Believe Surf and Yoga

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Believe Surf & Yoga offers customized surf and yoga retreats that connect body, mind, and nature in the wonderful beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Yoga Retreats 4

7 Days Beachfront Yoga & Surf in Costa Rica

Available from January till September

Instruction language: English

from US$1,200

Great 9/10

Based on 19 reviews
from US$1,200
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Great 9/10

Based on 19 reviews

8 Days Solo Traveller Surf & Yoga Vacation Package

Available from January till September

Instruction language: English

from US$550

Great 9/10

Based on 19 reviews
from US$550
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Great 9/10

Based on 19 reviews

5 Days All-Inclusive Surf and Yoga Costa Rica

Available from January till September

Instruction language: English

from US$375

Great 9/10

Based on 19 reviews
from US$375
Price for:

5 days / 4 nights

Great 9/10

Based on 19 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$1,100

Great 9/10

Based on 19 reviews
from US$1,100
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Great 9/10

Based on 19 reviews

Instructors 1


Lucho is a very experienced surf instructor. He is very patient and knows how to evoke confidence as well as dispel any anxiety or fears from their guests so that all will look at waves as something that's fun instead of terrifying.

Reviews 19

  • Anonymous

    November 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The food was delicious and the town is really great. Outdoor bathrooms at the funky monkey are awesome and Uki is an amazing host. The yoga classes were all very different and wonderful in their own way!

    Surf instructors are nice but didn't help me improve, if you are not a complete beginner the instructors have a hard time tailoring lessons to you. The Funky Monkey is a fun lodge but is very loud every night (until 11 pm no matter what) if you are in a bungalow anywhere near the kitchen and the breakfast crew shows up at 7 am so it is not easy to sleep outside of these hours if you would like to go to bed earlier.

  • Olivia Craven Carden Great Britain

    April 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I loved that Believe organised everything & were always there to help me with my questions! The surf & yoga was great, the accommodation was lovely & the area is stunning.


    Believe... Unbelievable!!!

    It has been an incredible trip thanks to Believe! They took care of everything including our taxis,

    ac>vi>es and our plane to get back to San Jose! The night we arrived, Mar>n and Uky kindly

    invited us to a great restaurant to welcome us! But most of all, Uky took extremely good care of

    me when I got sick. I felt more than secured and I can not thank him enough for all he has done!

    Believe is lucky to have an amazing team and we wish them all the best!

    Pura vida!

    Anne Julie and Élisabeth

  • CELINE HELIAU A Traveler

    I had a breathtaking experience at Believe !! I stayed at the Funky Monkey Lodge where Uky was wai>ng for me from the very first day :) He was making sure I was ok throughout the week and gave me lots of advice for things to do. The staff at the lodge was very friendly. Surf lessons were great !!

    Esteban was my surf instructor and he was amazing ;) The yoga classes were awesome. I fell in love with ashtanga.. Look for Christophe's classes :) Believe staff made me feel at home having dinner and par>es together. Lucio, Mar>n and their lovely girlfriends are warm and passionate people :) I met

    new friends too ;) I will definitely be back !!



    I had the best time of my life. What a great experience! Uky with Believe Surf & Yoga took care of

    everything that I needed. What a great host. He checked in after each adventure to see how my

    experience was, made sure my accommodations were perfect and took care of everything I could

    think of. Thank you, Uky. I'll def be back and send my friends. Now I really now what Pura Vida

    means. :)

  • SARAH & MOLLY BASTA A Traveler

    Perfection Vacation!

    From the moment we sent the first email inquiring about Believe we were impressed. Lucho and

    Martin helped us to plan every detail of the trip including shuttles and taxis so that we could relax

    and enjoy beautiful Santa Teresa. Once we arrived Uky made sure we were well taken care of and

    knew about all of the happenings in the area. I can't recommend them enough!

  • KEVIN QIU A Traveler

    Spring Break - surf & yoga

    I had an amazing experience with Believe - Lucho was very helpful and accommodating from the very

    beginning of the trip right until the very end. He arranged all of the shuttle buses, taxis and hotel stays so it

    was effortless travel to and from Santa Teresa. He kept in close contact with me throughout the trip giving

    me lots of advice and suggestions for things to do in town.

    I really enjoyed my stay at the Funky Monkey Lodge. It felt like I was living in a tropical forest with all animals

    hanging around. I lived in the hostel bungalow and it was one of the nicer hostels I have stayed in. It had a

    deck with the comfiest hammock. The yoga studio at the lodge is a tall wooden gazebo on the hillside - you

    can see the monkeys in the trees and you can hear the ocean while you practice! The staff were very friendly

    and humorous and the food was super fresh, healthy and delicious. My favourite breakfast item was the chia

    pudding bowl with fresh fruit.

