FAQ

How long does it take from San Jose airport to Santa Teresa?

By land 5-6 hours with ferry included (1 and ½ hour)
By plane with local flight to Tambor – 20 minutes flight, 1 hour taxi ride.
For discounted flights click here http://crc.flysansa.com/eng/form/77906872

Do I need to rent a car? 

If you don’t plan to explore and prefer to stay the most time on the beach, you may rather use local flight company, shuttle or bus transportation.
If you rent a car, we recommend 4×4. There are also car rentals in town.

Is there taxi service in town?

Yes, we are happy to call a taxi or set up for the most convenient transportation.

Do you have free parking?

We have free and secure parking on the property for our guests.

How far are you from grocery store, restaurants surf shops etc.?

There are restaurants, shops and surf board rentals just a few minutes walk from the lodge.

Are you beach front and how far from the beach?

We are not beachfront but only 5 minutes walk to the main Santa Teresa surf beach.
We are set back from the street for peace and quiet. The closest ATM is 2 km from the lodge.

Do you have Ocean view rooms?

Our AC apartments come with ocean view. Our bungalows have a beautiful garden view.

Do you have a restaurant and food plan?

We do have a restaurant on site and offer convenient food packages on request.
We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The kitchen is international. Vegetarians are welcome.

When is sushi night?

Sushi nights are every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 pm until 10 pm.
for reservation or free delivery call 26400272

Do you have yoga studio and classes?

We have a yoga and aerial silks studio – free use for our guests. We offer yoga and aerial classes for extra charge.

Do I have to arrange surf lessons, ATV or car rental and other activities beforehand?

We can arrange surf lessons, ATV or car rentals and any other activity on place. No need for early reservations.
There is no extra charge for this service.

What should I pack?

As for clothes, you will only need your bikini, shorts, light beach dress, T-shirt, head and flip flops. You may need comfy closed shoes (sports shoes) for a hike to Cabo Blanco reserve or waterfalls.
Leave your high heals at home, you will ruin them here. Pack your favorite cosmetics, sun screen and bug spray.

How are the waves, can I swim in the ocean?

You can check www.magicseaweed.com for exact swell prognostic. There are always waves for advanced surfers as well as beginners. Most of the time medium size 1-3feet.
If you are a good swimmer you can swim in the lineup, but most likely you will be just playing in the waves.

Can I pay with US$?

The local currency is colones, however everyone accepts US dollars. Make sure you pay with smaller bills as the exchange rate is not always very convenient. Our room prices are in US$ so paying with US$ is just fine!

How is the weather during the year?

There are 2 seasons during the year – called green, or rainy season – which is May, June, September October – it doesn’t necessarily mean it rains all day long, but mostly during the night with short showers during the day.
July and August – little summer –  occasional rain, mostly blue sky.
November through April – considered Dry season – no rain, blue sky and sunshine all day long.
The water temperature is almost the same all year round. There is no need for a wetsuit.

Are there mosquitos, spiders, monkeys, iguanas, snakes..?

Please consider you will be coming to tropics, so yes, you may get a mosquito bite and you will definitively see a spider and other bugs. You will hear monkeys howling for sure, especially early in the morning. You may be lucky to see the whole family as well. Iguanas are very common. It is very rare to see a snake.

What is the age average of your guests? Do you accept families?

Most of our clients are couples, families and singles that like to socialize with others, relax, surf, enjoy the beach and the nature. There is no age restriction.
We also hold surf camps and yoga retreats. We are not a “party hostel” our quiet time is at 11 pm – except special occasions.