Best Resorts in Costa Rica
Keen to plan a vacation Costa Rica and treat yourself? There are so many incredible resorts in Costa Rica which are packed with luxury including state of the art restaurants with famous dishes, bars, function rooms, wellness centres, swimming pools, sports facilities and all other things you expect.
Over the past few years the number of all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica has increased and the facilities inside are amazing. The is a lot of choice for couples, families and even solo travellers. Once you book and step in to a Costa Rican resort, you can enjoy staying in luxury without any hassle.
Why Book a Resort in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is the perfect country to visit and by staying at a resort you will get to relax, have fun, enjoy entertainment, get world class service and stay in spectacular surroundings. Resorts are a quiet and peaceful place to unwind, and also explore more of Costa Rica in your spare time.
Decades ago there wasn’t a resort culture in Central America. People used to spend their vacation on sightseeing group tours and stay in hostels, hotels and b&b’s. But now Costa Rica has hundreds of resorts in cities and towns throughout the country. Most resorts have villas, air-conditioned rooms, restaurants and lounges.
Thousands of tourists from different parts of the world spend vacations here every year. As well as the traditional holiday, you can also celebrate weddings, honeymoons and more. By staying in a resort you will get to enjoy ambience, luxury and also findvery cheap rates especially compared to resorts in the Caribbean.
Some accommodation are on beaches, or in tropical locations like rainforests. You will be amazed by the cuisine available not to mention the friendly local people and stunning beaches. Whether you are looking to travel with your family, with your partner, friends or solo, you will be able to find a place to stay to match your needs.
Expect modern facilities like swimming pools, parties, bars, sports, adventures and international cuisines. There are different types of resorts for all budgets, so whether you looking for a luxury world class all-inclusive place to stay, or are keen to experience Costa Rica on a budget, you will be able to find somewhere to stay to match your interests.
Resort are very cheap in Costa Rica compared to other countries worldwide and there are special offers and discounted packages available at certain times of the year.
Most resorts also employ trip planners and guides which can take you on excursions to see outstanding sightseeing locations as well as many adventure destinations. The beaches in Costa Rica country are beautiful with crystal clear water and green shores. The time spent on the beach will be really the highlight of many vacations here.
Resorts in Costa Rica really are some of the best places to spend a honeymoon, vacation or a break from work or relaxing for fun.
View our recommendations for the best hotels and resorts throughout Costa Rica and book your perfect break today:
The 5 star Oxygen Jungle Villas is located 3.1 miles from Playa Hermosa Beach and features an infinity pool, sun decks, spa treatments, Indonesian architecture and free Wi-Fi. You are guaranteed a positive experience staying here due to the facilities, service and value. The pool (as seen in the main image above) is one of the highlights.
By booking a stay here you get 4 swimming pools, 2 private beaches, golf courts, gym and a business centre. This complex is set on Papagayo Gulf and 35 minutes’ drive from Daniel Oduber International Airport.
Address: Liberia Guanaste 26Km al Norte del Doit, CR-G, Peninsula Papagayo, 05000
The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal is a luxury resort with 18 hot spring pools, a spa and a fitness centre. One of the benefits of staying here is the amazing views of the Arenal volcano and valley. La Fortuna is also less than 10 minutes’ drive away.
Address: 9 Km Oeste y km 4 Norte del centro de la Fortuna, La Fortuna, 21007
Latitude 10 is an incredible exclusive beach resort featuring free WiFi access and free private parking. The hotel has an outdoor pool and terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. The resort is located right on a secluded beach.
Address: 4 kilometros norte del cruce Playa el Carmen, 60111 Santa Teresa Beach
Zephyr Palace is one of the best places to stay in Jacó, this is an exotic decoration that includes marble details and Greek-like columns. You get world-class service, an outdoor pool, plus a spa and wellness centre and each room includes TV, air conditioning and a terrace.
Address: Junto al Hotel Villa Caletas, Jacó
Villa Buena Onda Adults Only Boutique Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a fitness centre and bar in Coco. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.2 miles from Hard Rock Cafe Guanacaste.
Address: Del Ancla 200 este y 700 sur, Playas del Coco, Guanacaste
Hotel Punta Islita Autograph Collection is located 18.6 miles from Samara Bay Beach and 3.7 miles from Camaronal Beach. It features free WiFi, gym, an extensive garden, and 2 swimming pools, the one which is only for adults is located next to the Pacifico Restaurant.
Address: 160, Punta Islita, 50201
Experience world-class service at Book at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa and experience essence of Costa Rican in a luxury hacienda style resort on Mansita beach in Guanacaste. This resort & spa sits oceanfront and is surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. This hotel is the closest international branded resort to Tamarindo.
All rooms are air-conditioned with balconies and either a garden, pool or ocean view. Next to the resort you will find an equestrian center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with a coastal layout. Off-site activities such as surfing lessons, zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, bird & monkey watching and ATV tours can be arranged on site.
Address: Helipuerto Hacienda Pinilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Looking for a really unique place to stay? Check out the Gaia Hotel & Reserve which is surrounded by spectacular rainforest and wildlife. Gaia Hotel and Reserve is located near Manuel Antonio Beach, 7 minutes' drive from the coast in Costa Rica and offers chic accommodation. The luxury hotel features a luxury spa, gym, pool and one day tours.
Address: Carretera Quepos Manuel Antonio Antiguo Jardín Gaia Manuel Antonio 6350
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo – A concept by Hyatt is a luxurious resort located in the Costa Rican jungle near Culebra. It boasts an on-site spa and gym, plus a swimming pool and 3 on-site restaurants. There is also a tennis court, water sports on-site or zip-line between trees and canopies.
Address: Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104
This charming hotel is located on Langosta Beach in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region. Set in tropical gardens, it offers spacious rooms and villas with a private pool, free Wi-Fi and a private beach area.
Address: Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
So what are you waiting for, start planning a break to Costa Rica today and see for yourself the magical beauty of the country whilst staying in incredible resorts.
If you have ever been to stay at any of the resorts featured on our list, or if you have any recommendations for places we have missed, let us know in the comments section below.