Ranchos Itauna: How to get to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Meet the paradise. Find the Beach.



From Juan Santamaria’s Airport go to Puntarenas easily to take the ferry to Paquera. When you arrive to Paquera keep going trough the main route to Tambor (Tambor Airport), Cobano and Santa Teresa. Driveway has signs you can't loose the track. At Cobano, continue straight through (Banco Nacional on your left), you will cross a bridge and after 1km turn to the left at the crossroad. After around 30 minutes, you will get to “The Crossroad” where "Mal Pais" is to the left & “Santa Teresa” to the right. Just turn right and keep going, passing two bridges until "Super Costa" on the right, you'll find our gate just 100m ahead on the left.


There is a new domestic terminal at the Juan Santamaria's airport in Alajuela. There are 4 flights a day from San José to Tambor. From Tambor you will have to take a taxi to Ranchos Itauna.


Bus from San Jose at the station called “7/10”. Departures form San Jose at 6:00a.m. and 14:00p.m. Buy the ticket at the second floor and save it for your return to the bus at Paquera. The bus takes you directly to Playa Santa Teresa. At Puntarenas ticket is included for the ferry to Paquera, bus is crossing on the ferry too so don't worry about your luggage. Once the ferry arrives to Paquera you can wait for the bus outside the station. They will ask for the bus ticket to let you get in. At Cobano the bus continues the trip to “El Cruce” (Mal Pais Crossroad) Mal Pais – Santa Teresa. The whole trip with ferry takes around 6 hours and cost approx. $20 per person.

Ranchos Itauna Tide Pool Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Tide Pools

We are located in front of one of the best tide pools in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. Surrounded by rocks you can explore the untouched nature with just a snorkel...

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Yoga at the Beach, Santa Teresa Costa Rica


You can practice in our yoga rancho right on the beachfront. Breath the pure energy of nature and let your mind surrender to the peace of waves breaking on the shore...

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