Geoff McCabe

Best Kids Activities in Santa Teresa

Best Kids Activities in Santa Teresa

Adults in Santa Teresa often are happy to sit around all day by the beach, in a hammock, relaxing, etc, but what about if you have kids? What can you do with them to explore the wonders of Costa Rica and keep them entertained? Here are several good ideas: Butterfly Gardens in Montezuma Officially it’s […]

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Boogie Boarding

Boogie Boarding

Body Boarding in Costa Rica Boogie boarding, otherwise referred to as body boarding since “Boogie Boards” are manufacturer’s brand like “kleenex”, is a marine sport that involves a short, soft, foam board that a rider uses to keep themselves buoyant as they ride across breaking waves. Boogie boarding in Costa Rica is a very popular […]

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Now you can scale epic cliffs in Mal Pais and Montezuma The owner of Rock Climbing Costa Rica, Jordan Rice, has a great business leading rock climbing tours in the area. You might wonder, where are the rocks and cliffs in the area that are safe for climbing? Isn’t everything covered with jungle? Jordan has […]

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Santa Teresa and Malpais Surf Map

Santa Teresa and Malpais Surf Map

Costa Rica in general is a huge tourist destination for surfers, and there will be dozens of them on any given flight landing in the country. Both coasts, but especially the pacific side, have great waves. The Southern Nicoya Peninsula is home to dozens of great surf spots, both beach breaks and point breaks. Tourists […]

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Horse Tours

Horse Tours

Horseback Riding in St Teresa & Malpais Malpais and its neighboring town, Santa Teresa, is popular among surfers for its beautiful beaches. It has been hailed by Forbes Magazine as one of the top ten most beautiful locations in the world. Many celebrities have been spotted enjoying the pristine beaches of Peninsula Nicoya. Aside from […]

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Sportfishing

Sportfishing

The Joy of Sportfishing in Malpais The deep blue Pacific waters are home to abundant marine life, and this is the reason why sportfishing in Malpais and Santa Teresa is one of the most pleasurable pastimes that anglers indulge. Some of the varieties you can catch here include mackerel, yellow-fin tuna, mahi-mahi, and Jack. This […]

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Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing

Hot Spots for Kite Surfing in Malpais and Saint Teresa Once upon a time it was hard to reach the twin-villages of Saint Teresa and Malpais in Costa Rica. Yet many did get there in the ’70s, riding the wave of ‘love’ and ‘peace’ to a remote corner of the sunny, laid-back island that had […]

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Canopy Tours – Zip Lines

Canopy Tours – Zip Lines

We have two canopy tours in the Santa Teresa / Montezuma area to enjoy There’s one in Montezuma and one in Malpais: Malpais: The Malpais canopy tour is closer for tourists staying in Santa Teresa, and it’s longer and faster. To find it, just drive south on the main beach road until you’ve almost reached […]

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica and have been researching beach activities, you may be wondering what Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP is. Paddle boarding is a sport similar to surfing, where riders stand on top of a large board, which they then steer using a long paddle. In the last few […]

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Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking Basics- Your Guide to Kayaking Adventures in Costa Rica The white sandy beaches of Malpais are certainly a remarkable sight for those who take a trip to this popular tourist spot in Costa Rica. More importantly, however, there are many things you can do on or underwater while relishing the amazing paradise that […]

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Curú National Wildlife Refuge

Curú National Wildlife Refuge

Curú national wildlife refuge and park in Paquera Curu National Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places to visit when spending time in this lush island nation. Positioned on the southern Nicoya Peninsula in northwest Costa Rica, the country’s first private wildlife refuge is absolutely teeming with all different kinds […]

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Cabo Blanco National Park

Cabo Blanco National Park

Luxuriant Nature and Biodiversity at Its Finest – Cabo Blanco National Park in Costa Rica The luxuriant Republic of Costa Rica is renowned for housing over 5% of the biodiversity of our planet as well as for having the largest number of national parks and protected areas known as nature reserves. Fervid nature and wildlife […]

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Giuseppe Morisco – Private Chef and Catering

Giuseppe Morisco – Private Chef and Catering

Editor’s Note: Giuseppe is awesome! You will be very happy with his food and servie! A skilled Culinary Professional, recognized for a comprehensive knowledge of authentic Italian cuisine, mostly know as a top 10 contestant on Masterchef US Season 2, a competitive cooking realty show, co- hosted and co-produced by Chef Gordon Ramsey. He currently […]

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Chef Guillermo Solis

If you can’t afford a private chef, but still would like someone to cook for you, then perhaps give Guillermo Solis a call. He used to own and operate on of the local Costa Rican restaurants, and can cook for you and your friends at your rental villa. Contact: Chef Guillermo Solis +506 7120-0474 Approx […]

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Wedding DJ Santa Teresa Malpais – Mr Black

Wedding DJ Santa Teresa Malpais – Mr Black

Do you need a great fun DJ for your wedding in Santa Teresa, Malpais, or Montezuma? Look no further because you’ve found Mr Black, who works in this area and is perfect for your wedding or party. Mr Black, a.k.a. Ferdinando, is from Italy and has lived in the area for many years, where he […]

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Malpais Topographer / Santa Teresa Topography

Malpais Topographer / Santa Teresa Topography

Are you looking for a Malpais or Santa Teresa topographer to measure your property/lot? Do you want to subdivide your lot into smaller lots? I’ve been working in real estate for 8 years in the Malpais/Montezuma/Santa Teresa area, and have worked with many topographers. Most make a lot of mistakes, don’t return calls, don’t use […]

