Try surfing in Costa Rica while on a beach vacation in Santa Teresa at the award-winning Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.

Surfing Costa Rica at Santa Teresa BeachArticle by Shannon Farley

With more than 700 miles of beautiful beaches on two coasts, warm tropical water, spectacular waves, and plentiful sunshine, Costa Rica certainly lives up to its name of “rich coast.”

All those beaches make surfing in Costa Rica some of the best in the world.

Some of the best spots for surfing in Costa Rica can be found along the beaches of Santa Teresa on the southern end of the Nicoya Peninsula. Santa Teresa consistently wins Best Beach awards from international media and is a favorite destination for surfers of every skill level for the year-round ideal conditions.

Whether you want to try surfing for the first time or already have saltwater running through your veins, you can rent a board or take surf lessons in Santa Teresa at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.

Sitting directly on the beach by Playa Hermosa, Pranamar Villas offers private surf lessons for beginners and intermediate surfers. Experienced surfers can inquire about guided local surf trips. In addition, many of Pranamar’s yoga vacations in Santa Teresa include surfing as part of the all-inclusive vacation package.

Surfing in Costa Rica at Santa Teresa, image by Carlos Palacios
The waves in Santa Teresa are perfect for surfing in Costa Rica. Image by Carlos Palacios.

Santa Teresa and Hermosa beaches are especially known for their constant great waves – smaller waves for beginners and overhead barrels for pros.

Surf lessons last about two hours and are taught by a local bilingual instructor. You’ll start out with stretching on the beach to limber you up, and then be trained on basic surfing skills, safety tips and paddling techniques. When you’re ready, you’ll get in the water and practice standing up and riding a wave. The private lesson will run you $65; there are discounts if you arrange for multiple lessons.

Surf lessons at Pranamar Villas
Learn to surf on vacation at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Since the two most popular pastimes in Santa Teresa are surfing and yoga, maybe it’s time you take that vacation you deserve and visit Pranamar Villas. The beautiful Bali-style beachfront hotel in Santa Teresa has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for many years and was named a Top 5 Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica by Travel & Leisure Magazine.Surfing Santa Teresa, Pranamar Villas