Private rooms & studios

The tranquility of a surf community

"In the heart of a tranquil rural community, you will enjoy the best surf family vacation right next to your loved ones. Playa Negra is the ideal location to surf all year round and also offers activity options for people of all ages. Surfing, excellent food, adventures, and friendly local people will make your time in Costa Rica memorable."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

Imagine grabbing a surfboard, gliding it into the water, and paddling out to ride the waves. You catch wave after wave, feeling complete exhilaration as you coast through the water on top of your surfboard. Amazing, right?

Playa Negra is one of the top Costa Rica travel destinations, with many world-famous surf breaks and waves for all kinds of surf enthusiasts. This is the perfect beach destination where adventure seekers, solo travelers, couples and families can experience the ultimate escape to paradise.

In Costa Rica, there are only two seasons: the dry season (October-April) and the Green Season (May-August), which is also known as the wet season. The Green Season is the top time for surfing on the Pacific coast. The low season is not bad. It’s just a little less powerful and with less consistent waves and warmer temperatures!

The lodge

Playa Negra Surf Lodge is a small family-owned business. We are on the northwest Guanacaste coastline of Costa Rica, in the heart of a quiet rural community and surrounded by dry tropical forest with unique natural settings. Our lodge is a short 9-min walk to the beach, close to epic surf breaks, and within walking distance to restaurants and local stores.

Our lodge has just been renovated and has a laid-back boutique style. Our rooms and studios are perfect for family or groups of friends looking for a relaxing environment. They provide privacy and all kinds of features to make your stay as pleasant as possible, including air conditioning, WiFi, TV with a large movie selection, large windows, and much more. We have a non-smoking policy throughout the hotel and we kindly ask our guests to respect that and not smoke on our property.

Additionally, guests have access to a fire pit grill, dipping pool, a secure parking lot, rancho with a wooden deck for stretching, hammocks for relaxing, an on-site restaurant, and a market featuring the best organic and fresh food in Playa Negra. We also have a gift shop with products made by local Costa Rican women.


Jalapeño is a fun and casual restaurant with organic fresh food and a variety of delicious dishes made-to-order. We use the freshest vegetables from Costa Rica, buying produce from the local organic farms whenever possible. Our tortillas are made by hand, without adding lard or shortening, and our homemade hot sauces have become famous for their great flavors. We are committed to using the highest quality ingredients and we will be happy to serve you during your stay.


We offer various types of activities for families and guests looking for more alternatives other than surfing. Choose from surf lessons, volcano visits, professional photoshoots, massage, Spanish Lessons, horseback riding, biking, canopy, spearfishing, skateboarding, and more.

All-inclusive packages

We offer special packages for guests who would like to book accommodation, meals, and activities. For more information about rates, please send us a message!

Getting there
Fly to Liberia International Airport (LIR). From there, take a transfer to our lodge (1h20min drive). If you are not coming a... read more
Fly to Liberia International Airport (LIR). From there, take a transfer to our lodge (1h20min drive). If you are not coming as part of a package, we can assist you with an extra fee.

Playa Negra Surf Lodge

Leading trips since 2011
Manager and owner

Playa Negra Surf Lodge is a small family owned business. Located on the northwest Guanacaste coastline of Costa Rica in the heart of a quiet rural community, surrounded by dry tropical forest with amazing natural settings, easy access to the beach just a short nine-minute walk (750m) or drive your car to our pristine eco-friendly beach and world-renowned epic surf. Also within walking distance to restaurants and amenities.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 12 hours

Choose your accommodation

Our room five is ideal for families or groups of friends. It offe... more
From $60 / night
Our room four is ideal for families or groups of friends. It offe... more
From $60 / night
Our airy beach studios are perfect for couples. It offers: ​ - Qu... more
From $60 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out


What's included?
Accommodation, wifi, and free use of lodge amenities.
What's not included?
Flights, airport transfers, breakfast, meals, snacks, beverages, boat trips and extra activities. All are available in our all-inclusive packages.
Do you recommend travel insurance?
Yes! This insurance should cover travel cancellation, delays, and medical coverage in the case of an accident or injury. If you choose to use your health insurer at home, check to see if it will cover... read more
Do you have boat trips?
Yes, we offer boat trips to nearby places, such as Witch's Rock. Available for an extra fee.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.