Costa Rica - Turtle Surf Hotel
14 nights from $2,949pp
Packages include: return flights, return airport transfers, 14 nights accommodation. Longer or shorter stays are also available.
Located in Playa Grande on the northern end of the Nicoya peninsula, the hotel is conveniently situated 20mins from the international airport in Liberia or the domestic airport in Tamarindo. Most of Playa Grande is a national park area making sea turtle sightings common. The hotel is located in the centre of Playa Grande nestled in a beautiful spot on the beach with plenty of lush rainforest and native animals nearby. There are a few restaurants/bars within walking distance, but Playa Grande is fortunately undeveloped.
The owners Louis and Carrie are friendly and helpful host who both surf and have been living here for many years. They can arrange transportation, point out great surf spots and help with just about anything you may need during your stay in this surfing oasis.
The Surf hotel offers clean, comfortable, and affordable rooms, as well as a beautiful pool and jacuzzi. There are two accommodation options; they have eleven rooms (AC and private hot water bathrooms) at the hotel which is on the beach, Or the hillside jungle apartments. These also feature AC and private hot water baths, as well as private porches set among the jungle trees which howler monkeys frequent. The apartments are great if you need a kitchen, plan an extended stay, or just want to enjoy a more secluded, private atmosphere set on a hillside above the ocean. The apartments are 500m from the beach / hotel (which you still have full access to its facilities).
Playa Grande is one of the most consistent breaks in Costa Rica- with swells hitting from different directions, and trade winds being generally offshore most of the time. There are many other world class consistent breaks to the north and south breaking all year round.
"Ollie's Point" is a fast and sometimes perfect wave that breaks to the right over a rocky sea bottom. Access to the beach is only possible by boat which they can arrange. "Witch's Rock" is one of the best breaks in the country, with very strong off-shore winds from December to March. There are also many other surf spots within a short drive.
PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.