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150 Meters Northwest Of Super Costa, Santa Teresa 60111 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#8 of 30 hotels in Santa Teresa
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Nantipa is located in the heart of Santa Teresa, a Costa Rican authentic beach town with its own unique culture and style. Many define Santa Teresa as the new home for Barefoot Luxury, combining World Class surfing conditions, great yoga studios and instructors, superb cuisine and great nature and parks, all in a relaxed atmosphere that depicts Costa Rica’s Pura Vida lifestyle. Nantipa is found 150 meters south of the main Plaza / School, in a property that spans from the main road to the beach, presenting 155 meters (approximately 450 feet) of beach line. The property is heavily forested and has direct access to two swimming spots – one with natural ocean pools that form in the low tide – and is within close walking distance to the best breaks and waves. Nantipa offers 19 guest bungalows scattered in a 2.3 hectare property with 155 meters of beachfront. Most rooms feature full or partial ocean views, along with garden and pool views. Manzu is the beachfront restaurant, featuring Costa Rican authentic cuisine and spectacular views of the beach, ocean and sunset.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Stacey wrote a review 2 Aug
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This hotel had a lovely intimate feel while still having all the amenities we needed as a family of 5. We spent time in the pool, enjoyed lovely breakfasts and dinners in the open air restaurant at tables in the sand and under the roof, and spent one evening sitting on the beach watching the sunset with cocktails/mock cocktails and snacks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus pool/bar food was all outstanding. The staff was lovely...one of my kids wondered aloud how everyone knew us after the second day, asking about a skinned knee or a tour we had gone on. Tours were amazing, especially the bioluminescent tour and the Tortuga Island snorkeling. Zip lining and jumping off rocks at Montezuma Falls also amazing. Rooms in Nanku Suites were wonderfully spacious, clean, and comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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KirstenParkes wrote a review Dec 2021
Golden, Canada5 contributions4 helpful votes
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I can’t rate Nantipa highly enough! The hotel is located on the beach, the grounds are absolutely beautiful. We watched the sunset everyday from the beachfront area. The rooms are great and well kept. The staff are attentive, organized and kind. They helped us book everything from domestic flights, surf lessons and a PCR test. Nantipa is the perfect destination if you want a relaxing beach vacation!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Harry Hartman, Propietario at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience
Responded 25 Jan 2022
Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you had a great time while at Nantipa. Please come back on your next trip to Santa Teresa. The Nantipa Team
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Vanessa W wrote a review Jul 2022
9 contributions4 helpful votes
This review is looong overdue! We actually stood at Nantipa in May 2021, and our family and friends still dream of this magical place. From the food, to the staff, to the views everything was top notch! The staff went out of their was to ensure we had everything we could ever asked for. They even hosted a movie and pizza for our kids on the beach while the adults had dinner. Some of the most comfortable beds and A/C rooms to retreat to after a day of adventuring. Santa Theresa has some of the freshest food and the people are all so friendly. We are dreaming of coming back soon!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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CocoCoco75 wrote a review Jul 2022
26 contributions13 helpful votes
Location -beautiful location -lovely room with a breathtaking view of the beach and incredible waves Attention to Detail -pool towels were old, unmatched and some had holes in them - yes, actual holes! Restaurant -great food and very attentive staff -this staff is a bit of an anomaly in comparison to the hotel staff - they stand out and I wanted to call out this service which was great! Hotel Staff -less than attentive in general - while poolside the pool beds were not set up throughout the day and, if done, sporadically - Also, sporadic food and beverage service and some days completely non-existent -unresponsive on WhatsApp as well which was their stated form of communication Overall, it was a nice hotel but not even close to a 4-star. I was surprised as I usually book hotels that come recommended by @mrsandmrssmith but, In this instance, they should seriously consider removing them until the hotel has a stronger management or leadership hand to improve things overall.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jake S wrote a review Jul 2022
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This is one of the best, if not the best, place I have ever stated with my family! The service was INCREDIBLY! And the rooms were spectacular, we stayed in Nanku 24. The pool was massive, at least 30 metres, and you can see massive lizards, monkeys and an armadillo right from the pool!!! The spa was cozy and calming, the treatments were exceptional! The only problem was you could hear the pool very well from the rooms. The Manzu restaurant was out of this world!!!!! After every meal I couldn't wait for my next! We were there for 5 nights and you cannot visit without having the Manzu Seabass on the lunch menu, the sliders from the pool and beach menu and the chunky monkey banana from the drink menu! The waiters and waitresses were so amazing they put thought into what would go well with your meal! And I cannot get over the service, it was OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!! There is so much to do!!! Book a couple of tours, such as the surfing and the hike in caba blanca!!! There are dogs around the restaurant so ask the waiters to remove them! I thought I should mention that there are not many mosquitoes, but still lots of wildlife!!! I even started learning Spanish! Just say "puedo tener" and then your meal!!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! You must go!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The floor of the pool is quite scratchy so avoid rubbing your foot on the bottom of the pool!
