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Introduction

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Santa Teresa is a popular coastal town in the Puntarenas Province in Costa Rica, located along the Pacific coast on the Nicoya Peninsula.

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Weather

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max23.4 °C23.9 °C25.1 °C25.7 °C26.1 °C25.7 °C24.9 °C25.2 °C25.8 °C25.4 °C24.2 °C23.4 °C
Avg Min15.4 °C15.3 °C15.8 °C16.4 °C17 °C16.9 °C16.3 °C16.7 °C16.5 °C16.4 °C16.3 °C15.8 °C
Rainfall9.1 mm5.4 mm12 mm43.8 mm222 mm282.6 mm208.1 mm252.2 mm325 mm326 mm139.1 mm40.3 mm

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Budget Hotel Playa CarmenMal Pais Crosshotel-
Casa del Mar HostelSanta Teresa CobanoHostel-
Cuesta Arriba Hostel150 meters North From La Lora AmarillaHOSTEL-
Funky Monkey Lodge150m East from the surf shop Mal PaisHostel78
Rio Carmen125 m from the beach CobanoHOSTEL-
Wave TrotterSanta Tersa-Puntarenas 200 m Sur de la PlazaHOSTEL-
Red Frog VillasSanta Teresa Mal PaisAPARTMENT-
Las Casas Blancas100m off the main road Near Super Ronny #2 (supermarket)HOSTEL-
Hotel AltamarSanta Teresa ave1 frente a la playaHOTEL-
Hostel Seven 7 Casa Del GingiSanta Teresa St 100 m from Zula restaurantHOSTEL84
Rio Carmen Hostel y Camping400 mtrs north from road from Santa TeresaHOSTEL-
Don Jon*s Lodge and Restaurant150 meters north from soccer plazaHOSTEL-
Cale' CasitasPlaya Santa Teresa - Mal PaisAPARTMENT-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

  • The country calling code to Costa Rica is 506.
  • To make an international call from Costa Rica, the code is 00.

There are plenty of phone booths around and you will get the best rate using a pre-paid international card (can often be purchased in internet cafés and other small stores). There is usually a connection fee making short calls extra expensive. Those travelling with a mobile phone and willing to pay the roaming costs should ensure it supports 1800 MHz GSM network. You cannot get a prepaid SIM card for Costa Rica.

Post

Correos de Costa Rica (website in Spanish only) is the national postal services of Costa Rica. You can find post offices (correos) in almost any city and town and they are generally open from 7:30am to 5:30pm or 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 7:30am to noon on Saturdays. There are not that many mailboxes, so it's best to ask your hotel or go directly to the post offices. Services tend to be slow but generally reliable and on the whole cheap regarding letters and postcards. It costs about US$0.20 to the USA and Canada (taking about 1 week to 10 days), US$0.25 to Europe (about 2 weeks) and US$0.30 to Asia and Australia (3 weeks or even more). All in all, if you can try and arrange your mail from the capital San José as it's generally quicker from there. Small packages are also no problem, though take them to the post offices unpacked for inspection first! Otherwise, arrange things through private international courier services like UPS, DHL or TNT.

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