Top Five Hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: Hotel Tropico Latino


Lauded by guests as their “favorite place in Costa Rica”, Hotel Tropico Latino gets rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Find out why Tropico Latino is a Top 5 Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Hotel Tropico Latino is a Top 5 Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

With more than 190 “Excellent” reviews on TripAdvisor, Hotel Tropico Latino is now rated one of the Top Five Hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Tropico Latino is also a Certificate of Excellence winner.

“The hotel was our favorite place in a two week trip in Costa Rica,” wrote a visitor from England who stayed at Hotel Tropico Latino earlier this month.

Hotel Tropico Latino right on the beach at Playa Carmen in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

The mid-range hotel is beautifully laid out right on the beach at Playa Carmen, the first beach in the Santa Teresa area. At the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, forested coastal mountains sweep down to bright blue Pacific Ocean, creating some of the most spectacular hidden beaches of Costa Rica. Santa Teresa consistently is voted as having the best beaches in Central America for their beauty and being not overly developed. To get there, you either need to take a ferry from the Pacific port of Puntarenas or a domestic flight to Tambor, and then drive 45 minutes to get to Santa Teresa.

The beach at Playa Carmen is stunning; with a captivating mix of shells and volcanic sea glass, small sand-washed smooth pebbles and fine light-beige sand in between rocky reef outcroppings. You simply walk right out from your room, or along paths through the hotel gardens, to the hotel’s lounge area on the sand where you have loungers, hammocks and chairs to relax under the shade of palm and coastal almond trees.

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is one of the top beaches in Central America. (photo by Shannon Farley)

One of Santa Teresa’s main attractions is its waves for surfing, and it is a popular place for surf camps and surfing lessons. Yoga retreats are another favorite activity. You can go for miles on long beach walks, and sunsets are spectator events watching the sun set the ocean ablaze with fiery colors reflecting the vibrant sky.

“This hotel paradise showcases the best of Santa Teresa. The rooms are spacious, immaculate, and attractive. The grounds are beautiful and a delight to walk through. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The location is ideal for anyone, close to perfect waves for surfing, on the perfect beach, seconds from shops and restaurants,” noted a family in their TripAdvisor review, who also visited in November 2016.

Sunsets and surfing … paradise at Hotel Tropico Latino at Playa Carmen in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Hotel Tropico Latino is set on a large property featuring gorgeous gardens of huge trees, tropical plants and flowers, and meandering pathways. There are several categories of rooms to suit everyone, from posh luxury to relaxed comfort.

“We personally like the Garden Bungalows with their private entrances, private patios, and very spacious interiors. Having our own coffeemaker was perfect for a cup before an early morning beach walk, and for an afternoon pick-me-up. Having the mini-fridge also was handy to keep water bottles and fresh fruit cold,” wrote a guest on TripAdvisor, who stayed at Tropico Latino in October 2016.

Spacious, attractive Garden Bungalows at Hotel Tropico Latino are a favorite with guests.

The hotel’s Shambala Restaurant gets the most rave reviews.

“From the route to get there to the magical beach, everything about our stay in this hotel was magical … but no doubt the highlight was the food … those flavors, the textures, the colors, the smell … everything. Have you ever eaten art before? Well here I got to do it and it was awesome,” wrote a guest who stayed at Tropico Latino with friends in September 2016.

Beachfront dining at Hotel Tropico Latino’s Shambala Restaurant in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Come see for yourself why Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica receives such sensational traveler reviews. This time of year you can get great travel deals; ask about their special promotions.

Article by Shannon Farley

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