Hostels Near Carmen

We have 8 Hostels in Carmen with an average rating of 8.3 based on 2694 reviews.
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Akih Pods Hostel
Akih Pods Hostel come to visit our relaxing and dreamy location.
Hostel- 1.33km from city centre
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Lost Boyz
Welcome to Lost Boyz Hostel, an age-free haven for backpackers, surfers, lost boyz and girlz alike, based in the heart of wave paradise Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. What we´re about is surfing, chilling and having fun. Some people say a holiday is about finding...
Hostel- 0.89km from city centre
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Pura Vida MINI Hostel - Santa Teresa
Pura Vida MINI Hostel Santa Teresa? is a super chilled hostel close to the best Surf Beaches and commercial center, with swimming pool, lot of nature, wildlife and good vibes
Hostel- 2.25km from city centre
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Selina Santa Teresa South
Welcome to our new Selina Santa Teresa South in Costa Rica. Expect cozy accommodation, beautiful social areas and great location.
Hostel- 2.17km from city centre
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Hostel La Posada
Hostel La Posada would like to make you feel at home!
Hostel- 2.22km from city centre
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Slow Monkey Hostel
Slow Monkey Hostel is a hostel in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica which has privates rooms, dorms, kitchen, WiFi, jacuzzi, bar, pool table, BBQ, television and A/C available
Hostel- 1.83km from city centre
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Bajo el Arbol B&B
Bajo el Arbol is a fresh and green B&B right in front of the pristine beaches of Santa Teresa, where the sun & the waves bless your days !
Bed and Breakfast- 2.39km from city centre
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Casa Zen Guesthouse & Yoga Center
Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are rather remote beach towns, and that is what makes them so special! Thankfully, even though we are a little off the beaten path, there are still quite a few services available to visitors. This is a excellent area to relax practicing...
Bed and Breakfast- 1.23km from city centre
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About Carmen

The formerly sleepy fishing village of Santa Teresa is now a lively surfing spot with a burgeoning bar and restaurant scene. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, it has good surfing all year round, and long stretches of white sand and glittering blue sea. The native plants and wildlife are flourishing in the verdant jungle that runs behind the coast. Watching the sunset on the beach is a nightly custom for locals and travellers alike, ahead of hitting the bars, clubs or dancehalls to see in the sunrise.

Lots of hostels in Santa Teresa have surf camps or lessons available, perfect for first-timers. You can choose a place with a pool, yoga classes or relaxing hammocks to chill after a day hitting the waves. It's easy to find a Santa Teresa hostel with a private room for extra peace and quiet. Some hostels in Santa Teresa have self-catering kitchens too.

The town of Santa Teresa is small compared to Costa Rica's other surf hot spots, but its nightlife is buzzing. There are authentic restaurants serving international cuisine plus practical amenities in the area. Playa Carmen, the central hub, is where you'll find the liveliest beach. Playa Malpais has a more peaceful vibe and unspoiled jungle backing the sands. Head to Montezuma to hike to its waterfalls. You can swim in the pools and even leap into some of them from the falls above. 

Surfing is the Nicoya Peninsula's main attraction, and it's no different in Santa Teresa. All experience levels are catered for, from Playa Hermosa which is ideal for beginners to Suck Rock for the experts. You can even go night surfing at Playa Carmen, as the sea is lit up. Head to Santa Teresa North for calmer waters, snorkelling and swimming. The nearby Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is a protected tropical forest with huge numbers of sea birds and native trees. You might spot an armadillo, howler monkey or white-tailed deer on the tours. 

The nearest airport to Santa Teresa is Tambor Domestic Airport, which has daily flights from Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San José. Catch a bus to bring you the 35km to town. You can also take the ferry around the peninsula from Paquera, which takes just over an hour. To get around, renting a car is a good option, although the roads are potholed and dusty. There are public buses too, which will take you between the different beaches. 


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