Funky Monkey Lodge

Funky Monkey Lodge is located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with rustic bungalows and luxury apartments. They offer and create the perfect yoga retreats, surf, or aerial silk holiday for any group.

Reviews 36

Jordin Patten

from United States, June 2018

Everything was great. Everyone at the resort went above and beyond to make my stay a good experience.

Chelsey Laterra

from United States, April 2018

"Great feel of the place, very welcoming and relaxing."

The food! It was amazing! The yoga teacher Racheal and lupa were awesome and very knowledgeable and comfortable with us.

Paddle boarding was awesome out on the ocean we had coconut water for us and pineapple so delicious:)

The surf lessons nacho made it super easy to understand the mechanics of getting up on the board.

Shima Soltani

from Canada, April 2018

Everything was awesome. From the beginning I arrived staff was very helpful. They were always there for me, planned anything I required for the day (taxi, shuttle, ATV..etc.) They never forgot about anything I asked for. Surf lesson were great, I had lots of fun and I learned lots. Yoga was alright, I guess we all have different ideas and lessons at home. The food was 5* I highly recommend to purchase a package with breakfast and dinner. Every night dinner was something different. I would definitely go back there. Thank you funky monkey and all staff members for a unforgettable trip. Shima :)

Farrah Jafari

from United States, February 2018

"Amazing and wonderful "

The lodging, beds, food, bathrooms, people, location

Maria Antonsen

from Denmark, January 2018

"Great vacation"

The food was excellent - the best octopus I've ever had. The staff was all really sweet and friendly and very helpful when my flight was cancelled and the driver didn't show up and I was feeling sick. The yoga classes with Kiki and Rachel were great, and the surfing lessons with Nacho so much fun! The location is very good, shops and beach in walking distance. It is a great place for a solo traveller to meet other people.

Irina Silveira

from Brazil, January 2018

"Surf and Yoga!! "

The yoga classes and surf lessons were amazing! Rachel and Kiki are calm and sweet and they’ll help everyone make theire best in yoga.

Nacho was attentive and a great surf instructor! By the end of my stay I actually could surf on my own!

The food at Funky Monkey is Just perfect! From breakfast to dinner.

Everyone in the hotel is so nice!

Great experience!

Christine Gora

from Switzerland, January 2018

Lovely location away from the beach and noise. Amazingly friendly staff who were super helpful anytime I had a question or request. The yoga instructors were some of the best I’ve had, and I enjoyed learning how to surf with Nacho and his crew.

Gabriela Montoya

from Colombia, November 2017


I stayed in a suite and it was perfect! Everything was super cleaned and the view was beautiful! The Staff was amazing, always there willing to help and since it was low season I got really spoiled with their service. The food was delicious. The surfing lessons were perfect, I loved the different yoga classes and the location is also very good, just a short walk down the hill to the center.


from Nicaragua, October 2017

"Cute jungle lodge with great food and surf and yoga classes"

The place is really chilled and the yoga deck on the hill is amazing. Both surf and yoga classes are excellent and all staff are really chilled and friendly. The food is fantastic; fresh, tasty and wholesome.

Nicole Kapasakis

from United States, June 2017

"Beautiful place & people, great waves, very chill ambiance"

The location, the people, the food, really the entire package was awesome

Madeline O’neill

from United States, July 2018

"A Great Retreat!"

I enjoyed everything about this retreat - the yoga & surf instructors, the chefs and all the staff were really amazing. I was so sad to leave!

Cristina Longo

from United States, May 2018

"Amazing trip!!"

The food was amazing, the instructors wonderful, the location beautiful. We can't wait to go back!

Rachel Vaughn

from United States, May 2018

"A week in paradise "

I learned so much from my yoga teachers- Rachel and Lupe were both amazing and really helped me deepen my practice. The food, atmosphere and people who worked there were all wonderful. It was a chill, welcoming environment which was perfect for relaxing. They also worked with me to switch out surf lessons for SUP yoga which was the highlight of the trip for me!

Linda Robinson

from United States, April 2018

"A little oasis in Santa Theresa"

The vibe, the food, and the accommodations were awesome. It was perfect!

Cori Woolfe

from Canada, March 2018

"Paradise Found"

We had a fabulous week here! I stayed in Room 8 with my two adult daughters in March, which is high season. The room was new, clean and had air conditioning, which we tried not to use to acclimatize to the wonderful warm weather, but it was nice to have.

They had a live band a few nights at the restaurant and it was amazing! The noise was not loud or bothersome at all from our suite, and they quiet down at 10:30 anyway. It was wonderful.

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We are vegetarian with food intolerances and they accomodated our dietary needs. It’s great that they also have meat options for meat eaters. There was always plenty of food if you needed to order more.

The surfing instructors were all really positive, knowledgeable and engaged. We had instruction from Nacho and Aliyah. We also took an extra lesson and wish we could have stayed two weeks at least.

