Funky Monkey Lodge is located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with rustic bungalows and luxury apartments. They offer and create the perfect yoga retreats, surf, or aerial silk holiday for any group.

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Lyndy Broomfield

from United States, March 2020

"Funky Monkey Surf and Yoga"

The food was amazing!!!! The beds were comfortable, and the bathrooms were rather cool. The yoga was wonderful. It was in the middle of the jungle so you could hear the wildlife during meditation. I typically did the evening yoga, which focused more on winding down for the night. I cannot recommend the yoga enough. The surfing was also great. The beach was very close, about a 4 minute walk. We even saw monkeys on the way.

Milena Carruzzo

from Switzerland, January 2020

"very nice place and delicious food but not for yoga retreat"

The place is very nice and well maintained. The food was delicious. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is good walking distance from the beach.


from France, November 2019

"For sure not the best yoga/surf retreat.. . "

Surf and yoga teachers were good.

Savanna Darby

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Low season yoga retreat "

Everything was great! The staff were very friendly and happy. Pachi made all my activities really easy to accomplish with travel, rentals, and directions. The yoga instructor, Antonia, was lovely. The food was phenomenal!!! I felt safe travelling alone the entire time in Santa Teresa. I’d recommend this retreat to anyone.

Paola Marturano

from Cuba, October 2019

"Soul retreat in Santa Teresa "

I wish I could have stayed more! Amazing place, awesome friendly staff, lovely dogs and cats, great surf and yoga instructors and last but not least.. unbelievable cuisine and cocktail bar! It’s been a pleasure meeting all of you guys! I’ll definitely come back to the Funky Monkey Lodge!

Melissa Dean

from United States, August 2019

"Week in Paradise"

I took my first solo trip for a recharge week in Santa Teresa. I cannot imagine having a lovelier place to call my temporary home during this time. The energy of Funky Monkey is relaxed and low key. Exactly what I needed! The views are remarkable and the staff is beyond amazing.

I have to give a special acknowledgment to two of the current volunteers—- Guido and Diego! These guys were so kind and welcoming that I really felt comfortable about where I was staying! They went above and beyond to make sure that my stay was an unforgettable one from advice on must sees in the area to food recommendations and really just being their genuine selves. I am extremely grateful to have met them!

Another mandatory shout-out is to Pachi, the manager of the resort. His light filled personality really illuminates throughout the whole place! The man’s energy is literally contagious. Also, I’d highly recommend at least one massage/holistic treatment session with him. He really takes the time to listen to your personal physical/mental struggles and also thoroughly and humbly shares his knowledge on health awareness both physical and mental.

Such a beautiful experience! Thank you guys!!! 🌼💜

Deborah Patacsil

from United States, June 2019

"No Worries"

No worries at the Funky Monkey. The people that hosted us, Patchi, and Nacho were so accommodating and met all of our needs. The food, the yoga, the surf, and the massage, were all the best. Making our vacation even better, was all the new people that we met that were also staying at the lodge. It was a party everyday and night. Can't wait to go back.

Jean Samies

from United States, April 2019

"Want to go back , loved it."

Everything was great. Beautiful location and maintained nicely. The yoga instructors were fabulous. Nacho got me up on the surf board too. Several days I took both morning and evening yoga classes. Older single girl traveling alone I felt very comfortable. All of the people I met were very friendly. The food was very good. I did two excursions, snorkeling and zip line as well as renting a 4 wheeler. All good times. The staff was helpful in all regards. Thankyou, Jean


from Bermuda, April 2019

"Pura Vida Forever"

Had the best time this week, my journey could not be more perfect. It was a perfect balance of socializing and meeting awesome and fun spirited people from all walks of life, as well as decompressing and focusing on my self growth. I am so excited to had tried so many new things on this adventure like surfing and ATV! The food and all the staff were amazing, extremely chill spot, loved doing yoga in class and also early morning by myself stretching. Beautiful little spot Santa Teresa and enjoyed exploring the playas and cafés and meditating to sublime sunsets. Life is carefree here always. Local people were friendly and eating at the sodas was excellent too.

Miriam Z

from Canada, March 2019

"Loved It!"

The staff was super friendly and accommodating, best surfing lessons I’ve had, Nacho is great. It’s in walking distance of everything but tucked away from the noise of the Main Street. The food was the tastiest I had in town and the room and bathroom were very clean. As someone traveling alone, it’s an ideal spot, the staff treat you like family, the communal space is very nice and allows for people to get to know each other in a more intimate setting compared to its alternative, Selina’s.


from Canada, March 2019

"Awesome surf & yoga camp!"

We loved the Funky Monkey Lodge. The surf lessons were excellent. Good quality instruction. Nacho is really patient and gives great feedback. We met fabulous people and made friends. I also loved the yoga. The food was outstanding. I wish we could have stayed longer!

