Home to some of the best resorts in the world, Costa Rica offers visitors an incredible array of accommodation options. Choose from a wide variety of all-inclusive resorts, luxury retreats, and sustainable eco-lodges. There’s something for every kind of traveller!
All Inclusive Resorts
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort
This 4 star beach property is located in Papagayo, next to Santa Rosa National Park and Playa Ana Laura in the province of Guanacaste. The resort offers guests 7 restaurants, an all inclusive spa, 24 hour room service, free wifi, and gym. Guests can choose to swim in the adult pool or relax on the beach. For children and families there is a separate pool available.
Best Western Jaco Beach
This 3 star beach property is located in the town of Jaco in the province of Puntarenas. There are many different activities for guests staying at this resort, including a beach, two pools, and a tennis court. Dine at the all inclusive restaurant El Puerto or head to one of the two bars. For a fun day trip outside of the resort, head to the wildlife sanctuary Neo-Fauna or the ruins of El Miro.
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
This three and a half star resort is located on the beach of Playa Flamingo in the province of Guanacaste. The Margaritaville Beach Resort is available in both regular and all-inclusive options. The resort offers guests three restaurants, a spa, three pools (one for children), a fitness facility, and tennis courts. There are many different activities to choose from in this area, including Diamante Adventure Eco-Park, Haras del Mar Equestrian Centre, and Monkey Park.
Hotel Riu Palace
Hotel Riu Palace is a five star beachfront all-inclusive resort, located in Guanacaste province near Matapalo Beach. Guests can choose between four restaurants, four pools, a spa, nightclub, and swim-up bar. Families can also enjoy the newly opened “Splash Water World” water park and the RiuLand Kids Club.
Dreams Las Mareas
Located in the tropical jungle along El Jobo beach in Guanacaste, the Dreams Las Mareas resort is only 17km from Guanacaste National Park and 20km from the city of La Cruz. Guests have the opportunity to dine at 7 different restaurants, 7 bars, and a cafe. This resort is great for families thanks to the hotel’s kids club. There are also a spa, private beach, and outdoor pools to enjoy.
Croc’s Resort & Casino
Guests at Croc’s Resort can enjoy the party atmosphere of the casino and nightclub located near Jaco Beach, Puntarenas. This resort is one of the largest in the area, offering a wide range of restaurants, bars, and plenty of on-site entertainment. The resort has direct access to Jaco Beach, along with a large swimming pool.
Andaz Costa Rica Resort
Located in a rural area of Papagayo, Guanacaste the Andaz Costa Rica Resort is a luxury concept by the Hyatt brand. The resort offers guest modern rooms that open to furnished balconies overlooking the ocean and jungle. Three pools, four restaurants, and a spa keep guests busy during the day. Thanks to the proximity of the resort to Santa Rosa and Guanacaste National Parks, guests can also participate in nature hikes and animal observation.
Four Seasons Costa Rica
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is a 5 star hotel offering guests an 18 hole golf course and luxurious spa. The secluded location of this resort allows guests complete privacy to relax and rejuvenate. Five delicious restaurants, two pools, a private beach, and sauna are all available on site. Nearby National Parks allow guests the option to explore Costa Rica’s tropical wilderness.
Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts
Featuring views of the Central Valley and Talamanca Mountains, this upscale resort offers guests a unique experience with private haciendas among Costa Rica’s rugged terrain. The resort includes three farm-to-table restaurants and the largest spa in Central America. Nature lovers have the opportunity to go horseback riding, swimming, or visit an organic farm.
Kura Boutique Hotel
This five star adults only resort is located among the tropical rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Close to the town of Uvita, guests can participate in various whale watching tours and other outdoor activities. Kura’s entire resort– from dining to wellness- is designed with sustainability in mind. A perfect location for eco-conscious travelers.
Finca Rosa Blanca
This four star resort located outside of San Jose was named one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodge of the World. This art filled resort is located on a coffee plantation, which offers free coffee tours, a latin fusion restaurant, library, and refined bar.
La Paloma, Drake Bay
This all inclusive seasonal resort offers visitors the opportunity to experience tropical jungles and oceanside views on Costa Rica Pacific coast. A great area for snorkeling and scuba diving, guests at La Paloma can also choose from a wide variety of activities such as fishing, kayaking, and horseback riding. After a day full of experiences, have a four course dinner at the resort’s restaurant and then retire to a private casita.
Built overlooking the Tortuguero River, this eco resort offers guests easy access to Tortuguero National Park and a wide variety of activities. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy daily nature walks led by naturalists, tours to turtle nesting sites, and kayaking on the Tortuguero river. Visitors can also check out the nearby towns of San Francisco and Tortuguero as a day trip.
Samasati Nature Retreat
Set in 100 acre nature reserve, the Samasati Nature Retreat is an ideal accommodation for guests seeking to connect with nature. Located near Puerto Viejo on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, guests can enjoy twice daily yoga classes, art workshops, and paddle boarding. Samasati also has a wonderful spa, which focuses on natural remedies and international techniques. Private bungalows, a delicious restaurant, and shuttles to Puerto Viejo top off the Samsati experience.
Named one of the world’s best ecolodges by National Geographic, Pacuare lodge is also one of the most secluded hotels in Costa Rica- accessible only by raft, helicopter, or ATV. Most guests arrive at the lodge during an overnight white water rafting excursion. Pacuare’s unique architecture allows the hotel to blend in with the surrounding jungle and allow guests to better connect with the rainforest. For a romantic evening, dine by candlelight overlooking the Pacuare river.
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