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Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a small country but has so much to offer. Volcanoes, the amazing Caribbean and Pacific Coast, lots of nature and national parks, tasty food, friendly people, good music and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world which you will most likely have for your own.

Although all the huge hotel brands like Hilton, Intercontinental, Four Seasons, etc. also have nice hotels in Costa Rica I would like to introduce you some smaller, handpicked hotels that will make your stay really special.

In cooperation with my friend Mareike who is an expert in Costa Rica vacations we compiled a list of the Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica.

1. Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is a luxury Resort surrounded by nature. The resort has 153 rooms including 21 suites with amazing views and partly even a private pool.

Location: Andaz Peninsula

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Photo by Papagayo Resort

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2. Hotel Punta Islita

Hotel Punta Islita is a beach resort near Samara Beach in Guanacaste. It offers five different room categories: Standard, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Junior Suite Premium and private Villas.

The luxury two or three room Villas are equipped with a full kitchen and even a private pool. Ideal for families or a group of friends.

Location: Near Samara Beach, Guanacaste

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Photo by Hotel Punta Islita

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3. El Silencio Lodge & Spa

El Silenco Lodge & Spa is a luxury eco lodge located in the Bajos del Toro region, about 90 minutes from San José International Airport. When you are seeking a place that connects you with nature El Silencio Lodge is the place to go.

Location: Bajo del Toros, Cloudforest

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Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica – Photo by El Silencio Lodge

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4. Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens

Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is located near the breathtaking Arenal Volcano. It has three different accommodation categories, Deluxe Casita, Rainforest Villa and Springs Villa. All of them are free-standing, surrounded by tropical gardens and have a view either on the rainforest or the Arenal Volcano.

Location: Arenal Volcano

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Photo by Arenal Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens

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5. Capitan Suizo Boutiquehotel

Capitan Suizo Boutiquehotel is located right at Tamarindo Beach outside the town. The hotel is owned by a Swiss family and received the 5 leaves level award in the Certification of Sustainable Tourism (CST). All 35 rooms oriented towards the ocean and have either a balcony or terrace.

Location: Tamarindo Beach

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Photo by Hotel Capitan Suizo

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6. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Eco Lodge

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest is an Eco Lodge on the Osa Peninsula in the South of Costa Rica. Already the journey is an adventure as you can only reach the lodge by boat. 

Once there you can do all kind of rainforest & ocean adventures, yoga & wellness, do fishing, watch wildlife and visit the fmous Corcovado national park.

Location: Osa Peninsula

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Photo by Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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