Latitude 10° is not your typical beach resort. It didn’t even start as a hotel. When long-time friends Bob Florsheim and Rick Hughes came to Santa Teresa, what they had in mind was to build a summer hangout on the beach for their nearest and dearest.

The pair sought to create a secret place, hidden from the outside world by lush jungle. A luxury retreat that would co-exist harmoniously with the surrounding nature. At night, guests were to explore the grounds with torches. Casitas were to be illuminated only by flickering candlelight and warm glowing lamps after dark, and completely open during the day. Cobble stone pathways were to intertwine and connect each casita, leading the way through the trees to the heart of the private resort. There, guests would find a space to share stories over dinner, and a pool to cool off in the sun.

Today, it’s a hotel of just 6 luxury rooms and a proud member of the Cayuga Collection. Latitude 10° still preserves that private beach house, pura vida feel too. The resort welcomes guests like old friends and makes sure they feel right at home.

Welcome to this unique romantic hideaway, surfing utopia and boutique beachfront paradise in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Master Suite
Order in some sundowners at dusk and watch the sky turn pink rosé from your comfy hammock. Wake up to views across sun-shimmered Santa Teresa seas day after day, and the cool breezes of the Pacific.

484-square foot bedroom & living space
King-sized bed with ocean views
100-square foot private covered deck with cosy chairs & hammock facing the Pacific Ocean
Sweet sunset views
Open-air bathroom with spacious hot water rain shower
Just steps from the beach
Accommodates 2 adults or family of 4

Junior Suites
Are you up early to hit the beach and out late exploring the town? These luxury casitas are ideal if you like to be out and about but still want to enjoy the whole Latitude 10° resort experience.
157-square foot bedroom with daybed
Queen-sized bed
31-square foot private covered porch with chairs nestled in the lush tropical gardens
Open-air bathroom with spacious hot water rain shower
Accommodates 1-3 guests

Guest Room
Attached to our Clubhouse, you’ll only ever be steps from our chilled out dining area, spa and pool. You’ll feel truly part of the Latitude 10° family, and have A/C too!

•46-square foot bedroom with A/C, in the heart of Latitude 10° resort.
• Attached to the Clubhouse and steps from dining area, spa and pool
• Air conditioning (our only room with A/C)
• Open-air bathroom with hot water shower
Accommodates up to 2 adults

In-room Amenities (all rooms):
Ceiling Fans*
Candlelit Turndown Service
Minibar with Local Drinks & Snacks
Laptop-sized Safe
Organic Toiletries
Open-air Bathrooms with Spacious Hot Water Rain Showers

Please Note:
* Open-air architecture allows for constant air flow –keeping things cool without the need for A/C
* * Casitas feature shades in place of traditional glass windows


Whether you’re looking to unwind, relax, and reconnect, or would prefer action-packed, adrenaline-filled days, you can find it all here in our beautiful Santa Teresa.  Our privileged location is blessed with the best waves, inspiring natural wonders, and plenty of wildlife as you may have noticed around the resort.  Venture out on the perfect adventure and we’ll be ready for your return, cocktails in hand!

At Latitude 10 you’ll also be able to enjoy plenty of activities at the resort including cooking or cocktail classes, Spanish lessons, beach yoga, spa treatments, board games and more.

Surf lesson or surf guide
Santa Teresa is a surf town par excellence, and you’ll feel this energy as soon as you hit the beach. With warm tropical waters and world class waves all year round, conditions are ideal for learning to surf. Master this epic sport with professional instructors who offer 2-hour group or private lessons for all levels.  More experienced surf tours are also available.  At additional cost

Montezuma Waterfalls Trail & Town
Hike through lush surroundings and across hanging bridges to the majestic Montezuma Waterfalls.  During the tour you’ll have the opportunity to cool off and swim in the sparkling waters and visit the nearby colorful village for artisan shopping and beachfront restaurants. At additional cost

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Costa Rica’s first protected area established in 1963, encompasses 1,172 hectares of humid tropical forest and preserves important jungle and marine ecosystems. Head out on a guided hike to discover this national treasure and you’ll learn all about the history and wonders of this nature reserve. At additional cost

Cabo Blanco & Montezuma
Enjoy a guided hike through Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve – Costa Rica’s first protected area – before visiting picturesque Montezuma, a melting pot of street markets and perfect lunch spots. Finally, hike to the spectacular Montezuma Waterfalls through lush rainforest and across hanging bridges for a swim in the sparkling waters before heading back in time for a famous Santa Teresa sunset. At additional cost

Sunset Kayaking
As the sun goes down, head out by kayak for breath-taking views of the Mal País and Santa Teresa coastline as well as the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. Off the shore you’ll often see many marine birds and maybe even some turtles and rays against the backdrop of a deeply colored, inspiring sunset.  Enjoy a sense of pure peace out on the sparkling waters, and connect with the ocean. At additional cost

