6 Best Places to Surf And Stay In Quepos, Costa Rica - Updated 2024

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Are you a surfing enthusiast in search of the ultimate destination? Look no further than Quepos, Costa Rica! Located about three hours from San José, this town offers some of the best surfing in the world, plus several other water activities such as sport fishing and whale watching. Not to mention that the native cuisine in Quepos is out of this world, including traditional specialties on the Pacific Coast such as ceviche, casados, and fried snapper. When not surfing, take in the beautiful views at Paradero Nahomi, El Malecón, and Playa Linda. With all these to explore and the beaches nearby, visiting areas with cozy accommodations and surfing amenities would be a fun way of spending your vacation. So, check out these best places to surf and stay in Quepos, Costa Rica, for an adventure of a lifetime!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and location with easy access to surfing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Vista Oceana (from USD 464)

Experience the ultimate luxury escape at Villa Oceana. This exquisite home offers a stunning panoramic ocean view and is just 400 meters (1,312 feet) from Espadilla Beach, where you can ride the waves with your family and friends. Meet various fauna, including monkeys, toucans, and sloths, as you stroll around the villa.

Each bedroom in the property has its bathroom and a balcony with fantastic ocean views. Spend your days lounging by the double-sided infinity edge pool with a swim-up bar and barbecue grill. Laundry and housekeeping services are also available if you need them.

Stayed at this property?
Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
21 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
mark jorge and silvia were great hosts
super accommodating host and manager and our party thoroughly enjoyed this well built luxurious and spacious weekend escape
super fast communication with the owners during our stay
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2. Casa Mono Montaña (from USD 509)

Casa Mono Montaña is a luxurious villa near Espadilla Beach—a great surfing spot. The vast outdoor terrace has stunning views of the mountains, the lush jungle, and the ocean. Moreover, there is a pergola, plenty of seating options, and a pool for cooling down.

You’ll find spacious, tastefully decorated rooms with high ceilings and a great lounge with a comfy chaise sectional. The perfectly equipped kitchen has all of your culinary needs. You can even hire a private chef to prepare your meals.

One of the villa’s highlights is the enormous master bedroom, where you can view the sunrise from the terrace as you wake up in your king-size bed. This place also offers paddle boards and beginner to advanced surfing lessons.

Stayed at this property?
Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
96 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great views everything works as is kitchen is nicely equipped with quality pots pans sharp knives etc
this place is magnificent plenty of space for seven adults beautiful furniture and very comfortable beds
the pool was so relaxing in the warm afternoons…
the beds were so comfortable and we all slept like babies
we loved everything from the living room couch/ sleeper to the outdoor hammocks and pool
cleaning staff amazing
the villa was absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean
our stay was absolutely fabulous the house was very comfortable and clean
we really enjoyed our stay the place and view were amazing very clean super comfy beds
host was very helpful and responsive
great place to stay friendly and helpful staff and owner cares a lot
great stay and host help with booking tours and town information
the house was clean and vanessa as host really helpful with all kind of questions
the concierge vanessa was the best at managing our itinerary and was very responsive
close to many places to eat and also close to beautiful manuel antonio national park
shop fresh produce and novelty items in quepos
the house is tastefully decorated comfortable and a short distance to manuel antonio beach and national park
amazing location & great service
beautiful location and views the house has everything you could need for a relaxing stay
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3. Rustic apartment with pool (from USD 78)

Imagine starting your day with the sounds of the rainforest and monkeys swinging through the trees as you savor your coffee on your private terrace. That’s just a glimpse of the experience awaiting you and your loved ones in this cozy apartment at Manuel Antonio Estates.

This plush apartment has a fully stocked kitchen, air conditioning, and WiFi. Step outside to find a community pool, a spa, and private hiking trails through the jungle.

The property is just a short bus or taxi ride from Manuel Antonio Beach, where you can catch some waves and surf. It also offers concierge services to help you plan your adventures. There is 24-hour security for your peace of mind. With the availability of housekeeping service and coin laundry, you can sit back and relax at this lovely property.

