Nantipa – a Tico Beach Experience Costa Rica
Nantipa – a Tico Beach Experience
150 meters Northwest of Super Costa,
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Tico Experiences Hotel SRL
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Jose Maria Fernandez : more than 12 years of experience in different hotels around the world, experience in Housekeeping, F&B, and management in brands like Ritz and Hilton.
4 star boutique hotel (SLH)
Development in 2 phases, 15 deluxe rooms, pool, restaurant/bar, gardens, parking lot and main lobby in first phase 2018, 15 more rooms and 7 villas in 2022.
Nantipa – a Tico Beach Experience
History & Story
In a sunny summer afternoon in 2010, three Costa Rican friends – Harry, Luis and Meni – were discussing their plans for the upcoming December family vacations. The consensus was a beach destination in Costa Rica. While reviewing all options, the landscape became clear: there are very few small luxury hotels that are beachfront yet in or near a town that offers restaurants, entertainment and shopping.
Meni and Luis, who together have over 40 years of experience in tourism and hotels, and are active in more than 7 companies in the industry, suggested building a small, upscale beachfront hotel on Harry’s property. This was the onset of the Nantipa Dream.
Hotel is new
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Location right in front of the beach, property size (3 hectares beachfront) Pool size, very big, location of restaurant and bar right next to the beach (perfect for sunset)
Playa Santa Teresa, Cobano. Costa Rica
Key sites/activities in the area
• ATV Montezuma Waterfall
• Surfing lessons
• Hikes in Cabo Blanco National Park
• Hikes in Curu Reserve
• ATV tours
• Horseback riding tours on the beach
• Canopy Tour
• Tour to Tortuga Island
Tide pools in front of the hotel are the best in the area. Pool size is very big for 15 rooms. Surfing waves all year round, warm water temperature.
Tide pools in front of the hotel are perfect for children. The pool is pretty fun for children.
• Number of suites: Ninta Bungalows Beachfront – 5 / Ninta Bungalows Pool View – 2
• Number of Luxury rooms: Nanku Suites – 8
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 15
Nantipa offers 15 guest bungalows scattered in a 2.3-hectare property with 155 meters of beachfront. Most rooms feature full or partial ocean views, along with garden and pool views. Every unit has climate controls, cable TV with flat screens, working desk, small dining tables, hammocks, WiFi, minibar.
Nanku Suites: 65 square meters (700 square feet) (Located in two separate buildings, each with four units. First and Second-floor Nanku units offer a separate sleeping area with either one king bed or two queen beds and a large living room space with a pullout sofa bed. Large bathroom and terrace or balcony complete the unit, which is ideal for couples for families with children. Nanku means home in Chorotega, and we aim to provide a home for guests in Santa Teresa. Total Units: 8.
Ninta Bungalows: 80 square meters (800 square feet) of luxury space with ample terraces, a 3.5 x 3.5 mt (10 x 10 ft) private pool, hammock, king bed and double indoor/outdoor shower. Our floor to ceiling glass doors open to the ocean views and sunset. Ideal for a romantic getaway and a memorable honeymoon. Ninta means beach in Chorotega, and five units are built as close to the beach as legally possible in Costa Rica, with direct access to the sand and surf. Total units: 7
Restaurants & Bars
• Nantipa’s Restaurant, Manzu (« friend » in Chorotega) training by Spanish 1 Star Michelin Chef is located on the beach, with direct views of the ocean and sunset. The main dining area features 15 tables that easily accommodate 50 guests, in a very cozy, inviting and relaxed ambience. Mixologists have prepared creative and unique cocktails featuring Costa Rica’s tropical fruits and local liqueurs, inviting visitors to mingle, unwind and enjoy the natural beauty.
Dining menus feature Costa Rican inspired cuisine, with local ingredients and creative presentations. The omnipresent Ceviche assortment and the fresh grilled seafood are staples in our menu, that also features favourites like tacos, gallos, casados and other local delicacies.
Restaurant Capacity: 75 seats
• Nantipa’s main pool is located in the centre of the property, inviting all guests to spend relaxing time under the sun, in close proximity to the beach. The pool measures 270 square meters (2700 square feet) with a sunbathing area of 305 square meters (3300 sq feet). In addition, we have ample green and sand space for guest privacy, featuring chaise long and hammocks. A full beverage menu is available for pool-side service.
• Nantipa will open with a limited Spa service in an open bungalow near the beach area. Plans for a full spa are set for phase two of the hotel.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• We´re perfect for a small incentive group that would like a full buy-out or weddings.
• Restaurant capacity: 75 seats
• Hotel full capacity: 30-35 guests
Extra Notable Features
• 1 mile of beautiful trails around the property and gardens.
• Special sites for romantic dinners (beachfront)
• Mixology classes with a bartender
• Special one to one surfing lessons just in front of the hotel
Number of employees