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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I can't even begin to tell you all the things we loved about Latitude 10. My husband and I were there for 10 days in November for our honeymoon. People told us we'd get bored staying in one place for that long or we'd be itching to leave by the end. They couldn't have been any more wrong. We LOVED everything about it. Cindy and Juan are the nicest, friendliest, most accommodating people we've ever met. They were so sweet and did everything to ensure we had the best vacation. Nino and Maricela were so personable and funny; we really looked forward to seeing everyone when we got up in the mornings and when we came back in the evenings. Their chefs Ivette and her little brother make outstanding dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They even made us heart shaped banana pancakes on our one week wedding anniversary. The attention to detail here is just unbelievable. Every need, question, request and tour was taken care of without hesitation. These people are just fabulous. My husband and I truly fell in love with Costa Rica. We can't get it out of our minds. It just got under our skin and stayed there. I've never been anywhere more breathtaking, serene, untouched and just plain magical in my life. If you're more concerned with watching TV, having internet access or air conditioning, then this place is not for you. If you enjoy nature, beauty and really just rediscovering yourself, then this is the place. We will be back. No question. Latitude 10 is the best place either of us has ever stayed.

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  • Stayed November 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Just had the most amazing stay at latitude 10. Fantastic service and the location based right on the beach is awesome. The bedroom looked out onto the beach, and it was so quite and tranquil. Very relaxing.
Jose,Maricella and the team make Latitude 10 feel like a home from home. Breakfast is lovely (fresh fruit, and beutifully cooked local delights), and we had a very romantic evening meal cooked by a chef who creates a fresh menue every day.
We can not rave enough about this place, and we leave feeling very happy.

  • Stayed December 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
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We recently visited in July and cannot wait to return to our friends and the beautiful, tranquil environment that truly defines Latitude 10. Words cannot describe the overwhelming feeling of calm and comfort that comes from being a guest here. My husband and I are the type of people that stay away from big resorts that feel impersonal and sway more towards retreats that feel like home and have a genuine spirit that speaks to the culture of the country we are visiting. Latitude 10 takes care of their guests like family and breathes pura vida. We were able to get a real glimpse into Costa Rican culture through our conversations with the staff who were so open with their lives it was difficult not to make friendships (we still keep in touch!) from our experience.
Latitude 10 has a romantic & rustic elegance to it and the property is so well kept and clean. Listening to the ocean, watching sunrise & sunset from the beachfront, witnessing the most beautiful lightening displays from the clubhouse & lounge, receiving an oceanfront massage, surfing (with complimentary use of their boards!), i could go on ...
The resort is serene at all times of the day, but especially dream-like after sunset when the property is fully lit with candles that transport you to a calmness impossible elsewhere. The turndown service is also unlike anything we have ever seen ... do yourself a favor and experience it for yourself!
Additionally, the breakfast, lunch and dinner experienced here was the BEST we had during our entire stay in Costa Rica. We looked forward to every meal and every drink because we knew it would not disappoint! Everything at Latitude 10 was taken care of for us ... i cried when we left. It was the best vacation we've had to date thanks to the welcoming and accomodating people at Latitude 10 as well as the natural beauty that surrounded us. We will be back! Thank you Lat 10!

  • Stayed July 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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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We had 9 adults and 2 kids at Latitude 10 for our wedding. From the minute we stepped off of the Sansa Air flight, things could not have gone more perfectly. Maricella, Cindy, and Juan run that place like a finely tuned engine. The chef, Yvette, makes absolutely delicious meals. You simply feel right at home, yet are waited on hand and foot by there awesome staff.

Anything you need taken care of on your trip, including meals, reservations, activities, transportation, etc, is all taken care of by the staff. You simply pay one bill at the end. I will also add that there are no hidden costs and the charges are all very reasonable. They are very accomodating to your needs, and our wedding went off without a hitch.

