Cradled by the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, it’s easy to see why Nantipa’s creators chose the local Chorotegan word for blue as the name of their resort. Dreamed up as an antidote to the impersonal, oversized developments that were dominating Costa Rica’s coastal scene, three friends combined their years of hotel experience with one of the country’s most beautiful locations on a mission to build something truly unique.
The result is an intimate beachfront getaway that feels truly embedded in the landscape, where you can enjoy barefoot luxury in an authentically Costa Rican environment. Nestled amid the swaying palm trees, Nantipa’s selection of suites, villas and bungalows are peaceful refuges where waves breaking on the nearby shore provide a soothing round-the-clock soundtrack. Sleeping up to four, the resort’s Nanku suites are comfortable, contemporary hideaways with roomy, hammock-strung terraces and balconies. The romantic two-person Ninta bungalows add in extra touches like private plunge pools while the expansive beachfront villas are perfect for families and larger groups.
When not out relaxing on your private terrace or taking in another Pacific sunset, you’ll find an endless list of experiences to enjoy at Nantipa. Head out among the waves with surfing lessons and sport fishing trips, or stay on dry land for a nature walk in the Curu Wildlife Reserve, Sabanero-style horse riding excursions and high rope adventures in the jungle canopy of the Cabo Blanco National Park.
When it’s time for some refreshment, head to Manzú, the resort’s palm-thatched beachfront restaurant. Here you can enjoy signature cocktails from master mixologist Esteban Lobo alongside a menu of perfectly prepared dishes drawn from Costa Rica’s bountiful land and sea – try the seared tuna fresh from the crystal waters of the Pacific. Or for a more intimate experience, indulge in a private meal on the beach under a blanket of stars.
Couples and romantics
Surf enthusiasts of all abilities
The environmentally conscious
Those seeking a quieter slice of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Take a dip in the swimming pool for a welcome respite from the heat
Indulge in a hot stone massage, reflexology treatment or scrubs and wraps at the Numu Wellness Center
Wind down with a soothing meditation or yoga session
Dine on international cuisine and signature cocktails at Manzú beachfront restaurant
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Learn how to ride the waves during a thrilling surf lesson
Enjoy tranquil nature walks in the Curu wildlife refuge
Try your hand at sport fishing with a local captain
Feel the adrenaline when zip lining at Mal Pais or the Montezuma waterfalls
Hike through verdant walking trails in the Cabo Blanco National Park
Relax on a boat tour to Tortuga Island
Ride along stunning deserted beaches with a local cowboy
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.