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HOTEL MELI MELO From 295€ for 5 nigths

Central America > Costa Rica > Southern Nicoya / Santa Teresa

On the Spot - Eco Budget - Family - Groups - Solo Travellers > Surfcamps, B&B / Guesthouses, Appartments / Condos
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Head Points Combo

  • On the Spot
  • Eco Budget
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Solo Travellers
  • On spot
  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Bicycles
  • Excursions
  • Languages : French / English / Spanish

Head Points Accommodation

  • Double
  • Twin
  • Triple
  • Family Suite
  • Kitchen
  • Services Included : Wifi / Air Conditionning / Parking
  • Services non Included : Airport transfers / Laundry

Head Points Water Sport

  • Surf Lessons
  • Equipment Rental
  • Photographer / Videographer
  • Waves Levels : Easy / Classic / Consistant
  • Spots Type : Beach break
  • Ability Level : Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Confirmed


The Surf Hotel Meli Melo is centrally located in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, a 1 minute walk from the main beach and world class surf break, and also close to groceries, restaurants, shops..

We have 6 comfortable private rooms all with A/C, Free Wifi, in-room safe, private bathrooms, hot water, private terrace and garden with hammock. Fully equipped shared kitchen and BBQ, and free bicycles are available for  your use.
On site we have surfboard rental, Snorkeling and fishing gear, surf lessons from beginner to advanced and a tour desk. Surf Hotel Meli Melo is the ideal place for surf, beach and jungle enthusiasts to enjoy all that Santa Teresa has to offer and the Pura Vida lifestyle with affordable rates.

Services Included

  • Wifi
  • Air Conditionning
  • Parking

Services non Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry

Other Services

Surfboard  and boogie board rental
Surf lessons for beginner or advanced
Free use of our bycicles
Free use of our fully equipped kitchen
Tour ans reservation desk
On site service 24h/24h. 7j/7j


ATV Rental
Tortuga Island Day tour
Cabo blanco Natural Park

Other Activities

  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Bicycles
  • Excursions


Our rooms have :
- Private bathroom with hot shower
- Air Conditioning
- Safety deposit box
- Private terrace and tropical garden with hammock

- Free use of our WIFI

Meal Plan

Fully equipped kitchen, shared with other guests.

Sport Services

Santa Teresa is well known as a perfect surf spot consistent all year around, It is recognized worldwide as having some of the finest surfing conditions in Costa Rica due to the sub tropical weather.

World class waves, suitable for any degree of surfing experience is provided by a fantastic beach break. All surfers from beginner to professional will find his ride in this portion of the pacific ocean. The waves which come from the right and the left make for fast, powerful, hollow rides.
With varying swells coming from the north-west, west and south west and with a w
esterly wind direction, the surfing conditions here are absolutely amazing going from glassy morning to offshore afternoon.

Our hotel is located just a few steps from the main surf spot of playa Santa Teresa. This beach break produces a frame for consistent peaks.

But also there is an abundance of beachbreak and reef breaks in the Santa Teresa area and surroundings.

You will have access to playa Carmen by either walking the beach or get a short bicycle ride, playa Hermosa is at 20 minutes bicycle ride but really worth the move.

Lessons are available for all levels from the Meli Melo Hotel. We also propose a wide range of surfboards, bodyboards and fishing gear for rent. Try our rack access where you can change surfboads as much as you want during your stay.


The Surf Package :
The Meli Melo Hotel has designed for the one who wants to discover surfing or improved their skills, a special surfing package which include the following :

  • 5 nights lodging at Meli Melo Hotel
  • 3 surf lessons of 2 hours each with our professional ISA instructor, board and gear included
  • full access to the hotel surf quiver to follow practicing surf

Best Period

The destination provides a 180° window towards the Pacific Ocean, perfect to get the whole swell located in the area. A variety of coast and a mountainous region makes it an ideal destination for every kind of surfing, from the beginner to the longboarder, going through the more addicted hardcore surfers: extreme sensations and waves always there all year long since the Caribbean Sea also provides quality waves during the summer.
There are all kind of waves, from the fast beachbreak to the rivers’ waves, through the consistent peaks within a paradise and tropical scenery.
Costa Rica’s Northern region, that gets the S/SW swell from the roaring forties, has a reception angle for the swell, especially favourable.
-       The most consistent season from June to October (1.3m to 3m), when the depressions from New Zealand send their long lines.
-       From November to April, the N/W swell brings a clean swell, smaller (1m to 1.50m) with a nice weather, an offshore wind and less rain.
-       The dry season gets tropical paradise conditions, but many surfers go there and on the unknown spots so the American challenge is sometimes tight !
In the East of the country, in the Golfo de Nicoya, the major season goes from April to October with a solid S/SW swell generating powerful waves going from 1 to 3 meters, thanks to the depressions coming from New Zealand. Surfing everywhere, but the bad thing during the rainy season is that the roads near Mal Pais point are not in good conditions.

