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Welcome to one of the first hostels in Santa Teresa!  For over 15 years, Beach Break has shared Pura Vida with thousands of travelers looking for good surf, new adventure and much needed relaxation. 

Beach Break is a chill surf hostel in front of La Lora Beach, arguably some of the best surf in all of Costa Rica.  We have great restaurants and cafes  a few steps away, as well as grocery stores, car rentals, and shopping within walking distance.  We are on the main road and less than a 3-minute walk to the beach - no shoes required.  





Located in the southwest of the Nicoya peninsula, Santa Teresa is considered to have some of the most beautiful and still unexplored beaches in Costa Rica.

Surfing dominates our town with consistent surf all year long.  Green season from June to October gives even bigger swell for those seeking a thrill, but there is always great surf for all levels.


For those seeking less surf, there is a great community of Yogis with classes from Kundalini  to ariel beach yoga.  We have beach horseback riding and flying canopy trips through the rainforest. 


The fishing village of Mal Pais has a sweet little fishing village and some great tide pools and beaches.  Sunset Reef is also an intense surf spot and proves challenging even for locals!  Definitely worth a sunset sesh.

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is also closeby and offers animal sightings and a beautiful adventure in the jungle. 


Beach Break offers fully equipped apartments with a living area and kitchen. There are also spacious en suite rooms and dorms with free toiletries. Guests can cook on the property or explore any of the restaurants within a 1-10-minute walk.


We provide linens and towels for our guests, as well as free wifi and a shared kitchen space.  There is also daily maid service and air-conditioning.  Each room has a private bathroom with hot water and a few select rooms come with a TV.


We offer surf lessons, quad and bicycle rentals, airport and tour shuttles and much more.

We can also help guests arrange travel, as well as charter and domestic flights into Tambor.


getting here

From SJO Airport by Plane - Book a flight on a domestic airline, such as Sansa Airlines and Green Airways, and fly into Tambor.  From there, it is a 40 minute drive - cabs are always available at the airport or Beach Break can make your arrangements.  From Liberia, you can also book a domestic flight into Tambor with a stop in SJO.  Here's a great traveler site about flying around Costa: Flight Options

From SJO Airport by Bus/Ferry - Take any bus outside the airport to the main San Jose Bus Station, 7-10.  There are only two busses per day that go to Santa Teresa, usually at 6:00 AM & 2:00 PM.  The bus will take almost 2 hours to the ferry terminal, then a 1.5 hour ferry ride, and another 1.5 hour drive to us. 

Here are links with more info:

Costa Rica Bus

Bus & Ferry Schedule

*Please make sure you are looking at the correct season/dates for schedules.

We are listed under both Apple & Google Maps as "Beach Break Surf Hotel" and are located next to Pizza Tomate and Zwart Cafe.


For reservation inquiries, please click on "Reservations". If you would like more information or have other questions, please contact us below and we will reply within 24 hrs.  *August 15th, 2019 - Our booking site is undergoing maintenance so please contact us directly for bookings.  Pura Vida! 


Call us to Book

Tel : (506) 2640-0612

        (506) 6095-8299


Pura Vida! We will answer within 24 hours.

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