Top Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica


Costa Rica doesn’t have to be all about pinching pennies and staying at hostels. If you are planning a honeymoon to Costa Rica or want a to plan a luxury vacation, then these hotels might be just what you want. From a 5-star hotel with an award-winning golf course to a luxury hotel that rests in the middle of the jungle, Costa Rica has a luxury hotel in any setting you can imagine.

Punta Islita Hotel


Balanced on a rugged mountain outcrop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, this hotel offers spectacular views and a breathtaking natural setting. Puntal Islita Hotel has a rustic colonial elegance, which you will experience whether you are dining, at the spa, or enjoying the beach. Private outdoor jacuzzis, luxurious plunge pools, and an abundance of beach activities – as well as the Casa Spa – offer a wide variety of options for relaxation. Be sure to check out the on-site restaurant 1492 for a colorful local menu infused with international cuisine options, including fresh seafood.


Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort


Set amid 1,100 acres of rainforest on the Pacific coast, this resort boasts the La Iguana, which is an 18-hole golf course designed by Ted Robinson. Also located on-site are a large casino and relaxing spa. Guests can enjoy both water sports and deep-sea fishing, which are easily accessible through the 250-slip marina located at the resort. Jungle crocodile safaris, Tortuga Island tours, and whitewater rafting are also available to guests. Stay connected with the high speed internet accessible anywhere in the resort.


Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort


This is a luxurious Pacific Ocean beachfront resort located on the golden sands of Manuel Antonio and next to Manuel Antonio National Park. This hotel was built with the highest level of sustainability in mind while still encompassing deluxe and luxurious accommodations. The Ocean Breeze apartments and suites have breathtaking sunset views of the Pacific Ocean. Included with the room is a king size bed, spacious open-air deck, mini-bar, and private large jacuzzi. Activities found at and near the resort include white water rafting, ocean kayaking, rainforest hikes, mangrove kayak and boat tours, catch-and-release sport sea fishing, horseback riding excursions, and canopy tours. Arenas Del Mar participates in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism program, which was developed by the Costa Rican Tourism Ministry. The Sustainable Tourism program is a key component to all levels of their hotel operations.

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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo


This resort sits on a slender isthmus in the Pacific and is surrounded by beautiful beaches. Located on the hotel property is an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and a world-class tropical spa, where you can relax and unwind in luxury. Each guest room and suite is turned out with indigenous woods and local stone, and the decor is inspired by the natural surroundings of ocean, sun, forest and beach. State-of-the-art technology allows you to stay connected, up-to-date, and productive while in a beautiful tropical setting. Reservations can be made by calling 506-2696-0000.


The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa


Built on 1.5 miles of pristine white sand beach in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Peninsula, this hotel is the epitome of luxury. The Garra De Leon Lions Paw golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, is located on the hotel property and is surrounded by both native forests and picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel villas and facilities resemble an elegant modern village that is surrounded by Central America’s largest free form pool. The entire resort is situated on 2,400 beautiful acres. Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-436-3542.


Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica


This hotel is strategically located across from the Multi Plaza shopping center in San Jose as well as the Entertainment District. An outdoor heated pool and sauna are located on-site, as is a beauty shop, 24-hour workout facility, and tennis courts. Close by the resort are the volcanoes of Irazu and Poas, which are ideal for outdoor exploration hikes. Whitewater river rafting is also located nearby, and is a great adventure tour option. Make sure to check out the multiple dining options available at the hotel, including Azulejos Restaurant, Alfredo’s, and the Factory Steak Lobster Restaurant.


Gaia Hotel & Reserve


This hotel blends modern amenities and natural scenery magnificently into an adults-only 5-star luxury resort near Quepos in the coastal forests of Costa Rica. This hotel is Costa Rica in its most pure state. The luxurious materials of leather, teak, slate and rattan are used throughout the hotel. A private butler is included with each room, as is a private jacuzzi with a jungle view. On-site, you will find a three-tiered infinity pool, a full-service spa, 24-hour gym, alfresco restaurant, bar, and business center. The hotel is built on a reserve dedicated as a refuge for many of the species found in Costa Rica.