Casa Zen Guesthouse in Santa Teresa opened its doors back in 2005, offering sustainable accommodation at a beautiful beachfront location in the western part of Costa Rica. It instantly became a home for travelers from all over the world who fell in love with Santa Teresa, its great atmosphere, and the Casa Zen Guesthouse itself. The hostel offers comfort, cleanliness and charm to guests at a good price, but it’s more than just a cozy hostel.
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Hostel Location and Direction
The Casa Zen Guesthouse is located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, right in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica. This 5 Star Hostel is only 50 meters from the white sand beaches of Mal País and Santa Teresa.Casa Zen Guesthouse, Casa Zen Beach Access Road
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All room types at Casa Zen Guesthouse
Private Room Types available: Deluxe Double Private Rooms, 3-Bed Private Rooms, 4-Bed Private Rooms
Shared Room Types available: 6-Bed Dorm
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In Casa Zen you can join Yoga lessons right on the hostel terrace (the Yoga Deck) or take one of several different tours around Santa Teresa.
Apart from a complimentary healthy breakfast each day, you have free Wi-Fi (yeah, we know you!), and a well-equipped kitchen.
You can even find a Spa to get a massage after a long day of enjoying life on the waves at Santa Teresa Beach.
An if you are enjoying the Caribbean, you can also find our 5 Star Hostel in Curacao, the Ritz Village, a former ice cream factory with swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
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Casa Zen Guesthouse in Santa Teresa in review
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1. Energy-efficient since 2005
This hostel in Santa Teresa is locally managed by Julio and its Costa Rican Team.
The Casa Zen Guesthouse has a long history of being Eco-Friendly.
The hostel has been recycling and energy-efficient since 2005.
It goes without saying that the team encourages their guests to turn off lights and fans whenever possible, and dry as many sheets out in the sun.
Laundry detergent and yoga mat cleaners are all bio-degradable and/or plant based.
Last but not least, Casa Zen Guesthouse started using EM, Efficient Microorganisms, to treat the septic system and grey water system.
2. Bohemian Design
The hostel’s interior is made of well-crafted woodwork combined with colorful elements such as pillows, sheets and of course plenty of hammocks.
The natural wood color dominates the space.
Along with its beach location and the green surroundings, it is a perfect combination.
All of the tidy, spacious rooms at Casa Zen Hostel in Santa Teresa have been designed with the budget traveler in mind.
After a long day of surfing, you might even fancy a relaxing Spa, right?!
Get a relaxing massage, without breaking the bank.
3. Your Home in Costa Rica
The unique part we especially love about Casa Zen Guesthouse is its atmosphere, which comes from the beach location, the yoga lessons, and the staff.
You could easily spend week after week forgetting about time in this super cozy place. It is indeed
“your home away from home in Costa Rica!”
4. Chill Out and Yoga vibes all around
Surfing, Yoga classes, Spa, and a green environment.
Casa Zen Guesthouse and Yoga Center is the perfect place to slow down.
You can read your book in one of the many hammocks up-or downstairs, or have a drink with your fellow hostel mates in the Rancho area.
This area is the most popular spot for travelers to meet up.
If you fancy an incredible sunset, the beach is not going anywhere!
Head down the beach, bring a blanket, and enjoy.
There are many other 5 Star Hostels offering yoga courses:
- Wow Tainan Hostel, in Tainan, Taiwan
- Caveland Santorini, in Santorini, Greece
- Stay Rhodes, in Rhodes, Greece
5. Local Staff sharing their best recommendations
The local staff knows Santa Teresa and the surroundings like no one else.
Get 100% local recommendations and tips where to go for dinner, a café, and your next destination.
You can also check out several different tours and activities around Santa Teresa.
For instance, you can join surf lessons, canopy tours, stand up paddle surfboarding, get a tour to the nearby waterfalls, go fishing, sailing, snorkeling, horseback riding – you name it!
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Hostel Packing List
Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.
Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.
The main things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries
- The hostel address – written down
FUN Things to do in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Remember to book your tickets to the most popular sights in advance.