our plan was to stay at Rumbo Surf for a week and we ended up staying for two weeks! It is right across the street from one of the best surf breaks in Santa Teresa! We walked to shops, restaurants, and the beach. The accommodations were nice with a/c, a full kitchen, and great wifi. After staying there for two weeks, we decided we needed to find longer term housing because Santa Teresa is so awesome! Will definitely be recommending my family to stay at Rumbo!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I have stayed at Rumbo three times in the past 18 months, and am returning in a couple of weeks. The owner is great, and is always more than willing give his reccomendation on restaurants, bars, places to surf, etc. The cabinas have everything you need, and are kept very clean. The location is great, as you are less than a .25 mile walk (400 meters) from La Lora beach, and within walking distance of several restaurants, bars, and grocery stores.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about Rumbo Surf Lodge

Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At only 100 meters from a breathtaking sandy beach and from the best surf spot of the area "La Lora" we offer to our guests four cozy apartments each composed by a large open space with a double bed and sofa bed, fully furnished kitchen, bathroom, safety, cable tv, air conditioning, internet wi-fi, cleaning service, mosquito net and a private and comfortable terrace surrounded by nature ... more   less 
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