Recommended Hotels in Costa Rica

San Jose | Manuel Antonio | Arenal | Monteverde | Corcovado | Tamarindo | Lands in Love


Recommended Hotels in San Jose: 

Park Inn

4 Star new modern Hotel. Centrally located. Outdoor pool, hot tub, snack bar and a fitness centre. Air conditioned rooms, mini bar, coffee maker and a flat-screen cable TV. Free Parkink and very good free WiFi.

room in park inn hotel

Presidente Hotel

4 Star Hotel. Located in the heart of San José. Free breakfast buffet and free WiFi access.
Gym, Spa and  2 large hot tubs. Free Parking.

Room in Presidente hotel


B&B - In San Jose from

Luxury hotel near San Jose Airport:

Marriott Hotel

5 Star Luxury Hotel.  2 Outdoor swimming pools, a golf driving range,  spa, restaurants. 

Downtown San Jose is about 15 minutes’ drive away. 

marriot hotel


Recommended hotels in Manuel Antonio

Parador Resort & Spa

4 Star Hotel. Surrounded by rainforest, and with ocean views. Spa, 2 Swimming pools, 4 restaurants and 2 bars. There is also a beauty salon, a hot tub and plunge pool. Each room have air-condition, a balcony, cable TV, a minibar and coffee maker. Some rooms have free Wi-Fi. Free parking. Free shuttle service to the beaches.

Hotel La Mariposa

4 Star Hotel. Swimming pool. Located one kilometer from Manuel Antonio Beach with panoramic views of the ocean and park. The rooms has air conditioning, a desk, fridge, telephone and flat-screen cable TV. Free parking and free Wi-Fi. 

Gaia Hotel & Reserve

5 Star luxury Hotel surrounded by rainforest and wildlife and is 5-minute drive from the coast. Provides transportation to beach area and the national park. Adults-only and family-only areas, each with their own pools. Spa area with a steam bath, sauna and beauty salon. Free parking and free Wi-Fi.

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Recommended hotels in La Fortuna near Arenal Volcano:

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Nayara Springs Spa and Gardens

4 Star luxury boutique Hotel and spa with panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano and surrounded by Costa Rican Rainforest. Private bungalows have a private terrace with a 2-person hot tub. Outdoor pool and wet bar. Free parking. Free WiFi in public area. 

Nayara Springs Adults only

5 Star adults-only boutique Hotel surrounded by tropical rainforest. Located just 7 km from La Fortuna Town Centre. Spa and a large outdoor pool, Free breakfast, fitness centre, restaurant and bar. Free WiFi and free parking. Laundry services are included.
Each luxurious suite have a private thermal pool, a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a free minibar. 

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

5 Star Spa and Thermal Resort  Featuring hot spring baths with unlimited access to it. Sauna, massages services, luxury spa treatments and 5 swimming pools. Restaurants and bars.
The rooms and suites offer garden views, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, coffee maker and minibar.

Free WiFi and free valet parking. 

Hotel Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

5 Star Hotel Suites & Spa. Featuring an on-site hot spring bath, a swimming pool. 2 on-site restaurants. Game room, business center and a gym. Free Wi-Fi, free parking.
The suites feature a hot tub, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV and a balcony with Arenal Volcano views.

Mountain Paradise

4 Star Hotel. Outdoor pool, spa centre and terraces amid the gardens. 2 restaurants.

The suites are spacious and air conditioned. They also include a safety box and a balcony offering panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano. Free WiFi, free parking and Free breakfast.

Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

4 Star Hotel. Outdoor pool and a restaurant, and views of Arenal Volcano and the garden from all rooms. The property has free parking, a yoga deck, hot springs and On-site restaurant. Free Wi-Fi. 

Montana De Fuego

4 Star Hotel. Offering great views of Arenal Volcano, luxurious accommodation set amongst attractive gardens and lakes. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, its own adventure park and a spring bath. Contemporary suites and bungalows, each has a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a bathroom. Free parking.


Recommended hotels in Monteverde:

El Establo

3 Star Hotel. Rooms with balconies and views of Monteverde Cloud Forest. 2 Restaurants, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool. Free parking. Free Wi-Fi in public area. 

Los Pinos - Cabanas & Jardines

Eco-friendly property with lush gardens and well-equipped cottages with free Wi-Fi and mountain views. Each cottage features a private terrace, a flat-screen TV and a full kitchen with a microwave and fridge. Free on-site parking.


Lands in Love Hotel and resort - Many attractions for travellers. Located about 90 km NW of San Jose.


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Hotels in Corcovado

The best hotel in the reserve itself is : Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
The reserve is also a great camping Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp with permanent tents where they could live .
For those seeking more favorable living conditions better to stay nearby town of Drake Bay Drake Bay . In any case to reach the reserve has a small motor boat to sail , even hotels that are defined within the reserve and any difference is more a matter of minutes of sailing .
The tiny town several restaurants , grocery stores and stalls tourism, a variety of dining and entertainment options it bigger .

Best hotel Drake Bay is without a doubt :
Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort which is located a hundred meters from the beach, in the woods . The place has cabins , luxurious and well-appointed with an enchanting view , air conditioned ( very important and rare ... ) , with bathroom and shower and free high-speed internet .
Aguila de Osa Inn - another quality hotel near the estuary to the sea , has luxurious , spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the sea and a fine restaurant.


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Recommended hotels in Tamarindo

The best hotel with excelent central location to my opinion is:

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

4 Star Hotel. Large outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 5 Restaurants, 4 bars, a spa and a casino. Free parking.


Other good hotels:

Sunrise Tamarindo

4 Star Hotel. An apartment complex. The apartments has air conditioning and a balcony. Complete with a dishwasher, the dining and kitchen area also has a microwave and oven. Featuring a shower, the private bathrooms also come with a bath. Outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi. 

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
5 Star luxury hotel. Located 15 min drive from Tamarindo. Situated on a beach next to Hacienda Pinilla Golf  huge outdoor pool, luxury spa and gym, 5 restaurants and two bars. Spacious, air-conditioned rooms. Free Wi-Fi. 

Hotel Arco Iris

3 Star Hotel. Outdoor pool, restaurants, air-conditioned accommodation, 500 metres from Tamarindo Beach. Free Wi-Fi.

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