From the verdant Osa Peninsula to the cloud forests of Puntarenas and Alajuela, Costa Rica has earned widespread acclaim for its abundant natural beauty—and the beachside town of Santa Teresa is no exception. Located in the southern reaches of the famed Nicoya Peninsula, this idyllic destination has developed a truly spectacular hospitality industry over the past few years, with Pasha Beachfront Estate serving as one of its finest villas.
With ten bedrooms and ten bathrooms spread across more than 15,000 square feet of living space, this palatial complex is the perfect vacation spot for large groups. While the property is home to three villas equipped with towering ceilings, king-sized beds, and private plunge pools, most festivities are centered around the massive main house, a space with four bedrooms, an open kitchen and dining area, and a gorgeous outdoor pool lined with plush daybeds for ample relaxation—and while the property is certainly visually stunning, there’s a lot more to experience at Pasha than just its splendid architecture.
As part of the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa is immersed in one of the earth’s five Blue Zones, and Pasha is perfectly positioned to provide a wellness-focused getaway. Each morning, guests will be greeted with a complimentary Costa Rican breakfast prepared with fresh, locally-sourced produce, while every room is equipped with a mat in place for serious yoga aficionados. As an added bonus, Pasha’s focus on wellness extends to the entire planet, with sustainability measures like treated wastewater irrigation, biodegradable cleaning agents, and no single-use plastics all in place across the property.
Of course, no beachfront estate is complete without quick access to the sandy coast, and Pasha offers roughly 700 feet of pristine shoreline less than five minutes past property limits. While Santa Teresa is renowned across the nation for its incredible surfing (which Pasha guests can experience firsthand during a complimentary group surf lesson), the serene shores of Playa Hermosa also offer unparalleled opportunity for nature lovers. During daylight hours, guests can spot a glimpse of tiger herons, great kiskadees, and howler monkeys roaming just past property limits, while twilight brings large scores of adorable hermit crabs to the sand in search of food.
Though the estate is certainly incredible, visitors to Santa Teresa should be sure to spend some time basking in the splendor of the surrounding peninsula—and fortunately, Pasha comes complete with a wealth of nature tours available during a stay. For serious wildlife aficionados, the Cabo Blanco Hike is an essential expedition, providing guests with a full immersion into the lush forests of Nicoya’s iconic Reserva Natural Cabo Blanco. Led by Manakin Tours founder Douglas Morales, the voyage offers the opportunity to spot indigenous fauna including white-faced capuchin monkeys, white-nosed coati, and—for truly fortunate visitors—the margay, a nocturnal wild cat that spends most of its time in the treetops.
While there’s no shortage of incredible resorts across the Nicoya Peninsula, few offer such a seamless blend of luxurious amenities and wellness experiences as Pasha. Whether you choose to spend your day surging through the surf atop a longboard, scanning the canopy for rare Costa Rican avifauna, or just lazing underneath the sun with a mojito in hand, it’s tough to feel stressed during a stay in this small slice of paradise on the Santa Teresa shore.