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Tidepool Creatures

Tidepool Creatures

Here are photos of a variety of different animals found in the tidepools of Malpais and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Of course these are best seen at low tide and the best tidepool areas are: Tide pools are rocky pools located nearby the oceans that are filled with sea water. A tide pool usually has […]

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Ono Cuisine – Santa Teresa Catering

Ono Cuisine – Santa Teresa Catering

THE TABLE MAKES A TRIBUTE TO MOTHER EARTH The Caribbean is an emotional state in which the senses perceive the exuberance, joy and intensity of each element. Each plant, animal or mountain coexists in a balanced way through a chain of virtuous reciprocity. This generous and appreciated land, supplies us with high quality foods of […]

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A Sample of Beachfront Hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

A Sample of Beachfront Hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa, located in the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica, is a popular tourist destination. Located around 93 miles from the capital city, San José, Santa Teresa is known for its beaches, surfing and lively town. If you`re planning to stay in Santa Teresa, there are many beachfront hotels for you to choose from, whether […]

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Snorkeling Los Suecos Beach, Malpais

Snorkeling Los Suecos Beach, Malpais

Los Suecos means, “The Swedes” because of the Swedish family that lived down by this beach years ago, and because it was the favorite beach of Swedish immigrant Nils Olof Wessberg and his wife Karen Morgenson, who founded Costa Rica’s national park system. Los Suecos, also know as “the secret beach” is one of the […]

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Casa Verde

Casa Verde

Casa Verde is one of the most popular rentals due to its very affordable price, and all the amenities that visitors to Santa Teresa and Malpais usually want. We highly recommend this one.

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Driving Directions from San Jose to Malpais / Santa Teresa

Driving Directions from San Jose to Malpais / Santa Teresa

There’s now a faster way to drive here than before, using the new highway to Caldera, but it’s tricky to find the route. Here’s how to do it. Drive to the west from the San Jose airport and take an exit after 10 minutes or so to Atenas. Turn left and cross over the highway, […]

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Driving Directions from Liberia to Malpais/Santa Teresa

Driving Directions from Liberia to Malpais/Santa Teresa

What’s the best way to drive from Liberia to the Malpais / Santa Terea area? To drive here from Liberia, you’ll be heading down the east side of the Nicoya peninsula. In dry season (Dec-April) you MAY be able to make it down the west coast, but in other months the rivers will have too […]

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Malpais/Santa Teresa Chiropractic Clinic

Malpais/Santa Teresa Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Neill Wight BSc MSc dc, Dra. Nina Sawczyn BSc MSc dc Telephone (011-506) 2640-0085 Email: neillfraserwight@yahoo.co.uk Location: Santa Teresa, north of the center of town, next to Tanogas. I highly recommend Neill Wight’s services as a chiropractor. His knowledge and skill are excellent… better than any chiropractors I worked with in the United States. […]

 Geoff McCabe

Water/Agua Update for Santa Teresa ASADA/AyA

Water/Agua Update for Santa Teresa ASADA/AyA

Dear Friends & Neighbors, I hope all is well. In 2010, during the AVSTN’s 1st year we were able to formally register our non-profit neighborhood group with the original round of membership dues. We raised over $ 1,300- with a local charity event at Tropico Latin Hotel on Dec., 4 to connect a new (1st […]

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Suck Rock Point Break in Santa Teresa

Suck Rock Point Break in Santa Teresa

One of the most legendary surf breaks in the Malpais/Santa Teresa region is known as “Suck Rock” or sometimes “Rocamar” which is the small restaurant on the beach near the break (a great place to go by the way.) This right-hand point break can be good when the swells are large, and it’s known to […]

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Malpais Tidepools

Malpais Tidepools

January 10, 2011 The Malpais area has now become known mainly for its amazing surfing in Santa Teresa and gorgeous beaches, but there’s much more than white sand here. The convoluted coastal topography has beaches of different colors of sand… some of rock and some of white shell. Many are lined with palm trees, mangroves, […]

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Info about the Red Tide in Montezuma-Malpais

Info about the Red Tide in Montezuma-Malpais

Sept 10, 2010 The following information is based on research done by Jeremy from the Montezuma Surf School:   There are many kinds of red tide, most of which are harmless. Some do have harmful effects which usually affect sea life more than humans — There is no evidence yet that this red tide is at […]

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Three humpback whales killed by illegal nets off Cabuya

Three humpback whales killed by illegal nets off Cabuya

greetings from paradise !!! please click on ‘show quoted text’ to see the article. larry, the ngo npo whale conservation org in jaco’s playa hermosa is KETO. their website is under construction, i couldn’t get any contact info from their current website. naty or yiokko, do you know any contact info for this org ? […]

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Indigo Yoga Resort

Indigo Yoga Resort

Indigo Yoga Resort, Mal-Pais, Costa Rica Indigo Yoga Resort, has very swiftly become known for its good value and great location. Located only steps from the beach and a 15 minute walk away from the popular Mal Pais center. The hotel houses 11 rooms and 1 villa with many boasting a rather enchanting ‘open-sky’ shower. […]

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Renting a Villa for Surfing in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

Renting a Villa for Surfing in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

Do you know the way to San Jose? Would you then like to go on a Surfin Safari? Right, now that we`ve got the obligatory `60s pop song references out of the way, all you have to do is have a look see at a map, find Costa Rica, then find San Jose and then […]