We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Santa Teresa
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for rooms, adults
Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas
Save Saved
You added Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas to your Saves list
150 Meters North of Super la Hacienda in Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
Denton, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Wow! Where do I start? Surf Vista Villas exceeded all my expectations. The property was beautiful. We stayed upstairs and had a wrap around balcony. The ocean view was incredible and so peaceful. The privacy was excellent. We had our own hammock and outdoor table and chairs which we spent a lot of time at listening to the monkeys and watching lizards. Crystal was awesome even before we got there! She planned all of our outings and although we were up at the top of a hill she had everything we needed delivered to us. The surf instructor picked my husband and I up at the property and our ATV rental was also brought to us. She made everything very easy on us. All of the restaurants will deliver also which she mentioned for dinner one night. We met Andy, the owner, who was very nice and eager to help us out in any way. There were two large dogs on the property which would walk around and even came in our room and layed in the air conditioning. Their presence just added to the security we already felt. I highly recommend renting an ATV at least one day. Most people ride those around town and it makes it really easy and fun to travel on trails and to Secret Beach in Mal Pais which was gorgeous. I would also recommend going to a place crystal told us about as well- Vista de Olas is a private hotel that allows the public in at sunset. The infinity pool is amazing and the view is to die for. It is the best place to see the sunset and you will be amazed. All in all I would highly recommend Surf Vista Villas. It's the perfect laid back place with everything you would want at your finger tips via Crystal.

Room Tip: I would try to get on the top floor on the West side for the most privacy and room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

90 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    84
    5
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
16
42
6
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Andy and Crystal were great to deal with from the start. Before we even got there, my boyfriend and I worked with Crystal to set up tours for our time in Costa Rica. She was nothing short of amazing in finding us the best guides, the best places to eat, and making us feel at ease even before we stepped foot into the Villas.

The Villas themselves are located 300 meters up in the hills, overlooking the jungle and ocean. When I saw up, I mean up. The hill is a steep walk, but honestly I didn't mind - it kept the vacation pounds in check! If you want a break, I'd suggest renting a quad from the Villas themselves or they can arrange to have one delivered for you. Again, Crystal made this so easy.

The room was clean, spacious, and fit the environment perfectly. Every morning and night was started and ended on the porch, listening to the howler monkeys, birds, and ocean. We will be back.

Room Tip: The second floor rooms definitely have a better view, but all rooms have a great view of the ocean.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Medicine Hat, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

It's that time of year again and I wish I was going back to Surf Vista Villas. Andy's place is the perfect spot to start, enjoy, or end your day in. With everything you need up top on this hillside property , enjoy incredible views, great places to relax, even a waterfall shower to cool off after a day on the beach. Any questions we had were answered by Andy, and any activities we had planned to do he took care of . I cannot wait to join the crew up at Surf Vista Villas again. Thanks again Andy

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a true paradise on earth! Loved our upstairs villa with surrounding balcony.....the best view ever. What an experience being high up in the jungle, listening to the "howlers" and watching amazing sunsets over the ocean. The "track" to the top only added character to this perfect escape! Cristal and Adam took care of our every need, they were awesome. We ended our stay with massages on our balcony during sunset! Just Perfect!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
paris
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We didn't book our nights in Santa Teresa before our venue. What a mistake ! We tried all (nice) hotels in Santa Teresa one after the other and all were full for the coming days. We were ready to give up and try an hostel after on last try, at the end of the "city", at the end of a long and crappy track. But it worth the effort. We were at Surf Vistas Villas, and by chance they had a room available for the night.
The best night and stay of our trip in Costa Rica. Amazing view, amazing room.
Unfortunatly they had only one night availabe (we spent the onther at the Horizon which was also great), but we will defenetly come back for at least a week. This place is just the best for a peaceful vacation rest.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Martinsville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Santa Teresa is a very unique place, and Surf Vista Villas fits right in. As stated many times the view was spectacular. The amenities were very functional, and perfect for a casual stay. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly and perfect for the vibe of the town. It showed without question that Andy and staff care alot about their guests and the property. I'd easily recommend SVV to anyone who's looking for a genuine Costa Rica casual vacation. After all luxury is in the eye of the beholder, and SVV offers Costa Rican luxury.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northampton, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I found this little gem of a place way up above the dusty dirt streets of Santa Teresa. It 's modern, airy, light,and breezy, clean and well cared for. The view is just beautiful. It's the perfect place to watch the sun set while sipping a cocktail as you lounge in a swinging chair or hammock. A rare place. The only draw back is the steep and rutted road up to the place. It's not for sissy's. Get yourself an SUV or ATV. It will come in handy for many of the roads around here. They're generally pretty bad. Theguy who owns and runs the place, Andy, and his staff, Crystal and Juan are all great.

Room Tip: I would choose the Sunset Reef Suite because it's off the beaten track. My room is wonderful but...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for rooms, adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas

Address: 150 Meters North of Super la Hacienda in Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas is a new resort consisting of five luxury villas all with panoramic ocean/wave views. Each villa is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom with hot water, a/c, new beds with posturpedic mattresses, ceiling fans, wireless capability and a huge deck with breathtaking views. Sunsets can't be seen from a better location and mornings are peaceful and serene with daily visits from exotic birds and howler monkeys. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas Costa Rica

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

;