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Blue Surf Sanctuary with ~AC~, Pool, Kitchen/Steps from Beach in Mal Pais

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A seamless fusion of rustic tropical with comfortable elegance...

Blue Surf Sanctuary is a delightful oasis comprised of four high end, truly gorgeous Bungalows, designed to be utilized as one 'house' or 'unit' for family gatherings, vacationing with friends or private retreats OR to be rented separately. Each bungalow is decorated with its own theme using recycled hardwoods, bamboo, banana leaf, rattan and all natural and recycled materials, offer our guests gorgeous, cozy lodging. We are located right at Suck Rock, a famous surf break in Costa Rica and we are within steps of stunning white sand beaches hosting some of the best surf and breath taking sunsets in Costa Rica .

We are happy to Rent ONE BUNGALOW or all four for your own customized getaway.

Located at the far end of Northern Santa Teresa, near the most distinctive small hotels and retreats..far enough to feel the seclusion offered at the pristine beach but close enough to run into town for a coffee, a night out or to check out the new small and quaint shopping area with an ambient coffee house and high end gift shop.

We are proudly,the only Billaong sponsored surf destination hotel in Costa Rica and have a fully equipped surfboard inventory and offer lessons from experienced instructors!

Each bungalow offers different bed arrangements, making them ideal for family , friends or couples. Please read about each bungalows bed arrangements under amenities section.

An all tile pool, outdoor shower and inviting outside rancho kitchen/ common area render Blue Surf Sanctuary a peaceful hideaway for a dream come true experience! Every Bungalow features lovely balconies that offer tree top views, ocean breezes and the exotic sounds of the jungle. We chose stylish and comfortable furnishings to make hanging out on the veranda an ultra relaxing experience.

All bungalows have a private bathrooms featuring hand carved stone sinks from quarries in the hills of Monte Verde, in addition to gorgeous all tile, spacious hot water showers with rain can shower heads and windows that invite in the stars and moonlight. Our bungalows were built with ventilation in mind, therefore each is equipped a ceiling fan and A/C for ultimate comfort. All the beds will have you resting deeply with lush pillow top mattresses. You will have peace of mind knowing your personal belongings are completely protected with state of the art digital laptop room safes that are large enough to fit cameras, laptops and other personal items. We also have a night guard on duty to ensure your safety and security.

In our inviting, cozy outdoor rancho kitchen and communal area, you are welcome to utilize our fully equipped kitchen. Perhaps you will choose a book from our book exchange library or enjoy the company of your family and friends. If you rent just one beautiful bungalow you can chill and meet an eclectic mix of interesting souls...our other guests. You might find yourself playing backgammon, cards or a relaxing game of chess. Bring your laptop if you would like to keep in touch with family and friends using our free internet.

Our gorgeous bungalows are only 150 yards from the sand and world famous surf breaks.

Santa Teresa, charming and rural, is quickly becoming a trendy hot spot with celebrities visiting and owning homes there. The magic one feels in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa is rare and almost indescribable. Health conscious, green and tropical with great surf, stunning beaches,breath taking sunsets and beautiful people! Local 'sodas' or restaurants offer delicious local cuisine for under $10.00 for a full meal!..Or dine at five star boutique hotel restaurants in the area for a more upscale's all there!!!

Please inquire about renting just one bungalow!

Please contact our manager Sofi, as she, or one of our other receptionists or concierges, will be happy to arrange private yoga, private surf lesson, massages, surf board,quad and bike rental, canopy tours, horseback riding, sport fishing, a trip to Cabo Blanco Nature reserve or the Montezuma waterfalls and more. We have a locked surfboard storage room with pro racks to protect your board!

A note on the area's ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS


Santa Teresa and Mal Pais host some of the best and least crowded surfing in Costa Rica. The area offers many different breaks to serve the skill levels of all surfers. The experienced surfer will be stoked to find themselves in one of the most renown surf locations in the world yet many surf breaks here are long even beach breaks with sandy bottoms making our beaches a great and safe place to learn to surf.

ATVs / Quad Bikes

Quads are for sure the funnest mode of transportation to explore the back roads and to find the gorgeous beaches and great tucked away restaurants in Santa Teresa/Mal País.

Massage & Spa Services

We are happy to arrange a wide variety of spa services in the privacy of your bungalow.


Grab a snorkel and explore the deep tide pools in Mal Pais or use pacific divers-costarica to experience our beautiful waters.

Horse Tour

A wonderful way to take in this wonderful countryside is on horseback. The tour is probably the most natural way to experience the jungle and beaches of Santa Teresa/Mal País.


Local guides will take you to some of the best fishing spots the area has to offer.


The local zip line operator is Canopy Del Pacifico. They will pick you up from the hotel and bring you into the heart of Cabo Blanco National Park. You will then experience zip-lining through and above thick rainforest on lines extending as long as 500m. You will delight in the views of the Pacific Ocean as you shoot across 9 platforms.


There are over 894 species including 19 globally threatened species in Costa Rica.

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bungalow rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • bungalow
    • floor area 2200 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • resort
    • near the ocean
      • We are a one minute walk to one of the most breathtaking beaching in the world.
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
  • General
    • parking on street
    • computer available
    • activities guide
    • bottled water
    • ceiling fans
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • local restaurant guide
    • security system
    • basic soaps
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • safe
    • wireless internet
      • wireless access is available throughout Blue Surf Sanctuary
    • telephone
    • hair dryer
    • air conditioning
      • Each room equipped with A/C.
    • linens provided
      • Towels and sheets provided. Daily housekeeping. Please bring personal beach towel. Towels in room only for pool area.
    • parking off street
    • washing machine
      • housekeeper will do laundry for small fee
    • clothes dryer
  • Kitchen
    • blender
    • mini refrigerator
    • stove
    • freezer
    • oven
    • kitchen
      • Hotel grade dish ware, cutlery, blender, coffee maker, toaster, Stainless Steel fridge and cook top with full size oven..Our kitchen/ bar area is home to a solid teak table that seats 12!
    • stove
      • Gas stove/oven
    • dishes & utensils
      • Provided
    • coffee maker
      • Coffee served every morning.
    • toaster
    • catering available
      • private chef available upon request
    • refrigerator
      • Brand new stainless steel!
    • cooking utensils
      • Hotel grade pots/pans, cutlery, glasses, mugs..etc
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
      • Beautiful sparkling pool onsite. Take a refreshing dip.
    • outdoor pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 4 bathrooms
    • armonia: toilet, shower
    • sereno: toilet, shower
    • tranquilo: toilet, shower, handicap accesible
    • pacifico: toilet, shower
      • Each bathroom provides large sink, hot water, shelving for personal items, rain can shower heads and drying rack for wet items.
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 16, beds for 14-16
    • armonia : 1 king, 1 twin/ single
