• Beachfront bungalows and villas
  • Luxury with a unique Costa Rican feel
  • Close to great restaurants and nightlife in Santa Teresa
  • Member of Small Luxury Hotels
  • Small and intimate but high end with an eye for detail
  • Great for honeymoons, romantic trips, luxury surfing, wellness and destination weddings

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The Villas at Nantipa open to rave reviews

Nantipa officially opened two new three-bedroom beachfront villas on March 15, 2022.  The creative design of Garnier Arquitectos and Andrea Artinano Interior Design, both Costa Rican professionals, effortlessly combined barefoot luxury, sustainability, and the essence of Pura Vida design. Each two-story villa features three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, direct ocean views, private 7.5 x 4 meter (23 x 12 ft) pools, ample terraces and direct beach access. 

Both 2,000 square feet villas offer an open floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen extending to a dining area for 8 and large living room space.  Floor to ceiling glass doors and windows allow the lush gardens to integrate with the local furniture and décor. Two of the guest rooms are outfitted with luxurious king beds, and the third offers two queen beds accommodating up to 7 adults. Guests have full access to all Nantipa hotel services, including beachfront Manzu Restaurant, the Numu Wellness Center, main pool, and lobby. Additional personalized services exclusive to the villas include a private chef, mixologist, grill master, concierge, tours, and experiences in the region.

“We have experienced an increase in demand for private villas that are designed with multiple guest segments in mind.  Our villas are ideal for families, small groups of friends travelling together, even groups of single travelers attending a retreat or celebration, ” said Harry Hartman, hotel owner and manager. “Our privileged beachfront location and proximity to restaurants and shops in Santa Teresa aid in high occupancy rates and very positive feedback and customer satisfaction. We were happy to welcome three advisors from the May FAM trip to experience the new villas and provide us with important recommendations to enhance the luxury product.”

For more information or to make a reservation please contact Carolina at reservations@nantipa.com or visit us at www.nantipa.com.

Nantipa Introduces Unique Dining Options

The talented Food & Beverage team at Nantipa has rolled out exciting and innovative new options for in-resort dining, for families and couples alike.  Staying within the barefoot luxury concept and taking full advantage of the privileged location, guests at Nantipa will be able to enjoy the beach, the pool and the terraces in their own bungalows for memorable breakfasts in the sun and dinners under the stars.

Private Beach Dining: we have selected a secluded part of our 155 meter (450 foot) beach line to provide couples or small families with the opportunity to dine privately.  The event features a price fix 6 course menu with wine and a welcome cocktail.  The unique and creative setting as well as the private waiter guarantee a memorable experience which starts right after sundown.

In Terrace Dinner or Breakfast: many hotels offer in-room dining.  In Nantipa, we extend the experience to set up a private event in the couple’s bungalow.  Guests can request a private breakfast next to the plunge pool or dinner under the stars, with breathtaking beach, ocean or pool views.  This romantic experience will create lasting memories.

In Pool dinner: for guests that are staying in our Nanku Suites, our management team has designed a different and creative dining option.  The table and chairs is set in the shallow end and dinner is served as guests sit within the pool, barefoot.  Definitely a new approach to barefoot luxury.

Manzu’s Parrillada: guests can order the all meat, all seafood or combined grill experience.  Your selection of five items is served tableside with a charcoal grill, allowing guests prepare their own dinner, cooked to their taste.   Sides include salad, grilled vegetables, choice of patacones or yucca (smashed fried green plantain bannanas or cassava) and assorted sauces. 

For menus, more information or to book these unique dining beach experiences, please contact mmikowski@nantipa.com or call toll free 1-855-Nantipa.  Reservations are strongly recommended, limited availability.

Manzu Beachfront Restaurant at Nantipa

Since our opening in February 2019 Nantipa – a Tico Beach Experience and its beachfront restaurant Manzú (Friend in Chorotega Language) have become the new it thing in Santa Teresa.   There are not many places in Santa Teresa where you can experience a marvelous sunset while enjoying great cuisine and service.