    I am definitely visiting Santa Teresa again hopefully in the near future!


    Incredible experience!

    Wow, I can't praise this company and the experience enough! It was the first time I travelled solo and I booked it

    very last minute, and I felt reassured at every step. Believe are always in contact with you on what's app if you

    need anything at all.

    Unfortunately I got ill during my stay (a bad reaction to a bite) and Lucho came to the doctors to see/ help me

    which was so reassuring being thousands of miles from home.

    I loved the freedom of doing your own thing in the beautiful surf town of Santa Teresa, but also the opportunity to

    meet some fantastic new friends also doing the same programme and from all over the world.

    The yoga was varied- taught at two different studios close to each other and great classes for all levels.

    Our surf instructor Micky was brilliant- and I felt very safe and had a great time!

    I loved Santa Teresa and the food available throughout the town and the vibe of this place.

    Funky Monkey is a fantastic hostel with welcoming/ friendly staff that feel like friends and delicious food. It's also

    in an excellent location- two mins from other restaurants/ the beach.

    I also loved the chance to try other sports - horse riding on the beach/ paddle boarding.

    I literally can't rate my time here highly enough, don't hesitate to go- it's a special place!

  • Christie Eppler


    The vacation was a 10. Believe Yoga made the whole getaway including getting to the villa easy. They communicated clearly and helped arrange transport. Martin and Lucho were kind and answered questions. They even arranged for a dinner to help folks mingle with new friends. They are invested in their community. Lucho introduced us to a family who lives nearby and we got to talk and play with the local children for a bit. Martin and Lucho arranged for us to visit a "rodeo" - it was great to participate in games and dances alongside Costa Rican ranchers. The only thing I would change is that it would be nice to have gone to another beach to surf. It was our first lesson and the waves were tubular. We talked to other beachgoers and they suggested going to the next beach, but we stayed on the beach near the villa. However, I met my goal of being able to stand up a few times! The nearby yoga studio had a good vibe and excellent yogi instructors. It is atop a vegan/vegetarian restaurant that has excellent smoothies. This vacation is well suited for folks who want to get out in the community and not just stay at a yoga retreat center. I liked having many options for dining and we even found great coffee at the nearby Ginger Cafe. There is a great nightlife scene nearby, but the town is quiet and safe if you just want to relax. I highly recommend this yoga retreat! And I send gratitude to Martin and Lucho for an excellent, relaxing, and invigorating week.


    Good way to reboot and recharge

    First of all, everyone that I met in Santa Teresa were lovely. The town is extremely easy to get

    around and made for travellers of all kinds. Yoga instructors had many years of experience and

    corrected your posi>ons. Surf lessons were really fun. Great and healthy breakfasts in the morning.

    I recommend!


    This is truly one of my best vacations.

    Marian and Luccio are not only great surf instructors, they also go out of their way to make your

    stay comfortable and memorable. Helping with restaurant recommenda>ons and bookings. We

    even went out to dinner with them and their lovely families.

    I can't wait to go back.

  • ISALINE BADET A Traveler

    Hola ! Booking with Martin and Lucho was an amazing idea and deal. The yoga

    studios are both excellent and the surf teacher cool! The stay in the lodge is nice, the

    best food ever!!!!! And the atmosphere is relaxing and very nice. I only paid too

    much by booking the transfer with Believe so i m disappointed about that but other

    than this they take good care of you and always check how you feel. Thank you

  • ANGELA WILDER A Traveler

    I was a liOle apprehensive about traveling alone to Costa Rica, but I immediately felt welcome and safe

    with Mar>n and Lucho. They both met me at the Funky Monkey on arrival and went over what to expect

    and made sure I had everything I needed. They were always available for any ques>ons or concerns I

    might have and exuded the pura vida vibe which was contagious! My surf lessons with Mickey and Lucho

    were awesome and the yoga studios were beau>ful! The crew at the Funky Monkey were so kind and

    welcoming, and the meals were always fresh, made to order and were fantas>c. I leR feeling revitalized

    and inspired to go with the flow and follow my passion. It's so fun to be around people who love what

    they do and where they are. I absolutely recommend Believe and really hope to go back to Santa Teresa


  • Letitia Mazzaferro

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Hi, I just wanted to share what a wonderful experience I had in Costa Rica with Believe Surf and Yoga. The lodge where I stayed, The Funky Monkey, was extremely welcoming and comfortable. The staff was attentive and genuinely concerned with how my stay was going. The food there was super fresh, with many healthy options and extremely delicious. When I was booking I had many questions and emailed Martin quite a bit and he always was quick to respond. When I arrived Lucho made sure to greet me and was always available via whatsapp to answer any of my questions. He would even message me just to see if surf went well or if I needed anything, far beyond anything I would expect. The surf and yoga were great. I had never surfed before and was somewhat nervous but I had an amazing experience with my surf instructor. The yoga studio was beautiful and the instructors held some solid classes. I also took the opportunity to zip line and horseback ride, both activities I would recommend. I highly recommend Believe to anyone looking to reconnect with nature, seeking some adventure, or a friendly place to travel solo. I would go back in a heart beat.

