From the wave-filled Pacific waters around the Nicoya Peninsula to National Parks covered by lush green rainforest and dotted by volcanoes, and quaint villages with hospitable locals – the spirit of Pura Vida will envelop you in your trip to Costa Rica.
A hallmark of Costa Rican tourism is the quality of accommodation – and Santa Teresa lives up to its international recognition. Groups of expats who fell in love with the aura of the country set up hotels and lodges that showcase a mix of sophistication and simplicity in their design and business philosophies.
If an ocean view is what you seek, sit back and relax in Sandy Lane’s three-sided infinity pool while watching the waves roll in across the road. At Hermosa Beach Villa, take an early morning dip at Playa Hermosa only a few steps from your room, then lounge at the poolside deck and let your troubles drift away with the breeze. Groups of friends and families have everything within reach at the four-bedroom Luxury Chill House: comfort, a view of the ocean, sounds of the forest, and restaurants only a few minutes away.
Costa Rica’s beaches are a delight on their own – but the quality of their waves make them so much better. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, the breaks in and around Santa Teresa offer the consistency, accessibility and perfection for at least two sessions per day. Looking to bring your surf skill and your trip to the next level? Jump in a VIP tour and charter a yacht to take you on your private surf mission to renowned spots such as Ollies Point and Witches Rock. Experienced surf coaches and guides will lead the way to ensure you find the best waves and leave with the brightest memories.
One of the beauties of a trip to Santa Teresa is that the whole place revolves around keeping the body, mind and spirit connected and balanced. To recharge your energies after a surf, pop into one of the cafes and restaurants and discover a dynamic cuisine that merges local ingredients with international tendencies to create amazing dishes to give your health a boost.
Healthy living goes beyond the table. Take the afternoon to re-connect with body and mind in customised yoga or Pilates practises, or simply relax with a massage session in one of the local spas. If you wish to keep the adrenaline pumping, join one of the daily horse riding and zip-lining tours, or visit the wildlife-rich nature reserves around Santa Teresa.
Indeed, Costa Rica is all about nature – so why not see what else is there besides the sea? Either before or after reaching Santa Teresa for a surf binge, take a detour to La Fortuna and stop by the Arenal Volcano National Park. Slump into one of the hot springs at the foot of the active Arenal Volcano, then hike through the rainforest surrounding Chato Volcano for a plunge into the natural pool of La Fortuna Waterfall.
Head up the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range to Monteverde and find refuge from the coastal heat by going on a guided trail in the Monte Verde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve, where you will encounter the exuberant flora and fauna that makes Costa Rica so famous. And since the country is also celebrated for its coffee, don’t forget to pop into one of the farms along the way for a guided tour and tasting.
Four Seasons is renowned for delivering memorable experiences with its unique language of luxury. Stylish rooms, authentically friendly service and world-class restaurants set the brand apart. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo suits solo surfers, those travelling with their partner, or families looking for adventure.
Welcome to Casa Taman, a brand new five-star luxury villa situated in a private property, with direct access to the beautiful beach of Santa Teresa.
Casa Lanui is one of the most unique luxury homes in Costa Rica. Located on the northern, most exclusive part of Santa Teresa, with direct access to the white-sand beach, it is the perfect place to be. All along the location of this beachfront villa, surfers can find the most consistent waves of Costa Rica.