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La Posada Surf Camp

400 mts north cruze malapis, 50 mts east of Super Ronny1, santa teresa - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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La Posada Surf Camp
Reviews (8)
5 out of 5

An international Surf Camp and hostel in the middle of Santa Teresa Costa Rica, few steps from the beach, in one of the best spots to surf and enjoy the suggestive colors of the sunset on the Pacific Ocean.

In La Posada we work every day to assure our guest full experiences so that they are able to discover every corner and activity in town. Surf and more packages are available for anyone who desires to know Costa Rica from inside. Night group dinners and activities are organized to assure direct contact with our guests and family.

The Camp itself offers full personal guest follow through service during its travel besides the hostels common areas with a billiard and the bar, a lounge atmosphere with videos and music, Hammocks, a communal kitchen, and a swimming pool. Join us and let's travel in a way that is healthy for the body and mind.

Location

We are located in Playa Carmen Santa Teresa. Only 100 meters from the beach and the best surfing spot in town. 50 meters from the markets, 300 meters from Playa Carmen Gallery where you will find Banks, bars, restaurants, pharmacy, laundry & everything you need.
Santa Teresa is surrounded by magical jungle road, waterfalls, beaches, and national parks as Cabo Blanco & Playa Suecos. All the info you need you will find it here.

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8 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Santiago
Santiago
Toronto
December 2020
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodations where clean and comfortable. Beach just 1 minute walk and markets and restaurants to. The staff is the best you can think of. Friendly and funny all time.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons with Juan where great. Really pro and respecful instructor. The beach is perfect for surfing all levels

Review from Justin
Justin
Stockholm
December 2020
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Hotel was super nice. Bar, pool, pingpong, billar. Great staff helping all the time :D


How were the surf lessons?

     

Super nice town. The Hotel was just a couple of meters from the beach and in the center of town.

Review from Graham
Graham
Toronto
August 2020

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I booked a package including 7 nights, surfing, yoga, breakfast and some other perks included. Fantastic deal!
Location is perfect! Right off the strip where all the best restaurants and businesses are in Santa Teresa, a minute walk to the beach entrance, perfect waves every day.
The hostel has a great pool with an incredible art piece, lovely wood finishings throughout the dining and common area. Well landscaped property with plenty of greenery and flowers.
Best of all was definitely the staff! They all spoke great English and were tremendous help when it came to explaining services, serving food and drinks, booking shuttles and activities, giving advice on restaurants, and crucially... boosting my confidence before my surf lessons. I was nervous from a bad experience last year in Mexico. Their partnering surf instructors were amazing! (I caught my first green waves! ☺️ Thank you Juan and Pablo


How were the surf lessons?

     

surf lessons. I was nervous from a bad experience last year in Mexico. Their partnering surf instructors were amazing! (I caught my first green waves! ☺️ Thank you Juan and Pablo

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Review from Jeremy
Jeremy
Quebec
February 2020
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed at La Posada for 10 days when I was in town. The staff are inviting and friendly from the moment you arrive. The hang out area is sociable, but the staff do a good job of quieting the place down at 11pm, so its a great place for a good night's sleep as well as meeting cool people. The dorm rooms are really nice for the price, and more spacious than other options. The cleaner does an amazing job, and the place is really quite clean. Breakfast is free with your stay, and its pretty frigging good (when I was there it was fresh tropical fruit, with a pancake and granola). Location is ideal, because its right in the hub of town, but up the road slightly to avoid dust. Excellent proximity to surfing and lots of places (including La Posada itself) to rent boards from. 10/10 would recommend, you'll get a good sleep and meet cool people if you stay here.

Review from Tyla
Tyla
United Kingdom
January 2020
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

the staff were fantastic and super helpful - the rooms were perfect and very clean.
the breakfast included was fresh and delicious every morning.
the public bus from san jose stopped right outside the hostel and was very cheap.