Manzú has designed a menu that will appeal to all palates, a mix of international and Costa Rican cuisine made with fresh and local sourced ingredients.  No matter if guests are having breakfast, lunch, appetizers or dinner, they are able to enjoy our beautiful view while delighting yourself with wide selection of appetizers, entrées and desserts.  The best, Manzú is open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.    

Cocktails at Manzú are an experience of their own.  Designed by the Mulberry Project (https://projectgroupnyc.com), our concoctions are crisp, refreshing and exotic, mixing local fruits of Costa Rica into well-known recipes such as Mojitos, Gin Tonics or pineapple infused Sangria.  

Do you want to celebrate a special occasion?   Let us help you with the arrangements.  From romantic dinners at the beach under candlelight to breakfast in your own private terrace, we can accommodate our service to your desires. 

Nantipas First Official FAM generates great enthusiasm from Virtuoso Agents

Four California Virtuoso agents accepted Nantipa’s invitation and visited during the soft opening phase last January.  Here are some of the comments and amazing feedback received.  Thanks to Cindi, Ann, Carlos and Donna for your visit and taking the time to get to know Nantipa and Santa Teresa.

Nantipa is an extraordinary, beach-front hotel located on the Nicoya Peninsula in the vibrant town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The property is situated in the heart of the bohemian surfer town which is filled with great places to eat international cuisine, shop in artisan boutiques and take in the local culture everywhere you look… The hotel has a simple luxury to it that I know my discerning clients will appreciate. My clients are always looking for unique destinations that reflect the local culture while remaining comfortable and friendly. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with my clients so I can start booking them there immediately”.

“This chic intimate resort sits on one of the best beaches in the country with direct access to natural ocean pools that form in the low tide.  Surfers will appreciate the world class beach break just a short walking distance away.  The pool is quite large for such a boutique resort, and is esthetically designed to blend into the lush jungle surroundings… This brings me to the highlight at this property -- the incredible staff!  Everyone was welcoming, professional and paid great attention detail.  Excellent service all around… I stayed in an elegantly appointed beachfront bungalow, (Ninta 3) which has a small private plunge pool, a hammock and an unbelievable view that looked right out on the Pacific Ocean.  The bungalow itself was spacious with one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in.  The bathroom was quite large with dual sinks, and both an indoor and outdoor shower.  This bungalow makes for the perfect romantic retreat.  The ocean is so close it’s like you have your own private plunge pool right on the beach.  The spectacular view along with the sounds of the waves and wildlife pulls you in – it’s truly magical”. 

Four nights in Nantipa visiting the Montezuma Waterfalls, hiking and touring on horseback the region, beaches and rivers.  The trip continued for 2 nights in Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa with plenty of time to enjoy Costa Rica’s most acclaimed Spa and Hot Springs.  The group enjoyed a full day of adventure at the Sky Adventures Park in Arenal.  The last day was spent in San Jose, touring downtown and enjoying lunch in Barrio Escalante.  Closing dinner at Azotea Calle 7 with overnight at the Hotel Presidente before returning home. 

The officially opened on January 29.  For information please contact us at reservations@Nantipa.com, call us at 1 (855) NANTIPA, or visit us at www.Nantipa.com

Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience is Open For Reservations and Inspections

We are happy to announce that progress in construction at Nantipa is at 80%, and both model rooms are finished.  Soft opening to start December 15.  The hotel is ready for inspections and reservations now, and for guest arrivals starting February 1, 2019.

Nantipa is a new concept of boutique beachfront experience in Costa Rica.  The hotel is in the quaint town of Santa Teresa which boasts outstanding restaurants, nightlife, surfing, yoga, adventure and wellness options.  This true gem is Costa Rica’s top beach, spanning for miles, bordered by dense vegetation, abundant wildlife and a Pura Vida spirit.