I am hesitant to write a review because I don't want anyone else to know about this place! But, you should go. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Cariari, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great beach location, private, and extremely perfect for a romantic getaway. The private villas added to the experience that you were one with nature. The sounds of the waves crashing at night helped make sleep as relaxing as it can be. Every attention was paid smallest details.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My wife and I were looking for an exclusive getaway for our honeymoon, and after consulting with a Danish travel-agency specialized in Costa Rica, we settled on Latitude 10. Man, was that the right choice!
After a 6 hour journey from San José cross the Gulf of Nicoya and by car through the jungle, we were greeted by a very friendly member of the staff, who showed us to our cabin and offered us each a complimentary ginger-smoothie. We explored our cabin and the surrounding jungle (yes, they are IN the jungle!), and settled back in our comfy wooden chairs on our porch with our smoothies. We were in a completely different world, and the constant, dwelling sound of the waves crept up through the jungle and made us feel in heaven.
We were there in the Green Season. We thought it to be merely a marketing-word for the rainy season, and indeed it rained a lot (though mostly in the afternoon and at night), but Costa Rica was just so incredibly green and lush everywhere, and both in rainy weather, and when it was sunny and blue sky (we had that every day as well) exploring the area was wonderful. On top of that, the area was almost completely tourist-free. We walked the incredible beaches, and for as far as our eyes could see, we were completely alone. Really amazing. This also meant that on all the tours we were on (canopy, horseback-riding, wildlife-guide, snorkeling), we were alone with the guides. Should we return, we would without a doubt choose the green season once again.

We can only repeat what others have already said:
The food was absolutely great, from the (included) breakfast with freshly pressed orange juice, to the delicious lunch selection, to the wonderful dinners prepared by the in-house chef. While dinner prices were a tad higher than the restaurants in the surrounding area, they were definitely worth the money, since it was a 3-course meal with fresh, organic ingredients and the highest degree of service.
In general, the service was really top-notch. When one of our prepaid trips were cancelled due to bad weather, the staff was fast and efficient in finding a replacement tour. And when my wife got injured on a coral reef by snorkeling, Juan (the manager) and his lovely wife expressed sincere concern, and were very helpful - they even called a doctor just to see if our medication was the right one.
The premises were very intimate, and since our cabin was surrounded by jungle (small stone steps lead to the main house), we had complete privacy - if not for the leguanas and howler monkeys in the trees above! :-)

All in all: We had our dream-honeymoon come true, and we will recommend the resort in a heartbeat. But as they say themselves, it is not for everyone, since you're practically in the jungle, and you have to bring an umbrella if you have to use the toilet at night in the rain. That just made it even more magic in our opinion. We sincerely hope we will return one day.

- Kristine & Daniel

  • Stayed October 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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Cayuga S, Manager at Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort, Santa Teresa, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Kristine and Daniel,

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your honeymoon at Latitude 10 in Santa Teresa. We are thrilled to hear that you had a dream honeymoon and all of your expectations were fulfilled or exceeded. Your analysis of the green season is really “right on” and we hope that a lot of other guests will take this advice from you and visit us between May and November.

Thanks for all the praise on our management team, the service, food and experience in general. This is a great motivation for all of us. Thanks for your great advice on the topic of “Latitude 10 is not for everybody”. You are totally right and we are happy that you pointed this out. If you are looking for a cookie cutter, air-conditioned, standard hotel or honeymoon experience, this is not for you. But if you are looking for a once in a lifetime natural lodging experience in the jungle right next to the Pacific Ocean, our resort is your dream come true. Oh, and by the way, for future guests, the only time you will need an umbrella to go to the bathroom if it rains with strong winds. There is a roof over the toilet and sink area, but yes, the rest of the bathroom and shower area are open air in the jungle with monkeys watching you while you shower. Not for everybody. But it was a dream honeymoon for you. We hope to have you back with us in Costa Rica for an anniversary soon.

Saludos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Latitude 10 is a great place - not actually a hotel, but more of a private resort with 5 separate little houses, and a big house with a lounge/dining area.

The bungalows are nicely decorated and are almost "lost" in the jungle - you hardly see other people. This is very unique, especially given the fact that most of the hotels in Santa Teresa seemed quite crowded. If you have any phobias (insects, etc.), I would not advise going there, as there are no glass windows in the house - you are basically living in the jungle! This was very exciting, but a bit hard for us (especially because everything gets quite damp, including bed sheets, so at the end it is not very comfortable). Other drawback - since you are in an "open" house, the light attracts all the insects at night - so no reading, no TV (there is no TV actually), you have dinner at 6:30PM-7PM and then go to bed. Lighting is very poor in the room, but if you do want to read, they have little reading lamps. The open bathroom was amazing (a family of monkeys was in the trees above our bathroom almost every morning).

The cook is amazing - we ended up eating there almost every time except one, and everything we tasted (lunch and dinner) was way better than almost any meal we had in Costa Rica.

Latitude 10 is managed by a firm specialized in ecological management. They only use local products (amazing shower gel, shampoo, etc.).

We would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) 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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