Santa Teresa, Cost Rica

Pura Vida

The beach of Santa Teresa offers perfectly shaped peaks along the whole beachside

Playa Santa Teresa has quickly become a mainstream spot because this white sand beachbreak is hollow and consistent, especially at lower tides. The beach has a variety of world-class breaks but one of the best shaped peaks is right out front of the sandy lane. Every day – all year round, you can watch waves peeling while having a breakfast. You can call it surf heaven with opportunities for all levels of surfing – with both lefts and rights in the area and some rocky reef points that can hold very big swells. The warm tropical water and the perfect beach breaks waves make it all easy, safe and fun for surfers of all ages.
If you want to venture yourself out in a 4×4 vehicle there is a great diversity of surf spots in that area. From reef breaks to different kind of beach breaks all in a short driving range. Or simple leave behind the 4×4 and jump onboard a boat to several right hander point breaks where you can surf by yourself perfect waves.
All surf stoked people will enjoy the Pura Vida vibe, the great waves and the delightful food.


Located at the southern tip of Nicoya peninsula the charming fishing villages Santa Teresa and Malpais have flourished with ex-pat development and offer an air of sophistication alongside the pristine beaches and numerous world class waves and amazing flavours with a unique charme…Pura Vida!
Visitors come for the surfing but end up staying for the town’s chilled-out atmosphere and fusion of cultures.


Sandy Lane
The Sandy Lane Villa is a master piece of clean forms and a contemporary design frame. Through big windows nature becomes part of the living room and offers one of the most magnificent ocean views in Santa Teresa. This prime beach front location allows its guests to enjoy their time in peace and serenity.


Costa Rica is the perfect get away specially for people from the US. They came in the 70´s as expats looking for exotic waves and found endless peeling beach breaks. The beach of Santa Teresa offers perfectly shaped peaks along the whole beachside. You can call it surf heaven with opportunities for all levels of surfing and the best spot is right in front of Sandy Lane.


Santa Teresa is like a very colourful flower bouquet when it comes to food. Lots of creativity from expats and locals makes the mix so impressive. The cuisine is rich in organically grown local ingredients to satisfy also the more refined and health conscious adventurers.
There is Sushi at Koji´s, great breakfast options at The Bakery or Olam and delicious Tacos just around the corner from The Bakery.


If you love being active while staying in Santa Teresa there is so much more to explore besides surfing. This town is filled with possibilities to do Yoga almost everywhere, Pilates as an option or horse riding, hiking, zip lining or visiting the preserves around Santa Teresa. If you want to relax and unwind during massages and spa treatments you can visit some of the world class health practitioners in the area or drop by one of the more luxury hotel establishments to benefit from there services.
The simple and easy way to go is exploring the ocean side during a beach walk. It is very popular to gather at the beach and watch the beautiful sunsets while having a drink or listening to some guitar music.




Costa Rica Experience


We share our experience, local knowledge and a few waves with you.