Nantipa Hotel 

A beautiful boutique where the jungle meets the ocean

Nantipa is a beautiful bolthole that’s hidden in the palms on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

The shades of the sky and sea come together at Nantipa (the ancestral Chorotegan word for blue), which is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. This jungle-meets-Pacific haven is something of a hidden gem, where days are spent barefoot as you relax on the beach or by the pool, out on adventurous explorations or just chilling in nearby Santa Teresa: a remote yet hip town favoured by expats where you could be rubbing shoulders with an A-lister or two. Down by the beach, hammocks stretch between palm trees and sun loungers and inviting pillows are scattered in the leaves’ shade; head here for un unforgettable Pacific sunset.

Why we love Nantipa Hotel

  • The resort has a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere and rustic-luxe style

  • It’s a bijou resort with just 21 suites, bungalows and villas, each with a spacious balcony or terrace

  • You can explore the local area on guided hikes, canopy tours and island visits

  • Nantipa has an unrivalled setting on an unspoilt beach and the sunsets are spectacular

4 stars
11 hours
Close to the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline
Approx. 4 hours’ transfer from San Jose airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Sustainability

Open-air and al fresco dining on locally inspired cuisine is a way of life at Nantipa. Both Tico and international dishes are created in open kitchens at Manzú, the down-to-earth eatery that’s only a short walk from the shore. If you’re seeking some romance during your visit, you can arrange dinner under the stars, feet-in-the-sand style, or dip your feet in the water during a pool dinner.

A beachfront, open-air venue where meals are accompanied by the sounds of rustling palm leaves and crashing waves.

Private dinners
Treat yourself to a three-course private meal on the beach, in the pool or, for guests staying in the Ninta Bungalows, on your secluded terrace.

What's included

Breakfast at Manzú

Sustainability is a way of life at low-impact Nantipa, with both simple initiatives, such as the reduction of single-use, to more significant implementations like solar powered water heaters in each room and waste water treatment. Employment prioritises those who live in local communities and, where possible, produce like seafood, bread and veggies are sourced from local producers and small businesses.

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