Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is spiritual home of the ecolodge, be that on the beach or in the mountains, and responsible tourism a huge deal here. No half-hearted eco-credentials here, the luxury hotels and lodges are genuinely passionate about reducing their impact on the surroundings, and on supporting their local communities. It's all done with such flair and passion that even the greatest eco-cynic will be thinking green come the end of a stay in Costa Rica.

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Rancho Humo Estancia

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula

A nature lovers dream, Rancho Humo Estancia is off the well worn path in Costa Rica, located in the small town of Puerto Humo on the Nicoya Peninsula. Read more

El Mangroove

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Peninsula Papagayo

El Mangroove is set in the middle of a natural mangrove forest, right on the beachfront; chic yet relaxed, modern yet down-to-earth, with service that is friendly and personal. Read more

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Peninsula Papagayo

The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort is located on the Pacific coast of north-west Costa Rica in the scenic region of dry tropical forest, volcanic peaks and the sapphire blue waters of Culebra Bay. Infinity pools, locally-inspired interiors and a treetop spa - this is five-star eco-luxury at its... Read more

Four Seasons Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Peninsula Papagayo

The 2,400-acre Papagayo Peninsula is part of a giant, government-backed development project on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. One day it will be peppered with resorts, but for the moment the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo has this shore almost to itself, occupying its finest location. Read more

Kura Design Villas

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Manuel Antonio & the Central Pacific Coast

Owned by a cool young Costa Rican couple, Kura Design Villas luxury hotel is tucked away in dense rainforest a couple of miles inland from the Central Pacific Coast, but on a mountain slope meaning exceptional views out over the ocean. Read more

Arenas del Mar

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Manuel Antonio & the Central Pacific Coast

If one phrase describes Arenas del Mar it’s ‘sustainable luxury’. Costa Rica already has a fine reputation for this sort of thing, but Arenas walks the 5* walk with admirably carbon neutral footprints. Read more

Alta Gracia

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Manuel Antonio & the Central Pacific Coast

Sitting in the mountains of Perez Zeledon inland from the Central Pacific Coast, Alta Gracia is a new luxury spa hotel that opened in June 2015. Read more

Casa Corcovado

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

This very isolated jungle lodge is the closest accommodation to Corcovado National Park from this end of the Osa Peninsula. Read more

Lapa Rios

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the point where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific. Read more

Nicuesa Lodge

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment, and offers a perfect blend of comfort with sustainability. Read more

Copa de Arbol

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Welcome to the jungle! Copa de Arbol is an eco beach front resort, secluded in 70 acres of tropical rainforest in Drake Bay. Read more

Playa Cativo Lodge

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Accessible by boat, Playa Cativo ticks all the boxes when it comes to a beach/jungle stay. Surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park and across from Osa Peninsula and Corcovado, this eco-lodge offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature whilst combining a bit of R & R. Read more

Florblanca

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula

Florblanca is a small resort, fast becoming the benchmark for upmarket properties on this stretch of the Pacific coast. Read more

Harmony Hotel

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula

The rooms at the Harmony Hotel are dotted along a path through a tropical garden down towards the Pacific Ocean. Read more

Latitude 10

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula

Located just outside the laidback town of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula, Latitude 10 has a similarly relaxed and friendly vibe. Read more

Punta Islita

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula

Punta Islita has a spectacular, hillside position with superb views across forest, beach and sea. Read more

Finca Rosa Blanca

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Central Valley

Winner of many Responsible Tourism awards and accolades, this is a working farm and coffee plantation with its roots firmly in sustainability. Read more

Hotel Grano de Oro

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Central Valley

Located on a quiet street just off Paseo Colón, this is an oasis within the heart of a bustling city. Read more

Xandari Resort & Spa

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Central Valley

On a former coffee plantation just 20 minutes from San José's airport makes Xandari a great spot to relax and unwind after a long flight, before setting off to explore Costa Rica. Read more

Pacuare Jungle Lodge

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Central Valley

Nestled within pristine rainforest on the banks of the Pacuare River, Pacuare Jungle Lodge aims to withdraw its guests from the modern world, and all its technological trappings, and bring them back to nature, in an idyllic setting. Read more

Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Volcanoes and Cloud Forests

Located four miles from Fortuna on the lower slopes of one of the world’s most amazing volcanoes, Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens has some of the best views of the smoking crater of Arenal. Read more

Monteverde Lodge

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Volcanoes and Cloud Forests

Monteverde Lodge is the best option for comfort in Monteverde. Read more

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Volcanoes and Cloud Forests

Located in Alajuela in north-central Costa Rica, Villa Blanca offers access to some of the country’s pristine cloud forest. Read more

Poas Volcano Lodge

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Volcanoes and Cloud Forests

Poas Volcano Lodge is a boutique hotel situated on the edge of a protected sub-tropical cloud forest, with views of Poas Volcano and the northern Caribbean Plains. Read more

Manatus

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Tortuguero National Park

There are no roads in Tortuguero, so access to Manatus involves a two-hour boat trip through the canals and waterways that criss-cross the park. Read more

Tortuga Lodge

Costa Rica > Central America & Cuba > Tortuguero National Park

Tortuga Lodge sits on 50 acres of private land on Costa Rica's Northeast Caribbean coast. Read more

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