How were the surf lessons?

     

the instructor was amazing - pushing us to do our best but also being there to help when we had difficulty. He was very friendly and chatty :)



Message from Guillermo
Reply from Guillermo

Thank you Tyla!!!! You are welcome when you want!!!!!! Pura vida!


Review from Juan
Juan
Stockholm, Sweden
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had one of the best holidays of my life.
Hostel La Posada is the perfect chilled space to disconnect from the busy city life and to flow into a different time-space.

The hostel is a perfect place for anyone looking for a comfortable and Costa Rican experience, as it has not at all a cookie cutter feel.

The owners Guillermo and Ramiro and the all the staff are very welcoming and genuine, I felt like I was with family after 2 days.

I had a private room on the ground level with a nice hammock outside to take naps after surf lessons.

The breakfast pancakes are great!

One wakes up with the Roosters wake up call from the neighboring houses, what a treat!

The hostel has a tall mango tree right by the gazebo where the common area is located under, and a number of trees pass by and sit and sing. And sometimes squirrels are going up and down.

The rooms are decorated with amazing murals which make the atmosphere very artistic.

The Pool is great! One cools off there whenever one wants. Which in my case was often.

I let the hostel booked my surf lessons for me with a local instructor, Victor. I had a blast and I learned how to stand on the board from the first day.

We were going to a neihbouring beach called Cabuya because the waves there are perfect because they are long.

But I also went alone to surf at hermosa beach once I got the hang of it.

There are lots of little food places called Sodas, they are the real deal.

I went to soda La Amistad, just like 50 meters from la Posada to eat Casados prepared by Doña Goyita, they are awesome and the price is great. They also has nice burgers.

I also went often to Taco Corner to eat Burritos. They are awesome as well. The Mechada burrito and the Tuna one were my best picks. But i tried all of them and after surf lessons I was happy and full with a burrito in my stomach.

There are 2 entrances to the beach close by. It only takes like 5 minutes to be on the beach.

The sunsets were awesome. The people staying at the hostel and also some staff that was off duty would all go to the beach around 5 to chill and watch the sunset.

I had a amazing experience.

And I will probably come back very soon


How were the surf lessons?

     

Yes. I really liked my surf lessons. I learned a lot on the first day. And i was able to stand on the board from day one.
The instructors give you advice and we had reviews to watch videos after some lessons to see ourselves and learn from the mistakes we were making

Review from Adam
Adam
Paris
January 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

A HUGE thank you to everyone at Hostel La Posada - we just finished our stay over the last 6 days there and had an incredible time.

What really made with stay special, were the people we shared it with. The staff at La Posada are some of the best people we have had the pleasure of meeting. They are incredibly easy going, accommodating , and happy to help you however they can to make sure you have the best stay possible. It got to the point when we saw them off work at the beach or down on the strip we would stop and say hi - I even bumped into one of them out surfing down at the beach!

They really felt like a family and we are so grateful for the experience we had. We would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a welcoming atmosphere, and a cosy and charming location just steps from the beach and Santa Teresa strip.

All the best to you La Posada and we hope to see you again!

-Adam & Steve

Review from Benjamin
Benjamin
London, United Kingdom
November 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was good and comfortable


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were good. Victor and the team were great. Beaches were lovely

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Number of people: 38
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
ATM
Daily housekeeping
Laundry
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Hotel bar
Restaurant
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Darts
Diving
Fitness Classes
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mountain biking
Pilates
Pool table
Snorkeling
Soccer Pitch
SUP
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga
Double Private Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private Room with king size bed, private bathroom, Tv cable, A/C, Wifi, Safe box, patio with hammock.

Triple
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

Private Room with king size bed and single bed, private bathroom, Tv cable, A/C, Wifi, Safe box, patio with hammock.

Quadruple
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Private Room with king size bed and bunk bed, private bathroom, Tv cable, A/C, Wifi, Safe box, patio with hammock.

