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Papagayo Gulf - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels: Papagayo Gulf, Guanacaste

Four Seasons ***** Hotel Four Seasons, Papagayo, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Easily the most extravagant resort project in Costa Rica, the Four Seasons Resort is situated in Papagayo Gulf (Guanacaste province) on a slender isthmus, fringed by gold-sand beaches. The 165 generously sized guest rooms and suites are imaginatively crafted with indigenous woods and stone finishes. Each room seamlessly blends indoor comfort with an outdoor terrace or balcony living area and mesmerizing views. Sliding louvered doors between sleeping and living spaces maximize privacy and invite the flow of fresh sea breezes. Residential-style furnishings and decor draw their inspiration from the natural surroundings: ocean, forest, sunshine or beach. Well-defined work areas allow guests to remain productive, with up-to-the-minute technology for communication and entertainment, including high-speed Internet access throughout the resort. Extra-spacious bathrooms are cool, airy and inviting. They are clad in marble and offer signature Four Seasons features: deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, large double vanity and, in a separate alcove WC with telephone.
Services in your room: 100% cotton oversized bath towels, CD and DVD players, down pillows, duvets, hair dryer, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, non-allergenic pillows available, thick terry bathrobes, twice-daily housekeeping service, all-news cable network, clock radio, complimentary high-speed e-mail and Internet access, complimentary newspaper with breakfast. Some Hotel Services: Room service, elegant dining, fitness facilities, spa services, tennis courts, land and water sports, scuba diving. The Arnold Palmer Championship Golf Course is unquestionably the best in the country.

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo *****

The hotel Andaz Península Papagayo is a luxury resort at the Papagayo Peninsula, about 30 minutes from the International Airport in Liberia. The hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean at Bahía Culebra and offers a spectacular design by a renowned Costa Rican architect, inspired by the organic forms of the native flora and fauna.
Facilities: Onda Wellness & Spa with 9 treatment rooms, fitness center and yoga lawn, steam and shower rooms, family and adult pool, internet access, Cambi Kids Club, meeting, event and conference facilities, restaurants, concierge and room service, transportation, laundry service, local calls, turn-down service
Rooms: In total, Andaz Península Papagayo offers 153 rooms, 21 of which are suites. All rooms offer a modern design and are equipped with spacious balconies partially offering views of the bay. Four of the suites feature plunge pools, and the Presidential Suite offers a private, full-sized pool.
Andaz Standard Room: 1 kingsized bed or 2 twin beds sleeping 3, partial bay and tropical forest views, spacious balcony, walk-in rain shower that opens onto the balcony, mini bar and wireless Internet
Andaz Standard Relax: 1 kingsized bed or 2 twin beds sleeping 3, tropical forest views, spacious balcony, walk-in rain shower that opens onto the balcony, mini bar and wireless Internet
Andaz Bay View Room: 1 kingsized bed or 2 twin beds sleeping 3, offering bay views, spacious balcony, walk-in rain shower that opens onto the balcony, mini bar and wireless Internet
Andaz Suite: 1 kingsized bed, views of Bahía Culebra and the forest of the peninsula, living and dining areas, spacious balcony, extra-large bathroom with tub and oversized walk-in rain shower, mini bar and wireless Internet, sleeping 3 in total

Playa Hermosa Guanacaste - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels: Playa Hermosa de Guanacaste

Small, protected bay about 7 km north of Coco - relatively clean and good for swimming. Playa Hermosa features various restaurants directly at the beach as well as dive shops and equipment rentals (snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks, etc.) Playa Hermosa is also home to one of Costa Rica's most famous scuba diving companies - "Bill Beards Diving Safaris".


Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar ****

This boutique hotel is located directly at the beach of Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste and offers a nice ambiance within the beautiful landscape. The beach is just one minute to walk.
Facilities: Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant and bar, tropical gardens, laundry service, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, parking space, conference room for up to 60 persons.
Rooms: A/C and ceiling fans in all rooms.
Garden View Suite: 2 queen-size beds, telephone, bathroom with shower, living room with sofa, mini bar with refrigerator, 39“ plasma TV in the sleeping room, 29“ plasma TV in the living room, terrace with table and chairs, coffee maker, safe, hair dryer, alarm clock
Junior Suite: 2 queen-size beds or 2 double beds, telephone, Jacuzzi, bathroom with shower, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, terrace, safe, alarm clock
Beach Front Suite: 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, telephone, living area with sofa, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, safe, terrace with ocean view, Jacuzzi with ocean view
Penthouse Suite: 1 big sleeping room, kitchen, living area, outdoor Jacuzzi

