10 Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica Let You Relax in Style

Enjoy the indulgent side of la pura vida by checking-in to Costa Rica's ten best luxury hotels. Playa Cativo is a new luxury eco-lodge that tops the list, as far away from it all as it gets, this boutique beachfront property in the remote tropical fjord of Golfo Dulce is accessible only by boat, and boasts some of the best bird-watching in the world. In the capital city, the Alta Hotel is a sleek modern Costa Rican boutique hotel with twenty seven rooms overlooking the pool, and the excellent La Luz restaurant on-site. The ultra luxurious Costa Rica Mariott Hotel San Jose has two outdoor pools, a golf driving range, a coffee inspired Kuö Spa, and La Isabela restaurant. Four acres of pristine beach surround Hotel Tropico Latino on the Nicoya Penninsula, which boasts beautiful beachfront bungalows built from reclaimed hardwoods. On the caribbean coast, Hotel Le Caméléon is a modern luxury hotel just south of Puerto Viejo de Limon, or the more secluded Almonds and Corales on the kid-friendly beach of Playa Chiquita. Rest assured, the best luxury hotels in Costa Rica each offer a unique taste of la pura vida and a lodging experience that will likely exceed your imagination.



Beyond Puerto Viejo de Limon a few kilometers to the south, this beachfront resort hotel is quiet except for the sounds of nature: waves crashing on beautiful Playa Chiquita and howler monkeys having fun in the jungle that surrounds the grounds....  Read More

El Silencio Lodge and Spa


With only sixteen rooms, El Silencio is not only quiet, but small and cozy, too. Some rooms have fireplaces, other have balconies, all feature Egyptian cotton linens, down comforters and high-quality guest bathrooms. The 16 guestrooms at El...  Read More



Hotel Le Caméléon is a luxury hotel just south of Puerto Viejo de Limon, down the road from the center of town in the quiet beach community of Cocles. The hotel takes its name not from the reptile known for camoflauging itself but for its...  Read More



Not your everyday Marriott, this beautiful luxury hotel is actually a colonial hacienda set on a 30 acre coffee plantation. With its exquisite architecture, enchanting grounds, and stellar service, it's no wonder Condé Nast voted it one of the...  Read More



Despite its stature as a luxury hotel, this place feels more like a boutique bed and breakfast than a mega-resort, and offers all the creature comforts of home, if home were a 40-room converted "Tropical Victorian" mansion. Located just off of...  Read More



The Alta Hotel is a boutique modern luxury hotel located close to the historic district and within walking distance of many museums, shops and attractions of San Jose- it is also only seven miles from SJO International airport. In addition to...  Read More



Just about an hour south of San José, Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa lies in a private reserve of 400 hectares, an the ideal base for exploring Costa Rica's amazing tropical cloud forest and many of its nearby attractions. Hotel...  Read More



This luxury hotel is located just outside the capital city of San Jose, and a short ride to SJO International airport. With 27 rooms surrounded by lush gardens, the Beacon Escazu manages to be luxurious without being ostsentatious, and the...  Read More



Tropico Latino is a beachfront boutique hotel in Santa Teresa, a stunning white sand beach on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast. Four acres of unspoiled beach surround the hotel, with plenty of places to swim, snorkel and...  Read More

Playa Cativo


Get in touch with nature and meet the wildlife that abounds at Playa Cativo, a boutique beachfront luxury eco-lodge on a 1,000-acre private reserve in Golfo Dulce, one of only four tropical fjords in the world. Accessible only by boat, Playa...  Read More


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On Sophia's first trip to Costa Rica, she came face to face with white-faced monkeys, gasped at the sight of giant purple crabs, and rode horseback through plunging waterfalls. Costa Rica...  More About Sophia