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Costa Rica is one of the most popular South American countries to visit, in part because its jungles, rainforests, cloud forests, and gorgeous, white sandy coastline are rich on opportunities for adventure, exploration and experiencing the natural world. But it also has a well-established web of national parks, reserves and protected areas, protecting around a quarter of the country, which makes it easy for its visitor infrastructure to establish too, and without endangering the incredible biospheres the park system is there to protect. So you’ll find some of our recommendations for the best places to stay in Costa Rica are right in amongst the most beautiful and protected regions: great eco-hotels and lodges which bring money into the regions to feed back into conservation projects.

And all this is set up in a way that gives visitors the best chance of seeing Costa Rica’s its bewilderingly diverse culture, its incredibly varied landscapes and its incredible flora and fauna - Costa Rica has the greatest density of plant and animal species in the world, for example it has around 1500 different kinds of orchid! And some of its animals are exotic and unusual too, like the toucans and macaws, the capuchins and howler monkeys, sloths, caimans and the beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly. Costa Rica is also known for the things you can do and try here, it’s not just watersports and hiking, there are surf schools, yoga retreats, epic zip lines, caves to explore and mountains and volcanoes to ascend, on two feet or two wheels. Costa Rica is also at the cutting edge of sustainable tourism, with infrastructure favouring alternative power sources and a huge trend for farm-to-table restaurants.

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  • Alajuela is part of the central region, spreading out from, and around the capital San José.
  • Puntarenas is on the central Pacific coast, loved by beach-lovers, those looking for an incredible backdrop against which to relax, and avid explorers - this is where the dense rainforests and jungles can run right up against the ocean.
  • Limon is on the quieter, more isolated Caribbean side, loved by whitewater rafters, sea turtles and mosquitos.
  • Guanacaste is where you’ll find the volcanoes, dry forest parks and some fabulous surf beaches.
  • Arenal, and the sparse plains and mountains around it are sparely populated, but a fantastic place for a farm-stay or a horse trek.
  • While the southern stretch, heading down towards the South Pacific, is one of the world’s most biodiverse pockets, loved by naturalists, botanists and explorers again, and anyone seeking a really beautiful remote tropical beach.
  • You’ll find the coffee plantations around Heredia,
  • and the best hot-springs are around Quesada.

The Best Places to Stay in Costa Rica

The Best Places to Stay in Costa Rica for The Trip of a Lifetime

  • Latitude 10 is an exclusive hideaway with easy access to a stunning white beach and nature reserves teaming with wildlife. There are just six rooms, in secured, Balinese-style villas with open air bathrooms, which gives the resort a tropical feel. They also have their own surfing instructor.
  • Along similar lines, Casa Chameleon has ten villas, decorated with nature in mind, and organic materials used as much as possible. Each villa is extremely luxurious, and its own plunge pool, there’s also exemplary service and an superb restaurant.
  • If you’re looking for luxury amidst the lush rainforest then Nayara is for you. 44 elegant rooms and suites in rainforest-emerged bungalows with wood floors and conical roofs. There’s a semi-outdoor spa and a choice of four restaurant serving everything from sushi to tapas.
  • Peace Lodge in Vara Blanca, Alajuela, follows similar lines, a rather magical collection of cosy lodges and villas set within the cloud forest. The lodges have open fireplaces, exposed stonework, beamed ceilings and large terraces - perfect for making the most of the spectacular views. The restaurant specialising in Costa Rican delicacies.
  • Just an hour out of San José, the El Silencio Resort & Spa makes for a secluded change. There are 15 luxurious rooms, decorated largely with natural materials, a fabulous spa and outdoor yoga studio set within the forest, plus great food and exceptional views.

The Best Places to Stay in Costa Rica for a Beach Break

  • The Luna Lodge is a secured properly set within lush jungle - yet only a few minutes from the beach. There are just 16 rooms, but they offer varied accommodation - all with comfy beds and luxurious bathrooms, though The lodge offers yoga classes and jungle safaris, among a decent lot of activities on offer.
  • Sandwiched between the ocean and the rainforest, the Clandestino Beach Resort is a 12 room hideaway. The rooms are spacious, the decor inspired by organic material and the seafood restaurant is very romantic. Explore the rainforest, try out some water sports of just relax in idyllic surrounds.
  • Playa Cativo is a luxurious eco-lodge with an enviable position between the beach and the jungle. The decor is contemporary, and the windows are huge - as well they should be with these views. The restaurant offers farm to table dining, the pool is tranquil and there’s a great spa. The region is rife with bird life, with 360+ species known to live ‘round here’.

