Outdoor Adventures & Itinerary Ideas in Costa Rica

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One of the many benefits of travel is getting outside of your comfort zone and diving into new experiences. Whether you are traveling solo, with your special someone, or close friends and family, it is important that your time away is unforgettable, and adventure itineraries can play a big role in shaping life-long memories.

Because of this, Casa Teresa takes extensive care to ensure that your time at the luxury villas are uniquely your adventures in Costa Rica. Whether you are most looking forward to enjoying the local culture and cuisine, enjoy the privacy and world-class amenities of the villa, or explore the Nicoyan Peninsula to your heart’s content, enjoying what you do in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is our top priority. 

What to do in Santa Teresa

There is plenty to see and do right in the beachside town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. What to do is as boundless as your imagination – and your appetite!  

Santa Teresa is home to charming, boutique shopping experiences that offer a treasure trove of locally-crafted and interesting brands. Working with our concierge, you’ll get the best local advice in addition to unique insights on what shops might be best for what you’re in the mood for.

When hunger strikes during your shopping day, there are a plethora of dining options, from the traditional  Costa Rican comfort foods to international cuisine featuring freshly caught Santa Teresa seafood. We offer easy guides about our favorite places to dine in Santa Teresa, as well as the exciting nightlife to make your Costa Rican adventure truly unique. 

The Surf

So much of life in Santa Teresa revolves around the sea! Considering that Casa Teresa is situated along the most pristine parts of the beaches of Santa Teresa, it is easy to be immersed in the idyllic beauty of the tropical seaside landscape. 

No matter if you prefer sunbathing, dipping your toes in the ocean, catching the waves that Santa Teresa is known for (perhaps even learning how to!), or you’re ready to start snorkeling or scuba diving, the beach and the sea along our coastline offer endless possibilities for adventure and leisure.

A person is standing on an ATV with a hand to the sky, as soft white clouds roll over the hill of rainforests

The Turf

What to do in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica extends beyond the beach. If you want land-based adventures along the coast, consider an exhilarating trail ride, a top travel experience while in Costa Rica, or choose an ATV rental to enjoy even more of the sights, sounds, and even taste and smell of the tropical ocean breeze mixed in with a jungle adventure unlike any other.

Your unique Costa Rican adventure continues as you explore more of what makes Costa Rica a top ecotourism destination. The numerous national forests and wildlife preserves create ideal opportunities for immersing yourself in the rich biodiversity of the Nicoyan peninsula, from hatching sea turtles to brightly-colored toucans.

How long you choose to be out is also entirely part of your adventure itinerary! You can opt for a thrilling day trip for ziplining or head across the peninsula (with an approximately 40 minute drive) to hike the Montezuma Falls trail and neighboring historic town by the same name. If you want more adventure, we can help you plan some extreme hiking, made all the better knowing pure relaxation awaits you at the villas afterward. No matter how you choose your Costa Rica outdoor adventure, you will have many happy trails.  

Getting Around as the Adventure

Your exciting options for arriving in Santa Teresa may be as much about the journey as the destination itself. Our valued guests often opt for private, chartered flights, offering a luxurious and private way to kick off their stays in style. 

Additionally, helicopter rides are increasingly popular, both as transportation and as exhilarating canopy tours to get breathtaking views of the jungles below, including the Hacienda Baru Wildlife Preserve. For options to view the rainforests and beaches from above, consider a helicopter or gyrocopter tour

Do you want the best of a cruise with the accommodations of a private villa? Consider booking a boating tour, such as a catamaran tour or renting a motorboat or kayak to explore Santa Teresa’s coastline.

Enjoying your Stay at Casa Teresa

After you have created the perfect and uniquely adventurous itinerary for what to do in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, make sure you add some “me time” to your vacation time! The staff at Casa Teresa Luxury Villas are more ready to pamper you. 

Despite that Costa Rica is synonymous with outdoor adventures, you need not “have” to play all day in the sun to treat yourself to quality rest and relaxation! In fact, many enjoy Casa Teresa primarily for the opportunities for hosting private events, including weddings, bachelorette getaways, family gatherings, and for luxury wellness retreats. The extensive array of luxury amenities at the Casa Teresa Villas, along with the gorgeous Moroccan architecture accentuating the beachfront vistas, make it enticing and perfectly acceptable to simply want to make the most of your time in your expansive and exclusive getaway home. Make sure that you speak with the concierge to book a massage, schedule a yoga or meditation class, or even prepare a catered meal to your exact liking and dietary needs. 

To make sure that what you do in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is as unique as you are, reach out to the staff at Casa Teresa and start planning your unique adventure in Costa Rica today.