This has a beach break that picks up a lot of waves. There are good rights and lefts that break better at low tide. Santa Teresa has gone from being a close guarded secret to being a very busy beach in the past few years. It has the cleanest and best formed breaks. There are cabins a short distance away from the beach, Camping and Restaurant Roca Mar, just in front of this area known as Suck Rock it is very dangerous for beginners. They are ideal to go surfing, located 3 kilometers from the Mal País crossing. They are surrounded by exuberant vegetation, where you will be able to see Congo Monkeys and a variety of birds and some mammals.  It can be found with signs indicating the speed 25 km per hour. The main characteristic of this zone is that it is very exposed to the waves and to all the directions, for this reason it has waves the 365 days of the year. It is perhaps one of the most constantan beach of Costa Rica along with Hermosa Beach – Jaco. Beach of white sand, with clean and clear water, surrounded by a great amount of trees that give shade throughout the road. The waves break well in all the tides. They have three important accesses to the beach: next to Brunela B & B, next to the Hotel Point Break and in the entrance to Camping Roca Mar the point of Suck Rock. The only access by car until the beach is entering by the Hotel Point Break, from this point they can check the best break of the day, and leave the your car to go surfing. Services of the zone: cabins, restaurants, bar, Marisquería, sodas, supermarkets, Internet, Surf shop, Souvenirs, discotheques, mechanical shop.


Cycle Segura Ph (506) 2640-0037. Offers service of repair of bicycles, sale of all kinds of reserves. Rent of bicycles, style banana 7 US$ and Mountain Bike 10 US$, for 24 hours. Schedule: 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

How to arrive and leave

By Bus

Auto Transportes Cobano S.A Ph (506) 2642-0219/ (506) 642-0740, Ph/fax (506) 2640-0240. Celular (506) 8389-7177/ (506) 8371-5082. Bus terminal in Coca Cola, with two departures from San José to Mal País from Monday to Sunday 7:30 a.m with ferry transportation 10:30 a.m and arriving at Mal País 1:30 p.m/ 3:30 p.m ferry transportation 6:30 p.m and arriving at Mal País 9:30 p.m, cost 10.20 US$, the ticket and parcel office is on the west side of the terminal. In Mal País the terminal is at the side of Hotel Frank’s Place, with two departures from Mal País to San José from Monday to Saturday 4:30 a.m. ferry transportation 6:30 a.m and arriving in San José 10:15 a.m/ 2:30 p.m with ferry transportation 4:30 p.m and arriving from San José 8:00 p.m, costing 10.20 US$. On Sunday two departures from Mal País to San José 8:00 a.m with ferry transportation 10:30 a.m and arriving in San José at 12:00 m.d. / 2:30 p.m ferry transportation 4:30 a.m and arriving in San José 8:00 p.m. The journey from San José is via the Puntarenas ferry terminal. Paquera, Tambor, Cobano, Montezuma and Mal País. Buses are given priority on the ferry along with their passengers and luggage. The vehicles are modern 2006 Marcopolo Scania, with covered reclining seats, Air Conditioning and television. The tariffs only include the bus pass.

The buses from Cobano leave at 9:15 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m and 6:30 p.m. Departures to Santa Teresa. Schedule: 6:45 a.m and 11:15 a.m. Departures to Mal País. Schedule: 7:00 a.m and 11:30 a.m. There are buses that leave from Frank’s Place or El Cruce at 7:15 a.m, 8:30 a.m, 10:45 a.m, 11:40 a.m, 1:15 p.m and 3:45 p.m. The price of a taxi from Cobano is 15 US$. There are services between Montezuma and Cabo Blanco 2 US$, departs 8:00 a.m, 9:50 a.m, 2:10 p.m and 06:30 p.m.

Transportes Luis Gerardo León Ph (506) 2640-0761. Cobano – Mal Pais- Playa El Carmen – Santa Teresa, with Bello Horizonte, Manzanillo y Rió Negro. departures from Bus Mal Pais 07:15 a.m and 11:15 a.m/ Santa Teresa 5:00 a.m, 7:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 2:00 p.m, 06:30 p.m/ Cobano 6:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 1:00 p.m, 5:00 p.m, 9:00 p.m/ departures from Buseta Mal Pais 3.45 p.m/ Santa Teresa 6:30 a.m, 9:30 a.m, 12:30 m.d, 4:00 p.m/ Cobano 8:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m (por Manzanillo), 3:00 p.m (arrive to Mal Pais), 6:30 p.m/ Manzanillo 7:00 a.m, 12:00 m.d.


Taxi T.P 87 Ph (506) 2642-0593, Ph/cell (506) 8825-6008. Travel inside and outside of the Country. Assisted by their proprietor Luis E. Delgado Vargas. It is 4 X 4 Prado. Has insurance policy of accidents, Conditioned Air and music to make more amusing the trip. Prices: Mal Pais and Santa Teresa 25 US$/ Tambor 25 US$/ Paquera 35 US$/ Liberia and airport 160 US$/ Tamarindo 160 US$/ Samara 140 US$/ Monteverde 150 US$/ Volcan Arenal 160 US$/ San Jose and International airport 150 US$, all the prices for 4 people.