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Vacation Rentals & Apartments in Santa Teresa

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The Beach House,3 suites beachfront villa touching paradise

Santa Teresa villa

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$231

Luxury Villa w/ Breathtaking Views & Infinity Pool

Santa Teresa villa

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

“Our third stay at Casa Mango, and we'll be back!” This was our third trip to Casa Mango and it was just as good, if not better, the third time. I cannot say enough good things about the house, the location, the beach, the monkeys that hang out at Casa Mango (every day the week we were there!!) and the wonderful restaurants. Don't hesitate -- just go! It's awesome!!!

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 54 minutes

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$412

Tropical Beach Villa / SurfHouse, Hermosa, Santa Teresa beach, 5 rooms / 12 pax.

Santa Teresa apartment

3 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 12

“Enjoyment” We stayed in one room of El Chante surf house which had a bathroom and deck. We normally rent in more private accommodations but enjoyed ourselves immensely. The other two rooms were rented by people that were a pleasure to meet and converse with in the shared kitchen. The host couple was very knowledgeable, helpful and genuine. They were also fluent in English. If we had a question or request they were there for us. The house is located in a nice community near the beach, just outside of town. We were able to enjoy the town and the beaches without the problems that might occur if located elsewhere. The pool was great for a quick swim. To sum it up, we plan on staying at El Chante surf house again.

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$649

Luxury Bungalow 1 minute walk to beach.

Santa Teresa bungalow

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$176

Beach Chalet 1 Garden View Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa chalet

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$47

SPINDRIFT, BRAND NEW HOME WITH POOL, PERFECT LOCATION - Walk to the beach

Santa Teresa house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$353

Bali Beach Gardens 2 mins walk to the beach

Santa Teresa house

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$101

Luxury Beachfront Estate, NEW A/C Throughout, House Cleaning, Concierge, WIFI

Santa Teresa villa

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

“A little slice of heaven in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica” An absolutely wonderful place to stay in Costa Rica! The scenery is top notch and an excellent place to explore the beautiful ocean shore. Life abounds everywhere you look. Walking distance to the majority of eateries around(there's a wonderful Pizzeria not but a stones throw from the entrance) and if you feel like cooking you have a wonderful kitchen to whip up your favorite meals. Need internet access? No worries for the house is equipped with wi-fi. Rocking in one of the three hammocks on the back deck while letting the sounds of the Pacific massage your mind is the best therapy you could ask for. Mr. Hodges is a wonderful person to do business with and a complete professional. No need to hesitate setting up your rental, you're going to love it!

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$584

Casa De Los Suenos,- luxury Ocean View Villa

Santa Teresa house

3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 6

“Fantastic Villa!” Casa De Los Suenos, is the most fantastic villa, what a find! If you are searching for the perfect place for your holiday,for you and your family and friends, don't look any further! We have travelled to many different countries and stayed in many villas, but this is our favourite one of all! Hanit and Shmulik who own the Villa, Shmulik built it, have thought of everything you would need to relax and enjoy your time in the most wonderful area of Costa Rica, in Santa Teresa. The villa is perched up high above Santa Teresa, with the most wonderful view, perfect for watching the beautiful sunsets! we spent most of our time outside on the spacious deck ,whilst at the villa and it was so peacful.The pool is wonderful, lovely to cool off in when it gets too hot, and the spacious seating area is lovely to relax and read a book or go to sleep! We all enjoyed playing table tennis and shooting pool, which was great fun! We ended up getting quite competitive! Hanit was so kind and helpful arranging everything for us before and during our stay and reccomending restaurants and excursions and making bookings for us. We really loved the beach, essentially it is one long stretch that you can walk for hours on, which we did. The waves were great perfect for the surfers in our party! Some of the best waves ever! It is a big surfing community in Santa Teresa, with a lot of surf shops so you don't need to bring a board. We enjoyed cooking at the villa, in the well equipped kitchen, especially having bought the fresh fish from the fishermen in Mal Pais , but we also enjoyed eating out lots as well. There are many places to try ,from simple beach bar food to a slightly smarter venues, all absolutely delicious, one of our favourites was the lobster tacos at Habaneros our treat on Christmas Day, the Bakery was great for breakfast or brunch, and Koji's was just amazing for sushi! We were very impressed by the choice of restaurants in such a small place. Hanit we will be back soon!

