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  Monteverde Lodge Monteverde Lodge
Located in the Tilarán Mountain Range at 4,600 ft. above sea level on the edge of the world's best known mid-elevation cloud forest, Monteverde Lodge is the expression of Costa Rica Expeditions' desire to create the ultimate lodging experience for the discerning nature traveler. Owned and operated by Costa Rica Expeditions.

  Tortuga Lodge Tortuga Lodge
Named "favorite family resort" in April 2005 by Travel & Leisure Family magazine. Owned and operated by Costa Rica Expeditions. "Situated on 50 acres of private land on Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast, Tortuga was our first hotel. It is now our newest hotel. Everything we have learned about designing nature lodges over the last 11 years has gone into the remodelling of Tortuga Lodge. What we learned can be summarized in three words, 'Reflect the place.'" -Michael Kaye

Aguila de Osa Inn Aguila de Osa Inn
Located on a bluff overlooking Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula. The restaurant, with excellent views overlooking the bay, serves simple fare that is tasty and filling, specializing in seafood and local catches. Hiking, diving and sport fishing in state-of-the-art boat available. The Inn's open and spacious rooms have spectacular views of the lush, tropical jungle that surrounds the hotel. Hot climate.

Arenal Manoa Hotel Arenal Manoa Hotel
Located 10 mins. from La Fortuna, this hotel has 40 jr suites with volcano views, private bathroom with a small interior garden and balcony. All rooms are equipped with two queen-sized beds, air conditioning, satellite tv, telephone, terrace with views of the volcano, minibar, safe-deposit box and coffee maker. The hotel also features pool with swim-up bar, children’s pool, Jacuzzi and restaurant. Temperate climate.

Arenal Nayara Hotel Arenal Nayara Hotel
Located on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano area, Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens offers 24 bungalows surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. Each large, suite-sized bungalow provides ample space and privacy, including a backyard, outdoor shower and private front balcony. Temperate climate.

Arenal Observatory Lodge Arenal Observatory Lodge
Set on a ridge near Arenal Lake, this lodge offers “front-row seating” for the volcano’s fireworks displays. The 37-room property is on a private reserve with good walking trails and scenic waterfall. "Originally a rustic research facility, this lodge...features comfortable rooms with impressive views of the Arenal Volcano...Toucans frequent the trees near the lodge and howler monkeys provide the wake-up calls." -Discovering the Best of Costa Rica (2005)

Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort
Arenas del Mar is a beach and nature resort with 38 upscale rooms and suites, offering a casual beach front café and an elegant dining facility with views of Manuel Antonio National Park. There are two swimming pools, a small spa, and a gift shop as well as nature trails leading to two beaches. All rooms equipped with cable TV, ceiling fans, air conditioning, Internet, mini-bar, safe deposit box, coffee maker, microwave and iron.

Borinquen Mountain Resort Borinquen Mountain Resort
Secluded and unique property located in Guanacaste, near Rincon de La Vieja Volcano. The resort has 33 ample bungalows that combine a rustic design with modern conveniences. For visitors with special needs, the resort offers 3 handicap rooms. All villas have private decks or terraces with mountain views. Hot springs, hiking, canopy and horseback tours nearby.

Bosque de Paz Lodge Bosque de Paz Lodge
Lovingly built and managed by a Costa Rican family dedicated to conservation, this lodge is set in a 1,000-hectare private reserve and features 12 rooms, each with two double beds, a private bathroom with hot water, and balcony with cloud forest views. Restaurant serves homemade Costa Rican fare and offers 180-degree panorama of the forest and butterfly garden. Cool climate.

Bougainvillea Hotel Bougainvillea Hotel
The Bougainvillea Hotel is an excellent choice if you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood not far from downtown. As you stroll through this hotel's tranquil gardens, you'll easily forget that you're just 15 minutes from San José.

Buena Vista Villas Buena Vista Villas
Surrounded by breath-taking panoramic views of the verdant jungle terrain and the majestic Pacific Ocean, Buena Vista's villas are tastefully decorated and comfortable. All have furnished terraces, with grill and hammock; a fully equipped kitchenette; A/C; telephone, fans, blow dryers and hot water showers. There is a pool surrounded by gardens and private beach below the property.

