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Blue Surf Sanctuary

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mawgan Porth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We have just returned from the BEST holiday of our lives since our little boy came along! It was just what the doctor ordered - the bungalows are spacious and beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, plus the AC works a treat! We watched hummingbirds, gorgeous red squirrels and amazing lizards from our Balcony which felt as though we were perched...

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Kate, thank you for your kind and thoughtful review of Blue Surf Sanctuary! Our staff truly enjoyed every moment they spent with your family and were sad when it was time for you to depart! We are ecstatic our property met (if not hopefully exceeded) your expectations -- Blue Surf and Santa Teresa have a magical vibe and from what...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The huts are exactly as depicted, clean and comfortable. Plenty of warm water for showers. Blue Surf Sanctuary will place a large drinking water station into your room for just 10$. The pool is nice for children or for a quick dip after coming from the ocean. The kitchen is adequately equipped for real cooking and very clean. Salt, pepper,...

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful time at Blue Surf Sanctuary! Our staff are truly amazing people and enjoy our guests as much as our guests enjoy them! Hoping you return in the future! Pura Vida, Kelly

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Blue Surf is an amazing place to meet people, relax and get some surf in. Surf coach Toro is one of the highlights of staying here. If you want to learn or improve your surfing skills Toro will make it happen. He is patient, very knowledgeable and safety conscious. I cannot say enough about the surf instruction you will get...

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review TBHuskyNation! We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful time surfing with us! Come back soon! Pura Vida, Kelly

Reviewed 26 November 2016

All of the staff was super helpful and made our trip relaxing and enjoyable. The surf lessons were amazing and we progressed much further than we expected! If you're looking to stay in this area, Blue Surf Sanctuary is the spot!

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, Sam! I am happy to hear you progressed in your surfing more than you expected and that you enjoyed your time with us! Hoping you make a return visit! Pura Vida, Kelly

Bend, OR
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We first discovered the area on a surf camp package in early November 2014. The rainy season was ending and the town was a bit quiet. The bungalow we stayed in at Blue Surf Sanctuary was spacious and the grounds and pool were beautiful. We spent hours there reading, napping and relaxing after a morning surf and breakfast. Our package...

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hearing from return guests has to be the BIGGEST compliment of all time! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of Blue Surf Sanctuary. All of your tips about town are spot on and yes, ST has grown so much in the past few years! Thank you so very much and looking forward to your...

Reviewed 13 October 2016

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...

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Noelle, Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review of Blue Surf Sanctuary! We are so very happy to know you enjoyed your stay as much as you did and cannot wait for your return visit! Our staff adored you and were more than happy to help however they could! Hoping you stopped by the market to take home...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Perfect relaxation/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...

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hola Nicole! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your kind words and are so very happy you enjoyed your honeymoon at Blue Surf Sanctuary! We look forward to your return and wish you many years of happiness! Pura Vida, Kelly

Costa Rica
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The grounds are beautiful, rooms are clean and comfortable, and the work staff is very friendly, but there were a few issues : Although they clame to be a boutique hotel, they are not. It is a boutique hostel. And for a hostel the rates are ridiculously overprized. The bungalows back up right up to the road and noise from...

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

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...

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

We stayed in Armonia lodge for 1 week to celebrate my birthday and get some waves in a stunning location. We were not dissapointed. If anything we were surprised at the high quality of the accommodation, the attentiveness and personal nature of the staff as well the location. When they say 2 minutes to the beach: they mean like 1...

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so very, very much! It warms my heart to read your review. Getting to spend time with you was so much fun and surfing with you the absolute highlight! Your kind words about our staff, accommodations and Toro mean so much to us. Receiving these high praises and thanks make all the hard work worth it. We aren't...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Surf Sanctuary is a small boutique hotel & upscale surf school located in magical Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, 100 yards from the sand!Gorgeous bungalows with daily housekeeping, A/C, pool and fully equipped kitchen. We pride ourselves on our stellar customer service, our use of organic soaps and consciousness about our beautiful oceanWe offer both accommodations only, surf packages or surf lessons to outside clients! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Surf Sanctuary

Address: Santa Teresa~ Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $188 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel Santa Teresa
Blue Surf Sanctuary Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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