14 Reasons why we love Santa Teresa Beach
It is so easy to love Santa Teresa Beach, but do you know why people do?
Have you not been to Santa Teresa Beach yet? Well, here is a list of 14 reasons to love Santa Teresa Beach, and why you should choose The Nicoya Peninsula to purchase a beach home or beach property in Costa Rica.
Santa Teresa Beach is located in the middle of two small villages, Mal Pais in the south and Playa Hermosa in the north. They connect with each other by one, long winding road, just behind the beach. When visitors say they love Santa Teresa Beach, they really also talk about Mal Pais, Playa Hermosa, and Playa Carmen. That’s because it’s hard to tell when one stops and the other starts.
These are all REAL comments found on forums, TripAdvisor and in emails from clients. These comments will give a good idea why we all love Santa Teresa Beach:
1. Amazing Location
- Traveled with family–adult children. Amazing location, amazing surf, and quiet remote beach…very tropical.
- Lots of access points to beach from the main road in Santa Teresa. Very few vendors. No peddlers, so you need to bring your own umbrellas, chairs, food, toys, etc. A wonderful place.
- Great location to get away from the noise, go for long walks, practice yoga and surf, yet a short drive from Playa Hermosa and Playa Carmen.
- It’s hard to get here, but once you arrived you don’t want to leave anymore.
2. White Sand Beach
- Gorgeous beach with the softest sand.
- An idyllic beach with white sand, beautiful palm trees, and endless crystal blue waves.
- Simply one of the best beaches I have ever seen, and I live at the beach!
- The beaches are not crowded during the day and there is plenty of space for you to hang up a hammock.
3. Advanced Surf
- Good beach with constant waves for advanced surfers. As an intermediate beginner, the waves were too big for me in the of March – beginning of April.
- Surfer’s paradise… if you are a surfer you owe it to yourself to come here. You will be in good company.
4. Tiny Town
- A tiny little, can we call it a town? OK, but be sure and look for it when driving by or you will miss it.
- It’s a pretty quiet town, people are really friendly.
- Those dusty bumpy roads help to maintain the charm.
5. Tide Pools
- At low tide, some fun tide pools and rocks to explore off to the North.
- Many people snorkel here in the calm pools created during low tide.
- Parking area where “contributions” are requested. Take a 1 mil note with you and you won’t have a problem.
- Easy ample parking and several Ticos selling sarongs and handmade jewelry.
- Great place for a beach walk! Found a natural plunge pool, lots of pretty shells, good shoes a must for walking on the rocks. A very nice dog kept us company and even went swimming with us!
- Walked about 8mi worth of this beach as well as surfed about two mi worth, it is so awesome!!!
- There are like 3 beaches in one, so you can walk through an endless beach watching surfers at the distance.
- Beautiful beach where the only conflict is to decide whether to sit, swim or walk for miles in serenity–oh yeah–we did it all!
- Just go there. Lost in paradise! Get up early and enjoy the feeling of an unexplored beach. Anytime again!!!
- It is one of those beaches that really makes u feel like u are in a tropical paradise.
- Paradise beach in the middle of nowhere.
- Hard to believe there is a place like this, I wish I could live here forever, beautiful relaxing great people, my family loved it!
9. Empty Beach
- Enjoyed the mostly empty beach.
- Aside from the surfers in the water, there is no one on the beach. You will feel like it is all yours.
- This is an absolutely breathtaking beach that is huge and wide and practically empty.
- The beach went on forever and wasn’t crowded.
- You can feel alone on that beach at 6 am-noon or 6 pm.
- Bring your surfboard and cans of beers to enjoy the sunset with.
- Perfect for sunsets. The calm water between the rocks creates a beautiful mirror.
- The reason to go here is the spectacular sunsets. Some of the best sunsets you will ever see.
- There are plenty of Vegan restaurants and options in the town square and along the short road towards Santa Teresa.
- A lot of restaurants to choose from! You must eat at a local soda to try a casado which is a typical Costa Rican meal that includes a meat, vegetables, beans, rice, salad and french fries/plantains. The Bakery was a yummy breakfast spot and Chop It has excellent burgers.
- Tons of places to eat.
- You will see dogs waiting for their owners to finish surfing on the beach. You will see dogs running down the road following their owners’ ATVs. And, you will see dogs walking around a local restaurant. They also love Santa Teresa beach!
- I loved hanging with all the beach dogs.
13. The Critters
- If u like critters, the hermit crabs are fun to watch hunting for shells.
14. Greatest Place on Earth
- Greatest place on earth!! Surf?? Sun ☀Super fun people good vibes Del Soul Surf chill Yoga?Healthy Organic ??Monkeys ? Pura Vida!!!
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