The 7 best resorts in Costa Rica

The hotel industry is growing steadily in the region. From large chains to boutique hotels, the alternatives multiply and consolidate an offer focused on providing diverse experiences to travelers.

1. ANDAZ PENÍNSULA PAPAGAYO RESORT

Oasis of peace Located in the Papagayo Peninsula, in the province of Guanacaste, which has a spectacular natural beauty due to the Pacific beaches. Peninsula Papagayo offers a world-renowned golf course, a marina with the latest technology and a beach club. True to the Andaz personality, a town with an important cultural heritage was chosen, such as the Chorotega indigenous settlements. The hotel is complemented by three specialized restaurants: Chao Pescao, the concept of this space are the typical neighborhood bars, with a menu of "mouths" or small plates to share; Rio Bhongo, a place for everyone, a culinary promenade and Ostra is the flagship restaurant, elegant, discreet and romantic, offering all kinds of delicious seafood. The resort is 35 minutes from Daniel Oduber International Airport.

ANDAZ PENÍNSULA PAPAGAYO RESORT
Photo: Forbes
ANDAZ PENÍNSULA PAPAGAYO RESORT
Photo: Forbes

2. FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA PENINSULA PAPAGAYO

For the chosen, Four Seasons offers adventures and innovative experiences with exceptional service. The resort has been able to create unique experiences that attract couples, families and a growing market of friends who want to share and enjoy their free time. Peninsula Papagayo is an important destination of ecological tourism, with exuberant nature and beautiful landscapes. The resort opened an atelier or studio for Costa Rican artists, which also has the mission of helping guests explore their own creativity.

Amenities: spa.  Restaurants: Caracol, DinnerSociale Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar, Sun and Shade Latin Market & Seafood Grill, Tico's, CR Burger Shack. Recreation: Golf (field certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary), tennis, three swimming pools, among many others, inside and outside the resort.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA PENINSULA PAPAGAYO
FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA PENINSULA PAPAGAYO
FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA PENINSULA PAPAGAYO
FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA PENINSULA PAPAGAYO

3. JW MARRIOTT GUANACASTE RESORT & SPA

The hotel is located on Mansita Beach, Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste. Surrounded by the splendid biodiversity that distinguishes Costa Rica. Adjacent to the hotel is the 18-hole golf course designed by Mike Young, which borders the Pacific Ocean. The resort features an infinity pool, outdoor hot tub, Kids Club, and bike and jogging trails. It offers five restaurants and two bars. All rooms have balconies either overlooking the tropical gardens, the pool or the Pacific Ocean. Near the hotel is Tamarindo, a villa on the beach where the atmosphere is pure life.

JW MARRIOTT GUANACASTE RESORT & SPA
JW MARRIOTT GUANACASTE RESORT & SPA
JW MARRIOTT GUANACASTE RESORT & SPA
JW MARRIOTT GUANACASTE RESORT & SPA

4. LOS SUENOS MARRIOTT OCEAN & GOLF RESORT

Sophistication and style pair well with the beautiful rainforest for your getaway at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. The hotel grants easy access to Costa Rica adventures including horseback riding along Jaco Beach and hiking through Carara National Park. For a more exclusive stay, enjoy the intimacy of their private beach or tee up at the on-site golf club. Keeping your family in mind, the resort offers a kids club so you can enjoy a massage at the spa while your little ones play. Between relaxation and adventure, find time to retreat to the hotel rooms featuring high-speed Wi-Fi, plush bedding and private balconies. Select accommodations include breathtaking views and in-room hammocks for island-style comfort. When it's time to refuel, satisfy your cravings at one of the flavorful restaurants. Looking to stay active? Attend the complimentary workout classes offered at Sibö Fitness Center, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. There's no end to paradise at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort.

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

5. WESTIN PLAYA CONCHAL

Shelter in the Sea Westin is a brand recognized in the world for providing a service of the highest quality. Under its six pillars: eat well, move well, sleep well, feel well, work well and play well. This is the only hotel in the chain that operates under the all-inclusive modality. It is located within the Conchal National Wildlife Refuge (Reserva Conchal), a protected area of almost 40 hectares.

It offers: Ten gourmet restaurants (eight of a la carte specialties, a buffet and a Guanacaste-local style steakhouse), and five bars; space for children at the Westin Family Club; two large swimming pools (one exclusively for adults only), a theater, a disco, a tennis court, kayak, bicycle tour, snorkeling and gym.

WESTIN PLAYA CONCHAL
WESTIN PLAYA CONCHAL
WESTIN PLAYA CONCHAL
WESTIN PLAYA CONCHAL

6. CROWNE PLAZA SAN JOSÉ COROBICÍ

Your house in the heart of the city In the heart of the Costa Rican capital, next to La Sabana Park, the main lung of the city, is the Crowne Plaza. In addition to lodging, it has 14 rooms for events that can accommodate from 10 to 1,200 people. It also offers a catering service. It is located 15 minutes from Juan Santamaría International Airport.

The hotel has a large and modern fitness center. In addition to two outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzi, casino with a variety of international games and machines, gift shop, doctor 24 hours, free parking, rent a car service and travel agency. It offers three types of restaurants: El Tucán, Fuji and Lobby Bar. The chain also has hotels in the rest of Latin America and Asia.

CROWNE PLAZA SAN JOSÉ COROBICÍ
CROWNE PLAZA SAN JOSÉ COROBICÍ
CROWNE PLAZA SAN JOSÉ COROBICÍ
CROWNE PLAZA SAN JOSÉ COROBICÍ

7. HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSÉ ESCAZÚ

Strategically located Aimed at the business traveler looking for space where he can feel comfortable, have at hand all you need to achieve your work goals and where you can be connected with your family.

It is the first urban techno-sustainable hotel in Costa Rica, built with innovative technology and sustainability criteria. It has a gym, solarium and outdoor pool heated by solar energy. The gastronomic offer includes Fogo Restaurant, with an urban and avant-garde atmosphere, and Acqua Lounge Bar, ideal to share in a casual and lively atmosphere.

HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSÉ ESCAZÚ
HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSÉ ESCAZÚ
HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSÉ ESCAZÚ
HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSÉ ESCAZÚ

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