Overview & Highlights
Explore and enjoy one of the best beach areas at the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the World’s five Blue Zones, as recognized by UNESCO, for the healthy lives and longevity presented by its population.
- Immerse yourself in the smells and tastes of freshly roasted organic Costa Rican coffee.
-Enjoy fresh cuisine that honors the culinary traditions of the coffee highlands.
-Stroll barefoot on Santa Teresa Beach coastline.
- Swim, snorkel, and see beautiful reef fish and coral at Tortuga Island.
-Dinner under the stars (6-course dinner with real sounds of the ocean).
What is included?
Arrival and departure airport transfers, private transportation on comfortable air-conditioned microbuses between destinations, accommodations at suggested lodges/hotels, daily breakfasts, day tours as described in the itinerary, and local taxes.
International airfare to Costa Rica (we can recommend the best routes), personal expenses (passport, medical, souvenirs, etc.), hotel extras (laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments), optional tours, additional transfers, entrance fees to locations not mentioned on the program, gratuities (drivers, guides, hospitality staff), insurance (travel, baggage loss, medical).
November to April, June, July
Welcome & transfer in SJO Airport to your hotel
On arrival at the San Jose International Airport (SJO), you will be meet & greet by our bilingual representative who will help you with your luggage and transfer you to the hotel.
Finca Rosa Blanca (2 nights)
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort is the creation of three generations of the Jampol Family who have focused on the highest quality of service in the hospitality industry while offering authentic experiences with a local flavor of Costa Rican culture.
Set in the lush coffee highlands near San José and near SJO airport. Finca Rosa Blanca is architecture, luxury and art, designed with few square corners and enriched with murals, original artwork, and local crafts.
Each Junior Suite at Finca Rosa Blanca features unique luxury with handcrafted furniture, murals and original artwork throughout. Your experience here is focused on comfort and contact with our natural surroundings, through ample decks, gardens and mountain breezes.
Organic Coffee Tour and Cupping
Walk Finca Rosa Blanca´s tree-shaded plantation and become an expert in shade-grown, high-altitude coffee. Our Costa Rica organic coffee tour is one of the only in the area– and the country – and takes you from field to cup to cupping.
From origin to harvest, you’ll follow Café Rosa Blanca on its earthy journey from red coffee cherry to roasted brew. You’ll visit our “Beneficio,” or processing area, where we remove the pulp from coffee cherries, then ferment and dry our coffee beans before sorting, roasting, and finishing in our Roasting and Packing House. Immerse yourself in the scents and tastes of our freshly roasted organic coffee. Explore the mysteries of coffee tasting, aka “cupping”, including the infamous coffee slurp.
Hotel to SJO Airport Domestic Terminal
You will be picked up at the hotel for the private transfer to the Domestic Terminal at SJO Airport on time for your check-in process with the domestic airline.
*Check-in: 1 hour before your flight departure time.
Domestic flight San José (SJO) to Tambor
Take a short scenic domestic flight crossing the Gulf of Nicoya to Tambor airstrip. This gulf separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica. A stunning marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, jagged rocky islands and cliffs, extensive mangrove habitat, and high biodiversity.
Nantipa Hotel (4 nights)
Nantipa, in Chorotegan (indigenous group) word for blue, is the essential color that envelops this unique luxury experience we are eager to share, with both nature and leisure lovers from all around the globe. The distinct pleasure of a true beachfront vacation awaits you in the heart of the Nicoya Península: Santa Teresa is a hidden treasure where deep blue waters are framed by vividly green tropical rainforests.
Nantipa offers 15 guest bungalows and suites scattered in a 2.3 hectare (5.7 acres) property with 155 meters of unique beachfront glory. Surrounded by carefully landscaped flora to preserve privacy, every unit is equipped with climate controls, flat smart TV with cable, with streaming capabilities (NETFLIX and YouTube ready), working desk, small dining table and chairs, hammocks, Wi-Fi and a minibar.
Nantipa’s Restaurant (Manzú) is located on the beach, with direct views of the ocean and sunset. Mixology experts from the Mulberry Project have prepared creative and unique cocktails featuring Costa Rica’s tropical fruits and local liqueurs, inviting visitors to mingle, unwind, and enjoy the natural beauty.
The Ninta bungalows are made up of 80 square meters (800 square feet) of luxury space including an ample terrace, a private 3.5 x 3.5 mter (10 x 10 ft) plunge pool, hammock, king bed and double indoor/outdoor shower. Our floor to ceiling glass doors open to ocean views, making Ninta ideal for a memorable honeymoon or just a romantic getaway surrounded by raw nature and the hypnotic sound of the ocean.
Tortuga Island day visit
We will start the day by taking you on a 45 minute boat ride along the coast, featuring breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean on the right and the beautiful landscape of the Nicoya Peninsula on the left. During most of the boat ride you will be able to see cheerful dolphins, jumping manta rays, primitive turtles or, if you are in luck, you can even enjoy watching humpback & pilot whales.
Once we get to paradisiacal Tortuga Island we will anchor our boat next to the best points for snorkeling. The volcanic rock reef is surrounded by crystalline waters and is home to schools of angelfish, porcupine fish, morays, needlefish, spotted eagle rays and many more tropical beauties that will make this an extraordinary snorkel experience.
After snorkeling our captain will take you to the wonderful white sand beach of Tortuga Island where drinks and fresh fruit will be waiting before lunch. For lunch our cook will prepare fresh barbecued fish (tuna filet this season) or chicken, accompanied by sautéed vegetables with delicious grilled potatoes. Vegetarian and vegan options are available as well.
After lunch, the afternoon will be yours to enjoy lounging around the beach. You can also go for a hike, a swim, rent a kayak, a banana boat, take a little “siesta”, or just chill at the beach. As the day comes to an end, it is back to the boat for a beautiful ride back to Montezuma town and then transfer to the hotel.
Free days at Nantipa
Santa Teresa and its surroundings (Playa del Carmen, Malpaís, Cabo Blanco, Montezuma, etc) are also great places to explore if you have a flare for adventure.
Some adventures you can enjoy from the resort are Horseback riding, ziplining, surf lessons, horseback riding, a bioluminescence tour, Mixology, Yoga, and SPA services.
Domestic flight Tambor to San José (SJO)
Take a short scenic domestic flight crossing the Gulf of Nicoya back to San José. This gulf separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica. A stunning marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, jagged rocky islands and cliffs, extensive mangrove habitat, and high biodiversity.
Domestic terminal to International Terminal SJO Airport
Upon arrival at SJO Domestic terminal, you will be picked up for the private transfer to the International Terminal on time for your check-in process with your airline.
*Check-in: 2 hours before your flight departure time.