From November to April, during the dry season, there are dreamy conditions: weak offshore wind and a small regular swell on every spot.
Many people in the water on the famous spots but less busy than in Guanacaste.

The wind is quite weak. From May to October, there are summer storms. It is better to go in the water in the morning; the sea lap is rising in the afternoon.
During the dry season, the wind is weak and N/NE. Tides reach 4 meters and change a lot the spots’ orientation. Not many tide time-tables available – Bring binoculars to check the spots.
In the water, some jellyfishes and nettle-rashing seaweeds can bother you.
In the North, near the Potrero’s spots, sometimes some sharks, but no registered attacks. Bottoms are different, sand, coral, rocks on which unroll kilometres of waves. Water temperature = 27°C on average.
Not too much wind in general in the Golfo de Nicoya. Some storms during the summer.
Weak NE/NW wind during the beautiful days of the dry season.
Fairly important tides that might affect the rivers’ spots or the beachbreaks. Take a map or a tide time-table in Jaco’s surf shops.
Many black sandy beaches – watch out for feet burns! Some nettle-rashing seaweeds.
Be careful to the violent currents near Playa Hermosa.

Weather / Temperature

Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 28°C (Winter)

Water temperature : 28°C (Summer) / 28°C (Winter)

Surf Story

Many American champions have been on its shores, immortalized in Endless Summer II : the witch rock, Tamarindo and its beachbreaks, wild beaches of Guanacaste and many more exotic spots.

A paradise for ecotourism, surftrips looking for all kind of waves on the beaches often deserted, in a Latino atmosphere and a completely safe country.


« Pura Vida! » This fetish expression from Costa Rica best describes this country overflowing of life in every way.
The “Ticos” kindness and their warmness is nothing compared to the huge wealth of nature.

Going to Costa Rica, first is going on a trip to act like Indiana Jones within a true wild paradise! A paradise that have everything at the same time: dreamy beaches and high summits, the thicker forest and moon-like bushes, underwater bottoms worthy the most beautiful fish tanks and huge breathe taking forests, inextricable mangroves and two oceans with impressive waves…
The whole is packed into a tiny territory of barely 51 000 km². But Costa Rica is especially about meeting people, an open-minded population, sensitive and welcoming…A country that have given away its army to first take care of health and education and did not wait for the growth of the lasting development. A place where it is easy to be a happy and pleased traveller-surfer !


Demarcated by Nicaragua in the North and Panama in the South, Costa Rica hugs the Caribbean Sea in the East and the Pacific Ocean in the West.
A volcanic chain splits the country, from the Nicaraguan frontier in the Northwest to the Panaman frontier in the Southeast.
A high plateau divides the American cordilleras in the centre, bordered with low coastal lands in the East and in the West.
More of half of the population live in this plain, with a volcanic fertile soil. Mangroves, marshlands and sandy beaches characterize the Caribbean coast, 212 long. More cut and rocky, the Pacific coast spreads out 1 016 km, dotted by gulfs and peninsulas.



For French nationals, a passport valid 6 months after your return home is compulsory, a return plane ticket as well.
No visa for stays of less than a month.
The capital is San Jose.

The official language is Spanish. English is spoken only in major cities.

No vaccine is required to enter Costa Rica. Nevertheless, think about taking a treatment against malaria if you wish to hazard in the jungle.

-7 hours in winter, -8 hours in summer.

Costa Rica is a tropical country and only has two seasons: humid and dry.
The dry season usually lasts from the end of December to mid-April.
The wet season lasts the rest of the year.The Caribbean coast remains humid all year long. Temperatures not change too much. Only in heights, it is different. San Jose is 1 150 m high and this is where what the “Ticos” (cute nickname that the inhabitants give to each others) called the everlasting spring, with 15°C min and 26°C max.
The Caribbean coast is warmer, with an average of 21°C at night and more than 30°C during the day.Temperatures are even higher in the Pacific Coast. In low altitude, the humidity can be suffocating.

For instance: San José/Tamarindo = 295 km/ 5 hours.

Here, there are no hollow promises but a true political will and a life reference. Everything has been settled for more than 15 years now, for a harmonious and lasting development.Ecology in Costa Rica is a position for the whole nation.

Do not drink the tap water and bring along medicine for intestinal problems.Use an American outlet with flat connections because the electric current is 110 V.

The local currency is Colon (CRC) but it is not exportable.
We recommend you to have US dollars in small denominations and change on the way there.Credit cards are not accepted everywhere.

Price from

295€ for 5 nigths

Price includes

Rate per person, base 2 persons, tax not included :

- Double room for 2 persones
- 3 surf lessons for 2 persons, intermediate or beginner
- 2 surfboards during the whole stay
- Use of the kitchen
- Use of the bycicles
- Wifi
- Coffee

Rates & Packages

Persons High season Green season Peak season
1 $60 $45 $75
2 $60 $50 $75
3 $75 $60 $90
4 $90 $70 $100

Peak season : Christmas, New Year (22/12 au 15/01)

High season : November to April and July/August

Green season : May, June, September, October

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