elstudio is the destination recording studio located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and home to engineer, producer and musician jeff claeys. 

The facility caters to artists, bands and various kinds of productions that require an exclusive, private environment for recording, mixing, songwriting, rehearsing and/or pre & post-production.

Our unique location offers a lot of private space for our clients to relax and create, while being far away from the hustle and demanding intensity of their regular professional environments.

We arrange the full itinerary for our clients: lodging, catering, shuttles, local transport (ATV/Car rental), surf lessons, tours, fishing trips, etc...

The Villa provides room to accommodate 10 people, including a private apartment on top of the studio. We can also arrange an on-site Spa service and an in-house organic chef.

An in house engineer/producer is included in every session. When the clients brings his/her own, the in house engineer/producer will be available for assistance when needed.

The recording studio spaces consist of three main rooms, all of which were designed by george augspurger. 

jeff claeys (Belgian, living in CR since 2007) records and produces anything in a number of different musical styles, from a one-off track to a full album. He has been active in the music industry for more than 20 years, with a wide variety of credits, as a musician (Admiral Freebee, BE), as a live sound engineer (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) and as a studio engineer/producer/mixer/composer (see the clients section for recent work)

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Artists can simply fly in and rehearse or do pre production for an upcoming album or tour. There is a full backline available and specific instruments that are not currently at elstudio can be obtained on short notice as required. Between sessions artists can take a dip in our private swimming pool, enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean, drink a fresh fruit smoothie on the beach, read in a hammock, have a surf session or take a yoga class. Afterwards, play a new take or listen to your mix with a fresh and clear mind. 

Enjoy wonderful Costa Rican jungle & ocean views from both the control room and live room. The rest of the house is discretely integrated as being part of elstudio, with tie, speaker and cue lines, even including the bathroom.

The philosophy of our destination recording studio extends beyond simple recording into lifestyle and wellbeing. Our belief, based on our own experience, is that creativity born from nature creates greater inspiration and awareness.