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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Beach
“The legendary nightlife of Santa Teresa is a 10-minute drive from the Zopilote Surf Camp. It’s numerous bars, restaurants and beach clubs will undoubtedly satisfy your party craving”
  • 22 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Beach
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“Banana Beach Bar is a great place to watch the sunset while enjoying their 2 for 1 cocktails.”
  • 10 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
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“Try the veggie Spring Rolls for an appetizer and Grandma's Pork for your entree! I don't usually ever order pork, but here...it's a must.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Perfect spot for a sunset drink and dinner. Super chill with amazing beach front views. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Pick up groceries on you way through town. They have everything you need. Produce, meats, snacks, wine/beer. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ocean front Mexican grill, location is beautiful right on the waters edge with a very tasty menu and cocktails. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great, healthy food options for breakfast, lunch, post-surf. Vegan/Vegetarian options. Fantastic smoothies and juices”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The place is an ideal destination for those who want to have Italian and Mediterranean cuisines during their tropical holiday. They have a wide range of Italian and Mediterranean dishes as well as local cuisine. The mouth-watering, healthy and fresh food at Al Chile Viola Restaurant is expertly prepared by a professional Italian chef called Emiliano Franceschini with the help of his wife, Luz. The staff of Al Chile Viola Restaurant is extremely cordial and multilingual. Candles and crimson-hued lighting make this restaurant ideal for dates. Start things off right with a bottle of red and the beef carpaccio, and be sure to check the chalkboard for mouthwatering specials like sea bass rolled”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Nice place for having breakfast and lunch. Plenty of really healthy and tasty things on the meny.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pizza Tomate is very close (walking distance) to Villa Lior. The food is awesome and they tend to have live music. I recommend everything from Pizza to the Burger! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best burgers in town. Great fish tacos and other fish dinners. Casados are also excellent. Awesome portions and great service. They also deliver. One of the first restaurants in town. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“A really nice mom & pop organic produce store. Very nice selection of organic veggies, fruits, grass fed beef and free range chicken. Tons of other yummy goodies to choose from!!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“This is more of a local cantina, if you like dancing they have reggae nights and live music too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Ginger Cafe has great breakfasts and the best coffee in town. The place has been here for many years and is owned by very friendly Italians. Great atmosphere!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“We can't resist the selection of the delicious smoothies here. The 'Olam Breakfast' is perfect to get your day started.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“Best Local restaurant in Town, only 1 minute walking away. Best Casados, Gallos Pinto. ”
  • 6 locals recommend