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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Costa Rica's first national park, definitely worth a visit especially during the months of May - Sept. There's a couple trails you can take either on your own or guided. Ask us for more info.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Beach
“The legendary nightlife of Santa Teresa is a 10-minute drive from the Zopilote Surf Camp. It’s numerous bars, restaurants and beach clubs will undoubtedly satisfy your party craving”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“The best restaurant in town... The food is delicious, is the unique in front of Pelada Beach and sunsets are amazing there!!! If you want to go in high season remember make the reservation. We can call for you :)”
  • 28 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the best surfing spots in Costa Rica; North end of the beach has best waves, take care parking on the very south end”
  • 12 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“If you like steak , this is the place where to get the best. Great service , great ambiance , need to make reservation in high season. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The bakery in Santa Teresa is an iconic mark in town. Providing now with the best baked goods nation wide. A distinct european taste with a new menu that is indeed simple but innovative, must spot for ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“here you can watch your​ favorite football or basketball team while​ having a drink or some food. Events such as Karaoke or live music.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Within walking distance, a fun place to eat and a menu that includes Cajun crusted fresh catch and coconut buffalo wings. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Located approximately 1 hour from the home in Playa Avellanas. Lola's is a great place to spend the day enjoying the beach, surf, food and drinks. Sunsets are a favorite too!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Nosara's largest Grocery store with probably the biggest selection and a second floor with Household items and other convenient items you might find handy on your trip! If you don't find what you need at the Mini Super or Organico, Super Nosara will probably have what you need! With a larger selection, you can't beat them for when you need to stock up on Groceries!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“the best sushi in the whole town!!! kojis is a master chef! no need to say more! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Waterfall
“About one kilometer outside town the trail to the bottom waterfall starts. It’s a 20 minute hike along the river, sometimes a bit slippery. It’s a beautiful spot to relax and go for a swim. There is also a trail leading up to the other two waterfalls, it’s quite steep and can be slippery. The alternative to access the upper falls is from a trail that starts next to the Butterfly garden uphill. This trail is private and they charge 1,000 colones for access.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mexican and american food. The best tacos and margaritas in town. * Taco Tuesday is the best! ** If you like sweet, dont forget the churros o flan :P *** Good place to go with the family. Kids have a little playground there.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ 1 hour from hotel. Next Samara. Beautiful beach with a lovely tico downtown. The best restaurant: El Colibri... If you like the argentinian food!”
  • 10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great place for a delightful dinner!! Super recommended Restaurant!! One of the Best Restaurant in Tamarindo!! Ask for Beef tenderloin with a choice of shrimp skewer or lobster tail. Served marked rare on sizzling Arenal volcanic rock, pre-heated to 500 degrees, to cook each slice at your table to the temperature desired. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“Full line of grocery and health care products with the best prepared foods for carry-out. 5 minutes in car from the hotel, walking 15 minutes.”
  • 5 locals recommend