Playa Cielo Resort

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Accommodations ( Resort ) | Luxury, Romantic, Family

#1 recommended Luxury Resort in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica (view list)
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Where the beach meets the sky

Welcome To Playa Cielo Resort

Beachfront, award-winning, luxurious, private villas tucked in a tropical lush garden with chemical free swimming pool and renowned onsite restaurant, right on the beautiful beach of Santa Teresa and centrally located within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Perfect honeymoon destination, romantic time, and family getaway. A heavenly retreat on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the property was designed and built using sustainable materials with a clean, tropical décor. Playa Cielo provides its guests total privacy amongst four acres of lush gardens. It is a true oasis right in the heart of Santa Teresa. You are walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets.


Playa Cielo incorporates four deluxe beachfront ecologically built villas; three studio type villas and one family villa with two bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. All villas have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, wall mounted cable TV, an incredible open-air shower, and an outdoor chill-out area with hammocks, sofas, table and chairs.

Studio Type Villa

Our studio type villas each include an orthopedic California king size bed, a desk, a fully equipped kitchenette and a sofa which opens to two single narrow beds suitable for children under 12 years old.

Maximum capacity: 2 adults and 2 kids

Family Villa

Our family villa includes two bedrooms, each with its orthopedic California king size bed, bathroom and open-air shower. The villa also incorporates a spacious living room and a full kitchen. The living room sofa opens to a double bed.
Maximum capacity: 4 + 2

The grounds include a chemical free swimming pool, beachfront restaurant, beachfront spa gazebo and children’s playground, all of which are steps away from the year-round world-class surf.

Located right on the beach, with incredible sunset views, Habanero is one of the best dishes in town! One of Santa Teresa’s most renowned restaurants, Habanero is a beachfront Mexican Grill and Bar offering incredible fresh ingredients and excellent Mexican fusion food. House specialties include killer margaritas, the best ever guacamole, fresh fish and seafood, including lobster tacos, grilled whole fish and more, and awesome Mexican dishes. See their Facebook and Instagram here.



Are you an experienced surfer but new to the break in Santa Teresa? Are you a newbee who has never surfed before but want to see what it’s all about? Don’t worry! Santa Teresa offers beginner and advanced breaks, and we are here to help you discover or advance your skills!


A yoga oasis on the Pacific Ocean, Santa Teresa has over 20 yoga centers in various beachfront and hillside locations, offering public and private lessons! Choose your preferred studio or try a few, we’ll be happy to recommend to you where to go!


Enjoy the soothing and therapeutic hands of a selected few therapists we work with, either in your villa or in our beachfront spa, with the ocean breeze and sounds of the waves.

Horseback Riding

Sunset soothing beach riding or an adventurous ride from the hills towards the beach, enjoy the beauty of Santa Teresa nature while riding on these magnificent animals!

Deep Sea Fishing

Roosterfish? Red Snapper? Mahi Mahi? Tunas? We’ll help you arrange deep sea fishing trips in one of Costa Rica’s richest fishing grounds, where you can either catch and release, or bring your catch back to our beach front Habanero restaurant (link to Habanero page) and savor your catch!

Diving and Snorkeling

(Isla Tortuga) Take a boat for a day tour to Isla Tortuga, in the Nicoya Gulf. With its white sand beaches and clear calm waters, Tortuga is an excellent spot for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Diving is relatively shallow (up to 10 meters, or 30 feet) in a rocky formation. Day tour includes round-trip transportation from Playa Cielo to the boat, water based activities (snorkeling/ diving), and lunch.


Hiking in Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve- Cabo Blanco is located on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula and offers a short hiking trail (1.3km, less than 1 miles) or a long trail (4km, or 2.2 miles advanced hike) with excellent opportunity to see the tropical forest, rivers and beach, where one can spot many birds, monkeys and more. Opening hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 8am-4pm.

Montezuma Waterfalls

The sleepy little town of Montezuma offers black sand beach facing the gulf, with calmer waters. It also offers a 20 meter tall waterfall, and a series of three smaller cascades. You can hike to the main waterfall from the village (about 30 minutes on rocks, please make sure to wear waterproof comfortable shoes), and continue on an adventurous hike to the other cascades. You can also hike from the top to the bottom.

Mal Pais Zip Line

Zip line through the forest in Mal Pais, right on the verge of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, this exciting zip line tour in Mal Pais is nearly one mile long, with 11 platforms set high in gigantic trees that give you great views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Playa Cielo Resort Contact Information:
Phone: 506 2640 1105