Villa del Sueño ***

Villa del Sueño is located in Guanacaste, only 200 m from the Playa Hermosa on the Nicoya Peninsula. The airport of Liberia is only a 25 minute drive away. The hotel offers a calm atmosphere, the perfect setting to relax and take in the nature and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
Amenities: The hotel offers an attractive location and comfortable rooms, a restaurant and live music at dinner time. The tropical gardens and the Mediterranean style buildings are located close to two freshwater pools, a sheltered bar, the restaurant and boutique. Other services include WIFI internet, telephone, private parking, room service and deposit box rental.
Rooms: Villa del Sueño offers a total of 43 rooms in 5 categories. All with WIFI access.
2 Bedrooms Suites: Accommodates 1-6 persons. 1 bedroom with queen bed and 1 with double bed. Bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, living room with pull-out sofa bed. Telephone, TV, private terrace, garden view, ceiling fans and fully air-conditioned.
Suites: Accommodates 1-4 persons. 1 bedroom equipped with king or queen size bed. Full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, living room with pull out sofa bed. Telephone, TV, balcony, garden view, ceiling fans and full A/C.
Junior Suites: Accommodates 1-3 persons. Equipped with 1 double bed and one single sofa bed. Breakfast bar equipped with mini fridge and toaster oven, telephone, TV, private bathroom, private European balcony, ceiling fan and A/C.
Superior Rooms: Accommodates 1-2 persons, equipped with 1 king size bed private bathroom, telephone, ceiling fan, TV and A/C, mini fridge and coffee maker.
Standard Rooms: Accommodates 1-2 persons. Equipped with 1 double. And just 2 rooms with 2 single beds, private bathroom, pool view, telephone, ceiling fan and A/C, TV.

Ocotal / Playas del Coco - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels: Ocotal

The small, well-protected bay of Ocotal is partly sandy and partly rocky. There is no village. The neighboring beaches/villages of Playa de Coco and Playa Hermosa can be reached in 10 or 20 minutes car ride. Activities: swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing.

Ocotal Beach Resort ****Ocotal Beach Resort, Costa Rica(Playa Ocotal)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Ocotal is a four star beachfront resort. Its located along the beautiful Northern Pacific coastline, a privileged location with panoramic breathtaking views of Papagayo Gulf, offering an extensive variety of services, including romantic honeymoon packages, weddings, scuba diving with their own boats and dive instructors - certified as Gold Palm Dive Resort. Furthermore:  health Spa, snorkeling trips, kayaks, mountain bikes, superb cuisine, comfortable rooms, all with great ocean view and surrounded with the captivating magic of the tropics!
Facilities: Swimming Pool, Bar, PADI Dive Center, Tour desk, Parking, Tennis Court (fee).
Rooms: All of the rooms have panoramic ocean view with A/C, cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, safe box, hair dryer, private terrace or balcony.
Beachfront Standard: As described above.
Bungalow Junior Suite: Refrigerator, private parking space, small private pool, with ocean view (recommended room type)
Suite: Living room, big bathroom incl. Jacuzzi, 2 queen-size beds.

Flamingo / Potrero / Playa Pan de Azucar - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels: Playa Flamingo, Potrero



Bahía del Sol ***Bahia del Sol Hotel, Potrero, Costa Rica(Playa Potrero)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Located on the north Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, close to Flamingo Beach and just 2 miles north, is Potrero Bay. Here right on the beach, Bahía del Sol Beachfront Boutique Hotel and Suites has its own portion of tropical forest, with rooms and suites around it and just a few steps away from an open air restaurant and bar and the swimming pool with Jacuzzi overlooking the Bahía Del Sol. This beachfront boutique hotel conveniently situated to enjoy the peaceful environment or take part in any adventure offered in the region.
Facilities: Restaurant and lounge bar, laundry service, 24 hour secured parking, room service, internet access, souvenir shop, massage treatments, tour desk, Yoga & Pilates.
Rooms: All rooms are decorated and equipped in a comfortable style. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, telephone and a private bathroom.
Standard Double Rooms: 2 full size beds or 1 King bed, mini bar, deposit box, hair-dryer, coffeemaker, Wi-Fi and hammocks on the hallway with view of the tropical garden.
Standard Deluxe: 1 King or 2 full size beds with a Jacuzzi tub with private garden with 2 chairs and a table, mini bar, deposit box, hairdryer, coffeemaker and a patio with hammock with view of the tropical garden.
One Bed Room Suite: One bedroom with 1 queen-size bed, plus a living room with sofas, coffee & dining table, a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven and kitchen equipment, mini bar, deposit box, hairdryer, coffeemaker and a private terrace with view of the tropical garden.
Two Bedroom Suite: Two bedrooms with 1 queen-size bed and the other with 2 single beds, each with a private bathroom. Two additional beds may be added. Living room with sofas, coffee & dining table, fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven and kitchen equipment, mini bar, deposit box, hairdryer, coffeemaker, work desk and a private terrace with view to the beautiful tropical garden.
1 King Sun Suite: 1 king-size bed, & living room. A private open air patio with Jacuzzi tub. Terrace with partly sea view.

