Central and South Pacific Coast

Hotels in Central and South Pacific Coast

Overlooking the central Pacific coastline in the small town of Manual Antonio, this gated, 33-acre, well-manicured resort slopes down to a private sandy beach on a protected bay, which eliminates any worry of undertows and riptides for swimmers, kayakers, and boogie boarders.

Golfers, sportfishers, and families looking for American-style services favor this sprawling, Spanish colonial–style resort perched midway between the ocean and the rainforest.

Seeking a mountain to call your own? Set on a 250-acre preserve, this hilltop eco-lodge draws an A-list clientele (Anderson Cooper, Sheryl Crow, and Al Gore, to name a few) who come for the privacy: check in to one of two new “Treehauses,” which are set back from the main building.

Deep in the forest nearby the Gulf of Dulce on the southwest Pacific Coast of Costa Rica lies the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean to the west and Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica has a diverse ecosystem that is embraced by the proprietors of Florblanca — a vacation resort on the northwest coast.

Built into a hillside on 12 acres of tropical jungle, this adults-only resort is situated approximately halfway between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park.

When Lana Wedmore came to Costa Rica 30 years ago, she knew she wanted to move there. Purchasing 150 acres of tropical wilderness on the Peninsula de Osa, she erected a lodge and eight thatched-roof bungalows.

Unless you have a live-in chef, views of dolphins from your bedroom, and 750 acres of rainforest at your doorstep, this five-bedroom Pacific coast villa is better than a home-away-from-home.

At the very tip of the Osa Peninsula in the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, are more than 750 acres of forest boasting hundreds of species of trees, birds, and reptiles, and almost 10,000 species of insects.

Avid environmentalists, this small, five-star luxury boutique hotel on the central Pacific coast won the award for Leading Green Hotel for Central America by the World Travel Awards for its efforts in conservation.

The eco-minded lodge, set on a 185-acre Osa Peninsula reserve, has 12 streamlined rooms and a private path that leads to a secluded beach with tide pools and waterfalls. Activities include everything from tree climbing to rappelling down waterfalls.

Perched on a rainforest-covered hilltop on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, just a one-hour drive west of San Jose, the 43-room Villa Caletas combines Victorian and neo-Classic elements for a refined escape with views of the beach.

On an isolated six miles of dark-sand Pacific beach, this Costa Rican property attracts outdoorsy travelers who don't necessarily want to rough it.