Single Private Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Private Room with queen size bed, private bathroom, Tv cable, A/C, Wifi, Safe box, patio with hammock.

Quadruple 9
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 5

Private Room with king size bed and bunk bed, private bathroom, Tv cable, A/C, Wifi, Safe box, patio with hammock.

Doble Private Room AC
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private Room with king size bed, private bathroom, Tv cable, A/C, Wifi, Safe box, patio with hammock.

Dorm 5 people
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 5

Shared Room with bunk beds, private bathroom, Tv cable, A/C, Wifi.

Dorm 6 people
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

Shared Room with bunk beds, private bathroom, Tv cable, A/C, Wifi.

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 provide Airport Transfers from and to San José and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$50
  • Price for more than 4: USD$50
  • - Nearest Airport: San José
  • - Distance from Airport in kms:
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 5 hrs
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a 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

Juan

We are located in Playa Carmen Santa Teresa. Only 100 meters from the beach and the best surfing spot in town. 50 meters from the markets, 300 meters from Playa Carmen Gallery where you will find Banks, bars, restaurants, pharmacy, laundry & everything you need.
Santa Teresa is surrounded by magical jungle road, waterfalls, beaches, and national parks as Cabo Blanco & Playa Suecos. All the info yo

Main Surf Beach: playa carmen costa rica

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

Surf lessons we do them with the best local instructors and lifeguards just 100meters from the hostel. We have here the best surf spot of Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. You will receive all the equipment needed to make the lesson the easiest and funniest possible. The lessons take 1:30hrs and the schedule depend on which tie the instructor thinks is better depending on your surf level.

Beginner Surf Lessons

Surf lessons we do them with the best local instructors and lifeguards just 100meters from the hostel. We have here the best surf spot of Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. You will receive all the equipment needed to make the lesson the easiest and funniest possible. The lessons take 1:30hrs and the schedule depend on which tie the instructor thinks is better depending on your surf level.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Surf lessons we do them with the best local instructors and lifeguards just 100meters from the hostel. We have here the best surf spot of Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. You will receive all the equipment needed to make the lesson the easiest and funniest possible. The lessons take 1:30hrs and the schedule depend on which tie the instructor thinks is better depending on your surf level.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Surf lessons we do them with the best local instructors and lifeguards just 100meters from the hostel. We have here the best surf spot of Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. You will receive all the equipment needed to make the lesson the easiest and funniest possible. The lessons take 1:30hrs and the schedule depend on which tie the instructor thinks is better depending on your surf level.

Private Surf Lessons

Surf lessons we do them with the best local instructors and lifeguards just 100meters from the hostel. We have here the best surf spot of Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. You will receive all the equipment needed to make the lesson the easiest and funniest possible. The lessons take 1:30hrs and the schedule depend on which tie the instructor thinks is better depending on your surf level.

Surf Guide

Surf lessons we do them with the best local instructors and lifeguards just 100meters from the hostel. We have here the best surf spot of Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. You will receive all the equipment needed to make the lesson the easiest and funniest possible. The lessons take 1:30hrs and the schedule depend on which tie the instructor thinks is better depending on your surf level.

Yoga

Yoga lessons we work in a deck that has ocean view call Horizon. The type of Yoga depends on each teacher. Swimming and surfing usually leaves the body tired, Yoga helps you to keep up the intensity and stretch your muscles.


Playa Carmen

Level: All Levels

Small, long and really friendly waves for all levels.
In the shore perfect for begginers and on the back for more advanced surfers

Playa Santa Teresa

Level: All Levels

All levels included however its a more advance surfer beach. Barrel waves

Playa Hermosa

Level: All Levels

Its a perfect beach for all kind of surfers because the size are medium but the waves enter super friendly so that you can try new techniques and tricks

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31°

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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 at check in.

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  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancel anytime up to midday the day before and you will not be charged the balance.

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