One of the major sports that drive visitors to Costa Rica is surfing. Everyone from pro surfers to those who wish to learn how to surf flock to Costa Rica year round. Because surfing in Costa Rica is so popular, it is no surprise that there are a number of hostel that cater to surf minded travelers. If you are looking for hostel that are near popular surf spots and are home to a number of other surfers of all skill levels, check out our list of the top surf hostels in Costa Rica.
Hostel Solo Bueno
This cozy surf hostel, hidden within the jungle at Playa Guiones on the Nicoya Peninsula is a ten-minute stroll to the beach and a short distance to a number of area restaurants and bars. There are hot showers, two dorm rooms with bunk beds and fans, and a communal kitchen for shared meals. Guests looking to save even more money should note that the Hostel Solo Bueno is also equipped with a campground complete with a set of newly built bathrooms and dining area. Daily rates for Hostel Solo Bueno average up to $ 25 (US) during high season.
Cuesta Arriba Hostel
Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Teresa, the Spanish colonial influenced Cuesta Arriba is one of the more invitingly located surf hostels in Costa Rica. Guests feel as if they have stepped into paradise surrounded by lush palm trees complete with swinging hammocks. Just off the shore, the La Lora break boasts of being one of the best surfing hot spots. This cozy hostel offers spacious coed rooms that can house up to six guests at a time. Each room has a private bathroom, individual surf racks, safety boxes and fans. Complementary coffee and toast offered daily and Cuesta Arriba is equipped with a large communal kitchen. The lounge area has cable TV, a DVD player and a wide selection of movies. The daily rate is $12 (US) per person. Group rates are available as well.
La Botella De Leche
La Botlla De Leche is a family-owned and operated hostel with two locations within Costa Rica. One is located in the northwestern beach town of Tamarindo and the other in San Jose. The cost is the same in both locations. Guests can choose from either the shared dorm with bunk beds for $10 (US) per person, a single occupancy room for $15 (US), or a double room for $24 (US). Guests can mingle in the sitting area and share meals in the kitchen. If you are in the mood for a game of basketball, there is a court outside along with a ping-pong table if you prefer. Free Internet access is available to all lodgers.
A family run Hostel designed with the adventurous in mind. Located in the heart of Belen, and just minutes from Juan Santamaria Airport. La Lora offers three bedrooms, each with a double bed, one bedroom with a twin; one with a single bunk bed and another that features two bunk beds. The hostel public areas include the kitchen, living and dining area. La Lora offers daily maid service, but does not include breakfast. However, the facility is conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants, markets and taxis. If you are looking for clean, comfortable accommodations and a friendly atmosphere, La Lora is committed to making your visit a memorable one. Daily rates run between $ 20 – $ 40 (US).
A tropical garden surrounds Wavetrotter Hostel with beauty, which is one of the qualities that make this an ideal accommodation for Surfers. The Hostel offers a welcoming lounge area, four rooms with bunk beds, some with balconies, nice bathrooms with twenty-four hour showers and plenty of hot water. A fully equipped kitchen is also available for the guest’s convenience. For only $ 10 (US), guests enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere, excellent service, clean bath and bedrooms, and staying just two hundred meters from the most consistent beach break of Costa Rica. Wavetrotter Hostel is located in Playa Santa Teresa.
Casa del Mar Hostel
Casa Del Mar Hostel is located a hundred meters from the sandy beaches of Santa Teresa and surrounded by nature and in front of one of the best surf spots of Nicoya, Peninsula at the Northern Pacific of Costa Rica. The facility is equipped with three dorm rooms: two coed and one female, satellite TV, laundry service, a nice lounge area for socializing and making new friends. There is also a BBQ area and 24 hour security. Included in the daily rate, which ranges between $ 9 – $12 (US) is linen and Internet access. Guests can take surf lessons or rent snorkeling equipment. Once a week they offer a tour of the area.