Sugar Beach Hotel ***Sugar Beach Hotel, Playa Pan de Azucar, Costa Rica(Playa Pan de Azúcar)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Sugar Beach Hotel is nestled on Playa Pan de Azúcar in Potrero Bay on the beautiful Pacific Northwest shore near Liberia's International Airport, and lies approximately 186 miles northwest of San José.  
Facilities: Restaurant, yoga platform, beach lounge, animal and bird watching. Sailing tours, horseback riding, snorkeling, surfing, and canopy tours available.
Standard Garden Rooms: Garden view, a large patio, 2 double-size beds, hot water, TV, DVD player, air conditioning, safety deposit box & ceiling fans & a small refrigerator.
Standard Ocean Rooms: Garden view, a large patio, ocean front view, 2 queen-size beds, hot water, TV, DVD player, air conditioning, safety deposit box & ceiling fans & a small refrigerator. 
Deluxe Rooms: Their features include swimming pool front and partial beach/sea view, 1 king-size bed, a large terrace, solar heated water, air conditioning, ceiling fans, TV, safety deposit box & a small refrigerator. 
Congo Suite: Features 2 joined rooms by a small living room space, one room with a King bed and bathroom, another room with 2 queen-size beds and bathroom.  Hot water, TV, DVD player, air conditioning, safety deposit box & ceiling fans & a small refrigerator.
Master Suites: With swimming pool, front and partial beach/sea view, one bedroom with 1 king-size bed, living room, a large balcony, solar heated water, air conditioning, ceiling fans, TV, safety deposit box and a small refrigerator. 3 Master Suites by the pool and the Honeymoon Suite in front of the ocean.
Beach Suite:  It has 3 bedrooms for 6-8 people with A/C, 2 bathrooms, hot water, TV, kitchen and living room
Beach House: It has 5 bedrooms for up to 10 people with A/C, 3 bathrooms, full kitchen, living room and private office with WiFi and phone.

Flamingo Beach Resort ****Flamingo Beach Resort, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica(Playa Flamingo)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Playa Flamingo en la provincia de Guanacaste es una de las más exuberantes playas de Costa Rica. El hotel Flamingo Beach ofrece 91 habitaciones y Grandes suites, todas equipadas con aire acondicionado y ubicadas a un paso del agua cristalina del Océano Pacifico. Las habitaciones tienen balcón, mini bar, cajas de seguridad, servicio telefónico, televisión a color con cable y secador de cabello en el baño. La Suite Nupcial tiene su propio jacuzzi y la Suite Presidencial ofrece un cuarto disponible para conferencias y un jardín privado disponible.
Facilidades: 2 restaurantes, Casino y Piano Bar, Bar Magallanes en la piscina. (Wet Bar), Salón de Belleza, Fitness Center y Servicios de Spa, Piscina para niños, Áreas recreativas, Instalaciones para banquetes y reuniones, Tienda de Sourvenirs y Farmacia, Mesas de Juegos y Café Internet

Villaggio Flor de Pacífico ***Villaggio Flor de Pacifico, Potrero, Costa Rica(Potrero)

This hotel is located at Playa Peca in the Potrero - Flamingo area - a white sandy beach! There is a restaurant with Italian and International cuisine and two swimming pools in a tropical surrounding. The 34 bungalows all feature A/C, hairdryer, private bathroom with warm water, a small living room and terrace.
General Services: Hot Water, Laundry, T.V. (area), Free Parking, Credit Card, Kitchenette, Internet Access, Refrigerator, Security box, A/C. Facilities: Bar, Restaurant, 3 Swimming Pools, Jacuzzi/sauna, Green Areas, Shuttle Service, Travel Agency, Pets Accepted , Baby Sitting. Outdoor Attractions: Tours, Horseback Riding, Sport fishing, Volleyball, Beach , Bicycle, Car Rental, Diving, Golf close by, Diversions.

Playa Conchal - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels: Playa Conchal



The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa *****Hotel Paradisus Conchal, Costa Rica (Todo incluido)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is located in a quiet area, a private reserve surreounded by dry, tropical rainforest with the beautiful adjacent beaches, cristal clear waters combined with first class service.
Facilities: Across the entire property several 5-star restaurants and cozy bars are at the guest’s disposal. A great variety of international meals from all over the world is served like: Asian, Italian, French, Mediterranian as well as Latin-american dishes and many more are served. For sport lovers: fully equipped gym, massage service, four tennis courts with floodlights 18-hole eco-golf course (par 72) designed by Robert Trent Jones. Full range of water sports: windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, scuba diving excursions, water skiing, fishing, deep-sea fishing and water bikes. Volleyball, beach volleyball, horse riding, Club House with a great choice of board games, pool tables and table tennis. Extensive daytime activity programmed for adults and children. Live shows every evenings, discotheque and casino. Shopping gallery with boutique, jeweler store, gift shop, mini supermarket and beauty lounge with hairdresser. Bicycle rental.
Rooms: All spacious suites all beautifully decorated in contemporary style. All provide independent bathroom-changing room with hairdryer, lounge and private terrace. Air-conditioning, TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, I-pod stand, safe and 24-hour room service.

Playa Tamarindo / Playa Langosta / Playa Grande - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels: Tamarindo

The long bay of Tamarindo with its light colored sand beaches is an ideal place for swimming and extended beach walks. Activities: golf, boat trips, horseback riding, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and surfing. The small town of Tamarindo offers quite some restaurants and bars to enjoy nightlife.

