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Address: 15 Km de Cobano | 15 Km de Cobano, 60111, Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2640 0080
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beautiful beach

amazing waves, amazing food, clean beach, nature. surf spot, perfect to relax and party, alone, couple, friends, or family!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

amazing waves, amazing food, clean beach, nature. surf spot, perfect to relax and party, alone, couple, friends, or family!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

such a great place to be. I loved the special charme and atmosphere. No typical tourist hotels, beautiful little beach bars, good food and nice people. You wanna relax in paridse? Come here

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Santa Teresa beach is lovely. Had amazing times lying on the beach, taking a swim and hanging with all the beach dogs

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Chur, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach to surf. A lot of peaks but at the best breaks it can get quit crowded. If the swell gets to big its only closing out. Sunset is amazing.

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When travelling so far and with such terrible roads, you expect a nice beach. Maybe if a surfer, the waves make it great. However the beach is full of sticks, trash and other debris. Glad I went and swam in a famous surfing beach, but not somewhere I would go again.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing about this beach was the sunset. The debris on the beach was very unexpected and a real turn off. Mostly small plastic pieces were washed up on shore and the drift wood was piled up and just left there. I couldn't understand why the locals or hotels did not clean up the beach. Not good for swimming. Too... More 

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Playa Santa Teresa is an amazing beach. Full of palm trees and there are small pools for children too. You will find plenty of spots where you can sit and order drinks and food right on the beach to watch the most beautiful sunsets ever! On weekends there are also parties and when there' s a full moon, people gather... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Santa teresa is a hip place in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. the surf is always great with swells up to 4 ft unless there was tropical storms and or hurricanes around then swells can go up but not higher than 10 ft. All over the little town you will find great food, shops, cafes, young crowd, music and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Many delicious restaurants, very safe to walk downtown and in the beach. Great place to see the beauty of pacific sea. People from All over the world and conservation of the nature

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Santa Teresa is the perfect little surf town. There are so many great breaks for beginners and experts along beautiful beaches. The food, restaurants and bars are plentiful and enough going on that you won't get bored. We travelled to Tamarindo and Jaco and Santa Teresa comes out on top with less tourist traps and more authentic surf. A warning... More 

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