This Hotel Is in One of the World's 5 'Blue Zones' — and It Just Debuted New Beachfront Villas

Wake up to the soothing sound of crashing waves in one of the world's most biodiverse countries.

The exterior of Nantipa Villas in Costa Rica
Photo: Courtesy of Nantipa Villas

Costa Rica is a land of natural abundance. The country may be the size of West Virginia, but it is home to six percent of the world's biodiversity. Its lush tropical jungles, dreamy beaches along its Caribbean and Pacific Coasts, active volcanoes, and national parks are just some of the reasons why the country is the ultimate year-round vacation destination. And while there is no shortage of unique accommodations in Costa Rica, if privacy and luxury are at the top of your list, consider staying at the brand-new beachfront villas of Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience.

A plunge pool and hammock at Nantipa Villas
Jean Paul Montanaro/Courtesy of Nantipa Villas

The boutique property is nestled at the heart of Santa Teresa, a popular destination on the Nicoya Peninsula, famous for its surf breaks, wild beaches, and vibrant wellness scene. The three-bedroom beachfront residences are backed by an abundance of greenery and swaying palms provide guests with plenty of privacy.

The two-story, 2,000-square-foot houses feature full gourmet kitchens and spacious living and dining rooms that boast floor-to-ceiling windows opening to private outdoor decks — perfect to take in those stunning ocean views. The décor is in sync with the natural surroundings and features plenty of reclaimed wood accents and locally crafted furniture. Private infinity pools and sun decks complement the villas' high-end amenities. Guests have at their disposal an exclusive 24-hour concierge service to take care of their every need — from a private chef or a fitness instructor to a mixologist.

Interior of a bedroom at Nantipa Villas
Jean Paul Montanaro/Courtesy of Nantipa Villas

"We are thrilled to welcome travelers to their nurturing home away from home in our new beachfront villas," Harry Hartman, owner, and general manager at Hotel Nantipa - A Tico Beach Experience, said in a statement released to Travel + Leisure. "We are dedicated to ensuring visitors fully enjoy the Tico Beach Experience, blending barefoot luxury and the healing properties of the natural environment with unparalleled comfort and service in the paradise known as Santa Teresa."

Aerial view of Nantipa Villas and the beach
Courtesy of Nantipa Villas

The 5.7-acre property, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, opened its doors in 2019 and has 19 more luxury bungalows and suites. A new wellness center with open-air treatment rooms and a beachfront restaurant serving locally sourced food ensure an authentic Costa Rican experience.

The dining and living area at Nantipa Villas
Jean Paul Montanaro/Courtesy of Nantipa Villas

Rates for the beachfront villas start at $2,300 per night, and you can book your stay here.

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