Vicky opens up her home and her heart to her guests, doing everything possible to make their stay as memorable as possible. Her gorgeous boutique B&B is set a short walk or drive up the side of the "mountain" that flanks Santa Teresa. As far as I am concerned, it is only worth visiting Santa Teresa if you stay up the hill (in dry season), because the dust on or near the main road is unbearable. It is also very noisy on the main strip, unless you are in a fancy hotel tucked down hear the beach.
But up the hill, at Casa de la Luna, there is no noise, no dust... only a beautiful breeze, stunning view and the sounds (and sights) of wildlife. There is a delicious pool with an unobstructed view of the ocean and the sunset. (The sunsets are one of the main highlights of Santa Teresa)
The rooms all have beautiful views, are clean, simple and have very comfy beds. Guests have use of the kitchen and all open areas of the home - which is more beautiful than any photo can illustrate.
I found that I had to drag myself away from the hotel... it is nice enough that I think you'd be happy spending your entire stay up there, just staring at the expansive ocean and crashing waves. But of course I did head off to check out everything that Santa Teresa has to offer... an incredible beach, picturesque yoga studios everywhere and tasty little restaurants. Casa de la Luna is a little ways along the strip (thank goodness!!!), but if you have a car, you're laughing, and even if you are on foot, it only takes about 3 minutes to walk down the hill, or 5 walking up (a somewhat invigorating 5 minutes, but hey, it works off a glass of wine!). There is beach access within a 6 minute walk from the hotel (3 minutes from the bottom of the road). Next to the beach access is my favourite restaurant/lounge in Santa Teresa - Rocamar Beach Lounge. There is a supermarket within walking distance, and a bus that goes up and down the strip leaves from there throughout the day.
I spent a week in one of the upstairs rooms and it was absolutely luxurious. Such a special time. Moonlit dips in the pool completed every day.
I would highly recommend that you choose this spot if you are visiting Santa Teresa. You wont be disappointed, and it is honestly the best way to experience what this place is all about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nice ocean view and astonished sun set from all our rooms,views to the mountains and Nacional natural reserve CABO BLANCO. Enjoy our infinite sight view swimming pool, with tempered water at night. Two break points in front beach, so you can see waves and surfers from our balconies. You will feel amazing in our precious Costa Rican wood Casa de la Luna design,seeing the moon passing trought the "DOMO". You deserve this experience. We create this place for you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa De La Luna Costa Rica/Santa Teresa