The Best Luxury Villas and Rentals in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Rentals in Santa Teresa

Located on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, the Nicoya Peninsula encompasses some of the country's most breathtaking natural landmarks and national parks. The peninsula itself begins in the arid southern region of Guanacaste. It extends almost 90 miles south to Puntarenas and is separated from the Costa Rican mainland by Nicoya Gulf. As such, the Nicoya Peninsula offers some of the country's most diverse terrain and climates. There you find a true gem, Santa Teresa.
The desirable, remote coastal village of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is home base to many elite visitors seeking surf and sun. Its laid-back vibe, curvy coastlines, and white sand beaches are a nature lover's relaxing paradise. Is Santa Teresa calling you? Will it be your next vacation hotspot?
The consistent surf is not the only draw to the area. There are many adventure activities like ATV tours, hiking trails through the Cabo Blanco Reserve, wildlife watching, fishing, yoga, and happening nightlife. Everything is right there. 
After a day in the warm water or exploring the jungle, why not enjoy cocktail hour with an incredible view of the pristine beach before heading back to your perfect rental for the night?


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Stunning Beaches

The Nicoya Peninsula is famous around the world for its stunning beaches. The waters off the coast are warm year-round, making the region the ideal destination for watersports enthusiasts.

Sportfishing Destination

The Gulf of Nicoya itself is one of Costa Rica's premier sportfishing destinations, as this body of water is home to exotic and challenging fish, including yellowfin tuna and marlin.

Cabo Blanco National Park

While countless visitors flock to the Nicoya Peninsula to enjoy its white sands and azure waters, the inland scenery is undoubtedly less impressive. Nevertheless, the peninsula is renowned as the home of Cabo Blanco National Park, the first of the country's wildlife refuges to receive official recognition from the Costa Rican government in 1963. Nestled at the southern tip of the peninsula, Cabo Blanco remains one of the nation's most beloved nature reserves and offers commanding views of the Pacific Ocean from many of its hiking trails. 

Palo Verde National Park

Visitors to the Nicoya Peninsula will also find a world of natural exploration awaiting them at Palo Verde National Park, located at the Rio Tempisque. Palo Verde is widely considered one of the best birdwatching locations globally and boasts hundreds of native and migratory species of birds year-round. This unique national park is also home to one of the last remaining deciduous dry forests in the Neotropics, making it a site of crucial significance for conservationists and wildlife protection groups.

FAQs About Best Vacation Rentals in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica


How much does it cost to stay at a villa in Santa Teresa Beach?  

The villas we recommend start at about $480 a night.

Is it safe to rent a villa in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica? 

Although numerous luxury resorts are nestled just moments from the pristine white sands of the peninsula, many prefer more private villas, and several vacation rental complexes in the region offer them. These complexes are very safe and highly recommended.

What is Santa Teresa Costa Rica known for? 

Santa Teresa is known for its surfing and birdwatching spots, a beautiful natural reserve with great hiking trails, fishing, adventure activities, excellent weather, and exquisite vacation rentals.

Does Santa Teresa have good beaches?  

Santa Teresa has some of the best beaches, especially for surfers and fishers. There's something about the sea in Santa Teresa- you can get lost in its beauty. It has a calming effect on people too.

Which villas in Santa Teresa are suitable for families?

We have a few of them to talk to you about:
Sare Villa, the modern, cozy, beachfront villa, is another family-friendly option with three bedrooms. It's ideal for a small family of up to six people. Again, it offers a nice setup, with the bedrooms separate from the communal areas.
Maison Marazul and Casa Cora also call each sleep six in three bedrooms and are beachfront. Families love the option of going between the pool and beach so quickly all day.
Then there's an estate, Casa Pasha Beachfront Estate, that sleeps 20 guests. It consists of a four-bedroom house as well as three two-bedroom villas. This vacation rental is unique because it caters to large groups, like family reunions. It has a 14-person staff, including a live-in, 24/7 concierge, and a naturalist guide to accompany you on adventures. A complimentary surf lesson is included. The estate also provides security, a host, a private cook, and housekeeping. So the family can enjoy undivided time together as the professionals take care of the details.
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