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Reviewed 18 September 2014

My trip had potential for disaster but the owners of Cuesta Arriba were so helpful to me and I was settled into my room in no time. The place is super charming, right across from the beach, and had a beautiful pool. It was really just perfect.

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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hey Kattie! Thank you for your nice review. We hope you can stay longer next time. It was really nice to have you around...see you on your next trip to Santa! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I stayed here with my Fiancee and found this hotel to be the best hotel I've stayed at while travelling through South and Central America. Pool is great to hang out at and their main surf break in Santa Teresa has access straight out front from the hotel so if you're coming for surf like I did it was too...

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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Clint! Thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad to know that you and Elizabeth had a good time here. It was really nice to have you around and share some yoga and surf sessions with you guys! hope to see you again in your next trip to Santa!!! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 September 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed for 3 nights based on the reviews of this website and it was a great choice! Location: It's right next to the beach (about a 5min walk) and very close to a supermarket. Room: We rented a private room with private bathroom. It was clean and large. We just wish you could adjust the temperature...

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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hello guys! Thank you for the excellent review. We are happy to know that you liked Cuesta Arriba that much that you'll recommend us to family and friends! so sad that you didn't mentioned about the hot water shower, we looked into it and fix it right away! and also, thank you very much for the oven mitts recommendation!!! we...

Reviewed 14 August 2014

The vibe, the location and the owner. You have everything you need and evrythink youwant to have teh best vacation of your life. For long stay or quick vacacion it's the Best place to stay in Santa Teressa. Thankx lily

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Lili for your nice words...hope to see you again next year! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Ada, Ohio
Reviewed 27 July 2014

What an amazing place! Barbara and Martin are gracious hosts who know the area well, are bi-lingual, and have a wonderful hotel. I rented the mini-private room that had a shared bath and a private room. It was so worth it!!! At $35 a night with a pool, hot water, private room, A/C, and kitchen, it was an amazing bargain....

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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Chris! Thank you for you nice words! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to see you back soon! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Paris
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My boyfriend and I picked this place based on the tripadvisor review and we didn't regret it! The Argentinian-German couple running the place is so helpful and so kind that it makes the all difference! The hostel is located 2 min walk from a surf shop where you can rent boards for 10$ (24h) and 100m from the Lora beach...

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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There! Thank you for your excelent review! We are happy to read such a bunch of nice things about our sourrundings and Hotel aswell. We Loved to hear that you had a good time and that we are your best pick so far in your trip. We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for staying with...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The Cuesta Arriba was recommended by our Surf Guide book. It offers all you need to spend beutiful days in Santa Teresa. We stayed in the 4 bed loft-style rooms. The clean rooms and kitchen, free breakfast, nearby beach access and the friendly staff made us stay longer than we planned. The Soda next to hotel offers good food and...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola ! Thank you for spreading the voice about us! We are glad to know that you had a good time here with us and we hope to see you back someday. Until then...enjoy the ride!!! Pura Vida Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I arrived at this hotel traveling with some friends, we rented out the 8 people budget room, and we definitely recommend this place! The price is really good for what it offers: clean rooms, pool, nearby beach, and breakfast. The beach is wonderful, the nightlife is great and so are the nearby restaurants. The service is also really good. We...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Valentina! We are glad to know that you had such a good time here with your friends. Thank you for spreading the voice about us! Please!!!Come back soon! Barbara & Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I had such a great stay at Cuesta Arriba. SO good, that months later I am still thinking about it and day dreaming of being back there. I intended on staying only 2 nights then moving on, but ended up staying 7 nights. I stayed in the big, open room dormitory upstairs. It was by far one of the best...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Holaaaaaaaaaa!!! Thank you for your nice words! We are happy to know that you had such a nice experience with us. We hope you can make it back one day! Until then...have fun and enjoy the ride!!! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Martinez, Argentina
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The accommodations were great, the coffee and the toast a bonus, and in a great location right by the beach. Not to mention the good company and the 2 beautiful English Mastiffs. Cuesta arriba Hotel is the place to be if you want a chill holiday! I loved the swimmingpool it was very clean and it cooled us off even...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Carla!!! Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you back soon !!!!!!!!!!! Cheers Barbara & Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Colonial-style hotel surrounded by trees and tropical gardens with unique affordable rooms. The hotel features a communal kitchen,resting areas, hammocks and a sparkling pool in the landscaped garden. Complimentary coffee served at 8AM, free parking and Wireless is also offered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Address: 150 meters North From La Lora Amarilla, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM123 - RM304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Cuesta Arriba Bed And Breakfast Hostel
Cuesta Arriba Hotel Santa Teresa
Cuesta Arriba Hotel Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“top floor grand private room”
691warrens, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room had only mesh instead of glass, so road and other guest sounds could be annoying sometimes. If you want silence and don't mind paying a little more, get a room with A/C! ”
646elainei, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All are rooms are great. It depends what kind of traveler you are and what you are looking for.”
513marcor, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great location. Quiet. Cute. Clean. Affordable. PERFECT!”
  • Sunset at Playa Santa Teresa
  • Bedroom entrance. So nice to chill on these chairs!
melissacolleret, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room with a window”
Gillianmont, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
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