We are located in the Nicoya Peninsula, on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It is considered to be a transitional zone between the dense, tropical jungle of the south and the drier, northern zone of Guanacaste.
Diverse vegetation and abundant wildlife can be seen along the Peninsula throughout the many established natural reserves and parks. Rivers and waterfalls form part of the scenery, and wildlife is protected in various reserves. The Nicoya Peninsula is absolutely beautiful with endless beaches that offer year-round warm water. This entices many types of aquatic activities, by far, surfing being the most popular.
The southern Nicoya Peninsula has long been one of Costa Rica's most secluded gems. From the hilly interior, the mountains sweep down to the Pacific Ocean, creating some of the most pristine and remote beaches in Costa Rica, one being Santa Teresa. Hidden secrets of life longevity make this area to be categorized as one of the top four blue zones in the world, where people can live for more than a century.
There are two ways to arrive to Santa Teresa: By Ferry from Puntarenas to the southern port of Paquera; or by daily scheduled flights to the Tambor domestic airport.
From Cóbano, the road leads west for 11 km where you will arrive at the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa crossroads. Head south and you will reach Mal País, which sits next to the first National Reserve, Cabo Blanco. Heading north leads to Santa Teresa, with long white beaches, creeks and natural pools stretching along the coast.
Santa Teresa sits on an endless expanse of beautiful white sand beaches backed by jungle covered hills. The town, becoming more popular with surfers, yogis and travelers alike; has a relaxed surfer vibe, bohemian spirit and a friendly "pura-vida" feel.
Santa Teresa has some of the best and most consistent surf conditions in Costa Rica all year around. It has become a surf Mecca for people from all over the world. There is however still more to do than surfing. It is also becoming very popular for those seeking to practice yoga. Yoga classes public and private are offered all over town, for all levels and styles.
Santa Teresa is known for its' spectacular sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, where the entire town seems to gather at the beach to enjoy the cool breezes, watch the surfers in the pink-painted horizon and make plans for the evening. The town offers an amazing variety of restaurants, from local Costa Rican food, seafood, and international cuisine.
Life here is spread throughout the long stretch between Mal País, Santa Teresa and Hermosa, creating a great mix of both lively activity and empty pockets of endless beaches. Venturing a bit farther in land or into the countryside, adventure seekers can take a horseback tour, rent an ATV to check out nearby attractions, or even tour by boat for snorkeling, watching whales, mantarays and sea turtles.