10 Best Resorts in Costa Rica for Indulgence, Exploration and Relaxation

Resorts in Costa Rica offer luxurious amenities for complete unwinding. Some resorts offer all inclusive rates which include everything from food to entertainment and spa services- some, like the Gran Tara Hotel, have a casino on-site. Luxury Eco-lodge Playa Cativo offers beachfront seclusion on the remote Osa Peninsula. Relax in style at the Rio Perlas Spa and Resort take in the view at the El Silencio Lodge & Spa, one of Costa Rica's most exclusive eco-resorts, consistently recognized for its excellence by Conde Nast. Amatierra Retreat & Wellness Center lets you focus on you; if yoga is what you crave on vacation, you'll find it in an open-air gazebo. Take a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the rainforest. Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa is an ideal resort for nature lovers and bird watchers, located only an hour from the capital city of San Jose on its own private 400 hectare preserve, there are extensive trails for exploring and luxurious rooms for relaxing in. From the coasts to the mountains and even in the capital city, Costa Rica's 10 Best Resorts are well- worth checking into. Choose which resort in Costa Rica is perfect for your trip by reading trusted expert and user reviews.



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



Hotel la Condesa is luxurious and unpretentious at the same time. Geared toward the business traveler as well as those visiting Costa Rica solo or with families, Hotel la Condesa has a sauna, an adult and a children's pool, a casino, and a cozy...  Read More



The Beacon Escazu Hotel San Jose is located just outside the capital city, convenient to SJO International airport. With only 27 rooms surrounded by lush gardens, the Beacon Escazu manages to be luxurious without being ostsentatious, and the...  Read More



Just outside of downtown San José and close to the Juan Santamaría International Airport, the Grand Tara Resort awaits. A secluded location in the hills of San Antonio de Escazú offers an intimate feeling and a magnificent view, overlooking...  Read More



AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center calls itself "a life-enhancing guest facility" and it may be just that. Nestled on 8 acres in the Costa Rican mountains one hour west of the capital city of San Jose and one hour north of the Central...  Read More



The Ecolodge Inn at Coyote Mountain is an exclusive nature lodge offering a cozy yet luxurious retreat from the world to intrepid travelers on its 70-acres private nature reserve. The expansive grounds invite both outdoor adventures and near...  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. Also included are windows...  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



Located in the picturesque Orosi Valley, Rio Las Perlas Spa and Resort was once an expansive coffee plantation. Today, it has been transformed into a luxury resort with 69 rooms and suites, natural hot springs including 13 jacuzzis, indoor and...  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


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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