Jenny Lehmann

from Canada, November 2018

"Amazing jungle retreat!"

The food was by far the best part- amazing! Loved everything about it, including the aerial silk and hatha yoga. Dorms were clean and comfortable. Post surf coconut water was a highlight!

Close proximity to everything.

Anni Kamikawa

from United States, November 2018

"Hidden Gem"

I had a wonderful experience at the Funkey Monkey Lodge! I liked that the property was off the main road and hidden up in the lush green trees. The lodge had a home feel to it. The property was clean and well kept. There were other activities available such as a pool table, ping pong, lounging area with guitars and a wonderful swimming pool. Gabi the owner was very helpful before and during our stay.

We did a yoga/surf package which also included breakfast and dinner. We had a fantastic yoga teacher (Rachel) she offered hatha/blend which left us completely relaxed after each class. Next we had 2 surf lessons with a instructor named Victor. Victor was hilarious and was very detailed with instruction on how to surf! Great experience.

Last but not least... THE FOOD! This was my favourite part about staying here! As I mentioned we had breakfast and dinner included and it did not disappoint! Gustavo and Joaquin were amazing! Cooking up some off the best food I’ve had in Costa Rica. Every morning you had 4 different choices for breakfast which always came with a fresh fruit salad. I tried all 4 options on my stay and all were fantastic. For dinner you had a choice between 3 different options. Every night they did something different. They were also very accommodating if you had dietary needs or You needed something it was no problem.

Not to mention they do sushi night on Wed&Sat nights and it’s AMAZING! And I’m half Japanese so I’m quite picky....

Rebekka Dagestad

from Norway, September 2018

Great place. Right by the beach with a nice swimming pool, amazing yoga and aerial silk studio. Really nice and helpfull staff. Great surf and yoga instructors. I loved my stay at Funky Monkey. Wish I could have stayed longer!

Yi Lin

from United States, September 2018

"Amazing experience!"

Loved my stay at the Funky Monkey Lodge! Staff went above and beyond to accommodate my needs. Like everyone mentioned, the food was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone looking to visit Santa Teresa!

Tanya Schumacher

from United States, August 2018

"Perfect escape"

I loved this place! It was just perfect for a week away. Everyone was so kind and friendly. I loved the food, too. The yoga and surf instructors were so skilled! I felt liked I really lucked out! Great place, super safe and chill for a solo traveler.

Bayla Clement

from United States, August 2018

"Yoga surf getaway "

I enjoyed the yoga classes. Food at the lodge was very good. Facility was clean. People were warm.

Madeline O'Neill

from United States, July 2018

"A Great Retreat!"

I enjoyed everything about this retreat - the yoga & surf instructors, the chefs and all the staff were really amazing. I was so sad to leave!

Jordin Patten

from United States, June 2018

Everything was great. Everyone at the resort went above and beyond to make my stay a good experience.

Cristina Longo

from United States, May 2018

"Amazing trip!!"

The food was amazing, the instructors wonderful, the location beautiful. We can't wait to go back!

Rachel Vaughn

from United States, May 2018

"A week in paradise "

I learned so much from my yoga teachers- Rachel and Lupe were both amazing and really helped me deepen my practice. The food, atmosphere and people who worked there were all wonderful. It was a chill, welcoming environment which was perfect for relaxing. They also worked with me to switch out surf lessons for SUP yoga which was the highlight of the trip for me!

Chelsey Laterra

from United States, April 2018

"Great feel of the place, very welcoming and relaxing."

The food! It was amazing! The yoga teacher Racheal and lupa were awesome and very knowledgeable and comfortable with us.

Paddle boarding was awesome out on the ocean we had coconut water for us and pineapple so delicious:)

The surf lessons nacho made it super easy to understand the mechanics of getting up on the board.

Shima Soltani

from Canada, April 2018

Everything was awesome. From the beginning I arrived staff was very helpful. They were always there for me, planned anything I required for the day (taxi, shuttle, ATV..etc.) They never forgot about anything I asked for. Surf lesson were great, I had lots of fun and I learned lots. Yoga was alright, I guess we all have different ideas and lessons at home. The food was 5* I highly recommend to purchase a package with breakfast and dinner. Every night dinner was something different. I would definitely go back there. Thank you funky monkey and all staff members for a unforgettable trip. Shima :)

Linda Robinson

from United States, April 2018

"A little oasis in Santa Theresa"

The vibe, the food, and the accommodations were awesome. It was perfect!

Cori Woolfe

from Canada, March 2018

"Paradise Found"

We had a fabulous week here! I stayed in Room 8 with my two adult daughters in March, which is high season. The room was new, clean and had air conditioning, which we tried not to use to acclimatize to the wonderful warm weather, but it was nice to have.