Horseback Riding
There is no way more unique than this to explore Santa Teresa’s local beauty and surrounding nature. An experienced naturalist guide will take you up into the Manzanillo hills, through jungle and rivers, and then for a ride along the beach during this 2 hour tour. Along the way you’ll enjoy a real taste of the area’s culture, flora and fauna, and learn all about sustainable cattle farming practices in Costa Rica at Hacienda Ario, an award-winning farm. At additional cost

Montezuma Waterfalls Canopy Tour
Montezuma Waterfalls Canopy consists of 9 cables (the longest being 300m) and 11 platforms suspended high above the rainforest floor.  If you can keep your eyes open, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Nicoya Peninsula.  During the tour you’ll also have the opportunity to swim in the waters of the spectacular Montezuma Waterfalls and visit the nearby colorful village for artisan shopping and beachfront restaurants. At additional cost

Mal Pais Canopy Tour
Head to the boundaries of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, where you’ll soar across 26 hectares of lush tropical forest, high above the wildlife that lives below. The exhilarating canopy ride, set amongst towering trees, is nearly a kilometre long and an experience to be remembered. Professional naturalist guides will accompany you on the tour, revealing the secrets of the rainforest along the way. At additional cost

Curú Wildlife Reserve
For animal lovers, Curú Wildlife Reserve is a highlight of the Nicoya Peninsula. In this tropical paradise, the biodiversity is so dense that visitors are almost guaranteed to spot wild animals from spider monkeys to playful coatis. Enjoy the trails with your guide and spend time relaxing on the pristine beach with some fresh fruit and snacks. At additional cost

Curú Reserve & Tortuga Island
Explore the lush wilderness of Curú Wildlife Refuge, and learn all about the wonders of the tropical forest with your private naturalist guide. From Curú, Tortuga Island is a short, shared scenic boat ride away and you’ll be able to snorkel in the offshore reef which is home to hundreds of tropical fish. Dry off on the beach with some fresh fruit, snacks and drinks before returning to Curú to enjoy a delicious home-cooked traditional lunch. At additional cost

Curú & Kayak Tour to Playa Quesera
For animal lovers, Curú Wildlife Reserve is a highlight of the Nicoya Peninsula. In this tropical paradise, the biodiversity is so dense that visitors are almost guaranteed to spot wild animals from spider monkeys to playful coatis. Enjoy the trails with your guide before heading to the bay for a paddle out by kayak. When you return to shore, a delicious traditional lunch will be waiting for you. At additional cost


5-night Family Itinerary
At Latitude 10° you'ii feel like locals in no time.  Embrace the Santa Teresa beach life, explore the rustic-chic town by bike, and learn to ride our famous waves.  Here, you’ll eat well, relax well and get to know our culture while spending plenty of quality family time in the sunshine.

Spend your first afternoon in paradise exploring our surroundings, splashing around in our beachfront pool and of course, trying out our comfy beach hammocks. Play cards at sunset and join us at the Clubhouse to sneak a taste of whatever’s cooking at our open-kitchen.  Our regular and kid-friendly menus are full of fresh and locally-inspired dishes, responsibly-caught seafood, grass-fed beef, hormone-free chicken and an array of colorful organic fruits and veggies... all cooked up home-style.

After a complimentary a-la-carte breakfast, spend a leisurely morning relaxing together at Latitude 10°.  Take a yoga lesson by the ocean.  Meet Big Bird – our resident tiger heron – by the pool. Grab some boogie boards and head to the beach.  And when you’re ready, jump on our complimentary bicycles and peddle into Santa Teresa for some sushi and smoothies, or some live music and pura vida vibes by night.

Come for the surf, stay for the lifestyle.  That’s what they say about Santa Teresa.  Hit the beach with a pro surf instructor and find out why!  In just an hour or two the whole family will be up and riding some of Costa Rica’s best waves in true tico style.  No experience required – we’ve got waves for everyone here.

Rest your muscles back at the resort with a massage in our open-air treatment room while the kids take a Costa Rican cooking class with our Chef, or join our Sustainability Team to learn how to make rustic-chic natural clothing hangers from Santa Teresa beach wood.

Experience the Nicoya Peninsula from a different angle while zipping across the rainforest treetops at full speed.  Keep your eyes open for the spectacular views, and then swim beneath the majestic Montezuma Waterfalls before visiting the colorful village. There you’ll find plenty of artisan shopping,playful souvenirs, and little oceanfront eateries.

Return to Latitude 10° for some poolside chilling and a family board game tournament in the afternoon sunshine.

Day 5- WILDLIFE 360°
On your final morning, swap the beach for the rainforest with an immersive trip to Curú Wildlife Reserve.  The biodiversity here is so dense that you’ll be almost guaranteed to spot wild animalsincluding spider monkeys, agoutis and toucans. 

