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Playa Santa Teresa 800m north of Banco Nacional Playa Carmen, after the second bridge on the left hand side, Santa Teresa 60111 Costa Rica
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#15 of 30 hotels in Santa Teresa
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.5
Value
4.1
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Tropico Latino is an intimate beachfront boutique hotel located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form.Our exquisitely-designed tropical bungalows and suites, built with exotic hardwoods, are surrounded by abundant tropical gardens under an old forest canopy, giving you the feeling of landing in paradise. Immerse yourself in the most pristine natural environment and experience the wildlife of Costa Rica right outside your window. Howler monkeys, hummingbirds, iguanas and bright flowering heliconias are just a few examples of what you will see.All of our accommodations feature luxury amenities, including wireless internet, air conditioning, ceiling fans, hot water, security safe, mini-bar, coffee maker and complimentary coffee. Ask for our new beachfront suite, featuring its own beautiful private saltwater pool and Jacuzzi. Relax poolside or lounge in a beach hammock under a grove of coconut and almond trees as you watch the sunset. You will love it!Tropico Latino resort features a full-service Spa and yoga studio. The Spa offers professional massages, wraps, exfoliations, facials, and other services such as acupuncture, manicures and pedicures. What makes our Spa different is that we create our own 100% natural healing and beauty products from ingredients like papaya, cucumber, coffee, coconut, almonds, carrots, honey and mint.Our yoga center offers daily Vinyasa Flow yoga classes and retreats. We have two beachfront open-air decks were you can receive classes while you listen to the rhythm of the waves at the ocean's edge. Yoga lessons will keep you centered, flexible and relaxed during your stay. Our classes are complete with mats, blocks and straps, and are open to everyone, from beginning students to experienced practitioners.Your stay would not be complete without a delightful dining experience. Our open-air beachfront restaurant combines a relaxed, yet classy atmosphere with nationally-renowned organic international cuisine. You will find healthy options on the menu using organic fruits and vegetables, local fresh fish, seafood and meat.Our commitment with sustainability in Santa Teresa BeachTropico Latino is an environmentally conscious hotel. We coordinate and sponsor the Blue Flag ecological program and sustainable initiatives for the beach communities of Mal Pais, Carmen, Santa Teresa and Hermosa. We are very proud that in 2012 all four beaches obtained the ecological Blue Flag recognition award, which ensures the quality and sanitation of the water, beach clean-up projects, community informational signs, and environmental education. We also are committed to conserve the vibrant biodiversity and richness of the rainforest that surrounds the region.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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English, Spanish, Italian

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Sofía Monge wrote a review Aug 2
21 contributions12 helpful votes
Not recommended at all - worth the read I booked 3 nights at the Tropico Latino Hotel as a father’s day gift to my husband. We were excited to go with our two girls (2months old and 3 years old). After more than a month of waiting for our exciting trip, we finally got there and the unpleasant experience started. They gave us a beach front room (#15)that was upstairs of the administrative offices (or something like that). It was next to a garage that was completely ugly. The entrance to the room had a wooden staircase, difficult to climb with babies, full of mosquitoes, dark, extremely humid and bats all over the place around 5pm til the night. So going up was a nightmare. Once in the room, it was also extremely humid, AC didn’t work, everything looked old, low maintenance given to it. There was a huge cockroach in there (see photo). It other words: not a friendly place to be in with babies. I understand we live in the tropics (I am Costa Rican), but hotels have to keep away insects from rooms so guests can have a pleasant experience, specially if its a “kids friendly hotel”. We then asked to be moved to another room. They moved us to room 1, which during checkout they told me it was recently renovated (not noticeable at all). At least it was a bit better than the first room. However, drapes still terrible, not blackouts at all, dirty, 4 worms in the shower, one on the bed, hot water was not working, etc.. Amenities: pool was TERRIBLE. All the pathways and floors of the hotel (including pool’s) are made of loose rocks which makes it difficult and uncomfortable for walking, pushing a stroller, etc. Pool had no beds, only chairs, it was extremely deep (even for adults), and the “kids pool” is a jacuzzi that is also dangerous because of its depth. Restaurant can definitely improve, we only ate there twice and the rest of the meals ate outside the hotel. The BBQ night is not worth the price for the product. We could compare the experience with the hotel located next to Tropico Latino, called Banana Beach Bungalows, since my parents were staying there for almost half the rate of Tropico Latino, with a superior experience. Not only beach front as well (only good thing about tropico Latino along with its gardens), but a prettier room, better beachfront restaurant, pool, pathways. In a nutshell: a better deal. To end my review: I congratulate the man at the front desk. He stood up for the place he works at, contradicting everything I told hin. Not once I heard from him “thank you for your comments, we will try to improve”. I leave this comment here because I believe customers need to know what to expect and I also believe public feedback is the only way hotels like this one (stubborn and with low investment) will hopefully improve for their own sake. If this was a $150 per night hotel, I might not be writing this. But this is almost a $300 per night room without breakfast included. I think they believe they are as good as they were 20 years ago, but this is NOT the reality. Regardless to say: I will NEVER go back and I would NEVER recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Valeriya K wrote a review Jun 2022
