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Had an awesome dinner at El Carmen! Great food, eine andere a beautiful Sunset. We really enjoyed... read more

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Melanie K
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Always good

We eat here a few times every trip. Super friendly bartender who remembers me year after year... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
St. Augustine, Florida
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“ceviche”(5 reviews)
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0110
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome dinner at El Carmen! Great food, eine andere a beautiful Sunset. We really enjoyed IT.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We eat here a few times every trip. Super friendly bartender who remembers me year after year. Makes me feel like I'm at home. Great wood fire pizza that my kids ask for night after night.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 761jeffreyz
Reviewed 31 May 2018

At 54 I took my first surf lesson with my son here! It’s a fantastic little beach that is part of Santa Teresa/Mal Pais area.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bsseraphine
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Loved this beach for its wonderful surfing and people- watching at sunset, but mostly for the great food and drinks and staff at Carmen's- the pizza restaurant there which had the BEST ceviche we tasted. Ask for Werner Perez who manages the front of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ArtemisBeth
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We stopped in for pizza at Playa Carmen. It was recommended on Trip Advisor. The pizza was very good. It doesn’t taste at all like pizza in Canada or the US, but is very good. Nice thin crust, ample toppings. Prices for menu items &...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gord B
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I'm not sure you can get a bad sunset in this part of Costa Rica, but we enjoyed watching most of our sunsets at this beach. It's very large and sandy, not many rocks in the water so its great for swimming and surfing if...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Julia D
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Great spacious beach. Beautiful sunsets. Plenty of space to chase the little ones around. Some rocks but easily walkable. Natural pools nearby are neat. Do not leave anything of value unattended or in your car. We had $ taken from our car. They have the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

White sand, perfect water temperature, not too many rocks -- paradise! We went in February and the waves weren't too big. Parking was super easy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank leliz522
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Water is almost warm. The waves are big but inviting. I dont surf but loved swimming under the waves. There are some people walking around selling food but are polite.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alejandro B
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I recently stayed at Selina, which is a unique hostel, in Boca Del Tora Panama and in the Santa Thersa area of Costa Rica.What I like about this"Young at Heart" hostel is,their slogan:"Ask Me Anything."which is worn by they staff,on the back of their T-shirts.They...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Victoria K
20 February 2017|
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Is there is one on the main road. I went there myself. Their English is quite good.