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Santa Teresa

The picturesque beaches, forests, mountains and sandy beaches of Central Pacific Coast attract visitors from the world over. If you stay in Santa Teresa, you'll have a front-row seat.

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From Santa Teresa, it is about 75 miles east to San Jose and 85 miles east to Cartago.

Why don't you check out two of the most popular stretches of coastline? Jaco Beach, 35 miles to the east, and Herradura Beach, 35 miles to the east, are excellent choices.

If you're longing to reconnect with the natural world, round up the family and head to Tortuga Island, located 20 miles away from Santa Teresa. Another good option is Guayabo Island Biological Reserve, 25 miles away.

Many travelers recommend experiencing Santa Teresa Beach.

Carmen, 1 mile to the southeast, is a popular destination. Make a stop and go to Montezuma Falls and Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. Tambor is another good option. It's located a handy 11 miles out of Santa Teresa. Take a look around town and stop by Parque Nacional Curu and Montezuma Gardens.

Bejuco is 18 miles to the northwest of Santa Teresa. This regional center is where you'll find San Miguel Beach, Jungle Butterfly Farm and The ARA Project. Mike's Jungle Butterfly Farm and Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Camaronal are additional options that ought to be on every traveler's list.

Though you probably shouldn't wear your housecoat, sunbathing and bird watching are ideal ways to relax and make the most of the outdoors in the Central Pacific Coast area.

Bring along an open attitude and reserve your place on some guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.

Central Pacific Coast has a number of great places to enjoy swimming, so be sure you put aside some time. Surfing is also a good reason to take a dive.

Trying new foods is about more than just filling your stomach. It's a glimpse into a region's soul.

Unravel the secrets of this gastronomic landscape by trying local ingredients. Among the most important are pork and chicken.

Don't depart prior to trying pargo (red snapper) and casado.

Are you a bit of a sweet tooth? Treat yourself to some tres leches (custard flan)

If you enjoy a cold one, order a Bavaria. Most places should have a couple of bottles in the fridge.

Looking for a beverage that's alcohol free? Fresco de frutas (fruit shake), is a great choice.

Don't leave without tasting Ron Centenario. This local liquor is perfect for those that like to indulge in a stiff drink.

The true essence of a country lives not just within its landscape, but also in its native tongue. Looking up a sampling of common words and expressions in Spanish will make your experience infinitely richer. ¡Perdón! is how you say excuse me in Spanish. There's also ¡Cuánto tiempo, which is how you say long time no see.

If you're here for the 15th of September, you'll be able to embrace the festive fun of Independence Day, a national day of celebration.

When it's nearly time to depart, say one last "Adiós" to Santa Teresa, and take comfort in the fact that all the colones you spent are nothing compared to the times you had.

When it's time to hit the tarmac, be advised that Juan Santamaria International Airport is about 70 miles to the east.


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Frank's Place

Frank's Place

Cruce Mal Pais y Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa
3.9
of 5, from 16 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Carmen, this hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Santa Teresa Beach and 9.7 mi (15.5 km) from Montezuma Falls. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Curu National Wildlife Refuge are also within 25 miles (40 km).

£59
Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant

Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant

300M north from the soccer field, Santa Teresa
4.7
of 5, from 219 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this inn is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Santa Teresa Beach and 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from Montezuma Falls. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Curu National Wildlife Refuge are also within 25 miles (40 km).

£111
Hotel Tropico Latino

Hotel Tropico Latino

25 north supermarket Trebol Maya, Santa Teresa
4.1
of 5, from 117 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This Carmen resort is on the beach, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Santa Teresa Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Montezuma Falls. Organos Beach and Tortuga Island are also within 32 miles (52 km).

£39
Maoritsio Garden Studios

Maoritsio Garden Studios

Maoritsio Garden Studio Road, Santa Teresa
3.8
of 5, from 8 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Carmen, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Santa Teresa Beach and 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Montezuma Falls. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Curu National Wildlife Refuge are also within 25 miles (40 km).

£36
Selina Santa Teresa

Selina Santa Teresa

100 Metros Norte del Campo de Futbol, Santa Teresa
4.1
of 5, from 15 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Santa Teresa Beach and 11.5 mi (18.5 km) from Montezuma Falls. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Curu National Wildlife Refuge are also within 32 miles (52 km).

£65
Canaima Chill House

Canaima Chill House

400m east from Hostal Brunela, Santa Teresa
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Santa Teresa Beach and 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from Montezuma Falls. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Curu National Wildlife Refuge are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£93
Hotel Manalá

Hotel Manalá

80 mts norte Lora Amarilla, Santa Teresa
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Santa Teresa Beach and 9.7 mi (15.7 km) from Montezuma Falls. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Curu National Wildlife Refuge are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£111
Nautilus Boutique Hotel

Nautilus Boutique Hotel

100 meters east of Brunela Hostel, Santa Teresa
4.4
of 5, from 54 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located by the ocean, this family-friendly resort is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Santa Teresa Beach and 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from Montezuma Falls. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Curu National Wildlife Refuge are also within 25 miles (40 km).

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