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Casa Marea Alta

6km south of Pavones next to Tiskita Jungle Lodge, Punta Banco - South West Pacific - Pavones, Costa Rica
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Nearest Wave
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A spacious ocean front home located in southern Costa Rica. You'll sleep only 10 steps away from the ocean where you will be right in front of endless & uncrowded beach break waves. The waves start right in front of your room and go all the way down the black sand beaches. You have multiple options for surf spots.

The lodge is nestled at the bottom of 800 acres of private rainforest. This provides us with ample privacy, stunning jungle views, and lots of opportunities to see the rainforest wildlife as it comes down from the jungle mountain to munch on the various fruit trees that grow all over the property.

You also have access to the yoga deck where you can hang out, join a class, or get a massage.

The two ocean front rooms are very spacious. They each have two queen beds, a bunk bed, a large closet, space for your surf boards, ceiling & standing fans, a large private bathroom, hammock & porch chairs that overlook the ocean, and access to the fully to equipped kitchen and seating areas.

Surf lessons, board rentals, jungle tours, yoga classes, massages, SUP, bicycles, horseback riding, and more available on site.

Location

Punta Banco, Costa Rica is the last town on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. The road ends in our beautiful, small, and friendly community. The town center is less than a 5 minute walk from your room and has a few mini to supers, sodas, and soccer field.

6km north of Punta Banco is Pavones, the home to the 2nd longest left wave in the world. Due to it's fame, this wave does get quite crowded during a swell (unlike Punta Banco). There are other point breaks along the way and past Pavones that we would be happy to show you. Pavones is a larger town and has a couple supers, more restaurants, bars, & sodas.

  • Facilities
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  • Surf Lessons
  • Waves
  • Terms
Number of people: 12
Bath Towels
Kitchen
Parking (free)
Laundry
Massage
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Breakfast (additional)
Dinner (additional)
Bicycle rental
Fitness Classes
Hiking
Horseback riding
Kitesurfing
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

No additional fees. Surcharge for Laundry service.

Extras:

Surfing Lesson - $40/Per Lesson Per Person (About 2-4 hours)

Surf Board Rental - $15/Day Per Person

Horseback Riding on the beach and jungle - $40/Per Person. (About a 4 hour ride and you have the option to ride all day if you enjoy it)

Guided Jungle Tour - $25/Person (This is an amazing tour of the jungle with many chances to see birds, monkeys, coatis, sloths and more. You'll go on a trail through the jungle looking at various animals, plants, fruits, waterfalls, etc. with our experienced and certified Nature Guide. We neighbor an 800-acre private biological reserve, whom we work closely with). 

Guided Nocturnal Tour - $25/Person (A night tour in the jungle with our experienced guide. This gives you a chance to see red eye tree frogs, other species of frogs, aguti pacas, spiders, and snakes. A truly unique look at the jungle nocturnal life.)

Thai Bodywork/Massage - $80/90 minute session, $60/60 minute session - Relaxing & massaging the body through passive stretching and breath work

Reiki - $50/60 Minute Session - An ancient Japanese relaxation method to clear the energy fields around the body and relax the mind

Crystal and Chakra Energy Healing session - $50/60 minute session - Relax and allow your chakras to unwind as our energy healer works with your main chakras to find imbalances and realign your energetic structure.

Foot Massage - $30/30minute session - Relax after a long hike in the jungle with a nice foot rub and unwind to the soothing sounds of the ocean

Fishing Tours - $300 - Half day fishing trip in Gulf Dulce (sweet gulf). This gulf in the Pacific is enriched with a variety of species of fish. Take a day out and enjoy the crystal clear waters and  catch a couple fish. You bring back what you catch and we help you cook it for dinner. 

Chocolate Tour - $12/person Join the towns "Chocolate Man" on an educational and delicious afternoon learning about how to make fresh chocolate from Cacao seeds. So yummy, you won't regret buying an extra bar or two after this class!

Snorkeling - The clear waters of the pacific ocean are perfect for snorkeling. Bring your gear and we'll find you the perfect place to look for unique fish and coral. (Free of charge, bring your own snorkeling equipment).

Bicycle rental: $10 per day

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga: Take a private paddle board yoga class on the warm and beautiful Pacific Ocean. Learn to keep your balance and challenge your asana practice while enjoying stunning views of the Costa Rican coastline. $80/per person (private class 1-2 hours depending on level of comfort. Must be a strong swimmer.)

Paddle Boarding Tours: Stand up and paddle the beautiful Pacific coast of Punta Banco/Pavones Costa Rica. Enjoy stunning jungle views, warm waters, and peaceful paddling. $80/per person (max 2 people) (3-4 hours)

Aerial Yoga workshop - $25/per person Usually about a 1 hour workshop teaching you how to use Aerial silks and going through a class so you can feel comfortable hopping on a swing at home. 
Rancho Room 6 people
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 6

Private ocean front room that sleeps 1 to 6 people all to yourself. It is very spacious and features a hammock on your ocean view porch and a couple of relaxing chairs. The room has 2 queen beds and 1 bunk bed, a large closet with space for your boards, and a large bathroom. You also have access to the fully to equipped kitchen at the back of the house. The room has ceiling and standing fans.

