Hotels in Costa Rica

hotel in Costa Rica

There are endless choices for hotel accommodation in Costa Rica. Main cities like San José, Alajuela, Liberia and Puerto Limón have a good selection of mid-range and luxury hotels. Similarly, outside the national parks, Manuel Antonio and Arenal Volcano in particular, there are many good hotels which take advantage of the beautiful views and offer great access to the parks.

In addition to normal hotels, Costa Rica is particularly well stocked on beach resorts which offer all-inclusive holiday packages, as well as luxury and spa hotels geared towards honeymooners or those in search of a tranquil retreat. Luxury hotels often have packages which include yoga classes or mind and body programs, whilst package deals can often combine food, accommodation and adventure tours or national park trips.

It is worth doing your research as different tour operators offer different deals to the same hotels. Booking via the internet a long time in advance or at the very last minute can also save you pennies.

Beach Resorts

The majority of Costa Rica's beach resorts are clustered around the Guanacaste end of the Nicoya Peninsula or down the Pacific coast in the Puntarenas region, however, you will find resorts all over Costa Rica.

Playa Flamingo (Guanacaste Province) got its name from the first resort to open there, Playa Flamingo resort. There is not a huge amount of other accommodation but this resort has over 90 rooms and lots of facilities.

Allegro Papagayo Resort, Nicoya Peninsula (Guanacaste Province)

Barcelo Resort, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo (Guanacaste Province)

Paradisus Resort, Playa Conchal (Guanacaste Province)

Jacó Beach (Puntarenas Province) is brimming with resorts and hotels.

Luxury and Boutique Resorts and Hotels

Tango Mar Beach Resort, Montezuma (Puntarenas Province) Offers luxurious hnoeymoon, yoga and golf packages by the sea.

Cariblue Beach Resort, Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo (Limón Province) has beautiful thatched roof bungalos along this pretty stretch of beach.

Peace Lodge, La Paz Waterfall Gardens (Alajuela Province) is a truly indulgent way to spend a few days close to nature without the need for a tent.

Flor Blanca Boutique Hotel, Mal País, Nicoya Peninsula (Puntarenas Province). A well equipped and beautifully designed getaway on one of Costa Rica's loveliest beaches.