Costa Rica

Dave Lauridsen
Local Experts: Costa Rica, Ashley Harrell

By Local Expert Ashley Harrell

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica

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Doubletree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific

Doubletree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific

Guests are welcomed to this shiny seaside resort in Puntarenas with a massive chocolate chip cookie and a coconut drink, and from there it only gets better. No matter the time of day, you can feast and imbibe at one of nine bars and restaurants, and the pool complex is vast and relaxing, with swim-up bars, a hot tub, and plenty of adults-only space.

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The Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal

On a 2,400-acre Guanacaste compound by a beach covered in seashells, this over-the-top resort feels like a scene from Dirty Dancing—only set in this century and the tropics. Ethnic restaurants abound, as do elaborate buffets, bars, and poolside drinking areas. In the evenings, pseudo pop-stars perform lip-synching and acrobatics routines and later invite the audience to boogie.

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Rancho Margot

Rancho Margot

For a crunchier all-inclusive seeker, Rancho Margot is a rustic collection of cabinas tucked away from the world but still featuring prime views of Arenal Volcano. No free drinks here, but your stay does come with farm-to-table meals, twice-daily yoga, hiking trails, botanical gardens, dips in hot springs, and “a daily cow-milking opportunity.”

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La Paloma Lodge

La Paloma Lodge

Drake Bay’s swankiest accommodations don’t come cheap, but they do come in a package deal. Guests stay in spacious bungalows that overlook Costa Rica’s most remote and picturesque bay. They dine family style at communal tables, where hot discussion topics include hiking the biodiverse Corcovado National Park and snorkeling trips to Caño Island—both of which are included with the stay. 

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La Carolina Lodge

La Carolina Lodge

The perfect 4x4 road trip destination, this secluded and romantic getaway specializes in cozy accommodations, wood-fired hot tubs and fresh, organic meals. A stay also comes with hikes to the nearby Rio Celeste, which is the color of blue Gatorade, and a horseback-riding excursion.


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La Carolina Lodge
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Rancho Margot
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The Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal
Playa Conchal, 0 Cabo Velas, Costa Rica
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Doubletree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific
El Roble, 171-5400 El Roble, Costa Rica
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