YOUR OWN PRIVATE VILLA
Experience Costa Rica in your own private villa tucked away high in the mountains of Ojochal. Minutes away from the beach, shops and restaurants.
Feel safe and secure in our gated community. Enjoy the large fresh water cascading pool, swim in cave, swim up bar and children’s pool. Relax with a deep massage from our certified therapist. Be creative in your private kitchen and dine on fresh locally caught fish, seasonal vegetables and freshly baked bread from the local French baker.
OJOCHAL — A HIDDEN GEM
With its beautiful beaches and magnificent mountains, Ojochal is a hidden gem located on the south central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica thirty kilometers from Dominical. Expats from Italy, Germany, Canada, France and the U.S. call the town home. You’ll find everything you need, from: supermarkets, restaurants, activities and nightlife.
Easily travel here from San Jose by booking a rental car or riding one of the many bus lines. Santerras is 15 km south of Uvita at kilometer marker 175. Turn left into the village of Ojochal and follow the road 3 km up to the school. At the school turn left over the bridge and follow for 1.5 km to the Rio Tortuga bridge. Go over the bridge and follow 300m up the hill to the junction. From the junction you can see Santerras on the left side.
Global cuisine available in paradise
Diverse dining options ensure something for everyone. Over 21 options to choose from and 5 restaurants with Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence. Known as a destination for Foodies. You won’t go hungry.
Top rated restaurant Exotica mixes French, European and Vietnamese fusion for tastes that are simply amazing. Citrus is a great jungle find that specializes in French cuisine. And Yang Yang makes awesome smoothies and accommodate vegan and vegetarians. Looking for something a little more adventurous? Visit Tilapias El Pavon and hike to the waterfall then fish for your meal.
Adventures for families and thrill seekers
Make your vacation one to remember by challenging yourself to one of Costa Rica’s recreational pursuits. Zip line through the jungles on a Osa Canopy Tour — one of the biggest and best in Costa Rica.
Explore our natural habitat and see the diverse creatures who call it home by joining one of the many popular Eco Tours. Cruise through the brackish rivers by boat or cross the lands on ATVs. Water lovers can snorkel on Cano island or Marino Ballena. Ride the waves and learn to surf at Play Uvita. For those who like to fish, some of the best sport fishing in Costa Rica happens here in the Osa Peninsula.
Beaches, waterfalls, jungles and more
Relax and reenergize by spending the day on one of the many local beaches the line the coast. The Ojochal-Uvita area is known for having some of the most beautiful and unusual beaches in Costa Rica including Playa Ventanas, a secluded sandy beach that forms a bay; and Playa Uvita, a sandbar in the shape of a Whale’s Tail that forms a beach during low tide.
Experience local waterfalls the “Cascadas” owned by a wonderful family who will invite you into their home. If you are more adventurous, plan a hike or horseback tour of the Nauyaca Waterfalls, one of the top 5 waterfalls in the country.
NEXT LEVEL RELAXATION
Recharge your body with a deep connective tissue massage without leaving Santerras. Helena Lancinger has over 30+ years of experience and is a registered massage therapist. She has worked extensively in Europe and North America. Let her help you take relaxation to the next level.
Specialities include Swedish Massage, Sport Massage and Physiotherapy including Joint Mobilization. $40 per hour. Book on premises 24 hours ahead.
Book your massage online by using the form at the bottom of this page. If your currently staying with us. Just ask and we will arrange everything for you.
Ojochal, with its diverse landscape is a magical place. The beaches, like Playa Ventanas, are gorgeous. The mountains are spectacular. There is no place like it in Costa Rica. Villas Santerras is in the heart of this jewel of a vacation destination. The villas are beautiful, the pool is divine and Danny and Louie really make you feel like family. The area feels safe and there is lots to explore, places to eat and people to meet.
We are a family of adventurers who like to tread off the beaten path and create unique experiences with our kids. We spent three weeks living at Villas Santerras, spending our days at the beaches, zip lining or hiking to the beautiful nearby waterfalls. The town of Ojochal has everything you need to make yourself at home, including a baker from France! Danny and Louie are great guys who got along great with our kids. We can’t wait to go back and visit them again on our next family trip!
Meet Danny & Louie
Building paradise where the ocean meets the mountains
Hi we’re Danny and Louie, two Czech born Canadians who fell in love with Costa Rica. We’re both craftsman who came to Ojochal and built Villas Santerras so we could enjoy the country with our friends, family and travellers from around the world. We chose Ojochal because there is nowhere else like it — the mountains, the ocean, its a sight to behold.
By trade we are builders, the attention to detail we put into our work makes us artists. Santerras is our work of art. We took great pride in building a private jungle paradise. We chose the location because Ojochal has everything you need to make yourself at home. It provides the perfect mix of adventure without having to worry about anything.
If you have any questions about the area, availability or anything else, send us an email by using the form below.