Surfers from all over the world flock to Santa Teresa surf camps. Here there are frequent, high quality waves all-year-round! Santa Teresa feels like an escape to paradise, where the water is so warm there’s no need for wetsuits. A harmonious mix of local tradition and surf culture are provided by Santa Teresa surf camps, which creates a relaxed, easygoing vibe in the area.
Santa Teresa offers a multitude of great beach breaks, some more punchy than others, one of the most well known being Playa Hermosa. If you’re looking to take a break from surfing for a day to two we highly visiting the nearby bohemian beach town of Montezuma which sits directly east on the other side of the Nicoya peninsula.
|Number of surf spots||5|
|Water Temperature||February-August: 28-30°C / 82-86°F|
September-January: 26-29°C / 79-84°F
|Swell||Swells are consistent throughout the year, with ground swell peaking at 96% in May|
|Nearest Airports||Juan Santamaría International Airport in Costa Rica's capital is Santa Teresa's closest international airport, just 173km away.|
Selina Santa Teresa South
Selina’s is famous for it’s world class surfing. Santa Teresa’s promise of consistent weather means that beginners and fearless experts alike would have the ultimate surf holiday here. Playa Carmen is just 3 minutes walk from the property. Prime location and excellent value makes Selina’s a highly rated property amongst other Santa Teresa surf camps.
The property offers food and plenty of alternative activities to it’s guests. Local tours and bustling nightlife make Selina’s and Santa Teresa a dream destination for visitors.
Guests are offered the luxury of a tourist desk at the property. Local tips and advice are offered here to ensure visitors make the most of their trip. Services such as this and complementary luggage storage ranks Selina’s at the top of all Santa Teresa surf camps.
Those travelling as a duo can choose from a standard or deluxe double room. There is also an option to opt for a shared bathrooms to save expense. Groups of up to four can opt for either a quadruple room or a two bedroom apartment, each with two double beds.
Brunela Soldiers Hostel
Guests wanting to be mere moments from the beach should stay at this hostel. Brunela Soldiers provides the perfect beachy-surfer vibes for visitors. It really gives beginners a taste of the culture that surfing has to offer.
Hosts make a huge effort to ensure all guests feel at home. The daily breakfast offers continental, buffet and American options familiar to everyone. Free WiFi and private parking are also accessible at this property.
The hostel offers a young, social vibe, and lies on an area Santa Teresa beach that is favoured by visitors to the area. Those who fancy a break from the waves can retire to the pool, or go on a day trip to Montezuma just 15km away.
Guests can book either a standard or deluxe suite for up to two people. Alternatively, an 8-bed mixed dormitory can be booked.
Selina Santa Teresa North
Booking.com named Selina’s as one of their top picks in Santa Teresa Beach, a view shared by many who stay here. In a bid to create an atmosphere comfortable for travellers, this property offers coworker space and pet friendly accommodation – unlike other Santa Teresa surf camps.
Guests love the social vibe of the hostel, aided by the shared dormitories, bar and billiards available. For this reason, solo visitors rate the property an 8.9/10 for those travelling alone.
Selina’s is located in the most popular part of Santa Teresa beach. This a huge attraction to those looking for an opportunity to surf. Tambor and Montaña Grande are both under a half hour drive from Selina’s, presenting an opportunity for many guests to check off another area in Costa Rica!
Solo travellers can stay in four, six, seven, nine or twelve bed mixed dorms. Couples can book standard, deluxe or suite rooms, with the option to opt for a shared bathroom. A family room with a queen bed and two twin beds can also be booked.
Hostel Dos Monos South
This hostel is further out of town than other Santa Teresa surf camps, but with that comes an opportunity to see more of what Costa Rica has to offer as the most biodiverse country in the world. The hostel is surrounded by rainforest, and is just 80m from the beach – perfect for surfers!
Hostel Dos Monos remains accessible with a bank, pharmacy, bus stop and taxis just 50 m away from the property. Reviewers rave about the helpful staff, willing to provide information about activities and surroundings to all guests.
A variety of budgets are satisfied here. For example, dormitory rooms with air conditioning, a private bathroom and access to shared kitchen are available. As well as budget private rooms with private bathrooms. Also available are fully equipped apartments with air conditioning, a TV, a hot shower and a fridge.
Six and seven bed mixed dorms with either a private or shared bathroom can be booked. Double and triple rooms can be booked according to preference, bunk, twin and double bed sleeping arrangements are available.
Indigo Yoga Surf Resort
Unlike other Santa Teresa surf camps, this resort offers more of a surfers retreat. The hostel offers unique activities and services to their guests. An on-site spa centre offers visitors aerial silk classes and yoga lessons.
Other activities in the area include surfing and paddle surfing, horse riding, fishing and swimming. Guests can also retire to the pool after a long day of surfing, and relax on the surrounding hammocks and loungers.
This is the only one of all Santa Teresa surf camps to offer rustic-style accommodation. Therefore rooms have a unique style with stone bathrooms and wooden furniture. Air conditioning, free toiletries, a safe and a fan are also available in each room.
Double and deluxe double rooms are available for couples. Alternatively an apartment with a garden view can be booked containing a queen and single bed, or two queen beds and single. A two bedroom house that sleeps four, and a three bedroom house that sleeps six can be booked for larger groups.