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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

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!!

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Petersburg, Alaska
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed 10 days here at Blue Surf. Bungalows are very nice and kept extremely clean. Grounds are pretty and kept clean as well. Staff is very friendly! Wishing though we had only stayed a few days and moved on to a different place. Location is a bit outside of town which is probably a bit better than the places...

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

Thank you for your kind words about our staff--yes, they are very friendly, hardworking and always helpful. Our housekeepers and groundskeepers make sure the property is well kept and clean. I did want to respond to this review in as such that the time of year this guest traveled was the absolute PEAK season (Christmas/New Year's) of travel in our...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Stayed at the BSS for 5 days. Nice place with 4 bungalows, clean, friendly staff. The premises are small, with a small pool and a kitchen (fridge and stove, oven not working, so forget about pizza's). Bear in mind that the place is not at the beach, that's a 2 minute walk down a gravel road and the main road...

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights/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...

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

Hi Jessica! Thank you for your review of Blue Surf Sanctuary! We appreciate your feedback about Blue Surf and are very pleased to hear you had a wonderful time! It sounds like next time you will have to stay longer! Pura Vida, Kelly

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 27 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 14 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...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $193 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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