Rippling across the equator for nearly 5000km, Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands.
The hotel is located just steps from the ocean, in a peaceful tropical garden in the heart of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Otro Lado has 4 lodges available for rental. They are perfect for couples looking for an extra special suite, but is also spacious enough for a family of 4 or group.
With just 4 separate residences this gives the whole place an exclusive feel. Each residence is on two levels with bathrooms on both floors, a small kitchen, balcony, porch and garden area with hammocks. The rooms are spotlessly clean and have been beautifully designed and decorated throughout accomodating four people comfortably.
The lodge is built around a stunning centralised swimming pool - the perfect place to chill out and enjoy an ice cold beverage. There is a friendly bar, and restaurant serving excellent fresh food.
There are also 6 spacious rooms offering guests simplicity and comfort with a private lounging area, surrounded by tropical garden. Each room has a private bathroom and terrace overlooking the pool and garden. They have king-size beds or 2 x single beds with orthopaedic mattresses, AC, safe and free Wifi.
Breakfast is included with onsite restaurant for delicious lunch and dinner options. Supermarkets, cafes and restaurants all in very easy walking distance.
High Season November - April
Low Season April - October
High Season - November to April
Low Season - May to October
Peak - Christmas and Easter
Surf Lodge: Prices are based on the private rental, with 2 guests staying. A third and fourth guest can join by sleeping on the sofas at a reduced rate of £15 per person, per night.
There's no getting around it, flights from the UK to San Jose are not very 'board friendly'. The extra charge is expensive, so worth considering buying a board once you're there. In Santa Teresa there's loads of surf shops, you can get a brand new board for around $400. Then you can re-sell it, or pay the excess if you don't want to part with it on return!
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These reviews are all written by customers of Errant Surf who have been to Otro Lado Hotel. If you'd like to leave a review please contact us!
We have had a really good time over the last 3.5 weeks and have enjoyed our stay. The main house where we ate had open plan living at the base with large comfortable seating areas and a big communal table. The room had a large Flat screen TV with tons of DVDs to watch. Owner (Dave) also had Wi-Fi which worked all over the complex. Fresh water was available all day and Dave often baked bread which we eat. Tea/Coffee and milk was provided during our stay but no breakfast food. We often ate with Dave (owner) and split the costs. He is a great cook. Pool is superb and really refreshing. Surrounding areas are well maintained and very attractive with creative landscaping. The location of the accommodation can not be classed as beach side. It is up a side road from the main road that runs parallel with the beach. The side road is around 500m up a hill which is steep in places and removes you from the noise of the main street but is quite a walk if you were carrying a heavy longboard each day.Martin -
Accommodation was great, very welcoming and friendly Dave involved you in as much or little as you wanted. The surf coaching was very good and also very child friendly Food was yummy, dave is a great cook and the local restaurants catered for every taste even my fussy son who ate his body weight at the argentine grill! I have no complaints and would use your company again and if the chance arise go back to costs ricaDEBBIE -
There are a few different ways to get to Otro Lado Hotel.
Fly to San Jose International Airport, then car transfer or an internal flight transfer to Santa Teresa Airport.
Airport Transfers from San Jose: $50pp each way (07:00, 07:30, 14:00)
Depending on what time you arrive in San Jose airport there is the option to book a 'Shuttle Package' from $75pp, departing at various times; usually 07:00 (depending on season) and includes the following:
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