Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Our 10 favorite hotels for your next vacation in Costa Rica.

Hardly any other country is more diverse than Costa Rica. Located between two oceans, the surfing paradise offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our expert travelers carefully curated a list of 10 unique hotels for your next luxury travel to Costa Rica.

Rio Perdido

Rio Perdido

Bagaces (Guanacaste)


Eco-friendly nature reserve, located in the dry forest of Guanacaste. 30 modern and sustainable forest bungalows, connected by elevated pathways and trails. Natural hot springs, multiple mineral swimming pools, 10 miles of hiking & biking trails and on-property activities like zip-lining and white water tubing. Go for a swim the thermal river while listening the sound of the howler monkeys.

Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River
San Bernardo de Bagaces, 5040 Guanacaste | +506 2673 3600

Three Sixty

Three Sixty

Ojochal (Puntarenas)


Built on a 58-acre trail lined rainforest reserve, at an altitude of almost 1000 feet. While the steep road leading to the hotel can be thrilling, the stunning views of the of coastline will reward for it. The main restaurant is open air, located right next to the gorgeous infinity pool. Villas are modern and spacious and offer balconies with rainforest & ocean views. Adult-only.

Hotel Three Sixty
Calle Perezoso, Ojochal, Puntarenas 60501 | +506 2100-9206

Hotel El Mangroove

El Mangroove



Located on the prestigious Gulf of Papagayo on the northern Pacific Coastline of Guanacaste, El Mangroove is the closest beach resort to the Liberia International Airport at just 30 minutes from touchdown to sand. Great beachfront location, beautiful lap pool and a fantastic spa are waiting.

El Mangroove, Autograph Collection
Playa Panama, Provincia de Guanacaste, 50503 | +506 4701 0000

Kinkára Luxury Retreat


San Isidro


Secreted in Costa Rica’s jagged mountains, Kinkara is an eco-friendly retreat steeped in the beauty and tranquility of its natural environment. Ask staff for the directions to the secret waterfall for a refreshing dip in clear water. Ask staff for the directions to the secret waterfall for a refreshing dip in clear water.

Kinkára Luxury Retreat
Santa Elena, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica 11902 | +506 728 78759


Peace Lodge

Vara Blanca (Volcán Poás)


One of Costa Ricas most magical and romantic hotels. Each of the 18 room comes with a Jacuzzi hot tub, large stone fireplace, grand bathrooms with romantic waterfall showers.

Peace Lodge & Waterfall Gardens
Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, 40105 Vara Blanca | +506 2482 2100



Santa Teresa


Newly opened adults-only boutique hotel in Santa Tersa, a paradise for surfer and yogis. The five rooms, each one with its own rooftop terrace, are scattered across a hill overlooking the Pacific ocean. Few minutes away from the beach. Adult-only.

Mint Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa, Provincia de Puntarenas, Cobano, 60111 | +506 8835 4243


Punta Islita

Nicoya Peninsula


An authentic eco-luxury hideaway, offering incredible views from its perch high on a hill above the Pacific Ocean. Secluded beach, a stunning infinity pool and lots of complimentary activities like cooking classes.

Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection
Guanacaste Near Samara Beach, Costa Rica 50201 | +506 2656-3500

Lapa Rios

Lapa Rios

Osa Peninsula


Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios overlooks the pristine point where Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific. The eco lodge is built in harmony with the surrounding nature. Luxury open-air bungalows, rainforest nature tours and walks.

Lapa Rios Rainforest Lodge
Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica | +1-800-467-0472

Kasiiyaa Papagayo

Kasiiya Papagayo



A luxury retreat focusing on wellness and renewal in a stunning setting. With just seven luxurious tented suites positioned on the beach and two on the cliffside with sunset views, Kasiiya offers guests the ultimate escape and total privacy. Rates are all inclusive.

Kasiiya Papagayo
Provincia de Guanacaste, Papagayo | +506 4070-0420

Nayara Tented Camp

Nayara Tented Camp

Nayara Tented Camp

La Fortuna (Arenal)


Opened in 2019 as one of the first luxury camps in Central America. Each of the African lodge inspired clifftop tents offers a private plunge pool fed with natural hot spring water and fantastic views of the rainforest and Arenal volcano. Enjoy your private breakfast on the terrace of your tent, but watch out for the hungry coatis.

Nayara Tented Camp
La Fortuna road to Arenal Lakeroad | +506 2589-8600

- Last update in April 2021 -

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About Costa Rica

Costa Rica has absolute dream beaches on both the Pacific and the Caribbean coast. Plus, the numerous national parks of the country, with their diversity of animals and plants, such as the Chirripò National Park, offer a great change of scenery from the beach life.

Useful Links for your next journey to Costa Rica

Visit Costa Rica

Unofficial but helpful guide of Costa Rica

National Parks of Costa Rica

Juan Santamaría International Airport

Costa Rica Weather forecast

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