Beachfront boutique hotel

Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, North America


Nantipa is located in off the beaten path Santa Teresa, in one of the only five Blue Zones of the world. Montezuma Waterfall, a surf lessons and canopying through Malpaís are must-have experience activities that the hotel can set up for you. Either individual travellers, families or a group of friends, everyone can enjoy the spa services, sunset romance and a true, big size gourmet Costa Rican dining experience.

Rooms: 21

Opening year: 2019

Last renovation: 2022


  • Waste water is processed in a treatment plant. The resulting clean water is used in irrigation of the gardens. Solid waste is sent out to the Nicoya Water keepers processing plant
  • Energy sensors are placed to manage lights and air conditioning. Solar Water heaters are installed in each room
  • Cutting of original trees was fully licensed and limited to only 6 of the original trees in the property. Multiple trees and plants were added to compensate. All wood was re-utilized in furniture and construction. All new plants are endemic to the region, and produced locally
  • No single use plastic used on property

Community interactions:

  • Have ample support programs from local schools, to the Chamber of Tourism (founding members, hold the vice presidency) to the treasury of the National Chamber of Tourism
  • Working with local soccer teams and athletes
  • Purchasing locally from fishermen and other suppliers
  • All tours and guides are operated by local small companies

Certifications: Elite level (highest) in the Costa Rica Certificate of Sustainable Tourism, SLH Stay Considerate Collection

Management: local owner, local management