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Hotel Tropico Latino

Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Beachfront Suite, your personal Costa Rica luxury getaway
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About this property

Hotel Tropico Latino

Trip Advisor's 2012 #1 beach in Central America

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.

Beachfront Bungalows & Beachfront Suite

Hotel Tropico Latino offers a wide range of accommodations for you to choose from. All rooms are set in the middle of a tropical paradise, either near or in front of the beautiful Santa Teresa Beach. 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!  Here is the list of accommodation types we have available for you to choose from:

Beachfront Suite: is our most secluded and luxurious accommodation, featuring two spacious bedrooms which share a central kitchen and living room/lounge.

Superior Beachfront Room: with a modern feel these rooms still preserve local wood details, comfortable furnishings and artistically-designed private bathrooms with a bathtub.

Beachfront Bungalows: Each stand-alone bungalow combines modern design with local wood and stone, one king-sized bed and one single bed, and private bathrooms.

Beachfront Rooms: Comfortable furnishings and an open-air private bathroom, some with bathtub, are main features in each room.

Beachfront Studio: perfect for anyone looking for all of the comforts of a small apartment next to the ocean. It features a main bedroom with one queen-sized bed and one single bed, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and a spacious outdoor wooden deck.

Two Bedroom House: ideal for families who want to enjoy the feeling of being at home on the beach.

Garden View Bungalows: surrounded by abundant tropical gardens under a picturesque forest canopy. Each comfortable stand-alone bungalow is furnished with 2 queen beds and one single bed, with an artistically-designed private bathroom.

Garden View Room: located on the back side of the Beachfront Rooms and Beachfront Suite, is surrounded by tropical gardens just a few steps away from the ocean.

Standard Room: set amid lush tropical gardens on the north end of the property. Each room has a private porch with hammocks and layback chairs.


Spa & Yoga in Santa Teresa Beach

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.

Santa Teresa Dining: Shambala Beachfront Restaurant

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 Beach

Tropico 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.

Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa is one of the coolest surf towns in Costa Rica and there is always something new to do. Numerous activities and adventures await you. Try out world-class surfing just out our front door, and a wide range of exciting tours in our area that allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

The private, uncrowded beaches of Santa Teresa are the perfect place to plan your dream destination wedding. Just imagine staying in one of our beachfront romantic bungalows, celebrating the love of your life. Your stay will be unforgettable!

At Hotel Tropico Latino, our professional and courteous staff offers you a warm personalized service so you may enjoy a great vacation experience! Our goal is to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.

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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Luxury
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet


  • Diving
  • Spa
  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $102
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This property is located near Playa Santa Teresa. A 2km stretch of some of the most consistent beachbreak on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The beach's Southeast/Northwest orientation makes it ideally exposed to swell angles from below 195 to over 220 degrees; although it breaks best with SSW combo swells. While ostensibly a sandbar beach break, the unique bottom configuration of sand over rock reef gives form to the consistently breaking peaks for which Santa Teresa is famous. These well-groomed sandbars offer peaky, punchy rights and lefts that are just plain fun when it is under head high. But the game changes once the swell goes overhead, offering up juicy outside walls that connect into grinding inside barrels.

This property is also located near Roca Mar/Suck Rock. A grindy, challenging right hand reef break located at the West end of Playa Santa Teresa. It is also known as "Suck Rock," because the wave jacks up out of deep water, doubling up over a dry reef as it peels across into deeper water. Deep, spitting tubes are the reward for skirting the "Dreaded Spine."

This property is also located near Mim's. Mim's (or Back Reef) - just 200 meters around the corner from Roca Mar is this deepwater right-hander that begins to show her stuff at double overhead and above, offering steep take-offs and long, winding walls. When all the stars are in proper alignment, this powerful reef wave can connect all the way through the bowl at Roca Mar, dropping you off breathless and stoked in the shorebreak past Casa Cecilia!

This property is also located near Playa Hermosa. Not to be confused with other beaches of the same name, this "beautiful beach" has a wide, smooth, flat sand bottom that makes it ideal for surf lessons and beginners - on the inside. It also offers up fun, if inconsistent beach break on the outside for those lucky enough to be there when it happens! Bring the family and make a day of it - and don't forget to check out the tide pools on either side of the beach!

Surf Type

  • Beach break
  • Reef break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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Property Images

Beachfront Suite, your personal Costa Rica luxury

Beachfront Suite looking out over the pool

Beachfront bath

Beachfront bath

Beachfront studio

Beachfront kitchen

Beachfront spa bath tub, relax in outdoor privacy


Beach suite

Garden view bungalow

Garden view

Standard room



Surfing on Santa Teresa Beach in front of the hotel

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