Afterwards, take a scenic boat ride to Tortuga Island where you’ll be able to snorkel in the offshore reefalongside hundreds of tropical fish.  You’ll be back to Santa Teresa in time for a last epic sunset or even a farewell horseback ride on the beach.

5-night Surf & Yoga Itinerary
For lovers who also love yoga and a little adrenaline, there’s no place quite like Latitude 10°.  Join us on our white sands to breathe in the Santa Teresa good vibes, breathe out the pressures of life, and of course ride our famous Costa Rican waves.  In between classes there’ll be plenty of opportunity to lounge around the resort, explore the town, and indulge in some true relaxation and romance. All daily surf and yoga classes are private and no prior experience is required.

Spend your first afternoon in paradise exploring your surroundings, cooling off in our beachfrontpool and experiencing Golden Hour, Latitude 10°style.

After dark, pull up a chair at the open-kitchen and bar to try some of our tropical cocktails and sneak ataste of whatever’s cooking.  At the Clubhouse we serve up fresh and flavorful locally-inspired dishesfeaturing responsibly-sourced, organic ingredients.  For vegans, steak-lovers, and everyone in between,we’ll always be able to rustle up something wholesome and delicious.

Start the day right with an energizing hatha yoga class.  Practice your asanas on our white palm-fringed sands with an instructor and when you’re done, we’ll have a tasty breakfast ready for you to fuel up ahead of your surf lesson.  With a variety of uncrowded beaches and waves for every experience level, you’ll see just why we’ve become Costa Rica’s favorite surf spot.

In the afternoon, jump on our complimentary bicycles and peddle into chic Santa Teresa town for some smoothies and sushi – we’ll let you in on the local secrets.

Grab a board and head back into our warm waters for a second surfing session in the glorious sunshine.  Practice the basics or hang 10 with your instructor if you’re feeling confident – you’ll be looking pro in no time.

Return to our beautiful sands for an uber-relaxing yoga nidra session.  There’s nothing quite like nature and a gentle ocean breeze to help you completely disconnect from the world.  Chill the afternoon away in our extra comfy, colorful beach hammocks – they make great front row seats to the dramatic Santa Teresa sunsets too.

Welcome a new day on our pristine Pacific shores with another revitalizing hatha yoga class.  Which intention will you set for this session?  Being present in the moment? Releasing negativity?  Peacefulness?

Spend the day at leisure around the resort, unwinding by the pool or learning how to make ceviche and cocktails with our Chef.  Come late afternoon, you’ll be back out on the waves perfecting your moves as the sun, sea and sky merge.  After dark, our spa therapists will welcome you back to Latitude 10° for a well-deserved 90-minute deep tissue massage.

On your final day, put all of your new surfing skills to good practice.  It’s time to get up and riding like a true Costa Rican – welcome to the Santa Teresa inner circle!

Reward your hard work with a yoga class of your choice followed by a celebratory round of Tico Sours.  Later on when the stars come out, walk hand in hand to the beach, following a path illuminated only by candles and moonlight.  There you'll find a romantic Tiki torch-lit setting just for two, a dinnertime spot of dreams to share stories, laughs and kisses in perfect intimacy over a delicious 3 course meal.

Latitude 10° is located on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, just outside the rustic-chic town and surfing utopia of Santa Teresa. With many travel options to suit you, getting there is easy.

There are 3 ways to get to Latitude 10°: Fly, Drive, or take a Private Shuttle Service.

Flight: 25 mins. + Airport Pick-up: 50 mins. = 1 hour 15 mins. Total Travel Time

The easiest & fastest way. It’s carbon neutral too!

Fly from the capital city, San Jose, to the nearby Tambor airstrip (25 mins.). Daily flights from San Jose with Sansa Airlines. Once in Tambor, it’s a 50 min. drive to Latitude 10°.

Drive to Latitude 10° = Approx. 5 hrs. Total Travel Time from SJO

Rent a car and explore Santa Teresa and Costa Rica at your own pace.

If you’re planning to rent a car in Costa Rica, you will be provided with detailed driving instructions on how to reach Latitude 10°. Please note, this is advised as the last option for reaching the resort. Although highways are generally well-maintained and safe throughout the country, the road to Santa Teresa is particularly rugged.

Shuttle Service: Approx. 5 hrs. Total Travel Time from SJO

As an alternative to flying from SJO, you can be picked up at the airport in a private shuttle and driven directly to Latitude 10°. You’ll travel in an air-conditioned vehicle and cross the scenic Gulf of Nicoya by ferry. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins as you pass the picturesque islands!

The private driver will be happy to make stops along the way for bathroom breaks and photo opportunities.

For more information on Latitude 10 degrees click HERE


Stay 3 nights, get 1 more night free
Valid for stays now-Dec 21, 2019

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