Just returned from a five day stay at Milarepa. The owner, Philippe, is French. The Milarepa offers four rustic, open-air cabins priced at $ 150 per night (low season). Insect repellent is a must-have. The best feature of this hotel is the restaurant which is above average. Dinner for two was about $70.
With exception of the cleaning crew, the hotel staff is comprised of American kids with little or no hotel experience. Your satisfaction is not their priority so If you are looking for service stay somewhere else.
Santa Teresa/Malpais is not a typical Costa Rica destination. As more foreigners invest in the area, Ticos are priced out of the market and move out. However, the perfect tropical beaches, the consistent breaks and great-looking girls make it a paradise for the many young surfers that have set up residence here.
Not recommended for:
-first time visitors to Costa Rica
-families with children
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Milarepa is located on beautiful beachfront property at the Northern End of Santa Teresa. Our 4 open air cabinas and restaurant are surrounded by tropical foliage. Our resident howler monkey's can be found in the mango trees above your cabina on any given day and the sounds and vibrations of the Pacific will rock you to bed at night. At low tide there are gorgeous natural tide pools located just in front of the properties and the sunsets are unforgettable daily event. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Milarepa Hotel Santa Teresa
- Milarepa Costa Rica/Santa Teresa