Surfing hotspot of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a favorite among national pro surfers in Costa Rica. The award-winning beach was in the spotlight April 18-19, 2015 for the season’s fourth 2015 Costa Rica National Surfing Circuit competition, sponsored by ISAW Action Cameras of Australia. Competitive surfers from all over Costa Rica came to Santa Teresa to compete.
On Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa and neighboring Mal Pais draw visitors from all over the world who come to surf, relax, do yoga, and enjoy one of Central America’s top tropical beaches.
The white sand beach of Santa Teresa and neighboring Playa Carmen, Playa Hermosa and Mal Pais offer consistent beach breaks and point breaks for experienced and beginner surfers. Water temperatures are usually 83-85°F; no wetsuit needed! Up-to-date surf conditions for Santa Teresa are reported daily by Magic Seaweed.
Whether you are coming to surf Santa Teresa or just relax, your place to stay is Hotel Tropico Latino. The Santa Teresa beachfront hotel at beautiful Playa Carmen caters to surfers and yoga enthusiasts with Costa Rica surf vacations and Costa Rica yoga retreats. Playa Carmen was recently awarded the Ecological Blue Flag by the Costa Rican Tourism Board for being one of the cleanest beaches in the country.
Find out the best ways to get to Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica from San Jose.
Article by Shannon Farley