5 hip places to stay in Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Beach in Puntarenas is a must-travel destination in Costa Rica. This pretty beach town has sun, surf and party. Not only that, but it’s one of the best beaches to watch the sunset in Costa Rica, occupying a prime Western facing position. But where is the best place to stay in Costa Rica? Here are our top 5 hip places to stay in Santa Teresa Beach.

House of Somos

House of Somos is a great option for budget travellers to Costa Rica. This hostel has a swimming pool, perfect to cool off on a sunny day. There are also plenty of communal spaces to sit back and chill, work or chew the fat with other travellers.

This hostel is rated as one of the best for location, but also for the clean and aesthetic look. It draws in an adventurous crowd looking for thrills and deep and meaningful conversation over a beer.

Budget: Hostelworld offers rates from $38.

Perfect for: Wandering souls looking to meet fellow travellers

Lost Boyz

This hostel, inspired by the ever young lost boys of Peter Pan, invites an eclectic but open minded crowd. A surfers paradise, this place has a communal jungle garden, pizza on offer and a residents bar.

With many different accommodation options available, Lost Boyz has something to suit most budgets.

Budget: Hostelworld offers rates of around $40 per night

Perfect for: Sociable surfers of all ages looking for a place to stay in Santa Teresa

Salty Enthusiasts

Salty Enthusiasts is a small and low key accommodation option for anyone looking for a stylish place to stay close to the beach in Santa Teresa. This place is one of the best for proximity to the beach. Guests here love long stays and making themselves at home.

Budget: Booking.com has rates of $30 for a dorm bed or $60 for a private room.

Perfect for: Low key travellers looking for a place to stay in Santa Teresa

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Selina Santa Teresa North

The effervescent Selina chain is having a huge moment right now. You can’t go anywhere in Costa Rica without seeing one of these brightly coloured and inviting hotels.

Selina Santa Teresa North is one of the biggest hostels in Santa Teresa, offering a pool and large communal space. This is a great option for digital nomads, as it boasts a co-working space with excellent wifi.

Budget: Hostelworld offers rates of around $30 per night

Perfect for: Digital nomads looking for a place to stay in Santa Teresa or those fitting in some work in around vacation

Vista del Alma Boutique

Think clean lines, unspoilt sea views and idyllic surroundings at Vista del Alma Boutique. This adult only, boutique hotel, is consistently ranked highly for service, but guests also love the decor and ambience.

Budget: Booking.com offers rates of $400 per villa for one night for two people.

Perfect for: Adults only looking for a spacious and tranquil retreat.

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2 responses to “5 hip places to stay in Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica”

  1. Monkey's Tale avatar

    If it wasn’t for the dusty road we’d look at buying property in Santa Teresa.

    1. lotuseaters.travel avatar

      Don’t think that road will be dusty for long. So busy there these days.

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