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From chic family-friendly resorts to exclusive adults-only paradise; discover the best Costa Rica Beaches hotels

Costa Rica conjures up images of spotless sand, rolling Pacific waves and lush rainforest – it really is the stuff of dreams. Tamarindo, known for its beautiful golden-sand scenery, is an idyllic place to unwind for a therapeutic end to your Costa Rica holiday. The beautiful and environmentally friendly Hotel Capitan Suizo is set right on the beach at the end of the bay and is within walking distance of the resort. Just north of Tamarindo you’ll find the quieter Papagayo Peninsula with a more laid-back and exclusive vibe, featuring chic family-friendly resorts like Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort and Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, as well as adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo. On Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio has rich tropical forest, beautiful crescent-shaped white beaches and leafy green hillsides with awe-inspiring views. There’s a great choice of places to stay in the resort town itself (we love Parador Resort & Spa for its spectacular far-reaching views and dedication to environmental sustainability) and lots of activities.

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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

5

A chic family-friendly resort overlooking Culebra Bay

Set on a hillside surrounded by jungle, this luxury hotel embodies pura vida (pure life), the Costa Rican way of life, and it was rated as one of the ...

Rooms: 153
Transfers: Approx. 35 minutes from Liberia airport and 5 hours from San José airport
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Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park

4

Eco-friendly luxury close to Manual Antonio National Park

A fantastic base for exploring nearby Manuel Antonio National Park, this sustainable beachfront and rainforest resort is a great choice for those seek...

Rooms: 38
Transfers: Approx. 3 hours from San José airport
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El Mangroove, Autograph Collection

4.5

A super-chic eco-friendly resort on the Gulf of Papagayo.

Crafted from wood, bamboo and natural stone, the fresh and modern design of this luxe resort complements its natural environment while the sleek facil...

Rooms: 85
Transfers: Approx. 20 minutes from Liberia airport or 4 hours from San José airport
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Hotel Capitan Suizo, Tamarindo

4

Charming eco-friendly beachfront hotel in the resort of Tamarindo.

At one with nature, this beautiful and environmentally-friendly hotel is set at the end of the bay, directly on the beach. Bathed in a calm tropical a...

Rooms: 30
Transfers: Approx. 5 hours from San José airport and 1½ hours from Liberia airport
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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

4.5

A hillside hideaway on the Nicoya Peninsula with a host of free experiences.

This family-friendly hotel is wonderfully remote but has plenty of activities to keep you busy, most of which are included! Whether you’re keen to spo...

Rooms: 55
Transfers: Approx. 2½ hours from Liberia airport and 4 hours from San José airport
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Kurá Design Villas

5

An intimate and luxurious mountaintop hotel for adults only.

You’ll feel on top of the world, both figuratively and literally, at this remote hideaway which is perched high on a mountain ridge surrounded by fore...

Rooms: 8
Transfers: Approx. 4 hours from San José airport
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Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, Limon

4

A contemporary boutique hotel on the Caribbean coast.

Tucked away in forest behind the main road to Puerto Viejo, this contemporary hotel combines modern style with a laid-back Caribbean vibe. The hotel’s...

Rooms: 35
Transfers: Approx. 4½ hours from San José airport
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Parador Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio National Park

4

An eco-friendly hideaway with magnificent coastal views

With spectacular far-reaching views from its tranquil hillside location high above the Pacific coastline, Parador Resort & Spa is dedicated to environ...

Rooms: 121
Transfers: Approx. 3 hours from San José airport
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Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

4

An intimate adult-only all-inclusive resort in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo.

This chic oceanfront resort offers superb facilities and lush tropical surroundings. It's set on a hillside but there are shuttles on hand to take you...

Rooms: 202
Transfers: Approx. 20 minutes from Liberia airport and 5 hours from San José airport
Adults only
All Inclusive
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