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Top Rated Costa Rica Hotels

Fiesta Resort Central Pacific - All Inclusive
Fiesta Resort Central Pacific - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5.0 El Roble 23, Barranca, Puntarenas
Free Cancellation
from $188
3.6/5 (21 reviews)

pretty nice location nice and clean, all staff was very nice and friendly

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020
Guests of Fiesta Resort Central Pacific - All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 4 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. There's free parking, and an airport ...
Hotel Luisiana
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5.0 100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
from $38
4.0/5 (34 reviews)

Nice location next To town, and go mall centre y

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020
At Hotel Luisiana, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of limited parking, along ...
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
4.0 out of 5.0 Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
3.8/5 (91 reviews)

El hotel es hermoso pero deberian modernizar los cuartos y los equipos de las cocinas

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a free water park. There's free parking and limo/town car service. The front ...
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo-a concept by Hyatt
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo-a concept by Hyatt
4.5 out of 5.0 Peninsula Papagayo, Papagayo, Guanacaste
from $275
4.3/5 (10 reviews)

Unfortunately stay was not as expected. While we only stayed 2 nights, multiple amenities were closed for special events ( i.e. adult pool, restuarant, beach house). We stayed at a higher end room, and felt the experience wasn't worth the money. We went to the beach house in the shuttle, only to ...

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019
Awarded Conde Nast Top 100 List status in 2014, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo-a concept by Hyatt features a marina, a full-service spa, and 2 ...
Hyatt Place San José/Pinares
Hyatt Place San José/Pinares
3.5 out of 5.0 Plaza Momentum Pinares, Curridabat, San Jose
Free Cancellation
from $115
4.5/5 (11 reviews)

24-hours food and beverage accessibility; friendly staff

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019
At Hyatt Place San José/Pinares, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and ...
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
3.5 out of 5.0 Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
Free Cancellation
from $129
4.2/5 (90 reviews)

Nice hotel with easy access to a beautiful beach. Went with the breakfast package instead of the all-inclusive and were happy with our choice. Several lovely restaurants within walking distance or short ride.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
Guests of Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free ...
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5.0 Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
4.2/5 (97 reviews)

Beautiful property..loved everything about it. We are vegetarians so had some difficulties finding different options but they are there if you don’t mind eating same thing. Drinks were always the best part. Rooms were awesome but AC is not cool enough. Sink get blocked very quickly but they were ...

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, 4 outdoor pools, and a free water park. There's free parking and limo/town car service. ...
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica - Adults only
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica - Adults only
4.5 out of 5.0 Playa Arenilla, Papagayo, Guanacaste
from $240
4.6/5 (27 reviews)

The beach was not the best for swimming, but the pools made up for that. There is much walking involved at the resort and some hills to climb, but they have a car service to get you where you want to go. Just dial 0 and someone will come to pick you up. The staff is outstanding willing to cater to ...

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020
Guests of Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica - Adults only have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. If you decide to drive, there's ...
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
4.5 out of 5.0 Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guanacaste
from $224
4.1/5 (34 reviews)

Pros-beautifully maintained property. Pools are phenomenal, staff are well trained, really accommodating. Thought the food choices were good and the food for the most part was very good Cons-our checkin was not informative. We had to find things out on our own. They spent all the time trying to sell ...

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport ...

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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.

Ecotourism

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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