We did two “surf fit” classes with Aliyah, Yoga with Rachel and Christoph. Each instructor was unique and knowledgeable.

We also did the sunset Stand up paddle and yoga with Racheal and Nacho and would definitely recommend it.

This establishment only accepts cash but there are two banks in town. Budget extra for additional activities and professional photos by Racheal. You will be glad you did.


from United States, January 2018

"Funky little gem! "

I loved the vibe of the hotel. Very casual. The yoga studio was beautiful and there were a variety of classes and times. The instructors were top notch as well. I especially enjoyed our surf instructors Nacho and Victor. The food was also amazing!

John Ryan

from United States, December 2017

Surfing lessons were great


from United States, December 2017

"Awesome jungle surf yoga trip!"

The food was amazingly amazingly amazing!!!! Better than most restaurants

Lilly Ditzler

from Costa Rica, November 2017

"Funky Stay"

The staff was really friendly and the food they prepared was delicious!

Nacho was a great surfteacher :) and the fresh fruit after the lesson awesome! Shakycat was so adorable :)

Chelsea Cox

from United States, July 2017

"Funky Monkey Lodge was perfect ? "

I loved the laid back feeling at Funky Monkey. The yoga studio is in the jungle and I was delighted to see 20 howler monkeys swinging from tree to tree. The food was delicious and the bungalow was very comfy. The grounds are absalutely beautiful! This was the perfect invironment for relaxing. Nacho was the surf instructor and provided feedback every time I caught a wave which helped me improve a ton. Thank you Nacho! I also went paddle boarding and had so much fun trying to do yoga on the boards!

Naaisha Haneef

from Brazil, July 2017

It's in a perfect location in the middle of the jungle and also closer to the beach, and accessible to restaurants and cafe's. The only thing I enjoyed during my stay is the surf lessons. "Pura vida Surfers" Did a really good job. So kudos to that. The other great thing was meeting a lot of lovely guests from the United States. I had a great time with them.

Jonathan Feldman

from United States, June 2017

"Great trip!!"

Amazing food, nice friendly staff.


from Canada, June 2017

"Good Value"

Close to the beach, surf lessons were great, food was adequate for a vegetarian, location is great, a lot of shops near by.

Victoria Goncharenko

from Canada, May 2017

Very friendly, social atmosphere, lovely and caring staff, cleanliness of the room and amenities, closeness to a breathtaking beach, being away from the main town road, healthy food choices

Kelsey Cunniff

from United States, May 2017

"Great time, but read into details"

The food was amazing and the surf and yoga instructors were top notch. I had a great experience, but definitely highlighted the issues I had below.

Elizabeth Sagarin

from United States, April 2017

The people and the experiences and the views were priceless. Absolute paradise. I can't wait to go back.

Anke Hoffmann

from Germany, July 2017

"Surfen und Yoga in Santa Teresa "

Da ich in der Nebensaison in Santa Teresa war, war's noch nicht so überlaufen. Ich hatte einen super netten sehr geduldigen Surf Lehrer ganz für mich alleine. Die Anweisungen waren sehr hilfreich und es hat total Spaß gemacht. Das Essen war vorzüglich! Und es gab viel leckeres Obst der Saison. Die Lage des Hostel ist fast mitten im Dschungel und man kann Affen in den Bäumen beobachten. Die Zimmer sind sauber und haben Charakter! Die Yoga Stunden sind auch fantastisch. Meist war ich hier mit der Lehrerin auch alleine. Die Stunden können für totale Anfänger allerdings sehr herausfordernd sein. Das Yoga Studio ist offen und von Dschungel umringt. In der Ferne hört man das Meer. Ich bin total zufrieden!

Testimonials 4

Lisa Simpson

TripAdvisor website

Funky Monkey Lodge has it all. It has beautiful tidy accommodations, delicious food, friendly and funny staff, and great ambience! I stayed there for one week for my surfing camp with Pura Vida surfers and had a blast! The chefs cook the most delicious meals and make the best sushi in town. The dorms are spacious, clean, and you get free towels. The staff is always in a good mood and helps with anything it might need.The location is good as well as you have supermarkets, stores, restaurants, and the surfing spots are very close. I will definitely come back!

Celine S.

TripAdvisor website

I enjoyed my stay at the Funky Monkey from the first second I arrived! The guys in charge do everything to make you feel welcome at home. I had a private nice bungalow with daily cleaning service. The food is amazing, prepared freshly by Nacho and Joaquin. Thank you for everything!

Judy J.

TripAdvisor website

I came for two nights and I ended up staying for six nights. I stayed in a fantastic room with a big balcony above the bar and restaurant, they are not noisy. My room didn't have air conditioner but I didn't need it as the two fans were quite good enough. The staff could not have been more helpful and the food was great.


TripAdvisor website

I would totally recommend that Lodge! Not only because of it's beautiful location, but also because of the charming staff! You're always having fun and they do everything to make your stay most comfortable! It is the place to be for everyone, stay with friends or with your family, you will love it!

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