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$885

VILLA GUANACASTE:PRIVATE LUXURY VILLA W/POOL few steps away from the near beach

Santa Teresa villa

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$161

2 Bedroom Loft Apartment with Private Pool and Garden. Close to the Beach

Santa Teresa townhouse

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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$176

Tropical Boutique Villa Sunset walk to the beach

Santa Teresa villa

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$390

Blue Santa Teresa area

Santa Teresa condo

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$183

Beach Cabina 2 Garden View Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa log cabin

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$48

Casa Piscina in the heart of Santa Beach.,

Santa Teresa house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

“Right in the middle of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa” This rental is situated perfectly between the two towns. The house sits back just far enough off the main road to avoid the dust and noise. Walk right out and surf Carmen or a 5 minute walk to Teresa. We really enjoyed our stay!

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$107

Villa "Land" Tropical Poolside

Santa Teresa villa

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$142

emerald abode best views insta. teresa

Santa Teresa house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

“The best view in Santa Teresa!” My husband and I had the pleasure of spending five nights at the Emerald Abode. We spent three weeks in Costa Rica and this was by far the cherry on top! The view, the airy layout, the amenities, the attention from April (owner) it was all great. The Emerald Abode sits on a hill with a beautiful view of the best surf break in Santa Teresa. My husband could checkout the surf from bed- I mean really? What more do you want? We had a plunge pool to enjoy, stocked movies, wi-if, and a very peaceful and secure abode to come home too after a long day the beach. The location is great, up and way from the main drag but close enough to grab a bite or hitup the beach. April coordinated our massages at the Emerald abode and it was FABULOUS! We highly recommend Chelsea from Joy Salon Spa. Thank you April!

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$213

Villa Maluku at Cactus Blue Luxury Villas. Ocean and jungle view

Santa Teresa lodge

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 58 minutes

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$89

Casa Bri-Bri

Santa Teresa villa

5 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 10

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$1,475

Beach Chalet 2 Garden View Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa chalet

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$48

Casa Canela - Spacious art loft near the beach! (Santa Teresa, Costa Rica)

Santa Teresa house

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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$183

Plaza Royal Apartments

Santa Teresa apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Great location! Big one-bedroom appartment.” We stayed at Plaza Royal with our 2 kids for one week. We surfed all week!! It was close to the beach & cafes & grocery stores. It is clean, safe, and the kitchen is functional. Emilya and her assistant were very helpful and prompt to reply to our emails with our questions.

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$53

Villa ALMENDRO of Villas Solar, Walk to Beach, Best Surf, Market and Restaurants

Santa Teresa villa

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

“A great place to relax” We stayed in the Carambola Villa for a bit over two weeks and had a really lovely and relaxing stay. The villa is designed with a couple in mind. A huge comfy bed, excellent air-conditioning (installed in the bedroom, but it can cool the whole place), nice bathroom with a good shower, kitchen and verandah complete with a hammock. The Santa Teresa beach is really close and you can easily walk to Playa Hermosa, where there are fantastic rock pools which you can swim in at low tide (it's directly across from the Tapas Restaurant as you head towards Playa Hermosa). Greg the owner is a great guy who is super helpful and will do what ever he can to make your stay enjoyable. The caretaker family who live on the secure property are really lovely and helpful people, and the resident dog (named Luna) is a friend to everyone! There is a well stocked supermarket a short walk away but if you're not up for cooking there are a multitude of dining out options for any budget. In particular we would suggest a visit to Rancho Burger and more than one visit to Greg's juice bar which is in the shops that back onto the private and secure property where the villa is located. We highly recommend this place if you're wanting a self-catering option in Santa Teresa!

Responds fast! avg. 50 minutes

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$219

Family Bungalow at Banana Beach

Santa Teresa bungalow

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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$234

