I really appreciated that we were right on the beach. Any time you want, you can wander a few steps from your villa to the sand and water - no need to walk down the road trying to find a public pathway that will give you access to the beach. And, as alluded to in other reviews, Peter and the crew at Rancho create a fantastic sunset vibe.... down near the beach they have a tiki bar, a DJ spinning relaxed house beats, mats and pillows and good eats to order at your pleasing. Again, so nice to have this after a day of surfing or exploring.... just come home and not have to go out searching for a place to chill at sunset.
In regards to the surf, again, perfect location.... head right and you have the santa teresa breaks and head left and you have the playa carmen breaks... out front is one of the few places along the beach that has a nice tidal pool so that you can swim without getting hit by breaking waves.
The surf instructor Foley was awesome, he knows the beaches well and puts effort into choosing the right location and time of day so that the waves best match your level of ability. He's very encouraging, always got a big smile, and clearly an experienced instructor.
All round it was a great place to chill out, swing in a hammock... play with the resident pooches.... Luna and Ghandi... ( the dogs ) eat some good food and catch some waves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small family run business on one of the most beautiful beachfront properties in St,Teresa. The property is inbetween the 2 main surfing beaches situated on a 5000sqmtr big property. The property has lush tropical vegetation and infront of the property we have the best natural pool in whole St.Teresa. Just walk out to the beach and jump into the Pacific Ocean. we also offer 4 comfortable , clean and secure rooms. 2 are equiped with kitchens. all rooms have wifi. We have a restaurant which serves breakfast all year round . From nov. to april we also offer restaurant service from 3 pm , specially for sunsets on on our ocean front.there is also free parking, a chill rancho with sofas and dvd player and a beautiful yoga and massage rancho out on the front.we offer all kind of excursions, massage, yoga classes and we offer NSSSIA certified surf instructors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranchos Itauna Costa Rica/Santa Teresa