    Letitia Mazzaferro

  • Chantale Canada


    Nous revenons de notre séjour organisé par le Believe. Lucho et Martin nous ont organisé une semaine de vacances en un temps record.Tout était au delà de nos attentes. L'accueil est chaleureux et personnalisé. Lucho s'est assuré que tout se déroule bien tout au long de notre séjour. Nous avons résidé au Funky Monkey qui est un endroit plein de charme et les employés sont attentionnés. Notre séjour a été formidable et mémorable. Vraiment Pura vida.

    Chantale et Alex

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  • Jenni North Carolina

    BookYoga Retreats website

    Martin and Lucho were very responsive during my trip and always made sure that I was looked after. The Surf instructor Priscilla was excellent. There are a variety of yoga classes available to take. The sunset at the beach is amazing.

  • Alena

    TripAdvisor website

    From beginning to end the whole experience was stress-free. Martin and Lucho have a great thing going there. The accommodation was adorable, clean and modern. There was also a kitchen which was great for if you didn't want to venture out for food. The atmosphere is relaxing and rejuvenating. A 5 min walk to the beach and 15min walk into town although there were some great restaurants just a few min walk away.

    The surfing was awesome! The guys were professional, patient and fun. I felt super safe during the whole experience. Santa Teresa was gorgeous! I hope to get back again soon :)

  • Maja M.

    TripAdvisor website

    WOW! Martin and Lucho are a dream team and the whole experience from the initial contact to the last day blew me away. Martin was extremely responsive and made sure our stay and surf camp were carefully organized and Lucho was the perfect host and instructor.

    We stayed at Lucho's/Alesandra's Ohana villas and felt like we were immediately part of the family. The villas are quiet and beautiful and one day we sat and watched a family of howler monkeys swinging in the trees. Alessandra has a beautiful candle/sculpture shop right at the property and we left having bought some gorgeous souvenirs to take home.

    Lucho and Alessandra always checked in to make sure we had what we needed and made recommendations to amazing restaurants and activities in the area.

    We will be back for sure!

  • Emanuela Mangini Germany

    BookYoga Retreats website

    I decided to book a Yoga&Surf retreat in Santa Teresa because I really needed to try a new experience on my own and have some time for myself... therefore I booked a retreat of 5 days with Believe Surf & Yoga and it was really a great experience! Martin was extremely professional in providing all important information and recommendations, and also very patient to manage all my different requests :) Lucho, who I met in Santa Teresa, was a great surf teacher, very caring of safety but also very encouraging, besides being such a joyful person that you can't help but be happy with him :) I stayed at Meli Melo, which was a cozy and central accommodation, while I took yoga lessons at Nautilus (being a beginner, I particularly enjoyed Jessica's lesson). I'm writing this review almost 6 months after I left Costa Rica and I guess that it's even more valuable thanks to the memories and the good feeling that this experience has left in my heart. It's a well-being mindset that will come back every time I think of that trip and of course I can't wait to go back there. Pura Vida!

  • a traveler United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    I booked a surf and yoga package with Believe and couldn't be happier with my experience. Throughout the communication with Martin, Luciano and Co. was clear, warm and extremely helpful. They assisted with setting up my surf lessons (Mickey was a super instructor), yoga classes, canopy (zipline) excursion, flights and car bookings. There was literally not a single hitch in the entire process and I left Costa Rica a happy girl. Extra recommended. I travel a lot and expect a certain amount of difficulty in trips to more off the beaten path locations, but I had absolutely no issue in my dealings with Believe and they went out of the way to assure me that they had everything in hand. They also rec'd a couple of local sodas that I really enjoyed. Would definitely ask them to help again if I return (fingers crossed) to Santa Teresa.

  • a traveler Canada

    TripAdvisor website

    It was very easy organizing our surf & yoga retreat thanks to Martin and then Luciano once we were on the ground. We loved our accommodations at Otro Lado, our diverse yoga teachers (merci beaucoup Christof!) and especially learning how to surf! As first-timers, Luciano made it super straightforward and tons of fun. Also made great recommendations in the area to eat, beach, etc. Thanks to them we had an amazing time in Santa Teresa living the pura vida :)

  • Petrie Colorado

    TripAdvisor website

    Where to start? From our first email to the end of our stay, Martin and Lucho treated us like VIPs every step of the way. Communication was fast and easy, their accommodations are beautiful, the surfing and yoga were amazing, and we left feeling energized and refreshed.