The Best Places to Stay in Costa Rica for The Jungle

  • If one of the reasons you’re visiting Costa Rica is to meet the local wildlife then the Rancho Pacifico is perfect for you. All around the hotel are jungle canopies where you might spot sloths, monkeys; jaguarundis, anteaters and an impressive array of colourful foul - just to start the list off. Then just out to sea you might spot whales. There are just five suites and five villas, and it’s adults-only.
  • Makanda by the Sea is a beautifully designed, nine room, adults-only property right in amongst the jungle canopy. Each of the rooms is different, all contemporary and all with plenty of glass and luxurious bathrooms. There’s a very romantic outdoor restaurant and a lovely spa.
  • The Gaia Hotel and Reserve is a hilltop hotel set on its own nature reserve right next to the Manuel Antonio National Park in the Puntarenas region. The 20 contemporary rooms all have polished wood floors, crisp white linen and local artefacts. The infinity pool overlooking the forest is simply spectacular.
  • Rio Perdido is nestled into the forest in Fortuna, surrounded by jungle. There are 20 chic, contemporary suites and an award-winning restaurant, plus hot-spring pools and a thermal river.
  • Secluded in the rainforest, the Pacuare Lodge has been creatively designed to compliment its surroundings, a blending of architecture and nature. There are just 12 rooms, with carefully placed windows and baths overlooking the forest canopy. The food is excellent, to, and it feels like adventure travel for those who enjoy luxury as well.

Our Picks in San José

  • The Hotel Grano de Oro is in the historic neighbourhood of Barrio Don Bosco, which is pretty central. There are 39 traditional rooms fitted with antiques and dark wood panelled walls. The best have their own private patios.
  • Just outside the city proper in Heredia, an area of wooded hills and nice views, is the Finca Rosa Blanca, an elegant country hotel with 14 rooms, large frescoes, jacuzzi baths and parquet flooring. You’re surrounded by coffee plantations and they restaurant and bar are known for their lavish dinners and cocktails.

Our Picks for the Most Romantic Places to Stay in Costa Rica

  • Nayara Springs in Fortuna, is a luxurious, boutique, adults-only hotel hidden in the Costa Rican rainforest. There ever just 16 rooms, arranged in secluded villas with private plunge pools and enormous outdoor bathrooms, and beautiful terraces. There’s a choice of five different restaurants too, so you don’t need to leave the resort…
  • For intimate in the jungle consider the Villa Buena Onda, an eight room, adults-only boutique hotel with minimalist design and large terraces. There’s also a spoiling spa and a pool wth a swim-up bar.

Some of the Best Eco-Friendly Places to Stay in Costa Rica

  • The Lapa Rios Ecolodge is a secluded eco-lodge surrounded by jungle, and just a short stroll from a beach with beautiful, white sand. There are 17 thatched cabins, designed with open walls to allow nature right inside. They also have their own large terraces and luxurious bathrooms. And the food is excellent.
  • The Kura Design Villas are a hilltop collection of rooms and private villas surrounded by jungle but looking out towards the South Pacific from huge windows and terraces. There’s a gorgeous infinity pool and a small spa. Kura uses drip technology to water their lush gardens, and relies on solar panels to power the hotel. This is a great place for birdwatchers.
  • Rancho Humo in Guanacaste is a contemporary eco-lodge in a spectacular spot on the plains of the Tempisque River delta. There are just ten start rooms with light, airy, floor to ceiling windows and contemporary art. There’s also a spa and pool.
  • The Harmony Hotel is an eco-hotel hidden in the depths of the jungle around Nosara - though still just a short walk from a coastline if beautiful, white sandy beaches. There are just ten secluded, simply designed bungalows, with their own patios, where you might meet some of the local howler monkeys, iguanas and hummingbirds. The food is great too.

