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Akwa Resorts Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa Costa Rica , Santa Teresa, Puntareanas - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Akwa Resorts Santa Teresa
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

Akwa Resorts Surf Camp offers spacious and luxurious villas, bungalows or rooms, with an outdoor infinity pool and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

We offer personalized surf coaching for surfers of all levels: first timers to advanced. There will never be more than 3 students per instructor, ensuring that you confidently progress and have fun in a safe setting.

Enjoy practicing daily yoga to the songs of the jungle. Excite your senses with morning surf adventures to Costa Rica’s most idyllic tropical beaches. Nourish your body with all inclusive organic healthy meals made with love.

Relax from all the fun at out terrace and central infinity pool, chill out by the bar, where you can enjoy tropical smoothies while watching sunset from our five stars view.

All inclusive Luxury Camp

Location

Sitting on the western edge of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Santa Teresa is a tiny beach village that draws in a lot of surfers and beach bodies. It is the perfect mix of laid to back beach town and Costa Rican charm. Its developed enough to have plenty of food options and plenty of activities, but remote enough that the beach is not packed with tourists and people trying to sell you things. The beach is long and beautiful with white sands. Like many beaches in Costa Rica, there are no mega to hotels or resorts lining the beach, there is just pure, natural beauty. The waves are great for surfing. The surrounding jungle is beautiful and teems with wildlife. You’ll likely hear howler monkeys howling in the distance. Go to Santa Teresa and you will undoubtedly enjoy the Pura Vida.

We are located on the north side of Santa Teresa. Just a 3 minute walk down from our ocean view set up you will discover Santa Teresa’s idyllic white sandy beaches adorned with turquoise peeling waves perfect for surfers.

We are nestled in the quiet side of Santa Teresa but still within walking distance to vibrant cafes and shops.

Still for you comfort we suggest you to rent a car or an ATV, this will be of great help and make your holidays more enjoyable.

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5 REVIEWS
     

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Surf Lessons
     
Review from Sonia
Sonia
Portugal
March 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Adorámos! Sem duvida um sitio a regressar!
· Ótima localização, quarto extremamente confortável e limpo, staff (manager e filhos assim como os restantes funcionários) super profissionais e educados, vistas maravilhosas sobre o mar.

Review from Rose
Rose
England
February 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Best location, host, clean and quiet room, breakfast and vibe, loved it!
· Eduardo was a complete legend and bent over backwards for us during our stay, the beach at the bottom of the hill is absolutely stunning with the best surf and swimming of the Santa Teresa beach I would say. RocoMar is an amazing restaurant at the bottom of the hill on the beach - the food in Santa Teresa in general is incredible!!

Review from David
David
Germany
January 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very happy with my booking
· Very nice place to stay! Also, the staff is super friendly and very competent. I'll definitely come back and recommend this place to friends ;)

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Review from Vasily
Vasily
Rusia
January 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Cherry on a cake
· Very good and comfortable place, nice location. All houses have fantastic view. We also had a private pool and a nice terrace. Cleaning was also good. The staff was very friendly and helpful, providing outstanding service. Travelled around Costa Rica for almost 4 weeks and changed approx 8 different hotels - AKWA was the best.
Eduardo (Hotel's manager) and his team helped me with the car (I broke the front bumper) - they fixed it for no any additional charge. Eduardo, if you read this, thanks once again - we had a safe trip back to San Jose via Arenal!

Review from Julie
Julie
Canada
January 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Excepcional
· L'Accueil était bien préparé et personnalisé. Le responsable de l'emplacement, Eduardo, qui parle français entre autre est très chaleureux et accueillant. Nous avons adoré!. ...aucun comparatif prix/valeur/beauté/accueil ailleurs à Santa Térèsa.

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Number of people: 8
24-Hour reception
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dryer
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Roof top terrace
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (included)
Honesty Bar
Hotel bar
Lunch included
Packed lunches
Pool bar
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Horseback riding
Pilates
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Extras:

Our surf and yoga camps are all inclusive.

Extras :
•Room upgrade, Deluxe Ocean view suite

ROOM BARDOT
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 2

Double room or twin with two single beds... with interior patio and garden view

ROOM BELMONDO
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Deluxe double room or two single beds... with ocean view

ROOM ROMY
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 2

Deluxe double room or two single beds with ocean view

LODGE BARDOT
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Deluxe lodge with private infinity pool, terrace and outdoor kitchen

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Tambor
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 31
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 45 min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Tavo Tenorio

Maya De Gabrielle

Spyros Vathis, Photographer

Playa Santa Teresa features an exposed beach break with superb waves that work throughout the year. The word class waves are regular, powerful and fast. They break to the right and left over a rocky sand bottom. The waves are fairly short reaching up to 150 meter on a good day. The offshore wind blows from the west and best swells gather from northwest, west and southwest.

Main Surf Beach: Santa Teresa, Hermosa, Malpais

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

3 students per instructor, board inclusive, +/-2 hrs per day
•Correct paddling technique •Popping up & standing on your board •Choosing and riding the right waves •Turning your board and going left and right •Swell directions and what are the best surf condition: winds, tides, currents, … •Surfboard types and uses •Video analysis for technical improvements

Intermediate Surf Lessons

3 students per instructor, board inclusive, +/-2 h per day
You know how to paddle and pop up, but timing, reading the waves, and pushing through is challenging for you…
•Power paddling •Techniques for pushing through the impact zone •Efficiently riding down the line •Improve reading and understanding of the wave •Duck diving or turtle roll •Learn how to turn your board •Video analysis

Advanced Surf Lessons

3 students per instructor, board inclusive, +/-2 h per day
You are absolutely addicted to surfing and want to fine- tune your craft. Whether you love to ride short board or longboard, our coaches will have you stoked on your progress
•Personalized coaching, in depth feedback on techniques •Exploring various waves around our region that matches your skill level •Video analysis for technical improve

Private Surf Lessons

Surf Guide

Yoga

Daily yoga lessons to align and balance the body and mind. We will guide you through a 75 minute practice targeted to release, restore, and nourish your tired surfing muscles. Various yoga traditions and yoga therapy. Each session can be 100% personalized to match your unique needs or any past injuries that you may be working with

SUP Lessons


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32°

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30°

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32°

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32°

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31°

Surf beaches around Santa Teresa
Playa El Carmen is the most popular spot in this laid back Santa Teresa surf area. It is an excellent open beach break for all standards. Surfing Playa Santa Teresa is a mix of sand and volcanic rock which create some barrel riding waves. Hermosa offers gentler waves, an excellent spot for beginners.

Air temperature in Santa Teresa is the same year round 32°C. The seasons can be divided in two: From December to April you have the Dry Season, and from May to November the Wet Season. The busiest time for tourism in Costa Rica is the Dry Season.

Santa Teresa is a year round surf destinations. From April to October is the larger swell season. From December to March waves are smaller but nice and clean, usually around 4 foot and it is probably the best time to stay at a Santa Teresa Surf Camp. The Wind is not usually a major factor and glassy offshore conditions are usually best in the morning.

The area has dozens of waves off the beaten track waiting to be explored and surfed from Manzanillo in the north and around to Montezuma on the other side. Come Surf Santa Teresa with us...

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 30 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 30 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • Full accommodation and services must be paid 30 days prior to arrival date, in case of cancelation up to 30 days in advance, 100% will be refund, cancelations up to 7 days prior to arrival 50% will be refund and cancelations during the last 7 days prior to arrival are not refundable.

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