Article by Georgia Atkin
One of the great things about living in the tropics, like Costa Rica, is that you have eternal summers! The other great thing about this little corner of paradise is that you are only a plane away from escaping the cold winter and Santa Teresa Beach is happily awaiting your visit to enjoy some summer love. Plan your summer vacations in Santa Teresa with 5 fun beach activities!
Pranamar Oceanfront Villas is located just steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica; Santa Teresa. With stunning white sand, palm trees and crystal blue water, Santa Teresa Beach is fun-packed with activities too. Combine your summer getaway in a fabulous beachside villa that is inspired in Balinese architecture that blends into the lush vegetation and beach background with some summer fun under the sun.
1. Surf the waves or take a class
Santa Teresa Beach is a great place to learn to surf or put your riding the wave’s knowledge into practice. Not only is it a gorgeous beach, but it also boasts some great surfing waves and has a great surfer vibe to it. This is a place where bikes and surfboards are the main forms of transport so get ready!
Surfing is really popular in Santa Teresa beach and this year-round surfer’s paradise has earned its reputation for some good reasons. Thanks to the different swells and waves, there is a place for the novice board riders up to the surfing pros which makes this little corner on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica so popular.
For the beginners wanting a class to learn the basics, Santa Teresa has a number of surf schools so let the fun begin! It is exhilarating and gives you such a sense of accomplishment when you can say you road the waves in Santa Teresa Beach. This is a travel goal come true and what better summer vacation adventure that learning to surf!
For the more experienced wave riders, Santa Teresa is really popular and surfers hot spots. So much so, the town has developed a surfer’s vibe to it that attracts fans from all over the world. Many make Santa Teresa their temporary home and it is no wonder with a bohemian style town that runs along the spectacular beach that has amazing waves and swells. What more can you ask for!
2. Yoga on the Beach
Not only is Santa Teresa a magnet for surfers, but it is also the perfect setting and vibe for yoga lovers too. Pranamar Villas is a yoga retreat and what better way to spend your summer than doing daily yoga on the beach, just steps from your oceanfront villa. Perfection and balance.
Whether you come for a yoga retreat, teacher training or to do some yoga classes during your stay, this is the perfect beach to connect to life and spirit with the sound of the waves and the fresh sea breezes on your doorstep.
Being right on the beach, you can incorporate your yoga into the natural settings that the beach offers you. While Pranamar does have a yoga shala, Santa Teresa beach is so beautiful, a special place under the coconut trees on the white sand is just as inviting to reach self-awareness, joy and to share with others.
3. Sunset Watching
Santa Teresa Beach offers its spectators the most amazing sunsets that set the sky ablaze with oranges and reds and purples. This is a community affair and every afternoon, the beach fills with people waiting to be a witness of this natural phenomenon that never ceases to amaze you.
Remember that in Costa Rica, because it is so close to the Equator, our beautiful sunsets begin around 5:30 pm and extend to about 6:00 – 6:15 pm. Costa Rica doesn`t have daylight savings so no need to set your watches as sunsets is about the same time every day all year round.
Sunset watching is a great time to pick up a coffee at Kavita Restaurant or a freshly made cocktail or juice at the bar that is right on the beach during the summer months and pick your spot on the sand to view the colors lighting up over the sky and to the horizon. What a perfect way to finish off a day in the sun and the sand on Santa Teresa beach and you will love it!
4. Beach Walk or Run
Santa Teresa Beach is a long stretch of broad white sanded beach edged with jungle. You can have a great walk or run in the early morning or late afternoon (just before the great sunset!) to get some fitness time in during your summer vacation. The rest of the day, the beach is for relaxing under a palm tree and having frequent dips in the sea to refresh from sun-worshipping.
Having a walk along the beach is perfect to catch the early morning surfers and other walkers and runners as they enjoy Santa Teresa beach. People are friendly and diverse so a walk will be full of visual effects to keep you entertained. The beach is as alive as the town so enjoy your morning or afternoon walk along this beautiful beach during your summer.
5. Tidepool bathing
Santa Teresa beach has some rocky formations which during low tide are the perfect places to have a swim and do some snorkeling. It is lots of fun to see little fish and crustaceans that remain in the tidepool under the high tide returns to take them out to sea again.
This is a great time to put on some snorkeling gear and explore the rocks underwater to spot lots of marine life and enjoy the rock formations with the shimmering sun above.
These naturally made pools are also just perfect to lay back in the water and relax too under the warm, summer sun too. Move with the tide and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the moment.
Pranamar Villas is the perfect place to stay during your summer vacation to paradise or as we call it here, Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica! Give us a call or check out availability on our website and come to visit!