Luxury Hotels and Lodges in the Central Valley & Highlands

From the birding haven of Rancho Naturalista and Trogon Lodge to the cool interiors and coffee-scented breezes of the Xandari Plantation and Finca Rosa Blanca, these hand-picked hotels in Costa Rica's Central Valley & Highlands are simply refreshing!

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is nestled in the stunning volcanic region of Costa Rica, ensconced in 500 acres of private cloud forest reserve, flanked by two national parks and surrounded by a network of little creeks and waterfalls. This tranquil, eco-luxury retreat is perfectly located for exploring this dramatic landscape and offers a perfect and tranquil antidote to life’s daily stresses.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Hideaway, Eco-tourism, Setting & Views

Xandari Resort & Spa

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

Ravishing and artistic without being pretentious, Xandari Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise of individually designed villas nestled on a 40-acre plantation overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature

Finca Rosa Blanca

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

A luxury sustainable hotel set on an organic shade grown coffee plantation, Finca Rosa Blanca is located among lush colourful gardens and framed by awe-inspiring views of the Central Valley.

Best for: Setting & Views, Boutique Hotel, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Alta Hotel

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

With tasteful decor, a contemporary style and commanding views overlooking sprawling mountains and volcanoes, this chic boutique hotel has a refined beauty that is emphasised by its great location near San José, the country’s vibrant capital.

Best for: Boutique Hotel

Grano de Oro

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

A converted Victorian mansion house, Grano de Oro flaunts classic colonial elegance. The hotel serves as a charming pit-stop if you’re en route to more remote parts of the country, or going to or from the airport. Acclaimed for its gourmet restaurant, dining here is a treat in itself.

Best for: Family-friendly, City Hotel, Service & Hospitality

Trogon Lodge

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

Trogon Lodge is an elegant retreat in Savegre, San Gerardo de Dota.  The landscape is dominated by picturesque mountains and tranquil rivers streaming through rocks. Perched 7,000 feet above sea level in an area rich in biodiversity, the resort is surrounded by a protected forest reserve. 

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Rancho Naturalista

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

Home to one of the smallest birds in the world, the Snowcap hummingbird, Ranch Naturalista is known as one of the finest birding lodges in Central America. Situated in 50 hectares of protected primary rainforest with an astounding 430 species of birds in the local area, the lodge is a magnet for speciality birds and bird watchers alike.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Casa Turire

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

Casa Turire is an exclusive sustainable hotel set in a pastoral postcard perfect landscape fringed by greenery and icy blue lakes in front of lush hills. Chic, tasteful and surrounded by natural wildlife, this hotel offers first-class service in an idyllic backdrop.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Eco-tourism, Water activities, Setting & Views

Hacienda AltaGracia

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

Estate-sized yet very intimate, the mountainous Hacienda AltaGracia is perched amidst the coffee-scented peaks of Perez Zeledon in southern Costa Rica.

Best for: Setting & Views, Riding, Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism

Poas Volcano Lodge

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

Unique in design, the charming Poas Volcano Lodge sits high up on the edge of the central Costa Rican cloud forest. It resembles a secluded lodge in the woods, offering a homely atmosphere, with warm, cosy bedrooms and comfortable lounges inside.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature, Eco-tourism


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