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SELINA SURF CLUB SANTA TERESA NORTH

Calle Brunela s/n, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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SELINA SURF CLUB SANTA TERESA NORTH
Reviews (7)
4.5 out of 5

THIS SURF TOWN WILL BE IN YOUR HEART FOREVER, NO DOUBT.
Santa Teresa is a remote beach town in Costa Rica that seems to have a little something more, a secret power if you like. Its an energy that can’t be explained but can definitely be felt by all. The long white sand beaches, the endless barrels, the music, the parties, the mind bending culinary experience and the beautiful people that walk the streets will bring you to Santa Teresa, but its that magnetising energy that makes you never want to leave.

Selina Santa Teresa, is a playground that totally vibes with the town’s artistic environment and culture. With a bed and a room for all tastes this Selina has an electric social atmosphere and soon to to to be life long friends awaiting your arrival.

Here you can surf, paddleboard, snorkel, or check out some amazing marine fauna. Take an adventure on horseback or ATV and discover Montezuma’s waterfalls, or put on your boots and explore Cabo Blanco, the oldest nature reserve in Costa Rica. After the sun goes down, you can get down at the local dancehall, or stay up all night long dancing to the beats of international DJs.

Selina Santa Teresa is a 4 to story playground that vibes with the town’s artistic environment and culture. Here, you’ll find a thirst for life that’s all but infectious. Stay in our dormitories, private, standard, or deluxe rooms. Suites and family rooms available.

Location

Santa Teresa has become one of the top destination surf spots for surfers in search of the best waves in Costa Rica. Because of its rolling coastline, white sand beaches and notoriously ‘hollow’ low tide waves, Santa Teresa attracts surfers of different levels of expertise. Beginners, intermediates and advanced surfers alike can find a perfect breaking wave that caters to their level of experience.

Selina Surf Club is located in Santa Teresa spot. Playa Santa Teresa presents a variety of beach breaks, point breaks and high swells for the more experienced surfers, and Playa Hermosa is a long sandy beach with easy going beach breaks, both lefts and rights, well suited for surf beginners. The surf is better at low tide when waves tend to be faster. Santa Teresa is also a popular yoga destination.
Just 10 to 15 minutes of rest of the most importants spots in the area.

Santa Teresa is a remote beach town that seems to have a little something extra. When you’re here, you feel an infectious energy that can’t be explained. The long white sand beaches, endlessly perfect surf waves, live music and parties, paired with mind to bending culinary experiences and beautiful people define this surf haven. Walk the streets, feel the magnetic energy, and maybe stay a little longer than you had originally planned.

***Pool is closed for renovation until further notice*** to however we have another Selina in Santa Teresa with a pool.

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7 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Andrew
Andrew
United Kingdom
March 2020
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We were moved to Selina south due to renovations at Selina north. Rooms were great. Aircon worked well. Good amount of space for a couple. Staff were very helpful at getting things sorted. You are provided tickets to eat at the local Costa Rican restaurant on the main road. The food is tasty, hearty and clean.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The instructors determine the best spot and time to surf so it can change daily. They push you on to waves and give you tips. This is not a surf camp, it's more a taster of what surfing can be like. The instructors are great fun and they do a lot of work to let you on the waves.

Review from Ian
Ian
Ontario
November 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Excellent place, super clean, the food very good. Staff too were good people, especially Junior! Surf lessons package was perfect for me

Review from Sergi
Sergi
Madrid
August 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Gracias a todos los trabajadores del selina pero en especial a Maily, nos trató muy bien y nos recomendo unos sitios preciosos.
Ambiente surfero, mucha gente joven.
Las habitaciones son muy cómodas.

