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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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