Early Bird Surfhouse

Costa Rica: Golfo de Nicoya

An idyllic retreat set in Costa Rica’s mysterious rainforest, consistent waves and warm 27+°C at Playa Hermosa completes this exquisite surf playground.

Perfect! by Sophie on August 27, 2015
Amazing surfhouse with a breathtaking view and such a kind crew! Loved it!!!
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Relaxed, idyllic, but not boring in the least by Patricia on July 10, 2015
I had a fantastic vacation here, all thanks to Early Bird. Bruno and Ullie are wonderful hosts--warm, kind and very relaxed. I went during the green season, and had perfect waves for learning to surf, along with a lovely instructor. It looked like more experienced people enjoyed the waves as well, albeit up the beach a bit. The surfhouse is spotless, relatively new construction, with a sleek, minimalist design and a really cool dining table (is that weird to say?). One thing to note--it was quite hot and humid, and the rooms do not have air conditioning, so if you're the sort that demands A/C, you may want to reconsider. The rooms are just the right level of spartan to give a zen state of mind--simple but not austere/institutional. Being up on the hill, overlooking the jungle and the beach was perfect--far enough out of town and away from others to feel like you're in an oasis, but without being too far from the ocean. It's possible to walk to the beach, but you may want to bring shoes a bit more secure than flipflops if you intend to do this, as it's a bit steep. I'd recommend a taxi or bumming a ride into town. All-in-all, it was EXACTLY the vacation I needed--relaxed, idyllic, but not boring in the least. Thank you!!!
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Great surfhouse! by Bonnie on March 13, 2015
I stayed there over Christmas 2014 and loved it. The owners, Bruno and Uli, are wonderful, and the surfhouse is brand new and really comfortable. Dino the chef cooked amazing gourmet dinners every night. The surf at Playa Hermosa is also great for all levels, and the surfhouse is secluded enough that you will see monkeys every morning at breakfast. I will definitely be back!
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