Santa Teresa

santa teresa

Santa Teresa, a small town, situated in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. Sitting on the western edge of the Nicoya Peninsula, this tiny town started as a remote fishing village, relying on cattle ranching, agriculture and small-scale fishing. It is situated about 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of the capital city of San Jose. This laid-back town has blossomed into a booming travel destination in the last several years. With its gorgeous white sandy beaches and swells, it is popular as world-class surfing spot in Costa Rica. Situated 6.5 km north of Cabo Blanco National Park, the sleepy beach hamlet of Malpais is Santa Teresa’s quiet neighbor. This town provides plenty of opportunities to the travelers to enjoy International cuisine, year round surf, daily yoga classes and a generally cool vibe.


hotel playa carmen Hotel Playa Carmen:

Situated in the town of Santa Teresa, Hotel Playa Carmen is the only traditional hotel on the south end of the Pacific side of Nicoya Peninsula. It is featured with 28 rooms with air conditioner and flat-screen cable TV, swimming pool, sun terraces and a seasonal snack bar. Its bathrooms are featured with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. This hotel property is set within 1 minute walking distance from the beach. At this hotel free WiFi is also available. Just within 25 m you will find a bus station and 40 km away there is Tambor Airport.

Call:+506 2640 0404
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Casa MarBella Casa MarBella:

Situated on a mountain slope in Santa Teresa, Casa Marbella boutique hotel overlooks amazing panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. It is set within walking distance to the beach, stores and restaurants. It is featured with eight units with four different typologies of rooms. The decor of the rooms has tropical touch. This property is featured with infinity pool, free parking area, WiFi in the common areas, sun terrace, ocean view yoga deck and reception. All the rooms have air conditioner and provide ocean view. At this hotel you will enjoy having different services including massage, house keeping, and also babysitting.

Call: + 506 2640 0749

pranamar villas and yoga retreat Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat:

Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat provides luxurious, spacious villas with terraces with hammocks. It overlooks amazing views of its swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens. It has terraces offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. There are open-air bathrooms including granite sinks and bathtubs. It also has fan, fridge and free WiFi. Its open-air restaurant serves healthy, organic dishes with Asian and Pacific influences. There is also a tea lounge.

Call: +506 2640 0852
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orto lado Otro Lado Lodge:

Nestled in a quiet tropical garden, this small resort is just a few steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This lodge consists four separate residences, each with two levels and ideal for accommodating four people comfortably. Its open air restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean dishes all of which are prepared with fresh and high quality ingredients.

Call: +506 2640 1941

horizon yoga hotel Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center:

This peaceful hilltop hotel overlooks the vast horizon of the Pacific Ocean. It is set five minutes from the white sands of the beautiful beach of Santa Teresa. It features a triangle shaped infinity pool pointing towards the ocean. The highest point of the hotel is a beautiful wooden yoga deck. Its restaurant serves fresh baked goods and foods which are prepared with organically grown herbs. It also has a vegetarian tea house. In this hotel you will find four private wooden cabins containing a fully equipped kitchen, orthopedic health mats, air conditioning, a safe, hot water showers and balconies.

Call: (506) 2640 0524
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hotel tropico latino Hotel Tropico Latino:

This hotel is featured with exquisitely-designed tropical bungalows and suites which are made with exotic hardwoods. In those bungalows and suites you will get luxury amenities, ceiling fans, air conditioning, hot water and security safe. You will get a mini bar, coffee maker and complimentary coffee. This hotel has a full spa with natural products. There is a yoga studio and also a Mediterranean restaurant Shambala where you can enjoy organic International cuisine and a healthy food menu that features organic fruits and vegetables, seafood, local fresh fish and meat.

Call: +1 800-724-1235
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latitude10 Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort:

Latitude 10 Resort has five spacious free standing, individually decorated and private casiatas. Located on over seven acres of private beachfront property, each casitas has its own tropical decor. Its facilities include pracious living rooms, safety deposit boxes, locally-made, organic soap, shampoo, lotion and bug spray. It also has outdoor showers including hot water and sunflower shower head. Service also include daily housekeeping, complimentary bicycles, books and board games, candlelit turn-down service.

Call: +506 8309 2943

shakabeach resort Shaka Beach Retreat:

This resort provides accommodations which feature air conditioner and a terrace. There you will also find bathroom with shower. Rooms overlook amazing garden view. This resort provides free WiFi access in the resort and it has a restaurant and a private beach area. Additional facilities include seating area, water sports facilities, shared lounge, safety deposit box and bed linen. There is also free parking.

Call: +506 2640 1118
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florblanca resort Florblanca Resort:

This resort is located 12 km from Montezuma. It is featured with air conditioned bedroom fitted with luxurious linens. Its each individual villa is surrounded by colorful tropical vegetation and feature a spacious open-air living area with a hand-made Costa Rican hammock for two. Its bathroom is creatively designed in a garden setting. It is also featured with an outdoor pool and spa center, an on-site restaurant. Throughout the property you will enjoy WiFi. There is also free private parking available,gift shop at the property.

Call: +506 2640 0232
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al-chile-viola Al Chile Viola:

It is an Italian restaurant and cafe that serves mouth watering, healthy and fresh food. A professional Italian chef Emiliano Franceschini with the help of his wife Luz, prepares the dishes. Also known as Purple Pepper, this restaurant is perfect place for dating. You can enjoy cheese pizza, pasta, sea bass rolled with grilled vegetables and prosciutto, a bottle of red and the beef carpaccio and fresh sea food or a cocktail.