    My wife and I did our booking through Martin for her birthday trip. He was very accommodating and easy to work with. His friendliness and enthusiasm were what convinced us to book with him and not another group. We are so glad that we did!

    Believe booked our ride to and from the tiny airport in Tambor to the apartments in Santa Teresa. We met Luciano (Lucho) at the gates and he was so warm and friendly that we knew our stay was going to be epic. We had booked 3 surf lessons and five yoga lessons but ended up surfing all five days it was so much fun. If Lucho is available to teach you how to surf, he really knows his stuff. We had only taken one lesson previously, but before we knew it, we were up and surfing! He even got us some great shots on our GoPro so we could show our friends! The restaurant recommendations were all spot on. For such a tiny town, they have some amazing restaurants!

    If you could give more than five stars for our stay we would not hesitate. We highly, highly recommend Believe Surf and Yoga to all of our friends. In fact a week after we got back, a friend of ours decided to book with them as well! We know they will not be disappointed.

  • a traveler Mexico

    TripAdvisor website

    I found out about Believe through their Instagram account and from the moment I reached out to them we were in constant communication (skype and email). They helped me tailor the sort of trip I wanted: surf and yoga lessons and a nice room that made me feel like I was in the middle of the jungle. Lucho is a great surf coach, from safety tips to technique and enthusiasm! You surf on a beach 15 minutes away from Santa Teresa. There is nothing there but jungle, sand and the ocean. The water is warm. The boards are designed for you to really learn how to use them, like where to stand and very stable so you can actually pop up. Lucho and Martin make sure that your needs are covered. They contacted me with an excellent massage therapist and recommended places to eat.I had the best time and considering going back next year. If you want to be in a magical place, get great surf coaching, eat good food, do yoga surrounded by tree tops then I highly recommend you book Believe. Son lo máximo.

  • a traveler Texas, USA

    TripAdvisor website

    he lodge was awesome. Went with a friend and we had a great time. Morning breakfast was awesome. Area was serene and clean. Pool was great. Very good location. Yoga facility was on a rooftop and amazing. Lucho was the best surf instructor out there!!!!

  • Jame

    TripAdvisor website

    Great surf and yoga. Lucho is very professional , always on time , make sure you are all set and a great instructor. The hotel was beautiful clean close to water but far from the local downtown. But still close to some bars. Make sure you know if you like to be close to water or to the restaurant & bars.

    So ask for location of where you stay. They are very Honest and there is no surprise. You enjoy your stay for sure. Thank you Lucho :)

  • a traveler California, USA

    TripAdvisor website

    Lucho was super helpful from the get go, he came to meet me at the funky monkey lodge the day I arrived and set me up with my yoga classes and surfing lessons. The lessons were really well done and Lucho is a wonderful teacher. I was doing pop-ups on the regular by the end. We even saw turtles hatching on the beach and breaching the ocean, special indeed. Overall, I'd suggest taking up Believe surf and yoga any day - they are run by good people who want to make sure visitors appreciate Costa Rica for its beauty and richness. Pura Vida indeed!

  • a traveler Canada

    TripAdvisor website

    It was very easy organizing our surf and yoga retreat thanks to Martin and then Luciano once we were on the ground. We loved our accommodations at Otro Lado, our diverse yoga teachers (merci beaucoup Christof!) and especially learning how to surf! As first-timers, Luciano made it super straightforward and tons of fun. Also made great recommendations in the area to eat, beach, etc. Thanks to them we had an amazing time in Santa Teresa living the pura vida :)

  • a traveler United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    I booked a surf and yoga package with Believe and couldn't be happier with my experience. Throughout the communication with Martin, Luciano and Co. was clear, warm and extremely helpful. They assisted with setting up my surf lessons (Mickey was a super instructor), yoga classes, canopy (zipline) excursion, flights and car bookings. There was literally not a single hitch in the entire process and I left Costa Rica a happy girl. Extra recommended. I travel a lot and expect a certain amount of difficulty in trips to more off the beaten path locations, but I had absolutely no issue in my dealings with Believe and they went out of the way to assure me that they had everything in hand. They also rec'd a couple of local sodas that I really enjoyed. Would definitely ask them to help again if I return (fingers crossed) to Santa Teresa.

