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Playa Santa Teresa

15 Km de Cobano | 15 Km de Cobano, 60111, Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Playa Santa Teresa

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elin Rhonda M
via mobile
Long stunning beach!

This is a very beautiful beach and a good spot to surf. It's a cosy place but you are not alone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NoeB1
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Antwerp, Belgium
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach” (63 reviews)
“white sand” (20 reviews)
“banana beach” (10 reviews)
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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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"beautiful beach"
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"white sand"
in 20 reviews
"banana beach"
in 10 reviews
"costa rica"
in 43 reviews
"great surf"
in 30 reviews
"dry season"
in 10 reviews
"surfers paradise"
in 6 reviews
"low tide"
in 16 reviews
"the main road"
in 10 reviews
"surf town"
in 11 reviews
"tide pools"
in 14 reviews
"beach break"
in 8 reviews
"warm water"
in 10 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 6 reviews
"laid back"
in 10 reviews
"pura vida"
in 16 reviews
"beaches"
in 88 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Elin Rhonda M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank NoeB1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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
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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

Thank babs897
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I don't surf but I watched these waves for hours and hours while drinking beers and tequila. The waves just never let up, over and over and over. I now see why friends that I have that visit Costa Rica to surf choose Santa Teresa.

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Wonderful people here. Easy ample parking and several Ticos selling sarongs and handmade jewelry. Volleyball every night! Drinks available on the beach.

Thank ArtemisBeth
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grantjdavis
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
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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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katyhosking
5 December 2017|
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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
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