Stayed at this property?
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
93 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has strong wifi and a/c
ac in the living rooms would be a good addition
even with the wifi issues it was a 9/10 stay and would highly recommend
the place is perfect it has a/c hot water and all essentials
the interior of the apartment was beautiful
the apartment was clean and stocked with dishes
clean apartment and hiking trails on site
everything was sparkling clean
dorit's home was clean and comfortable
everything was wonderful simple easy clean pleasant
the office staff were extremely helpful and courteous
very comfortable host was very easy to communicate with and lovely
doris was helpful in arranging some tours
dorit was helpful in getting the company on the line n getting a taxi to get us there
dorit and andre who host are friendly pros who know how to take care of people
location - perfect
perfect location to end our vacation
efficiënt appartement in great location on walking distance from center of quepos
the location is really great very close to many places to eat and the beach
it's great being so close to quepos yet just a little ways away so it's more tranquil
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4. Secluded beachfront oasis (from USD 99)

Escape the crowds and find seclusion at this beachfront rental in Isla Damas. As you wake up to the sound of the Pacific Ocean just outside your window, you’ll be ready to hit the waves with rental kayaks, boogie boards, and long surfboards available.

After riding the waves, relax in the thatched rancho and sway in a hammock surrounded by almond trees. The property is quiet and private, making it the perfect place to unwind. With full kitchen amenities and outdoor showers, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay.

When you’re ready to venture out and explore, the host can assist guests by providing tours.

Stayed at this property?
Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
56 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we took full advantage of the kitchen and the grill cooking lots of wonderful fish
beautiful beach and the downstairs apartment is as described
after swimming in the ocean we were greeted with pipa fria (cold coconut water) straight from the coconut
we found the apartment roomy and well ventilated and well stocked
it is clean and modern and comfortable
the apartment was clean and comfortable
david and penny are wonderful hosts
david and penelope were great hosts
david and penny were awesome host that ensured everything was perfect
david and penelope were fantastic hosts
david and penelope are kind and generous hosts
the location is awesome
the location on the pacific ocean is simply breathtaking
the place is as listed on a beautiful private beach
highly recommend this place wish we could have stayed longer
beautiful and very private place right by the beach
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5. MonPe House (from USD 35)

Stay in this delightful private apartment in the heart of the Boca Vieja, where you can experience the local culture while being near famous tourist spots. It is a 15-minute walk from the picturesque Marina Pez Vela and downtown Quepos and a short drive from Manuel Antonio National Park and its pristine beaches—the ideal location for a surf vacation.

This charming apartment, situated at the top of a converted house, boasts a private entrance and an open-concept living room and kitchen. This home away from home offers everything you need for a comfortable stay, including free WiFi, ceiling fans, and a tiny refrigerator.

Additional services include weekly laundry, Costa Rican food, and airport transportation from Quepos are available for a fee. Street parking is also accessible.

Stayed at this property?
Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
32 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
it was clean and i felt safe in the house and in the area
clean and had everything necessary in the kitchen
the owners lived downstairs and were pleasant
great place even better hosts
the hosts are super sweet and hospitable
they were quick to respond to any questions and went out of their way to be helpful
evelyn and her family are the best hosts you could ask for
such a cute place in a great location
great place close to the beaches
great location just under a ten minute walk to the bus terminal in quepos
evelyn is super sweet and the location of the house was amazing
a great house to rejuvanate and to catch the bus to manuel antonio go to the fishing
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6. Bali Tree House (from USD 460)

With a private pool, hot tub, and a fully stocked kitchen, this spectacular treehouse villa in Manuel Antonio gives you the ideal vacation experience. You may relax in your rocking chair on the top floor and take in the natural splendor of the tropical rainforest. The villa is aesthetically decorated with indigenous wood and artisanal furniture. It also offers modern conveniences such as air conditioning and WiFi.

A short walk from the property is the world-famous Manuel Antonio Beach, where you can spend the day surfing and sunbathing. When not hitting the waves, you can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare a meal for your family and friends. Moreover, a 24/7 concierge service is available to help with anything you need during your stay.

Stayed at this property?
Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
9 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
the house is spacious and really clean
clean and close to everything
lara was very responsive and helpful with any questions we had
really close to town for good food
really close to a nice and quiet beach
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Surf's up in Costa Rica

Experience the best waves in Costa Rica by indulging in a much-needed vacation. So, pack your boards and book one of these best places to surf and stay in Quepos, Costa Rica!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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