Cuesta Arriba



150 meters North From La Lora Amarilla Santa TeresaSee nearby area


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Up a hill and across from one of Santa Teresa’s best surf breaks, this is a thinking person's hostel attracting an older, more polished crowd. Each bright, colorful room sleeps six and has a hot-water bathroom and creative mosaic tile embellishments. There’s a big, beautiful kitchen area and a breezy wood-floored terrace upstairs with a TV and DVD player. It also has boards for rent, laundry service, free breakfast and secure parking. There are hammocks in the garden, lots of places to lounge, and the vibe is happy and relaxed. The bus from San José terminates 100m south of the hostel.

Our independent authors have visited Cuesta Arriba and selected this as one of our recommended guesthouses in Mal País & Santa Teresa.

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Cuesta Arriba is a shady Spanish colonial style hotel, a little always from the dusty bustle of downtown Santa Teresa and yet one step from the well known surf break of La Lora. This cozy and laid back hotel offers spacious co ed rooms, cleaned daily and equipped with safety boxes and fans. Complimentary coffee and toast offered daily between 7 and 9 am and the hotel also houses a fully equipped, clean and spacious communal kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a sparkling swimming pool. Tourist information available for both surfers and non surfers.

Complimentary coffee and toast
Laundry service
Linen included
Huge fully equipped kitchen area
Parking (free)
Board games available
Magazines and book exchange
Tourist Information
Swimming pool
Free Wi-Fi
Bicycles rentals
Surf Board rentals

Room Features
Room Types: Mixed Dorm
Backpacker facilities
Non-smoking rooms
Showers without bath

Services & facilities

  • Recreation
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Board games
    • Book Exchange
    • Cable TV
  • Parking
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Free Parking
    • Parking
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast Included
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage Storage
  • Swimming pool
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Swimming Pool
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