Do I need a car in Santa Teresa Costa Rica?
We always suggest renting a car and driving to Santa Teresa on your own. The best way to do this (if coming from San Jose) is by going on the Puntarenas ferry to Paquera. In total this trip will take about five to six hours. However, about two of those hours will be spent on the ferry/ getting off the ferry.
Are there crocodiles in Santa Teresa Costa Rica?
great for a picnic. On very rare occasions, a saltwater crocodile is found here. They swim here through the surf all the way around from the Rio Bongo on the other side of the peninsula, or from the swamps in Tambor.
Is Santa Teresa worth visiting?
Santa Teresa is beautiful during the rainy season. It is extremely hot, dusty and overcrowded during the dry season. The main road along the coast is very dangerous as people drive way too fast, especially on motorcycles and ATVs. Above all, we have been stolen from every time we have visited.
What is Santa Teresa Costa Rica known for?
Santa Teresa is well-known for surfing, but the rough waves and rip currents can make swimming more of a challenge. Besides surfing and sunbathing, Santa Teresa’s beaches serve as the main gathering place, especially at sunset.
Where do you fly into for Santa Teresa?
Plane. Fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose (SJO) via Nature Air or Sansa Airlines and catch a connecting flight to Tambor. From Tambor, you can take a ferry, shuttle, or private transportation to Santa Teresa.
Is Nosara or Santa Teresa better?
The key thing that separates the towns is that Santa Teresa tends to be better suited to intermediate surfers, while Nosara is a mecca for beginners. The first has open beach breaks with lots of exposure, giving fat and rippable swells.
Is Santa Teresa a party town?
Santa Teresa/Playa Carmen area has bars and nightlife, you just need to figure out where to go during the day before it gets dark. It is also VERY difficult to find a taxi late at night and you don’t want to be walking at night. So plan ahead.
Can you swim in Santa Teresa Costa Rica?
The Santa Teresa tidepool is a favorite spot for swimming and snorkeling. One of the favorite things to do in Santa Teresa is to swim in the huge tidepool at Playa Hermosa. Both Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa are listed by TripAdvisor as Top 10 Beaches in Central America and in Costa Rica.
Who lives in Santa Teresa Costa Rica?
The beach and surf town of Santa Teresa is a destination commonly visited by celebrities, super model Gisele Bundchen and her husband, NFL quarterback Tom Brady own a beach house here and visit the area one or two times a year; Matt Damon and Leonard DiCaprio are just some of the famous names that have been spotted …
Does Santa Teresa have an airport?
Local Airplane Service to Tambor Sansa and Nature Air are the two domestic airlines. They offer daily flights from San Jose and other destinations in Costa Rica. The closest airport to Santa Teresa is Tambor. Tickets generally run about $60-$90 USD each way depending on the time of year and availability.
Where is Santa Teresa Costa Rica?
Santa Teresa is a booming beach town on the western side of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is a beach, surf, and nature lover’s paradise. The white sand beaches and consistent surf have continually attracted a growing number of travelers each year.
How to get to Santa Teresa?
Santa Teresa is located on the Nicoya Peninsula, in other words, it is a little hook off the coast of Costa Rica. If you are traveling from the center of the country or the Southern Pacific coast, the easiest way to get here is by taking the ferry from Puntarenas. We have a full guide to the ferry for more info on that.
Can you surf in Santa Teresa Costa Rica?
Whatever you are seeking on your Costa Rica trip, it is likely that you will be able to achieve it in Santa Teresa. There are three main surf breaks in Santa Teresa and several more just south in Mal Pais. Playa Santa Teresa has a variety of beach breaks and point breaks.
What is the vibe like in Santa Teresa Beach?
There is a really relaxed hippie/ surfer vibe in Santa Teresa. We love this area when we just want to escape it all and chill on some palm tree lined white sand beaches.