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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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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

Omar AlJammaz 03/07/23

TrustPilot
Great travel options, great customer support, simplifying planing process.
Looking forward for my next trip.

Nina Ross 03/08/23

TrustPilot
Awesome holiday to Hudhuranfushi. Giulia was very helpful and quick to respond and overall we were very impressed with Awave Travel.
Lohi's is a private, on site, awesome left hander that just kept giving. Also had options of 2 daily surf boat trips that went to other local breaks such as Sultans, Ninja's, Cokes, Jails. The surf team are amazing and we scored great waves the whole time we were there.
Stayed in a Sunset family beach villa which was perfect for a family of 4, then upgraded for the last 3 nights to Ocean Villas, both great for different reasons!
Island staff are so helpful and welcoming, and there's a good variety of food options available. Lots of other things to do such as paddleboarding, jet ski-ing, spa treatments, yoga and amazing snorkelling - with sharks, turtles and rays! We also hired bikes to get around and do morning surf checks!
An amazing trip, thank you Awave and Hudhuranfushi!

Seb Speck 25/06/23

TrustPilot
We had an amazing time on the Mentawai islands booked through Awave Travel.
Giulia was very helpful and available at all times during the booking process. And we had the best time on the Mentawais on the Maki Boat. The staff were amazing. Raul the surf guide was very helpful, friendly and coached us on the waves. Kaique the photographer produced top quality pictures and videos from the water, boat and drone.
Overall very happy and would highly recommend it.

Tom Ward 18/06/23

TrustPilot
We charted Seafarer for a 10 day trip in the Maldives. We booked with AWAVE about 12 months before. James was super helpful, really responsive and just easy to deal with. We even made a very last minute change to go to the central atolls which he arranged pretty much straight away. The trip itself was unreal, great surf, amazing wildlife and scenery. If you’re thinking about a surf charter, do it and book through these guys!

Natasha Gronski 06/08/23

TrustPilot
Awave Travel is the best surf travel agency I have ever booked! They are very professional and responsive to my inquiries and are able to match me with a surf trip appropriate to my interests and skill level. They have an outstanding relationship and reputation with the resorts that they work with, which makes a difference in the consumer experience. Above all, the Awave staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the areas they recommend, as they have actually surfed the spots and stayed at the resorts. For anyone who wants a hassle-free, no worries, relaxing and fun surf adventure, Awave Travel is the way to go!

David 05/29/23

TrustPilot
8 of us stayed at Hudhuranfushi for my 50th birthday celebration. The resort and services were amazing. James and the team at AWAVE stayed in contact from the beginning to end to ensure we had everything we needed. Great experience. Definitely looking forward to booking our next trip with AWAVE in the near future.

Alexandra Franz 05/31/23

TrustPilot
We spent amazing days in Morocco in Amouage. Was an amazing stay and the full surf package offered by AWAVE was great.
All the people were very nice and coaches were amazing. Booking was very smooth, answered all my questions and they took care of everything.
I took the coaching package and had a great time and learning. The teacher was great, very patient and explained everything very nice and calm. Felt safe all the time and had a lot of fun as well.
My boyfriend had the guiding package and he also had a great time. He was always taken to the spots that fitted his level and enjoyed the full when conditions were nice.

Alex Reuter 05/22/23

TrustPilot
We stayed at Ayada in Maldives and I can't be more complimentary of AWAVE! Awesome and patient advise over whatsapp on which resort to go to with extremely details local knowledge on surf conditions, wave spots, resort quality, which atolls to go to, etc. I followed their recommendation and it was spot on. Easy booking on short notice before the trip, can't thank James enough!

Stewart Cropp 05/19/23

TrustPilot
Our remarkable trip was 12 months in the planning.it was awkward to organize because there was so many people coming and going over our two week chartered cruise.
I can’t speak highly enough of AWAVE and more to the point ,the wonderful Giulia Manfrini. She is so caring and sweet and far above and beyond any travel consultant that I have ever worked with
Thankyou Giulia for all your prompt answers to my gazillion questions
You are “Simply the best”.
Now onto the Carpe Diem
The trip of a lifetime was had by all 20 of us
The Captain and crew worked tirelessly to pander to our every whim
They would not allow us to lift a finger
Our Barmen Shawn and Cook ( still can’t pronounce his name ) were superb, the food was first class and varied and the alcohol flowed like a river
Our Surf guide “Seppe” found waves for us every day except for two while we travelled deep into the central Attols
We were greatful for the rest
We snorkeled with the sharks and visited uninhabited Islands spent an afternoon being spoiled at a high class resort .
All in all an Awsome trip

Diane 05/11/23

TrustPilot
James helped us organize our trip in April for my partner and I in the Mentawai.
First, lets discuss the service : James was super clear and reactive. We received a list of resorts with different price ranges and he provided all the elements for us to decide based on our needs and budget. We felt very supported for the organization and we even received so advices few days before leaving for packing.
I was a bit afraid as i'm not a good surfer so i reach out many times to understand how I could still try and learn and James always replied very quick and with all the info i need.
Then when we arrive : it was super well organized, everything went smooth and we fell in love with the place and people. We can tell they really worked on their resort selection and travel organization and we trust our next adventure will be as qualitative.
Already recommended their service ;).
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