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Get an overview of this hotelBeachfront, with full-service spa


Nestled on the beach, this Carmen resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from El Carmen Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Santa Teresa Beach. Cocal Beach and Hermosa Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Resort Features

Spend the day catching some rays at the beach, relaxing by one of Hotel Tropico Latino's 2 outdoor swimming pools, or pampering yourself at the full-service spa.

Room Amenities

All 21 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Guests will also find balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Tropico Latino features 2 outdoor swimming pools. The resort offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This beach resort also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 21 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1998 
  • Free self parking 
  • Garden 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 11 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Shambala - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and thalassotherapy.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Body treatments 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Thalassotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Cash Deposit Required


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 12.11 for adults and USD 12.11 for children (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Tropico
  • Hotel Tropico Latino
  • Hotel Tropico Latino Santa Teresa
  • Tropico Latino
  • Tropico Latino Hotel
  • Tropico Latino Santa Teresa
  • Hotel Tropico Latino Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
  • Tropico Latino Nicoya

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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4.0 out of 5
72% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
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Beautiful view not so great rooms

3 out of 5
by from MN
Posted Feb 19, 2017
The photos are not accurate. The sunset is even better but the room is so much worse. It isn't a bad place, it just isn't what it presents itself to be. You basically pay for being on the beautiful beach. The room is rough but ok for one night. The smell of mildew is overwhelming unless you have the ac on which freezes the person under it out. We were put out in room 11 which was right by loud road. Other rooms might be different but weren't available. I asked for tour info and the receptionist never responded. Basically I have no idea where the image on the website ever was. Never saw that. I did see an amazing beach and sunset.
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Home away from home...

5 out of 5
by from Miami, FL
Posted Dec 24, 2016
Pros: Everything
My husband has been coming to Tropico Latino since the very first time I booked him here approximately 2 years ago. The staff is extremely warm and truly care that you feel at home. At this point he wouldn't stay anywhere else. And the surfing is the best!
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2 out of 5
Posted Sep 22, 2016
Got a very bad room. Smelled, no a/c unless you were in the room and had to be turned on with room key. Shower drain didn't even have a cover on it. Looked like mold on the wall. No ice available at hotel. Room was 30 feet from very loud road. Found out later that it was an unsafe time to visit that certain area. Cancelled the last 3 nights of my 4 night stay. Hotel did give me a full refund, which was very nice and unexpected.
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Perfect location, nice gardens

4 out of 5
Posted Jul 27, 2016
Everything is nice, just The swimming pool needs an area to take Sun
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5 out of 5
by from Oregon
Posted Aug 23, 2015
Pros: Beautiful, great location, great service, great pool, on the beach, harmonious with the surrounding nature.
This is one of the nicest hotels in Santa Teresa. Beautiful bungalows, awesome service. Pure bliss. Beware when going to Santa Teresa though that the roads are extremely bad (rocky, full of potholes, crevaces, steep, turbulent, etc).
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5 out of 5
by from west palm beach FL
Posted Aug 17, 2015
Excellent attention and customer care. The food and drinks were great. Recommended for family with kids as it is easier to get in and out of the beach.
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5 out of 5
Posted Jun 10, 2015
Great staff. Beautiful beach. Great town and people.
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4 out of 5
by from san jose, costa rica
Posted Apr 4, 2015
nice hotel.. food not so good compared to the restaurants in town
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beautiful location near the beach.

4 out of 5
by from New Jersey
Posted Apr 1, 2015
Pros: Everything you needed was there. The room was beautfully decorated and spacious
Cons: Wish they had TV
Location: Gret restaurants and shops.
It was great place, people were accomodating. The view is amazing.
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Nice hotel close to the beach

4 out of 5
by from london
Posted Mar 7, 2015
Great location close to beach, rooms could do with a bit of updating, Staff friendly and food good,
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