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“the MINIHOSTEL in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica” 5 of 5 stars
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Mal Pais, Costa Rica
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“the MINIHOSTEL in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

Writing for the good of MINIHOSTEL in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica !!!
Loved this place. If you want to surf and stay in a really chill hostel with cool people, this is the place to be. I love that Minihostel has a pool and a cool chillout place. All the backpackers I met were really nice.A beautiful location with awesome staff and really nice, clean rooms.
Santa Teresa could not have been more rewarding. The best beach, the best food. Love santa, love the waves, cant wait to come back !!!!
Thank you Minihostel...

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New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Playa Carmen, Costa Rica rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

Amazing place! Perfect balance of complete relaxation and a little bit of local fun!

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Philadelphia, PA
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Santa Theresa, Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

I went on a 10 day trip to Santa Theresa, Costa Rica in June 2009 and had a great time. I would highly recommend this area to anyone looking for an adventure off the beaten path.

Things I wish I had known:
-Don't book your hotel completely in advance, leave a few days to try different places. We stayed all 10 nights at the Blue Surf Sanctuary on the pricey end ($100/n) for Costa Rica. Once we arrived, turns out we could have stayed at many other places for nearly half the price.

Compare surf rental prices:
Our hotel offered surf boards there, but they were twice as expensive ($20) then other places in town and we were at a break that was above our level. Once we asked around a bit, we ended up in Playa Carmen which had a softer break and cheaper rentals.

If you like to drink, find accomdations with a bar:
We ended up leaving our hotel more than we would have liked to find new friends and drinks, in retrospect I would have liked to stay at a place that offered this on premise.

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Dornbirn
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Surf & Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2008

We stayed for 2 weeks in the Santa Teresa area (Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica), and went twice a day for a surf. it was perfect, because we had every day good swell, a perfect beach for us beginners (sandy, no rocks, and almost no other surfers in the line), and fine warm water. Without wetsuits, we could stay over hours in the water.

There is no surf gear to rent, but a small surf shop in town. You can stay with a local surf camp (great house and dinner, very friendly and international guests, direct beach access) - it's called Zopilote Surf Camp. They have also surf boards included in their surf camp packages, so it's worth to check in advance if they have room for you.

If you want to stay in Santa Teresa, there are some small hotels, but without any gear. If you prefer an own home (let's say you're travelling with family or friends), then it's worth to think about renting a house. Some of them are right on the beach. Though we didn't rent one, I could have the chance to see one (it's called Casas Pura Vida and has an own pool, satellite tv, yard, and full kitchen) and they offer also some specials for couples.

We travelled with public busses, although the connections are not the best, but it's feasible in a reasonable time. An alternative is always to rent a car (but in San José or somewhere out of Nicoya).

In town, you will also find two supermercados, internet cafés, some bars and a few shops. It is still laid back, but there is also some constructing activity on the way.

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