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Response from Harry Hartman, Owner at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you had a great time while at Nantipa and that you enjoyed our location and service. Please come back on your next trip to Santa Teresa. The Nantipa Team
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Angus McBride wrote a review Jul 2022
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This is a wonderful, wonderful place. Set among lush greenery, the rooms are beautifully clean well AC’d and stocked with traditional Costa Rican coffee maker and delicious coffee. The pool is luxurious also surrounded by lush plants. We saw howler monkeys climbing in the trees, humming birds and Armadillos in the undergrowth. Manzu restaurant at the front of the hotel on the beach has the most friendly welcoming team and a great selection of dishes vegetarian and from land and sea. You can sit under the covered restaurant roof or on the beach. The area: a walk along the beach, a surf lesson, a walk to the cool beach restaurants along the beach front at Santa Teresa, relaxing in the hammocks. It has everything. Luxury but a boho feel. Something for everyone to do. We loved every moment of our stay with the staff all so friendly and eager to help and assist. It would be unfair to single out names. They were all equally wonderful, welcoming, friendly. We are well travelled and the service here is the best service we have ever had both at the hotel itself and at the restaurant. We really can’t praise them highly enough. Thank you to you all. Angus, Ali, Kendra Felix and Jake.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Harry Hartman, Owner at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review!!! It was great having you stay with us and that you had such a wonderful experience. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Santa Teresa. The Nantipa Team
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carlyarmour wrote a review Jul 2022
Iowa City3 contributions
"Today you arrive as guests. Tomorrow, we hope you feel like family" - Shared during our tour upon arrival to celebrate our queer honeymoon and made us tear up. Staff truly cares about your experience and go out of their way to meet your needs including tailored tours to make your stay the true paradise experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: best views, private small pool, lovely room
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Francisco H wrote a review Jul 2022
Grecia, Costa Rica3 contributions
Is a hotel very contemporary, very comfortable and so private. I recommend it as an excellent place to rest and eat because the menu in Manzú restaurant was wonderful. Also it has a lot of efforts to be Sustainable.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you had a great time while at Nantipa and that you enjoyed our location and service, and also the gastronomic offer at Manzú. Please come back on your next trip to Santa Teresa. The Nantipa Team
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jose b wrote a review Jul 2022
guanacaste3204 contributions34 helpful votes
This is our third time at this quiet luxury beachfront hotel. This time we were celebrating our birthday. Great service. Super nice rooms. Quiet. Close to everything, but to be honest, I like to stay at Nantipa and relax there. We stayed in room 11, superb, surrounded by lush native tropical plants that make you feel as you are really secluded. We enjoyed our own private pool. The bed couldn't be better, super comfortable. Every detail from the room is just great. The beachfront restaurant Manzu is great for that sunset cocktail and food is great too. The food has the local touch. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Harry Hartman, Owner at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience
Responded 3 Jul 2022
Thank you for your review, and thank you for being part of our repeat guests. We hope to keep providing excellent experiences in the future!!! Please come back on your next trip to Santa Teresa. The Nantipa Team
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Drew K wrote a review Jun 2022
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My wife and I stayed at Hotel Nantipa for 5 days and were blown away by our experience. We stayed in a beachfront bungalow and instantly fell in love with the location, beach view, Manzu restaurant and overall hospitality / service provided by the staff. We are a very well traveled couple and Nantipa provided the best hospitality experience that we have had before. I would highly recommend staying there! We 100% plan on returning in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 3 Jul 2022
Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you had a great time while at Nantipa and that you enjoyed our location and service. Please come back on your next trip to Santa Teresa. The Nantipa Team
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$418 - $552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasSanta Teresa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
Nearby attractions include Playa Santa Teresa (0.5 km), Tica Surf Bikinis (0.7 km), and Bri'ah Art Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Tercer Ojo Costa Rica, Eat Street, and The Somos Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Does Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.