You can have a surfing holiday with kids in Costa Rica
Dec 26, 2013
About the Guidebook
Attracting an eclectic crowd of ex-pats and tourists from around the world, Santa Teresa has a very different vibe to the rest of Costa Rica. It's a truly fantastic place for a family vacation or even a test of a different life for a while and yes you really CAN get to surf all the time and keep the family happy
Local Knowledge & Cool Perks
Attracting an eclectic crowd of ex-pats and tourists from around the world, it has a very different vibe to the rest of Costa Rica. It's a truly fantastic place for a vacation or even a test of a different life for a while.
Having lived as an ex-pat (originally from the UK) in Santa Teresa for eight years, I have deep knowledge on what to do, when to do it and how. I can also tell you how to get the best deals, surf the best spots and keep your family happy at the same time. From local family gatherings to raw food cleanses favored by A-List Celebs to the best Yoga teachers, surf instructors and masseuses, i know it all.
Perhaps the most important consideration is when to go. Most tourists travel in the dry months from December to April. Yes it does not rain but its hot, dusty and the waves are small. Everyone who lives there favors the rainy season, the waves are better, there is NO dust, its cheaper and everyone is just on a happier vibe. Also lets get this straight the rainy season is not that rainy unless its in September or October, Ok you may get unlucky for a few days but its worth it, trust me!
There are some really good Facebook pages you should have a look at like Mal Pais Buy and Sell where you can pick up a good second hand board for around 150 USD, it may well cost you this alone to bring your board over on the plane so this is worth consideration. A second great page is Whats on Santa Teresa which has daily live updates on events and special offers.
My guide is full of useful tips and insider spots to make sure you truly have a memorable family holiday. If you happen to buy it and want to meet up, drop me a line and I will be happy to give you uptodate information on whats going on.
About the Author
I was born in the UK but have traveled and lived all over the world. My favourite place on this planet is Cape Town which is where I now call home. Before Cape Town I lived in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica for 8 years so can write some pretty good guides for there too! I work in travel, live travel and have a family of travellers who come along with me. I look forward to helping you all find and plan that next special travel experience.