What makes it special
It feels like you’re bathing at the edge of the world, framed by wild and peaceful nature.
How you get there
You’ll fly from San José to the town of Tambor and then drive on a dirt road that leaves you at the southern tip of the country’s westernmost peninsula. That’s why you’ll be relaxed, armies of tourists don’t know about this.
What else is there?
You choose: incredible surfing, yoga instructors, chefs, villas, hammocks, jungle, and, sometimes, celebrities who want to get away from it all for a week. Oh, and did we mention year-round 80-degree temperatures?
Where you should sleep and eat
Santa Teresa is all about sustainability, so make sure you enjoy local seafood and smoothies. Head to Olam, the restaurant at the Nautilus Hotel, for fresh fruits, colorful salads and gourmet health foods. After dining under the stars or on the beach, fall asleep in an eco suite designed by award-winning Costa Rican architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, at The Floating House.