Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Costa Rica

Stay high above the cloud forest in a magical tree house; eat breakfast with parrots on your veranda; and arrive in style by raft on your luxury Costa Rica honeymoon. Our pick of Costa Rican hotels make for an unforgettable wildlife adventure.

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

An eco luxury hotel located in Costa Rica’s tropical cloud forest, El Silencio is a perfect antidote to life’s daily stresses.

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

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Location: Caribbean & Lowlands | Costa Rica

Located on a riverbank and surrounded by 20 hectares of private gardens and jungle, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is both secluded and intimate while providing the perfect base from which to explore Tortuguero National Park and learn more about its flora and fauna. 

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Lodge, Family-friendly, Walking & Trekking

Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the award-winning Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is a five-star boutique hotel offering premium luxury in a stunning location on the outskirts of the Arenal volcano.

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

Rio Perdido

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

Accommodation is spread across luxurious standalone bungalows which perch on the cliffs and are designed for immersion in the natural environment.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet, Romantic, Eco-tourism

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

Andaz Papagayo

Location: Northern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

With several beautiful infinity pools, a range of Latin American dining options and ample opportunities for cultural and sporting activities, Andaz Papagayo allows you to experience the very best of Costa Rica.

Best for: Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Playa Cativo Lodge

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

A boutique beachfront retreat, Playa Cativo Lodge ticks all the right boxes. This eco-lodge, magnificently off-the-beaten-track and only accessible by boat, has spacious rooms with views over the ocean and the tropical gardens and provides gourmet farm-to-table cuisine. It is committed to preservation of the environment, and is built from reclaimed wood and fallen trees.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet

Pacuare Lodge

Location: Caribbean & Lowlands | Costa Rica

Tucked away in the heart of Costa Rica’s most pristine rainforest environment, Pacuare Lodge is a nature lover’s paradise. Best accessed by raft, it combines the remoteness of an eco-retreat with an abundance of wildlife, activities and all-important luxury.

Best for: Setting & Views, Seriously special, Hideaway, Romantic

Nayara Springs

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

Having built a 25-ft pedestrian bridge above the tree canopies- the hotel’s only communication to the outside world- Nayara Springs is an ultra-exclusive, adult-only boutique hotel situated in the unspoilt mountains in the Arenal Volcano National Park. A place of breathtaking beauty, the cluster of luxury villas are surrounded by Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest and abound with underground thermal springs.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism

Makanda by the Sea

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Studded into the lush Costa Rican coastline just outside the Manuel Antonio national park, Makanda by the Sea brings together five-star service, stunning sea-views and the sounds of the rainforest to bring you the ultimate Pacific getaway.

Best for: Beach

Kura Design Villas

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

High atop the forest-lined cliffs that spill onto the secluded beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Kura Design Villas offer a hidden glimmer of indulgence. Owner-managed by architect Martin Wells and his biologist wife Alejandra, it is a contemporary and stylish eco-conscious retreat under complete shelter from civilisation.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

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

Le Cameleon

Location: Caribbean & Lowlands | Costa Rica

Perched along the wild Caribbean coastline, Le Cameleon is a stylish hotel situated in verdant tropical forest. Just footsteps away from the golden sands of the Caribbean coast, it is nestled at the back of the beach, where manicured jungle spills onto the shore.

Best for: Honeymoon, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, Off the Beaten Track

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 Chameleon Mal Pais

Location: Northern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Overlooking a secluded mountainside, across from the clearest of Pacific Ocean waters in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, Casa Chameleon Mal Pais offers an exclusive romantic getaway in a stylish and private setting. This adults-only hotel exudes style and charm in a Central American paradise.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Hideaway

Oxygen Jungle Villas

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Secluded on the Costa Ballena, Oxygen Villas is a Balinese style retreat exclusive to couples only. Wonderfully private, it offers a handful of charming jungle villas, nestled high in the virgin forest that lines the Costa Rican south Pacific coast. Look out to sea and you may spot Whale’s Tail (where the humpbacks hangout), Isla Ballena, Caño Island and the Osa Peninsula.

Best for: Honeymoon, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

Location: Northern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

With magnificent sunsets overlooking a secluded pristine beach and relaxing waves over the volcanic rock, Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas is a luxurious getaway surrounded by nature - set back on Langosta Beach, on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Best for: Beach, Wildlife & Nature, Water activities, Boutique Hotel

Hotel Belmar

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

Having mastered the art of modern eco-tourism, Hotel Belmar is nestled in the mountaintops of the Monteverde Reserve, offering luxury, elegance, and wonder with an unprecedented sensitivity towards the preservation of the environment.

