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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

Tatsiana Radchanka 04/21/2024

Google
Amazing surf camp. Felt at home there. Super nice, kind, helpful staff. Any of my requests has been satisfied. Highly recommended!

Charles Viellevoye 03/27/2024

TrustPilot
Very professional team. Giulia is always on and have an accurate answer to all my questions. The boat trip was incredibly well organised. Nothing was missing.

Emily Bullen 04/03/2024

TrustPilot
Professional and Top Notch! From the moment we started planning our trip AWAVE was responsive and professional. We had a lot of back and forth picking the perfect location and resort and James and Giulia were patient and helpful. The resort we stayed at, AYADA in the Maldives, was beautiful and relaxing- great for families and couples! It was perfect for us- we have 1 surfer in the family, he was able to enjoy the waves and we also were able to enjoy the reef and snorkel as a family. Our kids loved the kids club and the private pool on the beach villas was amazing. The alcohol is expensive if you don’t do full board but that is to be expected. Wonderful vacation and amazing travel agency! Definitely recommend!!

Cobus and Jackie Van Aswegen 10/19/23

Google
awesome last minute trip which was well communicated, friendly crew and great surf guide! waves were not the best but we realised at the time of booking that it was end of season. crew could not be more friendly and willing to help all the time - chef prepared a wide variety of food and never any complaints on that front - thanks!!!... we will be back for more!

Steve 10/07/23

TrustPilot
I've used Awave twice ... so far. This is the second time I've used Awave for a trip to the maldives. Stayed in 2 different resorts this time. They've always been incredibly prompt at replying and handled everything for us, making sure the 2 Resorts were in touch to get us transfered half way through our trip. At one of the resorts I even bumped into Giulia and Delia who were out there surfing at the time. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll use awave again if I'm booking a surf trip

Donald Ayres 11/06/23

TrustPilot
Indonesia Surf Trip/ Java/Bali/Sumba - James Colston was my representative from AWAVE - I’m an older solo surfer and James was attentive, respectful, extremely responsive from the initial planning stages all the way through the booking. And he was so patient with all my crazy questions along the way. I couldn’t have been more pleased with James’s level of service. Thank you James

Alex Daish 12/28/23

TrustPilot
Giulia was an amazing person to book with. I was overwhelmed with choices initially, but AWAVE knew their stuff and helped me with my options and even suggested delaying my trip so I could go to a certain hotel which ended up being the best decision I made all year.

Mickey 01/24/24

TrustPilot
Giulia and James were always on line to answer any question or to give an advice. The Ayada resort is perfect both for families or for couples. We did not have waves as the season goes from April to September, but there are plenty options to have fun and good times. Highly recommended both Awave and Ayada.

James 01/30/24

TrustPilot
The AWAVE team are knowledgable and helpful. Giulia is a very helpful and patient person to deal with, and do not worry, you can trust her. I had to delay my trip to Morocco due to unforeseen circumstances and Giulia was very understanding. I have just returned from having a fantastic week at Amouage in Taghazout. Thanks AWAVE!

Omar AlJammaz 03/07/23

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