Santa Teresa is a remote beach town that seems to have a little something extra. When you’re here, you feel an infectious energy that can’t be explained. The long white sand beaches, endlessly perfect surf waves, live music and parties, paired with mind-bending culinary experiences and beautiful people define this surf haven. Walk the streets, feel the magnetic energy, and maybe stay a little longer than you had originally planned.
Selina Santa Teresa is a 4-story playground that vibes with the town’s artistic environment and culture. Here, you’ll find a thirst for life that’s all but infectious. Stay in our dormitories, private, standard, or deluxe rooms. Suites and family rooms available.
12 Bed Dorm
The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like your typical hostel. We set a high standard with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things safe and secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers -- all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.
If you want a nice rest and some peace and quiet while keeping an eye on your wallet, our standard rooms are the perfect option. Rooms have a queen sized bed with private bathroom. You’ll get the full Selina treatment while having your own place to retire to in the evenings.
For those who still need their comforts while exploring. Our deluxe rooms are made for comfort and are designed with a keen eye for detail. These are large rooms with a private bathroom, king sized bed and depending on the location a private balcony to enjoy the scenic views.
Whether your family is your closest friends or your little ones, we’ve got the perfect room for you. Stay in our large rooms divided into two, each with their own bathroom. Classic Selina design and attention to detail make these rooms comfortable for everyone. Plus: peace and quiet when you need it -- especially around naptime.
Spend your day paddleboarding, snorkeling, or checking out some amazing marine wildlife. After the sun goes down, you can find your rhythm at a local dancehall, then stay up all night dancing to the beats of international DJs.
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
8 Hours (approx)
This is a tour for nature lovers. Cabo Blanco, with its unique location and climate, was the first declared nature reserve and remains one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica. On this hike you will witness how the landscape once dedicated to cattle and agriculture, has regenerated into a thriving and lush forest. You will hear, see, smell, taste, and feel countless species of flora and fauna.
Horse Back Riding Hacienda Ario & Manzanillo Beach
3 Hours (approx)
Loop through the Hacienda Ario on a horseback journey that's all about the stunning views: vibrant green pastures, secluded beaches and seaside rolling hills. A feast for the eyes with the cool-blue ocean calming them in the background.
1 Hours (approx)
A journey full of excitement through the treetops in this spectacular canopy tour located just minutes down the road from the hotel on a farm with more than 200 different tree species, at the entrance of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. 8 cables, 11 platforms a tarzan swin, hanging bridges and surfboard experience.
From the airport
From the San Jose airport, you can reserve a spot on a Selina shuttle to take you directly to Selina Santa Teresa. Alternately, you can take a taxi to the bridge of Villa Bonita in Alajuela (about 30 minutes away), where the bus to Santa Teresa passes at around 6:20AM and 2:20PM.
From another Selina
Take one of our Selina shuttles from Selina La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio or San Jose. Book a shuttle under the Explore tab.
Catch a bus from San Jose (Terminal 7-10) to Santa Teresa, about a 6 hour trip. During this ride, the bus will drop off passengers at the Puntarenas ferry dock. Hop on the ferry with your luggage. There will be another bus waiting for you in Paquera, where the ferry docks. This bus will take you right in front of Selina Santa Teresa.