    • sereno: 2 queen, twin bed can be added if needed
    • pacifico: 2 queen, twin bed can be added if needed
    • tranquilo: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed, Handicap accessible; bunk bed is full bed with twin bunk
      • King size beds (1) Bungalow Armonia features a king size bed with a richly carved Indonesian teak headboard and 1 single beds. All mattress are top of the line pillow top.A second single bed can be added to any bungalow., Queen size Beds (5) Both Bunaglow Sereno and Bungalow Pacifico feature two queen beds ( pillow top mattress') each with unique and different tropical Balinese rattan headboards. Bungalow Tranquilo also comfortably houses a queen bed with a bunk bed as well., Double Beds (1) Bungalow Tranquilo features dark smooth dark wood platform bed with a queen pillow top mattress and a bunk bed with a full size bottom and a single top..again, cozy pillow top mattress', Twin or Single Beds (3) An extra pillow top single bed is available upon request in any of the above mentioned Bungalows, Bunk Beds (1) The bunk bed aforementioned in Bungalow Tranquilo is made of exotic dark hard wood and has a full bottom and single top...pillow top mattress', of course.
  • Entertainment
    • cd player
    • video library
      • There is Video rental in town with update rentals for a fraction of the price to rent in the U.S.We also have a selection of great movies and surf flicks at Blue Surf
    • stereo
    • music library
      • Stereo system in out door area, kitchen and pool is compatible to play your ipod or mp3 player to enjoy your favorite tunes while relaxing in your private oasis.
    • dvd player
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • books
    • books for adults
  • Outside
    • walkway to water
    • beach chairs
    • lawn / garden
    • outdoor grill
    • bicycles
      • Bicycles for rent
    • water sports gear
      • Surf lessons and Surfboard rentals available. Boogie boards and snorkeling gear.
    • balcony
      • Beautiful verandas on each bungalow with comfortable furnishings to enjoy the tropical breeze and view wildlife upclose.
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
      • Absolutely no smoking inside the bungalows
    • pets considered
      • We believe our pets are part of the family and encourage you to bring yours
    • children welcome
      • The children would need to be monitored on the balcony and around the pool but we certainly welcome your little ones!
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • wheelchair accessible
      • Bungalow Tranquilo is handicap accessible.
  • Onsite Services
    • concierge
    • massage
    • staff
    • car available
    • daily maid service
    • private chef
  • Notes
    • Blue Surf Sanctuary is a private, fully gated mini resort with an open air kitchen, all tile pool and 4 bungalows, high off the ground, distinctly and beautifully decorated. PERFECT for family/friends vacationing together. We provide a night time guard and digital room safes. Every bungalow has A/C, ceiling fans, pillow top mattress' , all natural bedding, rain can shower heads, and lovely balconies with comfortable inviting furniture in which to enjoy the breezes. We are a Billabong sponsored surf destination hotel and have a fully equipped surfboard inventory and offer lessons from experienced instructors! Yoga and spa services within walking distance. Massage therapist can come to your bungalow for a relaxing, private massage.

