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Hotels in Santa Teresa / Malpais

Fuego Lodge

Apartments for vacation rentals

A welcoming small lodge on the edge of nature with guest rooms or stylish bungalows around a lavish pool area. Also available are sleekly designed apartments or the penthouse with kitchen and balcony in the main house.

  • Santa Teresa
  • 3 Suites, 3 Apts
  • AC, Pool
  • $110 - $200 / 2 p

Casa Zen

Santa Teresa Surf and Yoga Hotel Casa Zen

An Asian-inspired guest house with a choice of accommodations for every budget, in the middle of Santa Teresa's main surf breaks. Many cozy nooks with cheerful details, industrial equipped communal kitchen, yoga classes.

  • Santa Teresa
  • Dorm, Rooms
  • Yoga, Movie Nights
  • $15, $40 / 1 p, 2 p

Hotel Horizon

Santa Teresa Hotel and Yoga Center

On a slope above Santa Teresa you can immerse into yoga or just relax in a soothing ambience. Nestled into lush gardens are romantic oceanview cabins with AC, kitchen and balcony, or villas with own pool. Vegetarian restaurant and spa.

  • Playa Carmen
  • 5 Cabins, 3 Villas
  • AC, Pool, Restaurant, Yoga
  • $150 / 2 p

Hotel Meli Melo

Intimate Hotel in Santa Teresa

Lovely little hotel with pool in the garden, just across from Playa Santa Teresa's top surf spot. Cheerfully decorated rooms with AC, bathroom and private porch. Tour desk, free bicyles and well equipped communal kitchen.

  • Santa Teresa
  • 8 Rooms, 1 2-BDR apt
  • AC, Pool, Kitchen
  • $60 / 2 p

Mal Pais Surf Camp

Mal Pais Surf Camp

A surfer's haven, sprawling over 10 acres of landscaped grounds. A short stroll from the surf, you find comfortable dorms, cabins, or private AC villas with own kitchen. Restaurant & bar, surf lessons, boards, and good vibes.

  • Playa Carmen
  • Villas, Cabins, Dorms, Camping
  • AC, Pool, Restaurant
  • $20 - $150 / 2 p

Hotel Casa MarBella

Boutique Hotel

Beautifully designed boutique hotel overlooking Santa Teresa beach. Rooms or apartments with or without kitchen, or luxurious 2-story condominiums. Centerpiece of the hotel is the ocean view infinity pool with jacuzzi.

  • Playa Carmen
  • 4 Rooms, 4 Apts
  • AC, Pool
  • $90, $250 / 2, 6 p

Star Mountain Jungle Lodge

Costa Rica Eco Lodge

In a vast, private eco reserve this B&B hotel beckons nature lovers and tranquility seekers. Large, comfortable rooms, yoga shala, beautiful pool surrounded by flowering gardens. 3 km private nature trails through the property.

  • Mal Pais
  • 5 Rooms
  • Pool, Horses, Nature Trails
  • $75 / 2 p

Zopilote Surfcamp

Playa Hermosa Surf Camp

A cool surfcamp with amazing ocean views, a short drive from Santa Teresa. Chill & surf atmosphere, daily shuttles to different surf spots on some of the most beautiful and uncrowded beaches of Costa Rica.

  • Manzanillo
  • 1 Room, 4 Bungalows
  • Chill & Surf
  • 1-Week Package: $480

Ranchos Itauna

Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa

A small, laid-back hotel for surf enthusiasts and beach lovers. Octagonal-shaped rooms with or without kitchen, bathroom, fan or AC and sitting porch. Palm-studded beach property with cool beach lounge and restaurant.

  • Santa Teresa
  • 4 Rooms
  • AC, Restaurant
  • $110 / 2 p

Casa Chameleon

Adults Hotel Malpais

Adults only hotel focused on privacy, romance, adventure and fun. The exclusive resort offers amazing ocean views from the vantage point of the lush mountainside. Luxurious villas with ample amenities and private ocean view pool.

  • Mal Pais
  • 10 Villas
  • AC, Pool, Gourmet Chef
  • $345 - $845 / 2 p

Blue Surf House

Hotel in Santa Teresa

A spacious house with 5 bedrooms for up to 12 people, a 3-min walk from the beach and surf of Playa Hermosa. Spotless suites with bathroom and balcony, large kitchen and terraces, garden with BBQ, lovely pool and jacuzzi.

  • Playa Hermosa
  • 1 Villa
  • AC, Pool
  • $510 / 8 p

Vista de Olas

Boutique Hotel in Mal Pais

Romantic hilltop hotel, offering deluxe ocean view villas with four poster beds and semi-alfreso bathrooms. Yoga deck, BBQ restaurant, jacuzzi, and gorgeous pool with swim-up bar and breathtaking ocean and sunset views.

  • Mal Pais
  • 6 Villas
  • AC, Pool, Restaurant
  • $225 / 2 p

Don Jon's

Surfer Cabinas and Rooms

A convivial surf hostel with restaurant, daily yoga classes and shared guest kitchen. AC dorms for single travelers, or rustic cabins with bathroom and balcony for up to 4 people. Also 2-bedroom AC apartments with kitchen and TV.

  • Santa Teresa
  • 6 Cabinas, Dorms, Apts
  • AC, Restaurant, Yoga
  • $15-20, $80 - $120

Hotel Otro Lado

Hotel Otro Lado Santa Teresa

Charming hotel with Italian restaurant. Arranged around the pool area are spotless, bright rooms, or spacious 2-bedroom apartments with kitchen. Various package deals offered like surf, yoga and adventure packages.

