Santa Teresa’s awesome waves will be in the limelight once again as top Costa Rica surfers roll into the Pacific Coast town at the end of April for the fifth 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit competition.
The COPA Unit tournament will be held April 26 and 27 at the spectacular beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, on the southwestern Nicoya Peninsula.
Famous for year-round surf and a friendly, relaxed vibe, Santa Teresa and neighboring Mal Pais attract visitors from all over the world who come to surf, relax, do yoga and enjoy one of Costa Rica’s most stunning tropical beaches. Walking down the nearly white sand beaches, you see no high rises, only jungle, sand, surf and sensational sunsets. Up-to-date surf conditions for Santa Teresa are reported daily by Magic Seaweed.
Costa Rica surfing is in the news with the Costa Rica National Juniors Surf Team, trained by three-time Costa Rica national surf champion, Gilbert Brown, currently competing in the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Ecuador from April 5-13. See the surfers compete live on the official ISA website.
Hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Coming to the Santa Teresa surfing competition? Stay in luxury at one of the finest Costa Rica beach resorts at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat. The holistic boutique hotel presents surfing and yoga holidays on the beach at Santa Teresa. They give surf lessons, and have daily yoga classes and yoga retreats. See their weekly yoga class schedule on Facebook.
Upcoming events at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas include a celebration for Costa Rica’s national holiday of Juan Santamaria Day on April 11, with traditional Costa Rican dishes and live typical music in the Buddha Eyes Restaurant. You can hear live jazz by local musicians every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Pranamar’s Jazz Nights.
Article by Shannon Farley