Santa Teresa and Mal Pais Surfing

Mal Pais and Santa Teresa Costa Rica boast various top surf spots, from challenging peak breaks and strong waves to easy going surf breaks for beginners. Along miles of fabulous beaches you can explore a new surf spot every day.



Start surfing in Mal Pais, then go to Playa Carmen to surf the beach break, then further north in Playa Santa Teresa you find a point break with more stronger waves. Still further north you will find Playa Hermosa which is easy for beginners and Manzanillo with a reef break for the very experienced surfer.

Surf Instruction

If you want to learn how to surf there is no better place to go than the Mal Pais Surf Camp. Our team of surf instructors will teach you surf etiquette and the art of surfing in a fun way and you always meet fellow surfers in our hotel to exchange experiences while having a cold beer. Learning to surf is also big fun for the whole family!

Surf Lessons start at $60 (includes surfboard). Group rates available upon request.


Board Rentals

If you just need a surf board we offer you a selection of over 100 different boards to choose from!

Surf and Boogie Board Rental: Full day $15; half day $10.
Special offer: rent for 7 days – only pay for 5 days!


Surf Camp Packages

  • $60 per person per day, includes breakfast and lodging in our shared rancho + use of surfboards
  • $80 to $125 per person per day in private cabina

Other packages available on request, just let us know about your requirements.
Group Rates Available upon request from 5 to 50 persons.

*  Rates subject to change without notice  *