“For me it’s a wild place that calls you out of yourself and into the world full of wonder” As the staff photographer for Florblanca, Santa Teresa has been my hidden treasure for years. This community is special to say the least. With my boys growing up and time slipping by, I knew now is […]
Surfing in Santa Teresa
When you are ready to explore a surf spot that’s just a little off the beaten track, Playa Santa Teresa awaits.
Located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, the plentiful beach breaks here offer both kind, forgiving waves for beginners and high, hollow swells for seasoned surfers. Those up for a challenge will want to check out a few faster reef breaks that are best at low tide.
For non-surfers, the wide stretches of strand are ideal for long walks that provide sweeping views of the Mal Pais hillside and lush tropical forest of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. You may even spot howler monkeys and parrots keeping watch from their treetop vantage points. When the Costa Rican sun becomes too warm, visitors can take refuge underneath shade huts that dot the beach or cool off with a quick dip in the warm waters of the Pacific. Santa Teresa’s natural beauty is truly the essence of the Costa Rican term, “Pura Vida”, which has several translations, including “pure life” and “this is living.”
A visit to Santa Teresa will take you far from the crowds of Tamarindo and Jaco. Everything you need is here, including board rentals, shops, and “sodas”, which are typical Costa Rican diners. Pamper yourself and set up camp at Florblanca’s Surf House.
Reviewed in February 2012 by Outside Magazine, our Surf House getaway is the ultimate in casual luxury and convenience. Its 3 spacious oceanfront rooms are just steps from some of the most perfect waves Costa Rica has to offer. Guests can enjoy all of the Florblanca resort amenities plus their own sunken tub, outside shower, and private hammocks. After dawn patrol and a hearty desayuno, nothing beats chilling out Tico style.
Imagine being lulled to sleep in your own seaside hammock by balmy breezes and the sound of rolling waves…? Now, that’s living!