Capitán Suizo Hotel Capitán Suizo Hotel
A free and natural atmosphere with a touch of Swiss quality. Hotel Capitán Suizo is located on Playa Tamarindo, one of the most beautiful Pacific coast beaches in Costa Rica. Directly on the beach, the hotel is surrounded by large, native trees and lush, colorful gardens.

Casa Turire Hotel Casa Turire Hotel
Located in Turrialba Valley near the wild Reventazón River, renowned for white water rafting. Here the accent is on comfort and relaxation in a tropical paradise setting. Friendly Costa Rican hospitality and well appointed rooms and suites in an elegant country mansion.

Costa Rica Marriott Costa Rica Marriott
Located minutes south of the airport, this large resort has 244 rooms and 7 executive suites with all the amenities of Marriotts worldwide. Features include a ballroom, a golf practice range, a swimming pool, three tennis courts, three restaurants for International cuisine, casual and café dining, a gym, shopping complex, amphitheater and heliport. Temperate climate.

Cristal Ballena Hotel Cristal Ballena Hotel
Cristal Ballena is 30 minutes from Palmar Sur Airport, south of Manuel Antonio National Park on Costa Rica's South Pacific Coast. It is also near Ballena Marine National Park, an important Humpback breeding ground during the months of February and March. Turtle watching is best in September and October. Cristal Ballena features rooms with private balconies with stunning ocean views, A/C, private bathrooms and satellite TV. The hotel has large pool overlooking the ocean, a restaurant serving local and international fare, and a full-service bar.

DoubleTree Cariari DoubleTree Cariari
The DoubleTree Cariari is located 5 mins. from the international airport and 20 mins. from downtown San Jose, this hotel offers deluxe resort facilities. 196 spacious rooms and 24 suites are arranged around an outdoor pool with swim-up bar. There are 10 tennis courts, and access to the championship golf course, as well as a small casino and disco. Temperate climate.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Located at Bajos Del Toro, in the Poas Volcano National Park area, El Silencio Lodge & Spa offers 16 luxury suites with river or cloud forest views. All suites have a private viewing deck and whirlpool, fireplace and complimentary mini-bar. The hotel has a 3,000-sq-ft riverside spa with five ambiances. Cool climate.

Finca Rosa Blanca Inn Finca Rosa Blanca Inn
“Imagine if Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright had combined their talents and visions. The result would be an architectural stunner as eclectic and electrifying as Finca Rosa Blanca. Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn is situated above the beautiful Central Valley of Costa Rica. Surrounded by towering “Higuerón” trees and exotic flora.

Florblanca Resort Florblanca Resort
Just 10 villas on an unspoiled beach. Distinguished cuisine and yoga overlooking the sea. Restaurant combines local ingredients with Pacific Rim techniques in what may well be the best cuisine in the Pacific. "Ten large, romantic, air-conditioned villas are on seven acres of white-sand beach. Each villa has an ocean view and outdoor bath with sunken tub." -Lonely Planet Costa Rica (2004)

Four Seasons Papagayo Four Seasons Papagayo
153 spacious guest rooms, including 25 suites, with ocean, bay, garden or forest views from furnished outdoor balconies or terraces; many suites feature private plunge pools. "Perched on a rugged peninsula on Costa Rica's northwestern coast, the resort epitomizes the romance of refined and remote luxury." -Luxury Latin America

Gaia Hotel & Reserve Gaia Hotel & Reserve
Member of the exclusive group, “Small Luxury Hotels of the World.” the hotel's 20 rooms are decorated in a minimalist, modern style, but there’s no skimping on luxuries. There is a three-tiered cascade pool - with a bar in the center - designed to resemble a large waterfall. Wifi throughout the property means you won’t be out of reach, even if all you see out your window is the dense forest of the hotel’s private reserve. Hot climate.

