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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 6 days ago

My wife and I had an excellent week at Santa Teresa and especially enjoyed our time at the beach. Great waves, nice people and sun/fun. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JeffreyP521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this naturally clean, seaweed-free beach a lot and read a magazine that classed it as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s the nicest one I’ve ever seen. I didn’t walk to the far end. Too far. Most people there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank T5969DGsandraw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best beaches i've been too. The sunsets are magical but so are the rest of the day aswell. White sand and a nice blie ocean with good swells that are full of surfers. There are some shade that you can find at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carl B
Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for three nights at playa Santa Teresa. The beach is beautiful and very popular with surfers. The sunsets were amazing. The big turn off for me were the number of dogs that roam about the whole beach area and into...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aland704
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

Don’t miss the sunset here ... great beach for surfing ... or yoga, walking, or people watching if you’re not a surfer.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ninad985
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Stayed here a week during February, it gets dusty so it might be nice to bring a bandana to put over your face if you rent a atv or motorcycle. Every one is really cool and friendly. We saw wild horses wondering the beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jaycub62
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Great little surfers paradise. Young, hip crowd, and lots of great places to eat. If you are into yoga or surfing this town is for you!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelMaci
Reviewed 29 January 2019

I absolutely loved my time in Playa Santa Teresa, there was enough chill and enough party to stay entertained! Could've spent a lifetime attending farmer's markets, dancing til the wee hours of the night, and swimming with the waves during the day. Would go back,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Nice beach town and worth the effort to get to it. Will come back here again. Would be nice if the street was paved super dusty, to the point of being a problem.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tylor_the_Lorax
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

One of the most beautiful sunsets. Beach is super pretty and water so warm. Great for beginner surfers.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 688murraya | 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
5 December 2017|
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Response from G9592SCjennifers | 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