Hotel Capitan Suizo ***(*)Hotel Capitan Suizo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica(Tamarindo)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The hotel Capitan Suizo is located in a privileged area outside of town, at the end of the bay and directly on the beach of Tamarindo, one of the most popular and beautiful swimming beaches of the pacific coast of Costa Rica.
This Beach Front Bouique Hotel consists out of 35 units scattered in lush tropical gardens. The hotel is just a few minutes of walking distance from town. The bay offers warm waters year round and it is perfect for swimming, surfing and kayaking.
Facilities: Swimming Pool, complementary WIFI, restaurant, secure parking space, tour-desk. Breakfast included in the overnight rate.
Rooms: by 2016 all rooms provide A/C as the Ocean Breeze Category will be eliminated. There are a total of 35 rooms in different locations. All provide ceiling fan, wireless internet, small refrigerator, coffee and tea facilities, direct dial telephone, safe deposit box, an extra 220 volts wall-socket for European appliances and hair dryer.
Superior Rooms: located in the mainbuilding (2-story) with a balcony or terrace and a spacious bathroom.
Bungalows: Standing individually in the garden with a terrace and a hammock.
Four-Bedroom-Suite: Located above the reception in the mainbuilding: 4 separate bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi. 2 bedrooms lead to a large terrace.
Beachfront Bungalows: Same amenities as mentioned above, but with a priviledge being in front of the beach.
Beachfront Garden Room: part of the building in front of the beach, on the ground floor also with Ocean View.
Beachfront Suites: with living room and large bathroom, Jacuzzi, 2-stories with terrace and balcony. Ocean View.

Hotel Jardin del Eden ***Hotel Jardin del Eden, Tamarindo, Costa Rica(Tamarindo)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels This charming boutique hotel is situated on a small hill overlooking the town and beach of Tamarindo. Surrounded by lush gardens and green nature this small and luxurious boutique hotel is a perfect place for relaxing holidays.
Facilities: 2 swimming pools, gourmet restaurant, bar, parking lot, ocean view (not all rooms), beach access
Double Standard: A/C with climate control, WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, digital safe, hair dryer, makeup mirror, refrigerator and coffee maker.
Double with Balcony or Terrace: A/C with climate control, balcony or terrace, WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, digital safe, hair dryer, makeup mirror, refrigerator and coffee maker.
Double with Terrace and Jacuzzi: A/C with climate control, terrace, Jacuzzi, WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, digital safe, hair dryer, makeup mirror, refrigerator and coffee maker.
Double with Balcony and Sea Views: A/C with climate control, balcony, WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, digital safe, hair dryer, makeup mirror, refrigerator and coffee maker.

Cala Luna Hotel & Villas ****Cala Luna Hotel y Villas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica(Playa Langosta / Tamarindo)

Where the wide bay of Tamarindo turns into the rockier Playa Langosta, this is where the Boutique Hotel Cala Luna is located right in midst of tropical gardens. The offers 11 villas in 2 different categories with private swimming pool, 20 stylish deluxe rooms. An ideal place for couples and honeymooners in Taramindo.
Facilities: Swimming pool, pool bar, restaurant with national and international cuisine. There is also a Suhibar, with relax and lounge chairs close to the pool. The Ocean is just a 2minute walk away, accessible via a small sandy path through dry, tropical forest.
Rooms: All rooms have offer private terrace and are featured with AC and ceiling fans, satellite TV, telephone and safe. The spacious and stylish bathrooms offer hair dryers.
Deluxe Room: As described above. They also provide a large Jacuzzi tub. Featuring one king size or 2 queen size beds.
2-Bedroom Villa: 2 sleeping rooms (1 king-size bed and 2 double beds), about 150 m²
3-Bedroom Villa: 3 sleeping rooms (1 king-size bed and 4 single beds), about 200 m²

Tamarindo Diriá Beach Resort ****Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach, Tamarindo, Costa Rica(Tamarindo)

This beach resort is situated on the eastern part of Playa Tamarindo. The main building is located directly on the beach. In between, there is a swimming pool and the reception surrounded by lush tropical gardens and palm trees. Spread out over 5 acres, Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort is a mixture of traditional and contemporary design offering their guests the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Another part of the hotel is situated on the opposite side of the road, where more rooms can be found for families and also exclusively for adults. The hotel was built as the first hotel in Tamarindo and looks back on 45 (year 1970-71) years dedicated experience in the hospitality sector. In addition, the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
Facilities: 238 rooms, 4 swimming pools, 2 wet bars, 6 restaurants, 2 bars, lounges, TV area, parking, pool towel service, lounge chairs, Wi-Fi, gym center, casino, adults only area.
Rooms: All rooms feature a private bathroom/hot water, hair dryer, cable TV, A/C, telephone, mini refrigerator and room safe (additional fee).
Sunset Ocean View: These are the only hotel rooms in Tamarindo located directly on the white sandy beach with a spacious balcony or a lovely terrace overlooking the ocean. 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds.
Lagoon Pool Side: The latest rooms at the hotel feature a terrace or balcony with a view of the marvelous scenic pool. These rooms are located in the buildings adjacent to the street, 75 meters from the beach. 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds.
Tropicana Poolview: 1 king-size or 2 full-size beds with view of the swimming pool.
Standard Rooms: These ground-floor rooms have the best economic value. Most of these rooms face the main Tamarindo road. 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds.

