Honeymooners are a common site in Santa Teresa. It might be because of the laid back attitude, the beautiful beaches, the culinary choices, or the privacy that draws newly weds here. Whatever the reason all of them are having an amazing time and really enjoying their first big trip together as a married couple.
Enjoying the sunset looking out from Latitude 10
Many of the honeymoon guests we get at Latitude 10 are here for the privacy and exclusivity of our resort. We have lush jungle surrounding each casita which makes for a very open, but private experience. Our turn-down service is unlike any other and sets the perfect scene for a romantic beach vacation.
First kiss on the sand of Santa Teresa
Whether you’re interested in having an extremely active honeymoon, or more of a laid back and read in a hammock sort of honeymoon, we can accommodate it. Our little hotel is small enough that any service we provide will be 100% personalized to you and it will be one that you will not soon forget. Latitude 10 is located steps from the beach and at night you can hear the surf gently rolling into the Santa Teresa beach as you unwind from another brilliant day in paradise.
What really sets our hotel apart is our focus on sustainability. There are very few places in the world where you can experience what we have to offer here while supporting the local economy, protecting the environment, and promoting the local culture of Costa Rica.
We’re currently looking for a couple who is interested in going on an eco-honeymoon, if you think it’s you then fill out this form to be entered to win the most luxurious, sustainable honeymoon the wedding industry has ever seen.
As we’ve mentioned before, Santa Teresa has a vibrant international mix of people living here. All of these cultures have come together to make Santa Teresa a hot-spot for culinary tourism within Costa Rica.
French toast for breakfast
The diversity of culinary choices is incredible for the size of little Santa Teresa. It also means any sort of cuisine you are looking for is always available, it’s just a bike ride away!
When guests stay with us at Latitude 10 we want them to experience all that Santa Teresa has to offer. Whether you want pizza, baked good, sushi or fine dining you will find something in Santa Teresa. Just another reason we can honestly call this town paradise!
- Fresh caught seafood at the Latitude 10 Restaurant
If you’re coming to Santa Teresa, chances are you will want to surf while you’re here. Renting a board is always an option and our friends at Olingo Tours can provide you with the right board for the conditions you will find.
A surfer with a shortboard checks out the surf
However if you want to bring your own board here are some factors to consider.
The oversimplified version of choosing a board is by looking at longboards and shortboards. Longboards are generally better for new surfers as it’s easier to catch waves and they are much more forgiving with balance.
Two surfers with longboards get ready to paddle out
One very popular shape for new surfers is called a “Mini-mal” which is a shorter longboard. They have a higher volume which makes them more buoyant.
Some popular varieties of shapes are hybrids, fish, retros, quads, tris, twins and single fins but these are only the traditional shapes. Modern surfers have taken the traditional and evolved it into so many custom shapes and sizes that you really need to try to see if you will like them.
Getting pumped for the paddle!
Ultimately the perfect board is the one that makes you happy!
Santa Teresa is a quiet beach town with an international, and vibrant community. It’s the perfect spot if you’re looking to “get away from it all“. So many travel destinations boast busy beaches, shopping malls, lights, and noise, but Santa Teresa isn’t one of them. This quiet spot is a haven for travelers who want a bit of peace, tranquility and soak up the sun.
Our Three Step Guide to getting away from it all and enjoying your vacation.
Step 1: Admit you’re on vacation! This means setting your out-of-office or updating your voice-mail and letting people know are you are away… not just physically but also mentally on vacation.
Step 2: Be prepared for the unexpected. Even with perfect planning things come up on vacation that might not be planned. These things can turn out to be the funniest, most enjoyable part of your vacation. So don’t be scared to try a new meal, take a different form of transport or dance all night at an impromptu beach fiesta.
Step 3: Choose the right spot. If you’re really looking to get away from it all then Santa Teresa is ideal. Costa Rica has many other options as well though depending on the type of trip you’re looking for so check out our sister hotels.
Some guests make our jobs too easy.
One of our recent guests, Brianne, even spent a day helping Roxy make tortillas in the kitchen!
An authentic culinary vacation!
After their trip was over they sent us a very heartfelt message that we’ve included below. Thanks so much from everyone at Latitude 10!
“Hola, Jose! We just wanted to say thank you again for a vacation that exceeded our expectations at Latitude 10.
From the moment we arrived we were treated like family and our every need was attended to while we were there. The best part of our visit to Costa Rica was meeting all the great people at Latitude 10!
We miss you guys and hope you will stay in touch and visit us if you ever want to!
Peter & Brianne ”
Formerly a small fishermen’s village, Santa Teresa has quickly developed into a lively little town and one of Costa Rica’s most treasured areas. The town has an active community of locals and newcomers from around the world, many of whom have settled down in the last ten years.
As a result of the varied backgrounds of the residents, Santa Teresa offers a number of interesting dining options, with cuisine from all over the world; chefs here can take advantage of the abundant local produce.
Embracing the unhurried atmosphere of the peninsula, visitors to Santa Teresa will find that it is best to resign yourself to a leisurely pace and enjoy the various sights and sounds of the community and its residents. You’ll mingle with surfers, locals, newcomers and a small group of visitors who share a passion for sustainable tourism.
