Are you an experienced surfer but new in Santa Teresa’s beach break? Are you a beginner who never surfed before but wants to know what’s all about? Don’t worry! Santa Teresa offers breaks both for beginners and advanced surfers. Here we are to help you discover and progress in your technique


A yoga oasis on the Pacific Ocean, Santa Teresa has over 20 yoga centers in various beachfront and hillside locations, offering public and private lessons! Choose your preferred studio or try a few, we’ll be happy to recommend to you where to go!


Enjoy the soothing and therapeutic hands of a selected few therapists we work with, either in your villa or in our beachfront spa, with the ocean breeze and sounds of the waves…

Horseback Riding

Sunset soothing beach riding or an adventurous ride from the hills towards the beach, enjoy the beauty of Santa Teresa nature while riding on these magnificent animals!

Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

The bay of Mal Pais offers SUP lovers calm waters and opportunity for awesome SUPping!

Fishing trips

Red Snapper? Mahi Mahi? Tunas? We’ll help you arrange fishing trips in one of Costa Rica’s richest fishing grounds!

Diving and Snorkeling (Isla Tortuga)

Take a boat for a day tour to Isla Tortuga, in the Nicoya Gulf. With its white sand beaches and clear calm waters, Tortuga is an excellent spot for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Diving is relatively shallow (up to 10 meters, or 30 feet) in a rocky formation. Day tour includes round-trip transportation from Playa Cielo to the boat, water based activities (snorkeling/ diving), and lunch.

Hiking in Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is located on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula and offers a short hiking trail (1.3km, less than 1 miles) or a long trail (4km, or 2.2 miles advanced hike) with excellent opportunity to see the tropical forest, rivers and beach, where one can spot many birds, monkeys and more. Opening hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 8am-4pm.

Montezuma Waterfalls

The sleepy little town of Montezuma offers black sand beach facing the gulf, with calmer waters. It also offers a 20 meter tall waterfall, and a series of three smaller cascades. You can hike to the main waterfall from the village (about 30 minutes on rocks, please make sure to wear waterproof comfortable shoes), and continue on an adventurous hike to the other cascades. You can also hike from the top to the bottom.

Mal Pais Zip Line

Zip line through the forest in Mal Pais, right on the verge of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, this exciting zip line tour in Mal Pais is nearly one mile long, with 11 platforms set high in gigantic trees that give you great views of the Pacific Ocean.

ATV and Car Rental

Transportation to and from Santa Teresa

Babysitting Services