  • a traveler Colorado, USA

    TripAdvisor website

    From the first inquiry to Believe Martin was a star! I was traveling with 5 people of varying interests and skill. The task of pleasing everyone seemed effortless working with Martin, which made my whole vacation! He managed to organize our every desire in a few short emails. Believe is better than rest for many reasons, but this is the most important: They understand that there is no 1 trip package that is good for everyone, so they build your vacation around your wants and budget. Amazing!

    Martin and Lucho made us feel welcome, were accommodating to our every whim and always made sure we were having the most satisfying experience possible. What more could you ask for, really? Lucho organized surfing, deep sea fishing, zip lining, Montezuma, recommendations and rides to restaurants, etc. The care and dedication to your trip is tops.

    Lucho is the best surf instructor! My experience with extreme sports and putting myself in harms way, especially in the water, made me a little more cautious than I needed to be, but Lucho was patient and confident in the water and my fears were dispelled by the second wave. I believe!

    If you have a chance to go to Santa Teresa, go! And when you do, contact these guys and let them make your experience the best trip you could possibly imagine!

  • Shawn M. Canada

    TripAdvisor website

    From helping me plan my trip to suggesting places to see and activities to do, Martin and Lucho from Believe were amazing. Could not ask for more. They greeted me when I arrived and grabbed a bite and a drink with me and made sure that all my needs were met along the way. Lucho was a great surfing teacher and surfing in the morning with Lucho and Alex was really cool. I recommend Believe to anyone looking for an amazing time in Santa Teresa. Thanks again guys! See you soon!

  • Reesa Riley

    BookYoga Retreats website

    I had a great experience with Martin and Lucho, many thanks for making a solo trip to a foreign country as easy, enjoyable, and safe as possible. I highly recommend using Believe for visiting Costa Rica as I will use myself again when I come back. Thank you !

  • Felicitas B. Argentina

    TripAdvisor website

    I can not wait to go back! Paradise itself! People, beaches, the food, everything is amazing. I recommend it 100%!

  • Stefania and Nik Canada

    TripAdvisor website

    Martin and Lucho at Believe are a dynamic duo, who are not only exceptional at what they do but are also great guys who have a genuine love of the pura vida! They helped make our experience in Santa Teresa as authentic as possible, recommending restaurants, bars, outdoor activities, etc, and were available to us any time we needed them, both before and during our trip. We fell in love with surfing in great part due to Lucho's personable teaching style and extensive experience with Santa Teresa's surf. Believe's customized service model and blend of surf, yoga, and outdoor activities was exactly what we were looking for. We would recommend Believe and Santa Teresa more generally to anyone looking for an authentic, adventurous trip in a stunning location! Thanks again Martin and Lucho!

  • Elisa

    TripAdvisor website

    Will start by saying that this was the most memorable and best life experience I have had (and needed). Martin and Lucho from Believe Surf and Yoga Retreat go above and beyond in every aspect to make sure you enjoy your stay from beginning to end. Right from the beginning when booking your holiday, Martin is there helping you plan out your vacation and making sure you are ready to arrive in Santa Teresa with everything you need. Martin made sure to check in via email/sykpe right before our arrival to make sure we had what we needed and we knew where to go. I knew that we were in good hands and that the guys had our best interest and mind and wanted to ensure we would have the best experience ever! And when I met Martin in person it felt like old friends saying hello. Lucho, the best surf coach and such a positive person who encourages you to be the best that he knows you can be. Very professional, helpful, encouraging and dedicated to his clients. He had me up on the board on my first lesson! I was addicted to surfing instantly. With each lesson Lucho pushed my limits and he was as determined as I was to see me succeed, and I did! Lucho picked us up everyday for surf with water and snacks for after our lesson, which is great because you are thirsty and hungry after a great workout in the water! But aside from that, if you need anything, Lucho is there to help you and make sure you have what you need. We appreciated everything he did for us. It really was like hanging out with a friend. He's always smiling and laughed at my jokes, which are not always funny :) Tule is a master of photography capturing my best moments on the board as well as the funny little moments in and out of the water. Having him there taking your photos you can be sure that you will walk away with the great memories of learning to surf with Lucho. Not to mention that he has a great sense of humour and an overall good person. If you decide you want to take home these photos, make sure you take care of him for his great work! Yoga first thing in the morning with Daniel really put my day on the right path. I am a beginner with yoga and Daniel's classess accomodate all levels. So don't worry if you're not a yogi. You can do it! And trust me, yoga helps with your focus and surf! Highly recommend! I cannot say enough about the experience I had in Santa Teresa and with Believe Surf & Yoga. I will definitely return and use Martin and Lucho's services again. Pura vida!

    Some helpful tips in Santa Teresa:

    Transportation: I recommend having Believe coordinate your private shuttle to and from Sanata Teresa. It was once less thing to think about. Getting around Santa Teresa...walk where you can but if you need transportation you can rent an ATV or use taxis.

