- Smart beachfront property
- Good upper-mid-range option
- Jacuzzi, pool, spa
- Surfing, horse riding, hiking, ziplining
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.
- 10 luxurious beachside villas
- Great surfing & snorkelling
- Kayaking, diving, cycling, horse-riding
- Pool, spa, air-conditioned fitness centre
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023