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13 reviews
Pool and Garden
Shared Kitchen
Room #1
Private Bathroom Room #1
Balcony Room #1
Room #2
Balcony Room #2
Shared Bathroom
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Playa Hermosa
The Surf
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas

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Nancy C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Relaxing and comfortable and a great location”
Reviewed 3 April 2018 for a stay in February 2018

We have stayed here before, and come back as we like Fernando and Kristie and Cuchara and the surf house and the ocean and the area. This time we spent one night in the newly added room on first floor. It was very nice -- we enjoyed the private entrance and patio. We like that the surf house is within walking distance to the beach - plus we like TP8, the restaurant at the end of the block. One of us was able to take surf lessons again. We met and shared some time upstairs with very nice people from France. We learned about Curly's ice cream rolls -- sold on the beach. There is always someone or something new in the area to learn about or meet!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Apr 2018
Yeah thanks alot my friends, these is your house, see you next year, big pura vida
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Nancy C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We stayed again -- and will again”
Reviewed 6 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We like staying here, and have stayed here numerous times. Our preference is room one, which has a private bathroom. Each year Fernando makes a change or two. We thoroughly enjoyed the hammocks in the rancho by the pool --- the shade made them the perfect spot for reading or taking a little nap. The beach, which is fabulous, is a short walk and there is a restaurant within walking distance, too. Having access to a shared cooking area / refrigerator is a definite plus, as we like to put together a meal now and then. We think Fernando is the best. He is an excellent surfing instructor -- just ask him if you wish to set up a time. He knows the best places to go, and can help you with whatever you want to plan.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Mar 2017
Thanks alot my friends
These is your place come back soon
Big pura vida
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Anniken J
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little piece of paradise!”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This is the best place to stay in Santa Teresa! I have been here twice, and I'm sure it's not the last.
It takes only a few minutes to walk to Playa Hermosa, where its perfect to surf. You can either have lessons or rent a board from Fernando. He is a great instructor!
There are a lot of activities available in the area, always something to do.
The house is clean and have everything you need. It's decorated so beautifully!
If you have any questions, or need anything they will help you. Such wonderful people, Kristin and Fernando.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nancy C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We'll stay again another time”
Reviewed 7 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This was our second time staying here. There were some improvements done outside that made it extra nice to lounge by the pool or visit with other people. Fernando is a superb instructor at surfing. He also helps you to arrange activities you would like to do or provides information --- such as the names of good restaurants. Good people, good place. We plan on staying here again.

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Danny Z
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fernando is Yoda the surf instructor. Paddle harder!”
Reviewed 1 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

I have been so fortunate that my first two surfing adventures have both been with Fernando at El Chante Surf house at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. On top of all this Playa Hermosa has such amazing waves that it is really hard to duplicate this overall experience. I was very fortunate to be catching the green waves on my second day of lessons with Fernando this December. It is truly an amazing feeling to catch that first green wave and ride it all the way into the sand. Wow!

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Liked best: The new cabana / deck / tropical vibe room behind the pool.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Christian...
Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
“THE PERFECT SET-UP FOR YOUR VACATION!!!!!”
Reviewed 28 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Just returned from 12 days at EL CHANTE SURFHOUSE and I can't recommend this place enough!. Fernando makes sure that you have everything you need at all times of the day. There is a private pool for guests which is perfect when you want to cool off or have drinks to end the afternoon. The beach is a 5 minute walk away so if you want to surf or learn to surf it is the perfect location.
The rooms have everything you could possibly need. Clean and comfortable!!!! There is also a a private kitchen available in case you feel like making food. Like I said, I've been to Santa Teresa 7 times now and this place is by far the best place to stay.

Best,
Christian

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GregoRoja...
Heredia, Costa Rica
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A hidden treasure at paradise”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This was my 2nd visit to Santa Teresa, 2nd time staying at El Chante Surf House. Apartment is fully equipped, clean rooms, internet access and positive atmosphere. Just 3 minute walk to the beach and 12 minutes from Santa Teresa downtown, El Chante is the perfect spot for an exciting surfing adventure or just relaxing by the pool a few days. The host couple is spectacular, they will guide and help you in every way possible: great surfing lessons, nearby places to visit, restaurants, secret spots, events, absolutely everything... Had a great time, and not a joke, I am already making plans to go back to once again.

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Liked best: Surfing
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
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