If you wanna improve your surfing or just wanna have a great hideout a short walk from many surf breaks, then Lucero is where you wanna stay! We absolutely loved our stay here. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the vibe around the house is super relaxed and the breakfast is just what you need after a long morning surf session. Jared and Marieke are super nice and welcoming as well. We only spend a few nights here, but would love to return and stay for at least a week to literally eat, sleep, surf, repeat.
We stayed in the two story apartment at the top of the terraced facility. Very clean and comfortable, spacious, super comfortable beds and bed linen, great location and best of all -the very kind and knowledgeable and had-working concierge Gala who hit jackpot with her advice for both excursions, restaurants and points of interest -she is a true star of this hotel!
Lucero is really a special place. You can feel all intention that Jared and Marieke had put into it. The atmosphere is romantic yet raw. The place definitely attracts similar minded people which makes for a great community experience. The rooms are very spacious and well designed. You know you’re in the right place when you see a hammock on the balcony. The staff maintains everything very well. The team are just really lovely people. The package we got was 4 lessons (can add more) which was ideal for beginners, Jared and his crew, José and Daniel really challenge you. They are honestly of the best instructors one can have and I have tried surfing in several places. It says a lot about the experience given we went during rainy season, and we still had an absolutely amazing time. You will be challenged and you will progress with time, the lessons they gave were well planned and meant to help people really improve day by day, get ready to be sore if you’re a true beginner! You’ll be hooked. All there’s left to say is, don’t hesitate and come already. You’ll hopefully meet amazing people from around the world and you might even catch your first wave.…
Wow Wow Wow....where do I even begin? The surf instruction was top notch, the accommodation was stellar and the breakfast each day was authentic and wonderful. I recently spent 10 days at Lucero and had such a memorable experience that I am already thinking about a return trip. Jared and Marieke (owners of Lucero) do a phenomenal job and truly provide the guest with a 5 star experience. Each day Jared would take us to a new beach to surf and would give the lessons in a small group setting with top-notch equipment. Save yourself the time and effort and don't look elsewhere. Trust me, this is the place to be in Santa Teresa.
Our stay here was amazing! The rooms are uniquely charming, Santa Teresa is beautiful, the waves were great, and the team of surf teachers make learning fun and easy! Only a few students per teacher, so everyone on our group improved rapidly thanks to the great and actionable feedback!
Where do I begin? My heart is absolutely full after hosting a retreat at Lucero. If you are looking for a home to call your own in Santa Teresa, look no further. This place is perfectly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the busy street of Santa Teresa and allows for you to get all the peace and quiet your soul requires. The rooms are amazing, private with full ac, a beautiful bathroom and a patio to yourself to read, meditate, or listen to the variety of birds singing. For when you are not wanting to go to the beach for a dip, the beautiful pool surrounded by palms (which is where I spent majority of my time) left me feeling absolutely inspired, relaxed, and in love with life as it gave me the space to cool down and to connect with the other fellow kindred souls staying at Lucero. The staff is so helpful, loving, kind and will do anything to help you during your Costa Rican stay which is worth its weight in gold. From food recommendations to transportation, you can trust they will get you where you need to go. OH! In case that is not enough, the breakfast included is so delicious and abundant, it is the reason I wake up feeling excited to start the day every morning! Lucero truly is a complete package and was the very reason my retreat turned out to be a dream come. Thank you friends for creating this space for dreams to be reality. My heart is so full. I can’t wait to come back.…
The past reviews speak for themselves but to add to them, I don’t think I’ll ever stay in nicer accommodation. Marieke and Jared go out of their way to make your stay an enjoyable one. For instance, I wasn’t even staying with them anymore but I injured my knee while surfing and Marieke came and picked me up and drove me to the doctors and waited while I was being seen and then drove me home. For me, four surf lessons in a week was just the right balance and I also enjoyed the sociable morning breakfasts.
I booked up Lucero based on all the great reviews, and this place has exceeded my expectations by a long shot. First, the place is gorgeous, very serene, quiet and welcoming. As soon as you enter, there is the lush vegetation and the charming pool to welcome you. The accommodations are top notch and the breakfast were freshly cooked and delicious. Marieke and Jared welcome you like a family. Everyone said that, and it sound cliche, but it is exactly it... The surf was outstanding and I had not been on board for 22 years. I can guarantee you , that I was not expecting to be surfing on day one like I did. Jared , Daniel, Isaak were just super detailed and very knowledgable instructors. You basically get private one on one lessons as they are always there outside and inside the water to guide you. You learn the basics on land and then apply them in the water. One of the coolest thing is forming a bond with the family, the instructors and the other group members. Something that no one will ever forget. I am already planning on coming back this summer, and bringing my wife with me.…
I was in Costa Rica for a month and Lucero was my first stop after leaving San Jose. I had about 9 days booked here and loved it. The place itself was just what I was looking for - beautiful, laid-back, quiet, and walking distance from everything in ST. Marieke and Jared were great, they made everything easy and enjoyable. I surfed maybe 5 times. Jared is an amazing instructor and his crew were great as well. Didn't have a bad session and when i came home to Norcal, I noticed the improvement in my surfing (I'm a total beginner). I liked it so much that I decided to come back for 5 days at the end of my trip. And it was totally the right choice. Can't wait to come back with my family!
I highly recommend Lucero to anyone looking to surf in Santa Teresa. Marieke and Jared are wonderful hosts that make their guests feel right at home. We had a delicious breakfast by the chic pool area every day, socialized with the other guests and had a blast in (and got blasted by) the waves! Jared and Daniel are top notch surf instructors. As a beginner, I appreciated their patience, positivity and clear instruction. Their “can do” attitudes were what I really needed, and now I have the photos and memories to say that I actually surfed! All around a beautiful place to stay in a breathtaking place with some amazing peeps!