Costa Rica will not disappoint any tourist looking to spend a little time in paradise. Costa Rica is a "must-visit" during any Central America trip, and booking your stay at one of this spectacular resorts will ensure you have all the details covered so you can focus on everything that this travel hotspots has to offer.

Amazing Aerial View at Westin Playa Conchal
Amazing Aerial View at Westin Playa Conchal


1. Westin Playa Conchal

Some of the biggest draws for those visiting Costa Rica include the forests and ocean. When you stay at the Westin Playa Conchal, you get the best of both of those worlds. Located in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province, this luxury hotel boasts white sand beaches, breathtaking natural landscapes and close proximity to national parks. The hotel is conveniently located near the Liberia International Airport Daniel Oduber and other Tamarindo domestic airports.

The sparkling waters aren’t the only great feature offered by Westin Playa Conchal. This location offers 6 types of room styles, and the rooms are outfitted with many perks for guests, like flat screen televisions, bathrobes, coffee makers, sofa beds, alarm clocks, safes and supplies for ironing. The available rooms offer spectacular views of the pool or garden.

Guests have access to 24-hour room service, and personal concierge services are available for guests that are club members. Guests can also request free daily newspaper for their room.

The Westin Playa Conchal is an all-inclusive resort, including meals. There are eight restaurants and six bars on-site. The restaurants offer many different cuisines, including Mexican, Asian and Italian.

This luxury hotel really hits its stride when it comes to the amenities and activities that it offers. Guests enjoy access to the beach, but while on the hotel property can visit the gym or the tennis courts. The spa offers massages, treatments and hydrotherapy, as well as a salon. And, of course, the 18-hole, par 71 golf course is a great place to challenge yourself and enjoy the Costa Rican landscape.

Hotel guests that aren’t into golf don’t need to worry; there are many other activities to keep even the most restless spirits occupied. Choose from beach volleyball, tennis, kayaking, karaoke, snorkeling, or fishing to fill your days. Or, rent a bicycle for free and pedal your way through a relaxing tour of the property.

Amazing pool at the JW Marriott Guanacaste
Amazing pool at the JW Marriott Guanacaste


2. JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa offers world-class features, amenities and activities for its guests. Located near the Daniel Oduber International airport, this hotel offers access to three amazing beaches: Tamarindo, Langosta and Avellanas. This resort is also close to national parks and tours, like zip lining.

Resort guests may have a hard time choosing their accommodations since there are so many awesome options. The JW Marriott offers 21 suites, with 12 options for bed sizes and views. The hotel rooms are the peak of comfort with high quality bedding, marble bathrooms, over sized tubs and bathrobes. It’s hard to go wrong with the options for views though. The resort offers views of the ocean, the garden, the pool, and even beachfront suites.

Guests can take advantage of the concierge service to help them plan all their adventures and access free Wi-Fi in their room to share the day’s photos with their social networks.Guests won’t have an issue conquering their hunger, as the property includes four on-site restaurants and 24-hour room service with complimentary coffee and tea service. For those looking for some entertainment with their meals, there are also two bars on the hotel property.

Guests that plan on spending some time at the property warming up for the day or winding down are in for a treat. The resort amenities include a fitness center, game room, pool, and whirlpool. There are meeting rooms available for those that visiting for business. There is also a spa that includes salon services like manicures and pedicures, and body treatments like massages, scrubs and wraps. The par 72 golf course is also available for guests, and features 18 holes.

There is no lack of land and water activities available locally for hotel guests either. From biking, hiking and horseback riding to kayaking and surfing, resorts guests can experience it all. For those looking to get a little adrenaline rush, there is also a zip lining tour available.

Beautiful swimming pool at L'acqua Viva Resort and Spa
Beautiful swimming pool at L'acqua Viva Resort and Spa


3. L'acqua Viva Resort and Spa

This resort, located in Playa Guiones is a Costa Rica gem. Visitors to the Guanacaste province should plan to head to the Nicoya Peninsula and enjoy all the benefits and accommodations that L’acqua Viva offers. Located within access to Guiones Beach, this resort can be reached by way of the major airports in Costa Rica with land and air options.

The resort has something for every travels, with 35 available rooms that vary in amenities and views. They offer spacious standard rooms, villas and suites with air-conditioning, hot water, cable television, a safe, luggage racks, hair dryer, coffeemaker, desk and reading lamps. Some rooms offer balconies and the views range from gardens, pools and a panoramic experience of the resort property. The villas and suites might have minimum stay requirements. L'acqua Viva also offers room service and free parking.

The resort’s restaurant offers complimentary continental breakfast, and you can also visit for lunch and dinner with reservations. The on-site sports bar is open until 10 pm, and offers some lunch and dinner menu items.

While on the property, guest can enjoy many amenities, including gardens, pools, ponds and a social area that offers free Wi-Fi. L'acqua Viva also lets you keep your fitness and beauty routines with the availability of an on-site spa and gym.

Available activities are plenty, with options for riverboat tours, canopy tours, surfing, kayaking and snorkeling. There are some low key activities available also, including horseback riding, hiking and bird watching. One of the best things to partake in, though, is to watch turtles arrive on the beaches and lay their eggs in the sand. It takes just a few minutes to get from the resort to the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge where you can watch this amazing phenomenon.

Beautiful room at Almonds and Corals, Manzanillo
Beautiful room at Almonds and Corals, Manzanillo


4. Almonds & Corals

Almonds & Corals is a unique family-owned resort that will help guests experience all the best of Costa Rica. Located in Manzanillo, Limon, this resort is eco-conscious and offers a unique safari-like experience that effortlessly blends the outdoors with the indoors. Located in the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, this resorts lets you experience life among the forest.

Almonds & Corals offers three types of rooms for its 24 available suites. Each has a unstructured build that blends the inside with the outside. Fans are available to enhance the natural breezes, and indoor or outdoor shower let you cater your experience to your liking. Guests also enjoy free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, on-site parking and available laundry services. Breakfast is included with reservations, and lunch and dinner can be accommodated at the on-site restaurant or bar.

The resort features a jacuzzi and spa for guests that want to indulge in some pampering. There are plenty of on- and off-site activities for guests to enjoy while staying at this beautiful resort. With beach access, guests can go fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling. Other water activities include kayaking and rafting. Guests can also explore the area with tours that include bird watching, biking, horseback riding and hiking.

beautiful room view at El Establo Hotel, Monteverde
beautiful room view at El Establo Hotel, Monteverde


5. El Establo Mountain Hotel

El Establo Mountain Hotel gives away its best feature in its name. With spectacular views, this sustainable-focused mountain hotel will take you into the beautiful misty cloud forest of Monteverde.

This property offers 4 types for its 155 available rooms. Rooms include a safe, a closet, Orthopedic mattresses, hot water, a hair dryer, a television, an alarm clock and a coffee maker. Guests can indulge their sense with the spectacular forest views available from the balcony or terrace areas. The hotel also offers free self-parking and complementary Wi-Fi. Room service is available, and the resort also offers two restaurants on-site, along with bars. Breakfast is included with guest reservations.

The property leaves little for its guests to want, with first-rate amenities for personal and business needs. Guests can keep physical on the tennis, soccer and basketball courts, or by visiting the gym. Business meetings can be conducted in the conference center, and anyone needed some R&R can visit he pool or the spa. The spa offers massages, exfoliations, wraps and facials.

Being in the cloud forest means there are many activities for visitors, including canopy tours, night walks and hiking. The resort is also close to the Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Eco Zoo.

Wherever you decide to stay, you can be sure these five resorts will offer you an adventures and beautiful Costa Rica experience.