Blue Surf Sanctuary

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Blue Surf Sanctuary is a boutique hotel in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais, Costa Rica. They offer surf schools, surf camps, and yoga and surf retreats.

Testimonials 8

  • Jessica

    Blue Surf Sanctuary TripAdvisor

    Stayed 3 nights and 4 days with husband and two teenagers and had a blast. Great location and accommodations for surf holiday and starting point to explore the area. Staff was extremely helpful and always greeted us with cheer and tips to make our stay more enjoyable. Fantastic food options for dinning out or cooking in at the outdoor kitchen/dining area. We did surfing lesson/safari with Toro and he designed our morning so everyone in our multilevel group was happy. Highly recommend this at start of trip! Boards are available to rent onsite and a gorgeous beach with great waves is less than 5 minute walk from rooms. Only complaint is that we should've stayed longer

  • Andrea G

    Blue Surf Sanctuary TripAdvisor

    Perfect clean rooms, super close to a really nice part of the beach, everybody in the staff was super nice! Great for couples or group of friends! The kitchen area was really clean and well equipped!!

  • Noelle

    Trip Advisor website

    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 trip to Tortuga Island. Blue Surf Sanctuary was lush, clean, and in a great location. We stayed in the Armonia bungalow and loved it. We rented ATV's to go into town but it's not far. There is a soda and little market that is walking distance from the grounds. Blue Surf is also steps from the beach where we surfed daily.

    The staff: Hands down the most amazing staff I've ever experienced. Sofia and Toro helped me book my travel. They were very informative, quick in their replies, and very friendly. Toro was our surf instructor and I can't wait to come back next year to surf with him again. He was patient with me, helped me improve my pop-up, better understand how to read the waves, etc. I have now returned home as an even better surfer. I can't thank Toro enough.

    Surf experience with Toro under Blue Surf Adventures: Upon arrival, our luggage was lost by our airline. We were extremely stressed as we came in the low season and worried shops would be closed. Laura was very helpful and accommodating - she even arranged for our taxi to take us shopping and she even brought me a ton of bikinis to choose from for surfing. Daily breakfast is served at a nearby resort, Florblanca. But since they were closed for the first couple of days we were there, Laura put together a menu and cooked for us. I'd say her food is even better than the restaurants. I could eat those huevos rancheros everyday. Jeffrey is the definition of pura vida. His smile and overall demeanor is a pleasure to be around! My fiancé and I had so much fun hanging out with him every day. We miss him already.

    A previous review mentioned that there was no coffee, but there in fact is a coffee maker with delicious coffee. I enjoyed sharing a cup with Anna every morning as well. Thank you to Sofia, Toro, and the staff at Blue Surf for an incredible vacation and for your hospitality. We're already discussing returning every year!

  • Nicole P. North Carolina

    Trip Advisor website

    Perfect relaxation and 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 Playa Hermosa. We will be going back without a doubt. Thank you Blue Surf for the best vacation experience my Husband and I have ever had.

  • Jodi G.

    Trip Advisor website

    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 those roots are started. They were patient and knowledgeable with all of the questions my boys would ask (and they asked a lot!). My 9 year old came to Costa Rica saying "I'm not the surfer type," and he came home saying, "I love surfing!" They both want to go all the time. I could not be more happy to oblige. I am thankful to Toro and Danny for sharing their passion for surfing and contributing their clear dedication as mentors. We are huge fans and will reach out to them when we come back.

  • A traveler United States

    TripAdvisor website

    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 about water safety, surf etiquette, surf technique, etc. I always felt safe with him, which was most important to me. However, he was able to push me to do a lot that I had no idea I was capable of doing. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Toro and the hospitality I had with Blue Surf Sanctuary.

  • A traveler United States

    TripAdvisor website

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

  • A traveler

    TripAdvisor website

    Blue Surf Sanctuary was all we needed to have an incredible spring break experience. My deceased husband was the only one with surf experience but all of us got up by the third day. Our children, a 10-year old son and 7-year old daughter, had a fantastic time. Toro and Danny were incredibly patient, kind and encouraging. Our room was comfortable and clean and we enjoyed the pool every day. The food was incredible everywhere we ate in Santa Teresa. It was an excellent adventure!

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