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Florblanca Resort

Eco-Lodge in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Aerial view of the beaches and jungle in Santa Teresa
Aerial view of the beaches and jungle in Santa TeresaGreat surfing is just 2-3 minutes walk down the beachEnjoy a leisurely bike ride along the main road in Santa TeresaOur business room with computersGreat surf along the Santa Teresa coastlineEnjoy a tropical honeymoon at FlorblancaThe Villa living rooms open up to nature, yet remain private.Early morning beach runs or road runs for our running guestsThe shower/bath area is an open air tropical gardenTry some beachfront loungingSurfing at nearby Roca MarRelaxing spa servicesSunset sushi from our restaurantWalking 5 minutes south towards Roca Mar to surf

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About this property

Upscale, Yoga, Surf, Relax, Exquisite Dining...
How does one describe a hotel as special as Florblanca? A Truly Distinctive Hotel, where one feels equally at home holding a glass of wine, a yoga mat or a surfboard.

One of the world's most sensitive and enticing eco-climates is located in the Central American country of Costa Rica. Pressed between the Caribbean to the East and the Pacific to the West, Costa Rica offers visitors a unique glimpse of tropical climate and diverse terrain. With volcanoes, beaches, jungles, waterfalls and rivers flowing into the sea, it is indeed a land of infinite variety. We, at Florblanca, are committed to safeguarding the richness of Costa Rica's resources, its unique animals, sea life and natural habitats.

We ask our guests to embrace our eco-sensitive culture from water preservation to animal protection, to limited use of non-biodegradable materials. Florblanca's Costa Rica of today is the Costa Rica that we wish to preserve for all future generations.

The Villas
Our seven one bedroom and three two bedroom deluxe and superior villas are nestled into the jungle and designed with a quiet elegance that highlights local arts and crafts. Each individual villa offers privacy while peaking out through the colorful tropical vegetation. Each one features a spacious open air living area with comfortable seating, complete with a hand-made Costa Rican hammock for two, hanging at the dramatic opening to the lush jungle greenery. The bathroom is creatively designed in a garden setting and the air conditioned bedroom is fitted with a king size bed adorned with luxurious linens. The second bedroom in the two bedroom villas has two twin beds and a day bed.

Our Deluxe Villas I and II are situated with a direct view to the beach and present stunning views of the beautiful Pacific, just a minute's walk away. Villa 11 our "Honeymoon House" offers ultimate privacy, personal beach access, a full kitchen for dedicated chef services if desired, and a beachside palapa for napping. The upstairs king bedroom windows open wide to the nearby surf from a floral canopy deck. Crystal rolling surf adjoining lush jungle canopy captivate every visitor to Florblanca.

The reknown Pacific Coast surfing extends along our five-mile Santa Teresa Beach Break, enticing every eager surfer, novice or experienced. Costa Rica has long been know as one of the premier SURF DESTINATIONS in the world, and more recently the break at Santa Teresa has been discovered as the new place to surf. Within l00 yards of Florblanca's villa doors is a two mile break with surfing year round. Epic days are frequent and in certain seasons our swells and waves are unmatched on the Pacific Coast.

Many other surf spots are within a few minutes drive and our staff, many skilled surfers, will direct or accompany you to the best spot of the day. They always know where the waves are. We provide lessons for beginners and assistance for all who want to learn. Bring your own board if your are an accomplished surfer though we do have some starter boards for those who just want to give it a try. Close by are many surf shops for repairs, or for replacement if needed. Call and ask for one of our top staff surfers to discuss your level, what you are looking for, and the best time of year the catch it. Surfing is a Florblanca tradition and becoming a legend. Don't miss your chance and don't miss our waves. Dropping in at sunrise or sunset, the day will be unforgettable. The waves of Florblanca are waiting for you.

