Nantipa is a word in the Chorotega Language that means Blue. The Chorotegans were the native tribe that inhabited the Nicoya Peninsula at the time Columbus and the Spaniards arrived in Costa Rica in the early 1500s. Nicoya is one of the World’s five Blue Zones, as recognized by UNESCO, for the healthy lives and longevity presented by its population.


Our concept combines a series of distinct features that makes the hotel unique in Costa Rica. Nantipa is the only boutique, luxury beachfront hotel, with independent bungalows and direct access to a vibrant surfer beach town with a plethora of options for dining out, shopping and nightlife.


Our mission is to combine World Class design with authentic Costa Rican hospitality right on one of the country’s top beaches. The vibrant and unique natural setting and the barefoot luxury feel of Santa Teresa provide the perfect setting to deliver unique and memorable experiences.



What We Love


•Modern architecture highlighting natural fabrics and costarican traditions.

•Beach front Manzú Restaurant, offering contemporary local cuisine.

•Beach front location as close to the ocean as legally possible.

•Most rooms feature full or partial ocean views.

•Oversized Bungalows between 65 square meters (700 square feet) and 80 square meters (800 square feet).

•Every unit has climate controls, cable TV with flat screens, working desk, small dining tables, hammocks, WiFi, minibar.

•Large pool with ocean views from infinity side.



In Nantipa, we honor our responsibility with the environment, please help us conserve and save energy as much as possible!


These are some of our conservation measures:

• Treated water is used to irrigate the gardens.

• All of our garden plants are endemic species.

• Our water heating system is solar-powered.

• We encourage guests to change the linens and towels every three days for every reservation.

• All of our rooms have intelligent A/C that detects movement, so it’s only used when necessary.

• In the mini bar, you will find an aluminum or glass water bottle for you to refill during your stay.

• We don’t use plastic straws in our restaurant nor rooms.

• When going to the beach, please do not collect shells, as it harms the environment causing habitat changes and beach erosion.


Hotel Nantipa offers 2 different room categories:


NANKU BUNGALOWS 65 square meters (700 square feet). Located in two separate buildings, each with four units. First and Second floor Nanku units offer a separate sleeping area with either one king bed or two queen beds, and a large living room space with a pullout sofa bed. Large bathroom and terrace or balcony complete the unit, which is ideal for couples and for families with children.


The other category ideal for couples, romantic getaway and a memorable honeymoon are the NINTA BUNGALOWS, 80 square meters (800 square feet) of luxury space with ample terraces, a 3.5 x 3.5 mt (10 x 10 ft) private pool, hammock, king bed and double indoor / outdoor shower. Our floor to ceiling glass doors open to the ocean views and sunset.


The host invites:

• Complimentary breakfast

• Local gift

• $100 F&B voucher for reservations of 4 nights or more.


Suites feature:

•Located 155 meters from the beach in a forested property

•A main pool is located in the center of the property

•An ample green and sand space for guest privacy

•A full beverage menu is available for pool-side service

•15 bungalows in which most of them feature full or partial ocean views, along with garden and pool views

•A restaurant located on the beach

•To its surroundings you can find bakeries, coffee shops, small malls, bars and more.

•Pets are not allowed


•Check in 15:00 hrs / Check out 12:00 hrs

Signature Cuisine

•Daily cocktail specials “Cocktail of the day”.

•Signature cocktails creatively using fresh local ingredients.

•Fresh ceviche’s.

•Contemporary local cuisine.

Off Site Activities

All activities featured include an additional cost

• Tambor Airport to Hotel transfers

• Surf lessons

• Cabo Blanco Wildlife Refuge day hike

• Horseback riding

• Canopy zip line tour

• Montezuma Waterfall

• Tortuga Island

• Sport fishing