Luna Llena *** Hotel Luna Llena, Tamarindo, Costa Rica(Tamarindo)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Located just 200m from Tamarindo Beach and 300m from Tamarindo Center. Hotel Luna Llena is decorated in charming Italian style, surrounded by lush tropical gardens with a swimming pool. Wooden boardwalks lead through palm trees and vivacious flowers to the central area where guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the pool-side pavilion.
Facilities: Front desk, Sushi Club, swimming pool, restaurant. Italian Management.
Rooms: The hotel features 8 conical bungalows (for up to 4 people) around a swimming pool with swim-up bar and a wooden sun deck with Jacuzzi. Standard rooms are located in a two story building next to the reception.
Standard Rooms: The hotel offers rooms with private bathrooms with beautiful tile work, hot water, A/C, telephone, cable TV, safety boxes and orthopedic mattresses.
Bungalows: Each bungalow is well ventilated with ceiling fans and A/C. Furnished with Italian decor and linen, private bathrooms, hot water and equipped kitchens, cable TV, telephone and a safety deposit box. A spiral staircase leads to a loft bedroom. With two separate sleeping areas, the bungalows are ideal for 4 or 5 people.

Hotel Pasatiempo ***Cabinas Pasatiempo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica(Tamarindo)

Pasatiempo is a charming bed & breakfast at Playa Tamarindo situated in a luxuriant tropical garden. The hotel is located in a quiet part of town, just a 5 minutes walk from the beach. On-site: outdoor swimming pool & Snack-Bar open daily.
Facilities: Swimming pool, restaurant, Wifi Internet.
Rooms: All rooms feature high efficiency A/C, flat-screen televisions with cable, comfy orthopedic mattresses with divine pillow-top, private bathroom with shower and hot water, safety deposit box, and a little private terrace in front of every room. Hair dryers available at the reception.
Standard: Offers quiet comfort with a queen size bed.
Deluxe: A larger room for 2 – 4 people.

Playa Avellanas - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels: Playa Avellanas

Located a few kilometers north of Nosara and south of Tamarindo, Playa Avellanas hardly has any infrastructure. It is well known for its long running waves and good surfing.


Cabinas Las Olas *** Cabinas Las Olas, Avellanas, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The Cabinas Las Olas (Las Olas Cabins) are located in Playa Avellanas, next to a Mangrove Reserve – just a few footsteps away from the beach which can be reached accross awooden bridge along the mangroves. The 10 bungalows are surrounded by a beautiful garden where you may encounter many different species of animals: iguanas, monkeys, raccoons, and an enormous variety of birds, all in their natural habitat. All rooms are ample and come with fan, private bathroom, bidet, hot water and terrace with hammock.
Facilities: Restaurant with an international menu, and outdoor Video Bar surrounded by nature, table games, private parking with surveillance service, laundry. Activities: Sea kayaking, mountain biking, snorkeling, fishing.

Playa Junquillal - Hoteles

Playa Junquillal is one of the country’s most secluded beaches. The village itself consists only of a few houses; the dark Grey sand beach with high waves is the ideal place for surfing, long walks, horseback riding and scuba diving.

Guacamaya Lodge ***Guacamaya Lodge, Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica

Guacamaya is a friendly, feel-at-home lodge of peaceful cabins around a large pool overlooking the magic blue of the Pacific. It is located on Playa Junquillal on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, on the western edge of the Nicoya Peninsula, approximately 27 miles south of the Tamarindo Airport, and 1.5 hours from the Liberia International Airport. This place if famous amongst individual travelers and tourists who would like to see the large baula turtles.
Facilities: Bar, restaurant, swimming pool, souvenir shop, massages, Wi-Fi internet, tours, volleyball and tennis court, car rental service, aerobic classes
Rooms: The accommodations are designed to harmonically fit into the tropical garden and are located close to the large pool. All categories include a safe, hairdryers, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
Cabins: The cabins offer 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds and a private bathroom, located around a large pool. Wireless internet.
Studio Apartments: With 1 queen-size bed and 1 sofa bed or 1 single bed. Including a completely equipped kitchenette, wireless internet, balcony.
Villa Esther: 2 bedrooms with 1 queen-size bed and 2 single beds, fully equipped kitchen, patio with ocean view. Wireless internet, living room with sofa bed and dining area, balcony.
Villa Casa Margarita: 2 bedrooms with 1 queen-size bed and 2 single beds. Living room with sofa bed and dining area, balcony.

Playa Nosara / Ostional - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels - Playa Nosara

Playa Nosara:
actually consists of 2 beaches - Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones. Both are light colored sand beaches, have excellent waves and are ideal for surfing and swimming. Other activities: horseback riding, snorkeling, turtle watching on the neighboring Playa Ostional (depending on the season).

Ostional Wildlife refuge:
This refuge is situated on a 200-meter stretch of beach between Punta India and the mouth of the Nosara River, including the town of Ostional. It belongs to the Santa Cruz Canton in the Guanacaste Province. The refuge protects the region's wildlife, an important nesting site of the olive riddle and leatherback turtles, and a wide range of seabirds. The vegetation consists mainly of trees and plants typically found in sandy environments, such as the coconut and royal palms and the area mangrove, among others. Among the fauna, many kinds of seabirds and land fowl, marine turtles, some mammals, and a few crocodiles and other marine animals inhabit the area.

