Hotel AltamarAddress: Santa Teresa ave1 frente a la playa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Average rating: 90%
Rooms from: US$ 60.00
rooms with shared dorms for backpackers, private bathroom, air conditioning cable tv
Rooms with shared dorms***
* daily rate per person in shared * US $15 shared mixed dorm rooms for backpackers, private bathroom, air conditioning, cable tv
Near of everythingAltamar Hotel is located in front of Santa teresa beach and Only 15 minutes from Mal Pais beach, two of best surfing beaches in Costa Rica.
Wifi Internet & Cable TV We have Wi-fi Internet in all complex and Cable TV most 50 Int channels
check in: 14:00
check out: 10:00
breakfast not included
credit cards accepted
cancellation policy 48 hours
+9 pax group bookings not accepted
Information for Surfers:
Surfing at Mal Pa�s: Here you will find world class left and right breaks and beach breaks with ordinary power between 50 and 150 m long. The bottom is flat rocks with sand. The Swell starts working at 1 to 1.5 m, rising low and mid tide in East and West directions. In Mal Pa�s some surfing experience is recommended.
At el El Carmen you'll find a long right and a shorter left surfing over sand. At Santa Teresa the waves are usually bigger than at Carmen and better on low tide. Playa Hermosa has left and right beach breaks. Playa de Los Suecos has a lefthander with a fast take-off followed by a long workable wall. With off-shore winds and size it gets hollow. Punta Barrigona has a long lefthander that wraps around the point turning into a great hotdog wave as it moves through the inside. It needs a lot of swell to work properly. The best time for El Carmen, Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa is when it is small. At Playas Los Suecos and Punta Barrigona it is best when there is swell. The surfing areas around Mal Pa�s are really un-crowded.
The tiny beach village of Playa Santa Teresa is located in the south of the Nicoya Peninsula in North of the Puntarenas province. This beach is renowned worldwide for some of the best surfing in the entire country. Private and secluded, Playa Santa Teresa lies on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and is roughly 150 km west of the capital city San Jose. Situated north of the very popular Playa Mal Pais, Playa Santa Teresa is a beautiful white/grey sandy beach with swells that are superb all year round. Some 12 km south-east of Cobano, the fastest way to get to Playa Santa Teresa is to take a ferry from Paquera. You can also get here by catching a domestic flight from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport to Tambor, which is a 25-minute flight. From here, you can take a bus or taxi to Santa Teresa, which is less than an hours drive away. Fast becoming a surfing hotspot especially among international surfers, Playa Santa Teresa is an ideal beach for surfers of any level. Here, swells range from moderate to strong. While surfing conditions are excellent throughout the year due to consistent off shore winds, the best time to visit Santa Teresa beach is from May to December, which is the green season. During this time, swells at Playa Santa Teresa are at their peak. However, it is important to keep in mind that inexperienced surfers should avoid trying to surf during this period out here. Besides the plenty of surfing opportunities available at the beach, there are other activities that one can enjoy as well. Horseback riding, hiking, and canopy tours are also on hand. If you prefer, you can spend a leisurely day just sunbathing on the seashore. Santa Teresa also has plenty of tropical vegetation nearby, and you can also explore Costa Ricas diverse wildlife. You can also arrange a day trip to the gorgeous Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve that is a few minutes away or you could go out to sea for a deep-sea fishing excursion. If you want, you can brush up on your Spanish by enrolling in the Santa Teresa Beach Spanish School
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