Costa Rica

Hotels in Costa Rica

At Nayara Springs, each of the 16 villas comes with its own plunge pool, drawing on mineral-rich spring waters from Arenal Volcano next door. Venetian mirrors, hand-loomed rugs, and hammocks add to the easy-breezy vibe at this secluded jungle retreat, complete with a spa and yoga offered daily.

Named after the Greek god of health, Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat more than lives up to its name: it’s a serene getaway that provides plenty of spa services, and its guests are well within reach of Costa Rica’s Central Valley adventures.

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

A working coffee plantation 3,900 feet above sea level is the setting for this relaxing resort and spa.

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.

The name of this resort translates to "dream of the sea," and its owners do their best to represent the name in property’s snug garden layouts and patios decorated with frescoes, hand-painted tiles, and eclectic artwork.

As the only beachfront hotel in the Playa Negra area, surfers are especially attracted to this location right in front of the word famous surf break featured in Bruce Brown's movie Endless Summer II.

The Spanish colonial buildings of the Alta Hotel cascade down a lush hillside above San José, coming to rest at the deck of a brilliant blue, glass-tiled oval pool.

Hacienda Cabo Velas sits on a private peninsula in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, and is only available to one family or party at a time.

There’s almost no better place see Costa Rica’s incredible wildlife (monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and more than 350 species of birds) than from this 21-acre rainforest property on the edge of Manuel Antonio National Park. The perks?

In a part of the country once known mainly by intrepid surfers for its waves, the splashy new boutique hotel Le Caméléon is changing the scene. All 23 sleek rooms are dressed in white and set around a manicured rain-forest garden.