Santa Teresa Surf School

Come enjoy the best that Santa Teresa Costa Rica has to offer with our professional all level surfers (including novice) Surf Lessons, Surf Camps, Surf Vacations, Surfboard Rentals, Surf Photography Services and more
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Join Santa Teresa Surf School's Crew for Unforgetable Surf Experiences in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Nestled in the tropical paradise of Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa Surf School offers an unparalleled experience for anyone looking to catch a wave and embrace the beauty of the ocean. Santa Teresa Costa Rica is long known for its perfect waves and consistent surf, making it an ideal destination for surfers of all levels.

Santa Teresa Surf School offers a wide variety of classes to suit your individual needs and skill level. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced surfer seeking to master advanced techniques, our expert instructors are here to help you reach your goals.

We offer group lessons for those who want to learn in a fun and social environment, as well as private lessons for a more personalized experience. Our surf camp is perfect for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the world of surfing, with a range of packages available that can be tailored to your specific preferences.

At our surf school, we believe that safety is paramount, and our instructors are highly trained to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident in the water. We provide top-quality equipment to all our students, including surfboards, leashes, and wetsuits, so you can focus on enjoying the waves.

In addition to our surf lessons, we offer a variety of other activities to help you make the most of your time in Santa Teresa. Our yoga classes are the perfect way to stretch and relax after a day of surfing, while our ATV tours will take you to some of the most breathtaking natural landmarks in the area. We also offer cultural experiences that allow you to learn more about the local culture and cuisine.

At our surf school, we believe that surfing is not just a sport, but a way of life. We are passionate about sharing our love for the ocean and helping our students develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world. So why wait? Book your surf vacation with us today and experience the thrill of riding the waves in Santa Teresa!

Discover Playa Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Santa Teresa is a small town situated on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, in the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica. Known for its stunning natural beauty, world-class surf breaks, and laid-back atmosphere, Santa Teresa is a haven for surfers, adventure-seekers, and nature enthusiasts alike.

The town boasts pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters and white sand, perfect for sunbathing, scuba diving, fishing and of course, surfing. The waves in Santa Teresa are considered some of the best in the world, attracting surfers from all over the globe to catch the perfect wave.

Aside from surfing, Santa Teresa offers a wealth of activities, from yoga and hiking to horseback riding and zip-lining. The town also has a vibrant food scene, with a variety of restaurants serving up delicious local cuisine, fresh seafood, and international fare.

Despite its popularity as a tourist destination, Santa Teresa has managed to maintain its laid-back and friendly vibe, making it the perfect place to unwind, connect with nature, and experience the pura vida lifestyle.

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Our Services and Surf Tours


Our surf school offers a range of services to help you improve your surfing skills and make the most of your time in the water. Whether you’re a beginner looking to catch your first wave, or an experienced surfer looking to perfect your technique, we have a program that’s right for you.

Our experienced and certified surf instructors provide personalized coaching and guidance to help you progress quickly and safely. We offer private and group lessons, as well as multi-day surf camps that include accommodations, meals, and transportation.

We also provide all the necessary equipment, including surfboards and and sun block shirts, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own gear. Our high-quality equipment is regularly maintained and updated to ensure the best possible experience.

At our surf school, we prioritize safety and sustainability, and we strive to minimize our environmental impact. We also work closely with the local community to support local businesses and initiatives.

So whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, improve your surfing technique, or simply have fun in the waves, our surf school has everything you need to make the most of your surf vacation in Santa Teresa.

Our Guide to Enjoying Santa Teresa - 10 top things to see and do

Santa Teresa offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. From surfing and yoga to hiking and exploring the local culture, there’s something for everyone. Here are the top 10 things to do in Santa Teresa that you won’t want to miss!

Best Santa Teresa Surf Photography Sessions 

Looking to capture your surfing skills in action during your Santa Teresa vacation? Look no further than a surf photography session with a surf instructor and a professional photographer. This unique Santa Teresa surf adventure offers the perfect combination of personalized surf instruction and professional photography, ensuring that you not only improve your skills but also have amazing photos to show for it.

