Santa Teresa Costa Rica is located in the Province of Puntarenas, 93 miles (150 kilometers) west from the capital city of Costa Rica, San Jose. It is a coastal town that relies in fishing, agriculture and cattle ranching in the past. However,due to their beautiful beaches, they now have a new source of income from foreign and local tourism. Many travelers want to experience the beach while surfers are attracted to the waves that are comparable to top surfing places in the world. Local people describe Santa Teresa as “Pura Vida” which means pure life since it is still untapped by modern high rise buildings.
The best way to reach Santa Teresa is to take a connecting flight from San Jose to Tambor Airport. Tambor Airport is only available on the Nicoya peninsula and there are only two Airlines that cater to Tambor, Nature Air and Sansa Airlines. There are more than two flights each day during the peak seasons and air travel only takes about 35 minutes. It takes less than an hour drive from the Tambor airport to Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa can also be reached through an affordable public transport that connects nearby locations of Cobano, Montezuma and Mal Pais. Average travel time is four hours and it is a great way to see the countryside of Costa Rica.
An adventurous get-away awaits the tourist because the well preserved forest is very near the coastline. There are no high- rise buildings yet in Santa Teresa and you can have full view of the shore from the hills of Malpais and Cabo Blanco Nature reserves. Many tourists who took a vacation there claimed to have been captivated by its beauty and thoroughly enjoyed their vacation. With the increase of tourist coming all over the world, unique restaurants, bars, hotels,resorts and vacation rentals have increased in number in Santa Teresa Costa Rica to accommodate different tastes, preferences and financial capacity.