Costa Rica hotels - Playa Nosara, Ostional

Hotel Harmony Nosara **** (Nosara / Playa Guiones)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Only 50 meters from Playa Guiones in Nosara, this hotel offers 24 lovely rooms – Cocos Rooms, Bungalows, Suites - with tropical garden views and only a few meters from the sea.
Facilities: The hotel provides a restaurant serving international food but NO red-meat dishes. There is a healing center (massages, yoga courses, skin therapy etc.). 1 free yoga session is included in the tariff. The pool is situated at the heart of the Harmony’s lush tropical garden. Guests will also find a sushi bar.
Rooms: All rooms featuring earth tones and crisp whites give the guests a feeling of being close to nature and beach life. Rooms are equipped with a king size bed, refrigerator, air condition, ceiling fans, laptop-sized safety box, coffee maker and free WiFi access.
Cocos Rooms: Located along both sides of the swimming pool and central garden and closest to the restaurant and front desk. Each Cocos Room opens onto its own private, enclosed back patio equipped with a heated shower and seating area. An overhang allows you to enjoying the outdoors in the shade. Max 2 people per room.
Bungalows (1 bedroom): Spread throughout the property's gardens, each bungalow welcomes with an open layout and comfortably furnished seating area. From here, the room extends to a raised floor with an inviting bed. All bungalows have a wooden deck built around them, along with rocking chairs, hammocks and some of them even have a heated outside shower.
Suite (2 bedrooms): Located just some steps away from the ocean, our two Bedroom Suite Bungalow is the ideal accommodation for your family or group. This suite features two ample bedrooms with luxurious king-size beds and additional sofa beds and one large bathroom with bathtub and shower. A wide wooden deck with hammocks and outdoor furniture wraps around the bungalow and gets dowsed with sunlight each morning, making this the perfect lounging place. The Two-Bedroom Bungalow Suite can comfortably accommodate up to 6 adults.

Lagarta Lodge ***Lagarta Lodge, Nosara, Costa Rica(Nosara / Boca Nosara)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Situated in Guanacaste Province, near to Nosara Beach, on a hill about 40 m above sea level, it is surrounded by trees and has a wonderful view to the nature-reserve and the coastline. In a five-minute walk you can reach the boca Nosara (river-mouth of the Rio Nosara). It takes only 10 minutes to walk to playa Pelada. A quiet hideaway where guests can, truly experience the natural beauty of the Costa Rican beaches. This is the ideal place for those who want to combine their beach stay with extended excursions of the nearby private nature reserve. The 7 spacious rooms have private bathroom with hot water and fans. Swimming Pool, Restaurant Service. Swiss management.

Giardino Tropicale ***Hotel Giardino Tropicale, Nosara, Costa Rica(Nosara)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The Giardino Tropical hotel is a nationally rated sustainable hotel in the Playas de Nosara area.
Facilities: The hotel offers a Jacuzzi, lap pool and a restaurant. The beach is at 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel (300m). A wide range of leisure activities is offered such as bird watching, horseback riding, floating tour on the Rio Nosara and kayaking, SPA services, yoga and much more.  
Rooms: All units come with 1 double and 1 single bed. The rooms are surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
Standard Rooms: Private veranda, A/C (extra cost), refrigerator, coffee maker
Deluxe Rooms: Private balcony, refrigerator, coffee maker
Junior Suite: with sitting area and fully equipped kitchen.
Apartment: Big balcony, kitchen

Playa Sámara / Carrillo - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels - Playa Samara / Carrillo

Playa Sámara is one of the nicest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula. Not only is it a wide and beautiful, sandy beach but it is also very safe for swimming as there is a coral reef protecting the coast from waves and currents. Snorkeling, windsurfing and diving are some of the popular water sport activities available in this area. The vacation homes of many wealthy Costa Ricans dot the landscape. Even though Sámara is somewhat secluded, you can find and buy anything you might need during your stay. There are restaurants and a few shops as well as a number of tour options.

Belvedere ***Hotel Giada, Samara, Costa Rica(Playa Sámara)

Belverde hotel is located in a quiet environment just 5 minutes walking distance from beautiful Samara Beach. The hotel consists in main building and a 2-story building with a total of 10 rooms All rooms are equipped with private hot water bathroom and ceiling fan. Some rooms also offer refrigerator, A/C and TV at an extra charge. The apartments are equipped with full kitchenette, living room, sofa bed and private hot water bathroom. Facilities: Jacuzzi and swimming pool, breakfast is served on a terrace with a view over Samara Bay.

Samara Palm Lodge **Hotel Giada, Samara, Costa Rica(Playa Sámara)

Samara is a nice small beach village where you can surf, swim and enjoy your vacations with friends or family.
Playa Samara is located on the peninsula Nicoya and is one of the most popular and most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. The lodge is under Swiss-German management.
Facilities: Swimming pool, bar, free Wi-Fi, private parking space, tour desk, sheltered garden lounge, snorkeling equipment for rent, diving equipment can be stored at the hotel, bicycle rental, massage and cosmetics (from outside)
Rooms: 8 lovely decorated rooms with pool and lodge view. All rooms offer a shower/WC, ceiling fan or A/C and Wi-Fi.
Room categories: 5 rooms with A/C and TV, 2 rooms with A/C and ceiling fan, 1 family room with ceiling fan and connecting door

Hotel Giada ***Hotel Giada, Samara, Costa Rica(Playa Sámara)

The Hotel Giada is situated in the village of Samara, at the main street that leads to the beach and very close to restaurants and shops. It’s about 200 meters to the beach. The hotel is built in tropical style and features 24 rooms which all have private bathroom/hot water, A/C cable TV and balcony or terrace. Hotel services include an Italian restaurant with bar, as well as a swimming pool. Various activities can be organized by the hotel, including horseback riding, kayaking and scuba diving.