Some of the Best Farm Stays in Costa Rica

  • Leaves and Lizards is a tropical farm stay in Fortuna, Alajuela, with epic views of the Arenal volcano. There are just nine traditional cabins, all with large terraces from which you can enjoy the scenery. The restaurant specialises in authentic local dishes and there’s loads to do on the farm and in the area.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Costa Rica for Great Value

  • For around £80 per night you can stay in the Luna Nueva Lodge, in Alajuela, an eco-lodge hideaway with 14 rooms. Your rainforest location is lush and memorable, and staying here will educate you on the conservation of the region, with an emphasis on organic farming and rainforest protection. 90% of the food served in the excellent restaurant comes from the property.
  • For great value in San José try the Hotel Alta Las Palomas, which is right in Santa Ana, with splendid views of the whole San José area. This is a small, contemporary hotel, wth just 23 rooms - with a rate starting from around £105 per night, and an excellent restaurant. The hotel will help you organise tours if you need them to.
  • For a great value rainforest stay consider the Xandari Resort & Spa, a colourful, tranquil retreat set in beautiful, tropical gardens. There are 24 brightly coloured rooms with plenty of light and stunning views. The restaurant is lovely and there’s a spoiling spa, and rooms start from around £115 per night.
  • If you’re here for the beach and the rainforest consider the Azul Ocean Club Hotel, an elegant, 15 room hotel right on the ocean. There rooms are whitewashed, and make the best of the wonderful views, there’s an excellent restaurant, and you’re just steps from the beach. And all from around £115 per night.

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Travel Information

  • Costa Rica has two international airports, the larger hub being Juan Santamaría International Airport, which is just outside San José, and the smaller being Daniel Oduber International Airport, which is near the northern city of Liberia, closer to the beaches of Puntarenas and the volcanoes of Guanacaste. You can fly direct from the UK, or from Paris or Madrid, but there are more choices if you’re prepared to go via the US.
  • If you’re thinking about hiring a car we recommend checking what our online partners, Rentalcars have to offer.
  • Costa Rica has only two defined seasons, the dry season, known locally as summer, which runs between December and April, and the rainy season, winter, which runs between May and November. Generally the dry season, November especially, just after the rains, is the best time to visit, but your best time to visit will be highly dependent on which part of the country you plan to visit, as some places are fantastic in the wet, and really come alive, and some are just wet.

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See all » 13 hotels in Puntarenas

  • Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Montezuma, Puntarenas 21 rooms from £152

    A charming, laid back, beach front resort that caters for both families and couples. Rustic chic rooms and bungalows with either rainforest or beach views and all with private terrace or balcony. There's a small pool, spa, and daily yoga lessons. Plus restaurant championing local organic fare.

    Restaurant  -  The food served is chiefly organic, fresh and local. Amazing fish plus vegetarian, vegan, gluten free all available.
    Great walks  -  Take the 35 min hike to the 3 tier Montezuma Waterfall and enjoy a refreshing swim when you get there.
    Surfing  -  Costa Rica's Pacific coast is great for surfing. Lessons can be arranged locally
    Spa  -  Offering a wide range of massages, facials and body treatments.
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  • Clandestino Beach Resort Parrita, Puntarenas 12 rooms from £112

    An ocean front resort tucked in the Costa Rican rainforest. Spacious rooms have an organic feel with natural hues and materials being used. Dine in the romantic restaurant specialising in seafood. Spend days exploring the rainforest or lounging on the white sand beach. A tropical haven.

    Active Holiday  -  From watersports to jungle treks there are numerous activities to keep all entertained.
    Surfing  -  Excellent waves for both amatures and professional surfers alike.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Outstanding location
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See all » 8 hotels in Alajuela

  • Luna Nueva Lodge Alajuela 14 rooms from £84

    An eco lodge and homely hide-away in the depths of the rain forest. With the property's emphasis strongly lying on conservation be assured of a learned stay; from organic farming to rain forest protection. Dining is a particular highlight with almost all of the produce coming from property. Superb.

    Foodies  -  Sample a piece of the forest with 90% of the ingredients coming from the property which grows organic and biodynamic produce.
    Eco break  -  A hotel with a cause. Luna Nueva protects large areas of primary rainforest and boasts an enormous medicinal garden.
    Great walks  -  Take an educational walk of the forest with one of the hotel's guides.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
    Check Availability
  • Xandari Resort & Spa Alajuela,, Alajuela 24 rooms from £117

    Be awoken to joyful colour in this tranquil retreat set amidst tropical gardens. Bright rooms feature splashes of vibrant hues, plenty of light and stunning views. Feast on Costa Rican specialities in the candle lit restaurant and unwind over a massage in the spoiling spa. A rejuvenating stay.

