Santa Teresa Hotels and Lodging

Until the 1970s, Santa Teresa was a small fishing village that received relatively few visitors. As word got out about its incredible surfing, the town saw an increasing number of international travelers flock to its shores. Many of these people — hailing from places like Germany, Italy and South America — decided to stay and open up businesses. Today, Santa Teresa is the largest village in the area and has a distinctly international feel. Visitors can expect delicious and varied cuisine, artisan shops, and a good range of tour options. It also has banks (with ATMs), doctors, and car rentals. It is situated just north of Malpaís.

There is a diverse grouping of hotels in Santa Teresa. Although unpretentious accommodations continue to abound, the recent surge in development has seen several upscale options and boutique hotels pop up. Polished wood floors and expansive windows decorate the interior of many rooms, while the outdoor areas are often bountiful with tropical plants and flowers. Many hotels have restaurants set beneath palm-thatched ranchos with swimming pools or Jacuzzis located nearby. Several offer individual bungalows or apartments that include a kitchen and dining area — a perfect option for couples or travelers on extended stays. Wireless internet, free breakfast and bike/surfboard rentals are increasingly becoming the norm.

  1. Tropico Latino Lodge
    Cabinas, jacuzzi, Swimming pool and the beach...
  2. Latitude 10 Beach Resort
    Latitude 10 Beach Resort is located in the small, lively town of Santa Teresa.
  3. Horizons Yoga Hotel
    One of the best options in Mal Pais. Just a few minutes walk to the beach the brand new ocean view villas, 3 swimming pools and drop in Yoga Classes make Horizon a best bet.
  4. Zula Inn Bungalows
    Zula Inn hotel is only two minutes walk to white sand surf beach of Playa Santa Teresa and its consistent year round waves.
  5. Flor Blanca Resort
    Florblanca is the celebration of beauty of mother Earth. It is joyful for us to share such a Paradise with you...
  6. Milarepa Hotel
    Named after a buddhist sage, these individual bungalows are spread around well-landscaped grounds just next to the beach.
  7. Casas de Soleil
    Casas de Soleil is set on a three-acre piece of property near Playa Carmen.
  8. Zula Inn Bungalows
    Zula Inn hotel is only two minutes walk to white sand surf beach of Playa Santa Teresa and its consistent year round waves.
  9. Esencia Hotel
    Esencia Hotel and Villas is located in Santa Teresa-Mal Pais Beach on the Nicoya Peninsula.
  10. Blue Surf Sanctuary
    The hotel Blue Surf Sanctuary is a peaceful hideaway in the tropical surroundings of Santa Teresa/Malpais.
  11. Griss Lodge
    The Griss Lodge is located in the exciting town of Santa Teresa on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula, near the Cabo Blanco National Park.
  12. Funky Monkey Lodge
    The Funky Monkey Lodge is located only 650 feet (200 meters) from the beach in Santa Teresa, on a hill surrounded by tropical gardens.
  13. Otro Lado Lodge
    The Otro Lado Lodge in Santa Teresa is a small, stylish resort, only steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
  14. Hotel Meli Melo
    Hotel Meli Melo is set within striking distance of one of the area's best surfing spots at Santa Teresa.
  15. Mariposa Private Beach Homes
    These four homes have stylish furnishings and a range of amenities that includes kitchens, indoor and outdoor living spaces.
  16. Pranamar Villas
    Pranamar Villas is an intimate, consciously designed hotel set along the shores of the Nicoya Peninsula’s spectacular Santa Teresa beach.
  17. The White House
    The house itself is gorgeous. Its ocean-facing side is all windows - from floor to ceiling, this two-story home looks out onto its own backyard, the Pacific Ocean.
  18. Hotel Nautilus
    Hotel Nautilus offers guests the winning combination of modern accommodations in an exotic environment.
  19. Playa Cielo Resort
    Hotel Playa Cielo has unbeatable access to this beach and its adjoining surf spots, which are rumored to be some of the best in the country.
  20. Villas Santa Teresa
    The villas are beautifully designed to incorporate the vibrancy of the tropics with the comforts of modernity.
  21. Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas
    The resort, which features four individual units, is set atop a small private hillside that looks out over the Pacific Ocean.
  22. Pacifica Surf Studios
    Pacifica Surf Studios caters to travelers who crave communion with nature without sacrificing their comfort.
  23. Manala Hotel
    Hotel Manala's bungalows are cozy, clean and spacious.