Originally a secret surfer’s paradise, this region has evolved over recent years, bringing helpful amenities like gourmet restaurants, exciting adventure-related excursions and technical amenities like wireless internet, satellite television, cell phone signal, and a bank, pharmacy, and medical services.

Our town is rustic, quaint, and beachy. One of our most defining features is the single dirt road that runs north to south, giving the region an ‘off the beaten path’ feel. There’s no local large-scale development here; chances are if you’re coming to this area, you’ve already heard about it from a friend. But if not, the words “paradise on earth” say it all.

Residents from around the globe call Santa Teresa home and have launched diverse restaurants and shops, creating a unique cultural crossroads. From falafel to margaritas, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa combine the best features of Costa Rica with international elements, a treat for travelers who like to spend their day in a hammock or dance until dawn.

Originally a secret surfer’s paradise, this region has evolved over recent years, bringing helpful amenities like gourmet restaurants, exciting adventure-related excursions and technical amenities like wireless internet, satellite television, cell phone signal, and a bank, pharmacy, and medical services.

Our town is rustic, quaint, and beachy. One of our most defining features is the single dirt road that runs north to south, giving the region an ‘off the beaten path’ feel. There’s no local large-scale development here; chances are if you’re coming to this area, you’ve already heard about it from a friend. But if not, the words “paradise on earth” say it all.

Residents from around the globe call Santa Teresa home and have launched diverse restaurants and shops, creating a unique cultural crossroads. From falafel to margaritas, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa combine the best features of Costa Rica with international elements, a treat for travelers who like to spend their day in a hammock or dance until dawn.

The Nicoya Peninsula is also famous for its record high concentration of centenarians (people who live to the age of 100 or older). Reasons for this include the high level of calcium in the peninsula’s groundwater, the local fresh food-based diet, and regular physical exercise continued into late middle age. Our particular area is known for its health-based consciousness, including sports, outdoor activities, and emphasis on organic food.

Costa Rican seasons are divided into wet and dry. The dry season (November – April) is characterized by blue skies, dry wind, hot sunny days, and nearly zero rainfall. Riverbeds dry up for the season, enabling choice hiking into remote locations.

The Nicoya Peninsula is also famous for its record high concentration of centenarians (people who live to the age of 100 or older). Reasons for this include the high level of calcium in the peninsula’s groundwater, the local fresh food-based diet, and regular physical exercise continued into late middle age. Our particular area is known for its health-based consciousness, including sports, outdoor activities, and emphasis on organic food.

Costa Rican seasons are divided into wet and dry. The dry season (November – April) is characterized by blue skies, dry wind, hot sunny days, and nearly zero rainfall. Riverbeds dry up for the season, enabling choice hiking into remote locations.

 Rainy season (May – October) comes with refreshing cooler weather. It doesn’t rain every day, but when it rains, it pours. This area comes alive with greenery and the animals come out to play. For the locals, this is the time of year we live for. It’s uncrowded, beautiful, and lush.

When is the best time to visit? Every season has its advantages and unique beauty but the most popular time to visit is November through April, which guarantees clear blue skies nearly every day.

 Rainy season (May – October) comes with refreshing cooler weather. It doesn’t rain every day, but when it rains, it pours. This area comes alive with greenery and the animals come out to play. For the locals, this is the time of year we live for. It’s uncrowded, beautiful, and lush.

When is the best time to visit? Every season has its advantages and unique beauty but the most popular time to visit is November through April, which guarantees clear blue skies nearly every day.