Santa Teresa is a small coastal town on the Nicoya Peninsula, of the Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. Located roughly 150 kilometres (93 miles) west of the capital city of San José, this small town began as a remote fishing village, relying on agriculture, cattle ranching and small-scale fishing. Today Santa Teresa is now a booming travel destination in Costa Rica, with tourism providing the main source of the town’s income.
If you want to surf but don’t know how there are plenty of surf camps and numerous surf schools and shops who cater to all ages and levels of surf experience. The breaks of Playa Santa Teresa are also excellent for beginners learning to surf. Fishing, snorkeling and kite-surfing are other popular water activities thanks to the areas crystal clear waters and abundance of wildlife.
Santa Teresa is ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. You can walk for miles to the north or south of Santa Teresa as you explore this picturesque coastline. Whether you gaze out at the ocean, peer into the jungle or get your feet wet for a little underwater adventure, Santa Teresa’s coastline is sure to leave you speechless.
If you’d rather rest and relax on the beach, enjoy the stunning view from a lounge chair or try out the yoga and spa services located on the sunny shores. Worried about burning? Luckily there are lots of shady hideaways on the beach thanks to the jungle that hugs the shoreline.
Other activities offered in Santa Teresa include boat tours that go around the tip of the peninsula, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), horseback riding, or a canopy tour on the edge of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.
When it comes time for Santa Teresa’s spectacular sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, everyone seems to gather at the beach to enjoy the cool breezes, while watching the surfers and making plans for the evening.
Most who come to Santa Teresa never want to leave, and as a result, over the years many travellers decided have decided to stay and make Santa Teresa their home. This influx of newcomers created a very multicultural town with a variety of stylish boutiques, restaurants and bars dotting the hillside to meet any traveler’s needs.
Santa Teresa offers plenty of nightlife, especially during high season and even more so over the Christmas holidays. Drop in to the unique atmosphere of a “Baile” in the dancehall of “La Lora”, or hit Santa Teresa’s other nightspots on the beach where international DJ’s spin electronic dance music. A super popular event in Santa Teresa are the reggae nights, music that is so perfectly in tune with the tropical lifestyle.
Let the staff at Latitude 10 know what interests you and we will make sure you get the most out of your visit to Santa Teresa!