$280 per night

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Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
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Studio Saxe has designed a boutique hotel and yoga studio amid the jungle in Nosara, Costa Rica, an area known for the pursuit of health, wellness, and surfing. Its contemporary design reflects the local ethos while embracing the tropical environment it inhabits.

Nalu by Studio Saxe is composed of three individual pavilions—Villa Jardín, Villa Sombra, and Villa Sol—which are strategically placed in the landscape according to local wind and solar patterns, and to forge a visual connection to the jungle and ocean. The purposeful arrangement provides privacy for guests and a sense of exploration as they traverse the tropical environment to their abodes.

Modern home with Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, and Shrubs. The underside of the overhanging roof represents the area's local craftsmanship. Photo  of Nalu NosaraView Photos

The underside of the overhanging roof represents the area's local craftsmanship.

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, and House. Each villa is composed of a series of spaces, varying from two to three bedrooms, and offers different views out to the ocean. Overlapping timber roofs made from recycled teak planks and built by local craftsman provide shade from the powerful sun.  Photo 2 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

Each villa is composed of a series of spaces, varying from two to three bedrooms, and offers different views out to the ocean. Overlapping timber roofs made from recycled teak planks and built by local craftsman provide shade from the powerful sun.

Modern home with Outdoor, Gardens, Trees, Flowers, and Front Yard. Each villa sits harmoniously within the tropical landscape,  shaded by trees and vegetation. Photo 3 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

Each villa sits harmoniously within the tropical landscape, shaded by trees and vegetation.

Modern home with Outdoor, Gardens, Grass, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Shrubs, Trees, and Back Yard. Each villa is equipped with its own salt-water swimming pool and outdoor shower. Photo 4 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

Each villa is equipped with its own salt-water swimming pool and outdoor shower.

Modern home with Dining Room, Floor Lighting, Chair, Wall Lighting, and Bench. Large, operable glass doors and clerestory windows provide a fluid transition between the interior retreat and the exterior landscape. Photo 5 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

Large, operable glass doors and clerestory windows provide a fluid transition between the interior retreat and the exterior landscape.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, Bench, Stools, Floor Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The wood tones in the ceiling are reflected in wood flooring and wood furniture introduced throughout the floor plan, adding warmth and texture. Photo 6 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

The wood tones in the ceiling are reflected in wood flooring and wood furniture introduced throughout the floor plan, adding warmth and texture.

Modern home with Bedroom, Night Stands, Bed, Wall Lighting, and Rug Floor. Similar to the open spaces, the sleeping quarters have operable, sliding glass doors and clerestory windows allow the tropical air to freely pass between the exterior and interior. Photo 7 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

Similar to the open spaces, the sleeping quarters have operable, sliding glass doors and clerestory windows allow the tropical air to freely pass between the exterior and interior.

Modern home with Bath Room, Ceiling Lighting, Two Piece Toilet, Vessel Sink, and Open Shower. An outdoor shower accessed from the interior bath provides a private retreat under the sun and sky of the landscape. Photo 8 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

An outdoor shower accessed from the interior bath provides a private retreat under the sun and sky of the landscape.

Modern home with Hallway and Medium Hardwood Floor. Slatted roofs above connecting walkways allow dappled light to fall below while framing the view out beyond. Photo 9 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

Slatted roofs above connecting walkways allow dappled light to fall below while framing the view out beyond.

Modern home with Shed & Studio. The yoga studio is surrounded on all sides by the jungle.  Light, shadows, and wind pass through the open structure. Photo 10 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

The yoga studio is surrounded on all sides by the jungle. Light, shadows, and wind pass through the open structure.

Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Shrubs. The tropical modernism of the resort provides the perfect backdrop for exercise and relaxation in the Costa Rican jungle. Photo 11 of Nalu NosaraView Photos

The tropical modernism of the resort provides the perfect backdrop for exercise and relaxation in the Costa Rican jungle.

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  • Studio Saxe
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  • Andres Garcia Lachner
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