If you come to Costa Rica and are wondering about places to visit in Costa Rica, I recommend the Nicoya Peninsula, in Guanacaste. The Peninsula is a must in any Costa Rica surfing trip, and if you are coming in a Costa Rica family tour, there are many places that you and your family will enjoy. In the last days I’ve visited many beautiful places like Nosara, Samara, Azul Beach, Guiones, etc. Now I’m heading to the southern end of the Peninsula, where great surfing action awaits.
In the Nicoya Peninsula I have found some of the most amazing beaches in Guanacaste. My next destination is Santa Teresa, a beautiful white-sanded beach that my friends have recommended for months, and I finally had the chance to visit. After Santa Teresa, I will go to Montezuma and Malpais, so keep reading if you want to know about this area of Guanacaste.
Santa Teresa is best known as a world-class surfing beach. If you come surfing in Costa Rica, you can’t afford to miss it. The weather and wind make Santa Teresa perfect for surfing anytime during the year, and you will find moderate to strong swells. The best months are between April and December, but you will do fine during the other months.
A great surfing experience it is. I spent hours in the ocean and will repeat it tomorrow. The beach is 5 miles long so there are many spots where you can surf. It is fun all day. With that much surfing activity, I forgot about the rest of activities that you can practice at Santa Teresa: Snorkeling, or Hiking, canopy tours and horseback riding to the forest that is close the beach, in the Cabo Blanco Reserve.
If you choose to stay in town, there’s a wide array of Costa Rica hotels and accommodation for different budgets, and a lot of restaurants serving traditional and international food, pubs, clubs and services. To get to Santa Teresa, you can drive from Samara, or take the Ferry from Puntarenas to Naranjo beach, if you are coming from San Jose.
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