Best Hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Best hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Located just north of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa is home to a series of big, beautiful beaches that offer some of the most consistent surfing in Costa Rica. Yet due to its remote location at the end of a series of bumpy dirt roads, Santa Teresa still feels mellow and low-key.

Unlike many beaches in the northern Nicoya, which have become cluttered with condos and mega-resorts, the vibe here remains rugged, rustic and natural. But Santa Teresa is no longer flying under the radar. The town is now a top destination for trend-setting surfers and backpackers, and a handful of celebrity homeowners—Gisele Bündchen, Mel Gibson—ensure that Santa Teresa regularly lands in the tabloids.

The downside: Santa Teresa is no longer a secret. The upside: It’s no longer a barren outpost. These days there are a number of charming hotels, excellent restaurants and great yoga studios. For the moment, Santa Teresa exists in a Goldilocks state of development: not too little, not too much.

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$ = Good Value
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Santa Teresa Hotels – Luxury

Horizon Hotel & Yoga Center

🐸 Florblanca

Casas de Soleil

Villas Hermosas

Latitude 10

Shaka Beach Retreat

Playa Cielo

Casa Chameleon

Pranamar Villas

Selva Resort

Villa Makai Santa Teresa

Villas Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa Hotels – Moderately Priced

Casa MarBella

Fuego Lodge

Casa Cecilia

Otro Lado Lodge

Surf Villa Vistas

Hotel Buenos Aires


Star Mountain Jungle Lodge

Hotel The Place

Hotel Casa Azul

Hotel Oasis

Manala Hotel

Hotel Vista Naranja

Canaima Chill House

Hotel Moana

Hotel Tropico Latino

Hotel Vista de Olas

Nautilus Boutique Hotel

Funky Monkey

Villa Cacao

Santa Teresa Hotels – Budget

Hotel Meli Melo

Blue Jay Lodge

Ecopacific Lodge Santa Teresa

Hotel Raratonga

Cuesta Arriba

Don Jon’s Hostel

Selina Santa Teresa South

El Rey Patricio

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