The southern Nicoya Peninsula is considered one of Costa Rica’s most secluded and off grid gems. Great weather with warm climate most of the year, incredible wild life, tropical jungles and forests, nature reserves, some of the best surf in the world and a laid back attitude makes this area an ideal place for rest and relaxation and fun in the sun as well as adventure seeking tourists.

The beaches of Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen and Malpais are on Trip Advisor’s and Lonely Planet’s top 10 list of destinations in Central and South America and have been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag making this location a beach lover’s dream.

Above all this area is famous for its optimal conditions for the practice of surfing and yoga.

Malpais and Santa Teresa are two small beach towns located right next to each other on the PACIFIC coast of Costa Rica and best known for panoramic sunsets, natural beauty and abundance of wildlife.

After a day of soaking in the sun or relaxing by the pool, there is plenty to do for everyone. Enjoy horseback riding tours, sport fishing, guided tours into the dry tropical forests, waterfall hiking, zip lining, snorkeling, scuba diving.


Day of fun in the sun should be rewarded with a great meal! Thanks to the diverse community of Santa Teresa, you can choose between 90 different restaurants from Argentinean Grill, to wood burning brick oven Italian pizza, amazing sushi, raw food options or authentic Costa Rican sodas. For the true Food Lovers, weekly all-inclusive culinary retreats featuring famous chefs from all over the world are held frequently in our hotel, so be sure to check with us for dates and availability.

It’s easy to be entertained while on vacation in Santa Teresa – Malpais!

Picking up fresh, local ingredients at the organic market held every weekend on the beach while listening to live music and watching the waves in a definite must! Nightly entertainment includes events at the art galleries, full moon parties, bon fires on the beach, movie nights and plenty of live-music at many restaurants and bars.
Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic gateway, lazy days in a hammock and top notch restaurant experience or a family looking for days filled with activities and budget dining or a surfing enthusiast looking for that perfect wave- you will find it in Santa Teresa.