Boasting privacy, personalized attention and a sense of belonging, 4 small hotels and rentals make the most out of the region’s increased vocational demands.
Despite the region’s growth and development in recent years, an important part of Santa Teresa’s charm still resides in its incomparable social atmosphere. The region’s particular location makes it the go-to for those seeking a different kind of Costa Rican beach experience from the one’s offered in northern Guanacaste and the Central Pacific, thus making its local ecosystem a whole lot more eclectic and freewheeling.
Perhaps Santa Teresa is not the exclusively surfers and backpackers town of yore, but many of those who make their way into Peninsula de Nicoya’s uncharted beauty are still on the lookout for a more intimate environment, which links perfectly with the concept of boutique hotels.
By definition, a boutique hotel is all about a personalized and private experience. Accommodations rarely go beyond low-to-mid double digits as a way to offer each guest a personal touch and a genuine sense of belonging. Currently, some properties in Santa Teresa jump out as notable opportunities for this kind of business.
Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel and Home, for example, boasts a beautiful design that incorporates tropical flourishes into its modern aesthetic. This cohesive sense of style is present from its four spacious rental rooms, going through its two-bedroom ocean view house, and all the way to its private, jungle-facing studio apartment and social areas around the pool.
Ocean View Boutique Hotel in Playa Carmen is a Tripadvisor Hall of Fame inductee that offers a comfortable range of accommodation options with its three types of ocean view rooms: standard rooms with full bathrooms and kitchenettes, suites with balconies, two bedrooms and queen beds, and Superior Suites with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room area and terraces. All of these within a gorgeous location above the main beach break of Playa Carmen, surrounded by an infinity pool.
Santa Teresa Boho Surf Hotel is one of the region’s most notable turnkey operations, as it's become one of the trendiest hotels in central Santa Teresa. Providing guests with full privacy amidst their laid back experience, the property consists of 8 individual houses with varying sizes and bedroom counts, 3 double bedrooms, a swimming pool and a yoga deck all surrounded by lush tropical gardens and trees. As an additional perk, the property includes a forefront commercial lot ready to be developed into a hip café, a surf shop or whatever plans you have for the perfect Santa Teresa business.
Finally, for more expansive needs there’s North Santa Teresa Property with Balinese Vacation Rental Homes. Located in one of Santa Teresa’s most sought after areas, this property boasts walking distance to the surf break as well as enviable privacy, and closeness to amenities such as Nami Sushi Restaurant and a grocery store. Each of the five houses within the lot have their own solar panels and electrical supplies, three of which add a salt water pool and a yoga deck. Ranging between 2 and 3 bedrooms with 2 baths, these homes can host a myriad of different vacational needs.
With their different strengths, each one of these options exemplifies the range of possibilities available within the boutique hotel market in Santa Teresa. Proven success stories, a sense of community and an ever growing demand make these an alluring business opportunity.