Welcome to SOMOS. We are a contemporary refuge enclosed by wild landscapes that allows for infinite exploration, an outpost built to foster a sense of freedom through our offerings. Designed to cover all the bases, we're a place where rest and play combines with the best of life; surfing, custom motorcycles, expedition tours, food and beverage, apparel and lodging. Together they entangle the senses, jolt the heart, and reward the soul.
SOMOS is a place where the global adrenalin seekers, artists, builders, and adventurers come together to share a common goal. It's a destination for the few who can appreciate its true value of discovery; insatiable explorers who want to be part of something radical, something that satisfies all senses.
Everyone has a story to tell: this is the place to spark conversation and create lifelong bonds. The goal is life; ride bumps, get bruises, strike laughter. Reconnect with what was thought to be lost. Foster new relationships. Nourish yourself. Be happy.
Our accommodations merge with the natural surrounding. Built with ecology in mind we have designed a coastal lodge utilizing modern and locally-sourced materials to create a space in which concrete and wood intertwine seamlessly, a minimalist structure with tropical forest as background. Here, we are all family; brothers and sisters called by the adventure, sheltered under the same roof, connected to nature.
Private accommodations offer respite and seclusion, while our pod shared quarters are the best way to interact with fellow travelers. On the common grounds—by the pool, lounge, Airstream restaurant, and on the beach— we hang-out, eat, drink, connect, rest, dream.
The International has traveled the world and parked on our property. An Airstream trailer converted into a bar and kitchen, our rolling diner presents a simple menu with something for everyone, using only local produce, fresh meats and line caught fish, free from additives. We produce all our condiments, breads and deserts in-house to create recipes inspired by the Northern Hemisphere, focusing on veggie forward, fresh, vibrant, and healing dishes, put together by three chefs, three friends.
Our beverage program follow the same principles. All sodas, syrups, juices and infusions are made on-site with medicinal fresh herbs, roots, and fruits to replenish and revive after a long day of riding and surfing. But if you're down for something simpler, more refreshing, we got a wide selection of local and craft beer from the region, and some wine to lounge on the sand.
Quite possibly the classiest surfboard studio you have ever seen. Fine wood, floor to ceiling, glass walls on both ends for the viewers pleasure. Windows into the heart and soul of surfing. We created a place to honor and catalyze the art and craft of building surfboards by hand. To unite the master craftsmen board builders of the world with the beaches and surfers of Costa Rica.
They come, they stay, they build a few boards for us—and one for you. Share a few waves with your shaper, then watch him build a custom craft that afternoon. Guys like Mike Minchinton, Forrest Minchinton, and Robert August, to name a few. In between, browse our racks and buy from our inventory or hire one from our demo quiver, so you know what you want before you get your own!
The program’s function is to unite Somos with renowned surfboard shapers and glassersfrom around the world. During their stay with us, they build their unique brands of boards for our inventory, and they also take CUSTOM ORDERS. The goal is to create a board-building community within Costa Rica utilizing traditional techniques and styles, creating a unique style of surfboards exclusive to Somos and have them recognized and appreciated on both a local and global level.
The program will be headed by Somos’ own Forrest Minchinton as primary resident board builder.
When the waves go flat, we hop on our bikes. Costa Rica is rife with gravel roads, limitless tracks and empty coasts. Throw the surfboards on the racks, board shorts and wax in our packs, and off we go. Stay at our place some nights, and under the stars for the others. Wake up to the sounds of waves breaking and the smell of breakfast cooking. Surf till you can't surf no more, then hop of the motorcycle and off along the coast to the next reef.
Maybe it's a waterfall, or a twisty mountain road. Monkeys, crocodiles, and toucans: we have seen them all. This, and more, you will find with our organized tours—packages that happen occasionally, making sure we offer a personalized experience. CONTACT US to book your motosurfari.
Best part; we got you covered. At SOMOS you don't have to worry about engine breakdowns, just focus on your speed buildups and go on epic rides along the Nicoyan Coast.
The off-road machines are built specifically for these journeys, made to explore the province in search of the unknown, conquering concealed back roads as the throttle rocks between our hands. We race against the day and the wind, but we’ll always lose; the trophy is having spent another day on the bike, and a cold brew.
Our retail store offers a variety of small batch, well-made items. We sell in-house, collaboration designed and curated 3rdparty apparel.
Tailored surf boards and motor bikes, accessories and select artisanal items.