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Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the staff was super helpful and made our trip relaxing and enjoyable. The surf lessons were amazing and we progressed much further than we expected! If you're looking to stay in this area, Blue Surf Sanctuary is the spot!

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Thank Samuel M
Bend, OR
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first discovered the area on a surf camp package in early November 2014. The rainy season was ending and the town was a bit quiet. The bungalow we stayed in at Blue Surf Sanctuary was spacious and the grounds and pool were beautiful. We spent hours there reading, napping and relaxing after a morning surf and breakfast. Our package... More 

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Reviewed October 13, 2016

If you're looking to stay at Blue Surf, look no further. My fiancé and I recently stayed at Blue Surf Sanctuary for a birthday/surf getaway. We purchased a package with Blue Surf and I was amazed at how much came with it! Daily breakfast and surfing, yoga lessons, zip lining, ATV/waterfall tour, a massage and we even added a snorkeling... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Perfect relaxation/honeymoon location!!!!! Let me just start with the staff because they were phenomenal and helped coordinate anything we needed (from surf lessons, cab rides, to best dinner spots in town). Extremely quick responding to emails.They were by far the best staff at any place I have ever stayed at. Everything was so lush and beautiful; truly a gem in... More 

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Thank Nicole P
Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

The grounds are beautiful, rooms are clean and comfortable, and the work staff is very friendly, but there were a few issues : Although they clame to be a boutique hotel, they are not. It is a boutique hostel. And for a hostel the rates are ridiculously overprized. The bungalows back up right up to the road and noise from... More 

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Reviewed June 28, 2016

We had the great fortune of having Toro and Danny surf with us for the week we were in Costa Rica. My two boys, age 9 and 11, really looked up to them as mentors...both Toro and Danny shared their own experiences of surfing growing up and as adults, which helped them to understand the passion of surfing and how... More 

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Reviewed June 14, 2016

We stayed in Armonia lodge for 1 week to celebrate my birthday and get some waves in a stunning location. We were not dissapointed. If anything we were surprised at the high quality of the accommodation, the attentiveness and personal nature of the staff as well the location. When they say 2 minutes to the beach: they mean like 1... More 

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so very, very much! It warms my heart to read your review. Getting to spend time with you was so much fun and surfing with you the absolute highlight! Your kind words about our staff, accommodations and Toro mean so much to us. Receiving these high praises and thanks make all the hard work worth it. We aren't... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

I went from being a first time surfer (had never done it prior to this vacation) to paddling out "past the break!" Toro was so kind and patient. He was able to teach me so much - water safety, surf etiquette, surf technique, etc. I always felt safe with him, which was most important to me. However, he was able... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We just got home from a fabulous week at Blue Surf Sanctuary. We are already looking at dates to go back. We loved everything about it! The staff were so warm and fabulous and the rooms were large and cleaned beautifully everyday. We decided to rent a quad for the week. The staff coordinated everything and it was delivered right... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 8 nights, a group of 3 families with young kids. The shared kitchen is great, so is the small pool which offers some shade during the hot mid-day hours. The team was super friendly and helpful - the receptionists, cleaning team, night guards, maintenance - really everyone!! We had great time there!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Blue Surf Sanctuary

Address: Santa Teresa~ Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $126 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Blue Surf Sanctuary Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“All four bungalows are awesome”
 of 5 bubbles samuelmJ956IW, 1 week ago | Read review
“there are only 4 lodges - they just have different accomodation so dont worry about that - the team will help you on your booking.”
 of 5 bubbles Shaunybee, Jun 14, 2016 | Read review
“best sunsents”
 of 5 bubbles Biancaaventuraa, Feb 7, 2016 | Read review
“Every room is absolutely gorgeous. You cannot go wrong!”
 of 5 bubbles 490betsyp, Jan 15, 2016 | Read review
“Howler monkeys heard at dawn in all rooms, Armonia room furthest from social area for early bed goers.”
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 of 5 bubbles 615steven, Dec 13, 2015 | Read review
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