5 great places to stay in Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa, a small town in Puntarenas Province, is located about 150 kilometers west of San José. Even decades ago Santa Teresa was a small village that has now become a lively town. Despite a decade of explosive growth, the region’s natural beauty remains intact. The sea is alive with wildlife and is almost perfect when it comes to shape, color and temperature. Santa Teresa provides a great opportunity for visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of more crowded destinations.

Playa Cielo

Playa Cielo

Santa Teresa is an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy a vacation in a place just steps away from the main street and also close to the beach. From Playa Cielo you can reach some of the cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets of the area within walking distance. Though it is set secluded on the beach yet close to the local attractions. Overlooking the ocean and with an amazing restaurant, it is an great place to stay. Four deluxe beachfront ecologically built villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica – three one bedroom villas and one two bedroom/two bathroom villa. All of the villas are featured with amazing bathroom with open roof shower or bath. There are kitchen, wall mounted cable TV, air conditioner, laptop safe and WiFi connection. There is no doubt that the setting and accommodations at this hotel are among the most beautiful in the world. The property also feature a swimming pool, spa gazebo, kid’s playground and a beachfront restaurant. They went the extra mile to build the casitas with Eco-consciousness and sustainability in mind.

Website: http://www.playacielo.com/index.html

Villas Hermosas

Villas Hermosas The location is beyond perfect, beautiful beach, super comfortable accommodations, exotic gardens, great pool, lots of parking and security. They have a large freshwater swimming pool with a beautiful cascading and bracing waterfall. It’s a guest favorite. Another great attraction of Villas Hermosas is thatch-roofed rancho. This  thatch-roofed rancho provides relaxation in a natural Costa Rican environment. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and willing to help in any way. Villas Hermosas has a perfect view of the sun setting. The cleanliness is amazing, and their support staff show huge smiles and enjoy talking to us while they take care of the property during the day.  The beach has a very gentle slope so you can walk out a long ways before it gets deep. The best beach is slightly to the right of the villas, about a 3 minute walk.

Website: http://villashermosas.com/

Shaka Beach Retreat

shaka beach retreat Located on 200 M Norte de Escuela, Santa Teresa, Shaka Beach Retreat is really  nothing short of magical, very relaxing and calming. Shaka has it’s own excellent yoga studio in the jungle. The perfect solution for an easy tropical escape, with a dose of challenge and adventure. Each of their luxurious spacious villas is surrounded by tropical gardens and native fruit trees. Monkeys swinging over your villas coconut trees and amazing Costa Rician plants and flowers. Shaka has a very special force that attracts the guests and opens their heart, mind and soul to the beautiful wilderness and water of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Penninsula.

Website: http://www.shakacostarica.com/

Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center

Horizon - Ocean View Hotel & Yoga Center Horizon, a beautiful resort situated high on a hill overlooking the ocean, is a peaceful hillside hotel in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. The ocean is a brief walk from the hotel – about seven minutes. The yoga deck is above the restaurant. Horizon offers different choices of drop-in yoga classes. It has incredible views. The staff is very friendly and will go out of their way to make sure that your stay is a perfect as it can be. Though it’s really  hard to leave the serenity of the hotel but you will also enjoy the surf, paddleboard, zip line and horseback ride. reception/lounge/breakfast area is just super chilled with some nice music and a whole lot of great books and magazines.

Website: http://www.horizon-yogahotel.com/index.php

Casa MarBella

casa marbella Casa MarBella offers a comfortable ambiance in the midst of the Costa Rican tropics. From the beautiful surroundings, breathtaking landscaping, professional staff, large pool and gorgeous rooms, Casa Marbella is truly heaven on earth which invites you to come and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with style, comfort, and safety. The outdoor areas are clean, modern and well decorated to make you feel heavenly all the times. There are convenient outdoor showers, a pool, coffee, rental boards, and everything else you need for a seamless stay. By the way, the beach which is just a 5 min walk down from the hotel is one of the nicest.

Website: http://casamarbel.la/

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