Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa

4.6
#1 of 18 in Beaches in Province of Puntarenas
Take a trip to Playa Santa Teresa, an attractive and popular part of the coast. The sandy expanse offers a wide space for relaxation and recreation, while the trees that back the beach provide plenty of shade for cooling off after playing a beach game or taking a swim. The beach attracts surfers with its variety of beach breaks, point breaks, and high swells, ideal for more experienced surfers. Head north along the beach to find more secluded areas, with resorts thinning out and the landscape becoming rockier and dotted with more protected bays. Find out how to plan Santa Teresa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • If you are looking for tranquility, a beach without many people and if you like surfing, this place is perfect... The village is small but great. Close to shops and services, do not hesitate to visit this beach.
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  • Disclaimer: we visited in October which is low season. Beach calm, but it is a small village where we found only 1 bar allowing to sit beside the Sea (banana beach restaurant). The town is basically a not very large straight Street where there are motorcycles, ATVs and cars at high speed and there's not much to do (several places were also closed for being low season). We also find more Chuck trash than in the rest of Costa Rica where it is usually pretty clean. Anyway we rest much Fuego Lodge (recommended!) and enjoy the beach.
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  • Beautiful beach, perfect for those who love surfing and quiet life, warm water and infinite spaces. Postcard landscape. Very nice
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