    Hideaway  -  A colourful haven in the heart of the rainforest.
    Birdwatching  -  Spot birds right from the property including squirrel cuckoos, motmot, tropical kingbirds and various hummingbirds.
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the active Poás volcano; a stunning sight.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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See all » 6 hotels in Guanacaste

  • Azul Ocean Club Hotel Playa Azul, Guanacaste 15 rooms from £116

    An elegant ocean front club set in lush gardens. Light and airy white washed rooms benefit from lovely sea views. Feast on excellent cuisine in the Seaside Restaurant. Just steps from a white sandy beach and multiple tours are on offer to the surrounding nature reserves. A tropical paradise.

    Back to Nature  -  Explore local nature reserves and witness turtles nesting.
    Beach Life  -  Located right on a white sandy Playa Azul beach.
    Birdwatching  -  Take a tour of Palo Verde National Park, one of the best bird watching sites in Costa Rica.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
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  • Rancho Humo Guanacaste 10 rooms from £133

    A contemporary eco ranch boasting a spectacular location on the plains of Tempisque River delta. Smart rooms are light and airy with floor to ceiling windows, crisp white linen and contemporary art. A glorious spa and tranquil pool provide utter rejuvenation after a day outdoors. Rural bliss.

    Back to Nature  -  Boasting an outstanding location amongst the wetlands and bordering the Palo Verde National Park.
    Birdwatching  -  Head out into the wetlands with the hotel naturalist.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Check Availability

See all » 4 hotels in Limon Province

  • Banana Azul Talamanca, Limon Province 22 rooms from £58

    A charming boutique hotel set in lush gardens on the coast. Boho-chic accommodatio vary in style from two-bed apartments to cosy studios; the best feature private pools. A laid-backed beach club serves up Caribbean delights. Banana Azul's a tranquil spot made for total relaxation.

    Beach Life  -  Located in lush tropical gardens just steps from a white sandy beach.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Tortuga Lodge and Gardens Tortuguero, Limon Province 27 rooms from £147

    A chic lodge with an enviable locality deep within the jungle. Airy lodges are all wood and glass. Large terraces are the ideal spot to take in the view. Sample local delicacies in the atmospheric restaurant and enjoy lazy hours lounging by the pool. A glorious spot to really get back to nature.

    Back to Nature  -  A luxury property located riverside and set amidst the jungle.
    Sailing  -  Take a guided boat ride through Tortuguero National Park in search of the bountiful wildlife.
    Fishing  -  Fish for Tarpon or Snook on the Atlantic coast.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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See all » 3 hotels in Uvita

  • Oxygen Jungle Villas Uvita de Osa 12 rooms from £155

    A boutique collection of Balinese-style villas in the Costa Rican jungle overlooking the Pacific. Smart villas feature mosquito framed four-poster beds, plenty of glass and luxury bathrooms. An infinity pool boasts epic views and the spa is utterly spoiling. Adult-only and undeniably romantic.

    Active Holiday  -  Between the jungle and the sea there's a vast array of activities to get involved in.
    Back to Nature  -  Just in the surrounding area toucans, sloths, and howler monkeys are all common.
    Surfing  -  A well known area for surfing. Classes and rentals are available from a nearby surf shop.
    Sailing  -  Spend an unforgettable day searching for whales and dolphins.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Rancho Pacifico Uvita 7 rooms from £261

    An adult-only haven set overlooking the famous Whale’s Tail Beach. Spacious suites, treehouses and villas connect seamlessly with the abundance of nature all around. Beyond the hotel’s alluring tranquility, find an endless array of activities on land or by sea. The perfect romantic getaway.

    Back to Nature  -  A wildlife lovers haven with monkeys, sloths, jaguarundis, anteaters, parakeets and even whales all commonplace.
    Honeymoons  -  An exclusive adult-only hideaway with 3 villas, 2 treehouses, and 2 luxury suites
    Sailing  -  For memorable days out take a boat to spot whales and dolphins.
    Birdwatching  -  Take a guided tour through the hotel's own sanctuary.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet
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See all » 3 hotels in San Jose

  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas San Jose (Escazú) 23 rooms from £109

    Hotel Alta Las Palomas is situated in the city Santa Ana and offers splendid views of the San José area. The hotel's interiors are decorated in a contemporary style with plenty of colours being used whilst their La Luz restaurant serves up truly excellent cuisine! A wonderfully relaxing stay.

