We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Cuesta Arriba Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Cuesta Arriba Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 167: English reviews
South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I was in Santa Teresa for over two weeks and I am super pumped that I chose to stay at Cuesta Arriba. I'm a young college student and had a great time here, so much that I'm writing this review and I typically would not do so. The owners Martin and Barbara, are informative and do their best to give... More 

Helpful?
Thank crichard23
Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Clint ! Thank you for the nice review!!! We really like to know that you and Jake had a good time. Hope to see you again in your next visit to Santa!!! Pura Vida Barbara & Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Both my girlfriend and I were looking forward to our staying at Cuesta Arriba Hotel. We intended to stay 3 nights to fully enjoy Santa Teresa before carrying on our journey through Costa Rica. We made our way to reception and were asked to pay upfront for our three nights stay. The price was originally announced in dollars although we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ray D
cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ray, My wife and I are always looking forward to meet and greet our new guests to our Hotel. We have been doing this for 11 years and people talk about it in every review we have had in the past. We believe it is a very important time to give all the information needed to make their stay... More 

Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

a very great pleace to stay if you do not want to party! It's all clean and Barbara and Martin are very friendly and give their best to keep everything perfect. it's located just a few steps from the beach which is also good for surfing. 4 or 8 bedroom doorms and beautiful privat rooms, which are reasonable! we would... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank nischen87
Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there! We are happy to know that you had a good time here! Hopefully we´ll be your BEST PICK HOTEL at the end of your trip too!!! See you soon! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

They were great, close to the surf break, clean, friendly and reasonable for Costa Rica. It's really chilled so if you want to party, this is not your place. Definitely stay again, my only advice is if you want to take advantage of the long stay discount, pay in advance as you don't get the discount if you pay at... More 

Helpful?
Thank asalmon81
cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for your nice review! We are glad to know that you had a good time! Hope to see you again on your next visit to Santa Teresa! Cheers Barbara & Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Charming beautiful and quiet place in this piece of paradise where the forest meets the jungle. This is a cute little hotel/hostel at the border of the jungle - you are surrounded by fascinating vegetation and wildlife! - which is your perfect haven if you wanna escape society and your big city life for a bit. A quiet chill place... More 

Helpful?
Thank Frenchartistnyc
cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly Alan! Pura Vida Barbara and martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel More 

Manteo, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I've been traveling to Santa Teresa since 2007 and discovered Cuesta Arriba in 2008. Since then, I ALWAYS stay with Barbara and Martin when I make my periodic visits. The past few times I have stayed for about a month and it's always perfect. Such a great spot to wake up at first light and paddle out before anyone else... More 

Helpful?
Thank Channantphoto
Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hey Chris! Once again...thank you very much! Thank you for the nice review and thank you for keep coming over the years. You truly are part of Cuesta Arriba's family..It is always nice to have you around. We hope to see you again inthe future! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I stayed at Cuesta Arriba for 14 days in march. And I really loved it. I was traveling by myself, also because I booked it super last minute. And after just a couple of days it didn't even felt that I was traveling alone anymore. Because I met a bunch of great like minded people (A bunch of theme commented... More 

Helpful?
Thank Roman_Rutten
cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hey Roman!!! Thank you for spreading the voice about us! It was nice to have you around. We are glad to know that you had a blast here! we really like your review and we know you ment every word! We really hope to see you again in the future! Take care. Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel More 

Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Nice and quiet at the outskirt of Santa Teresa. The staff were super friendly. Most people who live here are super serious surfers who wake up at 5 am to surf and therefore go to bed early, so it's a very quiet hotel. Don't go here if you want to party because its supposed to be all quiet at 11... More 

Helpful?
Thank Johanna B
Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Johanna ! Thank you for your nice review! we hope to serve you again in the future!!! Pura Vida!!! Barbara & Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel More 

Soderhamn, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Honestly the best hostel I've ever visited. Clean and well organized, but most of all this place felt like home after only a few days. It's limited number of beds makes for a very family-like experience, you're all best buddies a few hours after your arrival. I would most of all want to recommend this hostel for solo-travellers. I met... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emma W
cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Emmaaaaaa! Thank you for your nice review. It was really nice to have you around. We are sure that we'll see you again soon, somehow nice people like you keeps coming back again and again... Pura Vida Barbara & Martin Cuesta arriba Hotel More 

1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome - on top of the great amenities like location, pool, free breakfast, bike rental etc, the staff are wonderful and very helpful. The rooms and kitchen are spotless. A very relaxed chilled hostel in an amazing town! Stay here!!!

Helpful?
Thank Zoe H
Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing Zoe...Hope to see you back one day!!! Cheers Barbara & Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel More 

83 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (57)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Santa Teresa hotels
0.1 km away
Manala Hotel
Manala Hotel
#14 of 26 in Santa Teresa
320 reviews
0.1 km away
Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
#3 of 26 in Santa Teresa
304 reviews
2.1 km away
Hotel Tropico Latino
Hotel Tropico Latino
#5 of 26 in Santa Teresa
446 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 km away
Beach Break Surf Hotel
Beach Break Surf Hotel
#22 of 26 in Santa Teresa
57 reviews
0.5 km away
Hotel Meli Melo
Hotel Meli Melo
#5 of 32 in Santa Teresa
198 reviews
1.5 km away
Casa del Mar Surf Destiny
Casa del Mar Surf Destiny
#16 of 32 in Santa Teresa
72 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Colonial-style hotel surrounded by trees and tropical gardens with unique affordable rooms. The hotel features a communal kitchen,resting areas, hammocks and a sparkling pool in the landscaped garden. Complimentary coffee served at 8AM, free parking and Wireless is also offered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Address: 150 meters North From La Lora Amarilla, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: ₹ 1,915 - ₹ 4,377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Priceline, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Cuesta Arriba Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cuesta Arriba Hotel Santa Teresa
Cuesta Arriba Bed And Breakfast Hostel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cuesta Arriba Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great location. Quiet. Cute. Clean. Affordable. PERFECT!”
  • Sunset at Playa Santa Teresa
  • Bedroom entrance. So nice to chill on these chairs!
 of 5 bubbles melissacolleret, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room with a window”
 of 5 bubbles Gillianmont, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Book a Petite or Grande room if you want to sleep better; A/C and your own private room.”
 of 5 bubbles Frenchartistnyc, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Rooms depend on your budget. I was there a short time so chose the larger room with AC. Also, rooms in the upper areas are farther away from street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 496lizp, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“No wifi inside the rooms next to the pool but pretty sure all other rooms had wifi access. Main wifi point is in the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles Clintstravels, 14 Sep 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay