Santa Teresa

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A Bohemian Beach Town

Santa Teresa is esteemed for its sparkling, sandy beaches, which extend along an expanse of the Pacific coast. The beach features warm, blue waters that are perfect for swimming, surfing, and other water sports.

The vibe in Santa Teresa is very bohemian and easygoing. It is well-known for its diverse population of residents and visitors, which includes artists, surfers, yogis, and foreigners. There are a variety of boutique retail stores, art galleries, yoga studios, and health-conscious restaurants and cafes in the town.

Santa Teresa’s allure lies in its stunning scenery, flourishing surf culture, and laid-back lifestyle, making it a one-of-a-kind and appealing location for those looking for a coastal paradise in Costa Rica.


  • Long stretch of white sand beach
  • Reef & beach surf breaks
  • Boutique shops
  • Trendy cafes & restaurants
  • Laid-back vibe
  • Mixture of local & international


Santa Teresa is situated on the western side of the Nicoya Peninsula, facing the Pacific Ocean.

While the area in general is often referred to by this name, Santa Teresa proper is defined as the area along the stretch of beach that starts near the town’s soccer field, and ends at a rocky point landmark known as “El Peñon.”