  • Santa Teresa
  • 6 Rooms, 5 Houses
  • AC, Pool, Restaurant, Yoga
  • $80, $200 / 2, 4 p

Hotel Luz de Luna

Intimate small hotel in Santa Teresa

A small hotel offering bungalows with decors and detailing in a Japanese - Caribbean style. Each bungalow has a private bathroom and balcony to the tropical garden with pool. Some bungalows have a kitchen.

  • Santa Teresa
  • 6 Bunglaows
  • Pool
  • $60, $100 / 2, 4 p

Blue Surf Sanctuary

Surf Hotel Santa Teresa

Boutique hotel with tastefully appointed bungalows for up to 4 people. Nice communal area with open-air kitchen set by a sparkling pool in the garden. Billabong sponsored surf school, only a short walk from the beach.

  • Playa Hermosa
  • 4 Bungalows
  • AC, Pool
  • $120 - $225 / 2 p

Surf Vista Villas

Santa Teresa Vacation Rental

A serene setting on a hilltop, surrounded by the jungle canopy and with exquisite sea views. The alluring resort features spacious suites with panorama windows and 180º ocean views, fully equipped kitchens, and private terraces.

  • Santa Teresa
  • 6 Apts, 1 Penthouse
  • AC, Pool
  • $75 - $225 / 1 - 6 p

Hotel Buenos Aires

Oceanview Hotel

Perched over Playa Carmen, this hotel affords breathtaking views of the beaches and surf of Santa Teresa. Rooms have fan or AC, and private balconies to take in the sunsets. On a level below is the pool and fine restaurant.

  • Playa Carmen
  • 8 Rooms
  • AC, Pool, Restaurant
  • $60 - $75 / 2 p


Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Teresa, a shell-throw from the beach. Set into lovely gardens are tastefully appointed rooms that may be rented individually or all together. Kitchen, poolside dining area, jacuzzi, spa, yoga deck.

  • Playa Carmen
  • 8 Rooms/Apts
  • AC, Pool
  • $80 - $200 / 2 p

Villa Bonita

Beach Bungalows in Santa Teresa

Luxurious, centrally located beach villa in Santa Teresa. Fully equipped with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths for up to 10 people. Beautiful, spacious terrace for outdoor living & dining, garden BBQ, pool with rancho, kids playground. Cleaning incl.

  • Playa Carmen
  • 1 Villa
  • AC, Pool
  • $399 / 6 p

Banana Beach

Vacation Rental Bungalows

7 bungalows on a lovely beach property with pool. Honeymoon, regular, and family bungalows, all with AC, hot water, kitchenette and terrace. A few steps from the beach restaurant and surf break. Also wedding packages offered.

  • Playa Carmen
  • 7 Bungalows
  • AC, Pool, Restaurant
  • $130 - $198 / 2 p

Peace Loft

Vacation Rentals in Santa Teresa

In the midst of Santa Teresa, close to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Modern apartments, each with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Spacious living and kitchen area, AC, private patio with outside sitting and plunge pool.

  • Playa Carmen
  • 8 Apartments
  • AC, Pool
  • $154 / 2 p

Plaza Royal Apartments

Apartments in Santa Teresa

Modern 1-bedroom apartments with AC in the midst of Santa Teresa, a few steps from the beach. Open kitchen/living room, cable TV, safe box. Across from supermarket, close by shops and restaurants. Also weekly and monthly rates.

  • Santa Teresa
  • 5 Apts
  • AC
  • $95 / 2 p

Pranamar Villas

Pranamar Beach Hotel and Yoga Resort

A blissful, consciously designed oceanfront resort and yoga retreat. Plush bungalows and 2-story villas on the beach or by the ample salt-chlorinated pool. Lush tropical gardens, gourmet restaurant, yoga and spa.

  • Playa Hermosa
  • 9 Villas/Bungalows, 1 House
  • AC, Pool, Restaurant, Yoga
  • $220 - $350 / 2 p

Funky Monkey Lodge

Funky Monkey Hotel in Playa Santa Teresa

Set back from the main street, only 200 m from the beach. Many lodging options, from budget rooms to private bungalows and apartments with AC, kitchen and ocean view. Large pool, yoga/aerial silk studio, restaurant.

  • Santa Teresa
  • Bungalows, Apts, Rooms
  • AC, Pool, Restaurant, Yoga
  • $60, $160 / 2 p, 8 p

The Southern Cross

Santa Teresa Luxury Vacation Rental

Perched into the hillside, with an airy open-air design, this villa affords sweeping views of the ocean. Fully equipped, with 3 bedrooms, infinity pool and all amenities of a modern tropical home. A short walk from the beach.

  • Playa Hermosa
  • 1 Villa
  • AC, Pool
  • $550 / 6 p

Villas Orishas

Beach Vacation Rentals

Romantic hideaway, a shell's throw from the calm beach of Manzanillo. Fully equipped villas with one or two bedrooms and many amenities. Ample indoor and outdoor living spaces, shared ocean view rancho with BBQ.

  • Manzanillo
  • 3 Villas
  • AC
  • $150, $300 / 2 p, 6 p

Blue Jay Lodge

Malpais Nature Lodge

Nature lodge in a lushly forested hillside, 200 m from the beach of Mal Pais. Spacious wooden bungalows with private bathroom and balcony with hammocks to watch the wildlife. The three upper bungalows also enjoy ocean view.

  • Mal Pais
  • 10 Bungalows
  • Pool, Snack Bar
  • $80 / 2 p