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Tropico Latino

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- Smart beachfront property
- Good upper-mid-range option
- Jacuzzi, pool, spa
- Surfing, horse riding, hiking, ziplining

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Tropico Latino is one of many beachfront hotels to be found in Santa Teresa on the west coast of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Here, the beaches are known for their gorgeous soft, white sands and excellent surfing. This well-presented, upper-mid-range property offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and is committed to a number of sustainable initiatives which help protect the area’s local wildlife and preserve its natural features. In fact, several beaches in the area have received Blue Flag recognition awards thanks to these remarkable ongoing efforts.

There are around half a dozen accommodation options on site ranging from the Beachfront Suites and the Glamping Junior Suites, to the Beachfront Bungalows and the Garden View Bungalows. All of the rooms, suites and bungalows are located either right by the beach or just a short walk from it. They’re set amongst lush, tropical foliage, with a rainforest canopy providing plenty of shade during hotter times of the year. All rooms and suites have lots of space and natural light and the many amenities include air conditioning, ceiling fans, complimentary toiletries, coffee making facilities, towels and a mini fridge. All units also have an en-suite bathroom with hot water, and a porch area with hammocks.

The hotel has an open-air beachfront restaurant and the menu features traditional and local foods, with organic ingredients used whenever possible. There’s also a spa with a broad range of treatments and services including wraps, massages and exfoliations. Yoga classes are open to beginners and experienced practitioners, plus there’s a swimming pool with jacuzzi to make use of, as well as beautiful gardens to explore and an outdoor lounge area complete with hammocks for relaxing by the beach.

There’s a diverse line-up of activities, tours and experiences on offer. Many of these naturally centre on the beach, while others provide the chance to explore the wider area. Surfing is fast becoming very popular here, and lessons for surfers of all experience levels are readily available. It’s also possible to go paddle-boarding, embark on a leisurely and scenic horseback riding excursion, visit a nearby nature reserve, go hiking and fly through the rainforest canopies on a zip line.

Children of all ages are welcome, and families are advised to book one of the larger accommodation options such as the Beachfront Bungalow. Due to the hotel’s beachside location, parents are reminded to keep their children under constant adult supervision.

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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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