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Santa Teresa is a small, but fast growing town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. Like other coastal villages on the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa started as a remote fishing village. The other principle industries were cattle ranching and logging. In the early 1990s, the town of Santa Teresa was „discovered“ by tourists and started growing since then.




Santa Teresa, stretched over 5 kilometres (3 mi) of both paved and gravel roads, is still a remote place with basic infrastructure (few shops, some internet cafés), but with a substantial number of available beds (from December to February it is advised to reserve beds). There are now more than 30 hotels, ranging in price from $10 to $1000 per night. It is known for gold-grey beaches, great surf conditions and a relaxing atmosphere. Surfing conditions are generally best during mid to high tides. Santa Teresa has also become known for its many excellent restaurants, all started by various chefs who have moved to the area from various other countries.

Although bars and pubs offer some night activities, Santa Teresa is more popular for its surfing potential. The coast along the town as well as south and north of it shows different breaks and a constant swell all year. Many hotels and surf instructors offer their surfing-related services.