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Awesome stretch of beach

Walked about 8mi worth of this beach as well as surfed about two mi worth, it is so awesome... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Newport Beach, California
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Natural and surfing paradise

Incredible beach with unforgettable tide pools if you can find them. Lots of alternatives to eat... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica
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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 15 March 2018 via mobile

Walked about 8mi worth of this beach as well as surfed about two mi worth, it is so awesome !!! Just keep an eye on the tide if ya surf it, lots of reef an rocks at low!

Thank bruz1111
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Incredible beach with unforgettable tide pools if you can find them. Lots of alternatives to eat and wonderful spot to watch the bright sunset.

Thank Mushtrips
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I love Costa Rica and everything that it has to offer. I've been to most of the coastal towns as well as Arenal/La Fortuna. Santa Teresa is a way different experience - it has a small town, hippy vibe in the middle of the paradise...More

2  Thank HBlanda
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Extremely dusty place, need a wear a mask! too many motorcycles and atv's. Some nice restaurants and a lot of mediocre ones. Expensive. For the younger crowd. Ok beach but have seen a lot better. Awful roads! Crowded. Not sure why it is so popular.

1  Thank Greg C
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

In the morning the tide is low, so it’s great for beginner surfers. At sunset, the pros come out. It’s a beautiful beach with a chilled out atmosphere. There are some gorgeous restaurants if you’re willing to spend the cash, but also some affordable options...More

Thank Al-mod
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The beach is very beautiful. There is few civilization what makes it very naturalistic and green. The roads are all of sand, so suv’s are the best option. ATV’s are commonly used, but there is a lot of dust. It’s good to stay in a...More

Thank roberto y
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Great beach for walking, swimming and surfing. George the lifeguard friendly and helpful. Watch the strong current. Few shells.

Thank chrisfromthecape
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great relaxing place you will never want to leave! I’ve been there each time I visited CR and definitively recommend.

Thank MStobbsy
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This beach is gorgeous, has great shells and perfect waves for surfing or body boarding or surfing all day every day. We were to told not to leave anything on the beach or it would be stolen but I never felt unsafe even at night....More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I loved siting here on my own enjoying my book and the waves. I went both early in the morning and late afternoon, which are the least active times.

Thank nsnikki
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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