Grano de Oro Hotel Grano de Oro Hotel
Located on a residential street in downtown San Jose, there are 35 unique rooms, each with an extravagant bath. Garden suites have Jacuzzi tubs. Meals are inventive and first-rate, served in a lush, outdoor garden patio or in the newly renovated indoor restaurant and bar. A rooftop terrace offers relaxing Jacuzzis and a spot for secluded sunbathing and stargazing. Service is friendly and attentive. Temperate climate.

Harmony Hotel Harmony Hotel
Just off Guiones Beach, this hotel aims for a stylish, casual atmosphere as envisioned by its owners, surfing enthusiasts who settled in Guanacaste in 2003. There is a big emphasis on sustainable use of the land and conscious effort to reduce the hotel’s ecological footprint by conserving water, recycling, composting food waste and surrounding the hotel with native species that can thrive using organic farming practices. Restaurant serves organic fare whenever possible. Massage and body treatment rates from $75 to $90.

Hotel Don Carlos Hotel Don Carlos
Located just a few blocks from the central plaza in downtown San José, This hotel has 38 rooms, all with private baths. There is a bar and restaurant, a sun deck, gym and souvenir shop. Guests have free access to email services. Room rates include continental breakfast.The hotel offers apartments at another location with weekly rates. Temperate climate.

Hotel Playa Espadilla Hotel Playa Espadilla
Hotel Playa Espadilla is located just 150 mts from Manuel Antonio Beach front, and 200 mts away from the main entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park. The hotel offers 16 rooms equipped with air conditioner, cable TV, hot water, safety deposit box and hair dryer. Services include swimming pool, bar, Restaurant, tennis court, parking lot and biological private trails. This hotel spreads across grounds bordered on two sides by the tall trees of Manuel Antonio National Park, and it has a trail through an area of the park that few people visit. The simple but spacious mint-green rooms with big windows are housed in two-story buildings surrounded by green lawns. A small blue-tile pool and patio have a pleasant adjacent bar area with a billiard table. Directly behind are a large, open-air restaurant and a tennis court. Hot Climate.

Hotel Presidente Hotel Presidente
The 88-room Hotel Presidente is about 20 mins. from the international airport and situated a few blocks from San Jose's cultural landmarks, including the National Theatre, the Gold and Jade Museums, and the National Museum. Guests are within walking distance of historic downtown with its cafes, restaurants and shops. Standard rooms measure 215-375 sq. feet and can be configured with one or two beds. Each room has cable tv and Internet service, international phone line, a/c, safety box and hair dryer. Breakfasts are served in the hotel’s popular café. Temperate climate.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of the Province of Guanacaste, on a secluded beach, the resort has been designed and developed under the concept of "rustic luxury". The hotel features 310 luxury guestrooms, including 20 Junior Suites. Facilities include a free flowing pool that covers more than 25.000 feet of area, a full service Spa that includes 22 treatment rooms, beauty parlor, serenity lagoon with deluxe palapas for outdoor massages and a two level gym. An 18-hole championship golf course neighbors the hotel. A 73,000 square feet field is a creation of Mike Young. Inspired in the traditional haciendas of the region, the hotel serves meals prepared with local ingredients by international chefs.

La Leona Lodge La Leona Lodge
Tent camp lodge at the entrance to Corcovado National Park on the southern Pacific coast. Tents front the beach; each tastefully arranged and strategically positioned to provide privacy. There are 16 tents, most with one double bed. The lodge has a dining hall and outdoor bath house with solar heated showers. Five mins. from Corcovado National Park. Hot climate.

La Luna Lodge La Luna Lodge
This hotel offers eight private bungalows, hacienda rooms and tents set on platforms. The facilities also include a common room and dining area with views of the forest, the Carate Rver and the Pacific coast. The lodge has has several walking trails and a large preserve with two waterfalls ideal for cooling off in. Hot climate.

La Paloma Lodge La Paloma Lodge
Located on the Osa Peninsula overlooking Drake Bay and Caño Island, this hotel offers five, two-story ranchos and five rooms with private baths, hammocks and views. The restaurant emphasizes fresh seafood (served family style) and every meal includes homemade bread. The swimming pool and deck are perched on the hillside, and offer a stunning view.

