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Private Cabinas / Appartments / Doorms

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Surfing / Fishing


Don Jon*s Tropical paradise

"Relax to the max" at Don Jon’s Lodge in Santa Teresa on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica. The lodge is located only 100 meters distance from the white sand beach ‘Santa Teresa’, one of the most consistent surf breaks in Costa Rica. Located within a short walk to super markets, surf shops, international restaurants and the local nightlife makes life easy and relaxing while you stay with us.

Don Jon’s features a great restaurant serving latin american food made with fresh ingredients always.  We offer all wood unique rustic cabins with private bathrooms and balcony, furnished apartments with A/C and private kitchen, and shared dormitory beds with A/C and community kitchen. The lodge has a reception office, parking, Wi Fi internet signal, and security guard.

Don Jon’s offers a nice, relaxing, fun, and safe atmosphere surrounded by beautiful natural wildlife. Relax in one of our many hammocks, enjoy fresh fish.


Our History

Don Jon’s is a family business initiated in 2005 by Jon while on a surf life adventure. After one month in Santa Teresa, Jon instinctively decided this was ‘the place’ where he was to stay and live. He proposed his family to visit Santa Teresa and to think about the idea of starting a lodging business. The family, Jeison (Jon’s brother), Stephan & Adriana (parents) came to Santa Teresa and immediately fell in love with the beautiful village of Santa Teresa

Don Jon’s lodge immediately took off and has been a labor of love ever since. A lot of creativity and dedication has been implemented in the building of the very unique all teak wood cabins. Enjoy the beauty of the natural wildlife paradise right outside your door at Don Jon’s

Welcome, you will want to stay here at Don Jon*s forever, it is a truly an unforgettable experience of ’Pura Vida.’

Virtual Tour of Don Jon's lodge, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Video Tour

Don Jons Virtual Tour from TipToe Tours, 2015.

Virtual Tour of Don Jon's lodge, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Don Jons Virtual Tour from Andrew Wyton on Vimeo 2013.

Don jon's, Our Location in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Don Jon's location in Santa Teresa

DON JON’S is located in Santa Teresa Beach on the pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. A world class surf spot with consistent waves, white sandy beaches, and picturesque sunsets

Once a secret to the adventurous tourist, this surf town is now Costa Rica’s most hip destination. Recently voted #1 on tripadvisor for ‘Most Beautiful Beach’. You will find delicious international cuisine, plenty of waves, a thriving yoga scene, and super fun night life on the beach or at La Lora Amarilla

DON JON’S is part of Santa Teresa’s super natural tropical paradise with plenty of hammocks to Relax to the Max!

More info on Santa Teresa at:



Arrive at Don Jon’s in Santa Teresa by bus, car, private shuttle or airlplane. Always be aware of the current transportation schedules because they vary accoding to the season

Santa Teresa MAP: www.nicoyapeninsula.com/teresa/teresa.php

Traveling by BUS:

There is a direct bus to Santa Teresa which stops directly in front Don Jon’s entrance.

The buses are modern, comfortable, and with air conditioning. Travel time is about 6 hours and the cost about 15 dollars including ferry ticket-

The bus departs from the Coca-Cola bus station in the center of San Jose. The schedule is 6 am and 2 pm daily, take the bus with destination Malpais / Santa Teresa. Once the bus enters Santa Teresa, stay on the bus and we are 150 meters past the soccer field. Ask the bus driver to stop in our front door

Traveling by CAR:

About 1 hour faster travel time than the bus, total 5.5 hours travel time. Check the current ferry schedules departing from Puntarenas they vary from low season to high season. You will need to buy tickets for the car and/or passengers

  • From San Jose drive to Caldera in the new free way then to Puntarenas and board the ferry to Paquera
  • In Paquera follow traffic towards Tambor then Cobano
  • From Cobano, drive 11 Km towards Malpais / Santa Teresa
  • Drive through Santa Teresa about 2 Km
  • After passing the soccer field in 150 mtrs to the right is DON JON’S

Traveling by AIRPLANE:

A 45 minute flight from San Jose to Tambor and then about 45 minutes drive to Santa Teresa making it the fastest way to get here.

Make reservations with Nature Air or Sansa Airlines.

Flight tickets cost about $60-$100 one way.

A taxi from Tambor to Santa Teresa is about 45 dollars


Companies will also transfer you directly from your departure location to our door step. We can arrange this service, the cost is about 45 to 50 dollars

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Links & Hotels


Anamayaresort.com - Yoga teacher training and retreats in Montezuma Costa Rica. Eco lodge, surfing, organic food, and more.

AirflowandShade.com - Costa Rica Green Building. Bamboo Construction, eco-friendly materials, sustainable design

Costaricajourneys.com - Travel and tourism guide for Costa Rica including hotels, yoga retreats, surfing, real estate, activities, beaches, etc

Malpaisbeach.com Rentals - Malpais and Santa Teresa Vacation House Rentals Info

CostaRicaEcolodges.net - Eco hotels, yoga retreats, green travel

Beaches-costa-rica.com - Beaches in Costa Rica - Jaco, Tamarindo, Nosara, Samara, Malpais Santa Teresa, Montezuma, Tambor, etc

All-inclusive-costarica.com - Guide to Costa Rica's all-inclusive hotels, resorts, yoga retreat centers

Mariposasdelsol.com - Montezuma luxury vacation rental

Malpaissurfing.com - Surfing, surf spots, surf retreats, and things to do in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. Malpais Surf Guide

Montezumabeachcom - Montezuma Costa Rica beach town travel information with hotels, real estate, surfing, activities./ Montezuma Travel and Tourism Guide - yoga, surfing, fishing, activities

Tortuga Island Costa Rica - Details about Costa Rica's Tortuga Island

PasiondeTres.com - Fashion, bathing suits, recycled jewelry, from designer Yasmin Tobon in Montezuma

RetreatVacations.net - Yoga retreats, teacher training, and other retreat reviews.

Serendipitytraveler.net - Great yoga retreats including Costa Rica and other countries

Tropisphere.comCosta Rica real estate and properties for sale

Hotels - San Jose

TIERRA MAGICA Boutique Hotel and Art Studio in Escazu, San Jose.

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Tierra Magica B&B is private and cozy, it offers you beautiful, spacious and independent rooms with a king size bed (with a mini-fridge) or two queens, each one has a private bathroom, Cable Tv, telephone, wireless Internet and a safe. Situated within walking distance of the old town of Escazú, one of the last typical and folkloric towns left in San José.

Important phone numbers

Police 911

Lifeguard / Ambulance 2220-0911

Direct bus to Santa Teresa schedule 2642 1112

Ferry Peninsular 2641 2084

Nature Air 2521-5226

Sansa 2290-4100

TAXI Central 2642 0000

Travel info 911