Santa Teresa Area

Santa Teresa Costa Rica Area Information

Santa Teresa stretches for several miles along the coast and inland. The town subdivides into different neighborhoods, each with its distinctive characteristics and appeals. To find the real estate in the area which best fits your needs check out the different neighborhoods:

Map of Santa Teresa and Costa Rica


At the northern end of the coastal road, this quiet beachside hamlet is mainly composed of Ticos and so far has only minor tourist infrastructure. Read more

Hermosa Hills

Above Playa Hermosa, the Santiago area has beautiful oceanview properties, many affording scenic views across the countryside to the distant mountains. Read more

Playa Hermosa

At Santa Teresa’s northern end lies a beautiful swath of beach, framed by lines of palm trees. An upscale neighborhood has evolved behind this scenic beach. Read more

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa has witnessed a rocketing growth in the last couple of years due to excellent surf conditions along a picturesque beach. Along with Playa Carmen it’s the center of activity with many hotels, restaurants and beach events. Read more

Playa Carmen

Central location and a great surf spot, Playa Carmen has evolved into the commercial center of the combined neighborhoods of Mal Pais / Santa Teresa. Read more


A placid beach community with a quaint fishing port, Mal Pais extends south from the crossroads of Santa Teresa Playa Carmen to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. Read more

Malpais Hills

Uphill from Playa Carmen this rural area extends on both sides of the road to Cobano offering tranquility and nature views in rolling cattle and farmland. Read more