Tortuga Island

tortuga islandTransportation will be at the reception of the hostel at 7:30 to take to Montezuma where the boat departs to the amazing Tortuga Island, a 45 minutes ride along the breathtaking coastline where you can search for dolphins, humpback whales and manta rays that may be plying the waters nearby. Upon arrival at Tortuga Island, your guide will anchor the boat near the shore and provide you with snorkeling equipment. The water here is clear and warm, and has some seriously good snorkeling around the volcanic rock reef.
After the snorkeling adventure, you’ll be ferried to Tortuga’s white-sand beach. A lunch of fish or chicken, grilled potatoes, vegetables, bread, and large helpings of fresh tropical fruit will be served. Afterwards, you can enjoy a number of activities on the island like volleyball, rent a kayak to explore the other parts of Tortuga, paddle surf or renting a jet sky. Hike to the top of the island and enjoy fantastic views of the Gulf of Nicoya, or simply kick back and soak up the sun on Tortuga’s gorgeous beach. Before departing, you’ll also have the opportunity to snorkel at a different spot near the island.
The excursion finishes at the reception of the hostel at around 5 in the afternoon.

Taxi boat to Jaco

102566Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights as you’re zipped across the Golf of Nicoya from Montezuma to Jacó which save more than 4 hours of travel time and connects the dynamic central pacific coast to the vibrant Nicoya peninsula.
Always the scenic and comfortable way to travel, this taxi boat service saves you both time and effort, and gets you where you need to go. The trip between Montezuma and Jacó only takes an hour, during which you’ll have the opportunity to look for dolphins, whales, manta rays and more.
The taxi boat leaves daily for Jacó from the hostel at 7:30 am.

Cabo Blanco

cabo-blanco-national-parkSituated at the southernmost point of the Nicoya Peninsula, the Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve encompasses 2,896 acres (1,172 ha) of pristine dry tropical forest famed for its biologically rich ecosystems, which consist of unique plant and animal species. Anteaters, coatis, margays, ocelots, sloths, spider, howler and capuchin monkeys and a variety of snakes call Cabo Blanco home, not to mention over 150 species of trees that makeup the animals habitat.
The park is just south of Montezuma and Malpais, encompassing the remaining part of the peninsula as well as the island of Cabo Blanco on the southern coast. The park is not accessible from the west from the beach town of Malpais. Visitors must use the road that runs west of Montezuma and eventually through Cabuya on route to the park’s entrance. A ranger station here offers information about the reserve’s biodiversity and trails. Visitors should arrive to the reserve early to allow for sufficient time for exploring.

From Santa Teresa there different ways to get here: the easiest option is to take a taxi, the cheapest way is to get a bus to Cóbano and from there a taxi or other bus there or the fun option is to rent an ATV or motorbike.

Canopy

80351Canopy tour is an exciting activity which allows you to zoom around the tropical rain forests and over waterfalls in one go. The tour involves taking adventurous people and nature lovers along a network of cable wires through the tree-tops.

Surf Lessons

surf-lessonWe have the best surf lessons in town. We arrange with quality certificate surf professor to pick you up in the hostel for a 2 hours lesson where the beach is perfect and safe for you to learn. After the lesson he will bring you back to the hostel and show which board if perfect for you to use in your next days of surfing. Santa Teresa is the best place to try you surf skills, the surfer atmosphere will encourage you and everybody will always help you get better every day.

Yoga Classes

yoga-classSanta Teresa is definitely the perfect place to do Yoga. The constant connection with nature will make you want to improve yourself from a different perspective. Many places around town offer daily classes all day long, you can look for the perfect one for you.

Horseback Ridings

horsebackridingGiddy up Costa Rican style with a horseback ride into the hills—a great way to explore nature and get to know Santa Teresa’s local beauty. An experienced nature guide will share secrets about the area’s culture, flora and fauna while you move along on your steady steed. Enjoy an exciting ride into the Manzanillo hills finishing with an exhilarating gallop on the beach….or a slow trot taking in the views. Two-hour morning or sunset ride available.

Fishing Tours

fish-tourOcean fishing tours are a highlight of the classic Santa-Teresa visit. Enthusiasts from all over drop in at the beach eager to don their sailing gear and be ocean-bound on a fishing boat. The Pacific Ocean in the region of Santa Teresa abounds with a wide variety of fish. Chances are bright that you’d catch yourself a wonderful dinner while actually basking in the sun atop a fishing boat. Yellow Fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Roosterfish and much more await your enthusiastic eye on board the signature Costa Rican fishing tours.
While out fishing, you’ll be getting to know your guide, upgrading your local fishing know-how and test your newly acquired skills in real time. Witness some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets, catch a glimpse of the reclusive sea-world and pamper yourself with a tan, all in the backdrop of the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. In addition to fishing, there’s a good chance you’ll see dolphins or whales, especially in whale season, which is August through January when they migrate to the area. You can also spot sea turtles, jumping manta rays, and every once in a while, a whale shark or orca makes an appearance.