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OUR WILDERNESS LODGES
TORTUGA LODGE

Turtle nesting and kayaking on rainforest creeks. Enjoy a distinguished meal or relax in our award-winning pool on the banks of a jungle river. View the video or read more about Tortuga Lodge.

MONTEVERDE LODGE

Hike in the cool, misty cloud forest, home of the Quetzal. Save time to wander the gardens. In the evening relax by the fire or in the jacuzzi. View 3-min video or read more about Monteverde Lodge.


FEATURED BEACH HOTELS IN MANUEL ANTONIO
ARENAS DEL MAR
Deluxe lodging blending harmoniously with nature in a beach and rainforest setting. 38 rooms built around existing trees with ocean or rainforest views. Two upscale restaurants, a small spa and private nature trails. More about Arenas del Mar...

BUENA VISTA VILLAS
Spacious, tropical-modern hillside villas. Private beach below. The property’s 7 villas have furnished terraces with sweeping ocean and rainforest views. Small pool in a garden setting with friendly bar and a fine hilltop restaurant. More about Buena Vista...

GAIA HOTEL & RESERVE
Member of the exclusive group, “Small Luxury Hotels of the World,” this hotel doesn’t lack for luxuries. Terraced suites and villas overlook nearby rainforest reserve. Amenities include a spa, gym, pool and nouvelle restaurant. More about Gaia...

SI COMO NO
This hotel has it all – a pool slide for kids, Jacuzzi for adults, luxury honeymoon accommodations for newlyweds, fine dining for gourmets, a movie theater and even its own nature exhibits. If you ever leave the hotel premises, Manuel Antonio National Park and other places of interest are just down the road. More about Si Como No...

EL PARADOR
Named a Costa Rica “Leading Resort Hotel" by World Travel Awards in both 2006 and 2007, Parador has 108 rooms for every taste, a large swimming pool, spa and private cove beach. Perched on a hilltop above the Pacific Ocean, you might mistake it for heaven. More about Parador...

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COSTA RICA VACATION RENTALS

PRIVATELY OWNED RENTAL HOMES
These properties are found in the country's top destinations and beach areas. Min. stay 7 nights.

FEATURED VACATION RENTAL
CASA DE FRUTAS
Bali-style modern architecture and spectacular views overlooking Manuel Antonio’s coastline. Sleeps 10. From US$4,000/week. More about Casa de Frutas...

FEATURED SAN JOSE AREA HOTEL
GRANO DE ORO
On a residential street in the center of San José. Once a tropical Victorian mansion, the 35-room hotel maintains the warmth of a private home. Halls lined with period photographs and original art. Rooftop jacuzzi. Best restaurant in town. More about Grano de Oro...

FEATURED MOUNTAIN HOTEL
ARENAL MANOA
Cattle farm turned hotel, the Manoa offers panoramic views of the active Arenal Volcano from every room. The La Palma River runs through the property, creating a refuge for a diversity of birds. Restaurant, swimming pool and jacuzzi. More about Arenal Manoa...

FEATURED BEACH HOTELS
LAPA RIOS
Remote luxury near Corcovado Natl Park. Bird watching, sport fishing and horseback riding. Guided hikes through a private 1,200-acre reserve. Founded by CRE guests John and Karen Lewis and is a perennial winner of ecotourism awards. More about Lapa Rios...

XANDARI BY THE PACIFIC
On Esterillos Beach, this hotel is sure to please low-key beach lovers. Its private villas are nicely appointed and open to sea breezes. Showers in each villa lead into a small private garden. The restaurant features fresh seafood with home-grown veggies and herbs. More about Xandari by the Pacific...

LOS SUEÑOS MARRIOTT
Deluxe amenities characterize this grand Marriott property, including a large pool that winds its way through the hotel grounds. Spacious rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or beach. Six restaurants offer something for every palate and there's a championship golf course in the rainforest. More about Los Sueños...
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