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- Intimate & exclusive beachfront lodge
- Open-air design
- Surfing, horse riding
- Pool, spa, yoga, cookery

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Latitude 10 is an intimate boutique beach hotel with a private, exclusive feel located on the outskirts of the scruffy but trendy surf town of Santa Teresa. With its open-sided rooms, Latitude 10 has the feel of a wilderness rainforest lodge, a design that is slightly incongruous with its location on the outskirts of a fairly busy town. Although undoubtedly one of Costa Rica's best beach front hotels, we feel Latitude 10 is best suited for couples and honeymooners looking for a romantic, relaxed and exclusive resort in easy reach of the hip restaurants and bars of Santa Teresa.

Latitude 10 lies on the outskirts of Santa Teresa, on the west coast of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. The location is a little too far to walk into town, but complimentary bikes are available, and it is a short taxi drive if heading into town for dinner. Santa Teresa itself has a fast growing reputation as one of Costa Rica's most fashionable surf towns and tends to attract a younger more party orientated crowd. The plus side of that is that there are some fantastic hipster oriented cafes, bars and restaurants on offer.

The hotel’s pretty grounds span some seven acres fronting an attractive rugged beachfront, and the property is very open to all the sights and sounds of the jungle so is best suited to those with an adventurous spirit. Please note the beach in front of the resort is not really suitable for swimming or surfing.

There are just five characterful casitas, or guestrooms, all nestled among the rainforest trees with views out on to the ocean. The open-air design of the rooms allows for constant air flow and helps keep the interiors cool thus negating the need for air conditioning units, although ceiling fans are provided for particularly hot days. There are three categories of room to choose from: the standard Guestroom, the larger Junior Suite and the most expensive option, the Master Suite. All the rooms and suites have an airy yet homely and comfortable feel and they are all set well apart from one another to guarantee privacy and plenty of peace and quiet. Bathrooms are open to the sky and set in charming, private gardens. The rooms are gorgeous, but the open design does mean they are definitely not suitable for the squeamish or those who wanting a more private contained room with air con! (Florblanca just down the road is a better bet if that is your priority)

While the pace of life here is decidedly relaxed, there’s a great deal to do in the surrounding area from surfing, snorkelling and cycling to town visits, jungle adventures, cookery lessons, yoga classes or simply lolling around in hammocks or the lovely pool. Those looking to sample the area’s rich surfing culture can try it out for themselves, with lessons available for everyone, including complete beginners. It is worth noting that surfing does not take place on the beach in front of the resort, but at different beaches depending on conditions. Horseback rides are a great way to discover the beautiful natural surroundings, with rides along the beach, up the hills and through the rainforest all possible. Snorkelling around Tortuga Island (boat trip) and witnessing the schools of brilliantly coloured fish is a real treat, as are guided tours of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and swims in a nearby waterfall. There’s an abundance of wildlife to see in the area from spider monkeys to butterflies and some excellent bird life. The town of Santa Teresa is within easy reach – in fact, the hotel offers complimentary bike hire so guests can discover the town’s delightful shops and eateries in their own time. For chilling out back at base there’s the on-site spa, Meridian, which offers yoga classes, pampering treatments and soothing massages. Ceviche and cocktail making are also great fun activities offered by the hotel.

Children of all ages are very welcome albeit the hotel does have a more romantic grown up atmosphere. That being said if you are keen on staying here as a family, there are plenty of activities and experiences everyone can take part in together, although for safety reasons please note that some activities will be subject to age restrictions. Those travelling in larger groups may wish to consider reserving the entire resort for exclusive use, which can accommodate up to 12 guests. Given that the lodge is open to the jungle, parents are reminded to ensure that their children are under adult supervision at all times.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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