Santa Teresa is located on the far tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches and a very hip surfing town full of vibrant restaurants. 4 beaches next to each other set a distinctive site for travelers to visit. Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, El Carmen & Playa Hermosa are the most visited.

While in recent years, Santa Teresa has become a bustling surf town, Malpais has retained its laid-back vibe and beckons travelers in search of nature and tranquility. Playa Carmen is one of the most popular beaches in the area, with easygoing surf and nice beach restaurants. In Playa Carmen is the main commercial center of the beach communities, where you find banks, the pharmacy, and car rentals.

Today, a young, energetic community offers all kinds of services, and you find some of Costa Rica’s finest hotels and a surprisingly vast choice of good restaurants. The younger crowds, in particular, flock to the happening surf town where bars and restaurants always have something going on.

The region offers different activities, such as visiting National Parks & Wildlife Refuges such as Cabo Blanco and Curu. Learning how to surf in warm waters. Visiting the community of Montezuma and its waterfall. Zip Lining across the forest and mountain biking up the hills, or just sit down and enjoy one of Costa Rica`s most beautiful sunsets, Santa Teresa offers experiences for everyone.


4.5 hours from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) ** A 1 hour Ferry ride is necessary 4 hours from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia (LIR) 30min Domestic Flight + 30min drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

Recommended travel dates:

December to August

Ideal for:

Adventure Travel, Family, Honeymoon