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Nantipa

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  • Costa Rica_Nicoya Peninsula_Nantipa Room Pool
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  • Costa Rica_Nicoya Peninsula_Nantipa restaurant
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Nantipa derives from the indigenous Chorotegan word for blue, a fitting name for a property which sits facing the Pacific ocean and where you needn't feel far from the natural soundtrack of the sea breeze and shore.

The native vegetation of the region has been allowed to proliferate in the grounds and gardens which feel natural rather than over-manicured. Life might indeed feel like a beach here: close to nature without compromise on comfort or quality. The informality of the restaurant, with tables virtually on the sands and beneath a traditional palm-thatch shelter, belies its sophisticated menu. In contrast to the rustic flavour of the hotel's setting, the 15 guest bungalows and suites are ultra-contemporary. Discreetly tucked away within the grounds is a small swimming pool, while the laid back beach town of Santa Teresa is close enough to walk to if you fancy a change of scene.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Highlight?: Visit to Tortuguero was exciting and remote. Rancho Margot was our favourite accommodation. It was a privilege to visit this beautiful country. 

    MC, Arlesly
  • It was all pretty memorable but the view of the Arenal volcano from our boat transfer across the lake sticks in my mind. It was a completely clear day and the volcano was steaming. Also the sleeping toucan on the El Refugio Twilight Tour. Also Rio Perdido was a lovely place for a couple of days relaxation.

    EW, Newport
  • Most memorable experience: "The amount and variety of wildlife in Tortuguero and Cahuita (which we visited separately). I lived in San Jose from 1978-1981 and never saw so much variety, even including visits to Monteverde...Review: As I used to live in CR and planned some time visiting friends, JLA was able to combine my choice of places to visit with accommodation with my independent arrangements."

    JW, Crowborough
  • Highlights?: There were so many. Seeing a toucan land in the tree just by our room at El Remanso. Walking down the trail at Monteverde Lodge and a beautiful Morpho butterfly fluttering past in the sunlight. The boat ride at Tortuguero.

    KS, Uxbridge
  • Costa Rica is a stunning country: in terms of its people, who are so warm and welcoming; its ethical basis and its phenomenal wildlife. Snorkelling at Cano Island was truly memorable as was having toucans feet away at La Paloma. We are so pleased we added on a partial transit of The Panamá Canal: the experience was one we shall never forget. The other think to mention is that Kathryn organised the tour exactly the right way round.: we met others who had done it differently and they regretted doing so.

    JS, Brighton
  • Highlight?: All the wildlife, absolutely amazing

    DJ, Usk
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Our expert's view

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Go for a Ninta Beachfront or Pool View bungalow – a generous 80 sqm of space including their terrace. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in the ocean or garden/pool views, and each bungalow has a plunge pool of its own.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Millie Davies Mono
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Juliet Ellwood
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • CarrieGallagher2
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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