Honeymoons and Destination Weddings
Romance is in the air at Florblanca. For a destination wedding or a honeymoon filled with a lifetime of memories, there is no more romantic natural stage than Florblanca. Our intimate setting and natural beauty create an enchanting destination for lovers and dreamers, young and old. Sunset horseback riding on the beach, 4-wheel quad adventures and exhilarating zip line rides above the jungle canopy, hiking through the jungle to a beautiful waterfall, snorkeling or fishing in the clear Pacific waters, all await the skilled or the daring.


  • Pool
  • Luxury
  • Boards Included
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet


  • Spa
  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $425
Per Week $3,325
Per Month Call for Info


This property is 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."

This property is also located near Playa Santa Teresa. A 2km stretch of some of the most consistent beachbreak on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The beach's Southeast/Northwest orientation makes it ideally exposed to swell angles from below 195 to over 220 degrees; although it breaks best with SSW combo swells. While ostensibly a sandbar beach break, the unique bottom configuration of sand over rock reef gives form to the consistently breaking peaks for which Santa Teresa is famous. These well-groomed sandbars offer peaky, punchy rights and lefts that are just plain fun when it is under head high. But the game changes once the swell goes overhead, offering up juicy outside walls that connect into grinding inside barrels.

This property is also 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!

Surf Type

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

Surfer Reviews

Surfmatt took a Wavecation in January

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 - 12:29pm from Austin, TX

Surf Rating:

Overall Satisfaction:
Breaks Surfed: Playa Santa Teresa
Favorite Break: Playa Santa Teresa
Wave/Swell Conditions: Head high with great conditions. High tide was lumpy but mid-low tide was great.

Thoughts I want to pass on:

Florblanca is a truly special place and one of Costa Rica's best beach resorts. There is a quality about Florblanca that is difficult to put into words. The rooms, the trees, the service, the food, the beach, the pools... everything here just feels right.

Upon arrival at FlorBlanca we expected a lot but I was still blown away. The rooms are just gorgeous. The open air living room was a masterful blend of privacy and open air. The bathroom is such a thrill, to take a warm afternoon shower with cool rain falling on your head is amazing. The bathrooms are private and yet you're in an open air jungle of sorts, we couldn't get over how cool it was.

As for the surf, the beach right out front has some big rocks so I wouldn't advise surfing there. It's no big deal though because you just take a scenic 5 minute walk down the beach and you're at Rocamar (suck rock) and another 50 yards past that is two miles of Santa Teresa beachbreak. The surf there is really good and there's a lot of room to spread out. It's best suited for intermediate and up or beginners on smaller days. There are surfboards at Florblanca for you to use if needed.

Yoga is a big deal at Florblanca and they have one of the best yoga programs in the country. The yoga platform and Pilates studio are gorgeous and ocean front. This area is also good for long runs on the beach or on the main road, which is unpaved and scarcely traveled.

The restaurant on site is expensive but delicious. The menu is varied and the food quality very high. Each meal we had included tasty and healthy food with wonderful presentation. One of my favorite things about the hotel was breakfast is included. As a surfer there are few things better than waking up early at 5:30 am, surfing incredible waves for two hours and then walking 5 minutes back to your hotel where you can order anything off the breakfast menu AND a yummy fresh fruit smoothie. WOW, what a way to start the day!

In summary; if you're looking for a luxury getaway just a short walk from great surf, this is the place for you. My wife could stay here a month doing yoga each morning, Pilates, lounging by the pool, running, reading, napping in hammocks, etc. If you can afford to splurge and stay here, I'd say go for it, you won't regret it!

This is a great Wavecation for:

Short Board
Families with Kids
Families with Teens
Girls Getaway
Luxury Seekers

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Property Images

Aerial view of the beaches and jungle in Santa Teresa

Great surfing is just 2-3 minutes walk down the beach

Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the main road in

Our business room with computers

Great surf along the Santa Teresa coastline

Enjoy a tropical honeymoon at Florblanca

The Villa living rooms open up to nature, yet remain

Early morning beach runs or road runs for our running

The shower/bath area is an open air tropical garden

Try some beachfront lounging

Surfing at nearby Roca Mar

Relaxing spa services

Sunset sushi from our restaurant

Walking 5 minutes south towards Roca Mar to surf

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