Where the beach meets the sky….

Beachfront, award winning, luxurious, private villas

tucked in a tropical lush garden with chemical free swimming pool and renowned onsite restaurant, right on the beautiful beach of Santa Teresa and centrally located within walking distance of restaurants and shops.
Perfect honeymoon destination, romantic time, and family getaway.










About Santa Teresa




  • “Relajante”

    Estuve con mi hija del 21 al 25 de octubre y desde que llegamos sentimos la hospitalidad de Roni y su gente. Los bungalows cuentan con todas las comodidades para pasar una estadía perfecta. Todas las mañanas recibes un excelente plato de frutas de la época que te reactivan y te invitan a iniciar una caminata por la playa de Santa Teresa, la cual en mi criterio es una de las mejores del país. Los jardines y el área de piscina son de lo mejor y Definitivamente un lugar para volver.

  • Barbara P

    My husband and I and our 2 teenage boys spent 4 nights at Playa Cielo and it was amazing. I am not sure I even want to tell too many people about it because we feel like we discovered a hidden treasure! For several weeks before we arrived I emailed back and forth with Roni. She was amazing in helping us make preparations and also gave the best suggestions! Having never been to Costa Rica I asked a lot of people I knew for suggestions on where to go. AND...I did not take anyone's advice. I knew exactly what my family wanted out of the trip so I did my own research and chose Santa Teresa and Playa Cielo on my own! So, needless to say I had a lot of questions for Roni and she was more than patient with me! We flew from San Jose to Tambor and she arranged for transportation to be waiting for usaf the airport. When we arrived to Playa Cielo, Eti greeted us and showed us to our villa. We stayed in the only 2 bedroom villa they have and it was perfect for our family of 4. It was very comfortable and the outdoor shower is awesome. We rented 2 ATV's for the week (Roni's suggestion) and this was the best way to get around. We had a general idea of what we wanted to do, but wanted to wait until we arrived to make definite plans. Since it wasn't the busy season in the area that worked out fine. She arranged for us to meet with Amit from Del Soul School (the BEST in Santa Teresa!) the night we got there to assess exactly what my husband and boys wanted to do! (That's another review!) She arranged horse back riding, massage, took me to a yoga class, and much more! She gave us excellent restaurant suggestions as well, although we probably could have had every meal at Habaneros on site. The entire staff is so welcoming and accommodating! Our only regret was that we didn't plan for our stay to be longer. We were sad when it was time to leave and felt like we were saying goodbye to friends! Since we have been home we have missed it and already are talking about our next trip. If you so to Santa Teresa, you have to stay at Playa Cielo!!!

  • Martin K

    This was our best trip thus far to Costa Rica (#5) and Playa Cielo was the key ingredient. The cabanas are practically on the beach and have all accommodations in the rooms to have an awesome Pura Vida get away. The veranda was beautiful with the two hammocks, couch and table for four. We had fresh fruit out there at 6 am everyday and is second were on the 12 mile beach for morning walk/run. Laid by pool and got served drinks & food from beach side bar. All the staff was so friendly and willing to assist in anyway to make your stay beyond your expectations. They set up all our excursions and transportation and left it up to us to just enjoy. We are already planning next years return trip. Thanks so much Playa Cielo for an unforgettable time and see you soon !

  • ronniepr

    me and my friend planed to treat yourself, by going to a nice place in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. we heard some good recommendation about Playa Cielo, so we went there. but we never even dreamed about how truly amazing this place is.. playa cielo is a place where you can really say "paradise".
    the villa we had, was highly standard in every aspect.
    the stuff there, taking care of the guests in every detail' with a great joy ans perfection,
    the place is so beautiful, and has a great ambiance. located on the best place in Santa, with a great piece of a wonderful beach.
    and the cream of this great cake is the incredible Mexican restaurant "Habanero", all the good staff in one place,
    two weeks in this place were like heaven, don't even think to miss this place if you already in santa teresa.
    i already jealous in everyone who is there or planing to be shortly.

    • Stayed August 2015, traveled with friends
  • Petra K

    I've stayed at Playa Cielo for a week with my friends at one of the villas and we really felt like in paradise. Comfy king size beds, beautiful veranda with two hammocks, beautiful nature everywhere around and open showers which were the best. Hotel is basically on the beach so you have beautiful view while chilling on the cabanas. There is fresh fruit every morning and hotel has a restaurant called Habanero where you can have a delicious lunch/dinner or just a fine spicy margaritas. Thank you Playa Cielo for making our experience in Costa Rica to be unforgettable.

  • smayluska

    I spent 5 nights in this magic place. Everything was perfect from very helpful staff, pool, beach, restaurant, clean and calm (you have shower under blue sky). The villas are in the middle of beautiful garden with the small animals (lizard, squirrel, all kind of birds, sometimes monkeys). Everything is close from there market, restaurants, beach, bakery.
    This place is amazing !

  • Gili H

    Great resort lovely high standard villa...great restaurant the service is perfect nice and caring location perfect on the sea...closed to all nearby interesting places
    Highly recommend had the best time the restaurant had a variety of food tuna is very fresh and all the fishes are as well the people worker are extremely nice helpful ...cant wait to go again.....

  • lolagg

    Writing this review while still sitting on the hammock outside the villa , still listing to the sound of the waves. The location of the villa is all you want while in ST, it is right on the beach yet also right in the middle of town. The views are and the surroundings are breathtaking , we got to see many horses just steps from our villa and really although pictures of the place are great , they don't come close to how beautiful the place really is. The villas are in such high standards, they are very clean, beautifully and comfortably decorated. The only site restaurant is one of the best ones in ST and also highly recommended. Hotel staff were all amazing and accommodating , with special thanks to Roni who went out of her way , even at 8 months pregnant , to accommodate all are needs . Many many thanks for a great vacation , I have the feeling we will be back soon !

  • Will T

    We picked this hotel based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. My wife and I spent five nights and could not have been happier. Ronni set up our offshore fishing trip so I could check catching a rooster fish off my bucket list. She also arranged a quad through Willy's and gave us great directions to all the must see locations. She checked in with us every night at dinner to see how our day was. It is the people that make a hotel great instead of good and Ronni made it great!!

  • 211talya

    amazing and quit place located on the beach in santa teresa. beautiful view! clean rooms and great staff, especially roni and naor if you are looking for very nice luxury villas, this is the place to go! they have really nice restaurant and pool right on the beach we had a great time and definitely will come again!!