Pura Vida...peaceful and relaxingBungalow Pacifico

Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Blue Surf Sanctuary is a boutique surf hotel located near world famous surf spots at Mal Pais and Santa Teresa Costa Rica. We have 4 wonderfully equipped Bungalows and a beautiful open air kitchen located a very short walk from the beach.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests


The space

Blue Surf Sanctuary is sponsored, not only as a surf camp, by Billabong, but also as a surf destination!

Blue Surf is a cozy and private oasis.We offer four luxurious bungalows that uniquely appeal to all of your senses. Each distinctively decorated bungalow boasts exotic, hand carved woods, elegant textures, aromatherapy candles, pillow top mattress' & natural, comfortable bedding. These individually designed interiors become intimate, private retreats, so as to enhance your comfort while enjoying your time with us.

Blue Surf Sanctuary is a surfer's dream come true..whether you are an experienced surfer looking for ideal waves and a gorgeous, tropical, laid back get away, a beginner looking for an awesome all inclusive surf school.Or perhaps, a family getting together with friends to learn to surf , enjoy each others' company and pamper yourself with massages and yoga as well....We have something to offer any one that wishes to experience the true Pura Vida vibe that is so special about Costa Rica. Mal Pais is becoming known for it's unique , hard to describe, magical energy, great surf and cool people.

Guest access

Surfing is one of the most popular activities in the area. We offer surf lessons and surf board rentals. Please inquire about prices.
There are plenty of outdoor activities in the area if you aren't a surfer. Snorkeling, Zipline/Canopy tours, horseback riding tours and ATV rentals to explore the area on your own. There are great restaurants nearby and some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever experience.

Interaction with guests

We have staff onsite 24/7. During the day 7am-7pm we have a receptionist to help you around the area and answer questions. Our night security guard will be one of your favorite new friends after your stay.

The neighborhood

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world is a 2 minute walk away. There are great restaurants and markets nearby--you won't go hungry as the food choices are amazing! There is yoga and a spa nearby if you are looking to pamper yourself.
The roads are bumpy, the people are friendly and the beauty is astounding. You will slow down and enjoy the Pura Vida...

Getting around

Most people use ATV's as their transportation, however bicycles are another popular option. Some of our guests rent a car, especially if they are making their way around the country and we are one of their stops. You can walk just about anywhere you want to go in town and if not, there is always a local taxi to get you where you want to be.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We have 4 bungalows, you can rent 1 or all 4 (and in between).
Please note~
The prices listed are for a single bungalow, double occupancy.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Vanessa User Profile
March 2016
Thank you for the great stay! The room is huge with very comfy beds and a nice bathroom and gets cleaned everyday (like the whole Location). The atmosphere was very welcoming and relaxed. From the location it'is just a few steps to the awesome beach. In case you are a light sleeper, consider that the building is right next to the "main road" (compared to general main roads, there is not so much traffic), nevertheless for us that was fine

Åsa User Profile
January 2016
Santa Teresa is fantastic, the beach closes to Blue Surf is great and not crowded at all. The staff is great and will help you with anything from booking restaurants, how to get to different sight (even double checking road conditions) and booking surf lessons. The rooms are big so our family of 4 had no problems sharing one bungalow, also great to have access to a kitchen as you need a car/transportation to get to most restaurants in Santa Teresa. The drawback is that Blue Surf is right next to the very dusty road so anything left outdoors will be super dusty within an hour.

Michelle User Profile
February 2015
Blue Surf was a wonderful place for our family stay while in Santa Teresa. It's a small piece of property, but beautifully landscaped, impeccably clean and comfortable, the right distance from the busyness of town, and just a stone's throw from the beach. The open air kitchen had all we needed to prepare low-maintenance meals and chat with our hosts and other guests. Though it was dry season, causing the nearby main road to puff up dust every time a vehicle went by, the staff kept the facilities VERY clean. My only wish would be for it to be just a little further from that road, but it didn't affect us really as it wasn't that busy. We did not take advantage of the surf lessons but saw many satisfied guests who were doing so. Got great recommendations for restaurants, activities, and driving directions. It is remote and can be an adventurous drive to get there, but you'll relish in the remoteness of the location, truly relaxing.
Kelly User Profile
Response from Kelly:
Thank you for your kind words about Blue Surf Sanctuary, Michelle. Our staff absolutely adored you and your sweet family. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely take it into consideration. Helping our guests have an incredible time while sharing our little piece of paradise is what we love to do! Yes, we wish we were a little further from the road as well, but sadly, we cannot change that. I appreciate your understanding of the situation and that we do our best to manage the situation. Pura Vida!
February 2015

Stephanie User Profile
February 2015
Loved Blue Surf, it was incredibly clean, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with making recommendations or reservations. The common kitchen was a great space for making breakfast and meeting other guests. Less than a minute walk to the beach right near Roc Mara a beach bar that is a great place to watch the sunset and have a drink. Would 100% stay here again.
Kelly User Profile
Response from Kelly:
Thank you Stephanie! It was a joy and a pleasure having you as our guest as well. Thank you for your suggestions and we will be sure to take them into serious consideration. We hope you come back and see us very soon! Kelly
February 2015

Maria User Profile
March 2014
My husband and i had an amazing time at Blue Surf Sanctuary. The staff were awesome and so helpful. It really felt like a home away from home and we felt very welcome and relaxed the entire time. Highly recommended

Meaghan User Profile
March 2014
we loved the blue surf sanctuary and our stay in santa theresa. it is on a great location right outside of the busy part of town ( not overly crowded for surfing). and close to everything we needed. it was so updated and clean and peaceful . the staff was great. i would definitely stay here next time i visit santa theresa :)

Alex User Profile
January 2014
A little oasis with a very short walk down to the main reef break on the beach, suck rock. We had a great time staying here for a few weeks, the rooms were huge and very nice (we stayed in all 4), for the price you get a lot more than the other options out there. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, was just like hanging out with friends on holiday. The communal kitchen is perfect for those nights you want to stay in and cook your favourite meal from home. If you are coming to Santa Teresa, this is the best place to stay!

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Kelly User Profile

I am an avid traveler who loves to meet new people from all over the world! Conversation comes easy to me and I never meet a stranger. My love for travel and the simpler life prompted the purchase of this little piece of paradise. Since I am unable to be here full time, I want someone to get enjoyment of this beautiful property.
Our bungalows at Blue Surf Sanctuary are the perfect place for you, your family or a group of friends to come visit for a few days to a few weeks.
Pura Vida~!

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