|Location: Santa Teresa
Features: spa, yoga, surfing, private beach retreat, nature trails
Latitude 10 is a premier beach retreat located at Santa Teresa (one of the hip surf towns in Costa Rica) that combines the best of Costa Rica’s verdant rainforests and pristine beaches with world-class service, wellness facilities and exclusive amenities. Guests can do everything from unwinding with a good book at the private beach to admiring the region’s biodiversity through an educational tour to shopping/dining at the main town center of the chic Santa Teresa. The luxury beach resort focuses on personalized service in a classy and up-market yet relaxed ambiance. Built on lush natural gardens, the entire resort was created with great emphasis on sustainable policies and protection of nature/wildlife in the region. Whether enjoying an open-air breakfast at the Clubhouse (amidst panoramic views) or gaining insights into the local culture through a bicycle ride to Santa Teresa, the exotic experiences offered by Latitude remain unmatched.
Activities and Amenities
The activities organized by the chic luxury resort include surfing (at Costa Rica’s most famous surf break), horseback riding tours, tropical canopy tours, boating and fishing excursions, educational tours through the region’s rich rainforests and beach walking excursions. In addition to this, guests can also enjoy daily massages (at the well-appointed spa), enriching yoga sessions and a swim at the infinity pool(while sipping a drink and listening to the call of call of howler monkeys).
Other not to be missed activities are watching the sunset from Playa Santa Teresa, taking a day trip to the popular Isla Tortuga for action-packed snorkeling, hiking through a secluded bay in Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, having a private yoga session on the beach and aimless meandering around the Malpais town to enjoy its unique persona. Guests can also take surfing lessons, while riding the country’s most famed waves at the Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen.
Accommodation at Latitude 10 is available in the form of five exclusive and unique casitas or private bungalows, which feature an impeccably appointed vibe along with elegant almond wood furniture and traces of local art. The décor contains several creative and kitschy elements such as sand-filled coconut shell tea lights or ladders made from bamboo sticks.
All casitas have been designed and constructed by an award winning architectural genius, without felling a single tree. The shaded wooden structures have no windows and feature bathrooms with expansive hot water shower spaces and gardens. In addition to this, every casita has outdoor porches with relaxing hammocks, ceiling fans safe deposit boxes and twice a day housekeeping services. Latitude 10’s turndown service (complete with pulling down of shades, lighting candles and dimming the lights) adds to the ‘complete communion with nature’ feeling.
The private and charming accommodations at Latitude 10 are designed to create an alluring combination of comfort, rustic luxury, sophisticated living and convenience, while offering guests the best opportunity to get up, close and personal with the resort’s breathtaking natural surroundings.
The rates for the Master Suite, Premium Junior Suite, Junior Suite, Guestroom and full resort are $ 490 USD, $ 360 USD, $ 310 USD, $ 240 USD and $ 2,200 USD respectively during high season. The green season rates for Master Suite, Premium Junior Suite, Junior Suite, Guestroom and full resort are $ 430 USD, $ 310 USD, $ 260 USD, $ 210 USD and $ 1,900 USD respectively. The rates are per room per night and include full local breakfast, use of beach toys (snorkel, boogie boards and several others) and bicycle use within Santa Teresa.