Santa Teresa and Mal Pais rank among the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, separated only by an intersection, known locally as El Cruce (Playa Carmen crossroad), to the left is the rutted route to tranquil Malpaís, and to the right is the better road to Santa Teresa. Still known as a little town who has been able to retain it’s charm as fortunately there aren’t yet high-rise buildings but only amazing natural wonders.

Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice 2012 has named the #1 Best Beach in Central America, Top 10 Breathtaking Beaches by Forbes and many other awards, Santa Teresa has become the part of Costa Rica where celebrities come to escape and enjoy peaceful walks on secret beaches.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady married here and have a home as well as Mel Gibson and many other stars. Leonardo DiCaprio is a frequent visitor along with Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matthew McConaughey, Gwenth Paltrow and many others who come for the sun, surf, privacy and incredible beauty of its beaches.


Santa Teresa is also famous for the many excellent restaurants you can find here, this mainly due to the large number of people coming from all over the world, indeed Santa Teresa’s foreign population is very international which gives a special euro/multinational vibe to the town.

It’s this multicultural influence which  brings an ingredient to Santa Teresa making it not only a naturally beautiful but also interesting and exciting.  For such a small community it offers many activities to choose from including  ecotourism, surf of course, fishing, hiking, yoga and also a place where you can enjoy a lot of culture, romance, adventure and unlimited opportunities for relaxation.

Here you are guaranteed to have a unique experience with nature while enjoying spectacular golden sunsets  over the warm inviting Pacific Ocean.  White sandy beaches, lined to the edge with lush jungle and wildlife, boasting famous world class surf breaks,  you will be more than be delighted if you choose this as your next destination holiday.

Santa Teresa’s gorgeous white sand beaches are definitely a world famous destination that you don’t want to miss!

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