Latitude 10 Resort

Latitude 10 is a barefoot paradise set on a seven-acre beachfront property, along one of the best surf beaches of Costa Rica, Santa Teresa. While riding the waves is a natural reason for visiting this secluded golden sand spot, Latitude 10 also promises wonderful beach horseback rides, magnificent sunsets, and self-indulgent tide pools filled with darting fishes.With just five stand-alone villas, Latitude 10 provides an experience that is both personal and intimate. The villas highlight the grandeur of the Costa Rican plantation houses, their quiet style and elegance.


Inside each villa, an eclectic tropical-colonial atmosphere reigns; an exquisite interior design with lots of finely handcrafted wooden details, dark wood French doors-some of them with green and yellow colored glass, native art, and canopy beds decorated with bright hand-woven indigenous textiles. Private verandas attached to each suite offer a secluded spot to relax while taking in the breathtaking views. There is an open-sky bath hidden in a tropical courtyard, which bids to be the ultimate extravagance. Open dining and sitting areas provide the perfect place to watch the sunset. Deep couches and low wooden tables open up onto majestic views of the golden beach. In front of it, an infinity pool merges into the ocean and beckons like a cool oasis in a shady green garden.

What We Love


All villas have private outdoor spaces with views of the lush gardens and Santa Teresa beach. It is located in a beachfront private reserve where guests can easily spot howler monkeys, iguanas, and an array of birds. The staff is very friendly and makes you feel at home. Bathrooms are completely open-sky, and guests feel immersed in the jungle. At night the staff lights rooms with dozens of candles and lanterns, which makes it very cozy and romantic.

Press and Awards

Winner of the 2008 Grand Award in the International Class for second homes. Travel and Leisure, winner of the 2010 Global Vision Award for Environmental Leadership. Winner of Conde Nast World Saver Award 2010.



The resort is highly committed to environmental practices. It was constructed without disturbing the jungle, and organic water usage is carefully managed, waste is recycled, and biodegradable cleaning products and toiletries are used. The resort runs community education programs focused on sustainability, and more than 90% of the staff come from the local area


The deeply atmospheric villas highlight the grandeur of the Costa Rican plantation houses, their quiet style and elegance. Inside each villa, high ceilings, polished concrete floors, wooden French doors, native art and bright woven textiles envelope the eclectic ambiance, in a sense of simple sophistication.Spacious verandas attached to each suite offer a secluded spot to relax while taking in the breathtaking views. An awe-inspiring open-sky shower in the middle of a tropical garden offers an indulgent experience.


When the night falls, guests will snuggle down in their romantic canopied bed and listen to the sounds of nature all around them.Suites feature: Queen size bed, Private porches with cozy chairs and hammocks, Open-sky bath in a private garden, 300 count Egyptian cotton bed linens, Hypo allergenic pillows and safe deposit box. The host invites: Daily homemade breakfast , Welcome drinks, Twice-daily housekeeping service and coffee and tea

Suites feature:

Latitude 10 is the perfect place to take some time out and relax. Whether jogging on the beach, lying by the pool, or enjoying fresh cut fruit, we hope you begin to unwind and feel more in touch physically and mentally.   We offer private yoga classes, soothing massages, and spa treatments in MERIDIAN, our open-air studio overlooking the ocean. We are happy to work with you to design a package of services to maximize your wellbeing. Please also take note of our health specials that are programs uniquely designed to nurture and cleanse you.

Signature Cuisine

Gourmet meals are served in an open-air lounge overlooking the scenic natural surroundings. It's the kind of place where monkeys and iguanas pass by as you dine on world-class meals and sip fine wines with the Pacific as your background.The restaurant serves complimentary breakfast, including fresh tropical fruits and local favorites like Gallo Pinto and eggs, and burritos. French chef, Sebastien, cooks his wonders with freshly caught seafood and organic vegetables. He will surprise guests with dishes like Pacific Shrimp with flaky puff pastry in a curry sauce, or fresh sea bass served with a puree of root vegetables, wild mushrooms and carrots..  

Off Site Activities

Cocktail-making lessons:  Guests will enjoy a cocktail lesson at Latitude 10's beachfront clubhouse. The hotel's barman will teach guests how to make 5 Costa Rican tropical cocktails.

Bonfire at the beach:  Guests will enjoy a wonderful, cozy night at the beach next to a bonfire. It includes a bottle of red or white wine.Tours available leaving from Malpais / Santa Teresa