ACTIVITIES

Yoga, Pilates

Santa Teresa offers plenty of Yoga centers to reconnect you with deep breathing pranayama exercises, even deeper long stretches and a soothing sense of peaceful relaxation to set you back on your path.
We are located walking distance of several yoga center.

Massage

The perfect way to start or end a day, a relaxing, soothing, or invigorating massage, in our hotel or on the beach at sunset with the cool ocean breeze.

 

Horseback Riding

Enjoy your surroundings the natural way: take a guided horseback tour from the beaches into the mountainous jungle, then into the scenic farmlands of the Costa Rican countryside! Most spectacular at sunset…

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

The first national park to be established in Costa Rica in 1963 by Swedish couple, Karen Morgensen and Olof Wessberg, Cabo Blanco is previously farmed land that has now been left to return to its natural state for this pioneer project. Now a 1250-hectare home to hundreds of animal and plant species, beautiful coastlines, and thick jungle, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Nicoya Peninsula. Previously an “Absolute Nature Reserve” (restricted to scientists and park rangers), it is now open to the public on the defined trails. This is a great place to hike, beachcomb, and watch for birds and other wildlife. Although Cabo Blanco starts at the end of the road in Mal Pais, you must enter the park through Cabuya. Since you need to cross two rivers and the road can be rough, you should have a 4x4 car, and even still it may not always be possible in the rainy season. Open 8am – 4pm, but the earlier you go, the more you will see. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (in order to minimize our impact on the park). Admittance is $8/person, payable at the park entrance.

Isla Tortuga

Take a day trip to the beautiful tropical island, Isla Tortuga ! A breathtaking 50-minute boat ride from Montezuma, with an optional stop to snorkel along the way at the best snorkeling site on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast, will transport you to the white sand beaches of Tortuga. After arriving you will be prepared a tasty BBQ lunch, while you explore the island. The afternoon can be spent however you like: playing volleyball, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, or just lying under the coco trees.

Curu Wildlife Refuge

This is great ecological place to see many animals (including a lot of monkeys) and plant life.
The park has a good network of trails, sandy beaches fringed by palm trees, rocky headlands, and tide pools. This park offers daily admission or visitors can stay the night in a cabin and wake up in the jungle.

Scuba Diving

Also at Isla Tortuga, the diving here is famous around the world because it is the only area in Central America with three sunken shipwrecks. Average visibility is 30 ft. to 50 ft. with possibilities of up to 80 ft. Explore volcanic rock formations and swim among white tip sharks, giant schools of grunt, yellowtails, spotted eagle rays, turtles, stingrays, angel fish, octopus, sea horses, starfish, frog fish and many species of eels.

Sport Fishing

How would you like to catch your own dinner? Our waters are full of delicious fish, such as blue, black & stripe marlin, sailfish, yellow fish, bonito, tuna, amber jack, Sierra mackerel, barracuda, mahi mahi, wahoo, roosterfish, and snapper. After the fishing guides filet your catch, bring it back to our hotel and cooked it in our shared kitchen or ask Frederic to cook it for you......

Quad Rental

A great way to explore the surroundings is to rent a quad and visit the beaches of the area, the Montezuma waterfall, the jungle...

Rentals are available full-day, half-day, multi-day, or weekly and allow you the freedom to explore the area and discover your own piece of paradise.



Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit our local non-profit animal-rescue organization in Cabuya, which takes in all injured or rescued animals. Rainsong works on returning the species that are in danger of extinction in our region to their natural habitat. With the help of biologists and veterinarians they take care of some animals which are vanishing due to hunters. The Sanctuary comprises of 4 hectares of jungle donated by Mary Lynn Perry and Simón Gomez G. $5/person donation, open 8am-11am, 2pm-5pm daily.

Montezuma Waterfalls

The town of Montezuma is located about thirty minutes from Santa Teresa. There are a series of three waterfalls that are all interconnected. To reach them you must hike through the jungle along a river (a fifteen minute walk). The natural pool at the base of the waterfall is a refreshing and safe place for swimming. For a once in a lifetime thrill, jump off the second and third waterfalls which are forty feet and ten feet respectively.

Canopy / Zipline

Located between Mal País and the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, bordering a beautiful farm, this zipline tour is rather unique, as the surrounding forest is relatively dry rather than rainforest. Enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean from the treetops!
There is one mile of cables, between 9 platforms set high in the gigantic trees,including our 500 meter ride through the trees and 300meter ride overlooking the ocean.

All the activities and tours can be arranged through the Meli Melo Hotel,
please feel free to contact us at info@hotelmelimelo.com

 

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