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Why a trip to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica will transform your life

The relaxed free-spirit vibe of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica just may charm you into transforming your life … for the better. See why. 

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a place to breathe deeply, get in tune with nature, lose yourself in the fun of adventure, and let yourself totally and completely relax from the stresses of daily life.

The breathtaking beaches and rainforest will inspire you. You may start daydreaming about relocating here permanently; and at the very least, hopefully you will take the spirit of Santa Teresa back home with you. 

Santa Teresa BeachSanta Teresa, Costa Rica

13 Reasons why your life will change with a trip to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

You will see the benefits of a slower pace of life. Santa Teresa is a place where the time of day isn't nearly as important as the waves that are breaking, or having a chat with friends over a fresh fruit smoothie or a coffee. Learn to embrace the “pura vida” Costa Rica lifestyle of relaxed living and you’ll be happier and less stressed-out.

Find happiness in simplicity. Being off Costa Rica’s tourism “superhighway” gives way to happiness in a simpler lifestyle in Santa Teresa. Live freely. Chill out. Remember life is to be enjoyed. 

Beach Time Costa RicaRelaxing in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Be welcomed. Feel the bliss of warm smiles, cheery greetings and friendly welcomes wherever you go in Santa Teresa. Costa Ricans (Ticos) are some of the friendliest and happiest people you will encounter.

Discover the magic in the start of the day. Life gets going early in Costa Rica, where the sun generally rises between 5:15 and 5:45 a.m. all year long. Everything about how the day starts in this magical place is worth waking up to: the freshness of the air, the smell of the salty sea, the sounds of birds and howler monkeys. 

Sunset at Santa Teresa Costa RicaSunset in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Find gratitude in a sunset. The splendid sunsets in Santa Teresa tend to render people speechless. People sit on the beach every night to watch the show. This is the time of day to be grateful and aware of the vastness of the universe around us.

Change your relationship with nature. In Santa Teresa, nature is center stage. Walk down amazingly beautiful beaches where it’s just you and the sand, surf, sky and serenity. Encounter the mighty power of Mother Nature in a gushing thunderstorm. Experience the delicate fragility of life in an orchid. And you’ll never see green the same way again after being in the rainforest. 

Playa del Carmen Costa RicaPlaya Carmen, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Give in to your animal instinct. Go wild discovering the incredible animals of Costa Rica, and feel the connection in all life.

Stimulate all of your senses. From the sweet perfume of an ylang-ylang tree at dusk to the tang of cilantro, tomato and lemon on the freshest seafood, there are some seriously amazing smells, tastes, sights and sounds in Costa Rica that will make your senses come alive. 

Tropico Latino RestaurantDining in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino

Delight in new colors and flavors in Costa Rican food. Taste the difference of freshness in traditional Costa Rican dishes and tropical fusion cuisine, and let your meals feed your soul.

Challenge yourself with new adventures. From surfing to zip lining, waterfall swimming to stand-up paddling, there are so many things to do in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica that you’ll always have more to try. 

Women Surf Camp Santa TeresaSurfing Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Be awed. Towering waterfalls, trees as tall as skyscrapers, ocean so blue it doesn’t seem real, insects that gleam like brilliantly hued jewels, birds that sound like croaking frogs (toucans). Costa Rica will awe you. 

Yoga Tropico LatinoYoga at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Re-energize yourself. In Santa Teresa, you can enjoy a beachfront yoga class, or a quiet meditation under a palm tree by the sea, and reconnect with what’s important to you.

Extend your comfort zone. Eat with your hands. Sip fresh juice directly from a coconut. Get dirty on a good day exploring. Wander barefoot and feel the sand beneath your feet. Let your hair be brushed by the wind. It’s time to let go.

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Visit Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino. Now through October 2016, enjoy a special offer of up to 40% off room rates at the beachfront hotel.

Article by Shannon Farley