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What makes Latitude 10° Resort different from the rest?
Latitude 10° isn’t your typical Santa Teresa resort. In fact, it didn’t even start as a hotel. True to its origins as a private summer house, Latitude 10° still maintains its friendly “home away from home” vibe. For one, it’s gloriously Front Desk-free and what’s more, check in is far more of a “welcome to paradise” than a “passports, please” affair. Guests of Latitude 10° are greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and a guided walk of the property, with an explanation of the tides, the food and beverage specials, daily activities, and of course a warm smile. After all, no one wants to be welcomed home to a beachfront paradise with a pile of admin.
Just like the check-in process, rooms at Latitude 10° are non-traditional too. There’s just a handful at the ultra-boutique resort and they’re open-air concept, eco-lux, and close to nature, making for quite the romantic, sensory experience. Rooms are free of glass windows and door locks, but that’s to let the beachfront beauty in, not the bugs: during the day, ocean breezes blow through carrying with them the playful sounds of wildlife, meanwhile after dark, the hum of the waves breaking at the reef seldom fails to induce a peaceful night’s sleep. As for bathrooms, they’re spacious and ceiling-less, shaded by lush jungle flora and overlooked only by the occasional inquisitive monkey.
But design aside, what really sets Latitude 10° apart from the rest is its Cayuga-style hospitality. With just six rooms, the team have become masters in the fine art of ultra-personalization, always addressing guests by their first names and finding endless ways to pamper them at every given opportunity. Looking for a Santa Teresa experience that isn’t in the Tour Book? The team will make it happen. Craving something special that’s not featured on the menu? They’ll rustle it up. And most of the time, you’ll never even have to ask – tailored surprises are what Latitude 10° does best.
Best of all, hospitality at Latitude 10° isn’t just personalized. It’s a conscious kind of hospitality, a hospitality with heart and a focus on all things local and sustainable that makes it different. Staff members are local, meaning no imported managers. Restaurant ingredients are all sustainably sourced from nearby farms and fishermen, as are the inventive bar concoctions. Hotel operations are all green, clean and energy-saving. And beyond the Latitude 10° grounds, there’s a strong sense of duty towards the surrounding nature and community – think regular beach clean-ups, community volunteering, and conservation initiatives. Sustainable tourism is what gives Latitude 10° plenty of soul – and you’ll feel it as soon as you arrive.
In search of a “different” kind of luxury travel experience? Our casa is your casa. Join us at Latitude 10° Resort for a beach-chic stay in Santa Teresa quite unlike any other. Rates include a good dose of Costa Rican nature, plenty of Tico personality, and a truly tailored experience in a beautiful slice of paradise. Chat to us below or drop us a note at email@example.com to start planning your escape from the everyday. We’ll have a nice chilled Hibiscus Cosmo ready and waiting for your arrival.