The Best Surf Spots

NET-A-PORTER, one of our favorite online luxury fashion magazines, featured Florblanca in a travel feature on 5 of the Best Surf Spots.  Calling her picks “wild surf havens,” NET-A-PORTER editor Catherine Fairweather chose beach destinations around the world including our very own Santa Teresa, Costa Rica; Lisbon, Portugal; Essaouira, Morocco; Puerto Escondido, Mexico; and Santa Barbara, California.

Catherine journeyed to Florblanca last spring to explore the local life of Santa Teresa. She and her team wanted to get a taste of the real Costa Rica while checking out the very best luxury accommodation in the area. They spent time enjoying the rustic beauty of Playa Santa Teresa, taking in the magic of every sunset, and enjoying our signature mojitos at Nectar.

Her trip turned into a stunning 7 page spread on Santa Teresa in their print magazine, Porter, and a piece we are very honored to be a part of.  Santa Teresa strikes a unique balance between authentically rustic and high-end luxurious.  The Porter writers, editors, and photographers beautifully captured the local vibe, attributing our laid-back lifestyle and under-the-radar visibility to why so many A-listers make homes here.

When it came to choosing the 5 best surf surf spots around the world for Catherine’s “The Edit,” Santa Teresa made the cut with a photo of the beach right in front of Florblanca. And, Catherine’s insider tip on where to stay is our one and only Surf House.

Thank you for visiting Santa Teresa, Porter Magazine.  You’ve done it beautiful justice in your pages.

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