Indigo Yoga Surf Resort ★ ((tel) 2640-1007; is a cozy little resort with an excellent restaurant in Malpaís. Look at it if the ones below are full.

Hardcore budget travelers should check out Tranquilo Backpackers ★ ((tel) 2640-0589;, a bit inland off the road to Santa Teresa. It has a mix of dorm-style and private rooms.

The Nicoya Peninsula coastline between Santa Teresa and Playa Sámara is perhaps the last undeveloped stretch of Costa Rican coastline. The Cristal Azul is roughly midway between Santa Teresa and Playa Sámara. It can be reached year round by rough, mostly unmarked dirt roads, so it’s best to coordinate your transportation with the hotel.

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