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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    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.

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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.

Hostel Casa Zen Guesthouse in Santa Teresa Beach

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?!

Design Hostel Santa Teresa Beach Hostel
Find the Hostel’s spa amongst the green tropical plants of the garden with a serene mural of the Buddha.

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.

Casa Zen Guesthouse in Santa Teresa Beach Costa Rica

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.

5 Star Hostel Casa Zen Guesthouse in Santa Teresa Beach

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!

Santa Teresa Beach Location

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