Jared has been with Lucero from day one and therefore, he has been able to give a lot of his guests their first surf experience in Costa Rica. He knows how to make you laugh and fall in love with surfing!
Mark will show you the ropes of surfing in Santa Teresa. He'll get you comfortable in the water and teach you how to catch waves. He has surfed his whole life and teaches both beginners and intermediates.
Jen Berr Lucero Surf Retreats
Marieke and Jared were unreal hosts! From the beginning of the trip, they both made us feel like friends of theirs and constantly checked up on us to make sure we had everything we needed. They let us use their ATVs whenever we wanted to go off on excursions or to venture off to find a dinner spot (food was AMAZING btw!! Expensive restaurants,but totally worth it!). There were so many things to do in Santa Teresa and the surrounding towns; which they gave us so many tips on where to eat and the secluded "local" spots to hit up- waterfalls,snorkeling,shopping towns, bat cave,hidden beach, infinity pool overlooking coast...the list could go on! The villa was only a couple minute walk to the beach, and a great location in the town. Room was beautiful! Jared was one of the best surf instructors we've had! He always kept the lessons fun and carefree, constantly building up our confidence,and taught us how to really surf! We cannot wait to visit again soon and we thank them for truly making our trip unforgettable!
Janine P Germany
I stayed one week with Lucero and had the best time in Santa Teresa with them. The super friendly Marieke and Jered made our stay as I was with friends.
The hotel Griss was amazing: the pool, super clean rooms and good breakfast.
A Chaley New Hampshire
I booked my trip within a week of my travels and was so happy with the outcome! Marieke and Jared are both very personal, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Their responsive communication throughout my stay was super helpful, especially as a solo traveler and first visit to Costa Rica. My accommodations were just what I was looking for. Quiet, private, clean and PLENTY of surfing!!! They coordinated other amenities such as on-site massage too. An unforgettable trip thanks to Lucero Surf Retreats!! I will most definitely return.
A traveler San Francisco California
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I was a solo female traveler on this trip and met a great group of other young travelers to hang with. Jared and Marieke are wonderful and really fun people to be around. They were really helpful at showing us around town, recommending things to do and the pointing out the best restaurants. Whatever we needed, they were there for us and very accommodating. I stayed at Griss which was clean and had a friendly staff. However, I spent a great deal of time at Otro Lado and would probably choose that spot next time as I just preferred the breakfast more there =) I spent 5 days surfing and felt like the instructors were wonderful and I was really getting the hang of it by the end of my trip. I also did some yoga which had a great outdoor studio and good instructors. Overall, great time and I will definitely return!
A traveler Sudan
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Lucero Surf Retreats is a family run business that puts an intimate and tailored touch to their retreat for each and every guest. The owners are personally involved in your vacation and go to great efforts to ensure each attendee has a positive experience. Not only are Marieke and Jared great organizers and providers, but they personally spend time with every guest and go above and beyond the course of normal duties to ensure your needs are met. Staying with them was an absolute pleasure and I would highly recommend their retreat to anyone interested, especially given the remarkably affordable price and personal touch only they offer.