La Botella de Leche offers accommodation in Tamarindo and the best surf camp deals in town with the most qualified surf instructors.

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Eva Martínez

from Spain, March 2019

"All very well organised with special care of the guests!"

The surf instructor was very professional putting safety on first position. Always concerned about his students, explaining all very good. Giving good advises and carrying about how to improve the level of the student.


from Switzerland, September 2018

Das Package mit Surf-Lektionen, Schnorcheln und Yoga bietet eine gute Abwechslung.

Das Personal war sehr freundlich und unkompliziert.

Mariarosina Natale

from Guatemala, November 2019

"Great Surfcamp"

We couldn't ask for e better first surf experience. The hostel was very nice and the staff was friendly and helpful. Marcos our surf instructor did an amazing job. We never surfed before and after 6 days of surfing with him we can say that we are able to catch the waves by ourself. We would definitely come back for another surfcamp at botella de leche one day. We really had a great time there with nice people! :-)

Mari Kirsti Kaaen

from Norway, September 2019

"Super stay at la Botella de Leche!! "

My stay at la Botella de Leche went past waaay to quick. I was at the 8-days surf camp, and think this is the perfect package if you want to surf a lot and get great value for your money. The hostel has cool areas to hang out in, and has a kitchen if you want to make your own food. It is located in a quite part of town, so you are actually able to sleep if you want to go out surfing early in the morning. The waves in Tamarindo are perfect for improving your surfing. Pablo was a really nice instructor, being patient and explaining well about how to improve my teqnique, as well as how to read waves. The people working at the hostel are very helpful and friendly, and will do their best to help you with all kinds of questions and requests. I can really recommend this place to anyone that want to improve their surfing, staying at a cool place and having a GREAT time!!

Patricia Holder

from United States, July 2019

"Amazing surfcamp at La Botella de Leche Tamarindo Costa Rica"

Amazing 6 days learning while having fun. Wonderful team at the Hostel Botella de Leche , everyone is attentive and working on delivering your expectations . Surf teacher super organized, patient, punctual and could learn relax while having fun. The Botella de Leche is just what you need to go to Tamarindo! The people are knowledgeable of their surroundings . They make you feel comfortable and the ability to relax and disconnect. I very much recommend them for anyone looking tp surf, relax, beach and fun.

Daisy Nguyen

from United States, April 2019

"Solo Surfer trip - AMAZING experience: I’m a better surfer!"

Location is awesome. The surf lessons, which is the whole reason I came her, were AWESOME. Marcos is patient but pushes you. His goal was to make sure I improved as a surfer, not just to get pretty pictures. He worked on technique with me & helped me admonish bad habits. You’d never know it, since Marcos is so understated & humble - he’s an expert, very well-respected in the community. While I was at the surf camp, the Spain Travel channel came out to tape his surf lessons. He never batted an eye or made a big deal out of it. Amidst it all, my surf lessons continued without missing a single beat. I would HIGHLY recommend Marcos! La Botella De Leche is a very clean hostel, with lots of community space for meeting the others at the Hostel. The Kitchen, eating area, lounging area, pool are all GREAT - I used all of the spaces. The people are super nice - very welcoming and accommodating. Yoga was AWESOME - so needed after many days surfing. The massage - Sandra, is not just a massage therapist, she is a physiotherapist, the only one in town. The massage was amazing, and I also opted for dry-needling, which greatly alleviated my tight shoulders. I met tons of GREAT people at the hostel, and made new friends of the staff and fellow travelers. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Damien Cals

from France, February 2019

"Good to be in the pool after surfing"


Kim Regaudie

from Canada, February 2019

"Amazing! Will go back for sure!! "

The vibe, the people, the town, learning to surf... I loved everything!!!

David Glorie

from Australia, January 2019

Facilities and staff were amazing, and the local surf guide Fran was very knowledgeable and fun to surf with. Highly recommend!

Ulrich Nyffeler

from Switzerland, April 2018

"Live and let live"

Everyone in this hostel follows his own agenda, be it from just hanging around and doing nothing until being busy the whole day and night long with surfing, adventure trips, yoga and nightlife or living as a digital nomad and doing graphic design. Because the overall vibes are so good and the team in itself including the cleaning ladies has a good spirit, you just have to fell welcomed and automatically start to relax (as stressed Western European)...

Marie Louise Van Oost

from Netherlands, March 2018

"Had a lovely time"

Everybody is really friendly and helpfull. There is a good vibe and a big big plus is the yoga and pilates from Stephanie! Totally loved it all!

Luka Bjekovic

from Costa Rica, March 2018

Botella da leche was the best accomodation i had in Costa Rica. The atmosphere in the hostel was very relaxed and it‘s a really cool place to stay at. The hostel also offers plenty of fun activities to do. The staff and the owner are very friendly and pleasant people and i really enjoyed staying there. The surfcamp was very good and as a beginner i learned a lot. The surfinstructor, Markos, does a great job and gives his best to give you what you‘re looking for. He‘s a very good instructor with a lot of experience and patience. The pictures taken by Sandra are also really cool.

Thank you guys very much!

Best wishes and many greetings


Florian Tunger

from Costa Rica, July 2017

"Best week of my trip"

Really nice atmosphere during the whole stay. The owners, staff and the surfteacher gave their best to give everybody a good experience. The hostel is close to the center (400m) but still far enough so you dont hear the clubs or traffic if you want to sleep. The surf instructor did a really good job, so we were progressing fast in some really nice waves.

Hannah Bittl

from Costa Rica, December 2019

"wirklich ein sehr, sehr schönes Surfcamp!"

sehr herzliches, hilfsbereites & freundliches Personal, man fühlt sich wie in einer Familie (sehr leckeres BBQ mit allen), gute Tipps für die gesamte (Weiter-)Reise, super Yoga Stunden, sehr gute Organisation des Surfcamps, abwechslungsreiches Angebot, sehr gute Ausweichprogramme bei schlechtem Wetter, sehr gutes Frühstück, sehr sehr nette Surflehrer (Grüße an Marcos und Pablo!!!) mit viel Erfahrung und dementsprechend auch sehr gute und ergiebige Surfstunden

war wirklich eine sehr schöne & unvergessliche Zeit!!!