fbLucero Surf Vacations — Thermal
Private & shared rooms
6+ nights (flexible)
Nearest major airport
Tambor Airport (TMU)

Waves, clear water, white sand and palm trees

"The beaches of Santa Teresa have some of the best waves in Costa Rica! There are a variety of world-class breaks with great surf conditions year-round. This in combination with clear blue water, white sand, and palm trees in the background truly makes you feel like you are surfing in paradise."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

So you’re in sunny Costa Rica and ready to surf! The lapping waves of Santa Teresa’s pristine beaches await your attention. Our breaks are perfect for beginners and those with more intermediate skills (this region is known as one of Costa Rica's intermediate playgrounds!).

There are only two seasons in Costa Rica: 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 and in Santa Teresa, bringing very reliable SW and NW swells that keep it surfable virtually every day. The low season still ain’t bad, though. It’s just a little less powerful and consistent, though the weather is warmer!

The lodge

Lucero is located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, the Nicoya Peninsula. The blooming village of Santa Teresa is situated in the middle of Costa Rica’s surfing mecca. What was once just twelve years ago a dirt road and a few small hostels now brimming with international tourists and worldwide wave-chasers! Many who arrived only for a surf vacation in Costa Rica fell in love with the area and decided to stay. These newcomers from around the world, give a trendy international flavor to the local Costa Rican scene, from music and art to bakeries and a wide variety of restaurants.

Our hotel

The hotel has four private rooms, a private home, 1 jungle view apartment, and a small restaurant with a pool. Lucero is built on a hillside in the middle of town just off the main street and within walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants, and the beach! The lowest level is communal with a restaurant for your breakfast, lunch, dinners, surf theory lessons and a pool in front to cool off when it's hot. On the second level, four rooms are looking out over the pool and a cool little garden to hang out in. On top of the hill is the main house with an ocean view. From the backside of the hill, there is also a small private apartment with a jungle view.

All rooms have therapeutic matrasses, AC, ceiling fan, mini-fridge, safe, and a comfortable hammock. Our style is a combination of old Spanish on the outside with white brick walls, Spanish tile on the roofs, and touches from Bali on the inside with finished concrete, beautiful wood, and the finest linen bedding.

​The perfect place to relax after all you do all day is surf, surf, surf!!

Surf Package

With our Surf & Stay you package can enjoy comfortable accommodations close to the beach, with daily breakfast and fun surf lessons included. Our surf package includes 4 surf lessons, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday is a rest day but if you feel ambitious you can always add more lessons on the reservation form, you can also add activities or yoga. If your partner is a non-surfer, send us a message and we will give you a discount to use when you make your reservation.


Getting there
Fly to Tambor Airport (TMU). From there, take a 50 min drive transfer to our lodge.

Lucero Surf Vacations

Leading trips since 2008
Marieke Spaan
Marieke Spaan
Marieke Spaan

There is plenty to see on the beaches of Santa Teresa: tide pools, surfers, horses, doggies, influencers. No matter if it’s sunny with blue skies or a little overcast, the beach is always the place to be, the number 1 reason why people come here. This is what brought my family and me here too!

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

Choose your accommodation

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From $118 / night
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From $136 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out


What's included?
6 nights accommodations at our boutique hotel, daily breakfast buffet, 4 surf lessons (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), and free use of surf gear during your stay.
What's not included?
Flights, lunch and dinner. Airport transfer not included.
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.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
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Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
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