I'll start with a complement, the grounds are nice. Now where to begin. Don't book the Superior Beach front rooms, if you do stay here which I am not recommending, rent the garden bungalows! Our room felt like a large jail cell, concrete walls floors and ceilings. The bed was uncomfortable, oh and there were stains on the sheets. You can't drink the water out of the tap, the shower pressure and temp is all over the place, and the wifi was non existent. I also killed a cockroach in the bathroom on our first night, yuck!
To keep their overhead low the front desk staff leaves around dark, so when we arrived late after flying and driving all day, and into the night, there was no one to check us in other then the night guards who speak no english, yes I know I'm in Costa Rica, but when the majority of the country speaks english, and you charge this much, I have some base expectations. Outside the building where our room was located, there was a noticeable odor of sewage.
The food was mediocre at the hotel, and unlike every other place we stayed in Costa Rica nothing was included. We stayed at places that were almost half as much and they still served us breakfast.
Also all the rooms are super easy to break into, so lock your valuables. This place is sandwiched between the main road and the beach so there is a lot of traffic thus all the guards they hire to patrol the grounds. To make matters worse, my wife lost her phone on the last day while swinging on one of the hammocks next to the beach, and when we went back 20 mins later to look for it, it was gone!
Finally, we were over charged for our food at the restaurant. You settle up at the end of your stay for the food and other amenities. The bill I saw at our meal did not match what the front desk charged us for our breakfast on site. When I asked for them to produce the receipt from the meal two mornings earlier, they said they didn't have it, BS! Lesson learned, always ask for a copy of any receipts when stuff is charged to your room, otherwise they may take advantage of you. This "classy establishment" apparently only takes cash to settle up, but surprise surprise, after we argued that we had no cash, and about to walk away in udder frustration, BAM, they busted out their credit card machine. If you consider yourself a legit hotel, and you have internet service, yet you try to extort cash from guests, I call you freekin liars! Not professional!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tropico Latino is an intimate beachfront boutique hotel located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form.Our exquisitely-designed tropical bungalows and suites, built with exotic hardwoods, are surrounded by abundant tropical gardens under an old forest canopy, giving you the feeling of landing in paradise. Immerse yourself in the most pristine natural environment and experience the wildlife of Costa Rica right outside your window. Howler monkeys, hummingbirds, iguanas and bright flowering heliconias are just a few examples of what you will see.All of our accommodations feature luxury amenities, including wireless internet, air conditioning, ceiling fans, hot water, security safe, mini-bar, coffee maker and complimentary coffee. Ask for our new beachfront suite, featuring its own beautiful private saltwater pool and Jacuzzi. Relax poolside or lounge in a beach hammock under a grove of coconut and almond trees as you watch the sunset. You will love it!Tropico Latino resort features a full-service Spa and yoga studio. The Spa offers professional massages, wraps, exfoliations, facials, and other services such as acupuncture, manicures and pedicures. What makes our Spa different is that we create our own 100% natural healing and beauty products from ingredients like papaya, cucumber, coffee, coconut, almonds, carrots, honey and mint.Our yoga center offers daily Vinyasa Flow yoga classes and retreats. We have two beachfront open-air decks were you can receive classes while you listen to the rhythm of the waves at the ocean's edge. Yoga lessons will keep you centered, flexible and relaxed during your stay. Our classes are complete with mats, blocks and straps, and are open to everyone, from beginning students to experienced practitioners.Your stay would not be complete without a delightful dining experience. Our open-air beachfront restaurant combines a relaxed, yet classy atmosphere with nationally-renowned organic international cuisine. You will find healthy options on the menu using organic fruits and vegetables, local fresh fish, seafood and meat.Our commitment with sustainability in Santa Teresa BeachTropico Latino is an environmentally conscious hotel. We coordinate and sponsor the Blue Flag ecological program and sustainable initiatives for the beach communities of Mal Pais, Carmen, Santa Teresa and Hermosa. We are very proud that in 2012 all four beaches obtained the ecological Blue Flag recognition award, which ensures the quality and sanitation of the water, beach clean-up projects, community informational signs, and environmental education. We also are committed to conserve the vibrant biodiversity and richness of the rainforest that surrounds the region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tropico Latino Hotel
- Tropico Latino Nicoya
- Hotel Tropico Latino Costa Rica/Santa Teresa