    Food: You have the option to have your meals included in the package. I did opt in for breakfast, lunch and a couple of dinners. Next time I will go without. There are so many cafes and restaurants in the area. Mafra's cafe in the morning for the best coffee and pastries. Fresh pizza is made everyday which is very yummy! There is also the Ginger Cafe which is further down the road. Special dinner out perhaps? Check out al chile viola. Italian owned restaurant with fresh pasta made daily...most amazing food and atmosphere! Staff was really friendly...even met a Canadian that worked there! Katana is a great Asian cuisine. The food really is spectacular! Very comfortable and fun atmosphere. And don't forget the local food. There are little restaurants around that serve real Casado and are much less expensive than the tourist places.

    Grocery: The super's (market) are located throughout the strip. Wine, bottled water and snacks for your room...anything you need you will find it there. The one I found with the most selection is located across the street from Hotel Tropico Latino.

    Banking: There are two ATM's in the main part of town. BCR will allow you to withdraw either US dollars or Colones. If you need to go into the bank for any reason make sure you have your passport with you. Also if you are going to use your credit card ;) Oh and to get back from the ATM to your hotel...around the corner from BCR are taxi's. The guys will be sitting at the corner....just ask.

  • a traveler Canada

    TripAdvisor website

    Martin and Lucho took care of every detail to ensure my friend and I had an exceptional holiday in Santa Teresa from the hotel details, transportation, surfing/yoga, dinner recommendations and more and more! This trip was so amazing thanks to these two that both my friend and I started planning our next trip there almost immediately after returning home! Can't say enough great things, thank-you Lucho and Martin and see you soon!

  • Valeria O. Argentina

    TripAdvisor website

    This is my second year in Santa Teresa and don't regret it! I went there specifically to improve my surfing. My instructor this time was Miki and he's great. He pushed me to the limit, I loved it! Thank you Lucho for accomodating us again, for your endless smile and great service. I hope to see you again next year.

  • Jose P. Germany

    TripAdvisor website

    Lucho classes were exactly what I needed to learn to surf. They have a lot of patience, but at the same time they want you to learn and enjoy the full experience. Meet unique beaches! Also, we were in Ohana they are an absolutely dream towns in which I struggle owns. I met many parts of Santa Teresa, and really Ohana is the BEST.

  • Fede

    TripAdvisor website

    Nothing to say, only praise OHANA and all his crew, a success, it is difficult to leave. Thanks for everything!! Big greetings. Pure Life!

  • Dennis Israel

    Trip Advisor website

    We had our first 5 lessons with Luciano really professional and fun, taught us a lot and managed to surf on big waves after just 2 lessons! He also picked us up from our hotel and we met with him again just for fun. Will take him again next time I visit here for sure! Highly recommend to surf with him.

  • a traveler Argentina

    TripAdvisor website

    Martin and Lucho thank you very much for the best holidays ever. I stayed for 15 days in Santa Teresa and I still feel that was not enough. Great life experience, best beach ever! Thank you again for all your dedication, I felt like home! Wonderful people. Ohana Village, 5 stars, NBA!

  • Jennifer P. California, USA

    Trip Advisor website

    Wonderful people, great surfing, yoga and more. Lucho is a superstar! Went on a girls trip and had a wonderful time.

  • Ginny United States

    TripAdvisor website

    I contacted Believe Surf and Yoga as a last minute solo traveler and they gave me the trip I was hoping for and more! I achieved my surfing goals, thanks to Lucho's fabulous instruction and had a great time in Santa Theresa thanks to them arranging my stay from Canopy tour to a roof over my head, yoga and massage. I would strongly recommend contacting them and I look forward to using them again on my next trip to Santa Theresa. Thank you Martin and Lucho!

  • Carl Svangtun

    Believe Surf and Yoga Facebook page

    A huge thanks to Martin and Lucho for organizing our customized yoga, surf and relax vacation in Playa Santa Theresa. It was cost effective and everything we expected and more. Martin took the time to understand our wants and delivered. I have been told that if you are going to learn how to surf (especially as an old man) you better have a good teacher. Well Lucho had me up on the board the first day and by day three I was consistently paddling and catching waves on my own! Thanks Lucho, you're the best! Video to follow!

  • Michelle United States

    TripAdvisor website

    The team at Believe exceeded all expectations from beginning to end! What an amazing and relaxing balance of yoga, surf, and delicious food recommendations. Surf instructors, transportation and hotel accommodations were all on time and prepared with everything we needed allowing us to relax and have fun! Couldn't have asked for a better trip. Can't wait to go back!