Lapa Ríos Ecoresort Lapa Ríos Ecoresort
Located on the Osa Peninsula south of Puerto Jimenez, this eco-resort offers 14 luxuriously appointed bungalows with screened windows, hardwood floors, private balconies and both inside and outside private showers. There is a swimming pool with bar and sundeck, and a terraced restaurant hangs over the forest with a view of the sea.
1000 acres of private reserve include a sandy stretch of virgin beach. Hot climate.

Las Cruces Biological Station (Wilson Gardens) Las Cruces Biological Station (Wilson Gardens)
On the grounds of Wilson Botanical Gardens, home to one of the richest collections of tropical and subtropical plants found in this part of the American Continent. The station has 12 cabins with private hot showers and balconies with great views. Generous family-style meals are included.

Le Cameleon Hotel Le Cameleon Hotel
This 23-room, five-star hotel is located on Puerto Viejo Beach on Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast near the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge and Cahuita National Park. Standard rooms have either one king or queen bed and deluxe rooms come with either one queen bed or two full beds and a private terrace. All rooms come with complimentary wireless Internet access, minibar and cable television. Hot climate.

Los Sueños Marriott Los Sueños Marriott
Luxury Marriott hotel set on a 1,100-acre rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Colonial design, deluxe amenities - including a large swimming pool winding through the hotel grounds - spacious rooms with private balconies featuring ocean or garden views. Hot climate.

Lost Iguana Resort Lost Iguana Resort
"This hotel offers large and luxurious rooms with great views of the volcano...All rooms feature a private balcony or porch." -Frommers.com (2006) From your terrace, soak in a jacuzzi while listening to the sounds of toucans and Howler Monkeys. Amenities include: A/C, Jacuzzi baths, kitchenettes, safe deposit box, satellite TV and hair dryer in all rooms.

Mawamba Lodge Mawamba Lodge
Mawamba Lodge is located on the beach in Tortuguero National Park, between the Tortuguero Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. The lodge has a pool, restaurants and ranchos with hammocks, and is an ideal starting point for day and night excursions, bird and turtle watching, and for exploring this nature-rich area.

Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa
Located five miles out of La Fortuna, this hotel has 16 standard cabins and 24 junior suites, all air conditioned with hot water private baths and enclosed porches. Junior Suites have refrigerators. Acuarelas, a new restaurant at the hotel, serves international cuisine. Surrounded by gardens and nature trails. Children under ten stay free. Temperate climate.

Monte Azul Hotel Monte Azul Hotel
Monte Azul Hotel offers four private cottage duplexes (515 sq. ft.), designed to feature art and nature. A private, 125-acre reserve surrounds the hotel and the owners have placed original fine art in every room. The hotel’s full-service spa (soon to be open) has treatment rooms overlooking a heated natural spring pool. Guests may also request spa treatments in their own cottage. Monte Azul has a terrace cafe featuring international dishes using fresh and organic ingredients from its own farm. All cottage rooms include: a private terrace; kitchenette; deluxe mattress, linens and down comforters; wifi; telephone; fresh organic coffee; and a chef’s welcome platter upon arrival. TV service not available. Cool climate.

Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Tucked into the forest just back from a private beach, this 15-villa, upscale ecolodge, close to the Costa Rican border on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, is part of a 4,450-acre sustainably-managed hacienda. Recently opened in September 2004, vanguard travelers should go now, before Morgan's Rock becomes one of the toughest reservations in all of Latin America.

Mountain Paradise Lodge Mountain Paradise Lodge
The hotel offers 15 rooms, including junior suites and two-bedroom master suites, restaurant, adult and child swimming pools, jacuzzi and wet bar. All 15 rooms are equipped with a king size bed, fine wood furniture, flat screen cable tv, wireless Internet, telephones and jacuzzi. Cool climate.

