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Casa Kalafken

House in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica


About this property

Beachfront Compound on Secluded Beach
Kalafken means HOUSE OF THE SEA. KA in the costarrican indigenous language Bri--Bri, means house while in the Chilean indigenous language Mapuche, lafken means sea.

Casa Kalafken is owned by a Costar Rican/Chilean family which ten years ago fell in love with this place and decide to make it their unique family getaway.They started with the Main Villa and later constructed the Private Villa El Patron and finally the open social Villa. The place is full of details which they have collected during their trips… Italy, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic…. You can enjoy the fine art collection in all the spaces, which is from the owner, a contemporary painter with several expositions on his behalf. WELCOME…..

Casa Kalafken Layout
The property consists of mulitple accommodations, 3 ocean front villas one withoOcean view. Shared amenites include a pool with gazebo, and common areas fully furnished.

Main Guest Villa
In the upper level the ¨Monarca¨ Guest Room with 2 Queen beds and ¨Morfos¨ Guest Room with 2 Twin beds/or convert to 1 King Bed. The two rooms share 1 bathroom. In the lower level ¨Ilang Ilang¨guest room with 1 full bed and a niche bed, ¨Rasta¨ guest room with 1 queen bed, they share 1 bathroom with double shower to an open garden.

Open Villa
Located a fully equipped Kitchen, dining table, safebox and a beutiful pool with an amazing extensive spaces for relax when you have 180° views of the ocean.

Behind the Open Villa ¨Caracol¨ guest room with 2 twin beds or convert to 1 King bed. Bathroom and private garden views deck.

El Patron
Master Bedroom ¨El Patron¨ with a private Open Sand Garden bathroom, 1 Queen Bed with direct Ocean View, Full Mini Bar.

Beach and Surfing
Casa Kalafken is located on a private and secluded property surrounded by palm trees and one of the most beautiful and undiscovered beaches in Costa Rica. Often overlooked by the surf-oriented travelers, the beach out front contains a giant tidepool. Exposed only at low tide, this huge natural pool is fiilled with all kinds of interesting creatures, including puffer fish and other sea life trapped here from the receding waves. If you're traveling here with the kids they will absolutely love it! Kids can learn to swim, or learn to snorkel in these protected waters while they experience sea life up close and personal.

If it's surfing you're here for, then you won't be disappointed. There are numerous breaks in Santa Teresa and we're a short walk from the Playa Hermosa surf break.


  • Pool
  • Luxury
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Yoga
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed


  • Diving
  • Spa
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife


Period Cost
Per Night $1,000
Per Week $6,000
Per Month $24,000


This property is located near Playa Hermosa. Not to be confused with other beaches of the same name, this "beautiful beach" has a wide, smooth, flat sand bottom that makes it ideal for surf lessons and beginners - on the inside. It also offers up fun, if inconsistent beach break on the outside for those lucky enough to be there when it happens! Bring the family and make a day of it - and don't forget to check out the tide pools on either side of the beach!

This property is also located near Mim's. Mim's (or Back Reef) - just 200 meters around the corner from Roca Mar is this deepwater right-hander that begins to show her stuff at double overhead and above, offering steep take-offs and long, winding walls. When all the stars are in proper alignment, this powerful reef wave can connect all the way through the bowl at Roca Mar, dropping you off breathless and stoked in the shorebreak past Casa Cecilia!

This property is also located near Roca Mar/Suck Rock. A grindy, challenging right hand reef break located at the West end of Playa Santa Teresa. It is also known as "Suck Rock," because the wave jacks up out of deep water, doubling up over a dry reef as it peels across into deeper water. Deep, spitting tubes are the reward for skirting the "Dreaded Spine."

Surf Type

  • Point break
  • Beach break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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Property Images

Enjoy a dip in the incredible pool at Casa Kalafken

Casa Kalafken Pool

Social area amidst the palm trees

Large kitchen with island

Hammock with the beach beyond

Master Guest Room ¨El Patron¨

One of Costa Rica's impressive open air bathrooms -El

Casa Kalafken Guest Bedroom ¨Morfos¨

Guest Room ¨El Rasta¨

Beach in front of Kalafka with tidepools slightlyl

Enjoy a beachfront massage, ulitmate relaxation!

The Caracol bedroom

This is the balcony of the Morfo room

Open air bathroom shared by "Rasta" and "Ylang-Ylang"

When you vacation at Casa Kalafken this tidepool is

Ylang-Ylang bedroom

Playa Hermosa Beach with the surf breaks - short walk

Open air dining room

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