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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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Killer sunsets & surf!

There's nothing negative to say about the beach at Santa Teresa. There's plenty of space for... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2012
holtjolt726
,
Texas
Great Beach and town

Best Surfing for me ever. Roads are dusty and if you want to move around the town a lot it's worth... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2012
Vivabaxter
,
Los Angeles, California
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 14 March 2012

There's nothing negative to say about the beach at Santa Teresa. There's plenty of space for everyone (never overcrowded). In fact, if you walk far enough, you can find your own private beach areas. Surf is nearly always good. Sunsets are the best I've seen...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Best Surfing for me ever. Roads are dusty and if you want to move around the town a lot it's worth renting a car. And you really have to move around town a lot as it's all along one road for about 2-3 miles. Good...More

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Best beaches with the best waves in Costa Rica! I guess that's why I came here 10 years ago and decided never to leave.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Over the top CROWDED. I saw a fist fight at 8am and 30 people on a peak on a chest high day after surfing dawn 5 min away with a few other people. It's a shame what's happened to this formerly epic beach break. Still...More

2  Thank newportRI23
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Beautiful Beach, best at low tide when the tide pools are safe and warm especially for families with children. Not really a swimming beach at high tide - a surfer beach! The town itself is VERY dusty during dry season so try to find accomodations...More

1  Thank Mia G
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This place is just absolutely gorgeous! Had the time of my life there and can't wait to go back. Little town, lots of young surfers, so many cool restaurants. Very relaxed and chill. There is also opportunity to party and meet people, if you're in...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Playa Santa Teresa is a powdery soft gem between the rocky Cabo Blanco Reserve and the northern tip of the longest beach, Manzanillo. The nice slope of the beach is great for families as well as surfers, since you can walk out a good 100...More

4  Thank dawnp53
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Lots of shade for the kids and great surf for my husband.

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Reviewed 14 January 2012

The beach is perfect for beginning surfers - small waves, but with enough power to propel.

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Second visit to Santa Teresa. The beach is still lovely, and great for body surfing, boogie-boarding and surfing. If you haven't visited before--be prepared for a fairly rustic experience. The only road is dirt, so things are dusty and slow-going. The area is a mix...More

2  Thank JSvacation
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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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