Nautilus Boutique Hotel
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Press & Media


The expat community in Costa Rica is full of hard-core surfers and yogis from every corner of the world. In Santa Teresa, you’ll find yourself at home at Nautilus yoga studio, which boasts a delicious organic, vegetarian café attached to a boutique hotel. The studio offers vinyasa, restorative and energetic Kundalini classes. Santa Teresa is a safe beach town perfect for family and couples travel.

— The Elephant Journal, June 26, 2016


"To the Americas and the forests of Costa Rica, you’ll find Santa Teresa and this jungle-bound yoga retreat. Hotel Nautilus offers yoga sessions twice daily and retreat events that often sell out. Find your centre before heading out and exploring jungle walks or spending parts of your day lazing on a Costa Rica beach.

— The TrendSpotter, FEBRUARY 15, 2017


"Some of my favourite dishes included their vegan omelette, vegan shakshuka, and antipasti pasta. I was also delighted by their array of smoothies and fresh juices. It was also so great to find organic healthy vegan food abroad! Sometimes between long travel days and stays in hotels, it can be difficult to come across wholesome food.”

— Choosing Chia, October 3, 2016


"Santa Teresa hosts an impressive variety of dining options. There is quite literally something for every taste and budget. There are several traditional sodas, a few pizza and burger joints, organic and vegetarian-friendly cafés, and some fine-dining choices. Santa Teresa is a fun place to eat your way through. Some top choices are Olam Pure Food....

— The culture Trip, March 19, 2017

My home in Santa Teresa was Nautilus, and I really wish I could have stayed longer than 4 days. I felt like I only touched the surface in this area. Nautilus Boutique Hotel was a perfect oasis during those days. I was able to get work done when I needed to, and then make a short 5 minute walk to the beach or restaurants any time I wanted.

— Susan of Brooklyn Tropicali, 2017

"Santa Teresa specializes in “clean food”: Almost all the fare you’ll find in this smoothie-bar-heavy town is plant-based, local and organic. And no place does it better than Olam, the restaurant at the Nautilus hotel, a tranquil yoga-lovers retreat. For breakfast, there’s spicy shakshuka with orange-yolked eggs and homemade granola topped with ripe mango. At lunch, the hearty Mexican-style vegetarian burger is the standout on a menu of enormous, every-color salads. And after a 9 a.m. vinyasa class, nothing is more satisfying than the thick, sweet-savory date and tahini smoothie."

— THE New York Times, May 17, 2016


"Swirl into the infinite modern luxuries of Nautilus Boutique Hotel, where unbounded energy flows straight from the waves of the Pacific Ocean five-minutes away ascending its refreshing sensation onto the hillside hotel grounds.



"When the pace of modern life overwhelms you and the thought of a tropical paradise makes your heart leap a little, why not go somewhere where as well as relaxing in the sun, you also get to nurture your body and mind. Nautilus Boutique Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a beautiful boutique hotel that allows you to do just that; a virtually untouched landscape with pristine beaches awaits you, with daily yoga and meditation classes and an organic, vegetarian restaurant.

— Luxury Travel Diary, October 22, 2016

Media & Awards

Nautilus Boutique Hotel & Olam Pure Foods restaurant are mentioned frequently in the media & on travel blogs! Check out a couple of the articles below. And let us know if you find any others!

Nautilus Boutique Hotel

  1. Featured by Brooklyn TropicaliSanta Teresa Hotel: Review of Nautilus Boutique Hotel, Costa Rica
  2. Featured in VogueEscape in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica’s Idyllic, Healthy Oasis
  3. Featured in The New York TimesThe Next Tulum: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
  4. Featured on The Elephant Journal8 Incredible Places to Practice Yoga Around the World.
  5. Featured on The Trendspotter10 Best Yoga Retreats From Around the World
  6. Reviewed on Luxury Travel Diary: Nautilus Boutique Hotel Review in Santa Teresa.
  7. Featured on Luster MagazineNautilus Boutique Hotel: utopía caribeña.
  8. Featured in print in Glamour Magazine Netherlands.
  9. Featured on Montezuma Yoga: Yoga Retreats for Solo Female Travelers.
  10. Reviewed on CostaRica.comNautilus Boutique Hotel.
  11. Suzanne HeynSanta Teresa, Costa Rica Yoga Retreat.

Olam Pure Food

  1. Featured in The New York TimesThe Next Tulum: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
  2. Featured on The Culture Trip: The Ultimate Guide to Costa Rica. 
  3. Featured on Choosing ChiaCooking Up Healthy Eats at Olam Pure Food.
  4. Featured on Little Green Duckie for use of eco-friendly straws: Plastic straws, there is an alternative.
  5. Featured in print in Glamour Magazine Netherlands.
  6. Reviewed on Tatum HansonBest Food in Santa Teresa.
  7. Olam mentioned on Nelly RodilabSanta Teresa.
  8. Let’s RegaleTravel Guide: Costa Rica.
  9. Reviewed on CostaRica.comOlam Review.
  10. Blue Surf SanctuaryBest Restaurants in Santa Teresa.
  11. Reviewed on Being Berta: Olam – Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.


Trip Advisor GreenLeaders

We are proud to be aware a “Platinum Level” status as a Trip Advisor GreenLeader! Read more about our Sustainability here.


2013 – 2015

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Nautilus Boutique Hotel is honored to have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2014. According to their press release: “The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.”

Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our visitors who have taken the time to review Nautilus Boutique Hotel on TripAdvisor. We are so proud of our excellent review profile and will continue to work hard to deliver the service, amenities, and quality that our visitors expect.