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Why not take your next beach vacation at one of the best beaches in the world – Santa Teresa in Costa Rica.

Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica -- one of the best beaches in the world.

Article by Shannon Farley

Need some travel inspiration for your next beach vacation?

It’s time to make your summer travel plans and the travel experts at TripAdvisor just announced their list of the best beaches in the world for where to go this year.

TripAdvisor analyzed millions of reviews and photos from travelers who've been to thousands of beaches around the globe over the past 12 months to name the best beaches in the world in their 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Beautiful Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica, a top 10 beach in Central America.

Santa Teresa Beach and Hermosa Beach by Santa Teresa in Costa Rica were named Top 10 Beaches in Central America and Costa Rica. Both beautiful beaches are found on the Pacific Coast of the southern Nicoya Peninsula and are consistently named top beaches year after year.

Undulating swaths of dark and nearly white sand and warm, clear blue water run down the coast lined with palm trees and hilly jungle. Named by Forbes Magazine as “one of the most beautiful beaches in the world,” Santa Teresa is known for world-class surfing and magnificent scenery. People come to the hip, cosmopolitan beach destination for the popular pastimes of surfing and yoga.

Spectacular sunsets at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Facing almost due west, Santa Teresa is the place to be for sunsets. Walking down the pristine beach, you see no high rises or crowds, only trees, jungle, sand and surf. The setting sun reflects its fiery colors in hundreds of little tide pools in exposed reef and turns the sand rosy pink.

The Santa Teresa beachfront hotel Tropico Latino is a relaxed, charming oasis on four acres of abundant gardens next to the sea – perfect for your Costa Rica beach vacation. Hotel Tropico Latino offers comfortable and stylish tropical bungalows and suites, a beachfront spa, yoga classes and retreats, surf lessons and surf camps. Its beach, Playa Carmen in Santa Teresa, holds the ecological Blue Flag award.

Plan your next sunny holiday to one of the best beaches in Costa Rica and Central America – Santa Teresa.

Beachfront Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

You may not know it, but right now is the best time for Costa Rica travel deals. Get 50% off all room rates at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Special promotion Hotel Tropico Latino Oct 2017This month of October, the Santa Teresa, Costa Rica beach hotel Tropico Latino is offering amazing Costa Rica travel deals with 50% off all room rates, breakfast included, if you book directly with the hotel.

It’s the perfect opportunity for a quick vacation getaway in Costa Rica.

You may not know it, but right now is the best time for Costa Rica travel deals. Before the main tourist season kicks off in December, you can save big on places to stay and things to do … and that includes domestic flights within Costa Rica, and even international flights to the Central American country.

Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica
Playa Carmen in front of Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

There are zero crowds, and still enough sunshine to ensure you feel like you’re in the tropics.

Offering relaxed “barefoot” luxury and beauty, Hotel Tropico Latino fronts the gorgeous white sand beach of Playa Carmen at Santa Teresa. Perfect surfing waves roll in just steps away. The hotel has a wonderful day spa and yoga classes at their beachfront yoga studio. Accommodations in suites, bungalows and beach houses provide you with all of the comforts you want on a Costa Rica beach holiday.

Beachfront Bungalow at Hotel Tropico Latino
Beachfront Bungalow at Hotel Tropico Latino.

The hotel’s Shambala Restaurant features innovative, healthy, Costa Rican cuisine by international award-winning Chef Randy Siles. The food is fresh and flavorful, whether you're feasting on freshly-caught fish Ceviche, enjoying a tropical fruit smoothie, or savoring delicious organic salads, or homemade breads and desserts.

Hotel Tropico Latino restaurant cuisine
Fresh, organic and healthy dining experience at Hotel Tropico Latino.

Make a difference with your travel choices. Hotel Tropico Latino operates sustainably to protect their remarkable setting.

Tourists and celebrities from all over the world come to Santa Teresa to enjoy the spectacular Pacific Coast beaches, beautiful jungle and warm tropical climate. No huge hotels line the shore; no chain restaurants sell run-of-the-mill food you can easily get back home; no private resorts have restricted access to the beach. The Costa Rican government makes sure all beaches are public. In Santa Teresa, all you see on the beach is the sun, swaying palm trees, sparkling sand, and epic surf.

Article by Shannon Farley

Family Vacation Costa Rica

The family-friendly Hotel Tropico Latino is the place for your family vacation in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Safe and an easy flight from the U.S., Canada and Europe, Costa Rica is a great place to travel.

Family vacation Santa Teresa Costa RicaBlue ocean and broad white sand beaches, lots of sunshine and warm temperatures make family vacations in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica the best place to go.

Costa Rica is always a favorite destination for family vacations. It’s safe, with plenty of direct flights from the U.S., Canada and Europe, and there’s so much for outdoor-loving families to do. The best part about Santa Teresa is it offers a beach retreat that's both relaxing and adventurous.

Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Beachfront Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Family-friendly hotels in Santa Teresa like Hotel Tropico Latino make Costa Rica family vacations easy. You can choose from accommodations with several beds in one room, suites with two bedrooms, and beach houses with multiple bedrooms and full kitchens. The hotel’s Shambala Restaurant serves phenomenal food, and you get free Wi-Fi so you can stay in touch back home. Onsite beachfront yoga classes and a day spa ensure mom and dad get some rest too. And everyone will love the hotel’s surf camp with surf lessons right in front of the hotel in Santa Teresa’s world-class waves.

Hotel Tropico Latino Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica offers family-friendly accommodations like this Bungalow.

Renowned for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Santa Teresa is safe, family-oriented, relaxed, and full of restaurants, shops, and things to do.

6 Fun Things to Do for Families in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Family Vacation Costa Rica
The whole family can enjoy surf lessons at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Surfing and Stand-up paddling

Kids of all ages will enjoy Hotel Tropico Latino’s surfing lessons. Professional, bilingual surf instructors safely coach you in the fun sport of surfing. Older kids might also like to try stand-up paddling, available in nearby Malpais Beach.

Playa Hermosa Santa Teresa Costa Rica
The huge tidepool at Playa Hermosa in Santa Teresa makes a great snorkeling spot for kids.

Snorkeling

A short 5-minute drive from the hotel at Playa Hermosa, there is a giant tide pool that at low and medium tide becomes a larger-than-Olympic-sized, shallow sea water swimming pool. The sun-warmed clear water is a little over waist deep (for an adult) and is filled with all kinds of interesting fish and sea creatures that get trapped when the tide goes out. Since the water is shallow and it’s right off the beach, this beautiful snorkeling site is perfect for families with kids. A great plus is that it doesn’t cost anything. Bring a picnic lunch to eat under the trees that line the beach.

Family vacation Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Horseback riding in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a fun thing to do on your family vacation.

Horseback riding

You can go riding at a local Costa Rican ranch, where your bilingual guide will take you through landscapes of rivers, mountains, forest and beach. Or you can go for a shorter ride simply along the beach – sunset rides are especially popular.

Canopy tour in Malpais Costa Rica
Canopy tour in Malpais, Costa Rica by Santa Teresa.

Zip line tour

Feel like one of your kids when you fly through the tropical forest on a canopy zip line tour. The local Malpais Canopy Tour is safe and fun, and is one of the most popular things to do in Santa Teresa.

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve Costa Rica
See lots of wildlife in Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve in Costa Rica.

Hiking in Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

The private Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula is a great place to hike with easy trails that lead you through beautiful forest. We recommend going on a guided tour to better see birds and other wildlife, plus learn all about the tropical forest.

Family vacation Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Go snorkeling at Tortuga Island on a fun day trip from Santa Teresa.

Boat trip to Tortuga Island

The boat trip to Tortuga Island in the Nicoya Gulf is another of the top tours in Santa Teresa. A picture-perfect tropical paradise, Tortuga Island’s clear turquoise waters teem with tropical fish and very little ocean current, which makes it ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. To get there, you take a scenic 50-minute boat ride, where you can watch for playful dolphins and jumping manta rays. A beach picnic lunch is usually served during the one-day tour.

Article by Shannon Farley

Now is the time for summer vacation deals in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with big savings on rates at Hotel Tropico Latino.

Summer vacation fun in Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Summer vacation fun in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Summer is meant for vacation, and now is the time to visit Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Hotel Tropico Latino is offering huge savings of up to 40% off room rates in July and August, and 30% off room rates during September and October.

It’s the perfect opportunity for your family vacation in Costa Rica or a much-needed romantic getaway for two.

Beachfront Suite at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica
The fabulous Beachfront Suite at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

The beautiful “barefoot luxury” hotel faces the gorgeous white sand beach of Playa Carmen at Santa Teresa. Perfect surfing waves for all levels are right out front in the blue Pacific Ocean.

Imagine your own luxury suite or bungalow by the beach, relaxing in a hammock under palm trees, taking a refreshing swim in the pool, a long walk on the beach and watching dazzling sunsets over the sea. Reminisce about the day’s highlights while dining al fresco in the hotel’s Shambala Restaurant with your meals prepared by international award-winning Chef Randy Siles. And finally, fall asleep lulled by the sounds of tranquil surf.

Hotel Tropico Latino restaurant in Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Beachfront fine dining at Hotel Tropico Latino's Shambala Restaurant in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

The hotel has a wonderful day spa, daily yoga classes at their beachfront yoga studio, surf lessons, and there are plenty of fun things to do around Santa Teresa.

Now is also a great time to visit because Costa Rica beach vacations in green season are the best … fewer crowds, great deals, and still plenty of sunshine. Get our packing tips on the 10 essentials you need for a beach vacation in Costa Rica.

Sunset at Hotel Tropico Latino, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Sunsets are unbeatable at Hotel Tropico Latino on Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica.

If you’re not convinced yet, find out why a visit to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica just might change your life!

Article by Shannon Farley

Wedding beach Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are simply some places that make us fall in love. Spend quality time together on a romantic getaway in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino. 

Wedding beach Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Romantic getaways in Santa Teresa Costa Rica.

 

In one of the most romantic places on the planet – Santa Teresa, Costa Rica – a romantic holiday at Santa Teresa’s top hotel Tropico Latino will melt your heart and leave you starry-eyed in love.