Sunsets in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica are some of the most spectacular I’ve seen, especially if it is low tide. When the Pacific Ocean recedes from the long coastline of this stretch of the Nicoya Peninsula – Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa – the setting sun reflects its fiery colors in millions of little tide pools in the exposed reef and turns the white sand rosy pink.
The best place to be on the beach in Santa Teresa and watch the sunset, while you enjoy a refreshing cold drink, is at the new Sunset Tiki Bar at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat.
Every night of the week at Pranamar Villas’ new sunset bar they are serving ice cold beers, sangria, fresh tropical fruit smoothies, special cocktails and delicious appetizers – called “bocas” in Costa Rica. It is the best time of day to be on the beach with your favorite cold drink, hanging out with your favorite people and meeting new friends. You’re on vacation!
The beautiful Bali-style beachfront hotel in Santa Teresa now has the only beachfront bar in the area of Playa Hermosa. Starting at the beginning of December, Pranamar Villas opened up their beach garden and set out comfy chairs and chaise lounges to enjoy the famous fiery sunsets over the Pacific Ocean at Santa Teresa – named by Forbes Magazine as “one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.”
Bocas, or appetizers, will vary nightly with creative Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian dishes, and special fresh sushi rolls. The Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Villas gets its fish fresh from local fisherman daily, so you know the sushi will be top-notch. Check Pranamar Villas’ Facebook page for information on live music nights.
After you enjoy the sunset, stay for dinner at Buddha Eyes Restaurant where they serve creative healthy cuisine from the chef team of Rodrigo Soriano of Argentina, Claudio “Cicco” Mazzone from Italy and Jesus Zabala from Venezuela. The elegant open-air restaurant overlooks the lagoon-style pool at the Costa Rica beach resort. The Buddha Eyes Restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in Costa Rica specializes in yoga and yoga retreats, and Costa Rica surf holidays at Santa Teresa.
Article by Shannon Farley