Santa Teresa

by Geoff McCabe

Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is all about surfing. From beach-side hammock hotels catering to backpacking surfers, to wealthy California surfers living the good life, Santa Teresa has them all. If you’re coming to Santa Teresa, chances are you’re here to surf or at least enjoy the waves.

Unlike the Malpais beaches south of the crossroads, Santa Teresa has mostly white sand beaches, with great beach breaks almost everywhere. There’s also a world-class point break called “Suck Rock”, which occasionally gets ridable waves up to 20 feet high.

Santa Teresa’s foreign population is very international, with beach lovers from all over, and it shows in the culture. There are many amazing restaurants, and a few world class boutique Santa Teresa hotels in the area. Movie stars and other celebrities are frequently spotted walking along the beaches. In the last few years, several successful small art galleries have appeared, such as Inspiracion Gallery and Zwart Cafe/Gallery.

Great Activities

There’s a lot to do here. Besides surfing, there are two canopy tours (one in Malpais and one in Montezuma). Several yoga centers with beautiful ocean views or beachfront such as Pranamar, are very popular. In fact nearly every spot in Santa Teresa has a place to do yoga within walking distance. Other popular activities include sailing, scuba diving, and sportfishing, ATV “quad” rentals/tours.

About the Real Estate

Tropisphere also features many fabulous ocean view properties available in the hills of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa and Manzanillo.

Also try our Malpais Real Estate web page, which lists the properties available south of the crossroads where the road comes down from Cobano to the beach.

For Santa Teresa vacation rentals, click here.

More information:

Real Estate Listings – This is our page with the real estate listings for St Teresa. – Tourism info with hotels, restaurants, beaches, activites, etc

Santa Teresa Surfing – Lots of information on the area’s surf breaks, surf camps, beaches, etc

Articles – Santa Teresa articles and details for tourists.

by Geoff McCabe

Geoff McCabe is CEO and co-owner of Tropisphere. He has been working in real estate in Costa Rica since 2003. Currently he lives on his organic farm, Rancho Delicioso. Geoff enjoys surfing, fire dancing, photography, and spending time with his friends here on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula.