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Blue Surf Sanctuary
Santa Teresa~ Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Marseille, France
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“So Good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

You want to surf? learn or improve? just go!thanks a lot at all the team of Blue Surf!We got the best surf ever in Santa Teresa!! Chito Aaron Toro are the best to make you ride your best waves!!Take it easy!Take care! Melanie and Ludo lm/

  • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had the best time ever and your place is simply beautiful! Congratulations, the vibe of the place its just perfect, just steps away from the beach. The staff is amazing, specially Julia that made us feel at home all the time. Can't wait to go back! :)

  • Stayed February 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
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Just left Blue Surf after a week stay and had a wonderful time. The staff were great with all questions and inquiries. Took 2 lessons from Toro and they were great learning experiences. He gave a great lesson as well as describing the science "how's and why's" of the wave. Thumbs up from the whole family!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were looking for a nice play to stay near the beach...and in addition, we asked for air-conditioning and wifi. Blue Surf offers all of that. There are 4 individual bungalows on the property, all relatively new. Ours is a second-floor very large airy room with high ceilings and a balcony overlooking the small swimming pool. The bathroom is off the bedroom to the rear; it is fully tiled, with stone sink basin, modern hardware, toilet and large walk-in shower with rainforest showerhead. Hot & cold running water. Very attractive woodwork and white stucco walls throughout.

The staff is lovely - friendly, accommodating and generally very helpful. The surf instructors are excellent. Daily room service. No food handling possibilities in the rooms, but there is a large common area with complete kitchen, refrigerator with bins for the individual units, and a large table and benches for eating or chatting.

The cons? one is our own fault - we thought we were getting beachfront, and the property is not even beach view. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, I believe, but it's a good 3-minute walk away. The other was major for us: there are no tables or chairs in the units, which makes it difficult to work from them, although the wifi extends throughout the property, so we worked in the common area sans a/c. There is also no really comfortable place at all to sit and read.

In fairness, the current owners (in the US) have not owned the property for long, and are attempting to correct problems as they are identified. Just ask ahead to make sure your needs can be met...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

This is the place to stay when you visit Costa Rica. The rooms were super clean, and spacious. We felt like it was our place forever. The staff were always there to help us plan our daily adventures and recommended a few good restaurants for dinner. The beach was perfect to learn how to surf specially if its your first time. Will definitely be going back next time for a minimum of 10 days.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tofino, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The whole gang at Blue Surf made our stay a real treat. Besides being the nicest people in Santa Teresa, Torro, Crystal, Mingo, Mariella, Kelly and Aaron (and others!) made every effort to help make this vacation go as seamlessly as possible. Even after we left and were staying at a beach house closer to Mal Pais (I had a few friends join so it made more sense to stay in a bigger place) Crystal went out of her way to help us all with travel arrangements, or any other thing we might need help with regardless of whether we were staying at Blue Surf. The property, while next to the road, is a lovely little paradise with well-kept yard, pool and communal kitchen and a 1 minute walk down the trail to what seemed like the best surf spot on the beach. Awesome awesome awesome - highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I have been to the area many times, and tried a few other spots. The Blue Surf Sanctuary is always very welcoming and a great place to escape it all. It doesnt hurt that the beach and one of my favorite surf breaks is a few steps away ;)

This last trip, as I was returning from surfing, I ran across a new nest of baby sea turtles hatching. You dont see that everyday.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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Address: Santa Teresa~ Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Surf Sanctuary is a small boutique hotel & upscale surf school located in magical Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, 100 yards from the sand!Gorgeous bungalows with daily housekeeping, A/C, pool and fully equipped kitchen. We pride ourselves on our stellar customer service, our use of organic soaps and consciousness about our beautiful oceanWe offer both accommodations only, surf packages or surf lessons to outside clients! ... more   less 
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Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel Santa Teresa
Blue Surf Sanctuary Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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