Best Adventures in Santa Teresa

While on vacation in Costa Rica there are so many wonderful activities to enjoy, especially for those looking to get their adrenaline pumping with some adventure!! Relaxing on the idyllic, pristine beaches of Santa Teresa is a great way to pass the time however if you are looking for something more thrill seeking why not check out one, or all, of the adventure activities Hotel Casa Chameleon offers their guests.



Taking a canopy tour is one of the best ways to see the spectacular coastline of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. Enjoy zipping through the plush Costa Rican jungle surroundings between wonderful trees and nature. Zip lining is one of the most popular activities in Costa Rica, as it offers travelers an exclusive way to access breathtaking and stunning views only accessible by steel cables & treetop platforms. A great option for couples, friends or the whole family to enjoy.


Tortuga Experience Mal Pais

Another great activity while staying in Santa Teresa is fishing. You can choose from in-shore & off-shore sport fishing or kayak fishing, all equally amazing experiences. While enjoying the open waters of Mal Pais you have the chance to catch a variety of delicious fish, ranging from Yellowfin Tuna, Red Snapper, Amber Jack to Marlin and more, depending on the time of year. In addition to fishing, feel free to jump into the waters to cool off and do a little snorkeling. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the beautiful coastline.



One, if not the, most popular activity to indulge in in Santa Teresa is surfing. The Nicoya Peninsula is known as one of the best places for good, consistent waves for all levels. With plenty of surf breaks to choose from, travelers can either learn to surf for the first time or advance their skill to the next level. Hotel Casa Chameleon is happy to set guests up with the perfect surf instructor who will be able to bring surfers to the best spots specific to their ability & the time of year. With warm waters and sunny skies year-round, Mal Pais, Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa are ideal beaches to hang-ten at.

ATV Tour

Exploring the jungles and beaches of Santa Teresa are the most exciting when doing it from an ATV (a.k.a. All Terrain Vehicle or Quad). Rent a quad for the whole time you are visiting or just for the day and enjoy driving around discovering secluded beaches, wildlife, nature and waterfalls. If you are more than 2 people there are also buggy rentals that can accommodate up to 5 adventure seekers! Our staff at Hotel Casa Chameleon can help map out a day trip to the Montezuma Waterfalls, Rio Bongo or Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve or even reserve a guide for the day to take you to the best spots on the peninsula.

These are just a few options for adventure while enjoying your vacation in Playa Santa Teresa. During your stay at Hotel Casa Chameleon be sure to check with your concierge for a full list of the best things to do in Santa Teresa!

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