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Backpacking Santa Teresa

Playa Santa Teresa

There is a few things you should know about Santa Teresa hostels and the city in general. Besides comparing you the best and cheapest hostels in Santa Teresa, we also highlight what we have liked, disliked and things to look out for.

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The town was founded by and for surfers; a true paradise for wave riders, the town revolves around the sport. It is very common for Santa Teresa to be a ghost town by 9 p.m. due to eager riders preparing for the next day on the surf. On the other end, the town is bustling early in the morning with little eateries ready to serve breakfast and coffee before the tide kicks up. Cabo Blanco National Park is only located a short distance away and offers lovely day hikes to see and hear the flora and fauna of Costa Rica.

Santa Teresa is a small town that revolves around surfing but does offer a few amenities and services more common to all. A few restaurants and one bar offer some nightly entertainment while one ATM dispenses both colones and American dollars. For the home cook, a small grocery store provides grocery necessities. The bus schedule can be infrequent and the ride to or from the major cities is long and will take most of the day. All Santa Teresa hostels are located on the beach and cater to surfers.

Santa Teresa is a small beach town that offers a lot to surfers and not much to those who don't surf. Lessons and board rentals are easy to come by, making it a great place for professionals and beginners alike.
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El Castillo de La Fortuna El Castillo de La Fortuna (35 Km / 22 mi.)
La Virgen La Virgen (38 Km / 24 mi.)
San Juanillo San Juanillo (45 Km / 28 mi.)
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Things to do in Santa Teresa

Here is a few more tips from the community. Other travelers share their best tips on backpacking Santa Teresa:

I had the time of my life there -- I loved it so much I am moving there!


I love this place! Everything is really beautiful in there, most of the people are very gentle, you make friends easily, and the waves are pretty good for surfing! If you haven't been there, you must go as soon as you can!


I looked at the beach and said, wow, what a nice beach. And then I looked at the topless girls running across it.


I love Santa Teresa -- very nice spot for surfing and to party too. The beach is huge and very beautiful. We had really a good time.


Great place, but if you don't surf, not much point of going there. Kinda expensive, besides surf beaches are quite dirty. Great spot, but will never go back.


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