Call:+506 2640 0433

Burger Rancho:

Burger Rancho has a burger joint with numerous options and toppings. It serves juicy, full of flavor burgers. Here you will enjoy the traditional lime and tomato based ceviche in different way and its taste enhanced by addition of tuna, avocado, pinions, red peppers and a uniquely delicious sauce. They have many more to offer. You can aslo enjoy other popular dishes like fresh homemade beef patties, sandwiches, fresh sea food, hummus, casados, schnitzel, salads, tuna salads and tacos. It also serves a wonderful array of desserts, smoothies, wine, beer, coffee, lemonades, cocktails, tea and many more.

Call: +506 2640 0583

chicken joe's Chicken Joe’s:

It is a small but charming restaurant that serves Peruvian-spiced rotisserie chicken, habanero-seasoned ceviche, local fish tacos and decadent homemade desserts like heavenly fruit cheesecake. It offers good prices, a family oriented atmosphere and simply amazing customer service.

koji's Koji’s:

Located at about 20 minutes to the north of Santa Teresa, Koji’s restaurant is popular for its mouth watering Japanese food particularity sushi. Barely fried grilled octopus is one of its most popular dishes. It also serves crunch lobster sashimi seasoned with fresh ginger, fresh tuna sushi, Nigori Sake, delicious tempura and spicy fish rolls. Kids will enjoy the Japanese style chicken nuggets. With its great service and a relaxes environment, it is a reasonably priced family restaurant featuring an authentic Japanese menu.

Call: +506 2640 0815

habanero Habaneros:

It is an amazing beachfront Mexican fusion restaurant. Set in the highly rated Playa Cielo hotel, this restaurant servers daily specials. It depends on the catch of the day and lobster and fish are a house specialty. Here you can also enjoy a wide selection of delicious maragaritas. While enjoying your food, you can also enjoy watching amazing sunset views.

Call: +506 2640 1106

pronto Pronto:

It is an authentic Italian Rosticceria. This restaurant is based on fresh, fast and affordable take out/street food Italian specialist. At this place you can enjoy meat, pesto and spinach/mushroom/truffle lasagnas, focaccia, eggplant parmigiana, arancini, chicken parm, calzone and meatball subs, salads, pastas, frittatas and many more. It serves vegetarian dishes and also some gluten free options.

Call: +506 8479 4888

Restaurante Tapas El Rey Patricio:

This restaurant follows healthier, lighter, low fat recipes. It uses best selection of cheese, hams, cold cuts with Designation of Origin, accompanied with wines and Cavas from wineries of our country. Its tapas are prepared with the freshest ingredients of the cattle ranches, farmers and fishermen of the area.

Call: +506 2640 0248


In the surf town of Santa Teresa, there is always a variety of festive venues which offer live music, dancing the night away, tasty treats, and cold drinks. At the time of sun setting, the party is ready to heat up from the beachfront bars to poolside lounges.

nativo Nativo Sports Bar:

This bar is located at the cruce in Playa Carman. It offers great drink specials each night with a choice of North American and Typical food on the menu. If you visit this place on Tuesday, you can enjoy eating tacos and drinks at a special price.

Call: +506 2640 0356

Open Mike Night at Kika:

You can enjoy dance parties at Kika on Thursday and Saturday nights. There you can also enjoy fork-tender pork or sesame-crusted tuna and wash it down with ice cold beer. It offers encrusted tuna, juicy steak that are full of flavor coconut breaded shrimp, spicy sesame tuna, Rafa’s pork and many desserts.

discobar lora amarilla La Lora Amarilla Disco Bar:

Set just a stones throw away from Kika, La Lora Amarilla disco bar remains open late where you can enjoy best dive bar experience in town. At this place you can meet many locals and tourists and enjoy live musics and djs.

Santa Teresa Surfing Beaches:

Santa Teresa:

There are several beach breaks in Santa Teresa. Advanced surfers will find point breaks and high swells. You can enjoy surfing more at the time of low tide.

Playa Hermosa:

This long sandy beach is ideal fore the new surfers who will love to play with the easy going beach breaks of it.


At the north end of the beach you will find the reef offshore. You will have to work hard to break the waves and it will be a bit challenging.

Yoga in Santa Teresa:

pranamar yoga Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat:

It offers yoga retreats and workshops throughout the year. All the classes are directed by International teachers and its resident yoga teacher Nancy Goodfellow. Here you can enjoy all-inclusive yoga vacations that can be customized according to your desires and needs. It also offers daily classes which are guided by certified, professional instructors.

Call: (506)2640-0852

nautilas Nautilus Boutique Hotel:

This hotel offers yoga twice daily in its beautiful jungle studio. Its world class instructors create yoga sequences to incorporate exercise, balance and wellness. Everyday sessions are offered by this hotel at 9 am and 6 pm and these classes last for 90 minutes. Each of the instructors has a unique style, extensive training and experience. Its classes include Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Yin and Restorative classes.

Call: 506-2640-0991

Horizon Yoga Hotel:

It offers daily yoga classes which are directed by professional yoga instructors. Classes include Hatha Flow Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Core Yoga and also offers special prenatal yoga classes and massages. It welcomes all levels of yogis.

Call: (506) 2640 0524

hotel tropicao latino Hotel Tropico Latino:

It offers daily yoga classes for the beginners and advanced yogis as well as some specialty classes offered by our certified instructors. It also offers private yoga classes, acro yoga, ungravity, couples yoga, family yoga, kids yoga and also fitness classes. Throughout the year, it offers yoga retreats which held in its two beachfront yoga decks.

Call: (506) 2640 00 62


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