Villa Cocobolo - Private Ocean View Beach Villa

Santa Teresa villa

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

“Perfect location, Great house, Awesome view, everything you will” Villa Cocobolo is situated in the perfect spot if you are wanting to be slightly off the beaten track and have a true experience of coastal life in southern Nicoya. The home sits just on the edge of Santa Teresa/Malpais for access to great surfing beaches, restaurants and whatever amenities you'd want from town, as well as being right on the edge of a rural side of Costa Rica that is pure magic. Head south a few kilometers and have it all, head north a few kilometers and have serenity, deserted beaches and explore untouched Costa Rica at its best. The home has everything you need whether you want to cook every night, grill on the patio, chill a few cases of beer in the fridge- crank the aC or open all the windows and doors and feel the ocean breeze. You have an upstairs balcony off the bedroom and a downstairs patio off the kitchen, both great places to hang out, watch the sky change and see all kinds of wildlife working its way through the property to access fruits and flowers planted in profusion. I have stayed in Villa Cocobolo- or one of the other rooms on the property- many times now and will keep going back. Every time I'm there I see Howler Monkeys and frequently see the Capuchin Monkeys coming through the trees literally only 12 feet away from the balcony. The birds and butterflies etc., are as good as anywhere. Over my trips there I've gotten to know the owner Trey quite well as he's not only very likable but genuinely happy being there and doing what he's doing. He settled in the area more than a decade ago and can guide you with a smile to anything you're looking for. Whether that's a restaurant, a spot to fish or surf, a waterfall, a grocery store, deserted beach, European bakery or true local flavor on back roads. Even if you want to look for land or a house while you're in the area he's going to know something valuable, steer you perfectly and share his knowledge of Costa Rica and the area freely. A really great host. Book it without hesitation!!

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$112

1 Minute walk to beach-NO hills! Spacious house great for groups and families!

Santa Teresa house

5 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 15

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$472

Villa Cacao Studio for rent

Santa Teresa studio

Studio / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$101

Casa De Neti-Beautiful Spacious 2Bdr/2Bath with Garden 50m from the beach

Santa Teresa house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

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$145

Casa Loma - Newly Built, Elegantly Furnished , 4-Bdrm Luxury Ocean View Villa

Santa Teresa house

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$767

Villa Pochote - A Private Ocean View Beach Villa

Santa Teresa house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$195

Chic & Modern! Perfect for Families and Friends

Santa Teresa house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

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$767

Villa Cacao hotel - 2 bedroom apartment with pool - A/C - wifi - Housekeeping

Santa Teresa apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$189

Casa La Onda - Gorgeous Ocean and mountain view zen villa- perfect for families

Santa Teresa house

3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$767

2 BR Villa, Ocean View, Pool, Hilltop Loc'n. (As of Jan'20 rates incl 13%VAT)

Santa Teresa villa

2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$181

2 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony 150m From Beach

Santa Teresa apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$65

Bungalow with King-Sized Bed and Queen-Sized Bed -- Banana Beach Bungalows

Santa Teresa log cabin

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Pura vida, it's here. Such a nice spot to stay around Santa Teresa” Really good comfort and very quality food in this cute and nice place where staff is also a wonderful travel guide ;) Special thanks to Danielle and her husband

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$234

Honeymoon Bungalow in Banana Beach -- King-Sized Canopy Bed, Terrace, Pool, A/C

Santa Teresa log cabin

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

“AMAZING PLACE TO STAY!!!” I stayed in Lula bungalo and I loved it. You could not ask for a better place to experience Santa Teresa - Mal Pais. Firstly, you are situated almost perfectly in the middle of these great beaches. Tucked away in this very private bungalow, you have the luxury of a beautiful big room w large bed, hot water, a/c, kitchenette a private courtyard with hammocks and sitting area. You can hear the ocean rolling in and the only thing that seperates your bungalow from the beach is a nice pool, beachfront restaurant with some of the best food I've had here so far. They have surfboards for rent and cabanas and hammocks right in the beach. It honestly has it all and I will definitely come back. The Owners were very welcoming and helpful as well. You can't beat this beachfront property.

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$234

Beachfront Villa Bonita

Santa Teresa villa

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 9

“Still Paradise” This was our second stay at Villa Bonita in two years. We loved it so much last summer, we had to come back. Villa Bonita is nothing short of paradise. Everything is taken care of by the awesome staff, allowing you to completely relax not have a care in the world. Janet the cleaning lady is extremely professional and courteous, and is a master at towel art! Emilya is always available to help with any problems, the pool is always clean, the beach is a twenty second walk away, and Banana Beach restaurant and bar is right next door. My 20 year old nephew came with us this year and found it difficult to leave the front porch. It was too beautiful and serene. He definitely wants to come back to Villa Bonita! Thank you Emilya for running such a great operation. You are definitely a step above all of the other rentals I have visited!

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$353

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About Santa Teresa

Imagine white sands, turquoise waters and surfer dudes galore and that's exactly what you'll be getting in Santa Teresa. Despite being only a tiny beach village, this destination has plenty to offer. If you're hoping to go to Santa Teresa this year, be sure to book your vacation rental with FlipKey!

About Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa is just about 150 km west of the capital city of Costa Rica, San Jose. Geared up for the younger generation, this destination is well known for its fantastic surfing opportunities and idyllic beaches.

The tremendous waves of the Pacific Ocean attract surfers from all over the globe; and are ideal for both beginners and experts depending on which beach you pick. Playa Carmen is more suited for those starting out, and many beaches around the resort offer the opportunity to join surf camps.

Way back when, Santa Teresa started off as a small fishing village, depending on their catch as well as local agriculture for their income. These days, the area largely depends on the tourist industry.

Gallo Pinto is one of the most common dishes within Costa Rica, consisting of rice, black beans and often served with fried or scrambled eggs. Make sure you try it!

What to do

Besides the ultimate surfing experience, visitors also travel to Santa Teresa to take on many other activities. Many may decide to go horseback riding to check out a number of key attractions in the area. 

There's also the opportunity to visit the Coco Blanco Nature Reserve which hosts a huge 150 species of birds. During the expedition, you'll also be surrounded by gorgeous forest land with spectacular ocean views, so it's definitely worth a trip.

If you're looking to explore the beauty of the area, many tourists decide to rent bicycles to venture across the destination to visit beaches and other local villages such as Mal Pais which is, again, another popular location for surfers. Perfect for beginner and experienced surfers, there are also other activities to experience at this location such as scuba diving, sports fishing and kite surfing.

Top Santa Teresa travel tips

Most visitors travel around Santa Teresa via public transport, and many links can transport to the neighboring cities of San Jose, Cobano, Mal Pais and Montezuma. There’s also the opportunity to rent a car if you'd prefer.

The majority of restaurants include a 10% tip which is automatically added onto your bill, so check before you leave your change on the table. If you think they deserve a little extra, a few coins will always be welcome.

If you're on the lookout for a surfer’s paradise with plenty of activity to keep you occupied throughout your stay, you’ll love Santa Teresa. To find the best vacation rentals in Santa Teresa, browse FlipKey to secure your stay.

Top Destination reviews

Plaza Royal Apartments
The best experience in Santa Tere!

The 2 people apartment is amazing! Very clean, comfortable and it has the best location, in Santa Tere's heart, with the beach just a few steps. The customer service is excellent. I highly recommended Plaza Royal Aparments! I wanna come back soon! Pura vida! … see more
BEACHFRONT PALM VILLA with private pool at Santa Teresa Beach
House on the beach

Great house with pool right on the beach. Handily next door to beach bar/restaurant do not far to go for sunset cocktails. Clean and well maintained with comfortable beds. Central to all bars and restaurants but away from the dusty road Would recommend … see more
Beachfront Villa Bonita
Living in a dream

Villa Bonita was the perfect vacation home for our family. We were a group of 9 (including a baby and a 5 year old) and the house had plenty of space for all of us. Most of the days were spent in the outdoor area, either swimming in the pool or cooking in the outdoor kitchen. We enjoyed being in the heart of it all and became quite proficient in the local shopping scene. We had our favorite breakfast place, supermarket and amazing restaurants. Dani and Emiliya were the perfect hosts! They were super responsive when we needed them but gave us plenty of privacy and space...so much that by the end of our 8 days we felt like it was a second home. We loved being steps away from the beach, going for daily walks, collecting shells, enjoying the surf and the sunsets. There is plenty of sight seeing around but we were mostly content to just lazy about and relax at the house and the local town. Looking back it truly felt like a dream and we see ourselves visiting again. There is just something special about Santa Teresa and Villa Bonita. Thank you so much for an amazing vacation.see more
Honeymoon Bungalow in Banana Beach -- King-Sized Canopy Bed, Terrace, Pool, A/C
Dreams Wedding

The stay was wonderful, decoration, food, cocktails and the attention and all of wedding matters, 100% recomemnded … see more
VILLA GUANACASTE:PRIVATE LUXURY VILLA W/POOL few steps away from the near beach
You will be happy you stayed here!

My family and I have been visiting Santa Teresa twice a year for the past 4 years! I have to say, Villa Guanacaste has been our favorite place that we have stayed! We will definitely be going back there. Sam, the owner, has done a great job with the building and decor of this home! He is also an excellent source of local information! My teenagers really enjoyed the pool!see more
Casa El Camino
Great Stay!!

Fantastic place! The owners obviously put a lot of time and thought into the design and construction of this fantastic home. The layout, details, and indoor outdoor space made this very comfortable for six adults for the three days that we were there. … see more

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