Jared has been with Lucero from day one and therefore, he has been able to give a lot of his guests their first surf experience in Costa Rica. He knows how to make you laugh and fall in love with surfing!
Mark will show you the ropes of surfing in Santa Teresa. He'll get you comfortable in the water and teach you how to catch waves. He has surfed his whole life and teaches both beginners and intermediates.
Jen Berr Lucero Surf Retreats
Marieke and Jared were unreal hosts! From the beginning of the trip, they both made us feel like friends of theirs and constantly checked up on us to make sure we had everything we needed. They let us use their ATVs whenever we wanted to go off on excursions or to venture off to find a dinner spot (food was AMAZING btw!! Expensive restaurants,but totally worth it!). There were so many things to do in Santa Teresa and the surrounding towns; which they gave us so many tips on where to eat and the secluded "local" spots to hit up- waterfalls,snorkeling,shopping towns, bat cave,hidden beach, infinity pool overlooking coast...the list could go on! The villa was only a couple minute walk to the beach, and a great location in the town. Room was beautiful! Jared was one of the best surf instructors we've had! He always kept the lessons fun and carefree, constantly building up our confidence,and taught us how to really surf! We cannot wait to visit again soon and we thank them for truly making our trip unforgettable!
Janine P Germany
I stayed one week with Lucero and had the best time in Santa Teresa with them. The super friendly Marieke and Jered made our stay as I was with friends.
The hotel Griss was amazing: the pool, super clean rooms and good breakfast.
A Chaley New Hampshire
I booked my trip within a week of my travels and was so happy with the outcome! Marieke and Jared are both very personal, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Their responsive communication throughout my stay was super helpful, especially as a solo traveler and first visit to Costa Rica. My accommodations were just what I was looking for. Quiet, private, clean and PLENTY of surfing!!! They coordinated other amenities such as on-site massage too. An unforgettable trip thanks to Lucero Surf Retreats!! I will most definitely return.