Rancho Room 4 people
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Private ocean front room that sleeps 1 to 6 people all to yourself. It is very spacious and features a hammock on your ocean view porch and a couple of relaxing chairs. The room has 2 queen beds and 1 bunk bed, a large closet with space for your boards, and a large bathroom. You also have access to the fully to equipped kitchen at the back of the house. The room has ceiling and standing fans.

Rancho Room 2 people
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private ocean front room that sleeps 1 to 6 people all to yourself. It is very spacious and features a hammock on your ocean view porch and a couple of relaxing chairs. The room has 2 queen beds and 1 bunk bed, a large closet with space for your boards, and a large bathroom. You also have access to the fully to equipped kitchen at the back of the house. The room has ceiling and standing fans.

Rancho Room 3 people
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

Private ocean front room that sleeps 1 to 6 people all to yourself. It is very spacious and features a hammock on your ocean view porch and a couple of relaxing chairs. The room has 2 queen beds and 1 bunk bed, a large closet with space for your boards, and a large bathroom. You also have access to the fully to equipped kitchen at the back of the house. The room has ceiling and standing fans.

Rancho Room 1 person
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Private ocean front room that sleeps 1 to 6 people all to yourself. It is very spacious and features a hammock on your ocean view porch and a couple of relaxing chairs. The room has 2 queen beds and 1 bunk bed, a large closet with space for your boards, and a large bathroom. You also have access to the fully to equipped kitchen at the back of the house. The room has ceiling and standing fans.

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: San Jose International (SJO)
  • - Distance from Airport in kms:
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 7 hours
  • - 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.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer surf lessons for kids ages 5-12. The lesson is held directly out front of your room on the ocean, or depending on waves conditions, we take you to a smaller wave. The lesson is approximately 2 hours and includes the instructor and board rental (no wet suit needed in these warm waters!). We ask that parents stay close by during this time and that your child is comfortable in the water.

Beginner Surf Lessons

The lesson is held directly out front of your room on the ocean, or depending on waves conditions, we take you to a smaller wave. The lesson is approximately 2 hours and includes the instructor and board rental (no wet suit needed in these warm waters!). We have 1 instructor for every 4 students.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

The lesson is held directly out front of your room on the ocean, or depending on waves conditions, we take you to a softer wave. The lesson is approximately 2-4 hours and includes the instructor and board rental (no wet suit needed in these warm waters!). We have 1 instructor for every 3 students. You'll learn about how to read the wave and how weather affects the ocean and conditions.

Advanced Surf Lessons

The lesson is held directly out front of your room on the ocean, or depending on waves conditions & your skill level, we'll take you to another wave. The lesson is approximately 2-4 hours and includes the instructor and board rental (no wet suit needed in these warm waters!). You'll learn about the beach, reef, &/or point breaks that you are surfing and how to read them based on conditions.

Private Surf Lessons

Private lessons are available & held directly out front of your room on the ocean. Depending on conditions we can take you to a softer/smaller wave if needed. The lesson is approximately 2 hours and includes board rentals and instructor who will teach to you based on your skill and knowledge level of surfing & the ocean. You MUST be comfortable in the water.

Surf Guide

Our surf guides will gladly take you around the many options for beach, reef, and point breaks in the area. Included is a board rental, rides, & surf guides who will show you the waves and teach you about the area that you're in.

Yoga

We offer yoga twice a day (morning & evening) as well as private yoga classes on our open-air jungle yoga deck. Yoga mat is provided at the studio. We also offer Aerial Yoga, Tai Chi (upon request), and Tai Bodywork massages and workshops.


Casa Marea Alta - Punta Banco, Costa Rica

Casa Marea Alta - Punta Banco, Costa Rica

Level: All Levels

This beach break wave sits right in front of our lodge and works almost constantly. Depending on the swell, the wave can be perfect for beginners or even too crazy for those advanced surfers. It throws constant left and right waves & doesn't have a strong current. The wave tends to be more mushy but is uncrowded and constantly working.

The wave starts at our lodge and then continues all the way down the beach with multiple spots to get in and catch a peek.

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Rain

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26°

The Golfo Dulce has plenty of waves making it s a great surf holiday spot. The main surf town Pavones is known for its lefts. The main wave has been called the worlds longest left and can run up to 1km on occassion. Its better for turns rather than barrels and there are a good amount of peaks allowing for different take off spots.

Close by, a few kms further south is Punta Banco which has a mix of left and right reef breaks. From here you can keep on going South to Punta Burica and pass by many uncrowded beach breaks and reefs, including Eclipse, a unique rivermouth break.

Across on the other side of the gulf is Matapalo, better know for its left breaks. You an get a boat across from the locals. The surf here includes Pan Dulce, one of Panamas World Class spots, a right point break, The area has a good mix of mellow waves as well as more hollow ones. Venture around the Corcovado national park and you will discover empty surf and beautiful tropical scenery.

Come Surf Pavones with us...

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

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