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Santa Teresa's Nantipa Hotel Earns Coveted Spot on National Geographic's 'Best in the World' List for 2024.

The publication highlights the most innovative places and experiences to help you relax and rejuvenate.


Nantipa hotel in Santa Teresa beach Costa Rica
Photo courtesy of Nantipa Hotel

National Geographic sets the stage for a rejuvenating escape in 2024 with its headline, "Find serenity in 2024 at these new wellness retreats". Within its renowned annual Best of the World list, our journey leads us to the enchanting Nantipa Hotel nestled in the beautiful haven of Santa Teresa.


The publication highlights a selection of wellness destinations and is curated by National Geographic's global community of editors, writers, photographers and explorers.


Nestled along the pristine coastline of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, lies a hidden gem that beckons travelers seeking a blend of luxury, tranquility, and natural beauty. Welcome to Nantipa Hotel, where every moment is an invitation to immerse in the magic of this tropical paradise.


A Sanctuary of Elegance


From the moment you step foot onto the grounds of Nantipa Hotel, you're greeted by an atmosphere of understated elegance and warmth. The architecture seamlessly merges with the surrounding landscape, with sleek wooden structures complemented by lush gardens and the soothing melody of the nearby ocean waves.


Elegant rustic room at Nantipa hotel
Photo courtesy of Nantipa Hotel.

Each room and suite is a haven of comfort and style, featuring modern amenities and thoughtful touches that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Costa Rica. Vibrant local artwork adorns the walls, while plush furnishings invite you to unwind and savor the moment.


Unparalleled Natural Beauty

One of the most enchanting aspects of Nantipa Hotel is its unrivaled access to the breathtaking beauty of Santa Teresa's coastline. Step outside your door, and you'll find yourself on a pristine stretch of golden sand beach, where crystal-clear waters beckon for a leisurely swim or a romantic stroll along the shore.


Santa Teresa beach Costa Rica
Santa Teresa beach / Getty Images

For those seeking adventure, the hotel offers a myriad of outdoor activities to suit every taste. From surfing lessons in the world-renowned waves of Santa Teresa to guided hikes through the lush jungle, there's no shortage of opportunities to explore the wonders of this tropical paradise.


Culinary Delights

No visit to Nantipa Hotel would be complete without indulging in the culinary creations of the hotel's beachfront restaurant, Manzú.


Beachfront restaurant at sunset
Photo courtesy of Nantipa Hotel

Led by talented chefs who draw inspiration from the vibrant flavors of Costa Rican cuisine, every dish is a celebration of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Savor the catch of the day, expertly prepared with a contemporary twist, or delight your taste buds with traditional Costa Rican specialties bursting with color and flavor. Pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail crafted from exotic fruits and spirits, and toast to another unforgettable day in paradise.


A Retreat for the Soul

Beyond its stunning natural surroundings and impeccable amenities, Nantipa Hotel offers a sanctuary for the soul, where relaxation and rejuvenation take center stage. Start your day with a sunrise yoga session overlooking the ocean, allowing the soothing sounds of nature to guide your practice and restore balance to mind, body, and spirit.


Massage in Costa Rica beach
Photo courtesy of Nantipa Hotel.

Afterwards, treat yourself to a blissful spa experience, where skilled therapists pamper you with a range of treatments inspired by ancient healing traditions. From invigorating massages to nourishing body wraps, each treatment is designed to transport you to a state of deep relaxation and renewal.


Nantipa Hotel in Santa Teresa is more than just a place to stay—it's an experience that will captivate your senses, nourish your soul, and leave you longing to return time and time again. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a moment of respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this enchanting retreat offers a slice of paradise that will stay with you long after you've said goodbye.





In its prestigious Best of the World 2024 list, National Geographic masterfully portrays the allure of Nantipa Hotel, the best hotel in Santa Teresa:


"Many residents of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula live to be one hundred thanks to a healthful diet and active lifestyle, making the region one of the world’s five Blue Zones. This new hotel and retreat leans into that designation, serving fish- and veggie-forward cuisine in its restaurant, hosting yoga classes on the sand, and offering stress-reducing surrounds (guest rooms decorated with natural wood and stone, massages in open-air cabanas). Also on offer: guided hikes to the nearby Montezuma waterfall and volunteer opportunities at a turtle hatchery, where guests can identify nest locations or help baby terrapins reach the ocean."


Source: National Geographic magazine.



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