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Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa

3-star3 stars
Santa Teresa de CobanoSanta TeresaPuntarenasCosta Rica

3-star Santa Teresa hotel with outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
Very Good8.4
  • The hotel is amazing! We enjoyed it immensely until the local bars started dueling with…Mar 6, 2018
  • A nice place in a beautiful zone, 5 minutes walk to one of the best beaches in Costa Rica…Jan 8, 2018
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From 136 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa

from $85
  • Villa
  • Standard Room, Pool View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 19 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 19
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa’s small print

Also known as

  • Esencia Hotel
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Santa Teresa
  • Esencia Villas
  • Esencia Villas Santa Teresa
  • Hotel Esencia
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
  • Esencia Hotel And Villas
  • Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 3500 for adults and CRC 3500 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 0 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa


  • Santa Teresa Beach - 9 min walk
  • Cocal Beach - 22 min walk
  • Hermosa Beach - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve - 14.9 mi / 23.9 km
  • Curu National Wildlife Refuge - 24 mi / 38.6 km
  • San Miguel Beach - 27.9 mi / 44.9 km
  • Tortuga Island - 28.4 mi / 45.7 km
  • Organos Beach - 30.9 mi / 49.8 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 70.1 miles/112.8 km
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 42 reviews

Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Great place to stay!
Place is so cool. Staff is very helpful and always smiling and saying hello. The beach access is right across the street and has one of the best beach spots in Santa. No need to get a car because you can walk everywhere but if you do they have a secure parking lot and security for extra peace of mind. Rooms were kept super clean. Pool is also great if you end up there. Plus there is a family of Monkeys that cruzed around from time to time. So rad.
brian, us5 night romance trip
Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
nice place to relax time
Nice hotel, quiet room and nice view, comfortable bed... 100% recommend to relax time
Manfred, us2 night romance trip
Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Very Good8.0
Great place
Friendly people. I would suggest blackout and doing something with the Ac since is exactly above your head.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Great Value
Great location near beach. Nice pool. Close to good restaurants
Gladys, us1 night romance trip
Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Loved this hotel - great surf locarion
Amazing rooms and staff. definetly worth upgrading to a casita.
lynne, us1 night romance trip

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Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa

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