Villas Kalimba ***Villas Kalimba, Samara, Costa Rica(Playa Sámara)

Villas Kalimba is located in the center of Samara, just a few steps from the beach and all local services and restaurants. Offer 6 fully equipped villas, luxury decorated in a New Mexican style. Furniture, details, colors and decorations, and the attention of the Italian owners, make Villas Kalimba a very unique and pleasant place where you can spend your holiday.
The spacious villas, five of them with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms -- perfect for 4 person with the possibility of 1 extra guest and one with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom -- offer all the comforts: totally equipped kitchenette, air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, private telephone line and laundry. Hammocks and comfortable chairs in the porch of each villa are most inviting. In the common area there is a Rancho/Restaurant where we organize a few times a week BBQ for our guests, a large swimming pool and a Jacuzzi, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. Come enjoy a tropical juice amongst this wonderful environment rocked by the music of the waves!

Villas Playa Sámama ***Villas Playa Samara, Samara, Costa Rica(Playa Sámara)

Villas Playa Sámara consists of villas built in a community along a four-mile bay in Samara. The hotel offers 57 fully equipped villas settled in lush green gardens, with a choice of one, two or three bedrooms. The decor has been specially designed take full advantage of natural lighting and the sunny colors of the tropics, with rattan furniture, ceramic and mosaic floor tiles, wooden trunks, plants and flowers. The large living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, spacious bedrooms with onsite bathroom, wide closets and safety deposit box are designed to meet your every need.
Villa Type A (one bedroom): This room consists of one bedroom with a king size bed or a queen size bed and a single bed (depending on availability), a master bathroom, a living room with two couches that can be converted into beds, small dining room, a terrace with a hammock, kitchenette (includes dishware for five, glasses, pans and a saucepan, refrigerator, electric stove, etc.), maximum capacity 5 persons.
Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, boutique and tour-desk.

Flying Crocodile Lodge ***Flying Crocodile Lodge, Costa Rica(Playa Buena Vista)

The Flying Crocodile Lodge is situated close to the “Buena Vista” beach in a natural and untouched bay, 6 km north of Samara on the Peninsula Nicoya. The hotel offers 8 colorful and uniquely designed rooms with names such as “Oriental Gilgamesh”, “Guanacaste Faust” or “Bungalow Shangrila”, depending on the interior design of each accommodation. All accommodations are distributed over a large, tropical garden with swimming pool and cocktail bar and feature private bathroom/hot water and ceiling fan. Some units are also equipped with A/C or kitchen.
Connected to the hotel is The “Flying Crocodile” Ultra-Light Flying Center where guests have the possibility to fly an ultralight, together with an experienced pilot, over the beaches and jungles. In addition, flight lessons are offered to explore the art of flying an Ultra-Light on your own and to obtain a license.

Playa Islita - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels - Playa Islita

Hotel Punta Islita *****Hotel Punta Islita, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The hotel is located in the northwestern part of the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste province, and is a member of the “small luxury hotels of the world”. All rooms are built on a hill above the sea and offer a magnificent view of the mountains in the backcountry and the Pacific Ocean. 16 Ocean view rooms: 2 queen-size beds or one king size bed, thatched palm and tile roof, Colonial decor in vibrant colors, Indigenous wood furnishings, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, In-suite bathroom, Hairdryer, mini-bar, Direct TV, Coffee maker, Terrace with hammock and ocean views. 2 Jr. Suite with plunge pool: 1 king-size bed, Bathroom with tub, Open living area with mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Hairdryer, Direct TV, Icemaker and coffee maker, Plunge pool and lounge chair or outdoor Jacuzzi, mini-bar. 4 Suites with outdoor Jacuzzi: 1 king-size bed, Colonial decor in vibrant colors, Indigenous wood furnishings, In-suite bathroom with tub overlooking private garden, mini-bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Hairdryer, Direct TV, Coffee maker, Terrace with hammock, Outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific ocean. 8 One bedroom Casita: 1 king-size bed and a pull out bed in the living area, Colonial decor in vibrant colors, Indigenous wood furnishings, Bathroom with tub, mini-bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Hairdryer, Direct TV, CD Player, Icemaker and coffee maker, Terrace & hammock, Dining area and Private plunge pool.
10 Villitas (with 2 or 3 bedrooms): The new Villitas situated just below the Casita tier feature the utmost combination of modern comfort and spectacular natural settings. Centralized air conditioning, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, and exquisite furnishings make the Villitas the most alluring accommodations for travel connoisseurs. All Villas are equipped with one large bedroom with king size bed, Second bedroom with two single beds, 3 bathrooms, Hairdryer, mini-bar, Direct TV, Private swimming pool, Living / dining room and Fully equipped kitchen
Offers for relaxation: The swimming pool & Jacuzzi, as well as the restaurant and the bar, are located close to the main building. The hotel offers a private runway for small planes and also gym, Beach Club with hammocks and additional swimming pool, wet bar right on the beach. The slightly darker sand beach is located about 300m from the rooms.
Restaurants: Das “Palapa” Restaurant offers international & Costa Rican specialties.

