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St. Teresa, Costa Rica and Latitude 10

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Today I am going to tell you about the third location on the Graham sisters Costa Rica road trip. After a couple incredible nights at El Mangroove we drove south to St. Teresa – a small surfer village at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, and checked into Latitude 10, a Cayuga Collection resort comprised on five casitas on the beach.

Latitude 10 is the perfect resort for people who want to completely unplug. It’s off the beaten path. The area still has tourists, but it has boutique hotels and locally owned businesses, and driving through the area feels like you have been let in on a secret.

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The Latitude the property is stunning. The resort has a wonderful restaurant, beautiful casitas, an infinity pool, a spa, and hammocks along the beach. But be prepared for open air bathrooms. They are gorgeous, but a couple critters might decide to hang out there at night.

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The pool was the place to hang out during the afternoon. The water was just cool enough to be refreshing, and it felt especially nice after we went for a bike ride through town.

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That evening we headed to the beach at the resort where waves crashed against a giant rock sitting at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

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The beach at Latitude 10 is gorgeous. Several hammocks hang from the trees and serve as the perfect place to watch the sunset.

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The sun sets earlier in Costa Rica since it is so close to the equator. Having beers as the sun set at 5:30 became a nightly activity during our trip.

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The sun was especially orange that evening.

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The food at Latitude 10 was the best we had during our trip. When we arrived we had chicken quesadillas for lunch with fresh guacamole and pico de gallo.

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For dinner I had a pasta with an incredible homemade mushroom and tomato sauce.

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Breakfast started off with freshly made juice made from a blend of fruits, and some warm banana bread.

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Then we had the traditional Costa Rican breakfast, gallo pinto. It’s comprised of eggs, rice and beans, tortilla, and plantain, and Latitude 10 added tomato and avocado.

Since Latitute 10 has everything you could possibly need, you have the option to stay put and relax, or to borrow bikes and ride into the town. It only takes about 15 minutes to ride into the town, or to ride around and explore other beaches.

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St. Teresa is the cutest little town! There are a wide variety of restaurants, lots of surf shops, and the most darling little French Bakery. This area is known for surfing. The waves are bigger, and the road is filled with people toting their surf boards to the beaches.

The best way to get to Latitute 10 is to take a domestic flight from Liberia or San Jose to Tambor. We wish we had done this. When we looked at the map and saw that we only needed to go 100 miles, we decided to drive, not realizing that many of the more direct routes from Liberia aren’t drivable and it would take 5 hours. If you want to attempt the drive from Liberia, rent an SUV – but still avoid route 162 – apparently you have to cross a couple of rivers without bridges. We attempted to go down a more established route but still had to turn around after an hour of driving around some not-so-great dirt roads and take the long way around the peninsula. A flight into Tambor will save you from this headache.

Want to read more about our Costa Rica road trip? You can read about La Fortuna here, and you can read about El Mangroove here. For Costa Rica travel tips, read this.

Latitute 10 provided accommodations in exchange for this post.


Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Love seeing your Costa Rica trip! My fiance and I are going to the same area of Costa Rica for our honeymoon in September! I'm kind of worried about the mosquitoes there, were they bad for you guys? Not something I want to worry about on my honeymoon! :)

Kit Graham

Thursday 2nd of June 2016

Hi Stacy! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! The only place we encountered mosquitoes was in La Fortuna when we were hiking in the jungle. We didn't see any by the beach :) Have a fantastic trip!

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