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Could Spend Hours Here

We wanted to find a beach that wasn't rocky or that had tide pools since the beach area in front of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rob S
San Francisco, California
Amazing beach

Great beach - clean with lots to explore during low tide. Local spot for surfers with a good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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15 Km de Cobano | 15 Km de Cobano, 60111, Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to find a beach that wasn't rocky or that had tide pools since the beach area in front of our Air BnB was just that. We drove 10 or so minutes up to Santa Teresa from Mal Pais, and drove down this little...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach - clean with lots to explore during low tide. Local spot for surfers with a good break. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach. The waves are excellent for surfing. The ambient is tranquil and laid back.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a very beautiful beach and a good spot to surf. It's a cosy place but you are not alone over there, it's a touristic place.

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Wide open beach with proper Atlantic waves backed by trees with no hotels away from hustle of the main road through Santa Teresa.

Thank Elohmito
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Sta. Teresa has beautiful beaches and lots of good places to eat. The biggest problem here are two fold. First is the roads. Driving from San Jose most people take the ferry from Puntarenas to Pacquera. The problem begins during the last 15-20 km of...More

1  Thank Fernando H
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This beach is absolutely beautiful. It isn’t great to swim but it’s nice to enjoy the sand, the waves and look at the surfers. At around 7pm, every habitant comes and sits to watch the sunset and the surfers ride their last waves, it’s a...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Well, nature is great: Beautiful endless, clean beach, not crowded etc. Obviously, a good place to surf but waves are generally messy - at least that's what I experienced. Actually beaches a bit off Montezuma can be pretty good and much better than that mess....More

Thank Stavros M
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I would definitely come back to Santa Teresa/Mal Pais again! Met some great people while there and had a wonderful experience.

Thank bsseraphine
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful beaches that you can ever visit. Locals are awesome. Clean beaches, the ocean is like a dream. Great for surf BUT a local saying which I found really wise said "if you don't see locals surfing don't you dare to try". Awesome...More

4  Thank Nydia A
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Grant D
17 March 2018|
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Response from Al-mod | Reviewed this property |
You can take the Santa Teresa - San Jose bus (laterminalcostarica) and then switch to another bus or taxi before the ferry, but renting a quad is easier and more fun) If you get a quad, make sure to wear glasses and a face... More
Kandy F
9 March 2018|
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Response from murray a | Reviewed this property |
As of Dec/17,The road to Santa Teresa is paved except for the last 3 km which is awful!Pot holed and dusty. Small cars will bottom out. For Islita take the pavement to Samara and then go south for 20 mins on a dusty pot hole... More
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of Vegan restaurants and options in the town square and along the short road towards Santa Teresa. I would stick to an excursion company that offers surfing. Del Soul, Pura Vida Surfers and Believe Surf and... More