Offering distinguished generosity to both man and nature, Hotel Nantipa masterfully blends luxury with bohemian flair. 

Located in the heart of the surfing haven of Santa Teresa, on the Nicoya Peninsula, Hotel Nantipa fulfils its luxury status with the help of its intimate beachfront situation.

Hotel Nantipa has spectacular ocean views and is located on the beautiful white sands of Santa Teresa Beach

Nantipa embodies Costa Rica’s characteristic range in eco-system, capturing the unification of beaches and rainforests, as it sits peacefully between green and blue. The name ‘Nantipa’ translates to ‘blue’ in the native Chorotegan language, this detail exhibiting a profound admiration of the wild allure of the Pacific Ocean, which washes upon the shores of Santa Teresa Beach.

The authentic “Tico Beach experience” is embraced by Nantipa, as the hotel staff are accustomed to physical well-being and mental nourishment, which is propelled by communion with nature. The portion of Santa Teresa Beach encased by Hotel Nantipa flexes idyllic conditions for zestful surfers, accompanied by a tender breeze to gratify your sun-soaked leisurely days. To help satisfy your Costa Rica bucket list, the hotel provides personal concierges to guide your choice of available crafted tours and experiences. Whether you crave a journey through the nearby Cabo Blanco National Park or a thrilling zipline across Montezuma Waterfalls, Nantipa encourages you to release your adventurous side.

You will quickly become familiar with Hotel Nantipa’s dedication to the flourishment of Nicoya’s stunning biodiversity and natural beauty. Mankind unites with the natural world here, as Nantipa even played a part in the introduction of Macaws to the local ecosystem. 


The Hotel

Four types of accommodation make Nantipa perfect for both a romantic couples retreat and a family holiday, with all room types presenting you with generous space, boasting a rainfall shower and king and queen-sized beds. Wherever you choose to stay, tropical flora frames your private terrace to induce a secluded jungle feel, transporting you from the business of back home as you sip your morning coffee.  

The Beachfront or Garden View Bungalows are ideal for family bonding, granting you a private plunge pool and an outdoor shower to sustain your thirst for sun-soaked serenity. Nantipa nurtures the importance of intimacy, offering private breakfasts and star-lit dinners upon your homely terrace, making those cherished family moments even more special.

With two floors and 380 square meters of space, home is where your heart is when you stay in Nantipa’s Beachfront Villa: a lap of luxury like no other. The Villa backs directly onto the warm sands of Santa Teresa Beach, accessorising your blissful evenings with a picturesque sunset vista. A fully equipped kitchen, enhanced by glossy surfaces, means you can enjoy unperturbed opulence whilst also indulging in homely comforts. 


Nantipa’s exclusive Numu Wellness Center is its crowning glory, offering endless opportunities to help you find your personal peace as you soak in the surrounding tropical paradise. The centre boasts an eccentric menu of zen activities, including private yoga sessions, a guided meditation session, life coaching and even sound therapy.  

The main pool on the property is spacious, quiet and uncrowded. The cactus and palm garden encircling it accompanies your lazy days with green comforts and tropical scenes. 


Hotel Nantipa celebrates the indigenous Chorotegan culture, carefully designing Manzú Restaurant with a rustic elegance. Its al fresco beachfront fashion, welcoming staff and open-kitchen style complement a unique menu of international cuisine with a Tico twist, all utilising fresh, local ingredients.

Nantipa Bar serves flavourful, signature cocktails until late, even offering mixology classes upon booking!

How this resort makes your trip more responsible

As well as closely embracing the natural world, Hotel Nantipa is a friend to nearby communities, as local bakers and fishermen are closely connected to the hotel kitchen. All ingredients are locally sourced, extending to organic produce. A daily beach clean-up exhibits Nantipa’s authentic efforts to maintain the health of its surrounding eco-systems, welcoming you as a guest to join the programme and be rewarded for it with a tropical smoothie!

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