Hotel Meli Melo
Per night from USD $60
Located in the heart of one of the most pristine parts of tropical Costa Rica, Hotel Meli Melo is the perfect place for those seeking a true surf-adventure getaway. Just steps away you’ll find consistent beach breaks, bordered by lush rainforests teeming with wildlife and plenty of places to explore in the nearby national park. Its location on the main street of the vibrant surfing village of Santa Teresa gives you access to plenty of restaurants and cafes, surf shops and a taste of simple Costa Rican nightlife. The vibe here mirrors that of the eclectic local community, all the way from its brightly coloured rooms to the convenience of a communal kitchen and the benefit of free cruiser bicycles.
A space renowned for its laid back atmosphere and welcoming vibe
Located in the vibrant surfing village of Santa Teresa
Surf best between May and November when the southerly swells push in
Must visit the first national park to be established in Costa Rica, Cabo Blanco
Playa Santa Teresa
Good lefts and rights at this hollow beach break. Tends to pick up more swell than nearby breaks and holds shape better at low tide.
Stretch of beach offering some of the most consistent conditions on the Pacific Coast. A variety of sandbars have formed creating a pounding and tubular beachbreak.
La Lora Amarilla
Considered one of the top five surf spots in Costa Rica. Its name is derived from an oceanfront bar which was called La Lora Amarilla by the locals. The wave is hollow; A shaped and breaks in both directions during the low tide. When the currents are strong and the tide is high, the wave can create a large wall of water up to 150 meters! La Lora is free from rocks; features perfectly shaped consistent waves making itself a most favored surfing destination.
Features an amazing beach breaks with various peaks that break right and left. The swells are of excellent height and are headed from both south and north. The multiple peaks help in dispersing the people making the point less crowded. Playa Carmen has sand bottoms and waves with a longer right break and a short left break. The waves are very easy to surf making the beach a suitable place for novices and beginners.
Punta Barrigona is a rocky reef break with a long left hand that turns into a massive hot dog wave. It is only suitable for advanced surfers.
Rock formations, overhead swells and infrequent breaks make Maz Azul really appealing to pro surfers who are looking for a daring challenge. The swells have both right and left breaks and multiple peaks. The beach break is only recommended to professional surfers.
Pricing & Packages
7 nights from USD $420
Standard rooms are located on the ground floor, they all offer simplicity, comfort and privacy with their own private terrace and patio. Rooms feature a queen size bed or a queen size bed + a single bed (on request), private bathroom with hot shower, air conditioning, safety box and free WIFI. You have access to the shared kitchen also.
7 nights from USD $560
Apartment's are located on the back of our property and on the first floor. They feature an independant bedroom with a queen size bed and air conditioning, a living room with 2 single beds, a bathroom and an open air fully equipped kitchen.
The apartment can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons, it's perfect for a family or friends who wants to feel at home with comfort and privacy.
7 nights from USD $630
Family rooms are located on the ground floor, they all offer privacy with their own private terrace and patio. Family rooms feature a queen size bed and 2 single beds, a private bathroom with hot shower, air conditionning, safety box and free WIFI. Family room are perfect for a family or groups of friends. You have access to the shared kitchen also.
Hotel Meli Melo you’ll find consistent beach breaks, bordered by lush rainforests teeming with wildlife and plenty of places to explore in the nearby national park. Quaint and modest accommodations await at Meli Melo, a space renowned for its laid back atmosphere and welcoming vibe. Its location on the main street of the vibrant surfing village of Santa Teresa gives you access to plenty of restaurants and cafes, surf shops and a taste of simple Costa Rican nightlife. Meli Melo mirrors that of the eclectic local community, all the way from its brightly coloured rooms to the convenience of a communal kitchen and the benefit of free cruiser bicycles. Meli Melo has the added benefit of parking, a shared kitchen, a lush tropical garden space and laundry service.
Enjoy a spectacular horseback ride through the stunning Costa Rican jungle and later watch the sun set over the water. A day trip to kayak hike and explore a beautiful tropical island, some 50 minutes from Mal Pais with the option to stop and snorkel and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch on the island. Support a sustainable ecological haven while gaining an up and close experience with some native wildlife, including plenty of monkeys. Fantastic dive sights await at Isla Tortuga, most famous for three sunken shipwrecks, its volcanic formations, spotted eagle rays, turtles, stingrays and many species of eels. Fall in love with the beauty of three large interconnected waterfalls in the jungles on the outskirts of Montezuma, some 30 minutes away.
The first national park to be established in Costa Rica in 1963 by Swedish couple, Karen Morgen-sen and Olof Westberg. Now a 1250-hectare home to hundreds of animal and plant species, beautiful coastlines, and thick jungle, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Nicoya Peninsula. Previously an “Absolute Nature Reserve” (restricted to scientists and park rangers), it is now open to the public on the defined trails. This is a great place to hike, beachcomb, and watch for birds and other wildlife. Note the park is closed Mondays and Tuesdays in order to minimize the impact on the park.
Santa Teresa’s consistent A-frame is on your doorstep and a range of different waves in the vicinity. You can surf virtually every day of the year in Santa Teresa as the conditions are highly consistent and vary from epic offshore days of top to bottom barrels to soft rolling beachies perfect for beginners sneaking through on the inside. On the low tide, and on the right swell, Santa Teresa can rival any world class beach break, but for the majority of the year you will find super fun waves just steps from Meli Melo. There is also an abundance of other beach and reef breaks within easy reach, either through a short bike ride or bus drive. You can take a walk to Playa Carmen or ride one of the complimentary cruisers to Playa Hermosa just 20 minutes away, and well worth the move if you score it on a good day.
Santa Teresa is a growing hub for yoga and wellness centered lifestyles. A number of expats have established world-class yoga shalas, massage centres, pilates studios and a few gyms to suit travelers seeking a healthy escape. Meli Melo offer a relaxing massage service, either in the privacy of the hotel space or on the beach at sunset.