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Review from Johanna
Johanna

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Excelente experiencia
Excelente en todos los aspectos... vivimos una maravillosa experiencia durante nuestra estadía. Sin lugar a dudas, lo mejor fue la atención recibida por parte de su personal, de quienes recibimos trato amable, gentil y siempre con una gran sonrisa dispuestos a ayudar y con una actitud inmejorable. Definitivamente superó nuestras expectativas, recomendado al 100%... Pura vida

Review from Herwig
Herwig
Frankfurt
April 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great fun. Staff, the location, the common areas, the activities and tours, the events and parties... great set up.




How were the surf lessons?

     

Junior was a great surf instructor, I definitely progressed throughout the week

Review from V.T
V.T
Buenos Aires
January 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Selina tiene todo lo que necesitás para pasarla bien, comida, piscina, excursiones, fiesta, actividades para todos los gustos. Especial atención por parte de Junior que nos llevó junto con Daniela en un paseo en bicicleta hasta el Penón, siempre bien dispuestos y con la mejor energía!
Sabrina, la profe de yoga, divina! Hermosas clases en el sunset con el mar de frente...gracias!
La pasé súper bien, volvería sin dudas y recomiendo ampliamente!

Review from Emily
Emily
Brooklyn, United States of America
December 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I loved it, I felt welcomed. the town was great, the locals were amazing and accommodating, the food was incredible


How were the surf lessons?

     

the instructors were great, looked after everyone so well. explained everything great. the beaches were beautiful

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Number of people: 199
Air Conditioning
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Pets allowed
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Breakfast (additional)
Dinner (additional)
Hotel bar
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pool table
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

13% VAT

Extras:

Laundry service (extra cost)
Pet allowed (extra cost/only in private rooms)
Towels service from $4 (deposit $6)
Surf Lessons (extra cost)
Yoga lessons (extra cost)
Key deposit for dorms $5
Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like you’d find in your typical hostel. We set the standard at a whole new level with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers – all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.

Private Room with Shared Bathroom
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Get the full Selina experience, plus a little extra privacy. A private room and shared bathroom is the perfect option for someone who likes their quiet time and also needs to stick to a budget. Enjoy a comfortable bed and a shared shower. The perfect option for someone who wants the community experience, and also a space to chill at the end of the day.

Standard Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Treat yourself to the full Selina experience and room upgrade, all without breaking the bank. A standard room is the perfect option for someone who likes their privacy and also needs to stick to a budget. Enjoy a comfortable bed and a private shower. The perfect option for someone who wants to be a part of the community, but also needs a little space to chill.

Deluxe Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

The next level of comfort for someone who needs a break after the day’s adventures. These large rooms come with a private bathroom, queen to sized bed and a private balcony to enjoy scenic views. The deluxe room is equipped with your comfort as the top priority.

Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Need a little extra space? Indulge in a Selina suite. Suites come with a queen to sized bed, private bathroom, and your own little relaxation area. Designed with a keen eye for detail, the suites are equipped for comfort in style.

Family Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Whether your family consists of your closest friends or your little ones, we’ve got the perfect room for you. Stay in our Family Room which features two separate rooms: one with a queen sized bed and the other one with a bunkbed. Classic Selina design and attention to detail make these rooms comfortable for everyone. Plus: peace and quiet when you need it – especially around naptime.

Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like you’d find in your typical hostel. We set the standard at a whole new level with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers – all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 7-Bed Dormitory Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like you’d find in your typical hostel. We set the standard at a whole new level with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers – all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 9-Bed Dormitory Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like you’d find in your typical hostel. We set the standard at a whole new level with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers – all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.

Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 1

The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like you’d find in your typical hostel. We set the standard at a whole new level with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers – all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.

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: Liberia
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 250
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 4hours
  • - 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

SELINA SURF CLUB SANTA TERESA

Santa Teresa has become one of the top destination surf spots for surfers in search of the best waves in Costa Rica. Rolling coastline, white sand beaches and notoriously ‘hollow’ low tide waves, Santa Teresa attracts surfers of different levels of expertise. Beginners, intermediates and advanced surfers alike can find a perfect breaking wave that caters to their level of experience.

