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“unbelieveable sunsets”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Playa Santa Teresa

Playa Santa Teresa
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“unbelieveable sunsets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

this place was a dream. white sand beaches, really beautiful palm tree backdrops that made this a total paradise. The water's were a little rough because of the large waves, but the beach scene was happening. Tons of little bars to grab a pina colada, and lots of fun things to do. You can walk in either direction and see a ton of cool stuff.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Santa Teresa is a difficult road trip, but it is one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen. I fear that, in twenty years, it will be another tourist trap. They beach stretches as far as the eye can see in either direction, and watching surfers and running hermit crab races while waiting for sunset is a must do!

Visited May 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Surfing and walking LONG stretches of beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a great beach for surfing or just spending the day soaking up the sun. The beach is one of the cleanest and largest I've come across in Central America.
From Nov-April your pretty much guaranteed waves. It stays relatively quiet most of the time with people walking up and down the beach with the occasional horseback rider or helicopter flying by. People for the most part stay to themselves and dont hassle you, no annoying vendors or gangs of reckless youth, but apparently night time on the beach is a NO NO. And you can really see why, once the sun goes down the beach closes down and it is one long dark stretch of sand to be walking alone.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely beach for surfing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

The beach is ideal for surfing, there weren't too many people around despite a surf contest being on, it was great!

Visited April 2013
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“Dust and thieves”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

It's really dusty here! Also...anything that isn't nailed down gets stolen by thieves here. I was 10 feet into the ocean when my bag was swiped off the beach. The thief ended up having a real bad day though when I caught up to him running through the woods and some locals and I delivered some vigilante justice!;) And leave absolutely nothing in your rental car either. Iphones are worth like 2K here and thieves will do anything to snatch one. They are [--] though.

Visited April 2013
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