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“Back to nature” 3 of 5 stars
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Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort, Santa Teresa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 kilometers past Santa Teresa, left hand side, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica   |  
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Back to nature”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile


This really is like living in the middle of the jungle with the beach at your doorstep. The rooms are completely open which may be a little disconcerting at first but actually is kind of cool. The sound of crashing waves lull you to sleep and gently waken you, if the howler monkeys or birds don't wake you first!  

The bathroom is large - it's enclosed with treetops for a roof. Don't expect piping hot water unless it's a very hot day- the water is heated by the sun, so it's refreshing and warm in the late afternoon/ evening. Special mention for the Gorgeous organic bath products made with mint and lavender essential oils - heavenly!  Latitude should definitely offer to sell them to guests.

There's a lovely chilled out common area for hanging out which overlooks the small pool and the ocean. There's a small bar serving snacks too but not much food on offer during the day. Beach is 30 seconds away, nice spot for sunset but you can't swim or surf there during the day as its too rocky.

Entire area is kept spotlessly clean and housekeeping pop in twice a day. That said, if like me you don't like creepycrawlies, pack some bug spray and watch out for the orange and purple crabs which come out at night!  One minor complaint about the room is the lack of light in the evening - the hotels use candles but half the room was still totally dark once night falls.

Latitude 10 is not full service by any stretch of the imagination. The nature experience comes with a hefty premium and I don't  think it was worth the $350 a night we paid.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I came here for three nights after being in the country for 8 days. It was PERFECT! Just what we needed at that time. We were greeted with a juice and a tour of the grounds. There are only five, wide open, casitas. The great thing is you can't tell where they're at because of the gorgeous vegetation. We spent the next three days with the iguanas, monkeys, beach and a private chef.
We met some great people there and had a small community dinner with wine and skinny dipping ( okay clothes we're on).
The chef didn't speak English at all, but still managed to teach is to make tortillas and fried plantains. She was the BEST chef we experienced in our two weeks in Costa Rica.
This place was a dream.

A few things that were not perfect; we had to put all toilet paper in a trash can, the monkeys were super loud one night and made that hard to sleep. It was a ten to fifteen minute walk to a swimable beach. But if you ask me this was a true jungle luxury experience.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

If you want luxury on the beach this is your place. The staff is helpful but not intrusive. The casitas are beautiful and clean.And the beds are super compfy. They give the feeling of being in the jungle wtihout camping. Bathrooms within each casita are outdoors but very private. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are amazing there. Sitting by or in the pool watching nature go by is amazing and not to be missed. This is not our first time in Santa Teresa but each time I am reminded what a wonderful and specail place it is. You have to go there and experience Santa Teresa at Latitude 10. Amazing!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I spent a week in Santa Teresa in December and it was marvellous. As there are only 5 villas, you feel more in your private home than in a hotel. The villas are in between the jungle so you hardly see your neighbours and the hotel is right on the beach. At night time you hear the waves and the sound of the jungle, it's amazing!
The staff is so friendly and attended to all our needs, from renting an ATV for us brought directly in the hotel to organising all our activities and having us taste delicious food.
During our stay, we visited other places in Santa Teresa and Latitude 10 was definitly our favorite.
PS the pictures on the website do not reflect how beautiful the hotel is, it is truly amazing in "real life"!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Latitude10, Manager at Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort, Santa Teresa, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear Stephanie,

Thank you for your great review of Latitude 10 Resort in Santa Teresa. Thanks especially for pointing out that Latitude 10 is NOT a hotel. With only 5 bungalows, we want to make you feel like you are staying with good friends at the beach and we are happy to help you out orienting you and of course cooking for you. If you like to be in a secluded and private place in nature, Latitude 10 is for you. We will do our best to capture the real beauty of the resort during our next photo shoot, but maybe you have some pictures that you might want to share with us. Thanks again,
Saludos,
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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

From the moment we arrived until we left after our 4 day stay, everything at Latitude 10 was perfect. The staff was unbelievable and they were incredibly accomodating. The outdoor bungalow's/outdoor bathrooms intimidated us a bit at first, but we had done some reading prior to our stay so we went in with the appropriate expectations. Even though you're somewhat outdoors, the rooms were always immaculate and somewhat exotic. The smaller facility only has a handful of guests so you are always receiving whatever level of attention you desired. The walk into town is about 1 hour each way on the beach, but they have bikes for rent. We had rented a car so venturing out wasn't an issue for us. We even did some deep sea fishing in neighboring town Montezuma. (arrranged by Latitude at a much cheaper price than we could find on our own) Out of all the places my husband and I stayed in our extended visit to Costa Rica, Latitude 10 was #1 on our list and I would HIGHLY recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

My wife and I chose this place for the second half of our honeymoon. The rooms were spotless even though they are open air. They are cleaned every day. The Staff was helpful, friendly and attentive, yet not overbearing. This is the perfect couples getaway. Bring books and sunblock because the hammocks on the beach are straight out of a movie set.

Room Tip: We spent the little extra for the big cabin on the beach. Well worth it! The private outdoor shower...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

My husband and I spent our last 4 nights in Costa Rica at Latitude 10. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Beyond the beauty of the sunsets and beaches, Latitude 10 has a home feel while experiencing the true beauty of Costa Rica. I was concerned about the "open environment" but we had no issues and next time we will stay in one of the casitas. The turn down service and candles creates a comforting setting to end your day. There is something very liberating with showering in nature, to the sound of the howler monkeys overhead. The food is healthy, fresh and delicious and made "especially" for you each day. If you are looking for a place to collect your thoughts and connect with what is truly important, treat yourself to Latitude 10. I booked private yoga sessions with Delores daily, I highly recommend it! Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Latitude10, Manager at Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort, Santa Teresa, responded to this review, February 11, 2012
Dear Laura,

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You could not have done a better job letting other travelers know what the Latitude 10 Experience is all about. You were the perfect guests for us at Latitude 10 and we hope you come back soon to stay at one of the Mastersuites. Thanks for pointing out the highlights of showering in nature with monkeys overhead and the turndown service. We are happy you enjoyed the freshly prepared food and your yoga sessions. Help us spread the word about Latitude 10. It is not for everybody. But for well travelled, open minded travelers looking for something very special it is indeed “paradise found”. Thanks again
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Address: 4 kilometers past Santa Teresa, left hand side, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort, Santa Teresa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Latitude 10 Resort was built as a private resort and is now available to the public. The resort consists of five spacious free standing, individually decorated and private casitas. Each casita has its own tropical decor, situated on over seven acres of private beachfront property located near the bustling beach town of Santa Teresa on the Southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Staying at Latitude 10 is like staying with good friends at their luxury beach house. You will experience personalized service and attention to detail in a relaxed, yet classy atmosphere. ... more   less 
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