This new Small Luxury Hotel (SLH) features 15 guest rooms in two categories: the Ninta Bungalow and the Nanku Suite.  In addition, it comprises a large swimming pool in the center of the property, and Manzu, an open beachfront bar and restaurant, perfect for the sunset and the ocean views.

7 Ninta Bungalows offer 80 square meters (800 sq ft) of luxurious guest space, a 3.5 x 3.5 meter (10 x 10 feet) plunge pool, two hammocks, king bed, large bathroom with dual indoor / outdoor showers and direct beach access.  Ideal for couples.

8 Nanku Suites offer 65 square meters (650 sq ft) split into a sleeping area with one king or two full beds, plus a large living room with twin mattress sofa bed.  Ideal for families, sleeps up to four guests.  The eight rooms are located in two buildings, each with two floors, featuring ample terraces and balconies, with hammocks, to view the pool and gardens.

Currently, the General Manager – Jose Maria Fernandez – is on site, putting together the dream team for top service.  Chef Charpentier is working on menus, and the team from the Mulberry Project is creating the unique cocktail and beverage lists.  Coordination is under the leadership of Bound, a top Costa Rican Hotel Management Company with fresh ideas and Tico Hospitality.

For Reservations, please contact Mauricio Castro at mauricio@boundhospitality.com.  For more information, please email Meni Mikowski at mmikowski@nantipa.com, or visit us at www.nantipa.com .  Please follow our progress at www.facebook.com/nantipa.resort

Nantipa is on Schedule for Soft Opening in December

We are delighted with the construction progress on Nantipa’s 15 beachfront bungalows and suites, along with the freeform pool and our restaurant on the sand.  Many of the buildings are well into the details and finishing stages, and hard hat inspections have begun.  Our soft opening is scheduled for late November and December of 2018.

Our unique and fresh product is designed to provide a Tico Beach Experience in Costa Rica’s top rated beach.  Direct, unobstructed beach access; sunset and ocean views from the bar, pool and restaurant; private plunge pools; tico recipes and ingredients in all menus.

Reservations are open for stays starting February 1.  All our preferred Tour Operators, DMCs and Wholesalers have signed contracts and hold 2019 rates.  Our landing page for reservations is active, and the final website is under design, along with sales manuals and e-brochures.

If you plan to visit the Santa Teresa region, please contact us for a site inspection and review of the 7 Ninta Bungalows and 8 Nanku Suites, along with our amazing free-form pool, restaurant and lobby.  Please reach us via whatsapp at +1 (240) 354 8533 or at reservations@nantipa.com. Please follow our construction updates and photos at https://www.facebook.com/nantipa.resort/.  We hope to see you in Santa Teresa soon, and are looking forward to hosting your top clients in 2019!


Construction is Underway in Hotel Nantipa, Santa Teresa

After years of design and securing permits, construction in the luxurious, beachfront Hotel Nantipa is underway!  The 15 bungalow, authentic Costa Rica boutique hotel is scheduled for a soft opening in Q4 2018, accepting reservations for guest stays starting January 2019. 

A prominent group of Costa Rican architects has combined to create a unique hotel, that masterfully blends into the exotic nature of the Nicoya Peninsula – one of five Blue Zones in the World – with authentic design and exceptional features.  Located in Santa Teresa – Costa Rica’s top-rated beach – in a relaxed surfing town, guests at Nantipa will have easy access to numerous shops, restaurants, bakeries and bars, offering a wide range of culinary options and superb nightlife. 

Nantipa means Blue in the Chorotega Language.  The name honors the color of the Pacific Ocean and the clear skies, but primarily recognizes the hotel location in one of five identified Blue Zones, celebrated for the longevity and healthy lifestyle of its inhabitants. 

The hotel features two bungalow categories: Ninta (Beach in Chorotega) is ideal for a romantic beachfront escape.  The 80 square meter (800 sq ft) room features a private 3.5 x 3.5 meter plunge pool (10 x 10 feet), dual indoor / outdoor showers, ample terrace with hammocks, floor to ceiling glass windows and direct access to the beach.  Nanku (Home) is the family style bungalow, with separate sleeping area and living room space.  The room measures 65 square meters (650 sq ft) with an ample bathroom, and balconies or terraces, garden and partial ocean views.

