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Love Playa Santa Teresa!!

This special place is still virgin and thank god for that! enjoy the peace of this lovely place... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Perfect hide away

Surf, hike, sleep? Go here, enjoy the remote location to hide from world and enjoy beaches and... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Hamburg, Germany
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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 20 December 2017

This special place is still virgin and thank god for that! enjoy the peace of this lovely place, jog on the beach, take a BTA class, live the PURA VIDA! best place for that and more!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank amoraanoz
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This is a popular spot for surfers which makes the average age around 20-25! The surfing is decent for a beach break but then again almost any other beach in Costa Rica is similar!ha ha. The town adjacent to the beach is laid out on...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 688murraya
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Surf, hike, sleep? Go here, enjoy the remote location to hide from world and enjoy beaches and jungles near by only

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to watch surfers and sunsets. Not so great for swimming. Waves break right on shore and come in quick succession. Undertow prevalent.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Firesong7
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Santa Teresa is one of the most beautiful beach here in Costa Rica. It‘s full of trees and palms and it isn‘t too crowded. Will definitely come back..

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saawa13
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

A great beach with great views. Although I wouldn't suggest it for swimming nor for beginner surfing.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank fravo93
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Our family spent 5 days or so in Santa Teresa in late July. We had a 12, 5, and 1 year old. We traveled there from Arenal. The drive took all day and included a ferry ride. We left at 6 or 7 am and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank HouTX401
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have visited Santa Teresa three times now. I can no longer recommend visiting here. Santa Teresa is beautiful during the rainy season. It is extremely hot, dusty and overcrowded during the dry season. The main road along the coast is very dangerous as people...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Justin T
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a great beach to surf this is just the perfect one. Amazing restaurants near the beach too.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mariela T
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to chill, get around with friends . A lots of options for surf, with many breaks along the beach

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bruno T
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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 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