Located just north of Cabo Blanco National Park and a 5 minute bike ride from Latitude 10 Beach Resort (just grab a bike and go!), Santa Teresa is a hub for the surfers looking to relax between sessions.
The casitas at Latitude 10 Beach Resort have shades, but no windows and there are no locks on the doors and no air conditioning. Even the bathrooms are completely open-air with large hot water showers and gardens. Embrace the opportunity to sleep and reside in complete harmony with nature.
The king sized beds will ensure incredible sleep and a great view through the windows
Playa Santa Teresa is one of the most relaxing and beautiful beaches along the coast. Most of our guests enjoy walking along the beach, feeling the soft, warm sand in between their toes. Playa Santa Teresa is beautiful throughout the day but, we think that the playa is best enjoyed during our spectacular sunsets.
Susnet in Santa Teresa
If you are looking to catch a break, surfing experiences at Latitude 10 include the choice of some spectacular surfing locations. Santa Teresa attracts experienced local surfers who don’t mind sharing the waves with the visitors.
Cruise along the coast for a breathtaking 50-minute boat ride to the famous Tortuga Island. The crystal waters at Tortuga are surrounded by volcanic rock reef, home to the best snorkeling on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast.
Tortuga boat ride
Close by Santa Teresa is Costa Rica’s first national park: Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, an important refuge for the protection of seabirds. It is also one of the most beautiful and scenic sites on the Pacific Coast featuring a diverse variety of wildlife. Visitors may see a variety of birds and animals, including tiger herons, long-tailed manakins, green and black iguanas, and howler monkeys.
The forest is dense around the Casitas at Latitude 10
Do you make new year’s resolutions every year? Are they often-times the same ones you made last year?
Kissing in the new year
This is a problem that many people deal with, they start the year with great intentions but then life gets in the way and they fall back into the same pattern from the year before. Sometimes all it takes to change a habit is a change of scenery.
Let us help you this year!
- Lose Weight. We promise if you come to Latitude 10 and go surfing, swimming, walking on the beach and eating right you will lose weight.
- Read more books. What better place to read a great book than from the comfort of a hammock on the shores of Santa Teresa?
- Write More. If you’re looking for inspiration or have writers block you can always take a walk through our rainforest, the beach or paddle a kayak around the shore while you think.
- Volunteer. We work with a not-for-profit organization called Earth Equilibrium, if you are keen to get involved while you’re here please let us know.
A whale breaches of the coast of Santa Teresa
- Be more eco-concious. At Latitude 10 we pride ourselves on being sustainable. If you’re here on vacation you can sleep easy knowing your stay has the smallest environmental footprint possible.
- Travel. This one should go without saying…
- Do the things you love. What better place to do them than in paradise?
- Spend time with your family. We have the space! Bring them down too and take away the stresses of regular life while you’re here.
Whatever your resolution is we can help! Let us know what your goals are for 2014 and we will do our best to make a vacation that helps you achieve them.
Happy New Year and have a great 2014!
Happy New Year from the Latitude 10 Team!
Who doesn’t love seeing a new and exciting place in the world without breaking the bank, but why risk your precious vacation time on accommodations without standards? Airbnb is a website where people can connect to locals in a country they want to travel, and effectively rent out a room in that persons home for the duration of their stay. This sounds like a great idea, but there are a few key things which could, and often do, go awry.
The payment is not refundable, which means if it is unsatisfactory upon your arrival you’re simply out of luck. You also have no assurance as to what the standards will be, and if they are below your expectations there is really nothing to do but stay or try to find a new place last minute.
One of our six Casitas
Here at Latitude 10 you can still have that intimate experience in our 6 bungalow luxury hotel, while also ensuring that you will receive top-notch service from a body of staff (near 1-1 guest-staff ratio) eager to satisfy any of your desires or needs. We can also offer you one-on-one tours of the area surrounding our resort, which happens to be right on the beach, one of Costa Rica’s best surf waves. We also have an exceptional restaurant on site, which ensures that you needn’t worry about cooking while you’re on your holiday, so you can truly get out there and see all that we, and Costa Rica, have to offer.
By choosing to stay at Latitude 10 you can not only guarantee yourself an incredible, relaxing and adventurous vacation, but also support sustainability and eco-tourism in Costa Rica. The treasured eco-systems in which our hotel is situated are very sensitive and we view it as our responsibility to ensure that they exist from now into perpetuity. By supporting us, you are helping make that a reality. So don’t take a chance on your holiday, stay here with all of us at Latitude 10!
Hector, one of the key staff members at Latitude 10 celebrated his birthday yesterday!
Hector (center) celebrating his birthday with guests and staff at Latitude 10
Hector has been with Latitude 10 for a relatively short time but his experience in hospitality and tourism is extensive. We’re so happy to have Hector working with us and even happier that we were able to celebrate his birthday with guests and staff here at Latitude 10.
If you have a birthday coming up you should spend it with your family and friends in sunny Santa Teresa!