It was a shock, first arriving at this hotel, because, true to the name, the air is very good on a hill! It is a steep hike up, but if you can adjust to that, the hotel is a gem, a great value and well run by Javier and his girlfriend who are always around for a chat or to give advice. I found the rooms spacious and the bathrooms modern with a big sink and roomy shower with hot water. There's a mini fridge to put your own drinks in or drink the establishment's for a small fee. The atmosphere is very tranquilo - sitting in hammocks, reading, drinking a beer, watching the sun off the sea.
Down the hill (5-10 min walk, depending on fitness) there's beach access, a supermarket, shops, and restaurants. Everything in Playa Teresa is on the one main road, so it's supremely difficult to get lost. The Italian place at the bottom of the hill does amazing pizzas and has good, Italy-imported wines too. We intended on only spending 4 nights here and ended up spending the week. It's a wonderful, relaxing place to unwind that's a great value for the area
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Buenos Aires Costa Rica/Santa Teresa