Hotels in The Resorts, Volcanos + Cloudforests of Guanacaste + The North

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This neighborhood is replete with upscale hotels, but none is closer to the beach than Arenas del Mar, a five-star, 11-acre property within walking... Read More

This beachfront resort has everything you’d expect from a Caribbean-style getaway: a huge swim-up bar, candlelit tables under palm trees, thatched... Read More

This glorious arc of Pacific beach has attracted surfers since the 60s, and when you see the ocean from this vantage point, you'll understand why.... Read More

Just 50 yards from the Pacific shoreline, this two-story residence is situated along a near-private, golden-sand beach, and though guests have access to... Read More

Costa Rica has long been known as an eco-travel destination, but El Silencio—a serene retreat on 500 acres opened in 2008 by the owners of the... Read More

For travelers looking for a few more niceties of home like high-speed wireless, a business center, and multiple televisions showing professional hockey,... Read More

Named for the frangipani flower, with rock waterfalls and tropical landscapes, Costa Rica’s Florblanca is an ideal Nicoya Peninsula getaway for... Read More

Take Four Seasons pampering (chilled towels delivered to your pool chaise), cross it with the charm of location (just north of the Nicoya Peninsula,... Read More

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.... Read More

The Harmony sits a stone’s throw from Playa Guiones in the sleepy Pacific coast surf town of Nosara. Its 24 rooms are stylishly spare, with... Read More

Magnificent views of Arenal Volcano can be enjoyed from every room at this luxury resort (one of many that surround the famous peak). A cluster of... Read More

Many of the 22 earth-toned rooms are equipped with private balconies that overlook a quiet part of the otherwise crowded Playa Tamarindo. Read More

Hotel Fonda Vela in Monteverde, open since 1990, is just a 15-minute walk to the Cloud Forest Reserve. At 4,200 feet, the steady supply of moisture... Read More

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... Read More

At nearly 15 years old, Hotel Punta Islita is a granddaddy of Costa Rica’s eco-resorts.  This attentively run mainstay shares its crescent... Read More

This sprawling 310-room property—open since February 2009—distinguishes itself by straddling the line between major resort and remote wilderness lodge.... Read More

With just four bungalows on the premises, a night at Milarepa Hotel, on the southern coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, offers all focused attention to all... Read More

This rustic eco-lodge in the lush, misty Tilarán Mountains set the standard for environmentally sustainable properties here when it opened in... 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

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

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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