WELCOME TO SANTA TERESA
Adventure, Explore, Be Well
The south western coast of Puntarenas province of Costa Rica offers a stretch of beaches
to match your tropical vacation dreams.
Easy going long waves of Playa Hermosa to the world-class beach break of Playa Santa Teresa; to the tide pools
and reefs and Wildlife. Selva resort is located at the heart of playa Santa Teresa.
The beautiful Jungle, the peaceful environment and the lush nature attracted people who like a peaceful
and healthy lifestyle, revolving around surfing, yoga practice and excellent food while maintaining
a strong connection with nature and community.
See what it’s all about by living like a local; book activities with our dedicated consierge and you will understand
the true meaning of Pura Vida.
to book your adventures
An ATV is a great way to explore from Mal Pais and Santa Teresa area to the beaches of Hermosa, Manzanillo and all the way to Cabuya and the Montezuma Waterfalls. It’s also a great way to commute around town on paved and unpaved roads, just driving through town is an epic memory of your time in Santa. We can also arrange a guided group tour if you don’t feel like exploring by your own.
Yoga & Mindfulness
Practice yoga at your own pace and time, in the comfort of your private villa. Our Concierge will gladly arrange private Yoga sessions where you can customize a practice that’s best for you.
Santa Teresa’s world’s famous beach break is suitable for all levels of surfing, from first-timers to highly experienced surfers. Take a surf class with professional licensed Surf instructors in the best spots for learning, with great vibes and a lot of fun! All surf gear is provided.
Tortuga Island Tour
Take a boat ride to a near by island, famous for it’s turtle shape, Tortuga Island offers Snorkeling, Scuba Diving and different water activities. The tour includes lunch on the beach, departing from the fishermans village in Mal Pais, we can arrange transportation too.It is a great way to see the Nicoya Peninsula from the water, a fresh perspective of the jungle paradise where you are staying! The turquoise water and white sand beach is a perfect day escape.
Horseback Riding Tours
Ready to enjoy ocean breeze, amazing sunsets and a peaceful horseback ride on the beach? Beach, farm, jungle, mountain we have partners who can offer you whatever it is you wherever you want to explore so do not hesitate to contact our concierge for more details. And, before the adventure begins: remember to bring water, long pants, shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat.
Canopy Zip Lining
Journey through the treetops, enjoying the tropical forest while the Pacific Ocean lies beyond you. You will choose among different platforms, to custom your own Canopy Experience: an incredible journey through the Costa Rican Biodiversity.And the only zip-line company where you ride through the treetops on a surfboard, an experience you will never forget!
Curu Wildlife Reserve
A true hidden gem, so often overlooked this Reserve is exploding with local flora and fauna. With a variety of hiking trails ranging in length this is a great place for the whole family. It is on the coast so after jungle trails you can relax on the secluded beach. They plant native species in the gardens and engage in reforestation projects with local organizations. Guided Tours and PADI certification diving courses are also available here!
Cabo Blanco National Park
Did you know Cabno Blanco is Costa Ricas first National Park? The park is located on the very tip of the Nicoya Peninsula with multiple hiking trails of varying lengths. Great fun for the whole family. The longest trail, 10 km round trip, leads to a secluded beach where you can picnic at the tables provided and go for a swim! You are sure to spot many tropical birds, monkeys and other wildlife in the dense forest.
Offshore and Inshore fishing excursions are available all year round! Sports fisherman are crazy about Costa Rica, and for good reason! Depending on the season and location you can expect to catch some monsters; Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Red Snapper, Sailfish and more…
Our concierge can assist you in arranging a high quality diving experience whether from Curu Reserve or departing from Mal Pais. We work with knowledgeable and well equipped dive shops will inform you of the multitude of species and marine life einhabiting our nutrient rich waters. Here for a while? Why not consider going a professional diving certification.
We have two incredible waterfalls in our vicinity where you can play for the whole day! Family friendly with multiple pools. Up for the adventure? Cliff diving for the bold and brave too! Montezuma Waterfall is a popular spot, we can arrange a guided tour or transportation or share with you the secret spots if you want to adventure solo. A great day expedition from Selva Resosts.
A second waterfall is just after the town of Cobano, Florida Falls is a truly adventurous local experience. Ask us and we will tell you why. Rope swing included!
Whale Watching Boat Tour
The Nicoya Peninsulas nutrient rich waters make it a breeding ground for multiple whale species. It is absolutely magic to connect so closely with these giant sea mammals.Depending on the time of year you can spot humpbacks, pilot whales and even orcas. Dolphins play all year round along with sea turtles and rays. If whale watching isn’t your thing, just enjoy a day out on the deep blue is healing for the soul. Let our concierge advice you on the different options depending on the month of your holiday.