Where exactly is Nautilus Boutique Hotel?

75 meters east of Brunella Hostel!

Santa Teresa is a quaint, small town. We don’t use addresses in the traditional sense.

This is a place where everyone knows everyone. There’s only one main road in town so we use landmarks rather than numbers to share our location. Directional signs for Nautilus Boutique Hotel are clearly marked around town. If you’re taking a taxi from anywhere on the peninsula all you need to say is “Hotel Nautilus, Santa Teresa” and they will know how to find us!


Getting to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is Easy…


The beach village of Playa Santa Teresa is located in the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula.

Private and secluded, Playa Santa Teresa lies on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and is roughly 150 km west of the capital city  San Jose and is situated north of the very popular Playa Mal Pais,  about 12 kilometers South East of Cobano. This beach is known worldwide for some of the best surfing spots in Central America.

Getting to Nautilus Boutique Hotel…

By Air:

Departing from San Jose, there are several 30 minutes flights to Tambor. From Tambor, it’s a 40 minute drive to get to the hotel. We offer private transfers to and from the Tambor regional airport.

For more information about regional flights please visit:

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By Car:

From San Jose: By car: Take the Panamerican Highway or the new Caldera Highway to Puntarenas, then the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. Follow the road from Paquera through Tambor, Cobano to Malpais/Santa Teresa.


Note: Be sure to check Ferry schedules as they change seasonally: +(506) 2661-2084 dial 4 for schedules (This information will be in Spanish). You can also check http://nicoyapeninsula.com for information in English.


From the Liberia international airport, go south driving to Nicoya. Once there, follow the road to Carmona, Lepanto, Jicaral, Naranjo, Paquera, Cobano and finally to Santa Teresa.


We offer private transfers to/from San Jose and other areas.


 By Bus:

From the Coca Cola bus station in San Jose there is a direct bus to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa each day. Buses usually leave at 6am and 2pm daily but call to check on departure times as they change frequently.
To check bus schedules call: + (506) 2642 0219 (information will be in Spanish).


Pleases don’t hesitate to contact us at info@hotelnautiluscostarica.com for more information.