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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
+506 2640 0080
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Great location, great fun! It’s where all the fun loving hippies of the 70’s ended up that you don’t find in Cali!

I would definitely come back to Santa Teresa/Mal Pais again! Met some great people while there and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bsseraphine
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Grapevine, Texas
Awesome trip

The most beautiful beaches that you can ever visit. Locals are awesome. Clean beaches, the ocean is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nydia A
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
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“beautiful beach” (65 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

2  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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Reviewed 11 April 2018

My husband loves to come to Santa Teresa to surf. He typically comes during Dec/Jan but our plans brought us in April. He did say that they waves were not as impressive as they are in the months that he typically comes but still happy...More

1  Thank Griswaldsofthefuture
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Santa Teresa is so long that no one bothers no one. You can feel alone in that beach at 6am - noon or 6pm. The sunset is worth it but too fast. Surfers are in heaven in that beach and the tourists too. I found...More

Thank MURIEL M
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Good beach with constant waves for advanced surfers. However, as an intermediate beginner the waves where too big for me in the of March - beginning of April and paddling out was sometimes insanely difficult to impossible with my limited duck diving capabilities and a...More

1  Thank Evgeny K
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Awesome location...but a bit challenging to get here with a large family. Not our first trip to CR. not likely our last. Get a 4WD vehicle if traveling this area. You may need it.

Thank ROBINA35791
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Dusty, dry beach area (in March) with great waves and bustling young vibe. The beach is wide, sand is soft and there is plenty of shade. Lots of access points to beach from main road in Santa Teresa. Very few vendors. No peddlers, so you...More

1  Thank okmac
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

An idyllic beach with white sand, beautiful palm trees, and endless crystal blue waves. Surf's always up, and even if you aren't a surfer, the ocean is wonderful to swim in, though beware of the currents which are strong.

Thank egabelia
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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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