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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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$628

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. 31 minutes

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$457

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

Santa Teresa apartment

3 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 12

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$629

Luxury Bungalow 1 minute walk to beach.

Santa Teresa bungalow

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$171

Beach Chalet 1 Garden View Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa chalet

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$80

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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$285

Beach Cabina 2 Garden View Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa log cabin

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$81

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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$206

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

Santa Teresa lodge

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

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$138

Beach Chalet 2 Garden View Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa chalet

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$80

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!

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$212

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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$223

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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$458

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

Santa Teresa house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$286

Villa Pochote - A Private Ocean View Beach Villa

Santa Teresa house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$189

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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$343

Villa Komodo + Villa Maluku at Cactus Blue Luxury Villas. 4 bedrooms + pool

Santa Teresa house

4 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

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$669

The Beach Estates - Stylish Beachfront Luxury!

Santa Teresa house

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

“Exceeded expectations.” Spent 5 nights at Sandy Lane with my wife and 3 sons (ages 14, 12 & 8) This property and support staff were simply perfect. The home and location is beautiful, the staff (Christian, Herman and Lubis) gracious, welcoming and thorough. Santa Teresa is a kick, memorable for its charm, authenticity and friendliness. We felt the combination of the home, setting and staff provided the perfect Costa Rican experience that definitely exceeded our expectations. Our family loved every minute of it...

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$1,648

La Luxuria, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa villa

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 7

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$515

Villa CARAMBOLA of Villas Solar, Walk to Beach, Best Surf, Market & Restaurants

Santa Teresa villa

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$155

Beach Cabina 1 Garden View Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa chalet

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$80

Villa Komodo at Cactus Blue Luxury Villas. 3 bedrooms, pool, exotic gardens

Santa Teresa house

3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

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$686

One Bedroom Bungalow in Zula Inn

Santa Teresa apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$69

Beach Casita S Surfing Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$126

Sandy Bottoms Costa Rica- one minute walk to beach

Santa Teresa house

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 12

“Relaxing - Fantastic location- Great waves!” Great location on beach access road. Large individual units are great for either renting individually or together with large group. The units are nearly identical, and both are large enough to easily hold 6 people. Each unit is two bedrooms and two full bathrooms plus the living room furniture quickly converts to beds. The kitchen was well stocked. There is an outdoor charcoal & wood grill. In the early am I liked to take a short walk or go to the roof top to listen and watch the howler monkeys and all of the birds. The pool area always became a relaxing lunch hideaway in the afternoon heat. There is a very large table where we could take our time eating having drinks, and relaxing while keeping an eye on the kids floating in the pool. There is also a very nice outdoor beach restaurant and bar right at the end of the road on the beach. We had so much fun surfing, boogieboarding, snorkeling, & exploring. The perfect riding waves at this spot were endless. Even when it looked fairly flat, eventually a nice set would roll in. I recommend bringing flip flops for walking the beach road as you can go barefoot but the sand near the top of the beach gets very hot in the afternoon sun. We have stayed at a few places in the area, but will definitely be returning to Sandy Bottoms!

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$1,144

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

Santa Teresa apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$212

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

Santa Teresa villa

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$200

Villa Lombok at Cactus Blue Luxury Villas. Private pool and stunning ocean views

Santa Teresa villa

2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

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$343

dreams

Santa Teresa house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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$401

Brand new modern 2 en-suite house with a private pool, by Banana Beach

Santa Teresa house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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$381

Villa Harmonia: STUNNING VIEWS * Pool * A/C * Private & charming* Lots of nature

Santa Teresa villa

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Responds fast! avg. 9 minutes

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$514

Queen Bungalow. Pool, Free Wifi, TV, A/C & more. At Manalá H. Santa Teresa Beach

Santa Teresa bungalow

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$172

Cabina de Paz - Breezy, Nature Lover’s Getaway

Santa Teresa apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

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$58

Jakera Surf Camp

Santa Teresa b&b

6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 20

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$99

Casa Tere - Manala H

Santa Teresa house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$297

Playa Los Vivos

Santa Teresa tented camp

7 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 16

Price per night from

$286

Beachfront Villa S Ocean View Surfing Santa Beach.

Santa Teresa villa

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$915

Twin Bungalow. Pool, Free Wifi, TV, A/C & more. At Manala H. Santa Teresa Beach

Santa Teresa bungalow

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$172

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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

Sandy Bottoms Costa Rica- one minute walk to beach
It was a great vacation, looking forward to next year!

Beautiful new home just a step to the great surfing beach to the left and numerous tidal pools and fishing pockets to the right. Large rooftop deck for sunning which is above the pool and jacuzzi area. Open and spacious home with all ammenities, many restaurants nearby,a great family vacation. … see more
Tropical Beach Villa / SurfHouse, Hermosa, Santa Teresa beach, 5 rooms / 12 pax.
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.see more
Bungalow with King-Sized Bed and Queen-Sized Bed -- Banana Beach Bungalows
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 … 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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