Costa Rica has two seasons. From October through April, it's the dry season, when the waters are warm, and the waves are friendly and less powerful.
From May through August, we have the Green season, also known as the wet season. That's the top time for surfing on the Pacific coast and Santa Teresa gets very reliable SW and W swells that keep it surfable every day. Even though that's considered the best time of the year, you can find beginner to advanced spots all year long.
Santa Teresa surf is at its best during the low tides hours, as the breaks are often faster and more fun to ride. Here, surfing is mostly about riding fast waves and catching world-class breaks. While there are definitely some fun spots for beginners, this area is among the best for experts. There are quite a few surf spots in Santa Teresa, but not all have well-known names.
Tucked away by the shores of Playa Carmen, unwind in total seclusion at Selina Santa Teresa South. Surrounded by awe-inspiring nature, spend time riding waves on local surf breaks, venture out on a canopy tour in the nearby Mal Pais forest, or set sail on a snorkeling trip to Tortuga Island.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, our hotel sits right in the center of Playa Carmen’s colorful and multicultural town, so no matter what flavors you’re craving, there’s plenty of authentic restaurants to keep your taste buds tingling.
On-site features include a swimming pool, a wellness area, a food truck, a CoWork, a shared kitchen, free WiFi, and a massage room.
Wake up and restore your body in a vinyasa class before sitting down to a healthy breakfast. Stroll over to the beach and relax in the tide pools, or wander through the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and spot a range of vibrant birds with our expert guides. Spend the afternoon hanging out by the pool, tick off some tasks in our comfortable CoWork, and catch the cotton-candy sunset with a cold beer down at the beach.
Selina Surf Club
Serious about surfing? So are we. Ride waves and safely learn professional techniques with Selina Surf Club. Whether you’re looking to dip your toe in the water or perfect your roundhouse cutback, our specialist classes and state-of-the-art equipment will help you improve your skills fast. Pair our packages with yoga, coworkers, or other authentic experiences and ensure that your trip is one to remember!
Wondering what to do first? Start with a day trip to Tortuga Island for some world-class snorkeling and diving. Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve is just a short distance away and boasts over 150 species of birds within its 1270 hectares of land. Take your travels to the clouds with a canopy tour in the nearby Mal Pais forest, or hike to explore the La Florida waterfalls. Book a sunset horseback ride along the beach, or wind down at the end of the day with a relaxing yoga class.
Find the perfect work-life-surf balance at Selina. Coworking in Santa Teresa South is on the rise, thanks to our strong Selina community of surfers, nomads, and vacationers who never quite seem to want to leave. Take a break from your yoga retreat to stop by our gorgeous, carefully designed space for sharing ideas and focusing on work. Come by to meet our network of entrepreneurs and digital nomads, stay for an event, or buckle down to get sh*t done, even in paradise. We’re fully equipped to fuel your productivity to its fullest, with meeting rooms, free coffee, office amenities, and facilities such as the pool and activity center nearby.
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