Surfing and Wave Riding
Surfing is one if the most popular activities in Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa are perfect spots to surf with many beaches providing glassy waves and consistent surf. Playa Hermosa is a great spot to surf or to learn surfing. Playa Hermosa is located just in front of the Batik Villas. At Batik we work with two of the best surf instructors (and surfers!!) in the area; just let us know and we can help you with the reservation and with board rentals.
If you are looking for an adventure in Santa Teresa you should go to one of the waterfalls. You can drive, take a taxi, or even better, rent an ATV for either half or full day. Montezuma is a really nice little town and there are three waterfalls, very nice beaches and also my favorite restaurant in the peninsula called Playa de los Artistas. After enjoying the fresh water and the nice hike you can go to have lunch or dinner to this amazing Italian place and even stay for a party at “Chicos Bar”.
Another one of the great activities in Santa Teresa is the all day boat tour. You leave from Montezuma at 9am coming back around 4:30 pm. One or two hours snorkeling before getting to the island where they will grill fresh fish for you on the beach. You can enjoy the white sand on the island and sometimes is possible to see dolphins or turtles on your way there or coming back. Shuttle is available subject to number of people that day leaving from Mal Pais/Santa Teresa.
Rainsong Animal Sanctuary
The Rainsong Animal Sanctuary is a great activity for a family and friends. This place is located in Cabuya and they take care of wild animals who were abandoned or they had accidents and can not live wild any more. These people are doing an amazing job taking care of them. You can see a cute Kinkijou, a few porcupines, Anty, the ant eater , monkeys and lots of other lucky animals. And your contribution will help them a lot.
Cabo Blanco National Park
Another adventure in Santa Teresa then head to the national park. It is the first national park in Costa Rica. After many, many years it is finally becoming a primary forest again after being used for agriculture and cattle. 1 or 3 hours hike, depends on the path you choose. You can see animals in their own environment, birds and mammals and get to this secret beach.