    Local exploring  -  The hotel organises a huge range of tours so that you can truly get to know Costa Rica
    Back to Nature  -  A trip to the stunning Poas Volcano National Park, 20 miles away, is a must!
    Sights nearby  -  The Parque Diversiones amusement park is great fun and only a short distance from the hotel
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose (Avenida 2 y 4) 39 rooms from £116

    A chic boutique hotel well located in the historic residential neighbourhood of Barrio Don Bosco. Traditionally dressed rooms feature antique furniture, dark wood panelled walls and the best have private internal patios. A glamorous European evening is worthy of a visit alone. Fabulous.

    City Style  -  An elegant hotel complete with fabulous restaurant. A glamorous stay.
    Local markets  -  Explore the lively Artisan Market and scour for a bargin.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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See all » 1 hotel in Heredia Province

  • Poas Volcano Lodge Heredia Province 12 rooms from £94

    Poas Volcano Lodge enjoys a mountainous location and offers spacious rooms with wonderful views. The exterior's modern architecture contrasts highly with the rustic use of stone and wood which create an incredibly cosy feel inside. Be sure to visit the delicious restaurant! A great country escape.

    Active Holiday  -  Head out hiking up the volcano or alternatively just wander around Poas National Park
    Total relaxation  -  Enjoy some peace and quiet at this rural spot
    Great walks  -  Head over to the La Paz Waterfall Garden which has superb walking trails and three beautiful waterfalls
    Birdwatching  -  There's a hugely diverse array of bird species to spot in the local area!
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  • Selva Bananito Lodge Costa Rica 11 rooms from £78

    Eco lodge next to La Amistad Biosphere Reserve. Cabins are made from sustainably sourced materials, with mosquito-netted beds, breathtaking forest views and eco-bathrooms. Balconies with hammocks in each cabin. Main lodge serving simple yet lovely meals. An unforgettable stay.

    Families  -  Ideal for parents and older children: forest horse riding, river tour and wildlife trips to learn about the native animals
    Back to Nature  -  Be at one with the rainforest, wrap around balconies to see the views and superb guides to learn about the area
    Birdwatching  -  850 species of resident and migratory birds
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Hacienda Altagracia Cajon, Costa Rica 50 rooms

    This luxury, tropical hacienda getaway is set amidst spectacular natural beauty. Offering well-appointed casitas and a restaurant serving exemplary dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Unwind at the chic spa after a trek to a remote Boruca village; a great choice for adventurous families.

    Back to Nature  -  Set admist rolling hills and tropical rainforest, this hacienda hotel makes a beautiful back-to-nature retreat
    Local exploring  -  Explore the local area with one of the hotel's many packages, from horseriding to trekking in the highlands
    Families  -  Families are well-catered to at this hotel, with amenities for children and a kids' menu at the restaurant
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to cook a traditional Costa Rican meal with a hotel cooking class, taught by locals
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See all » 13 hotels in Puntarenas

  • Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Montezuma, Puntarenas 21 rooms from £152

    A charming, laid back, beach front resort that caters for both families and couples. Rustic chic rooms and bungalows with either rainforest or beach views and all with private terrace or balcony. There's a small pool, spa, and daily yoga lessons. Plus restaurant championing local organic fare.

    Restaurant  -  The food served is chiefly organic, fresh and local. Amazing fish plus vegetarian, vegan, gluten free all available.
    Great walks  -  Take the 35 min hike to the 3 tier Montezuma Waterfall and enjoy a refreshing swim when you get there.
    Surfing  -  Costa Rica's Pacific coast is great for surfing. Lessons can be arranged locally
    Spa  -  Offering a wide range of massages, facials and body treatments.
    Check Availability
  • Clandestino Beach Resort Parrita, Puntarenas 12 rooms from £112

    An ocean front resort tucked in the Costa Rican rainforest. Spacious rooms have an organic feel with natural hues and materials being used. Dine in the romantic restaurant specialising in seafood. Spend days exploring the rainforest or lounging on the white sand beach. A tropical haven.

