My wife and I recently returned from Latitude 10, where we spent our honeymoon. We had a fantastic time, loved the resort, adored the staff, and couldn't recommend it highly enough.
That said, one person's five-star review can mean something entirely different than another person's five-star review, so here are a few things to know about Latitude 10:
It's not a hotel. While the cabanas are beautifully appointed, they aren't rooms and they aren't full enclosed. The staff does a great job of prepping each cabana as the sun goes down, and considering the amount of bugs in the region, it's remarkable how little a bother they are. But they're there, and outside the mosquito netting at night, you'll likely get a bite or two. There's no AC or TV, and it's likely you'll be woken up by howler monkeys at some point -- either because they're howling right above you or possibly pissing loudly on your roof. But, hey, monkeys!
It's not THAT remote. While the cabanas are surrounded on all sides by jungle, the road into town borders the property and, from some of the cabanas, you can hear the trucks pass. It's the second-to-last resort north of Santa Teresa, but it's still only a five minute ride into the heart of town. If you're imagining an ecolodge miles from the nearest structure, you'll need to head deep into somewhere else to find it.
There isn't a proper beach directly in front of the property, but rather a vast and beautiful rock reef. It's a five-minute walk to the broad sand beach just south of Latitude 10 if you want to go swimming; if you want to go surfing it's another five minutes to the first good sandbar. It's not a deal-breaker by any stretch, but it can be enough to keep you in your hammock instead of getting a sunset session.
Having said all that, I'll reiterate that we had an amazing time here and would go back in a heart beat. It's relaxing, quiet, gorgeous, and monkeys!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort, Santa Teresa Hotel Santa Teresa
- Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort, Santa Teresa Costa Rica