My wife and I are planning a trip to either Santa Teresa/Mal Pais or Puerto Escondido for 2 weeks in late June and we're trying to piece together as much info as possible so we can compare the two places. Having never travelled to Mexico or Costa Rica before we're pretty much starting from scratch.
It seems that the day to day costs in Santa Teresa will be higher than PE according to info gained reading as many of the posts on here as I can. If anyone has info on costs of restaurants in either place it would be greatly appreciated! We generally like to eat budget/mid range with the occasional expensive night thrown in.
Also if anyone has been to ST in June/July and can let us know what it is like there in the we season? Doesn't get really muddy and is it hard to drive around on muddy roads. I'm guessing the weather in PE will be slightly better at this time of year?
My overall impressions so far are that ST is more of a secluded paradise with better beaches for swimming/ surfing but ghat you pay a bit more for everything there. I'm thinking PE sounds a bit more rustic and a bit cheaper with more people but perhaps not as nice beaches, but easier to get around.
We are looking to stay in a villa in a quiet part of town, walking distance to shops/restaurants/beach...