Ten minutes from the surf and wellness haven of Santa Teresa on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, Latitude 10 Resort embodies laid-back luxury and provides travelers with a secluded retreat in which to relax and disconnect. Five Balinese-inspired private casitas, feature open-air lodgings, private decks and outdoor showers. Though the casitas are immersed within the privacy of the tropical coastal rainforest, Latitude 10 features direct beach access. Guests can relax with a book in the beachfront hammocks and loungers or explore the nearby world-class surf breaks with ideal surf conditions throughout the year. This is shoes-off luxury, offering privacy and an attentive, friendly and discreet staff instead of the pretense of some high-end larger resorts. Common guest areas include a clubhouse, restaurant and lounge that serves excellent locally inspired dishes and specialty cocktails, an open-air yoga and wellness center, a tranquil chemical-free pool, and a beautifully maintained beachfront. Complimentary boogie boards, snorkeling gear and bicycles are available and the staff is happy to arrange transfers into town, surfing lessons, zip lining, horseback riding and hiking excursions for interested guests.
Because of the small size of the resort, Latitude 10 is ideal for a private family getaway or group wellness retreat. Children 11 and under are welcomed free of charge and a small additional guest room can be reserved for a nanny, yoga instructor or tour escort.
Master Suites (2) Premium Junior Suites (1) Junior Suites (2) Guest Room (1)
Bed & Breakfast
Yes, Throughout and Complimentary
Open Year Round
Traveller Made, Andrew Harper Travel Alliance
Massages + Select Face & Body Treatments
Pool, Beachfront Service
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$310 per room per night (Junior Suite)
$410 per room per night (Junior Suite)
$590 per room per night (Junior Suite)
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Children 11 and under are free of charge when sharing a room with two adults. An additional person 12 and over is $100 per night. Rates do not include government taxes of 13%. Cost to book the full resort starts at $2,000 per night for up to 18 guests + tax and varies by season.
LOCATION: santa teresa, costa rica
Closet Domestic Airport:
Tambor (TMU) is served by both Nature Air and Sansa with daily service to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR). Direct flights between either San Jose or Liberia and Tambor take approximately 35 minutes.
Both San Jose and Liberia have international airports with multiple daily flights between Costa Rica and North America. Domestic flights on Nature Air or Sansa typically depart from a separate terminal.
Most guests access Latitude 10 Resort by flying between San Jose or Liberia and Tambor.
For an additional fee, Latitude 10 will arrange a transfer from the Tambor Airstrip to the resort, which is a 50 minute drive. For guests not used to navigating unpaved roads in Latin America, this option is recommended.
It's also possible to reach Latitude 10 by car + ferry if coming from San Jose or car only if traveling from Liberia and Guanacaste. If this is of interest please inquire for specific road conditions and route recommendations.
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WHEN TO VISIT
Costa Rica has two well defined seasons; the dry season from December to April and Rainy Season or 'Green Season' from May to November. However, the rain, especially on the Pacific coast, typically occurs during the afternoon or evening. Warm temperatures are characteristic throughout the year making the Nicoya Peninsula and Costa Rica a good option for travel year-round.
The Nicoya Peninsula & the Pacific Coast experience a short mid-year mini-dry season towards the end of July and beginning of August. Rainfall typically decreases significantly for three or four weeks, especially in the northern Pacific, making this a great time to plan summer family vacations. September & October typically experience the most rain, but crowds are significantly less during this 'Green Season.' Wildlife tends to be very active around this time; the vegetation is lush and vibrant, the evening rains create spectacular sunsets and excellent discounted rates are available.
Latitude 10 Resort is an excellent choice for families seeking a relaxing beach getaway within nature. Children 11 and under are free of charge when sharing a room with two adults. Situated literally steps from the sand, the resort boasts great beach access and a wonderful shaded lounging area with chairs, beds, hammocks and drink service. The beach immediately in front of the resort is not recommended for swimming at high tide, but at low tide the ocean retreats to reveal hundreds of tide pools, many bathtub and swimming pool sized. These create ideal swimming holes for young guests to safely take a dip without the fear or waves or practice snorkeling with gear borrowed from the resort.
Children will delight in the open-air nature of the casitas, particularly the outdoor showers that are completely surrounded by the rainforest. Birds, monkeys and reptiles make daily appearances. A variety of books and games are available in the clubhouse and family-friendly surf lessons can easily be arranged with a local instructor. Further afield, guests can opt to join a guided zip lining canopy excursion in Mal País, swim in the pools below Montezuma Waterfall, partake in a boat trip to snorkel at Isla Tortuga or paddle a kayak through the mangrove forests and crystal clear waters of Curu Wildlife Refuge where sea turtles, monkeys and Scarlet Macaws are frequently spotted. Latitude 10 can arrange for any of these experiences as part of a small group or on a private basis which is suggested for families with younger children. Excursion reservations are recommended in advance prior to guest arrival.
On-site the resort also has a chemical free-pool and offers boogie boards, snorkel gear, and bicycles for complimentary guest use. Latitude 10 also frequently offers complimentary yoga classes, beach BBQs, Spanish lessons, opportunities to participate in beach clean ups and cooking lessons focused on traditional Costa Rican dishes such as patacones. During the high season, guests can walk down the beach to Rocamar, a beachfront restaurant hosting Sunday sunset bonfires that are family-friendly and popular with local residents.
RECOMMENDED LENGTH OF STAY
As Latitude 10 Resort and Santa Teresa require a little bit of effort to reach, a stay of at least three nights is recommended. Four or five nights will allow guests to explore much of the surrounding area on excursions but still provide for some down time at the resort to relax on the beach or by the pool, read a good book, surf and practice yoga and engage in wellness treatments. It is not uncommon or repeat travelers to Costa Rica to spend the entirety of a week-long trip at Latitude 10.
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
The open-air concept of the casitas allow guests of Latitude 10 Resort to exist completely in harmony with nature.
No trees were felled during the construction on the Resort, so the surrounding rainforest is full of wildlife. Howler monkeys, herons, woodpeckers, anteaters, iguanas and armadillos are frequently spotted as well as a wide variety of birds.
The Nicoya Peninsula is one of five global "Blue Zones" where residents live longer, healthier and happier lives. Latitude 10 lies towards the southern end of this zone and is an excellent base from which to discover the Costa Rican philosophy of pura vida.
Several world-class surf breaks are found within minutes of Latitude 10, offering year-round surfing conditions that range from experts-only to beginner friendly.
While yoga and surfing are main attractions of the area, you don't have to be skilled at either to enjoy Latitude 10. The resort offers guests a variety of experiences, from casual Spanish lessons to cocktail making classes to beach BBQs highlighting Costa Rican culture. Guests here also have the permission to relax and recharge on their own schedule.
BEST COMBINED WITH
Latitude 10 Resort is ideal as either a stand-alone destination for a week-long stay in Costa Rica focusing on surf, sun, yoga and relaxation or as part of a longer trip. Short flights on Sansa or Nature Air connect Santa Teresa and the Nicoya Peninsula to the rest of Costa Rica so 3 or 4 nights at Latitude 10 also combine well with 3 or more nights exploring the lowland tropical rainforest of the Pacific Coast or a few nights in the Central Highlands for an itinerary that includes both 'beaches and rainforests' or 'beaches & volcanos'.