Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by Grill Time, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Grill Time

    Grill Time New Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Anyone ever been to the Santa Teresa area in Costa Rica in November? Thinking about going around Thanksgiving and was wondering how the waves were and if anyone knew of any good places to stay.
  2. n2waves

    n2waves Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Santa Teresa is a unquie experience with plenty of surf. You should definatley consider going. There are alot of expats from the east coast too. We stayed at hotel Raratonga and I have no complaints it was perfect.

  3. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    Hey man don't commit yourself to one area. The country of CR is HUGE and has hundreds of miles of coastline. Santa Teresa is nice but it is also a major pain in the a55 to get to. Closest airport is at least 5 hours away. Even once there I think surrounding towns like Montezuma (MonteFUMA cough cough) WAY cooler town an hour or so north and Mal peis (better surf) right around the point are cooler costa rican experiences, IMHO. We came through Santa T on a road trip with my old man once and he said that the town reminded him of Vietnam. That part of the country is... the country. Unpaved roads through the mountains. Sketchy bridge crossings. Little to no law enforcement. Pura Vida.
  4. Turrtle

    Turrtle Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    There's also playa nosara and guiones which are pretty epic. Mal pais was pretty damn fun...
  5. baxter

    baxter Member

    Oct 8, 2009
    Santa Teresa is almost always ridable and picks up most swell directions, it can actually get very big at the beachbreaks and closeout.....then it's time to search around the area because there are numerous reefs/points that are worth exploring. There is a small airport near Santa Teresa in Tambor, about 30 minutes away.
  6. JaimeL

    JaimeL Active Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    I was there Nov of 2010. It was good every day for nine days straight. I stayed at Casa Marbella which is kind of expensive for a surf trip but killer.
  7. Laird's acting coach

    Laird's acting coach Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I have to agree with Lee. Your best bet is to fly into Liberia and make your way down to Santa Teresa/Mal Pais hitting a bunch of spots on the way...Playa Negra, Nosara, Camaronal, Playa San you go south, you will see the "old Costa Rica"....not too developed but great. Stop at the Flying Scorpion and ask for Rossi in San Miguel...great dude.

  8. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    In 01 I camped at Playa Carmen for 3 weeks until the cops came and ran us off. The place is outstanding. It gets really big at times. It's a lava bottom covered in a thin layer of sand. There's some channels but that won't help when the giant sneeker sets come. I've been as far south as Pavones but could never get further north than MalPais. There a bunch of secret spots, but have probably been developed since I've been there in 05. I found a sweet break at Playa Bongo right in front of the cemetery. Was later told there's tons of sharks. I was given a house down the street from Frank's, and was offered to have a technical school built for me to teach the kids a trade other than theft and drug sales.
  9. BarefootInPublic

    BarefootInPublic Member

    Jan 2, 2013
    Santa Teresa is amazing, and there are also other excellent spots within a taxi ride. Check out my daily video surf report, it will show you the waves from Santa Teresa. Every morning I post a 45 second video of the surf and a detailed description of how things look.
    I also have guys down there if you need boards, rides or assistance.
    Live The Lifestyle!
  10. Brode

    Brode Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Dude whats with the flash mob beach calisthenics on that 1/2 report
  11. Calvertleonard

    Calvertleonard New Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    Thanks all of you for sharing your experiences as to Santa Teresa there in Costarica. Personally, I know Santa Teresa is an excellent spot to enjoy the life!!

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