Choose a Break


Eco-Lodge in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Pranamar is calm, serene and invigorating
Pranamar is calm, serene and invigoratingOur beahcfront property is relaxing and rejuvinatingWarming up before a great surf session. Notice - no crowds!Spend your week hereOur water villas have the feel of an Indonesian river villageThough we value simplicity, comfort has not been overlookedBeachfront villa with full kitchenBathrooms are often open airOur onsite restaurant, breakfast is included each dayEnjoy delicious meals all week, breakfast is includedYum!Enjoy world-class yoga instructionYoga sessions are central to your stay at Pranamar1 Yoga session is included with your stay each daySurf and Paddle board lessons for beginners

Please contact for availability.



About this property

An intimate, consciously designed oceanfront hotel recently built on the spectacular beach of Playa Santa Teresa, offers guests tropical beauty and nature in an exotic and friendly ambience. Along with world-class surfing and our top-quality Yoga classes, numerous activities and adventures await you. Immerse yourself in the beauty and ease into nature’s rhythm as Pranamar’s experienced and caring staff take care of all the details, making sure your vacation is perfect.

Pranamar’s beautifully designed open-air restaurant and tea lounge specializes in healthy, delicious cuisine using organic fruits and vegetables, local fresh fish, seafood and organic meats. We invite you to step into the rhythm of nature, breath in the energy of the sea and discover...PRANAMAR!!!

In addition to our normal rates we offer Surf and Yoga Packages, Honeymoon Packages, and Wedding Packages.  The packages are a wonderful way to combine your stay in Costa Rica with your favorite activities or special events.

Our hotel offers a variety of accommodations to fit your needs and desires: our luxurious two-story villas built around a free-form saltwater pool have private lounging areas, tropical gardens and boast spectacular views, while the ecologically-constructed bungalows offer tropical simplicity with sea breezes, spacious decks and views of the ocean

The elegantly designed villas, built with Costa Rican hardwoods, bamboo and plenty of windows and doors, invite guests to enjoy nature and ocean views in an intimate setting. Each two-story villa has two air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and plenty of decks and terraces.

Luxurious granite stone tubs surrounded by tropical gardens give a unique, exotic touch to our open-air bathrooms. Decorated with imported, hand- crafted Indonesian furniture and floating around a free-form pool, the villas create a relaxed, romantic atmosphere complimented by their natural surroundings.

All four poolside Villas include: personal pool entrance, 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, fans, screens, small bar fridge, garden bathroom with granite stone tub, laptop size security safes, Wi-Fi, and 2 kings beds or 1 king and 2 twins (depending on your preference). The two oceanfront luxury villas sit directly in front of the beach, offering uninterrupted sunset views. Also includes a full kitchen, oversized verandas and extra spacious rooms.

Our three spacious bungalows built in sustainable pinewood offer guests simplicity and comfort with an ecological consciousness. Enormous ocean-facing decks allow guests the chance to watch the sunset and relax with the ocean breeze, while a small living space with built-in sofas offers a private lounging area.

Oceanfront Bungalow 1 includes: ocean views directly in front of the beach, queen bed, garden bathroom, fans, A/C, large deck with hamack and table, small living space with single sofa couch/bed, laptop size security safe, small refrigerator  and coffee maker.

Ocean view Bungalow 2 includes: queen bed, garden bathroom, fans, A/C, large deck with table and lounge chairs, small living space with single sofa couch/bed, laptop size security safe and coffee maker.

Garden Bungalow 3 includes: queen bed, living space with single sofa couch/bed, fans, A/C, wheelchair accessible, deck with table and chairs, laptop size security safe and coffee maker.

This large two story house is perfect for families or a group of friends that want to feel at home with all the luxuries of being at a hotel. Downstairs is a bedroom, connected to a small living room and kitchen, with large windows and doors opening out to an enormous deck. Upstairs is a giant bedroom and bath with amazing ocean views and plenty of space to relax on the terrace. Sleeps up to 7 persons.

Includes: full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, fans, A/C, large deck and terrace with ocean view, and a laptop size security safe.

Playa Santa Teresa is a growing beach town that has recently been discovered as one of Costa Rica's most spectacular beach destinations. Famous for year-round surf and a friendly, chill vibe, this small village attracts visitors from all over the world who come to experience adventure and fun in a relaxed, tropical environment.

