Santa Teresa – Mal Pais Costa Rica
Located near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Blue Surf Adventures, located at our host hotel Blue Surf Sanctuary, is peacefully tucked away on the edge of the vibrant rainforest. Just footsteps from pristine and untouched white sand beaches our surf school is central to amazing waves, gorgeous landscapes, and fun outdoor activities for the entire family! Although we’re a little hard to get to, it’s definitely worth the trip once you arrive and see our magical paradise & beautiful Santa Teresa beaches for yourself.
Imagine the most picturesque and unspoiled white sand beach, with layer upon layer of unspoiled jungle, palm trees, and coconut groves lining the coastline. You can hear the sounds of wild birds chirping and squirrels playing in the trees behind you, and the enormous yell of howler monkeys deep in the jungle. And if you’re lucky you may sneak a peak of these cute, little guys. The ocean is emitting calming and relaxing sounds, and you can dip your toes in its warm waters while you stroll along the beach. Wake up every morning to the sounds of monkeys and birds, and spend your days relaxing, surfing, and exploring!
Playa Santa Teresa and Mal Pais Costa Rica is a 5-km expanse of beach where the jungle hugs the coastline. Although the town of Santa Teresa has grown significantly over the past ten years, local building laws have forbidden any beach construction and high-rise buildings leaving this Costa Rican paradise untouched and unspoiled. From Blue Surf Sanctuary, our host hotel in Santa Teresa, you can walk either north or south to explore miles of coastline in paradise.
From Sunrise to Sunset on Playa Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa – Mal Pais Costa Rica is alive with action in the mornings. From sun-up until about high noon, Santa Teresa beach is a haven for sports enthusiasts and beach lovers alike. Sun tanners can be seen strewn up and down the beach while families and their young children play games and build sandcastles, trying to out-race the rising tides. Joggers and walkers make the most of the early morning cooler hours while surfers flood to the beach to take advantage of the early morning glassy ocean conditions.
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Mid-day is a little quieter along Santa Teresa – Mal Pais Costa Rica but it is actually a great place to escape some of that mid-afternoon heat. The beach here offers plenty of shady hideaways where you can haul up with a book and enjoy the cool on-shore breeze.
Sunset tends to be the busiest time of day on the beach. It’s as if everyone in town has the same idea and floods to the beach to meet friends, gather, and to enjoy Santa Teresa’s spectacular sunsets. As the sun dips down over the horizon, sometimes a cheer and some claps can even be heard as another perfect day at Santa Teresa beach comes to a close.