  • Sarah

    TripAdvisor website

    I planned to go on a solo trip to Santa Teresa and spent 6 days there. Lucho coordinated everything for me for my stay, including surf lessons, yoga classes, zip -line, and my stay at the Funky Monkey Lodge. He ensured there would be many friendly faces at the lodge, and I met another solo traveler there who I became friends with. We were able to do most of our activities during the week together and have a lot of fun.

    Lucho was there to greet me the day I arrived. He gave me all the information I needed about where to go and what to do while I was in Santa Teresa. He also taught my surfing lessons and arrived each day to pick me and my fellow solo travel companion up for our quick trek to Playa Hermosa. He came each day with a warm greeting, water, snacks, and a lot of enthusiasm. We were up and surfing during the very first lesson!

    Lucho is passionate and inspiring. If you book with Believe Surf and Yoga you will feel as though you already have a friend in Santa Teresa.

  • Emilie United States

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    I went with a group of friends for a week of surf, yoga, and relaxation. Lucho and Martin were excellent guides and hosts; everything ran so smoothly! I have been recommending everyone I know to use them for their next trip to Costa Rica! The dinner recommendations from Lucho were also a highlight of the trip!

  • Gweneth

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    Believe Surf and Yoga made my trip to Costa Rica amazing! I went with five girlfriends to surf, do yoga, and relax on the beach, but I got so much more. Martin and Lucho were incredible hosts and guides. From setting up surf lessons, providing surf boards and rash guards, to dinner recommendations (which were all delicious). These guys do it all! I came back from my trip wanting to go right back to Santa Teresa. I highly recommend going to Believe Surf. They will help you plan everything and make sure your stay in Costa Rica is one you will never forget.

  • Blaine Anderson United States

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    The Believe team helped me plan a comprehensive trip for myself and 5 girlfriends to the beautiful Santa Teresa! Our trip included our hotel, transfers, surf lessons, zip lining, spa services, and yoga - everything went seamlessly. They were so helpful throughout the planning process and while we were traveling, they even assisted in making dinner reservations, by the way, all the meals we had were delicious. Our surf instructors were awesome and we all left with a greater knowledge of surfing and yoga. I couldn't say enough great things about this trip, Santa Teresa, and the Believe team (shout out to Martin and Lucho!). Overall, best girls trip ever!

  • a traveler United States

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    Recently returned from a 7-day Costa Rican ladies vacation. Bottom-line, I have never felt so relaxed in such a short time, while also challenging myself to new experiences. Martin helped 2 friends and I arrange our trip. He was very prompt and answered our million questions via email and skype. We arranged a modified tranquility package, staying in a 3 bed garden bungalow for the week, including surf and yoga lessons, canopy tour (zip-lining), massage, meals, and more. Once on the ground and in Santa Teresa, Lucho was our go-to guy. He is charming, knowledgeable, and prompt. Lucho was also our surf instructor with two other great guys (Esteban and Lorenzo). They were patient and calming. While I never was able to stand up, I never felt bad or in competition. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Believe with Martin and Lucho! I am trying to figure out when I can get back to Santa Teresa as I write! Pura Vida!

  • a traveler United Kingdom

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    The Believe guys only have five star reviews for a reason. They absolutely make any trip the best it could possibly be. Martin organized my accommodation and activities via email and Skype in the months before I arrived in Costa Rica and I already knew I would be looked after. In Santa Teresa Lucho was the best host ever

  • a traveler United Arab Emirates

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    Believe makes your holidays the best one! I visited Santa Teresa some weeks ago. Before going, I contacted Believe, they planned everything for me: accommodation, logistics, surf, and yoga lessons. They share several holidays packages and I chose the one that better fit my timings, will, and budget. Thanks for helping me learn to surf, as I thought I was never ever going to learn it!

  • Simon Lowe United Kingdom

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    Favorite place ever! I had the best experience at Believe Surf and Yoga. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. Its suitable for surfers and yogis of all levels. The setting is so beautiful and picturesque, I will most definitely be returning as soon as possible. Thank you so much to all the brilliant hosts!

  • Flor C. Argentina

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    I fell in love Santa Teresa! The combination of yoga and surf in these divine beaches, is perfect and makes you want to never leave. It was the first time I went surfing, and Lucho classes were excellent! I can not wait to go back, and recommend it to everyone. The experience is magical! Thanks for all the recommendations Believe - Surf & Yoga. Pura Vida!

