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.



Nantipa offers 15 guest bungalows and suites 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. Every unit has climate controls, cable TV with flat screens, working desk, small dining tables, hammocks, WiFi, minibar.


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 for families with children. Nanku means home in Chorotega, and we aim to provide a home for guests in Santa Teresa. Total Units: 8.


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. Ideal for a romantic getaway and a memorable honeymoon. Ninta means beach in Chorotega, and five units are build as close to the beach as legally possible in Costa Rica, with direct access to the sand and surf. Total units: 7


Nantipa’s Restaurant (Manzu) is located on the beach, with direct views of the ocean and sunset. The main dining area features 15 tables that easily accommodate 50 guests, in a very cozy, inviting and relaxed ambiance. Mixology experts from the Mulburry Project have prepared creative and unique cocktails featuring Costa Rica’s tropical fruits and local liqueurs, inviting visitors to mingle, unwind and enjoy the natural beauty.

Dining menus feature Costa Rican inspired cuisine, with local ingredients and creative presentations. The omnipresent Ceviche assortment and the fresh grilled seafood are staples in our menu, that also features favorites like tacos, gallos, casados and other local delicacies.

Nantipa’s main pool is located in the center of the property, inviting all guests to spend relaxing time under the sun, in close proximity to the beach. The pool measures 270 square meters (2700 square feet) with sunbathing area of 305 square meters (3300 sq feet) . In addition, we have ample green and sand space for guest privacy, featuring chaise long and hammocks. A full beverage menu is available for pool-side service.

Nantipa offers limited Spa services in an open bungalow near the beach area. Plans for a full spa are set for phase two of the hotel.


  • ATV Montezuma Waterfall
  • Surfing lessons
  • Hikes in Cabo Blanco National Park
  • Hikes in Curu Reserve
  • ATV tours
  • Horseback riding tours on the beach
  • Canopy Tour
  • Tour to Tortuga Island


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.

Many well known restaurants featuring cuisine from many regions, along with bakeries, coffee shops, small strip malls and bars are found along the main road and on the beach side, giving guests a wealth of dining, shopping and nightlife alternatives.


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