If you go to Santa Teresa you will have to take a surf lesson, a great experience. I did it with Frederic, Hotel Meli Melo owner, and it was just an incredible experience...After 1hour, I ride my first wave, such a nice feeling...Frederik is so sweet and a professional. I had a very secure and fun experience....
If you're not a surfer, there is good for chilling out.
Because there are many rocks on the seashore, it's hard to swim.But the beach is wide and quiet even though it's fine and hot. I went there on 2003, so there might change more touristic, but I highly recommend the beach.
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During my trip in Santa Teresa we went every night in Meli Melo Restaurant, and it was always perfect : good food, cozy atmosphere, great ambience, reasonable price, friendly owners....everything to spend a wonderful moment !!
I had jumbo shrimps while my friend had the mahi mahi and both meals were huge, fresh and the plate was well decorated. The service was fast and the music was super nice.
I would strongly recommend Meli Melo.
Favorite Dish: Beef tenderloin in a green pepper sauce
Seabass Dill sauce served with ratatouille
It's all about the hitchhiking. In order for people to get around, they either drive (can rent) quads or have 4wd trucks, usually pickup trucks. Locals and tourists alike are more than happy to have you hop in the back for a dusty ride to wherever you are going.
There's maybe 2 grocery stores, but check your change before you leave. Along the road you can buy all kinds of handmade trinkets - necklaces, bracelets, pipes, things like that. Some of it's good, some of it's junk. Don't go looking for a mall, you ain't gonna find it.
There is a small surf shop in the middle of Santa Teresa’s on the corner just down from the grocery store called *** Hole Surf Shop. It si a little hard to find but when you do, just drop in it is a nice place that rents surfboards and gives surf lessons. There is a good looking American kid inside that lives in Santa Teresa and he knows all the good surf location for different waves and also give great surf lessons. His name is ChanMan and locals him Chino, he has an email firstname.lastname@example.org . He knows all the surf locations so hire him for a lesson or a tour- he has a 4 wheel drive to take you to those out of the way surf spots for the day or half day, I promise you will not be disappointed . If you are on a budget he knows the best places to eat, places to stay and best clubs for nite-life. Have fun!
Favorite thing: There is one cash machine in Santa Teresa and Malpais. It is a new installation and the Internet cafe it is located in will charge you 5% of what you take out as a fee. Do yourself a favor and get money at the bank in Cobano on your way into SantaTeresa.