THE NEW YOUR TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE

By ALICE NEWELL-HANSON MAY 17, 2016

"The Next Tulum: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

...Santa Teresa, a string of beach-backed hamlets on the southern tip of Costa Rica’s westernmost peninsula, has an edge-of-the-world vibe that still feels remote and inspires dreams of relocation. Driving down the dusty dirt road that connects the locale’s four beach areas — Playa Carmen (notable mainly for having the only ATMs in this no-credit-card zone), Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa proper and Mal Pais — you look at the tanned, yoga-toned people carrying their surfboards back from the beach and wonder what your life would be like in a town that experiences almost year-round sunshine and consistent 80-degree temperatures.

An outer ripple of Costa Rica’s countrywide eco-tourism boom, Santa Teresa’s international community blossomed in the 2000s as foreign adventure-seekers discovered its confluence of natural attractions: white-sand beaches, reliable, long-breaking waves and innumerable species of wildlife. And while New Age hippies still populate the town’s scores of yoga studios, Santa Teresa is now evolving to cater to the growing number of comfort-loving creative-industry types who’ve discovered its charms..."

LIVE COSTA RICA

from the surf
from the surf

view of the beach

white face monkeys
white face monkeys

often visitors in our garden

yoga & surf
yoga & surf

the perfect vacation

color of the sky
color of the sky

palms at Santa Teresa beach

coast line view
coast line view

Santa Teresa

chill sunset
chill sunset

inviting hammac

Banana Beach
Banana Beach

the very popular place to enjoy a cold beer and meet friends

live music
live music

at beach front bar Banana Beach

surfer girl
surfer girl

meet her at the wave

italian pizza
italian pizza

at Amici just few steps from Casa Verde

John at the country side
John at the country side

cow farms are outside the town and are the only economical activity besides turism

local surfers
local surfers

ask in any surf shop, for a surf instructors, locasl are the best

fishing tours
fishing tours

departing form Fish Market at 6 am or 4 pm the tour is 3 to 4 hours

fishing tour
fishing tour

the catch of the day: "Dorado"

sunset fun
sunset fun

always the best plan

dj sessions
dj sessions

offered by many of the beachfront restaurants and bars

thrusdays at KIKA
thrusdays at KIKA

the local nigh out

the kid
the kid

the favourite person at Casa Verde

horses at the beach
horses at the beach

horsbeack rididng tours are available

tide pools costa rica
tide pools costa rica

at low tide you can swim in perfect clear pools

surf in Santa Teresa
surf in Santa Teresa

best waves ... best times

Mal Pais beach
Mal Pais beach

fisher market area is on the south end of the road

quad costa
quad costa

Playa Carmen crossroad

tico
tico

local people is friendly