Along with the two most popular pastimes of surfing and Yoga, a myriad of other activities await you at Pranamar. Directly in front of the hotel you will find beautiful tide pools and snorkeling opportunities, while a short 2 minute walk to the north brings you to Playa Hermosa, an expansive, banana tree-lined beach great for swimming, surfing or jogging.

Easily accessible half-day adventures include: horseback riding, canopy zip lining, fishing, and hiking to nearby waterfalls or through the Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve. Also nearby are boat tours to Tortuga Island for crystal clear snorkeling dives, sea kayaking to secret caves, deep sea fishing or a visit to Rainsong Animal Rescue Center. Of course you’ll probably want to finish your day with an afternoon yoga or pilates session or a relaxing massage under the coconut palms. Either way your days can be as full and active or as tranquil as you wish.

Activity options
Horseback riding
Canopy zip lining
Sea kayaking
ATV tours



  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Luxury
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Yoga
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Gym
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet


  • Spa
  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $150
Per Week $1,050
Per Month Call for Info


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."

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.

Surf Type

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

Surfer Reviews

Surfmatt took a Wavecation in May

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 - 3:34pm from Austin, TX

Surf Rating:

Overall Satisfaction:
Breaks Surfed: Playa Santa Teresa, Suck Rock, secret spots
Favorite Break: Playa Santa Teresa
Wave/Swell Conditions: head high and glassy in the morning. Lumpy on high tide but gret with the dropping tide.

Thoughts I want to pass on:

I was really excited to stay at Pranamar after seeing their gorgeous photos. Upon first arrival it didn't quite seem as I had imagined. Not that it wasn't as good as the photos, it was just different. After the first several hours I really started to appreciate the place. The Villa we stayed in was huge (2 bedroom) with a full kitchen which was really great to be able to store and reheat the leftovers from the onsite restaurant (really yummy!).

One thing that really impressed me and was a pleasant surprise was that breakfast AND a free yoga class was included each day, what a nice touch!  The pools are very impressive, lots of free form curves and unique features. The beach out front is quiet and relaxing with lots of trees so you can actually sit in the shade on the beach.

The main surf spots are Playa Hermosa which is a couple minutes walk to the North or Playa Santa Teresa, about a 5 minute drive to the south. Pranamar is on the north end of town so it's starts getting quiet around there. The location is perfect if you're looking for yoga and relaxation, but if you want to walk to lots of shops and restaurants then you're on the wrong end of town.

The rooms were excellent. I had just come from one of the nicest hotels in Costa Rica so was ready for a letdown. However their was definitely a level of comfort and attention to detail that will satisfy even a discriminating travelers. Beds were comfy, finish out was of high quality and the outdoor bathrooms were some of the best I've seen (very popular in this region of Costa Rica).

This is a great Wavecation for:

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

Have you stayed here? Share your experience with the Wavecation community!

Property Images

Pranamar is calm, serene and invigorating

Our beahcfront property is relaxing and rejuvinating

Warming up before a great surf session. Notice - no

Spend your week here

Our water villas have the feel of an Indonesian river

Though we value simplicity, comfort has not been

Beachfront villa with full kitchen

Bathrooms are often open air

Our onsite restaurant, breakfast is included each day

Enjoy delicious meals all week, breakfast is included


Enjoy world-class yoga instruction

Yoga sessions are central to your stay at Pranamar

1 Yoga session is included with your stay each day

Surf and Paddle board lessons for beginners

New to Wavecation? We make finding surf vacations simple.

Whether you're pushing your kids into their first wave or an experienced surfer looking for overhead barrels, Wavecation is for you. Find great hotels on the beach, surf camps in Costa Rica or a luxury surf getaway in the Maldives. Start searching!


In the Press



Best Mexico Surf Trips

Popular Surf Breaks
North Shore
Playa Negra
Playa Colorado
Santa Catalina


  Fun Surf Trip Ideas
Cheap Surf Trips
Surf Trips for Divers
VW Surf Wagons
Caribbean Surfing
Tanker Surfing
River Surfing
USA Surf Vacations
Gulf Coast
East Coast



Unique Surf Trips
Great Lakes
Central America Surf Vacations

El Salvador Vacation Rentals
Photo Partner