  • Gianpaolo New York, USA

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    Best surfing in Costa Rica. Ask for Lucio, fun, great attitude, amazing with kids, and great instructor. Pura vida

  • Erin T. Canada

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    We took surf lessons with Lucho and were very satisfied and impressed with the level of service - he is a talented teacher! There were three of us and all of us were able to make it up onto the board on our first tries in the water and by the second lesson we were able to surf completely on our own. He was also very helpful when it came to suggestions about what to do and where to go in Santa Teresa and pointed us in the right direction when we wanted to rent boards and try a solo surf. If we are ever lucky enough to return to Santa Teresa we will absolutely get in touch with Lucho for a refresher course. Pura vida!

  • traveler Switzerland

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    Best vacation ever! Perfect organization of the whole trip and very good recommendations. Hotel Tropico Latino, where I stayed, is a beautiful boutique hotel next to the beach. I had great yoga lessons, every day at the beach of the hotel. Lucho is the perfect host, you get a local cell for calls, and he knows everything about and around Santa Teresa. He is the perfect surf coach, a lot of patience also for beginners! Taxi to the beach, water, snacks, and la pipa (coconut) included! Santa Teresa is a nice little town where you find all kind of restaurants, cafes, and bars, very relaxed! I can only recommend Believe Surf and Yoga, the guys made my stay a fantastic experience and I will definitely go back!

  • Morgan T. Thailand

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    Amazing! We booked the Hang Out package and Martin was so helpful to organize as much as possible before our stay. He gave us loads of information and was really great at customizing the package to our needs and interests, especially as we were quite picky! Santa Teresa is a beautiful place, truly paradise and it was even better than Martin and Lucho said it would be, we cant wait to come back. We saw monkeys and birds and iguanas from our room! The accommodation that the guys booked for was exactly what we wanted; close to the beach, great amenities and lots of privacy, personally the hammock was my man cave to retreat to after surf. The welcome pack was a nice touch too. Lucho really made the week for us. He gave us a great overview of the town and advice on food and coffees etc. He also gave us a local phone to contact him on which was super helpful when we jumped in the wrong taxi and Lucho had to translate as we negotiated with the driver! He also arranged other activities like canopy zip lines for us and transport. The surf lessons, amazing! Lucho is a fantastic instructor, very patient and really positive which is as important for something as tricky as surfing! I had some experience and he stripped all of my bad habits away, I've been carving up the waves ever since! My girlfriend was a complete beginner and Lucho had her surfing consistently within four or five attempts! We also had a few snacks during the lessons for energy. The yoga classes were in a little hotel nearby and the variety of yoga instructors was great for us. We came away from our stay with the skills of surfing and yoga, a great week, and surfing pictures and memories that we'll always treasure. I would definitely recommend Believe to anyone interested in an amazing beach holiday. Martin and Lucho made our stay far better than we imagined, if you're thinking about booking with Believe, hurry up and do it!

  • Kmishe Argentina

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    Great experience! Personally, I'm not the athletic type of person and thought this extreme sport would be too much for me, but Lucho proved me wrong! He clearly, patiently explained the surfing technique and safety guidelines, and on the first class I could already surf some waves! After just 5 classes, this is now one of the few sports I truly enjoy and will continue practicing whenever I'm given the chance. Surf is very fun to do with family or friends. 10/10 would recommend and will definitely be coming back for more.

  • Hernan VW. United States

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    An amazing experience! I was fortunate enough to have Believe Surf and Yoga on the planning of my Costa Rica surfing trip. Martin and Lucho are both incredible hosts and know very well the area (adding to their great surfing skills). This is the perfect way to travel, relax, meet friends, and have an amazing time. Its always comforting to know one can travel in paradise with everything taking care of. Believe and you'll end up surfing and doing yoga like a pro! Pura vida

  • Agancedo

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    Best trip ever. Although our trip wasn't planned with many expectations being the first time traveling to Costa Rica, we had the time of our lives. The combo of experiencing the deep surrounding wilderness with the comfort of perfect accommodations was unique. It gave us, as a couple, the possibility of being adventurous while keeping all the luxuries in hand. And this, believe me, is the key to success in a couples trip. Our aim was to find a place to rest our minds and bodies from everyday life. Of course, I began surfing, fishing, and hiking while my wife was practicing yoga, reading, or sun tanning. By the end of our trip, she was surfing, fishing and hiking by my side, and me practicing yoga, reading and sun tanning by hers. The friendly staff was fantastic at all times which made our stay even more relaxing and worries-free. I've been surfing for 24 years now, traveling with my wife around the world for the past 15, searching for perfect waves. In all these years, she had never even tried surfing. As Santa Teresa has a very broad variety of wave types, suitable for beginners or advanced surfers, she finally took the big step of trying a couple of lessons with some of Believe's instructors. She was amazed, and quickly became addicted to this mind blowing sport. From now on she no longer accompanies me in my surf trips, we live them together. I recommend Believe Surf and Yoga as a must do experience.

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