We have been to Mal Pais/Santa Theresa 4 times last 6 years. This is by far one of the best places to visit and stay. Always loved the Brazilian food in Rancho Itauna and best services in town. Didn't stay there until our last trip in Dec 2012 (hard to get a reservation as it's always booked!), which we decided to have our destination wedding on the beach at Rancho Itauna. Peter, the host, was wonderful who was the DJ for the receiption, built and set the arbor on the beach, and referred us great chef (Glenn) and photographer (Diana) for the wedding ceremony and reception. We had the beach ourselves for the entire afternoon/night! I was nervous how it would turn out as I am organizing everything remotely; however, it turned out so perfect and definitley my dream wedding that I won't change a bit of it. The beach is so relaxing and facing the sunset. The food was excellent and the bartenders just won't stop serving us drinks. The bills are very reasonable (much cheaper in the state) and the rooms are comfortable. My guests all gave thumbs up and some of them went to surfing the next morning or just stayed on the beach for the rest of day. We all had a great time. Can't say enough about this place. Oh, forgot to mention that this is the place to go during New Year's Eve where it has the biggest bonfire in town as it's Peter's birthday. Always a big celebration. The entire town people will be there dancing, drinking, and celebrating. Thank you, Rancho Itauna, for a great memory. We for sure will be back soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small family run business on one of the most beautiful beachfront properties in St,Teresa. The property is inbetween the 2 main surfing beaches situated on a 5000sqmtr big property. The property has lush tropical vegetation and infront of the property we have the best natural pool in whole St.Teresa. Just walk out to the beach and jump into the Pacific Ocean. we also offer 4 comfortable , clean and secure rooms. 2 are equiped with kitchens. all rooms have wifi. We have a restaurant which serves breakfast all year round . From nov. to april we also offer restaurant service from 3 pm , specially for sunsets on on our ocean front.there is also free parking, a chill rancho with sofas and dvd player and a beautiful yoga and massage rancho out on the front.we offer all kind of excursions, massage, yoga classes and we offer NSSSIA certified surf instructors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranchos Itauna Costa Rica/Santa Teresa