9 Luxury Villas in Costa Rica For Your Next Surf Trip

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If you don’t have “Costa Rica surf trip” on your to-do list, it’s time to add it. With year-round waves, warm waters, breathtaking beaches, and friendly locals, Costa Rica is a top-tier destination for surfers.

Despite the rise in tourism over the past 15 years, you can still find incredible places to stay at reasonable prices. From charming hostels in surf hubs like Guanacaste to an array of stunning vacation rentals, there’s something for everyone, especially those seeking a touch of luxury.

These vacation rentals range from simple to extravagant, and for larger groups, you can often find spacious, elegant options at a great value. To help you start your search, we’ve curated a list of 9 exceptional rentals located at some of Costa Rica’s best surf spots.

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Luxury Surf Villa in Nosara

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THE LOWDOWN: A luxurious surf villa in Nosara, minutes from Playa Guiones and close to vibrant restaurants and shops. Nestled against a nature preserve, the villa features expansive living spaces, a gourmet kitchen, a yoga studio, and a rooftop terrace with a bar and hot tub. Enjoy a LED-lit pool, high-speed internet, and daily housekeeping. Five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and terraces offer private retreats, with the master suite boasting a freestanding tub and dual showerheads.

ACCOMMODATES: 10 guests / 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms

COST: $$$$

SURF: Just minutes from Playa Guiones, Nosara’s premier surf spot. Enjoy 7km of sandy beach breaks with consistent waves year-round, perfect for surfers of all levels. Nearby breaks include Playa Pelada and Playa Nosara.

Oceanview Design Villa at Playa Hermosa

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THE LOWDOWN: Perched on a lush mountainside, this 12,900 sq ft villa overlooks the surf break at Playa Hermosa. Accommodating up to eight guests, it features four ensuite bedrooms with ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, Bluetooth speakers, and marble finishes. Amenities include a chef’s kitchen, saltwater infinity pool, private patios, and balconies. 

ACCOMMODATES: 8 guests /  4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

COST: $$$$

SURF: Steps from Playa Santa Teresa, a prime surf spot on the Nicoya Peninsula. Enjoy diverse and consistent beach breaks year-round, suitable for all skill levels. Nearby breaks include Mal País and Playa Hermosa.

Modern Beachfront Surf Villa in Santa Teresa

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THE LOWDOWN:  A luxury modern villa with a pool and stunning views at Playa Santa Teresa. This three-bedroom beachfront gem, designed by acclaimed architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, blends minimalist modern design with indoor/outdoor living. Enjoy spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a high-end kitchen, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a terrace overlooking the pool, beach, and ocean.

ACCOMMODATES: 8 guests / 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

COST: $$$$

SURF: Just minutes from Santa Teresa and Mal País, two of the Nicoya Peninsula’s top surf spots. Enjoy a variety of warm, consistent point and beach breaks suitable for all levels. The main beach break at Santa Teresa offers punchy, hollow sandbars.

Oceanfront Luxury Villa in Playa Negra

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THE LOWDOWN: This modern oceanfront villa in Playa Negra, Guanacaste, is a luxurious sanctuary for families and groups, accommodating up to 12 guests in five spacious, ocean-view bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Enjoy a private pool, exclusive beach access, and a short walk to the waves. The area offers diverse surf breaks for all levels and activities like ziplining, horseback riding, golf, tennis, and mountain biking.

ACCOMMODATES: 12 guests / 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms

COST: $$$$

SURF: Just minutes from Playa Negra, enjoy consistent surf year-round. Perfect for all levels, with smaller waves from November to April and bigger swells from May to October. Nearby breaks include Avellanas and Junquillal.

Luxury Beachfront Modern Villa in Tamarindo

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THE LOWDOWN: A luxury beachfront villa in a private Tamarindo community. Eight bedrooms for up to 20 guests, modern island chic design, private pool, and stunning ocean views. Just 5 minutes to town. Enjoy daily breakfast, housekeeping, and surfboard storage. Perfect for large groups seeking a serene yet convenient surf getaway.

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ACCOMMODATES: 20 guests / 8 bedrooms, 8 bathroom

COST: $$$$

SURF: Just minutes from Tamarindo, enjoy consistent surf year-round. Ideal for all levels, with plenty of surf schools for beginners and top-notch breaks for advanced surfers. Nearby spots include Playa Langosta, Playa Grande, Avellanas, Playa Negra, and Marbella.

Modern Villa at Playa Langosta

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THE LOWDOWN: Bright and spacious four-bedroom villa in a private beachfront community in Tamarindo. With private beach access to Playa Langosta, this modern villa features a large backyard, pool, and indoor-outdoor living spaces. Just a two-minute walk to the beach, it’s perfect for a luxury surf vacation. Enjoy a serene retreat with nearby activities like zip lining, ATV-ing, and sailing.

ACCOMMODATES: 10 guests / 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

COST: $$$$

SURF: Just minutes from Tamarindo, enjoy consistent surf year-round. Ideal for all levels, with plenty of surf schools for beginners and top-notch breaks for advanced surfers. Nearby spots include Playa Langosta (a two-minute walk from the villa), Playa Grande, Avellanas, Playa Negra, and Marbella.

Oceanview Treehouse at Playa Hermosa

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THE LOWDOWN: An indoor-outdoor treehouse in Santa Teresa with stunning 180-degree ocean and jungle views. This modern, three-bedroom villa accommodates seven guests and is just a five-minute walk to Playa Hermosa’s surf break. Featuring an angular roof and retractable front facade, it blends seamlessly with its surroundings. Enjoy nearby restaurants or take a ten-minute drive to Santa Teresa for more dining and shopping options.

ACCOMMODATES: 7 guests / 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

COST: $$$$

SURF: Just minutes from Santa Teresa and Mal País, top surf spots on the Nicoya Peninsula. Enjoy a variety of warm, consistent point and beach breaks suitable for all levels. Playa Hermosa, where the villa is located, has fun peaks for all levels and an easy paddle-out channel on bigger days.

Modern Surf Villa in Nosara

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THE LOWDOWN: A tropical luxury villa just three minutes from Playa Guiones in Nosara. This modern home features five bedrooms, a large pool, and an outdoor cooking space. Enjoy open-plan living with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, jungle views, and easy access to Nosara’s surf breaks.

ACCOMMODATES: 10 guests / 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

COST: $$$$

SURF: Just minutes from Playa Guiones, Nosara’s premier surf spot, featuring consistent waves year-round. The peak season (April-September) brings frequent south swells. Playa Guiones offers punchy sandbar peaks and a reef break at the northern end. 

Modern Surf House in Nosara

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THE LOWDOWN: Modern surf house in Nosara, just a two-minute walk to Playa Guiones. This 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath villa blends luxury with prime beach access. It features two master suites, two chic bunk rooms, and contemporary indoor, outdoor kitchens, and a saltwater mirror edge pool with a waterfall. 

ACCOMMODATES: 6 guests / 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

COST: $$$$

SURF: Just minutes from Playa Guiones, Nosara’s premier surf spot, featuring consistent waves year-round. The peak season (April-September) brings frequent south swells. Playa Guiones offers punchy sandbar peaks and a reef break at the northern end. 

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