Santa Teresa and Mal Pais rank among the most beautiful beaches in the world, separated only by an intersection known locally as El Cruce (Playa Carmen crossroad), to the left is the rutted route through tranquil Mal País, and to the right is the better road to Santa Teresa.
Santa Teresa is a Central American jewel on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. So far this sleepy, off the beaten path community has escaped high-rise hotels and bustling tourism thus allowing it to retain it’s amazing natural attributes, wonders, and beautiful unspoiled beaches and coastline. Recognized by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice 2012 as the #1 Best Beach in Central America, Top 10 Breathtaking Beaches by Forbes and many other awards, Santa Teresa is known as the beach in Costa Rica where families, honeymooners and celebrities come to find refuge, privacy and bask in an abundance of natural beauty.
Supermodel and former Red Palm Villas guests Gisele Bundchen and her husband, quarterback Tom Brady, married in Santa Teresa and have an amazing home there as does as Mel Gibson and many others. Frequent visitors include Leonardo DiCaprio, former guests Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Matthew McConaughey, as well as Gweneth Paltrow, Danny DiVito, Brad Pitt and wife Angela Joline and many many others. They all quietly come for the sun, surf, privacy and incredible beauty of its pristine Blue Flag beaches found almost nowhere else in the world.
Santa Teresa boasts spectacular fiery golden lava sunsets over the blue Pacific Ocean, and pastel backdrops while framed in an unspoiled jungle setting lush with wild flora flowing to the edge of the beaches making a vibrant home to it’s exotic wildlife. Boasting endless miles of sugar fine white sandy beaches and famous world class surf all hosted by a warm, friendly and inviting Latin culture.
Second to it’s beaches and surf, Santa Teresa astounds and surprises many travelers for the variety of excellent dining choices offered in this sleepy little beach side community. Due primarily to the multinational influx of travelers who after visiting Santa Teresa decided to make it their home, all which gives it a unique and special ingredient making Santa Teresa not only a natural beauty in Central America but also an interesting and exciting adventure, where you can do many activities from ecotourism, surf of course, fishing, hiking, yoga and also a place where you can enjoy a lot of culture and romance while relaxing and pampering yourself in so many many ways!
Santa Teresa’s gorgeous white sand beaches are definitely a world famous destination that you don’t want to miss!