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Santa Teresa


Santa Teresa is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula. Extending for approximately 6 km it has grown quite quickly in the last few years with people coming from all corners of the world, some settled and transformed this little fishing village into one of Costa Rica's trendiest destinations.


Once farmer land, Santa Teresa has today many restaurants, places to stay to accommodate all budgets, horse riding, canopy tours. This beautiful and tranquila beach community enjoy volleyball and beach soccer. You can even fly with ultra light plane. These are just a few or it's diverse activities, whether you want to surf or just relax on a pristine beach this is one of the Pacific's greatest spots.


Established in 1963, the Cabo Blanco National Park, is a rich tropical forest with diverse wildlife: white face capuchin, howler monkey, armadillo, squirrel, white-tailed deer, coati, raccoon, opossum, green and black iguana, tayra, bat, porcupine, paca, margay, peccary, northern tamandua, skunk, coyote, agouti.


Among the many birds are woodpecker, white-threaded magpie-jai, bare-throated tiger heron, crested caracara, white fronted parrot, black-headed trogon, turquoise-bowed mot mot, long tailed manakin, magpie jay, cattle egret, chachalaca, ringed kingfisher and sulphur-winged parakeet.


The whole coastline it's ideal for surfing with waves for the beginner to the fearless pro, year round. If you are learning there are many gentle beach breaks from Playa Carmen to Santa Teresa and northern. When it gets big experienced surfers will look for point breaks like Suck Rock and Sunset reef. > More surfing info

Suck Rock. Photo by Mario_Rubbino

Learning to surf is a wonderfull experience expecially if guided by an experienced surf teacher. Griss works with the best surf schools in Santa Teresa to make sure you rapidly succed in catching your first wave.
Griss can book your surfing lesson for you. You can chose group or individual lesson. Lessons are available both for beginners and for advanced surfers, in english, spanish and italian languages. Write us!


Especially in high season there is abundant nightlife in Santa Teresa. You can dive into the steaming atmosphere of a "Baile" in the Saloon where you might run into a live band featuring Costa Rican music. Or have a party on the beach with House, Trip Hop or Ambient. Very popular with locals and tourists alike are the Reggae nights which are so perfectly in tune with the tropical lifestyle.



Canopy Tours Malpais:canopy tour

More than 1 kilometer cables, 9 platforms and a rappel descending from gigantic trees, You can also hike on the property and learn about medicinal plants, birds and animals.

Horseback Riding: canopy tour

Explore the hilly back lands or ride close to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve through lush river valleys up to sight points on the hill. Or make a sunset horse ride along miles of gorgeous beaches.



canopy tour

With your own transportation it takes 40 min to drive to the nice little town of Montezuma with its many waterfalls and picturesque beaches.


Isla Tortuga

canopy tour

Pristine white sand beaches and snorkeling lovers will find a boat to reach the island from Montezuma.

Motorcycles and Quad Rentals
Make a fun and adventurous trip on a Quad or Motorcycle and make a trip over the mountain to Cabuya and Montezuma. Or explore the quaint and scenic beaches of Playa Hermosa and Manzanillo.


Boat Tours

From the small fisherman's port of Malpais you can go by Panga around the tip of the peninsula. You might see sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays or whales. Guaranteed is the sight of crowds of maritime birds and tremendous sunsets.


Fishing Tours

Several fishermen in Malpais offer fishing tours by Panga. The pacific ocean here abounds with fish and you are very likely to catch yourself an excellent dinner. Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Giant Tuna, Yellow-finned Tuna and much more.

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