Bergen, Norway28 contributions13 helpful votes
Fantastic place. We stayed next door but accidentally discovered this restaurant and have not been able to go anywhere else as the place is amazing. The whole snapper wow. Amazing. We are from Australia, we live by the sea and we never had such amazing fish meal. Incredible. The staff are so nice and friendly. The place has such great sits overlooking the ocean. It is perfect. Next time we stay here!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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erez s wrote a review Jun 2022
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Amazing atmosphere right on the beach, the rooms were cleaned evrday, the location right in middle of Santa Teresa, i also wants to mention Mor Photographer made has professional pictures and videos +506 8949 9213 . the staff were very friendly and personal attention especially the bar FRANCISCO!!! Made the best Mojitos🧋🇨🇷
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Cristina B wrote a review May 2022
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico29 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel is absolutely beautiful. The vibe, atmosphere and views are breathtaking. We stayed in one of the double rooms with ocean view that although we didn’t had much ocean view, seating in the balcony and listening to the waves crashed is something I’ll never forget. Also, you’ll find hammocks all over the place which makes your experience more enjoyable. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the drinks at the beach bar. I had watermelon and toronja margarita and so far it’s the best margarita I’ve had in my life. There’s all kind of restaurants outside of the property and also, three different parking lots ask the front desk which one is closer to your room. In general the food was OK but I’ll highly recommend the cocktails.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Matt G wrote a review Apr 2022
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This hotel was really beautiful and Mulberry Project which is located in the back has a wonderful vibe with the best drinks in all of Costa Rica. The staff is friendly and will make you feel right at home. I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Adam Del wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
It's a nice facility with great access to the beach, but 2-3 of their rooms are less than 20 feet from the busiest part of the main drag of Santa Teresa. Endless noise from ATVs and people. Bad sound installation. If they try to put you in one of those rooms -- do not stay at the hotel. Other than that, it's a solid hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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KDDOK wrote a review Apr 2022
17 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed a week in a larger bungalow with a kitchenette. Very comfortable, nice to have some fresh air through screened windows along with air conditioning. The garden is beautiful but not very breezy, we spent more time at the beachfront restaurant than on our bungalow deck. Very friendly and helpful staff, great cocktails and sunset views, perfect access to Playa Carmen.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Nice to be away from the noice and dust of the street but still within a short walk of a...
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Venetia M wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Best cocktails in Santa Teresa. Would recommend sundowners on the beach and dinner is great too. The mixologists make a cracking mango margarita (because it’s mango season!), or ask them to make something special if you’re feeling indecisive…
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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J.O. wrote a review Mar 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions3 helpful votes
The best in Santa Teresa! I did everything..massage,yoga, functional, eat in the restaurant, smoothie in a bar…thanks guys for your professional service…one special thanks to Luna for the great functional class🙏🏼 Even if you are not a guest from the hotel you are welcome for using the service and you feel out from all the caos from Santa Teresa..quiet and lovely place to be!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ayelet A wrote a review Jan 2022
New York City, New York14 contributions2 helpful votes
Best Cocktails in Santa Teresa by far! Professional & super friendly bartenders, Meagan and Josh, made me feel at home immediately. Had an amazing night thanks to these two :) Great vibe, met some interesting people sitting at the bar, live music, watching the sunset.. Definitely going back for more!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$136 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tropico latino hotel, tropico latino nicoya
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasSanta Teresa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Tropico Latino
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Tropico Latino?
Nearby attractions include Playa Santa Teresa (0.1 miles), Bri'ah Art Gallery (0.2 miles), and La Pesca Fish Market (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Tropico Latino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Tropico Latino?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Tropico Latino?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Tropico Latino?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zula Restaurant, Banana Beach Restaurant, and Katana Asian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Tropico Latino?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Tropico Latino have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Tropico Latino offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Tropico Latino?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Does Hotel Tropico Latino have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.