Main Surf Beach: Santa Teresa & Playa Hermosa

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

2 hours, Surfboard included. Student ratio: 1/4. Key concepts:
Beach safety
Positioning yourself correctly both on the surfboard & in the ocean
How to paddle, pop up & ride your first wave in the broken white water waves
How to get “out back” to the gree unbroken waves & ride them to the beach
How to play with speed & Turn in both directions
You will learn about rips, tides & surfer etiquettes

Intermediate Surf Lessons

2 hours, Surfboard included. Student ratio: 1/4. Key concepts:
How to paddle out through waves-acquire advence turtle rolling & duck diving skills
How to pisition yourself correctly in the line up
How to catch unbroken waves
Improve your timing
Taking the drop
Learn to turn (backside & frontside) and slow down on your board
How to read the ocean, to get the best waves, rips and current

Advanced Surf Lessons

2 hours, Surfboard included. Student ratio: 1/4. Key concepts:
How to paddle out through waves-acquire advence turtle rolling & duck diving skills
How to pisition yourself correctly in the line up
How to catch unbroken waves
Improve your timing
Taking the drop
Learn to turn (backside & frontside) and slow down on your board
How to read the ocean, to get the best waves, rips and current

Private Surf Lessons

2 hours per day. Surfboards included.
Lessons for your level

Surf Guide

Surf guidings are perfect for you as it include transport to/from beaches with the best conditions for your level. Our staff are here to accommodate all your needs & are equipped with the best local knowledge as well as passion for surfing.

SUP Lessons

2 hours, Surfboard included.


Santa Teresa

Level: Intermediate

Santa Teresa is a long beautiful white sand beach with two main peaks: La Lora and Roca Mar. All year aroundwaves and consistent swells.
Surfing is better at low tide when get faster.
For intermediate and advanced

Playa Carmen

Level: Beginner

The perfect place for beginners and intermediate surfers. Playa Carmen is located between Santa Teresa and Mal País, is a small beach with a sand bottom break long at the right and shorter at the left.

Mal País

Level: Advanced

Different waves in the same place!
Mal País have a lots of rocks and is a good spot for intermediates and advanced surfers.
Best swells are from a proper southern direction for the waves to be good.

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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 7 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 7 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.
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS Check-in is at 3 pm. If you arrive in the early morning you'll be more than welcome to chill in the common spaces, have some breakfast, use all of our facilities or just store your luggage with us and go exploring around the town while you wait for your room to be ready Check out is at 11 am, but we will keep your bags for free all day long if you need us to Smoking is not allowed inside bedrooms. In case you omit this rule $300 USD fine will be applied for smoking. AGE RESTRICTIONS Guests must be 18 years or older to stay in shared dorms. Please ask us for our children policy Please ask us for our pets policy CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellations or modifications must be made by 3:00 pm (in your destination’s time zone) at least 3 days prior to arrival, depending on the property. Cancellations made after the given period and no-shows will incur a one-night cancellation fee, plus tax. BOOKING CONDITIONS To fully confirm the booking we ask for a credit card number as guarantee. A deposit will be charged to this credit card (30%) and the rest can be paid upon check in. Until the deposit is not charged, the booking is not confirmed. This deposit will be refundable if cancellation policies apply. CANCELLATION / MODIFICATION During HOLIDAYS, BANK HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, cancellations / modifications are free of charge up to 15 DAYS prior your arrival. After that, we will charge your credit card with 100% of the surf camp (including tax). Cancellations / Modifications are free of charge prior to 7 DAYS days before your check-in date the rest of the year. After that, the surf package will be non-refundable and you will be charged with 100% of the surf package. In case of No-show, 100% of the surf package will be charged to your credit card. We reserve the right and you hereby authorize us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred to your room or the hotel during your stay (including without limitation specialist cleaning) or for any items that are missing when you leave. Same applies for our surf equipment. Different cancellation/modification policies apply for groups.

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