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Mexico hotel brand opens in Costa Rica

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Published on Tuesday, August 8, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Tulum, Mexico-headquartered hotel brand Habitas, has announced its expansion in Latin America with the launch of the first hotel in Costa Rica.

According to the hotel's firm, the first lodging will be located in Santa Teresa Beach in the Nicoya Peninsula. It's set to open this December.

The Habitas management group operates hotels located in Mexico, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Namibia and the U.S.A.


"Each of the 45 rooms and 10 luxury tents will be tucked under palm trees and greenery, steps away from the destinationís white sand beaches and long-breaking waves," said the firm in its statement.

Habitas Santa Teresa will additionally offer a farm-to-table restaurant named Suawe. Gathering spaces, such as the beachfront infinity pool, surf shack and bar.

The wellness program at Habitas Santa Teresa will include a spa with treatment rooms, cold plunges, a yoga shala, sauna and hot tub. On-site activities include daily movement and meditation to boot camp training classes. Off-site excursions include exploring desolate beaches on horseback, mountain biking through jungles and waterfalls excursions. 

Other sports activities will be offered to guests such as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, diving, surfboard-shaping, hiking trails, waterfalls and jungles.

The eco-sustainable retreat will offer resort-style rooms built from local and ethically sourced organic materials, they said.  

According to the firm, Habitas Santa Teresa will be single-use plastic-free, establish a water management plan, and even plant equal amounts of trees for the wood used during all construction.

Habitas is one of many high-standard tourism projects developing in Costa Rica. Recently, the Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo, located in Guanacaste Province, announced the expansion of its facilities with the addition of its Virador Beach Club.

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