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Starting at $85 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Enjoy the best of Costa Rican beaches, forests and activities all while staying in luxury and comfort at the Esencia Hotel and Villas. Featuring a gorgeous outdoor pool and poolside bar, you will have a fun and relaxing stay in your private villa or comfortable hotel room.


Grounds at Esencia Hotel & Villas
Grounds at Esencia Hotel & Villas

If you’re looking for a very private getaway to one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Costa Rica, book your stay at the Esencia Hotel and Villas. Located on the isolated Nicoya Peninsula in Santa Teresa-Mal Pais Beach, this resort is a true escape to paradise. Here you can walk on mile after mile of clean, white sand and relax in solitude as you lounge on the picturesque beach. Swim, surf or sunbathe the days away as you enjoy a truly relaxing vacation.

If you prefer a more controlled environment to swim in, the beautiful pool is shaped in an artistic fashion and paved with blue ceramic tiles for a calming effect. It is encompassed by trees and lush vegetation with a terrace so you can sunbathe after your swim. The entire resort is surrounded by flowering plants, tropical gardens and subtle lighting that creates a romantic and unique atmosphere.

Whether you want to stay in the privacy of a luxurious, independent villa or prefer the convenience of a hotel-style room, all of the rooms at Esencia Hotel and Villas have been masterfully designed for your comfort. They combine Mediterranean style with plenty of natural light and elegance. Their spaciousness and amenities will ensure your stay is pleasant.

Complete with elaborate natural elements like the precious woods used to make the furniture and decks, this resort was constructed with intent to showcase the beauty of Costa Rica. Take in the gorgeous view of Costa Rican jungle and gardens from your private terrace after a hot shower or sit and read a good book in the lovely teak chairs. The brightly colored rooms contain extra amenities including incense, essences and hand-made aromatic candles to allow for more thorough relaxation.

After a day on the beach or by the pool, you can grab a drink or a bite to eat from any of the abundance of local bars and restaurants. Featuring local and international cuisine, you are sure to have a wonderful time and experience some of the local Costa Rican culture. The abundance of activities including horseback riding, ATV tours, spa treatments and even yoga classes ensure everyone will have a good time. Bring enjoyment and relaxation together when you stay at Esencia Hotel and Villas.

Key Features

Pool at Esencia Hotel & Villas
Pool at Esencia Hotel & Villas
  • Just 150 meters from the white sand beach
  • A/C
  • Hot Water
  • Safety Box
  • Spa
  • Parking Area
  • Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Gardens
  • Fitness Machines
  • Beachfront
  • Kitchen on each Villa
  • Wireless for our guests
  • Reception and tourist information
Starting at $85 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Family Friendly
Hotel near Beach
Internet Available
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Villa Kitchen at Esencia Hotel & Villas
Villa Kitchen at Esencia Hotel & Villas

Each room at Esencia Hotel and Villas comes with the following amenities:

  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Desk
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe
  • Access to the outdoor pool
  • Use of the airport shuttle
  • Free Wifi in the lobby and public areas
  • Free parking

Daily housekeeping services are performed and microwaves as well as irons and ironing boards are free upon request. If you are traveling with small children, free cribs and infant beds are also available.

Villas – With furnished outdoor seating areas, these spacious villas allow you to be cozy both inside and outdoors. Because they are set apart from each other, they all have their own private entrance. Each villa features a living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and one or two bedrooms depending on your choice.

Hotel Rooms – There are both first and second floor rooms, and connecting rooms may be available upon request. All rooms have one bedroom, a separate bathroom and provide a lovely view of the pool and gardens.

Starting at $85 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Spa Services – Several types of massages are offered as well as reflexology, rebalancing and a hot stone treatment. You can also get a manicure and pedicure.

Tours – The Isla Tortuga Tour includes scuba diving, hiking and breathtaking views, or you can go for an ATV tour if you like a faster pace. You can also take a canopy tour with ziplines or visit Cabo Blanco National Park to go snorkeling and glimpse exotic wildlife.

Outdoor sports – Horseback ride along the beach, go sport fishing or rent a bike to explore the local culture on your own. Surfing lessons are offered at some of the premier surfing spots in Costa Rica. Esencia Hotel and Villas can also arrange yoga classes at your convenience.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Surfing Lessons
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $85 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Nicoya Peninsula Map
Nicoya Peninsula Map
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