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Destination:

Santa Teresa

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Most people visiting Santa teresa for the first time, think that the beachfront from Mal Pais to Hermosa is all Santa teresa. That could not be more wrong 🙂

The beaches and area’s from Mal Pais to Hermosa form each their own  community and are known as their own area’s. To this region they are also named as different area’s. Not unimportant to know if you are looking for something. 

In the area  around you find other little pittoresk beach places like Montezuma, Cabuya and Manzanillo, 

They are all situated along the Pacific Coast. And well accessible with car, quad or motor. Some little towns or villages requier you to cross a (small) river or are connected with only 4×4 roads. This makes visiting these little jewls in the area extra interesting! 

The coastline is very beautifull, some area’s covered  with rocks and tropical vegetation giving it a real wild sense. The tides make the beaches long or particularly short in hightides. The drive back is never the same as the drive to get there. 

Following the coastline to Manzanillo you will also find tidepools around Hermosa. This is only visible in low tide. Thats when the ocean retreats enough to show its wonders of nature. Beautifull and fresh natural pools between the rocks. Large enough to swim in.

All along the coast between Mal Pais and Hermosa you can walk alongside the ocean on the beach. You will find beach restaurants open for coffee, breakfast or lunch. The walk in the morning is one we really advice you to experience. The birds getting the fish, the surfers taking the wave, the people taking in the sound of the waves, doing yoga, walking their dogs or just enjoying the peace and quiet of the morning in Paradise:-) 

Summer (Dec - Feb)
Rainfall 80%
Autumn (March - May)
Rainfall 70%
Winter (June - Aug)
Rainfall 20%
Spring (Sept - Nov)
Rainfall 40%

Destination:

Cabo Blanco Natural parc

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Nestled on the extreme southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula is the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, one of the most scenically beautiful areas of »Costa Rica.

Cabo Blanco holds a special place in the history of Costa Rica. It was the country’s first area that was protected for nature conservation, and the first National Park created in Costa Rica in 1963. » The History of Cabo Blanco

The reserve is named after the island Cabo Blanco, located 1.6 km from the reserve’s southern tip. Since the times of the Conquistadores it has been known as the “White Cape” because encrusted guano covers the rocks. Cabo Blanco is an important seabird sanctuary and popular with ornithologists. It hosts large numbers of brown pelicans, frigate birds, laughing gulls, common terns, ospreys and Costa Rica’s largest community of brown boobies. » List of Birds in Mal Pais and Cabo Blanco

Along the coast of the reserve are various roost trees to which large numbers of pelicans retire each evening. In the late afternoon from the beaches of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa you can watch them gliding past in their long V-shaped formations.

The abundance of bird life matches the wildlife found under water. 1,788 hectares of ocean belong to the Cabo Blanco nature reserve, protecting many species of fish, large quantities of lobster, giant conches and oyster. 

Tours around the neighbourhood

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There are many tours facilitated in the area. Varying from Tortuga Island to Horseback riding alongside the beach. You will find all these tours back in our website. We would like to give you the opportunity to learn more about the direct suurroundings, through the eyes of the locals here.

These tours are more focussed on the local ingredients and custom made as we go, depending on season, tides, developments in the area and accesibility beacuase of waterlevels or other things to think about. Your experience is therefor a one of a kind, because no tour will ever be the same!