Wellness Getaway at Nautilus Hotel

A wellness getaway for both body and mind.

Nautilus Boutique Hotel Costa Rica

The Nautilus Boutique Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, invited my best friend/sister, Emily and I to stay at their Costa Rica retreat for a weekend based in relaxation. 

Upon arrival, we were given a fresh smoothie with an edible straw as they gave us a tour of the grounds. As soon as you enter through the gates, the lush gardens greet you and the sound of the pool waterfall silence the surrounding town.

We walked down the stone walkway to our villa under a canopy of twinkling lights. Lined Bird of Paradise plants swayed gently and a local cat walked us through a secret entry to our secluded room. 

Nautilus Hotel The Freckle Spot
local Costa Rica cat

The villa was both serene and luxurious. We had all the amenities: a full kitchen, a flat screen tv, A/C, a walk in shower and the softest bed! After an early morning and smelly bus ride travel day, this place was truly heaven on earth.

Wellness Retreat at Nautilus Boutique Hotel Costa Rica
Wellness Retreat at Nautilus Boutique Hotel Costa Rica
Wellness Retreat at Nautilus Boutique Hotel Costa Rica
Wellness Retreat at Nautilus Boutique Hotel Costa Rica

Emily and I jumped into the pool and swam around for a while before planning our day. 

Nautilus Boutique Hotel pool

The hotel gave us a map of the area and with Daniella's help they set up a full weekend of activities for us. From surfing, to bike riding and even renting an ATV to go to the Montezuma Waterfalls, they helped us plan the most memorable weekend!

Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Bike riding in Costa Rica The Freckle Spot
Playa Hermosa The Freckle Spot
wellness resort in costa rica

The next day we had brunch at the hotel restaurant, Olam, which serves vegetarian and vegan meals.

Olam Restaurant Nautilus Boutique Hotel

HOLY MOLY GUYS, everything we had was fresh, organic and made with love. We had to sit at our seat for a while after rubbing our bellies and processing what we had just eaten.

Olam restaurant Costa Rica
Nautilus Boutique hotel Costa Rica

My surfing career was very short lived — about 5 seconds.

But one of the reasons Emily wanted to come to Santa Teresa was for the surf. The town is known for its long time love of surfing and the locals, the vibe and the constant sound of the crashing surf makes up this surfing culture. Everyone wakes up super early and makes a B-line for the beach. The air is quiet and the beach is empty, but the water is where the party is at! Known for its consistent waves, Santa Teresa should be a destination for all surfers!

surfing culture


The Hotel is not only known for its amazing food but also for its yoga. I knew before staying here that I wanted to spend some time in their rooftop yoga shala, so I got up early one morning and flowed in the sacred space. The sounds of the rainforest and beach made for the most unreal Spotify playlist, that I ended up falling asleep in savasana for 15 minutes! haha!

Nautilus Boutique Hotel yoga room The Freckle Spot
Nautilus Boutique Hotel yoga room The Freckle Spot
Nautilus Boutique Hotel yoga room The Freckle Spot

On our last night at the resort, we took a 75 minute sunset Hatha yoga class that sealed my plans for coming back to Nautilus Hotel and hosting my own yoga retreat here.

Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Thank you Mark, Juan and Daniella for helping make our weekend at the Nautilus Boutique Hotel so memorable! 

To book your stay here click the link here!