Costa Rica’s Hotel Nantipa Debuts “Blue Zone” Wellness Experience

Hotel Nantipa - a Tico Beach Experience in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica has launched a package that offers insight into the way of life that helps residents of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula live longer, healthier lives.

As identified by researchers Michel Poulain, Dan Buettner and Giovanni Mario Pes, the five “Blue Zones” around the world are hot spots for the most centenarians due to factors such as diet, community, movement and purpose. The “Nantipa Blue Zone Wellness Experience” invites guests to immerse themselves in this micro-culture and explore natural ways to enjoy enhanced physical health, minimal stress, active days and fulfilling encounters.

The package focuses on the following key blue zone pillars:

  • Put Loved Ones First – The “Nantipa Blue Zone Wellness Experience” can accommodate families, friends or multi-generational travelers with various options for accommodation in suites, bungalows and three-bedroom villas.
  • Embrace Your “Plan de Vida” – This sense of purpose is a vital part of maintaining a positive outlook among elders in this Blue Zone community. Guests are encouraged to journal their thoughts and intentions while distancing themselves from digital devices.
  • Mindset to Relax – The experience includes a yoga and meditation program where guests can choose between traditional practices or try a paired activity such as acro-yoga either in the hotel’s new yoga Shala or on the beach.
  • Nature-Based Activity – Guests can choose from a selection of bonding activities, including a rainforest hike followed by a dip in a waterfall, zip-lining on a surfboard, a beach horseback ride, surfing lessons, exploring the coastline by boat, snorkeling over an underwater volcano or working up an appetite on a fishing trip.
  • Eat Local, Not Late – The package helps guests shape their day the Blue Zone way, from a traditional breakfast of gallo pinto, fresh fruits and coffee, to an early evening dinner at Manzú enjoying a selection of dishes that combine locally sourced plant-based dishes with fresh seafood. Guests can also enjoy the benefits of high-calcium Nicoyan water throughout the resort and a sundowner at 5 p.m., touted as the optimum time to enjoy an alcoholic beverage, as the sun sets over the Pacific.
  • Social Culture – The package includes the opportunity to visit a local family or one of the local “sodas” to learn more about traditional Nicoyan culture.
  • Connect with Mother Nature – Guests can volunteer at local non-profit coastal ranch CIRENAS, either in the turtle hatchery or at their permaculture and medicinal gardens. Alternatively, they can relax at the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Costa Rica’s first protected nature conservation lands. Back at Nantipa, organized beach clean-ups help to clear microplastics from the ocean, before guests are rewarded with a fresh tropical fruit smoothie.
  • Sleep Right – Guests can prepare for sleep with a cup of fresh herbal tea and daily in-room massage or reflexology treatment before being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean.

Each package is tailor-made to guest preferences based on the number of participants, length of stay and desired activities. For more information, visit

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