Hotels in Costa Rica

Amanda Pratt

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

Hidden in a low-key neighborhood a ways off the beach, this B&B is run by Rick Vogel, an expat from Detroit who might be the nicest person in the... Read More

At the very end of civilization on the remote Burica peninsula, 27 Dutch people own and operate this charming oceanfront lodge. Although it’s been years... Read More

This “self-sufficient organic ranch ” is a totally off-the-grid resort with 18 beautifully appointed, terraced bungalows. It sits right on... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

The intimate Spa Tranquila is reached via jungle stairway and offers an array of treatments and perks. Guests await massages sipping specialty teas in... Read More

Recreo is a well-kept and opulent secret just a short golf-cart ride from two secluded and picturesque beaches, Playa Rajada and Playa Jobo. The unique... Read More

In the country’s best backpacker town (Puerto Viejo), this is the best backpacker crash pad. People call it “the vortex,” because thanks to the chill... Read More

The Sea Turtle Conservancy in northeast Costa Rica is the oldest turtle research facility in the world. Founded in 1959 by Dr. Archie Carr in an effort... Read More

Sueño del Mar translates to "dream of the sea," and this charming bed-and-breakfast takes great pride in its proximity to the San Francisco Estuary.... Read More

On Playa Langosta just south of Tamarindo, this adorable getaway is a colonial mansion by the sea. The best of the six distinctive rooms—an open-air... Read More

An intimate, adults-only hotel with 12 teak-and-mahogany villas. Wraparound windows provide tantalizing views of the Pacific, but the hotel's biggest... Read More

There’s almost no better place see Costa Rica’s incredible wildlife (monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and more than 350 species of birds) than from... Read More

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... Read More

Extravagant ocean views are de rigueur at this 800-acre hillside establishment near the less- traveled Panamanian border. Owner and environmental... Read More

Just north of Tortuguero and right on the canal, this upscale lodge stands on nearly 50 acres of tropical forest and gardens. All of the 27 wooden rooms... Read More

The 10-acre beachfront property, located in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast, features a... Read More

A Dutchman with wild hair and an even wilder vision built the four homes that compose this Caribbean retreat near Playa Chiquita. The unique homes are... Read More

Manuel Antonio’s Tulemar has topped the Trip Advisor lists of family-friendly hotels in Costa Rica and the world, and for good reason. The beachside,... Read More

Originally owned by former President Rodrigo Carazo Odio, the Villa Blanca is shrouded by the dense cloud forest of the Los Angeles Private Biological... Read More

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... Read More

North of Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park, the sleek oceanside villa has three bedrooms, two kitchens, and a freshwater infinity pool. From ... Read More

Spread over 2,400 verdant, landscaped acres, this resort is practically its own seaside village. The grounds include an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II... Read More

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