Latitude 10 Resort
Latitude 10 Resort
Santa Teresa de Cobano, Puntarenas
Independetly owned, managed by Cayuga
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Dannier Miranda was a student of business administration at the UNED when he started to work at the Cayuga Collection’s Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio as a night auditor. He quickly moved up to the reception area, and on to the manager on duty. From there he was cross-promoted to Latitude 10 in Santa Teresa as general manager. Before joining Cayuga, Dannier worked for the Red Cross for eight years, in the departments of emergencies and training in first aid, and community risk management.
Sustinable Luxury Boutique Hotel
History & Story
THE STORY OF LATITUDE 10 AS A BEACH RESORT IN SANTA TERESA, COSTA RICA
When long time friends Bob Florsheim and Rick Hughes decided to buy a beachfront property in Santa Teresa, all they had in mind was building a small summer hang out for themselves, their families and their friends. After interviewing several architects, Rick and Bob could not find anyone who could really capture their idea. It was then that they turned to their friend Bill Hezmahalch , owner of Hezmahalch and Associates. Bill was immediately interested in the idea and enthusiastically got behind the project. He helped to form and execute the overall vision of the project, and after just a few visits he formulated the unique concept that has now become Latitude 10.
His main idea was to create a secret place, hidden from the outside world by overgrown jungle and native plants. The layout was designed in a way that no trees had to be cut down during the construction, for this reason a dense canopy covers the property. At night, guests were to explore the grounds with wooden torches as lighting. Villas were to be dimly lit with candles and lamps at night and completely open during the day. Cobble stone pathways were to intertwine and connect each villa until finally merging and revealing the ultimate surprise: the spectacular clubhouse, with the teal swimming pool and crystal ocean in the background.
The villas known today as Master Suites were each made for Bob and Rick. The staff still refers to them as Casa de Bob and Casa de Rick! The three Junior Suites were planned as guest houses. Today, even as a hotel, Latitude 10 still preserves that summer hang out feel, and guests may enjoy the privacy and exclusivity that this implicates. Most of the staff members have been part of the team since the opening, and the new members embrace the concept that characterized the property from the very beginning.
Bob and Rick have trusted Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality, a local hotel management company managing upscale sustainable resorts and lodges, to help them with the administration of their hotel. All Cayuga managed properties combine quality with sustainability and focus on the conservation of the local environment and well being of the local communities.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Perfect for romatic getaways, honeymooners, anniversaries, families, resort buy-outs
Yoga and surf lovers (Beginner to Pro Surfing in the area). The area and hotel is strongly geared to these interest
Located in the stunning Santa Teresa Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, our hotel has a privileged location right in front of the majestic Santa Teresa Peñon.
Santa Teresa de Cobano, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Key sites/activities in the area
Surfing as the top activity in the area, yoga, wellness, sea-kayaking, Guided nature hikes to nearby nature Reserves and National Parks, ziplining.
Latitude 10 was first conceived when long time friends Bob Florsheim and Rick Hughes decided to buy a beachfront property in Santa Teresa and build a small summer hang out for themselves, their families and their friends. The villas known today as Master Suites were each made for Bob and Rick. The staff still refers to them as Casa de Bob and Casa de Rick! The three Junior Suites were planned as guest houses. Today, even as a hotel, Latitude 10 still preserves that summer hang out feel, and guests may enjoy the privacy and exclusivity that this implicates. Most of the staff members have been part of the team since the opening, and the new members embrace the concept that characterized the property from the very beginning.
We welcome guests of all ages in our resort. Kids 11 and under stay for free!
- Family beach picnic dinners under the stars
- Kids get a free smoothy if they participate on beach clean-up activities!
- Bike riding to Santa Teresa
- Family Surf lessons / professional photo packages available
• Number of suites:3
• 2 Junior Suites
• 1 Premium Junior Suite
• Number of Luxury rooms: 2
• 2 Master Suites
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 1
• 1 Guest Room
Restaurants & Bars
• Full breakfast a la carte included in rate.
The restaurant is located in our Clubhouse, overlooking our turquoise pool and the Ocean and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Guests may sit around our Bar area as our Chef entertains them in the open-air kitchen.
We offer a full board plan that includes lunch specials and dinner.
• Later in the day, our sit-up bar is the perfect place to make friends, take part in cocktail lessons and share your day with our friendly staff of locals and other guests !
•A private small, open-air massage and wellness area is available above our clubhouse, overlooking the ocean.
•Swimming pool available onsite.
•No fitness center, but lots of space to workout.
•Yoga lessons are available at the hotel upon request; daily yoga lessons are available very close to the hotel.
Corporate & Celebration Events
•Full resort buy-outs for family reunions, small weddings or other Special Events
•Maximum capacity staying at the hotel is 17 guests; we can host up to 100 people for special events.
Extra Notable Features
• Cooking and cocktail lessons
• Beach clean ups
• Private romantic dinner set-up or family-style picnic dinners.
• Very private, exclusive location, beachfront.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• Trip Advisor, Traveler Choice Winner 2017
• National Geographic, World Legacy Earth Changers 2017
Travel & Leisure, Andrew Harper & Conde Nast Traveler reviews
Number of employees