    Active Holiday  -  From watersports to jungle treks there are numerous activities to keep all entertained.
    Surfing  -  Excellent waves for both amatures and professional surfers alike.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Outstanding location
    Check Availability

See all » 8 hotels in Alajuela

  • Luna Nueva Lodge Alajuela 14 rooms from £84

    An eco lodge and homely hide-away in the depths of the rain forest. With the property's emphasis strongly lying on conservation be assured of a learned stay; from organic farming to rain forest protection. Dining is a particular highlight with almost all of the produce coming from property. Superb.

    Foodies  -  Sample a piece of the forest with 90% of the ingredients coming from the property which grows organic and biodynamic produce.
    Eco break  -  A hotel with a cause. Luna Nueva protects large areas of primary rainforest and boasts an enormous medicinal garden.
    Great walks  -  Take an educational walk of the forest with one of the hotel's guides.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
    Check Availability
  • Xandari Resort & Spa Alajuela,, Alajuela 24 rooms from £117

    Be awoken to joyful colour in this tranquil retreat set amidst tropical gardens. Bright rooms feature splashes of vibrant hues, plenty of light and stunning views. Feast on Costa Rican specialities in the candle lit restaurant and unwind over a massage in the spoiling spa. A rejuvenating stay.

    Hideaway  -  A colourful haven in the heart of the rainforest.
    Birdwatching  -  Spot birds right from the property including squirrel cuckoos, motmot, tropical kingbirds and various hummingbirds.
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the active Poás volcano; a stunning sight.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
    Check Availability

See all » 6 hotels in Guanacaste

  • Azul Ocean Club Hotel Playa Azul, Guanacaste 15 rooms from £116

    An elegant ocean front club set in lush gardens. Light and airy white washed rooms benefit from lovely sea views. Feast on excellent cuisine in the Seaside Restaurant. Just steps from a white sandy beach and multiple tours are on offer to the surrounding nature reserves. A tropical paradise.

    Back to Nature  -  Explore local nature reserves and witness turtles nesting.
    Beach Life  -  Located right on a white sandy Playa Azul beach.
    Birdwatching  -  Take a tour of Palo Verde National Park, one of the best bird watching sites in Costa Rica.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
    Check Availability
  • Rancho Humo Guanacaste 10 rooms from £133

    A contemporary eco ranch boasting a spectacular location on the plains of Tempisque River delta. Smart rooms are light and airy with floor to ceiling windows, crisp white linen and contemporary art. A glorious spa and tranquil pool provide utter rejuvenation after a day outdoors. Rural bliss.

    Back to Nature  -  Boasting an outstanding location amongst the wetlands and bordering the Palo Verde National Park.
    Birdwatching  -  Head out into the wetlands with the hotel naturalist.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Check Availability

See all » 4 hotels in Limon Province

  • Banana Azul Talamanca, Limon Province 22 rooms from £58

    A charming boutique hotel set in lush gardens on the coast. Boho-chic accommodatio vary in style from two-bed apartments to cosy studios; the best feature private pools. A laid-backed beach club serves up Caribbean delights. Banana Azul's a tranquil spot made for total relaxation.

    Beach Life  -  Located in lush tropical gardens just steps from a white sandy beach.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Check Availability
  • Tortuga Lodge and Gardens Tortuguero, Limon Province 27 rooms from £147

    A chic lodge with an enviable locality deep within the jungle. Airy lodges are all wood and glass. Large terraces are the ideal spot to take in the view. Sample local delicacies in the atmospheric restaurant and enjoy lazy hours lounging by the pool. A glorious spot to really get back to nature.

    Back to Nature  -  A luxury property located riverside and set amidst the jungle.
    Sailing  -  Take a guided boat ride through Tortuguero National Park in search of the bountiful wildlife.
    Fishing  -  Fish for Tarpon or Snook on the Atlantic coast.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Check Availability

See all » 3 hotels in Uvita

  • Oxygen Jungle Villas Uvita de Osa 12 rooms from £155

    A boutique collection of Balinese-style villas in the Costa Rican jungle overlooking the Pacific. Smart villas feature mosquito framed four-poster beds, plenty of glass and luxury bathrooms. An infinity pool boasts epic views and the spa is utterly spoiling. Adult-only and undeniably romantic.

