In Pictures: Exploring a bit of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
“The road from Cóbano meets the beach road next to Frank’s Place, on the western side of the peninsula. To the left (south) lies Mal País and to the right (north) is Santa Teresa. Dead ahead is the beach at Playa El Carmen. In the dry season you can take the 4WD road from Montezuma via Cabuya, which terminates in Mal Pais village. A left turn brings you to the southernmost point of the main drag – the Mal Pais fishing harbor.” (Lonely Planet)
Santa Teresa is a small town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica on the southwestern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The lush jungles roll off the small surrounding hills and are primarily undisturbed while extending out to and hugging the miles and miles of white sandy beaches. The never-ending consistent turquoise breaks are always dotted with surfers throughout the day as onlookers relax in shady groves along the beach, watching in appreciation. Once a small remote fishing village, Santa Teresa has now become a lively town after travelers from around the world came for their short surf vacations, but couldn’t convince themselves to ever leave.
I didn’t leave a hammock to often while I was in Santa Teresa, but over the course of a couple, I did take advantage of the rental car a little to explore a bit more of the Nicoya Peninsula…