Parador Resort & Spa Parador Resort & Spa
Named a Costa Rica “Leading Resort Hotel" by World Travel Awards in 2006 and 07. Situated on a majestic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by tropical rainforest, the 108-room Hotel Parador is located in a pristine area, close to Manuel Antonio National Park. Facilities include two restaurants, bars, conference room, gift shops, spa services and tennis court. It has Mediterranean-style architecture, modeled after the Traditional Spanish Paradores, with lush gardens, an infinity pool and spa services.

Parque del Lago Hotel Parque del Lago Hotel
Just 15 minutes from the international airport and across the street from San Jose’s largest park, La Sabana. Parque del Lago has 30 rooms and nine suites. Airport transportation, laundry and room service are available. Facilities include a gym, spa and restaurant. Popular with business travelers looking for value, comfort and service, the hotel also has complementary Internet, a business center, and meeting and event rooms.

Punta Islita Hotel Punta Islita Hotel
This resort complex is located south of Carillo and Samara on the Nicoya Peninsula near the Camaronal Wildlife Refuge. Rooms have private patios with hammocks, some with outdoor jacuzzi or private pool. The beach is below the lodge after a 10-min. walk or short shuttle ride. Good nouvelle French-style seafood in the lodge's Palapa Restaurant. There is a cascade swimming pool with Jacuzzi, swim-up bar, restaurant, boutique and conference room. Tennis courts, driving range, gym and spa are also featured. Hot climate.

Punta Leona Resort Punta Leona Resort
About 90 mins. from San Jose, on the coast, the 108-room Punta Leona Resort includes three restaurants, pools, tennis court and three beaches. Rooms have two double beds, private bath, a/c, cable tv, mini-fridge and safety box. The hotel is located away from the beach so a short walk is required (about 10 mins.) or you may take the resort’s shuttle bus to the beach hopping on at the complex’s central building. Surrounding the Resort is the Punta Leona Rainforest Reserve. Hot climate.

Real Inter Continental San Jose Real Inter Continental San Jose
Located 30 mins. from the international airport, in the exclusive area of Escazu, across from the Multi Plaza Shopping Center. There are 261 spacious rooms; standard rooms have two queen-sized beds, cable TV, minibar and desk with Internet service ($10.00/hour). There are 20 meeting rooms, catering to business travelers, the hotel’s principal clientele.

Reserva Conchal Villas Reserva Conchal Villas
Reserva Conchal Villas are set around an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II in a residential development that includes beach and golf clubs, hotel, bars, restaurants, a 60-meter-long pool, spa and children’s area with pool and playground. The villas range from 1 to 5 bedrooms, all of which have at least one king bed, a fully furnished kitchen, balcony with ocean or golf-course views, air conditioning, cable TV, washer/dryer, iron and safety box. Hot climate.

Sarapiqui Neotropical Center Sarapiqui Neotropical Center
The architecture of the Sarapiqui project is inspired by the indigenous pre-columbian architecture of the palenques. The reference to palenque structures forms an intrinsic element in the entire Sarapiqui concept: the history of nature and its relation to mankind.

Savegre Mountain Lodge Savegre Mountain Lodge
Set in a valley so spectacular that a postcard photographer might pass it up because nobody would believe it was true. Twenty cabins at 7,200 feet above sea level on a family farm with a clear trout stream running through it, surrounded by one of the finest examples of highland cloud forest on the planet.

Selva Verde Lodge Selva Verde Lodge
Founded in 1985, Selva Verde Lodge, is located in the lush lowlands of northeastern Costa Rica on a very large, private tract of virgin tropical rainforest and rich second-growth habitats. It is adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Organization for Tropical Studies' field station, La Selva.

Si Como No Hotel & Resort Si Como No Hotel & Resort
Located in Manuel Antonio, the Hotel's 58 rooms are distributed within ten separate terraces located on ten acres of tropical gardens. The eco-friendly approach has low energy air conditioning, a Disney-like atmosphere, pool with water slide and swim-up bar, a movie theater, solar-heated Jacuzzi, and a fine seafood restaurant. Next to a small shopping center with a deli and a Internet café. Hot climate.

