Where to Stay in Costa Rica

Whether you want to live lavishly at an all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica or rough it in the scenic landscape of the tropical paradise, there are accommodations for every traveler's taste and budget.

During your trip, you'll want to decide if you want to stay in San Jose, venture to smaller cities near the ocean or go to off-the-beaten-path destinations that are secluded from dense tourist regions.

Choosing where to stay will be just the start of your tropical adventure in Costa Rica!


Smaller hotels in Costa Rica offer a laid-back and home-like environment that is cozy and welcoming.

Hotels are often family-run businesses, and are often rich in charm and hospitality - you'll never feel like you aren't cared for!

Hotels can be found all major metropolises as well as many oft-overlooked nooks and crannies of Costa Rica - from the corner of a steamy rainforest to the base of a volcano, hotels provide lodging options for thrill seekers of all types.

Travelers who really want to be immersed into the culture of Costa Rica and the traditional Tico lifestyle will enjoy staying in smaller hotels, as these often provide a more candid look at what daily life is really like in the area.

All-Inclusive Resorts

If you want to have everything at your fingertips, an all-inclusive resort might be the best option for you.

For one price, you'll get everything that you want from a vacation without having to worry about driving around, using public transportation or ending up in the wrong area. All-inclusive resorts are usually family-friendly and near some of the country's best attractions.

You can often book tours through the resort, or companies they recommend, so you can catch a glimpse of the major attractions of the region in which you are staying.

Vacation Rentals

Have you already been to Costa Rica or prefer the country lifestyle of this stunning paradise? A vacation rental might be the perfect option for you.

Vacation rentals are available for anywhere from a day to a month, and they are located all throughout the country. This is a great option for people who want to see everything in Costa Rica – from the city centers to the sandy beaches.

Vacation rentals range from five-star lodging options to cost-effective accommodations, so no matter what your budget, you'll find something to match your holiday needs. Most vacation rentals are perfect for groups or larger families, as they provide plenty of space for everyone who's part of your clan on vacation.

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Costa Rica is one of the most eco-conscious countries in the world, so you've got your pick of unique eco-hotels.

Usually located in smaller towns, these hotels are very welcoming and allow you to be one with nature. Whether you want to stay beachside or along the edge of a rainforest, chances are you'll be able to find a great place to stay.

Eco-hotels sometimes even run on solar power, and these lodging options often cater to people who want to do yoga on the beach, go hiking in the cloud forest or surfing along the coast. Eco-hotels also usually serve healthy, local cuisine, and offer views that are unlike any other. Anyone in the market for a relaxing vacation will enjoy staying at an eco-lodge.

With the countless options available to suit every traveler's preference and budget, you should have no problem finding the ideal place to hang your hat in Costa Rica.

Whether you are traveling alone or with the entire family, resorts, hotels and vacation rentals can be tailored to meet your every need.

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