Day Trips From Santa Teresa

Coconut trees on a beach

As gorgeous as the grounds are here at Casa Teresa, we realize you probably won’t spend the entire vacation lounging around in your luxury cabana. You’ll be surrounded by things to do when you choose to stay in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, and the day trips below are just a few of the available options.

Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa literally translates to “beautiful beach” in Spanish, and we have to say that description is an apt one. With a lack of underwater rocks and surroundings consisting of beautiful palm trees and open skies, it’s the perfect place for learning how to surf and taking in the local sights and sounds.

Mal Pais

Mal Pais is a fantastic general location to make a day trip from Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Thanks to its location next to some gorgeous wilderness, this little port town is ripe with activities like paddleboarding, horseback riding, and fishing (both casual and sport depending on your preference). And speaking of said wilderness, that leads us right into our next pick.

Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve

You can’t make a list of great Santa Teresa day trips without bringing up the beautiful and historic Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve. Beyond its status as Costa Rica’s oldest nature reservation, it’s also one of the most popular and well-preserved spots to visit with many different types of birds and animals to observe. Visiting Santa Teresa, Costa Rica requires a day trip that will acquaint you with the history of the area as much as its nature, and Cabo Blanco is the perfect destination for achieving this goal.

Sunglasses on the beach


The village of Montezuma is only a short drive away from our grounds at Casa Teresa, and it makes a worthy destination for anyone trying to get the most out of the Nicoya Peninsula. Not only does it boast some of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls in all of Costa Rica, Montezuma also features a bustling nightlife scene full of bohemian arts and diversions. A day trip from Santa Teresa to its Costa Rica sister city in Montezuma will be well worth anyone’s time.


If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, you can find a fantastic full-day tour on the picturesque Coyote Estuary north of Santa Teresa. You can take a stab at this fun new adventure while getting to know some of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most unique waterways and wildlife. This tour is best for families or groups of 3-4 people who want a chill but relaxed time on the water.

Isla Tortuga

Though getting there is a bit of a trip in itself, Isla Tortuga is one of the shining hidden gems of the Nicoya Peninsula that any vacationer would be delighted to experience. Requiring a boat trip to even reach, Isla Tortuga lives up to its name with an abundance of sea turtle sightings and some truly beautiful surf once you arrive. This choice ranks high on our list of Santa Teresa day trips because not only is it a great place to visit, its relative obscurity and out-of-the-way nature means you’ll likely have the spot all to yourself!

Find the Best Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Day Trip with Casa Teresa

Casa Teresa estate grounds at sunset

Instead of simply reading about all the astonishing adventures that will await you upon your visit to Costa Rica, why not take the dive and book a trip with us today? As tantalizing as many of these locales may be to read about, that’s nothing compared to the feeling of these pristine white sands between your toes and seeing this utterly unique part of the world for yourself. There’s nothing like going on an amazing Santa Teresa, Costa Rica day trip and taking in all of the splendor that this beautiful area can offer, then coming back to an immaculate private massage from one of our world-class masseurs.

If you need more ideas for things to do when you get here, our blog is a consistently updated treasure trove of sightseeing tips, historical trivia, and other pointers you can use to get the most out of your vacation with us. But of course, coming to Costa Rica and asking about a Santa Teresa day trip with one of our expert concierges is going to be the best way to learn exactly which activities are going to be best for you. Book a stay with Casa Teresa today and open up a world of Santa Teresa day trips that will truly open your eyes to our piece of paradise.