activities and attractions in Mal Pais Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • health/beauty spa
    • restaurants
    • rain forests
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • wildlife viewing
    • eco tourism
    • sight seeing
    • shelling
    • boating
    • scenic drives
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • surf fishing
    • hiking
    • sailing
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • snorkeling/diving
    • cycling
    • wind-surfing
    • paragliding
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • deepsea fishing
    • snorkeling
    • fishing
    • mountain biking
    • jet skiing

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  • owner Kelly
  • phone 1-855-2SURF CR
  • 2nd phone (506) 2640-1001 ( Costa Rica)

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
High Season II
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Green Season II
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
High Season III
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 nights
Peak Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
High Season I
Jan 12 2015 - Apr 12 2015
3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Prices are per bungalow based on double occupancy. At time of booking 50% payment required. Three weeks prior to arrival, remainder is due. If arrival is within one month of booking entire amount due at time of booking.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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traveler reviews for this mal pais bungalow rental

Guest Comment entered by owner

Lovely and Unforgettable

Review submitted: June 21, 2012   Date of arrival: May 3, 2012

I recently stayed at Blue Surf with 2 of my girlfriends. We were there to learn how to surf, and liked the idea that it was a Billabong sponsored surf camp. We arrived late at night, but the security guard was there to greet us and instantly made us feel comfortable and safe. The room we were staying in ( Sereno) was beautifully decorated with a balcony over looking the pool amidst lots of trees, wild plants and exotic flowers. The whole space they've created at BSS is very airy and open.....and VERY clean! My favourite spot to relax and unwind was in the hammock near the pool, or in the dining room, where we shared a few potluck style meals and a bottle of wine or.... two.Also, BSS is located near many wonderful restaurants and grocery stores, all within 5 to 20 min walking distance on the main road.
Our first surf lesson was amazing! Our surf instructors ( Chito and John O) were really patient and encouraging. Which is what you're looking for as a first time surfer. They also explained safety and surf etiquette thoroughly before we went out....which made me feel like i was in good hands. The beach in front of BSS is ideal for beginners as well as experienced surfers, which is cool, cause you get to watch them and get a better understanding of the ocean and how to catch the waves.
Last but not least, the BSS staff! They were all so special and extremely accomodating. Always there to answer your questions, help with reservations, book a massage (which was btw...the best massage i've gotten in a long time, i truly recommend getting a massage with Daiana) and all that done with a smile! Thanks again to all of you who made my trip so memorable ( Sofi, Toro, Amelia and Juan...just to name a few )
I really feel like i discovered a little piece of paradise in Santa theresa.... where sipping on a coconut by the beach at sunset and doing nothing was better.... than i had ever imagined!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

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Don't Stay Anywhere Else

Review submitted: June 21, 2012   Date of arrival: May 15, 2012

I travelled by myself to Costa Rica for a much needed break from my corporate life. Many people I met were surprised that a woman would travel solo but this was, hands down, the best vacation I have ever been on (and I've been all over the world). Much of this was due to the amazing staff at Blue Surf. I'll admit I was a little nervous conducting all the business via e-mail and sending my money off into cyber-oblivion via PayPal - but everything went perfectly. The staff arranged for a pick-up at Tambor (even though my flight was nearly 45 minutes late, the car was still there to get me). **Piece of advice - don't fly Nature Air. I made the mistake of thinking I could save a few dollars by using this airline on the way into Tambor. It actually ended up costing me more because you have to get a cab from San Jose to Pavas Airport, which is about 30 minutes away or $30. They then charged me extra because my bag was over a certain weight. Totally not worth the headache. Fly Sansa both ways - the plane is bigger and feels safer.**
I was warmly greeted by the staff at Blue Surf. The property consists of 4 bungalows and I believe each one sleeps 2-3 people. There's a safe to keep your valuables and I particularly loved the huge, tiled shower complete with a clothesline to hang your suit apres surf. There's an outdoor (covered) kitchen that guests are free to use to make meals as well as a small pool. The place is wonderfully decorated and kept immaculately clean (which is hard to do in Costa Rica). You're surrounded by amazing wildlife - iguanas (don't worry, they're very shy), frogs, hummingbirds, squirrels and (if you're lucky to spot one), Howler monkeys.
I paid for a package deal which included 10 surf lessons, 2 yoga lessons, fruit/coffee before the surf lessons, and a full breakfast at the hotel down the street. My surf instructor, Chito, was amazing. I seriously thought I'd spend the majority of my time getting tossed off the board - but, by the second or third day, I was riding the waves. I was lucky enough to go at the start of the low season (early May) so all of my lessons were one-on-one. Honestly, if you can plan it, go during this time. All of the tourists had left and we often had the beach to ourselves. The restaurants were also super quiet and I spent much of my time chatting with bar/restaurant owners and finding out the secret to saying "f*** it" to the daily grind of corporate America.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

Guest Comment entered by owner

Such a special place!

Review submitted: May 7, 2012   Date of arrival: February 19, 2012

I spent a few nights at the Blue Surf Sanctuary and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The owners and staff were friendly, and it felt like they doted on all of the guests without being suffocating. The location was perfect- close enough to town that you could walk there for a meal or drink and be part of the community, but far enough to have a little privacy.

Driving in Costa Rica can be a bit of a nightmare, and their staff (Toro) gave us very specific and accurate directions, which we very much appreciated. They offered their phone number for help and support throughout our trip, and made a few reservations for us as well. Overall, service was top notch. They even spent time giving me surf pointers after I declined an official lesson.

In terms of location and ammenities offered- the beach is close, the rooms are immaculate and well thought-out, and the AC was a complete luxury. Can't say enough, looking forward to my next stay.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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