Santa Teresa and Malpais

Santa Teresa / Malpais have an irresistible magnetic energy that draws us humans here again and again. Located remotely on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, the area is known for its incredible beauty, white sand coves, rocky outcroppings, steep jungle-covered hills and forests teeming with animals and birds. Here you live the eternal tropical summer while enjoying excellent surf breaks and laid back vibes.

Besides surfing you also find many other activities and attractions in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa:

Surf Lessons

Give yourself the gift of entering the gate to the liquid path. Santa Teresa's sandy beaches are the perfect place to start! The pacific is calling . . . Come and dance!
Group - $45 - $60, Private - $60 - $80

SUP - Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

SUP is a great "All Body Workout", very enjoyable, relaxing and easy to learn for all skill levels. It is a wonderful way to get a perspective of the Malpais costline from the water.
Rate - $60 - $80

Tortuga Island Tour

A whole day tour, combining boat sail, snorkeling, chilling on the beautiful Tortuga Island, surrounded by volcanic rock reef, white sand and crystal clear water. Includes - lunch, drinks, snorkeling equipment, volleyball, Frisbee & bilingual guide.
Rate - $60

Epic Kayak Eco Tour

Explore Mal Pais and Santa Teresa from the ocean with your "E.K.E" Epic Kayak Expert! Sightseeing, snorkeling, free diving and kayak fishing are also available - upon request (previous to booking).
Rate - $90 /person, 2 - 2.5 hours

Santa Teresa Costa Rica Surfing Activities in Santa Teresa Kayaking Tour

Canopy Zip Line Tour Malpais and Montezuma

A ride through the canopy with the thrilling views of the ocean and forest. No experience required. For all the family. Two different canopy tours are available:
•  Malpais (Cabo Blanco) - 9am, 11am, 3pm.
   Rate - $50. Transportation round trip - $10 extra.
• Montezuma (water falls) - 9am, 1pm, 3pm
   Rate - $60. Transportation round trip - $15 extra.

Horse Back Riding

An elegant way to get to know the beautiful, long, white, sandy beaches of Santa Teresa. Recommended: long pants, sun screen and hat. The tour starts at the Hotel parking.
Rate - $40

Sport Fishing Tour

A deep water fishing experience with a local fisherman guide.
Rate - $55 per hour, minimum per trip – 3 hours


Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Hike through 5 kilometers of dramatic coastline that is home to hundreds of animal and plants species. Approx 4 hours hike through the park. Open from 8am till 4pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Curu Nature Reserve

For eco-tourists and animal lovers the Curu Wildlife Reserve is another amazing option. In a tropical paradise environment visitors can see many of Costa Rica's animals in the wild. Open every day, 8am till 4pm.

Mal Pais Canopy Tour Horseback Riding in Santa Teresa Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve