Come for the Surf.
Stay for the Lifestyle.

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Santa Teresa & Malpais

Once little fishing villages, Santa Teresa and Malpais are now two of the most charming beachfront destinations in Costa Rica.

Located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa has a sophisticated and trendy international flavor. Many visitors come for the surfing but end up staying for the town’s chilled-out atmosphere and fusion of cultures.

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Santa Teresa Town


Mingle with the locals,
jet-setters &
the occasional celebrity.

Santa Teresa’s main drag is dotted with cute cafés, great restaurants, fashion boutiques and of course —surf shops. Grab one of our bicycles and peddle to the bakery for brunch. Go people-watching. Soak in local life in Santa Teresa. Ask us for recommendations and find out what’s on. From music concerts and craft fairs to fashion shows and fire dancing spectacles. There’s always something happening!

  • Complimentary bicycle rental at Latitude 10°
  • Just a 15 minute leisurely bike ride from our beach house resort
  • Eateries include sushi, vegan bowls and smoothie bars
  • Regular events in Santa Teresa — just ask us!
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The reason you’re here. Santa Teresa Surf Culture.

In Santa Teresa and Malpais, surfing is king. The beaches in the area attract expert surfers and novices alike. There are waves for everyone! Want to learn a new skill in between beach relaxation? Allow us to organize surf lessons or board rentals for you. If you need some inspiration, we’ll recommend the best spots to watch the pros pulling all sorts of tricks.

  • Waves for every experience level
  • Surf lessons & board rentals available
  • Walk along the beach to Intermediate-Advanced Level surf spots
  • More surfing beaches just minutes from Latitude 10°
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This Is Santa Teresa

World Class Surfing​

World Class Surfing

Funky Restaurants & Bars​

Funky Restaurants & Bars

Wellness & Yoga Scene​

Wellness & Yoga Scene

Sprawling White Sands

Sprawling White Sands

Let Your Inner Surfer Run Free

“In Santa Teresa, sunsets are a major event; they’re that consistently spectacular. The light show is best viewed from the beach, sipping a piña colada through a bamboo straw… it’s pure magic watching silhouetted surfers ride the waves as the big sky turns to tie-dye behind them.”


Questions About Santa Teresa & Malpais?