The Latitude 10 resort in Santa Teresa is one of the most luxurious and secluded resorts in the country. Just past town on a natural road, the gate to the hotel is not marked. Upon arrival, you will be lead down a winding jungle path to the reception area/ open-air restaurant for check-in. With only 6 bungalows, privacy is a top priority. The two Master Suites have Venetian folding doors on 2 of the four walls so guests can be completely exposed to the beautiful environment while enjoying the views from their sitting area or king sized bed. The open-air bathrooms are surrounded by dense jungle, providing privacy and really make you feel at one with nature as you bathe beneath the sun, rain or stars under the giant shower head that emulates a tropical downpour.
The Hotel Blue Surf Sanctuary is for those who like to surf in luxury! The four exquisite bungalows are designed and furnished with taste and elegance, each in their own particular style. Their private and relaxing atmosphere will simply enchant you. Hand carved wood, soothing candles and the best in bedding all add up to make your stay at the Blue Surf Sanctuary as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. A private veranda at the entrance of each bungalow is perfect for relaxing or enjoying a cocktail at the end of a long surfing day. Hammocks are also hanging in the shade underneath the bungalows and are perfect for chilling out on a hot sunny and lazy afternoon.
The rooms are cheerfully set up and fully equipped with air conditioning, and they are designed to fit up to 4 people. They also include a ceiling fan and a safety box. There is free Internet access all over the property. One bungalow is specially designed to accommodate up to five people with one extra single bed. Each bathroom includes a stone hand-carved sink and gorgeous mosaic tiles. There is a communal kitchen that is available for the guests in the rancho, complete with cooking facilities and a fridge.
The pool, with its beautiful setting and design, is surrounded with long chairs where you can relax in this relaxing setting while admiring the wild birds flying by. There is a surfing school close by for those who want to perfect their skills, and various tours are available in town, whether local or further away, like a trip to Montezuma, for example. Scuba diving, horseback riding, boat trips are also available. Rates of $125 are based on two person occupancy with each additional guest paying an extra charge of $10, with a maximum of 5 guests per bungalow.
This exquisite and beautiful Esencia Hotel is located in one of the most sought after parts of Costa Rica: Mal Pais. The gorgeous pristine beach,is known as the Beach of Stars, for no other reason than many celebrities often visit the beach. It is no wonder why, as the spectacular sunsets, the incredible flora and fauna and great surfing all make of this little town the perfect holiday venue. Nearby Santa Teresa is one of the hottest surfing spot in Costa Rica.
The ten large villas at Hotel Esencia will take your breath away. Surrounded by amazing scenery, jungle, palms, coconuts, parrots, macaws, howler monkeys, humming birds, toucans and more, tropical flowers, sunshine and the magnificent sea, it will transport you to paradise. Each villa has either one or two bedrooms, a living area, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen, complete with electrical appliances. There is a safety box for your own peace of mind. The bathrooms all have a bathtub with hot water. The hotel also offers satellite TV and there are international lines should you need to call home.
The style of the hotel is Mediterranean, but the villas all have their own particular design and characteristics, each with its own theme color. Handmade candles and essential oils will help you relax in this beautiful and enchanting setting, with its teak furniture and precious wood ceiling. The pool is shaped sinuously, in harmony with its surroundings. There is a mini gym in a little ranchito, or if you prefer you can take a stroll in the gardens where a large variety of palms and tropical multicolored flowers have been arranged. The intimate lighting at night will help you finish the day as if in a fairy tale.
Rates are priced per person: The Open Space Villas are all fully equipped and feature 1 king size and 2 single beds. Prices vary according to season, from $80 to $125 for a single, $40 to $62.50 for a double, $31.67 to $46.67 triple and $27.50 to 38.75 for a quadruple. Children up to 9 years pay $7.00 with a maximum of two per accommodation.
The two bedroom villa rates are as follows: $125.00 to $175.00 single, $62,50 to $87.50 for a double, $41.67 to $58.33 triple and $31.25 to $43.75 for quadruple. Children up to 9 years pay $7.00 with a maximum of two per accommodation.
The Vista de Olas Hotel means “View over the Waves”. This charming little hotel, located in Mal Pais, will truly offer you everything you need, with its tremendous views and excellent service. It offers privacy, calm and tranquility, and gorgeous sunsets that will mesmerize you every night. The hotel has over 10 acres of pristine forest, with the most exuberant tropical flora and fauna for you to admire, along with wild birds and multicolored flowers that will take your breath away.
The hotel has six charming and luxurious bungalows all with a stunning view over the ocean. Each bungalow is decorated tastefully with mosaics, and has large windows for lots of sunlight. The large canopy-style beds are irresistibly romantic, and it may be hard to pull yourself out of them in the mornings. The sound of the waves will soon have you up and about, breakfasting in the ranchito by the pool, taking a stroll or out surfing. The bungalows all have ceiling fans, hammocks for relaxing, a safety deposit box, a fridge and a coffee-maker. The hotel has a laundering service for guests to use. There is a charming outdoor patio where you can relax and look at the sea.
The accommodations are beautifully decorated with tropical hard wood in harmony with the nature that surrounds them. The infinity pool, with its long wooden lounge chairs and its wonderful Jacuzzi, the gorgeous Wave Restaurant where you can enjoy a simple salad, a dish of delicious fish or a tasty deli sandwich, together with the incredible setting in front of a pristine beach all add up to make your stay a memorable one. The area also has many activities to choose from, such as scuba diving, boat trips, horseback riding, etc. There is an excellent golf course nearby, and it goes without saying that surfing is on!
Rates vary according to season, going from $43.33 to $120.00 in the dry season, and from $33.33 to $90.00 in the rainy season, Children under 10 are free, and there is a maximum occupancy of 3 per bungalow.
Filed under: Mal Pais and Santa Teresa on May 21st, 2008