Things to do in Santa Teresa Costa Rica
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Stand Up Paddling

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Known as “SUP,” this great all-body workout is easy to learn and enjoyable for anyone to try … skill level not required. Your Costa Rica paddle board guides with Mal Pais SUP Tours will teach you everything you need to know while you’re still on “terra firma” and then it’s “anchors away”.
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You’ll paddle in relatively calm water, and it’s better to go first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon for that reason – tours start at 7:00 am and go no later than 9:00 am, and again at 3:30 pm.
Your tour starts out at the soccer field in Mal Pais (near the fishing village), with a 20-minute explanation and instruction. Then you will launch off the beach just in front of the field and paddle down toward the famous "Cabo Blanco Reserve," where you will have wonderful views of the Reserve from the water. After that, you’ll turn around and paddle toward Mar Azul point. The tour lasts between an hour and an hour and a half in the water. Tour groups may range in size from one person to a maximum of 4 persons all together.

Surf Lessons

While staying at beautiful Santa Teresa Beach, take a surf lesson in the excellent rolling waves of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. Learn to surf from the very beginning or improve your surfing skills. Pura Vida Adventures’ professional, certified surf instructors are dedicated to coaching you in the "art of surfing." They go beyond teaching you basic technical skills by assessing your ability and developing an individualized surf program that will take you to the next level.

Hacienda Ario Horseback Riding

Hacienda Ario is a working, family owned ranch and encompasses approximately 1900 ha (or 4500 acres) on the coast in the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is a magical place where the Guanacaste sabanero culture is still a way of life. Hacienda Ario has been working for over a decade to create a model for sustainable development where a rural, healthy living and horses are a integral and essential part of life.
Share and unforgettable experience riding on a deserted beach and specatacular natural landscapes of rivers, mountains and forest accompanied by local cowboys and bilingual nature guide.

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We offer :

Morning Tour - 8:00 AM

Sunset Tour - 3:00 PM

Price: $65.00 per person

Minimum: 2 people

For private Tours: $80.00 per person

Total time of tour: 2.5 hr

Includes: Local Cowboy and Bilingual Guide

What to bring: Long pants, riding shoes, sunscreen, extra cash for a stop at a local pub

We offer transortation (for 1 to 4 people) for $40.00

Near by Horseback Riding

Explore the remarkable coastline of Costa Rica’s Santa Teresa Beach on horseback. Ride your sturdy steed along the palm-fringed shore at sunset, crossing Santa Teresa beach until Playa Hermosa. What better way to enjoy the sensational colors and sights of the day’s end!

Hiking in Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Officially named the Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, this small private reserve at the tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is spectacularly picturesque with tropical forest, pure white-sand beaches, warm aquamarine sea, waterfalls and rivers, and hundreds of natural sights from trees to birds to monkeys to shells.
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A naturalist guide will lead your hike and explain what plants and wildlife you’re seeing as you traverse the trails down to the pristine sugar-colored beaches. Due to the combination of sea coast, freshwater rivers, mountains and forest, you can see hundreds of different types of birds, including roseate spoonbills, kingfishers, toucans and bellbirds. The rocky coastline and Cabo Blanco Island are a rookery for marine birds, including a huge concentration of pelicans and the largest colony of brown boobies in Central America.

Tortuga Island Tour

Looking for that picture-perfect “tropical paradise” tour in Costa Rica? During your stay with us at Hotel Tropico Latino, don’t miss taking our one-day tour to Tortuga Island in the Nicoya Gulf.
Famous for its sugary white sand beaches lined with tall swaying coconut palms, Tortuga Island has crystal clear turquoise waters with no ocean currents which make this an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. This little heaven-sent jewel will be that tropical paradise you’ll daydream about forever!
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Your tour starts with a fun and scenic 50-minute boat ride; watch for groups of playful dolphins, jumping manta rays, or surfacing humpback whales. Once at Tortuga Island, your guides will lead you on a fantastic snorkeling tour. After a scrumptious tropical lunch, the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy – relax on the beach, play volleyball, rent a kayak, or hike trails to the top of the island for spectacular views of the Nicoya Gulf and its surrounding islands. A pleasant boat ride brings you back at the end of the day.

Sport Fishing

The strip of coast from Santa Teresa Beach down to Cabo Blanco Reserve boasts over a dozen IGFA world records and is one of the best in Costa Rica for year-round catches. Here, you find Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Snook, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Black Marlin and Roosterfish.
Besides fishing, you will see an abundance of birds and aquatic life. The rocky Cabo Blanco Island is a rookery for marine birds, with a huge


The Mal Pais Canopy Tour is based in the quiet village of Malpais, on a farm with more than 200 different tree species, at the entrance of the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve.
The whole area is surrounded by rich tropical forest and diverse wildlife as well as many birds. Come and journey through the treetops, enjoying the tropical forest while the Pacific Ocean lies below you.

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The exciting canopy ride is nearly a mile long and has 11 platforms set high in the gigantic trees. Steel cables connect the platforms which are between 5 and 30 meters in height. You will not forget the experience of flying along our 300 meters long shot over a canyon between the second and the third platform, or the incredible 500 meters long ride through the jungle along a creek.

This Canopy Tour in Costa Rica have professional nature guides that will accompany you on the unforgettable journey through the biodiversity of the environment.
They will introduce you to the fascinating secrets of the forest.Following the strictest safety norms, you will enjoy thrilling views of the Pacific Ocean and of the forest from many different perspectives.

Duration: About 2 hours.
Cost: $45, Transportation ($5.00 round trip).

ATV Tour

On this tour you will experience the adventure while riding your ATV through the mountains and riding along white sand beaches. Get to different places and beautiful beaches to take a short hike to the Amazing Waterfalls where you can take a nice swim on the natural pools and afterwards savor a Costa Rican lunch in local restaurants in down town.
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We offer these options; you can choose the option you prefer:

1.  Montezuma and Cabo Blanco
2. Isla Cabuya and Cabo Blanco
3.  Montezuma, Cabo Blanco and Canopy

Departure times: according to your preference. 
What to bring: sun protection, tennis shoes or sandals with straps, camera and swim wear.
Notes: includes guide, atv and gas.

Atv rental prices:
·  8 hours: $60
·  24 hours: $80
·  Week: $420