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“nice beach break” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Santa Teresa

Playa Santa Teresa
15 Km de Cobano, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
26400080
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“nice beach break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

White sand beach with good quality waves considering it is a beach break...Super chill town with plenty of places to stay and places to eat...

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“unbelieveable sunsets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

this place was a dream. white sand beaches, really beautiful palm tree backdrops that made this a total paradise. The water's were a little rough because of the large waves, but the beach scene was happening. Tons of little bars to grab a pina colada, and lots of fun things to do. You can walk in either direction and see a ton of cool stuff.

Visited April 2013
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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Santa Teresa is a difficult road trip, but it is one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen. I fear that, in twenty years, it will be another tourist trap. They beach stretches as far as the eye can see in either direction, and watching surfers and running hermit crab races while waiting for sunset is a must do!

Visited May 2013
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San Clemente, California
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3 reviews
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“It's a ghetto”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Don't go. Crime ridden drought suffering dust bowl town. You can't relax in a town where you are worried about theft 24/7. Good waves, but bad vibes. Californians know, east coasters accept it only because they don't know better.

Visited April 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Surfing and walking LONG stretches of beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a great beach for surfing or just spending the day soaking up the sun. The beach is one of the cleanest and largest I've come across in Central America.
From Nov-April your pretty much guaranteed waves. It stays relatively quiet most of the time with people walking up and down the beach with the occasional horseback rider or helicopter flying by. People for the most part stay to themselves and dont hassle you, no annoying vendors or gangs of reckless youth, but apparently night time on the beach is a NO NO. And you can really see why, once the sun goes down the beach closes down and it is one long dark stretch of sand to be walking alone.

Visited November 2012
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