    Active Holiday  -  Between the jungle and the sea there's a vast array of activities to get involved in.
    Back to Nature  -  Just in the surrounding area toucans, sloths, and howler monkeys are all common.
    Surfing  -  A well known area for surfing. Classes and rentals are available from a nearby surf shop.
    Sailing  -  Spend an unforgettable day searching for whales and dolphins.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
    Check Availability
  • Rancho Pacifico Uvita 7 rooms from £261

    An adult-only haven set overlooking the famous Whale’s Tail Beach. Spacious suites, treehouses and villas connect seamlessly with the abundance of nature all around. Beyond the hotel’s alluring tranquility, find an endless array of activities on land or by sea. The perfect romantic getaway.

    Back to Nature  -  A wildlife lovers haven with monkeys, sloths, jaguarundis, anteaters, parakeets and even whales all commonplace.
    Honeymoons  -  An exclusive adult-only hideaway with 3 villas, 2 treehouses, and 2 luxury suites
    Sailing  -  For memorable days out take a boat to spot whales and dolphins.
    Birdwatching  -  Take a guided tour through the hotel's own sanctuary.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet
    Check Availability

See all » 3 hotels in San Jose

  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas San Jose (Escazú) 23 rooms from £109

    Hotel Alta Las Palomas is situated in the city Santa Ana and offers splendid views of the San José area. The hotel's interiors are decorated in a contemporary style with plenty of colours being used whilst their La Luz restaurant serves up truly excellent cuisine! A wonderfully relaxing stay.

    Local exploring  -  The hotel organises a huge range of tours so that you can truly get to know Costa Rica
    Back to Nature  -  A trip to the stunning Poas Volcano National Park, 20 miles away, is a must!
    Sights nearby  -  The Parque Diversiones amusement park is great fun and only a short distance from the hotel
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose (Avenida 2 y 4) 39 rooms from £116

    A chic boutique hotel well located in the historic residential neighbourhood of Barrio Don Bosco. Traditionally dressed rooms feature antique furniture, dark wood panelled walls and the best have private internal patios. A glamorous European evening is worthy of a visit alone. Fabulous.

    City Style  -  An elegant hotel complete with fabulous restaurant. A glamorous stay.
    Local markets  -  Explore the lively Artisan Market and scour for a bargin.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Poas Volcano Lodge Heredia Province 12 rooms from £94

    Poas Volcano Lodge enjoys a mountainous location and offers spacious rooms with wonderful views. The exterior's modern architecture contrasts highly with the rustic use of stone and wood which create an incredibly cosy feel inside. Be sure to visit the delicious restaurant! A great country escape.

    Active Holiday  -  Head out hiking up the volcano or alternatively just wander around Poas National Park
    Total relaxation  -  Enjoy some peace and quiet at this rural spot
    Great walks  -  Head over to the La Paz Waterfall Garden which has superb walking trails and three beautiful waterfalls
    Birdwatching  -  There's a hugely diverse array of bird species to spot in the local area!
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  • Selva Bananito Lodge Costa Rica 11 rooms from £78

    Eco lodge next to La Amistad Biosphere Reserve. Cabins are made from sustainably sourced materials, with mosquito-netted beds, breathtaking forest views and eco-bathrooms. Balconies with hammocks in each cabin. Main lodge serving simple yet lovely meals. An unforgettable stay.

    Families  -  Ideal for parents and older children: forest horse riding, river tour and wildlife trips to learn about the native animals
    Back to Nature  -  Be at one with the rainforest, wrap around balconies to see the views and superb guides to learn about the area
    Birdwatching  -  850 species of resident and migratory birds
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Hacienda Altagracia Cajon, Costa Rica 50 rooms

    This luxury, tropical hacienda getaway is set amidst spectacular natural beauty. Offering well-appointed casitas and a restaurant serving exemplary dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Unwind at the chic spa after a trek to a remote Boruca village; a great choice for adventurous families.

    Back to Nature  -  Set admist rolling hills and tropical rainforest, this hacienda hotel makes a beautiful back-to-nature retreat
    Local exploring  -  Explore the local area with one of the hotel's many packages, from horseriding to trekking in the highlands
    Families  -  Families are well-catered to at this hotel, with amenities for children and a kids' menu at the restaurant
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to cook a traditional Costa Rican meal with a hotel cooking class, taught by locals
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