I spent 2 marvelous weeks at Villa Estrella with my wife and 2 kids. In the middle of the jungle with a view on the ocean, but 10 minutes by car from Santa Teresa, this villa is the perfect place if you're looking to have best of both worlds : calm and access to the beach, surfing and human activities of Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. The house is big, convenient and the owners and employees are really helpful! We felt so great there that we even got married on the hill up to the house where the owners of Hacienda Okhra organize farm-to-table dinners with the products they grow. We'll be back!