You wake up to a refreshing, cool breeze. You can hear waves splashing and smell exotic, tropical plants and flowers. You’re in Costa Rica, and you’re waking up in a beautiful room at the perfect hotel. This might sound like a dream, but it is easy to make this a reality! Whether you are traveling to Central America as a family, an adventure tourist, an eco-tourist or as honeymooners – the perfect Costa Rica hotel is waiting for you.
A Variety of Accommodations
Whatever it is that you are looking for from your hotel, you can find it in Costa Rica – including spas
, continental breakfasts, hiking, beach hotel, private tours and more. Maybe you’re looking for a basic hotel that is close to a fiery volcano
? Check! Interested in hiking in the cloud forest
and leaving from on site at your hotel? You guessed it – check! Even a beautiful hotel right on the beach
– done! Whatever your budget and whichever luxuries you are interested in, there is such a large selection of hotels in Costa Rica that it is easy find the right balance.
If you are looking to have a high-end beach experience during your stay in Costa Rica, check out the Papagayo Gulf
. Here you can find higher-end accommodations with luxury offerings like spas and massage packages. Not everyone defines ‘luxury’ the same though, and you might be just as happy hitting the gorgeous beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula
, where hotels and resorts are more affordable, but still offer the comforts that will make you feel like you are at home – or at least at a more exotic version of home!
If you’re looking for the most spectacular views around, consider checking for beach and mountain resorts that are nestled in the cloud forests. Whether you would like to be up in the clouds or down in the sand, the Costa Rica cloud forest resorts offer a genuine atmosphere filled with the beautiful sounds of local wildlife. There is plenty to do with daily activities, and have we already mentioned the magical, have-to-see-it-for-yourself views?
How to Save Money
You do not have to sacrifice that spectacular view of the surrounding landscape when you are staying in Costa Rica. If you are savvy while booking your travel, you can get everything you want, for a price that you can afford. Consider traveling during the ‘rainy’ or ‘green’ season, which lasts from May to November. This is the slower time of year for tourists, so hotel are more likely to reduce their rates. Don't worry it does not typically rain all day only in the afternoon leaving your mornings with beautiful sunshine and green forests everywhere!
Choose Hotels by Region
Travel the off the beaten track, the Caribbean side of Costa Rica known as Limon
is beautiful and has much less tourism so you will deal with less people and the hotel rates are much more affordable there too, bonus! Be sure that your perfect trip isn’t ruined by unavailability –make reservations for your room in advance. Peak season typically includes the Christmas / News Years & Easter holidays so advanced reservations are highly recommended if you plan to visit during those times. If you are planning on backpacking check out our blog with some travel tips for backpackers in Costa Rica