During your Santa Teresa surf photography session, you’ll work with an experienced surf instructor who will provide personalized coaching to help you catch more waves and perfect your technique. They’ll guide you to the best surf spots in Santa Teresa and help you read the waves so you can catch the best waves possible. And all the while, a professional surf photographer will be on hand to capture high-quality images of you riding waves on your surfboard.

Together, your instructor and photographer will work to create the perfect Santa Teresa surfing experience for you. They’ll tailor the session to your individual needs and preferences, whether you want to focus on improving your skills or simply want to have fun in the water while capturing amazing photos.

With the help of a skilled surf photographer and instructor, you’ll be able to create a collection of images that tell the story of your Santa Teresa surf adventure and allow you to relive those moments for years to come. So why wait? Book a surf photography session today and start capturing your Santa Teresa surfing experiences in stunning detail.

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Surfing Vacations Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Come discover the pura vida lifestyle at Santa Teresa Surf School. Our surf programs offer the perfect opportunity to experience the relaxed and carefree way of life that Costa Rica is famous for.

Our Top 10 Surf Spots in Santa Teresa and its Vicinity

1. Playa Carmen

Centraly located with easy access, playa carmen offers great begginer level waves perfect for begginers

2. La Lora

Named afte the discotech and night club located near by, la lora just rocks with waves for mid and experienced surfers

3. Playa Hermosa

Named the beautifull beach, playa hermosa is one of Costa Rica’s most beautifull beaches. Also a must to visit during low tide for spectacular tidal pools. 

Our Surf Vacation Packages

Here are our standard deals including surf lessons, surf courses and board rentals, surf camp packages. We can also help you tailor make your best Santa Teresa surf vacation. Please contact our crew for futher info or questions. 

Santa Teresa Private Surf Lessons

Our private surf lessons offer personalized coaching and one-on-one attention from our experienced and certified instructors. Improve your technique and confidence in a safe and supportive environment tailor made to meet your needs. Transport and hotel pickup and dropoff are available for private lesson clients.

Starting at 89$

Santa Teresa Semi Private Surf Lessons

Our semi-private surf lessons offer a personalized and cost-effective option for individuals or small groups looking to improve their surfing skills. With a maximum of two students per instructor, you'll receive individualized attention and feedback to help you progress faster.

Starting at 69$

Santa Teresa Group Surf Lessons

Our group surf lessons are a fun and social way to learn to surf or improve your skills. You'll join a group of like-minded surfers and receive instruction from our experienced and certified instructors. With a maximum of six students per instructor, you'll receive personalized attention while also enjoying the camaraderie of surfing with others.

Starting at 59$

Santa Teresa 3 day Surf Course

Enjoy 3 private surfing sessions with a dedicated instructor who will provide personalized guidance and support throughout your lessons. Capture the excitement of your surfing experience with our surf photo package, which includes professional photos of you riding the waves. Receive a stylish T-shirt to keep as a memento of your time with us. Plus, take advantage of unlimited board rentals for the entire duration of your package, so you can practice your skills on your own whenever you want.

Starting at 249$

Santa Teresa 5 day Surf Course

Experience the ultimate surf adventure with our 5-day package! Ride the waves and improve your skills with 4 private local surf sessions led by a professional instructor. Explore new surfing spots with a guided surf trip to one of the best surf locations in the area. Capture your progress and surfing highlights with our surf photo package and receive a video analysis to help you perfect your technique. Keep the memories alive with a stylish T-shirt as a souvenir of your surf journey. Plus, enjoy unlimited board rentals for the entire duration! 

Starting at 439$

Santa Teresa 7 day Surf Course

Dive deep into the world of surfing with a 7-day surf package that includes everything you need for an amazing surf vacation! Enjoy 6 private local surf sessions with a professional instructor. Experience the thrill of riding the waves in different surf spots with a guided surf trip to a top surfing destination. Capture highlights of your surf adventure with our surf photo package, and receive personalized feedback to improve your technique with a video analysis. Take home a stylish T-shirt to remember your incredible surfing experience. Plus, enjoy unlimited board rentals for a full week!

Starting at 519$

Surfboard Rentals in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

We offer a wide range of surfboard rentals to suit all levels and abilities. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, we have the perfect board for you. We provide all the necessary gear and focus on safety to ensure that you have a fun and rewarding experience. Our staff will help you choose the right board for your needs and provide tips and advice on the best places to surf in the area!

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