They had a live band a few nights at the restaurant and it was amazing! The noise was not loud or bothersome at all from our suite, and they quiet down at 10:30 anyway. It was wonderful.

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We are vegetarian with food intolerances and they accomodated our dietary needs. It’s great that they also have meat options for meat eaters. There was always plenty of food if you needed to order more.

The surfing instructors were all really positive, knowledgeable and engaged. We had instruction from Nacho and Aliyah. We also took an extra lesson and wish we could have stayed two weeks at least.

We did two “surf fit” classes with Aliyah, Yoga with Rachel and Christoph. Each instructor was unique and knowledgeable.

We also did the sunset Stand up paddle and yoga with Racheal and Nacho and would definitely recommend it.

This establishment only accepts cash but there are two banks in town. Budget extra for additional activities and professional photos by Racheal. You will be glad you did.

Farrah J

from United States, February 2018

"Amazing and wonderful "

The lodging, beds, food, bathrooms, people, location

Maria Antonsen

from Denmark, January 2018

"Great vacation"

The food was excellent - the best octopus I've ever had. The staff was all really sweet and friendly and very helpful when my flight was cancelled and the driver didn't show up and I was feeling sick. The yoga classes with Kiki and Rachel were great, and the surfing lessons with Nacho so much fun! The location is very good, shops and beach in walking distance. It is a great place for a solo traveller to meet other people.


from United States, January 2018

"Funky little gem! "

I loved the vibe of the hotel. Very casual. The yoga studio was beautiful and there were a variety of classes and times. The instructors were top notch as well. I especially enjoyed our surf instructors Nacho and Victor. The food was also amazing!

Irina Silveira

from Brazil, January 2018

"Surf and Yoga!! "

The yoga classes and surf lessons were amazing! Rachel and Kiki are calm and sweet and they’ll help everyone make theire best in yoga.

Nacho was attentive and a great surf instructor! By the end of my stay I actually could surf on my own!

The food at Funky Monkey is Just perfect! From breakfast to dinner.

Everyone in the hotel is so nice!

Great experience!

Christine Gora

from Switzerland, January 2018

Lovely location away from the beach and noise. Amazingly friendly staff who were super helpful anytime I had a question or request. The yoga instructors were some of the best I’ve had, and I enjoyed learning how to surf with Nacho and his crew.

John Ryan

from United States, December 2017

Surfing lessons were great


from United States, December 2017

"Awesome jungle surf yoga trip!"

The food was amazingly amazingly amazing!!!! Better than most restaurants

Lilly Ditzler

from Costa Rica, November 2017

"Funky Stay"

The staff was really friendly and the food they prepared was delicious!

Nacho was a great surfteacher :) and the fresh fruit after the lesson awesome! Shakycat was so adorable :)

Gabriela Montoya

from Colombia, November 2017


I stayed in a suite and it was perfect! Everything was super cleaned and the view was beautiful! The Staff was amazing, always there willing to help and since it was low season I got really spoiled with their service. The food was delicious. The surfing lessons were perfect, I loved the different yoga classes and the location is also very good, just a short walk down the hill to the center.


from Nicaragua, October 2017

"Cute jungle lodge with great food and surf and yoga classes"

The place is really chilled and the yoga deck on the hill is amazing. Both surf and yoga classes are excellent and all staff are really chilled and friendly. The food is fantastic; fresh, tasty and wholesome.

Nathalie Leroux

from Canada, August 2019

The best place ever!!!

Annie Sheehy

from Canada, June 2019

"Un séjour parfait ! "

Très belle expérience au Funky Monkey Lodge. J'ai été très bien accueillie!! Le personnel est fantastique et rend le séjour encore plus agréable. La nourriture est excellente et tous les enseignants (Yoga, tissu aérien, surf et SUP) sont très compétents!!

Je le recommande fortement.

Camille Calzada

from Mexico, April 2019

Todo el staff es excelente, te hacen sentir como en casa, logran un ambiente increíble, lo recomiendo al 100. La comida es muy rica y variada (abundante también).

Maria Cueto

from Mexico, April 2019

"Excelente!! Muy profesional y el lugar espectacular!! "

Las técnicas usadas, el nivel de dificultad, el lugar que te ayuda a conectar contigo misma y con la naturaleza, la profesionalidad de los maestros, todo muy bien organizado y la comida espectacular! Se siente un ambiente muy acogedor y cálido, te hacen sentir parte de la familia! Lo recomiendo al 100%

Martha Olaiz

from Mexico, April 2019

"Excelente integración y servicio"


Jens Burchard

from Germany, August 2018

Super Essen, entspannte Ambiente, tolle Atmosphäre und freundliches Personal