Hola past and future guests!
Casa Surf got a brand new makeover  for Christmas! After living this marvelous lifestyle for 3 years, we were finally able to match the outside of Casa Surf to the vision we have (well…it’s a start anyway!)  We’ve taken on a tropical tiki hut vibe, complete with bamboo, caña brava, teak and palm thatching, using 100% materials from Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The best part? We were able to recycle and reuse almost everything else from other parts of the hostel!

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We had INCREDIBLE workers come in, and they had the roof dismantled before we could turn around.

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Soon Casa Surf was a completely open-air hostel.

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The next day they’d replaced the supports and roof frame with gorgeous new teak.

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And began to lay the Caña brava over them…really makes an amazing ceiling!

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After the caña brava was laid, and the roof was water-tight,  they constructed the palm thatch over top. The over-hanging palms have a function besides looking cool; they protect the hostel from the dust on the road.


While the workers were out front, Erica was watching the dogs in the house – and decided to do a few renos in there as well, including painting. Kila and Osito helped.

Once we started playing with Bamboo, it was pretty hard to stop at the roof!

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And when we saw how incredible the front looked, we decided to continue on with the guest kitchen

We’ve loved the guanacaste trunk tables since we landed in Costa Rica – thanks to these guys, now we have our own!


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Y eso! Our new and improved tropical paradise…Pura vida!

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8 Responses to Casa Surf’s Tropical Renos!

  1. casa-surf says:

    Former guests, please feel free to Leave a Reply; we’d love to hear what you think about Casa Surf’s upgrades!

  2. Jess says:

    That looks awesome! I’m so happy for you guys!

  3. Inga says:

    yeah! you guys just improved paradise. i have one more reason to come back.

  4. Pichelito says:

    I CANNOT WAIT TO COME BACK!!!! The east is wicked and there is still a lot more to enjoy over here but I am stoked to stay with you guys again and score little Hawaii on an overhead swell with offshores all day!!! The place looks AWESOME!

  5. Tom Falkenham says:

    looks awesome guys !! Hard work is paying off .
    I can’t wait to come visit again soon,
    happy new year !!

  6. Barb says:

    fabulous job! We can not wait to visit again 🙂

  7. Zoe says:

    Looks so great! As if I wasn’t dying to get back to Casa Surf already, these renos have just made it a necessity! Can’t wait to see you guys in the (near?!?) future!!! Pura Vida and much love!

  8. Alonzo says:

    Hey Guys!
    Looks really great. Even cooler to see the process. Put your stamp on it! Pura vida.

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