Alaska Airlines to Costa Rica

It’s always great to see a new airline offering flights to Costa Rica! It means any trip from the Pacific Northwest just got a lot easier. With direct flights from Los Angeles – San Jose and Los Angeles – Liberia, getting to Costa Rica has never been easier.

Flights will be available for purchase for the new Costa Rica routes starting May 21, 2015 pending approval by the Costa Rican civil aviation authorities

– Read more on AlaskaAir.com

Alaska flights

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Another happy guest living the “Pura Vida” at Latitude 10 Resort

Brightly colored sunsets adorn our evening skies here in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.  Yellow, orange, blue, purple, pink and more are the colors that you can find in these lovely sunsets.

We incite you to lie down on our hammocks and enjoy the Pura Vida life style at Latitude 10 Resort.  Every evening enjoy with this beautiful view and a fresh fruit smoothie.

Good surf, wellness and romance are all available at Playa Santa Teresa’s boutique hotel, Latitude 10 Resort.

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The Greatest Green Family Vacation of the World!

View of Playa Manzanillo, Costa Rica while horseback riding

Latitude 10 and its sister hotels in the Cayuga Collection are inviting you to come down south and help us create the greatest green and sustainable family vacation in the world! You an apply through the Cayuga Collection website to help us with this vision.

Latitude 10 is a perfect family destination, with activities for everyone from 2 to 99, plus our exclusive casitas allow you and your family to relax with privacy after a day of playing in the sun.

What can be more fun than catching your first wave with your son or daughter after one of our beginner surfing lessons!?

We recognize the power that a holiday can have on a family’s happiness and furthermore, we have seen first hand how a sustainable family vacation can leave a lasting impact on the environmental habits of the participants and we want your help to show others how green we can be.

Kayaking in Curu Bay, Costa Rica

Our participating properties are:
Lapa Rios Eco Lodge on the Osa Peninsula: Literally in the middle of the rainforest, surrounded by nature and wildlife, a true tropical Costa Rican experience.
Harmony Hotel Nosara: Laid back with yoga and spa for mum, amazing beach and surfing for everyone else, and the juice bar and sushi bar are not to be missed!
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Inn: Amazing culinary tours, birding, volcanoes, cloud forests and zip lines close at hand.
Arenas del Mar Resort in Manuel Antonio: The best of both worlds, with rainforests and ocean on either side, full service spa, and outstanding food.
Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Lake Nicaragua: Choose a lake experience, with swimming, kayaking volcano explorations, exploring the streets of nearby Granada and Baseball with the local kids.
• Latitude 10 Resort in Santa Teresa: Family Surf Vacation or some horseback riding along the beach. Staying in your own private casita has many perks.
Hotel Grano de Oro in San Jose: Exploring the vibrant capital city of Costa Rica,

colonial charm with museums, theater and great restaurants close by.
You can apply here and deadline is May 17th.

 

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Green love during the Green Season

Enjoying the sunset looking out from Latitude 10

Enjoying the sunset looking out from Latitude 10

Do you dream with a beach wedding in an idyllic paradise?

Latitude 10 is here to make your dreams come true, as a small eco resort we can give you our full attention and create the perfect ceremony and Honey Moon for you and your partner. More and more couples from around the world are choosing Costa Rica to tie the knot as  natural wonders coexist with first class  luxury and personalized services.

Latitude 10 is the perfect example of this and we can create a honeymoon experience tailored for you. In and around the resort you will find ample hiking, surfing, snorkeling trips, deep-sea fishing, adventure tours, local cuisine and wildlife sightings while at the same time you can just retreat to your casita and enjoy a private moment surrounded by nature.

Celebrating Valentine's Day with a private dinner in Costa Rica

The green season is also starting on May 1st and that means that we will be offering value rates  all the way until October 31st. Furthermore, during the green season, for every three nights you book you get a fourth one on us.

Come celebrate with us, let us be the backdrop to this chapter of your love story.

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Surf Series- Buying your First Surfboard

Surfing in Santa Teresa

You have taken a few surfing lessons where you borrowed a board form your instructor and you just loved it,  now you have decided to take on surfing full on and you want to purchase your own surfboard but do not know where to start.

The surf shop is overwhelming and the rows and rows of shine surfboards just look impossible to navigate, the sales rep will probably try to help you but you never know if what they are trying to sell you is the best fit for you or for their bottom line.

This is why it is important to arrive at any surf shop with a good idea on the basics you need as a beginner and what you do not need.

Surfing at Latitude 10

Our suggestions are:

  • Your Surfboard should be at least a foot to up to a foot and a half taller than you.
  • The Surfboard should be a “funboard” that means in the middle between a longboard and a shortboard.
  • Go to a Standard 20 to 22 Inch width.
  • Do not get a board with 2 fins, they are difficult to learn on, get a single fin or a three fin. this will also help your pocket and when you are ready to move on to the next skill level you can choose a new shiny surfboard to match your new skill set.

Over all make sure that your first surfboard is comfortable, think function before looks!

 

 

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Latitude 10 a private, active, perfect honeymoon spot for Valentine’s Day.

A couple from Canada enjoying Latitude 10's exclusivity.

A couple from Canada enjoying Latitude 10’s exclusivity.

Latitude 10 prides itself for being THE surfing resort in Costa Rica. Our beaches have the best waves in the region and surfers from all over the world come to our resort to take advantage of our great playground.

Our playground is also perfect for newlyweds who look for an active option for their honeymoon plans while also being able to have a private retreat after the day’s activities. A day at Latitude 10 is a mix of luxury, adventure and respect for the environment, and when you are done with surfing, horseback riding, hiking, trekking and swimming  and ready to rest you have your own private Casita.

Each of the Casitas are located a reasonable distance from each other, and once inside you can enjoy your time with your loved one with out any distractions from the outside world.

There is also no television or internet inside any of our Casitas, we want to make sure that you are present at all moments and really enjoy your first days as a married couple together.

Furthermore, the green season is coming up and this is a perfect time to book your honeymoon trip for as there is less traffic through the resort and you will surely have the most private retreat you can imagine.

The progression of learning to surf at Latitude 10

 

 

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Of Sharks and Turtles

Baby turtles hatching at Latitude 10 Resort, Santa Teresa

Wildlife marvels us everyday in Costa Rica, here, we get to experience first hand the way of life of the different species that make our small nation their home. Sometimes, we even get lucky enough and get to watch how some animals have developed their own strategies to cope with the challenges life brings up.

Turtle at Latitude 10

Turtles and Sharks are both inhabitants of the Costa Rica’s ocean waters, Latitude 10 has it’s own share of Turtles and Turtle nests, and you can see how they “interact” in this amazing video where a sea turtle avoids being a shark’s dinner by using its shell and swimming around the shark in very tight circles, circles that the shark cannot match.

This video was filmed by Pretoa, an organization dedicated to the protection of Sharks and Turtles in Costa Rica  and gives us  another taste of the wonders of Costa Rica’s wildlife.

Video:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11276005/Watch-How-turtles-outsmart-sharks.html

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Surfing Tips Series-Advanced Surfing Tips

Surfing in Santa Teresa

So far we have covered beginner and intermediate level surfers in our surfing tips series, today we will focus on those surfers that come to Latitude 10 with a good grasp on surfing and wanting to take it to the next level. Therefore, our next set of surfing tips is for the intermediate advanced and advanced surfing crowd.
These tips will help you get the most of our waves at Latitude 10 on your upcoming visit.
1-Pick the right surfboard for the right wave. With two or three surfboards, advanced surfers have wider choices for specific wave types. Additionally, get the right fin setup for a determined ocean condition to surf with the best possible stick (wax) under your feet.
2-Broaden the working area on the wave face. Get your performances to higher levels with bottom-to-top and top-to-bottom surfing. Extend the wave face area in which you complete your roundhouse cutback and snap off the top, with extreme bottom turns and over-the-lip tail slides.
3-Adjust your feet while riding the wave. If you’re surfing with static feet, there’s something wrong. When you attack the lip of the wave, try to move your back foot to the tail of the surfboard so that you can turn it fast.
4-Eye your target. After taking off, your eyes are your steering wheel. Move your head towards your next goal. Set a target with your eyes and get there fast.

This is it for now, stay tuned for more surfing tips and information!

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Get Active! and then relax…

Plastic bottle campaign at Latitude 10 Resort

Here, at Latitude 10,  we pride ourselves for having the best combination  of Rest & Relaxation and Adventure Travel experiences in Costa Rica. The property is lucky to be situated in Santa Teresa, home of some of the best waves in the Pacific Coast along with a beautiful rainforest that covers miles and miles around our property.

The best part of being right in between the Pacific Coast and the rain forest is that not only can you surf but there are other several activities like canopying or horse back riding in the rainforest and the beach that will make you forget the concrete jungle.

You will be pretty tired after a full day with us, and that is where our spa services, restaurant and bar will take care of recharging you for a new day of adventure.

This holiday and high season are a great time to visit us, however, you are right in time to reserve a stay during the Green Season, where you can find the same adventure filled days at a more economical rate.

The beginning of every year is a time fore resolutions and plans so take advantage of our Green Season Rates and book your own adventure today.

Latitude 10 Kayaking

Guests leave their Kayaks behind

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Top 5 reasons to visit Costa Rica before 2015!

The holidays are a great time to travel! Not only do you deserve a holiday after all of 2014 but it’s an opportunity to make sure that you visit Costa Rica before 2015 hits. Sometimes people aren’t sure about traveling over the holidays but let us tell you, it’s fantastic.

Here’s Latitude 10’s top 5 reason to travel to Costa Rica this holiday season.

1) It’s not freezing. Dec82014 weather

This one is rather self explanatory but the weather here is phenomenal. Not too hot, and not too cold, just right! Giving your body a break from the harsh colds that have been hammering into North America will let you leave 2014 on a positive note! The green season has just ended in Costa Rica which means it probably won’t even rain while you are here. Lush jungle and soft sand are waiting for you here in Santa Teresa.

2) Let us do the cooking

Instead of spending your holidays stressing about party guests, seating plans, decorations and cooking let us handle that! We have a great kitchen at Latitude 10 and we love cooking for our guests. Santa Teresa is also home a world of cuisine and the dining options are endless.Lunch offerings at Latitude 10, Santa Teresa

3) Experience something truly different

If you want the holidays of 2014 to truly be something you remember then make it an experience that’s impossible to forget! The possibilities are endless in Santa Teresa, from surfing, fishing, horseback riding, exploring parks, riding bikes, ziplining… the list goes on! images

4) Put things back into perspective

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day when you’re at home. There’s bills to pay, errands to run, emails coming to answer, and all kinds of requests for your time. When you’re staying with us the biggest choice to make is what to have for lunch or how you spend your afternoon. With the new year fast approaching it’s a good time to get grounded again and take time to reflect on what’s really important. Man rock climbing cliffs near Latitude 10

5) There’s something for everyone

Families are full of different types of personalities. From introverts to extroverts and everyone in between. In Costa Rica there is something to do for everyone. You can adventure in the rainforest or sit by the infinity pool and read a book, there’s something for every interest. That’s what the holidays are all about, bringing family and friends together and having a great shared experiences. New friends at Latitude 10, Santa Teresa

We’re looking forward to a great 2014 holiday and a fantastic 2015! Join us this holiday season. Let us know what you would like to do while you’re here in the comments.

 

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