Tamarindo Diria Resort Tamarindo Diria Resort
Located on the white sand beach of Tamarindo, most rooms at the four-star Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort have ocean and sunset views and direct access to the beach. Grounds are beautifully maintained, with lush tropical green gardens. The scenic pool and lobby pool for children, are great places to relax and enjoy the warm weather and tropical surroundings. Rooms are open and inviting and the hotel's restaurants serve local and international cuisine with a special focus on seafood. Golf course, tennis courts, restaurants and pool. Hot climate.

Tilajari Resort Hotel Tilajari Resort Hotel
Four-star Costa Rica resort on 35 acres along the banks of the San Carlos River with 76 hotel rooms and an open-air restaurant serving international and Costa Rican dishes. Hotel also has a bar, conference rooms, pool and hot tub, botanical and butterfly gardens, and six tennis courts. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, hot water baths, direct dial telephone, safety deposit box and terrace. Cool climate.

Tiskita Jungle Lodge Tiskita Jungle Lodge
Tiskita Lodge is a collection of 16 individual cabins and private rooms set amid rich forests and fruiting trees. Located on the Osa Peninsula near the Panama border, rooms are rustic cabins of various sizes with screened walls, verandas and showers (some outdoors). An old farmhouse serves as lounge and dining room with family-style meals that are fresh, tasty and filling. Hot climate.

Trapp Family Lodge Trapp Family Lodge
This hotel offers 20 rooms and suites built in a comfortable rustic atmosphere, with high wooden ceilings, big bathrooms and view to either the gardens or cloud forest restaurant for guests only, bar and sitting room. Cool climate.

Villa Lapas Ecoresort Villa Lapas Ecoresort
Located on the banks of the Tárcoles River at the edge of the Carara Reserve, this all-inclusive resort has 47 comfortable, adobe-style rooms surrounded by wooded gardens. An open-air restaurant and bar has a deck overlooking the river and there is a swimming pool, mini-golf, a butterfly garden, hiking trails and horses are available for rent. There is a trail to a jungle waterfall and a 280-hectare private reserve with abundant wildlife. Hot climate.

Villablanca Cloud Forest Hotel Villablanca Cloud Forest Hotel
Located on a hilltop an hour from the San Jose International Airport, Villablanca is in the elite group of “Green Hotels of Costa Rica.” It has 34 spacious “casitas,” nicely decorated and many with fireplaces to combat the cool, mountain climate. The restaurant serves traditional Central American food as well as salads and other healthy choices. Facilities include a lounge, entertainment room with games for children, spa, gift shop with quality handicrafts, conference room, and a 34-seat multimedia theater featuring nightly movies. Nature trails on the property and birding and other tours offered. Cool climate.

Villas Caletas Hotel Villas Caletas Hotel
Located 4 kilometers from Herradura beach, and 11 km from Carara Biological Reserve, this hotel offers 5 standard deluxe rooms (with queen-sized bed), as well as 13 villas, 7 junior suites, and 3 master suites, all with cable TV and air conditioning. Some of the suites have private jacuzzis or pools. Guests will enjoy a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the Nicoya Peninsula, gulf islands, the beaches of Jaco, as well as distant mountains.

Volcano Lodge Volcano Lodge
On the road between La Fortuna de San Carlos and Arenal Lake, facing the world famous Arenal Volcano. "This lodge is a collection of duplexes across the road from and facing the volcano. All of the rooms come with two double beds, a private bathroom, two wicker chairs inside, and a small terrace with a couple of wooden rocking chairs for volcano viewing outside. The appointments are simple, but the rooms are spacious and get plenty of light through big picture windows." -Frommers Costa Rica 2006

Xandari by the Pacific Xandari by the Pacific
The hotel fronts Playa Esterillos Este on the Pacific Coast, north of Manuel Antonio. Villas have their own gardens and terraces with views of the ocean. Restaurant specializes in seafood. Hot climate.

Xandari Plantation Xandari Plantation
Xandari Plantation consists of 16 spacious villas on a 40 acre coffee and fruit plantation overlooking Costa Rica's Central Valley... The creation of architect Sherrill Broudy and artist Charlene Broudy, who envisioned a paradise reflecting the natural beauty of Costa Rica.


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