Santa Teresa is recognized worldwide as a top surfing and wellness destination.  Natural attractions in the region include the Cabo Blanco National Park, the Curu Wildlife Reserve and Tortuga Island, a superb spot for snorkeling and shallow diving.  The region features soft adventures like hiking to the Montezuma Waterfalls, kayaking in rivers and ocean, deep sea fishing, and tours on horseback and ATVs.  Outstanding surfing, kayaking, biking and yoga are ideal activities while visiting Costa Rica’s newest beach location.

The newest hospitality product in Costa Rica, Nantipa is a member of Small Luxury Hotels (SLH).   Bound Hospitality will manage and operate the hotel, a guarantee of high quality and personalized service.  We look forward to your visit soon, and to taking care of your esteemed clients.  For more information, please emails us at info@nantipa.com, or call us at + 1 (240) 354-8533.

Nantipa to Start Construction February 5

After years in the planning and permitting processes, Nantipa – a Tico Beach Resort is set to break ground on February 5.  The construction and landscaping phase is expected to last 8 months, allowing the hotel to open for the Peak Season in December 2018.

Nantipa is the creative result of the collaboration between three cutting edge professional architectural firms based in Costa Rica – Vida Architects, Garnier & Asociados and Sens Interior Design.  All three have their own impressive curricula in the Costa Rica hospitality industry, and their combined talents results in a unique beachfront hotel in Santa Teresa de Cobano, Nicoya Peninsula.

“We aim to offer the local and international luxury market a unique and rare product that combines five characteristics, that put together are difficult to find elsewhere in Costa Rica”, said Nantipa’s President, Harry Hartman.  “We will offer true luxury, beachfront individual bungalows, in a great town with access to superb restaurants and cafes, amazing nightlife and fun shopping experiences”, continued Hartman.  Sustainability and the “barefoot luxury” concepts are integral values to our brand and the experience we expect to offer our guests.

Santa Teresa is an up and coming beach destination in Costa Rica, known for white sand beaches, exuberant vegetation and great surfing.  “Nantipa” means blue in the indigenous Chorotega language, and honors not only the palette of a vast array of tones of blue available in the region, but the fact that the Nicoya Peninsula is recognized by Unesco as one of the five Blue Zones in the World.  The region is home to the Cabo Blanco National Park, the Kuru Wildlife Reserve and is close to the Montezuma Waterfalls, Tortuga Island among many other natural attractions.

We look forward to sending you updates on our development and construction progress.

Costa Rica Tourism Numbers are Way Up

Substantial increases in the number of visitors from six key markets have boosted the number of tourism arrivals to Costa Rica by 16.7% during the first semester of 2016.  As the nonstop flight from London to San Jose was introduced, the British market has grown by an impressive 70% over the first six months of the year.

North America continues to be the main source of visitors.  All three countries have presented significant growth, with the United States leading the way with a 20% increase.  Mexico has presented similar numbers in growth, with Canada lagging at 5%.  The Canadian market is expected to grow in 2017 as more connectivity is added between San Jose and Canadian cities including Montreal, Edmonton and Calgary.

More US cities are experiencing nonstop schedules, as Southwest, Alaska and United have increased their frequencies and routes.  From Mexico, the competition between Volaris, Interjet and Aeromexico have resulted in more flights to Mexico DF, as well as Cancun, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

Europe as a whole has grown at a healthy 13% rate for the first semester.  Numbers are also likely to increase with the introduction not only of the Air France Paris to San Jose flight, but also the addition of nonstop frequencies from Frankfurt and Zurich starting in late Fall.

With demand outpacing supply, it is important to book early.  We will always do our very best to find space and accommodate your clients in our hotels, as we treasure your business and long lasting relationship.  

Santa Teresa, #1 Destination in Central America 2015


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