Nantipa Hotel

Nantipa, is a luxury beachfront boutique hotel, nestled in the heart of Santa Teresa, a hidden gem on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. This idyllic destination combines barefoot luxury with the vibrant spirit of Pura Vida. The property spans approximately 450 feet of pristine beachfront, where deep blue waters meet lush tropical rainforests. Endorsed by Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel suits guests with a preference for smaller, independent hotels and personal service. There are a variety of excursions to discover the the beaches, rivers, mountains and forests of Costa Rica.


Nantipa meaning “Blue” in the native Chorotegan language, offers 19 guest bungalows scattered across a 2.3-hectare oasis. Most rooms boast ocean views, and some overlook the serene garden and pool. Standard rooms are set in two-storey blocks and referred to as ‘Nanku’ (meaning ‘home’), with spotless, minimalist quarters.

Food & Drink

Dining at Nantipa is an enchanting experience. The thatched open-air beachfront restaurant treats guests to Costa Rica-inspired cuisine, crafted from locally sourced ingredients. These feature plenty of seafood – grilled lobster, fresh seabass and tuna. Exquisite cocktails are mixed using local passion fruit, tamarind and watermelon. As the sun sets over the ocean, sip on hand-crafted cocktails and savour the moment.


For wellness seekers, Numu, an open-air jungle sanctuary, beckons. Enjoy signature treatments and massages. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking tranquility, Nantipa is a place where water, air, and hospitality blend seamlessly into an unforgettable Tico Experience.

Sustainability efforts

At Nantipa, sustainable luxury is a way of life. Plastics are used very sparingly, wastewater keeps the grounds looking lush, energy sensors manage lights, each room has a solar water heater. When it was built, just six trees were felled and were given new life as part of the construction; since then, endemic plants and trees have replaced them many times over. Local hires are a priority too.


"We loved it from the moment we flew in, our third truly memorable holiday with SLA"

J & K Cooper

"Tours we're all different and not one disappointed"

A tennant

"Hotel was fantastic the staff were efficient and helpful and the Xandari was quirky, a post modern experience"

J & K Cooper

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