Santa Teresa & Mal Pais Adventures & Activities

There are lots of adventures and activities to enjoy while vacationing in this amazing country. Our staff can arrange a wide variety of activities while you are here.

We have many beach breaks in the Playa Hermosa and Santa Teresa area for surfers of all levels. The surf package includes daily surf lessons Monday-Saturday.

Sport Fishing
There are 2 locations that you can take off from, Mal Pais and Montezuma. The pricing is seasonal but usually around $60/hour for the boat, bait and captain. (Minimum 3 hours) The boats can hold up to 4 people with 2 people fishing at a time. The waters here are heavy with Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Sea Bass and Dorado.

Horse Back Riding
Spend an afternoon riding on our local beach.

Shaka Beach Retreat has snorkeling gear available for your use during a guided tour to the local tide pools. Cabuya island is well known for its abundance of fish and there are several tidal pools and rock lagoons around  Manzanillo worth exploring. We can also set you up with an all day boat excursion to Tortuga Island if desired.

ATV Peninsula Tours
There is no better way to explore the peninsula then on an ATV or Quad as we call them. Great for all day getaways or just to run down to the market, Quads are the preferred mode of transportation for most of the locals. There are several Quad rental shops in Santa Teresa and we will happily line one up to be delivered for you. Rentals are usually around $80/Day.

Waterfall, Canopy and Zip Line Tours
The tour in Montezuma takes around 4 hours and is a ton of fun. After a brief introduction and some training, you harness up and take off. After 3 or 4 zip lines, you’ll hike down to the river and get to play in the waterfalls before taking 3 more zip lines. This is a great afternoon tour so bring your camera.

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve Hike
Cabo Blanco is Costa Rica’s oldest nature preserve. Just 30 minutes away, this is a very special place to go for a hike. Check out this website for more details:

Santa Teresa is home to several spas, offering luxurious ocean front services such as facials and body scrubs.


We can schedule a relaxing massage in the comfort of your villa. Our experienced massage therapists can perform a variety of therapeutic massages to meet your taste, including deep tissue, Swedish, relaxation, or sports massage.