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Pool and Garden
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas

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Danny Z
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
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“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.
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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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GregoRoja...
Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
“A hidden treasure at paradise”
Reviewed 5 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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Danny Z
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Learning to Surf at El Chante Surf House was incredible”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The El Chante Surf House was the perfect place to finish our trip to Costa Rica. The host and Surf instructor Fernando made our trip a truly amazing experience. The house is located right off the beach in Playa Hermoso. You can chill by the pool at the house or take a 3 minute walk to one of the most amazing beaches in the world. I highly recommend taking surf lessons with Fernando, he is truly a great instructor. I got up on my second try and progressed from an 8'6" board to a 7' board on the second day. It was really an awesome experience. I am heading back the first chance I get to chill at the surf house and and hone my surfing skills to catch the bigger waves.

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Liked best: The ease to go surfing.
Liked least: I have no complaints.
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