Tours and Activities in Santa Teresa

There are many exciting activities to do in Santa Teresa. Whether land, sea or air, there are plenty of things to do while vacationing here. Surfing, Boating, Horseback Riding, Ziplining, just to name a few. Check out some of the attractions Santa Teresa and Malpais have to offer.


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  • Santa Teresa is world renowned for its surfing. Beach breaks, reef breaks, and point breaks up and down the beach, from Mal Pais to Playa Hermosa.


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    Surfing in Santa Teresa

  • Cruising along the coast for a breathtaking 50-minute boat ride is how you’ll begin your voyage to Tortuga Island. Jagged volcanic rock spills into the sea to create a dramatic contrast with the brown sand, red rocks and crushed shells that make up the variety of different beaches along the way. Spotting a group of playful dolphins, marveling at the enormous jumping manta rays or for the luckiest of visitors, catching a glimpse of surfacing humpback whales are just a few examples of the marine life frequently viewed as make you way to the island. Before arriving at the island, stop for some snorkeling to admire the natural wonders and sea-life.

    Boat Tour to Tortuga Island

  • Horseback riding tours along the beach, through the hills and forested mountains, or crossing creeks riding along jungle trails through tropical rainforest full of abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery. You can choose between the morning adventure tour or the evening sunset riding tour along the beaches. Riding in Santa Teresa Beach is truly one of its kind.

    Horseback Riding

  • Never surfed before? Surfed before and would like to improve. Santa Teresa has world class surfing instructors, ready to give lessons to all levels of surfers. Private or Group lessons available.

    Surf Lessons

  • Costa Rica is well known for its underwater sea life and is a popular scuba diving destination. Tortuga Island in particular is one of top diving destinations of Costa Rica. Professional diving instructors will insure a fun, safe, and exciting day.

    Scuba Diving

  • The beautiful Caba Blanco Reserve located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Puntarenas province, is the oldest national reserve in Costa Rica. The entrance is located about 20 minutes from Santa Teresa.

    The Curú National Wildlife Refuge and Hacienda is Located in between Paquera and Tambor. The area is teaming with abundant wildlife and hosts one of the most beautiful beaches and protected bays on the Nicoya Peninsula.

    National Reserves

  • Get a different view of paradise with a Canopy Tour in vibrant Mal Pais. Zip-line through the jungle and experience amazing views. Or make a full day excursion, by riding ATVs to Montezuma, taking a Canopy Tour, enjoying a refreshing dip in the waterfalls, before heading back to Santa Teresa to enjoy a one-on-a-kind sunset.

    Canopy Tours

  • A heathy body is a healthy mind. Personal or public yoga and pilates sessions are always available. Santa Teresa offers world-class yoga instruction on beautiful beaches and peaceful mountains. Whether you're just starting out or are an expert yogi, you'll find something for you.

    Expert massages will leave you with renewed energy and inner peace.

    Personal Trainers will help you get the most out of your workouts, and acheive more than you ever thought possible.

    Yoga, Pilates, Massage

  • Fishing in Costa Rica is a must for any enthusiast. The coastal waters are home to many Yellow-fin Tuna, Snapper, Mackerel, Jack and Mahi-Mahi. The deep sea waters you are likely to find Sailfish, large Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and possibly some Marlin. The guides know exactly where all the best spots are, and you're sure to have an experience you'll never forget.

    Sport Fishing

  • Three waterfalls, one above the other, each one spilling into a clear refreshing pool. From top to bottom, the waterfalls increase in height. Driving up the hills of Montezuma and takin a little hike will get you to the top. The top waterfall itself is only about 10 feet high, and flows into a calm pool that is great for swiming and relaxing or jumping into with the rope swing. From that pool a second waterfall, about 30 feet high, spills into another pool. More adventurous people enjoy jumping the second waterfall. From there the third waterfall, about 90 feet high. While not safe to jump, you can hike up and down the sides of the waterfall and enjoy the power and beauty of nature.

    Montezuma Waterfalls

  • A large choice of dining options are available in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais, from budget local fare to a romantic dinner in a gourmet restaurant on the beach. Sushi, Mexican, Italian, and Vegan are just some of the types of meals you can find. With over 100 restaurants in Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, there will be no problem finding the perfect meal. Many restaurants offer live music as well.


  • Explore the area surrounding Santa Teresa with ATVs or motorcyces. Rent them for a day of outdoor adventure. Tour the back roads and go off the beaten track. Visit nearby towns and villages. Come back dirty, exhausted, and exhilarated. Guided tours and private rentals are available. For getting around town, scooters and bicycles are also available for rental.

    Outdoor Adventures

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