Fernando started his project now 5 years ago. He has always had a love for the waves, which has taken him to many surf spots around the world, but his heart lies in Santa Teresa. Growing up in Costa Rica, with studies in Hotel Management and Gastronomy, he always wanted to live next to the ocean. 9 years ago he decided to make Santa Teresa his home and fulfill his lifelong dreams to create a friendly and chill surf house.
First off, this place is simply amazing. If I would have known how awesome this place was before I showed up, I would have spent a lot more time here. Fernando had suggestions for all the local spots.. food, surf, board rental, beach, activities, places of interest, etc. And he even organized to have an ATV delivered to his place for me to use (highly suggested). His girlfriend Kristin is super cool and helpful too. They want to make sure you enjoy your stay at their place, but also the area. They take pride in it and it shows. The place was clean, welcoming and a perfect place for me to end my trip. It's less than a 5 min walk to the beach. It's just how it's described above - modern surf style, all the basics you need and a laid back/fun vibe. And when you get there, ask Fernando what "el chante" means. It will all make sense... WHEN I make it back there I will definitely be staying at this place
I stayed at El Chante with my boyfriend and 2 other couples for 3 nights and we had an amazing time! After traversing several rivers (we went the wrong way), it was a sweet reward to arrive at Fernando's place. The space and town were so relaxing and chill. And, Fernando was like a long lost friend. He had great suggestions and was very easy-going. He is also a great surf instructor, very patient and attentive to his students. Most of us took surf lessons, I even took 2! Overall it was a fantastic time. 3 days was far too short. Wish we could have stayed for at least a week. I hope to come back in the future.
Basicly Minutes after arriving at Fernandos we decided to extend our stay. It is truly a beautiful place, decorated with lovely details. Theres enough space in the peaceful garden and pool area to chill trough the day and night. Be sure after enjoying hanging by the pool at night with the lights on, turn them off and look at the sky ;-) We felt at home right away! The surfspot Playa Hermosa to which you walk a few minutes trough the jungle worked pretty well and the beach is just a dream. But most of all we have to say that Fernando is a great guy and perfect host. He is incredebly friendly and provided us with all the information and offered his help wherever needed. People go there!!! Thank you soo much, we had an amazing time!
Estuvimos en esta hermosa casa que esta a dos pasos de la playa mas linda de Santa Teresa, ambiente muy tranquilo, ideal para surf, El dueno de la casa, Fernando nos trato como familiares, exelente persona y muy disponible en todo momento, las lecciones de surf de Fernando fueron indispensables y gracias a El aprendimos rapido a surfear y disfrutamos muchisimo...agradezco a Fermando por abrirnos la puerta de su casa y hacer nustras vacaciones perfectas. Aconsejo a reservar en El Chante surf house para quien desea trascurrir vacaciones en Santa Teresa, nosotros volveremos muy pronto...!!!