Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Santa Teresa is a small beach town in Costa Rica on the southern most tip of Nicoya Peninsula in Puntarenas Province. Due to its panoramic vistas, sparkling white sand beaches, tropical jungles and adventurous opportunities, the beach city has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

Santa Teresa is one of the top surfing destinations in Costa Rica. Santa Teresa is known for its consistent year round surfing, beautiful white sand beaches (often rated among the most beautiful in the world), it’s large variety of small boutique beachfront hotels, and world class cuisine. Although it has grown tremendously in the past decade, the town itself is still actually quite small. There are a few dozen hotels and restaurants, and an equal number of vacation rental houses.

Numerous people flock to Santa Teresa for a good dose of sultry sun, sun drenched beaches, flourishing wildlife and raging waves of the Pacific Ocean. Surfers can ride the waves, lovers can take a moonlight stroll, nature enthusiasts can explore the jungles and photographers can capture the wonderful moments. There is no denying that the town has unlimited things to offer. Moreover, the city is fairly inexpensive and tourist friendly so travelers can enjoy their retreat to the fullest. Experience amazing new things in Santa Teresa and have a time of your life.

Playa Santa Teresa

Playa Santa Teresa is a white sand beach in Santa Teresa located just north to the Playa Carmen. The beach is fronted by a crystal clear santa teresa 1water of Pacific Ocean with a scenic backdrop of thick rain forests. Playa Santa Teresa is largely undeveloped and remains mostly isolated except on weekends. The beach is dotted with many natural tide pools which are perfect for a swim on a hot day. It also features two of Costa Rica’s most famous surf spots, La Lora and Suck Rock. Horseback riding, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and sailing are quite popular. Tourists should also visit CaboBlancoNatureReservePark which is located nearby the beach.

Where to Sleep in Santa Teresa Town

There are various places to stay in Santa Teresa ranging from luxurious villas, glamorous resorts, charming boutique hotels, convenient hostels and cabins for backpackers and cozy bed and breakfast services. Be it a family vacation, a romantic retreat, a solo adventure or a vibrant tour with your friends, vacationers will find every sort of accommodation that are suitable for them. Some of the most popular luxury lodges include Red Palm Villas Flor Blanca Resort and Latitude 10 Exclusive Beach Resort. For those who want an affordable yet with somewhat deluxe amenities can stay at Canaima Chill House, El Rey Patricio or Funky Monkey. For backpackers and surfers, hostels and cabinas like Cuesta Arriba B&B Hostel, Hotel Casa Cecilia or Don Jon’s Surf Lodge and Restaurant are superb.

Where to Eat in Santa Teresa

There is a huge range of restaurants in Santa Teresa area. Many of these places are inexpensive, versatile and are located nearby the beach. Whether it a local gallo pinto you want to try or want to fulfill your craving for a juicy burger or a pizza, you can readily treat appetite. Along with restaurants, there are plenty of cafes and bars. During your stay in Santa Teresa, you must eat at the following restaurants; Restaurante Ambrosia, Al Chile Viola Restaurant, Burger Rancho, Habaneros Restaurant, Kika, Koji’s Restaurant, Brisas del Mar, Chicken Joe’s Restaurant and Otro Lado Restaurant.

Santa Teresa – A Tropical Getaway in Costa Rica

For more information on Santa Teresa, visit:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g635538-Santa_Teresa_Province_of_Puntarenas-Vacations.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Teresa,_Costa_Rica

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/costa-rica/peninsula-de-nicoya/mal-pais-and-santa-teresa

 

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