Me and a friend stayed here for just under 3 weeks and had an awesome time. The surf is about a 5 min away along a boardwalk through a mangrove forest.
Dan and Erica are the best hosts you can hope for, always super friendly and are ready to help with any planning/advice for the rest of your trip.
Probably the most 'pura vida' hostel you'll ever find, if you want to chill out this is the best place to be, your average day will be early surf, hammock all day, evening surf, sleep.
Erica makes really great food, there's a small food shop a 10min walk away that's relatively expensive but has all the essentials to cook, there is also a fruit truck and bakery truck that stop off at the hostel. There's also a really good burrito place close to the beach, that sells huge burritos at a decent price.
There's no wifi at the hostel but I wouldn't say that it's a bad thing as it causes people to be more social, across the street there's a hotel with wifi that you can use if you buy a drink at the bar.
Huge thanks to Dan and Erica, one day we will be back!
Henry & Sam (the brits)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Surf is a laid-back hostel/ surf camp perfect for travelers on a budget looking for a clean, safe place to sleep, surf and make new friends. Surf lessons can also be provided by our patient and experienced instructor. Casa Surf is located across the street from Cabinas la Olas, only a 6 minute scenic boardwalk stroll from the untouched beach of Avellanas. We are a far cry from the tourist mecca of Tamarindo, and we love it that way. We believe in providing a pure travelling experience for those who appreciate it most, and our accommodations reflect that. If you are looking for air conditioning, hot showers and isolation from other guests this is probably not the place for you. If you want to surf world-class waves, meet amazing friends for life and experience the true Pura Vida style of Costa Rica, you'll find all that and more at Casa Surf. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Surf Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas