After spending 5 nights in Mal Pais, my wife and I came to Santa Teresa between Christmas and the New Year to stay at Otro Lado. We stayed in one of the new rooms for the bulk of our time (the original rooms were all booked up), but had one of the original "2 story" rooms for the last night. Though the new rooms are very clean, well laid out, and reasonably priced (very reasonable), they are much smaller than the "original" poolside rooms and you get a different feel for the lodge. Still a very good experience, but we both felt that, had we booked sooner and gotten an original room, we would have been head over heels for this place as opposed to being very enthusiastic.
Nico and Selvaggia are fantastic hosts, the breakfasts and lunches are to die for (be sure to order the crepes for breakfast and the foccacia sandwiches for lunch--outstanding!) and there is a surf shop about 40 steps from the lodge where you can rent a board and walk to the beach.
Overall, you should definitely consider Otro Lado for a stay in Santa Teresa. Great people, really nice lodging and a solid location. We would go back for sure!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking