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Lucero

Boutique Hotel in Santa Teresa offering great Surf Packages!

The beaches of Santa Teresa have some of the best waves in Costa Rica! There are a variety of world-class breaks with great surf conditions year-round. This in combination with clear blue water, white sand and palm trees in the background truly makes you feel like you are surfing in paradise.

Lucero is located in the heart of this slow-paced beach village and provides a comfortable stay with a personal touch and friendly learning atmosphere for surfers of any level! Find the perfect balance between surf and chill in a real tropical paradise.

The Resort

Lucero is located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, the Nicoya Peninsula, in the blooming village of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica’s surfing mecca. Even though Lucero is located in the center of town, within walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, and to the beach, it is still far enough from the hustle and bustle. Sitting on a small hill surrounded by trees the hotel provides a peaceful and relaxing stay.

The lowest level is communal with the restaurant for your meals, theory lessons, and a pool in front to cool off when it’s hot. On the upper level, there are the rooms looking out over the pool with on the side a cool little garden and on top of the hill, there is the ocean view house and jungle view apartment.

Waves at Lucero

Playa Santa Teresa offers up quality beach break waves for all levels, which with the right swell can produce barrels for advanced surfers. The area also has a range of fun point breaks.

Usually, you can surf year-round with the largest SW swells arriving in the wet season of May – October. Throughout the dry season on December – April, consistent smaller swells are to be expected. Generally, there are a lot of light wind days, meaning lots of glassy surf!

With more than 15 years of coaching experience in Santa Teresa, Lucero offers personalized surf lessons for all levels and ages in small groups with only 2 or 3 students per instructor. The certified surf coaches have all the knowledge needed to get you started or to get you to that next level.

Why We Love Lucero

Lucero offers great value for money with cosy accommodations and high attention to detail!

Professional surf coaching with many years of experience in the area and personalized surf packages for all levels!

The great hillside location in a quiet area of Santa Teresa town center!

Ready to surf in Costa Rica?

The Rooms

The hotel has four private rooms (with private bathrooms), two with queen size bed and two with king beds that we can also separate into two single beds. For the ones looking for more privacy and extra space, there is an ocean view home with two bedrooms/bathrooms and a one-bedroom jungle view apartment with a small living room with kitchen, sofa bed and a big patio in front.

All rooms have therapeutic matrasses, AC, ceiling fan, mini-fridge, safe and a comfortable hammock. Lucero ‘style’ is a combination of old Spanish on the outside with white brick walls, Spanish tile on the roofs and touches from Bali on the inside with finished concrete, beautiful wood and the finest linen bedding.

The Cuisine

Lucero offers a delicious breakfast buffet included in the package. The breakfast consist of bread, spreads, different kinds of granola, gallo pinto, eggs, fresh fruits, pancakes or banana bread, fruit juice, regular and almond milk, coffee and tea.

The hotel has also a small restaurant with pool offering lunch and dinner.

Lucero is located within walking distance to the lively town centre with its many delicious restaurants and cafes to taste the local flavours and international cuisine!

Activities

There is so much to do and explore in the local area, from horseback riding, cultural visits, trekking in the Curu Jungle Reserve, Canopy Tours, yoga and many more! The team on-site is always available to help you organise your preferred activities!

Families

Is this the first time traveling with kids? The team will help you from start to finish to make sure it’s going to be a smooth ride! The kids will love a vacation to Lucero. There is a pool at the hotel, the beach is only 2 minutes away, there are snorkel gear and beach toys to keep them busy! The surf coaches have a lot of experience in teaching children (from 4 yr) in a fun and safe way.

How to Get There

From San Jose, you can reach Santa Teresa by shuttle or charter flight. The daily shuttle picks you up from the airport or your hotel and it takes around 4.5 hours to get to Lucero.  Alternatively, you can fly from SJO to Tambor on a small plane. The flight takes 20 minutes and from Tambor there are other 40 minutes of taxi to get to Santa Teresa.