Best for: Setting & Views, Rustic, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Punta Islita

Location: Northern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Perched on a hilltop above its own private beach, the breathtaking ocean views and utter seclusion at charming Punta Islita make it one of our Costa Rican favourites.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Peace & Quiet, Romantic, Hideaway

Selva Verde Lodge

Location: Caribbean & Lowlands | Costa Rica

With an abundant wildlife, a comfortable rainforest lodge and exciting activities for adventure seekers, Selva Verde Lodge is a perfect gateway into the exotic world of towering almedro trees, mantled howler monkeys and keel-billed toucans.

Best for: Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Lodge

El Remanso

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

High atop a steep slope running through protected rainforest, El Remanso is a stylish eco-lodge in a incredible location: on the Pacific side of the Osa Peninsula, it looms 300 metres above sea level, offering spectacular ocean views from its secluded jungle setting.

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

Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

Feast your eyes on the dangerous beauty that is Arenal, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, as you relax in the picturesque location of Arenal Springs Resort & Spa. Surrounded by exotic gardens and beautiful flowers, the hotel is the perfect getaway to discover some of Costa Rica’s greatest attractions.

Best for: Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Resort & Nature Reserve

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

In the rolling hills of Costa Rica’s Central Highlands, Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Resort & Nature Reserve offers beautiful casita styled garden villas that are ensconced in the misty cloud forest. Originally owned by the former Costa Rican president, the 75-acre upscale mountain resort blends modern eco-tourism with unique views looking out from whirlpool baths and private terraces.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet

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

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Location: Northern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Fringed by gold-sand beaches, amidst lush mountainside, Four Seasons Costa Rica is one of Costa Rica’s finest luxury hotels. Within a landscape of volcanic peaks, dense forest and deep blue Pacific waters, the secluded resort offers world-class diving, five star luxury and excellent service.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Lapa Rios

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Winner of countless awards, Lapa Rios is the ultimate eco-lodge. Nestled within a 1000-acre pristine nature reserve, with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular ocean views, Lapa Rios offers pure escapism, without a guilty conscience.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Arenas del Mar

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Arenas del Mar is a luxurious beachfront retreat near the spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park. A fully sustainable hotel with a strong emphasis on eco-tourism, it is an excellent choice for those who enjoy wildlife, nature and relaxation.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Beach, Landscapes & Scenery, Eco-tourism

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

Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Gaia Hotel & Reserve is a sophisticated luxury boutique beach hotel nestled in the pristine coastal forests of Costa Rica, which teem with spectacular and rare wildlife and fringe the Pacific Ocean.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Rafiki Safari Lodge

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Nestled on 842 acres of pristine jungle, Rafiki Safari Lodge is a wilderness luxury tent camp and conservation project focusing on adventurous sustainable tourism.

Best for: Water activities, Lodge, Off the Beaten Track, Rustic

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Only accessible by boat, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a sustainable eco-lodge built from recycled materials, and is surrounded by a 165-acre private preserve filled with toucans, monkeys, iguanas, armadillos and butterflies.

Best for: Lodge, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Eco-tourism

Casa Corcovado

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, carefully designed and built by an American naturalist is tucked away on a 170 acre private reserve accessible only by motor launch.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Snorkelling & Diving

Rio Celeste Hideaway

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

Rio Celeste is a chic, comfortable hideaway tucked into a pristine corner of the rainforest by one of Costa Rica’s newest and most beautiful National Parks.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Arenal Kioro

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

The commanding location of charming boutique hotel Arenal Kioro is THE place to soak up the views of the volcano. If you're braving the climb, this luxurious hotel serves as the perfect relaxation spot either side of your trip.

Best for: Honeymoon, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature

Xandari Plantation

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

Ravishing and artistic without being pretentious, Xandari Plantation is a tropical paradise of 22 individually designed villas nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Lodge, Eco-tourism

Manatus Hotel

Location: Caribbean & Lowlands | Costa Rica

The welcoming committee may well include sloths, monkeys, and caiman as you arrive at Manatus Hotel by boat. Sitting between two Caribbean Coast canals, within Costa Rica’s pristine Tortuguero National Park, this is the most comfortable base to encounter the region’s famous turtles and other incredible wildlife.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Water activities

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

Harmony Hotel

Location: Northern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

The laid-back beach resort of Harmony Hotel oozes low key glamour and takes inspiration from the era of old-school tropical hideaways and 1970s surf culture.

Best for: Beach, Water activities, Hideaway, Honeymoon

Flor Blanca

Location: Northern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Set on the endless white sands of one of Costa Rica's, if not the world’s best surfing beaches - surrounded by tropical forest - Flor Blanca hotel offers the perfect combination of seeming remoteness yet with plenty on its doorstep in nearby Santa Teresa.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Latitude 10

Location: Northern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Straying far from the beaten tourist track, down dimly lit forest trails; Latitude 10 is a small collection of exclusive beachside casitas among intimate jungle surroundings. Tucked away in a remote spot outside the surf town of Santa Teresa, its style is that of a quaint Balinese retreat, where all stress is strictly forbidden.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

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