Things to do in Santa Teresa

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Things to Do in Santa Teresa

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  • Mark D
    Portishead, UK999 contributions
    Came here for a week with family to surf and relax on the beach as it was recommended.
    The beach itself is really beautiful with the houses, hotels etc. tastefully built with trees still backing the beach.
    There are litter bins and lifeguards so it is clean and safe. The sand gets very hot during the day so bring your flip flops!
    In the evening it gets busy with people coming to see the sunset….very wonderful.
    Written 12 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Feeling Pura Vida
    Santa Teresa, Costa Rica14 contributions
    This beach is a MUST when visiting Santa Teresa. If you are looking for waves and for a palm tree to relax after your session, this is the spot. Walking to the North, natural pools can be found in low tide. Take water and fruit with you, there is no restorant at the beach! Two parking available, South and North!
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Alexander F
    Solna, Sweden5 contributions
    Such a good spot and great service and reasonable prices! Highly recommend this if you’re visiting Split and croatia! 🙏
    Written 27 July 2021
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  • Mark D
    Portishead, UK999 contributions
    Really lovely place to relax on the beach or under the trees and swim.
    There are lifeguards and litter bins and bars/restaurants.
    Very beautiful, clean beach which seems less busy than playa Santa Teresa nearby.
    Fully recommend
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • ben
    Oberammergau, Germany6 contributions
    We did a tortuga island tour with Zuma. It was the greatest day we had here yet.
    Our host said it would be to long for our childs 3/5. They enjoyed the boat ride, saw whales, were snorkeling, had a great lunch on the island, had a bath , naught great seafood for a barbecue und hit back with the boat. And the price was also ok. 200$ for 2 adults and 2 children.

    Great thanks to all!
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • May K
    4 contributions
    We took a family (with our 2 daughters- 9 years old and 7 years old) class with Maayan. The class was so much fun, and Maayan was amazing with the girls and with us. We highly recommend it! Thanks!!!
    Written 11 April 2019
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  • Valeria B
    1 contribution
    It was such a memorable experience to try surfing for the first time with Toro at Blue Surf Adventure!
    It was so much fun and me and my friends managed to stand on the board from the first lesson!
    Very good safety talk before you even get into the water, Toro will make sure you are safe and know everything starting with the basic rules of water before hand!
    If you ever want to try to surf in Santa Teresa go to Toro straight away 😊
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Parker S
    1 contribution
    Excellent dive shop! I was only in town for a few days and I was able to get fully scuba certified with their wonderful staff. Highly recommend
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • אביאור ב
    14 contributions
    We were a couple with no prior knowledge, we got a colleague and we really gained confidence.
    the instructors were super professional and nice! Really recommend
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Sandy Lund
    2 contributions
    If you are considering taking a retreat organized and lead by Sandra - my best advice is to sign up now!! No need to look any further. My husband and I just completed our retreat with Vajra Sol in Santa Theresa, Costa Rica. It was exceptional in depth and breadth. Sandra’s yoga classes appealed to all levels of experience. We were gently guided to meet ourselves ‘where we were at’ in our bodies and practice. We were supported, encouraged and challenged throughout our time together on our mats. Sandra has inspired me, at 62yrs young, to move back to a more active practice both personally as well as In a teaching capacity and for this I am so grateful. Beyond the daily yoga practices, Sandra arranged for SUP and Surf outings, and from transport to the instruction everything went smoothly. Our week was 5 star: Sandra’s presence, Malé’s food, Eduardo’s villas, Juan and Andy’s SUP excursions as well as our soulful connections (within and without). Pura Vida!

    Sandy Lund
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Linda Z
    1 contribution
    Eduardo is just amazing! He is on time, giving a lot of valuable input, helping where he can! Can just recommend booking a shuttle with him or even ask him about bioluminescent. I had the best experience ever. Felt 100% safe throughout the way. Thanks!
    Written 19 February 2022
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  • Ka-yackers
    Quincy, CA13 contributions
    Lovely surf instructors, pure stoke! Hotel felt like you were in a canopy of beautiful trees & flowers. Excellent Spa treatments from Reike, Thai massage, deep tissue, deep relax. Papaya body wraps, need I say more? Best juices from more diverse fruits: watermelon, tamarind, guayabana, passionfruit, mango, papaya, etc. Etc.
    Tidepools & surfing right out your front door. Perfect post-surf yoga from an instructor who also surfs each day & tailors each class to students' sore areas.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • kpc
    Lowell, MA4 contributions
    Nacho is an excellent surf instructor - super knowledgeable, clear, patient, and fun. Nacho was able to help me and my wife take our surfing to the next level, especially during 1-on-1 lessons. We can't wait to get back to Santa Teresa to surf with Nacho again!
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Jenifer G
    3 contributions
    The Believe surf team is amazing - every single teacher is super professional and at the same time open minded and heart warming. They give you very good instructions, make feel you safe and they want you to enjoy the fascination of surfing. Alejandro was my teacher for three classes and I just loved to learn from him, to chat with him about life and nature and I had the feeling in just three lessons I came so much further in my skills. I know … my paddeling is still a challenge ;) John is the organisator and he also is always positive, knows your name, is interested and cares about your well-being - and he always smiles, just like everyone there. Thanks so much guys, will never forget you!

    The Believe Lodge were I stayed was also excellent - Very well organized, super helpful, delicious breakfast and really nice people!
    Written 18 February 2022
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  • C R
    2 contributions
    Audrey is the #1 surfing instructor in Santa Teresa. Unlike some instructors who can demonstrate but not explain, or encourage but not instruct, Audrey is meticulous, patient and gifted in guiding beginners and intermediate surfers through all the small details that help you improve with every wave. As two city dwellers near retirement age, we are not even confident swimmers, but Audrey had us both catching waves by day two! Audrey is just an amazing, warm, generous human -- if you ever dreamed of surfing, Santa Teresa is the perfect place to learn and Audrey is perfect teacher.
    Written 7 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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