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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5.0 Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
Free Cancellation
from $80
4.0/5 (76 reviews)

Good property to stay at a fair price, location to airport is excellent, only down side was the attendant at the breakfast was rude when we were eating almost cleaning our table before we were finish eating and place was not full or our table really needed

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour health club. There's free parking, ...
Barceló San José
Barceló San José
4.0 out of 5.0 Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
from $88
4.2/5 (161 reviews)

Comfortable beds and very good breakfast. Our room view was amazing

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019
Barceló San José features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available on request). ...
Hotel Luisiana
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5.0 100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
from $34
4.2/5 (48 reviews)

Beautiful hotel, not the usual for a budget stay. Very pleased.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019
At Hotel Luisiana, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and a shuttle from the ...
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4.0 out of 5.0 Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
from $88
4.0/5 (76 reviews)

Clean and bigger rooms. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Nice and clean pool with gym. Breakfast every day 7:30-10:30 am. Delicious coffee my kids and I have been there for a week and was awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) ...
Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport
3.5 out of 5.0 Ruta #21 Frente Al, Aeropuerto Internacional, Liberia, Guanacaste
Free Cancellation
from $124
4.3/5 (85 reviews)

Close to airport, free shuttle and friendly staff. Breakfast buffet with many options. Pleasant pool area. Coffee maker in room as well as microwave and frig

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019
At Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, ...
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
4.0 out of 5.0 Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
4.0/5 (416 reviews)

Nice hotel restaurants Entreteiment perfect Everythink deliciosa comida

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2019
Guests of Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. There's free parking and limo/town car service. ...
The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal
The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal
5.0 out of 5.0 Arenal, 9 Km West, and 3.5 km North of La Fortuna Centre, Monterrey, Alajuela
from $350
4.9/5 (34 reviews)

This property was Paradise! The hot springs were amazing. Club Rio was a blast. The concierge team was too notch. Also, the service we received was top notch.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019
Guests of The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal have access to a full-service spa, 15 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available, ...
Studio Hotel Boutique
Studio Hotel Boutique
4.0 out of 5.0 50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose
Free Cancellation
from $72
4.6/5 (90 reviews)

Very nice, lovely art. Super friendly staff, breakfast was very good

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019
At Studio Hotel Boutique, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) ...
Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 6 km oeste del Parque Central, Área del Volcán Arenal, La Fortuna
from $84
4.0/5 (85 reviews)

Rooms are large, landscaping is beautiful, good variety of pools and hotsprings well maintained. Be prepared to walk alot as the shuttle doesn't always run at 15 minute intervals.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019
Guests of Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort have access to a full-service spa, 11 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with ...

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Return to nature at a Costa Rican resort

Costa Rica is a feast for the senses with unforgettable sights, sounds, flavors and aromas. Straddling the Central American isthmus, the country's biodiversity is considered one of the richest on the planet. In addition to cultural attractions in metropolitan areas, such as the National Theatre in the capital city, San Jose, visitors can experience a wide range of activities in the backcountry. Visit the nation's Caribbean or Pacific Ocean beaches and journey into the unspoiled rainforest and slopes of Arenal to view the native flora and fauna.

Things to see and do

Costa Rica's tropical beaches, lush vegetation and rich cultural heritage contain something nearly any person on earth can enjoy.

Beaches and water sports

Costa Rica has marvelous beaches on both coasts. The white sandy shores on the Caribbean side are excellent for relaxing, swimming and boating, as well as parasailing and jet skiing. The Caribbean's most famous beach, Tortuguero, is an ideal spot for sighting manatees. The black-sand beaches and waves on the Pacific side are a haven for anglers, surfers and divers looking to explore undersea reefs and caves that create a habitat for schools of tropical fish. Playa Grande is the largest nesting spot for Leatherback sea turtles along the Pacific coastline.


The country's national parks and marine reserves are a tropical paradise brimming with exotic plants and animals. Activities include hiking nature trails, rafting raging rivers and zip-lining across the jungle canopy, as well as viewing the crater of an active volcano from the rim. In addition to spotting colorful birds, butterflies and orchids on land, guests of Costa Rican hotels can journey offshore to watch whales, dolphins and sea turtles.

Cultural attractions

The nation's cultural diversity will be evident as you explore the streets of San Jose, viewing historic buildings and other vestiges of Spanish colonial rule. Museum exhibits document the contributions of Costa Rica's ethnicities, such as African, Spanish and the native Bribri and Teribe people, and they also feature pre-Columbian and contemporary art. A coffee plantation tour reveals the important connection between the bean and the nation's history. Spend time in smaller towns and villages like Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a seaside community that frequently bounces to the beat of reggae music.

Festivals and cuisine

Guests of Costa Rica's hotels can enjoy fireworks, music and dancing at Independence Day and Fiesta Palmares celebrations, as well as at the many celebrations honoring the country's patron saints. A highlight of these gatherings is the flavorful and aromatic local cuisine. Meals generally feature fresh ingredients like red peppers, bananas, sweet corn and seafood. Standout dishes include ceviche, which is seafood cured in lime juice, and arroz con pollo, a chicken entree with rice.

Best time to visit

The mid-December to April dry season is the best time to visit Costa Rica. The mild weather boasts plenty of sunshine for exploring the rainforests and relaxing on the beach. This is the most popular time for visitors, so plan accordingly when making travel and hotel reservations. The May to November rainy season is the least crowded, but it offers the best deals. Although the average temperature range is between the mid-70s and high-80s, the climate in Costa Rica can vary by region and proximity to the coast as well as elevation above sea level.

Travel information

Costa Rica is served by three airports. The main aviation gateway is Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), which is situated approximately 15 miles northwest of the capital. Daniel Oduber Quiros Airport (LIR), located in the northwest province of Guanacaste, is close to major resort cities. Primarily a domestic hub, Tobias Bolanos Airport (SYQ) is also located near the capital. Public buses and rental cars, which provide easier access to secluded beaches and other remote areas, are the main modes of travel within the country. Other options include renting a motorcycle or flying on one of the two domestic airlines.

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