Where the ocean meets the mountains



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 fish, seasonal vegetables and freshly baked bread from local fisherman, farmers and bakers.

Villa Abbajabba

Villa Abbajabba is perfect for entertaining! Offering two spacious bedrooms, thisvilla is perfect for large families and friends. The master bedroom has a King bed while the guest bedroom has one double bed and three single beds. The authentic bath features a lovely couples shower. Double doors open into a large patio with views of our beutiful salt water pool. The grand outdoor kithen is full equipped. Wonderful for relaxing and enjoying the Pura Vida lifestlye.

Villa Viva

Private and tucked away this is one of our largest villas. Offering two hugebedrooms, this villa sleeps up to ten people. The master bedroom has a King bed, double bed and two single beds. The guest rooom
has two double beds. Double doors open onto a patio with outside bar and fully equipped outdoor kitchen. An excellent villa to relax and spend some time with family and friends.

Villa Chilli

This charming villa is a romantic spanish style poolside villa. Offering an air conditioned master bedroom with a double bed. The guest bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. This villa sleeps five comfortably. Villa Chili features high vaulted ceilings and a large bathroom giving it a spacious open feel. A private outdoor kitchen and dining area is surrounded by beutiful native flowers with a close view of our spectacular pool to enjoy tropical paradise.

Villa Helena

Visitors will feel right at home is this lovely villa. The airconditioned master bedroom has a King size bed and a single bed. The airconditioned guestroom has a double bed and includes indoor Kitchen efficiency. Accomadationg up to five people. Double doors lead to a secluded lounge patio, a tranquil place for dinning or relaxing. Helena looks out on to our amazing pool and the beutiful scenery of the Jungle.

Villa Toucan

Villa Toucan is perfect for a romanitc getaway! Sleeps two with a double bed, bathroom, and small kitchen. Sliding glass doors open onto a patio overlooking our salt water pool. Villa Toucan offers a privacy surrounded by faun and floura. A private paradise for two in beautiful Costa Rica.


With it’s 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 that 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.

  • Mark M.
    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.
  • Romana K.
    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!


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