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Lucero

Boutique Hotel in Santa Teresa offering great Surf Packages!

The beaches of Santa Teresa have some of the best waves in Costa Rica! There are a variety of world-class breaks with great surf conditions year-round. This in combination with clear blue water, white sand and palm trees in the background truly makes you feel like you are surfing in paradise.

Lucero is located in the heart of this slow-paced beach village and provides a comfortable stay with a personal touch and friendly learning atmosphere for surfers of any level! Find the perfect balance between surf and chill in a real tropical paradise.

The Resort

Lucero is located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, the Nicoya Peninsula, in the blooming village of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica’s surfing mecca. Even though Lucero is located in the center of town, within walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, and to the beach, it is still far enough from the hustle and bustle. Sitting on a small hill surrounded by trees the hotel provides a peaceful and relaxing stay.

The lowest level is communal with the restaurant for your meals, theory lessons, and a pool in front to cool off when it’s hot. On the upper level, there are the rooms looking out over the pool with on the side a cool little garden and on top of the hill, there is the ocean view house and jungle view apartment.

Waves at Lucero

The waves around Santa Teresa offer surf for all levels. Playa Santa Teresa offers up quality beach break waves, which with the right swell can produce barrels for advanced surfers. Nearby Playa Hermosa also has great beach breaks for all levels. The area also has a range of point breaks for more advanced surfers!

Usually, you can surf year-round in Costa Rica with the largest SW swells arriving in the wet season of May – October. Throughout the dry season on December – April, consistent smaller swells are to be expected. Generally, there are a lot of light wind days, meaning lots of glassy surf!

Why We Love Lucero

Lucero offers great value for money with cosy accommodations and high attention to detail!

Professional surf coaching with many years of experience in the area and personalized surf packages for all levels!

The great hillside location in a quiet area of Santa Teresa town center!

Ready to surf in Costa Rica?

The Rooms

The hotel has four private rooms (with private bathrooms), two with queen size bed and two with king beds that we can also separate into two single beds. For the ones looking for more privacy and extra space, there is an ocean view home with two bedrooms/bathrooms and a one-bedroom jungle view apartment with a small living room with kitchen, sofa bed and a big patio in front.

All rooms have therapeutic matrasses, AC, ceiling fan, mini-fridge, safe and a comfortable hammock. Lucero ‘style’ is a combination of old Spanish on the outside with white brick walls, Spanish tile on the roofs and touches from Bali on the inside with finished concrete, beautiful wood and the finest linen bedding.

The Cuisine

Lucero offers a delicious breakfast buffet included in the package. The breakfast consist of bread, spreads, different kinds of granola, gallo pinto, eggs, fresh fruits, pancakes or banana bread, fruit juice, regular and almond milk, coffee and tea.

The hotel has also a small restaurant with pool offering lunch and dinner.

Lucero is located within walking distance to the lively town centre with its many delicious restaurants and cafes to taste the local flavours and international cuisine!

Activities

There is so much to do and explore in the local area, from horseback riding, cultural visits, trekking in the Curu Jungle Reserve, Canopy Tours, yoga and many more! The team on-site is always available to help you organise your preferred activities!

Families

Is this the first time traveling with kids? The team will help you from start to finish to make sure it’s going to be a smooth ride! The kids will love a vacation to Lucero. There is a pool at the hotel, the beach is only 2 minutes away, there are snorkel gear and beach toys to keep them busy! The surf coaches have a lot of experience in teaching children (from 4 yr) in a fun and safe way.

How to Get There

From San Jose, you can reach Santa Teresa by shuttle or charter flight. The daily shuttle picks you up from the airport or your hotel and it takes around 4.5 hours to get to Lucero.  Alternatively, you can fly from SJO to Tambor on a small plane. The flight takes 20 minutes and from Tambor there are other 40 minutes of taxi to get to Santa Teresa.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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