Mal Pais / Santa Teresa - Hotels

Esencia Hotel y Villas ***Esencia Hotel y Villas, Mal Pais / Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Located in Playa Santa Teresa – Malpaís, this virgin and beautiful coast region in the Peninsula de Nicoya has a white sand beach with wonderful panoramic views and some of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica.
The hotel offers 10 villas (40 and 50 m2) with 1 or 2 bedrooms, all of them built in a Mediterranean style and equipped with living room, dining room, kitchenette, private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning and security box. Facilities: Free-form swimming pool, terrace and sundeck, exercises room, gorgeous gardens and a snack bar. Although the hotel has no restaurant service, guest can find a good offer of bars and restaurant near the hotel.

Casa Caletas ***Casa Caletas, Mal Pais / Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Casa Caletas is a boutique hotel built in 2004, located in the south of the Nicoya Peninsula, near Mal Pais. It is a peaceful spot to honeymoon, or just layback and read a good book, with the Pacific Ocean and an inland river just below, surrounded by nature. The hotel offers a total of 8 rooms. 3 rooms are equipped with a king-size bed, air- conditioning, bathroom with hot water and an ocean view terrace. 4 rooms are equipped with a queen –size bed and two single beds on a mezzanine; air conditioning, bathroom with hot water and an ocean view terrace. 1 Junior Suite is equipped with a king-size bed, air conditioning, bathroom with hot water and an ocean view terrace with Jacuzzi.
Furthermore, the hotel features a swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant, which offers national as well as international cuisine and private parking. The hotel offers activities such as horse riding and sea kayaking.

Florblanca Resort ****Florblanca Resort, Mal Pais / Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Located on 7 acres of white sand beach, surrounded by world-class surf, hidden between the beach almond and plumeria trees sit Flor Blanca Resort. A secluded romantic haven designed for people who want the comforts of the finest resort while enjoying the adventure and excitement of a tropical jungle destination.
Hotel Attractions: Flor Blanca resort boasts 10 villas, each with a large living room, ocean facing veranda and outdoor garden bathroom with sunken bathtub, room with king size Bali bed and CD stereo. The surf at Santa Teresa and Mal Pais is the best. Close to Cabo Blanco National Park. Tropical forest and beautiful beaches surround the place. Flor Blanca also offers a gym, massages and yoga classes. Resort Flor Blanca is named for the white flowers of the frangipani trees that shade the beachfront property, this collection of simply luxurious villas ministers to body and soul. Each handsome villa has an outdoor Balinese-inspired bathroom and a sunken tub. There's a dojo for karate and yoga, a massage therapist, a music room, cable TV in a comfortable lounge, and an art and pottery studio. Two pools flow into each other in front of Nectar, the excellent alfresco restaurant that serves four-course gourmet dinners with inventive menus. Multi course breakfasts are lavish. Resident biologist guides lead horseback tours and nature walks into Cabo Blanco and snorkeling excursions in its surrounding waters." From the yoga center on the beach with original works of art, or the total self absorption of a massage or facial in your private villa - -to guided nature tours, bird watching, horseback riding with gourmet lunches, -and exquisite dining, perhaps in our private loft by the beach Costa Rica's newest and ultimate, beachfront resort accommodations with infinity pool, executive gymnasium, artist's room and more. There are only 10 villas on 7 acres of tropical garden.
Facilities: Swimming pool, air conditioning, restaurant, sports, private hot water bathrooms, beachfront and gym.

Montezuma - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels: Montezuma

Playa Montezuma is known as one of the most alternative and happening places in Costa Rica.

Luz de Mono ***Hotel Luz de Mono, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Luz de Mono has 12 standard rooms located in a tropical garden, each with a queen-size bed, private bathroom with hot water, refrigerator and fan.
For families, friends, and complete privacy, the hotel offers six casitas with beautiful views of the ocean, terraces and Jacuzzi, table and chairs to take in the sun or enjoy the beautiful jungle surroundings. Each unit has two rooms with queen-size bed, bathroom with hot water, fan and equipped kitchen. The restaurant serves a fusion of Central American cuisine with international flair. But what makes the service truly special is the down-to-earth attitude that makes guests feel "at home" in this tropical paradise. The Bar at the Congo Azul has a wide selection of wines and spirits, along with an array of delicious tropical cocktails.”

Playa Tambor - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels - Playa Tambor

This long beach with a fine light gray sand, located 18 km southwest of Paquera, is protected by the wide Bahía Ballena, which makes it suitable for swimming. Frequented mostly by locals on weekends, it is almost empty on most days, which makes it ideal for long walks along the shore.

Barceló Playa Tambor *****Hotel Barcelo Playa Tambor, Costa Rica (Todo Incluido)

The Barceló Playa Tambor is located in the bay „Bahia Ballena“ in the Puntarenas province at the North Pacific. This all-inclusive resort boasts 402 rooms with terrace/balcony, views of sea or gardens, A/C., complete bathroom with hair dryer, mini-fridge, satellite TV, safety deposit box, room service. 3 restaurants, buffet, a carte, and snack bar, 3 bars, 2 convention rooms, casino (extra charge), disco, adult's and children's swimming pool, Jacuzzi, large terraces, solarium and gardens, natural park, gift, shop, jewelry, hairdressing, massages, doctor.

All Inclusive Services:
• Ecological park
• Multipurpose Court (five-a-side, basketball, handball)
• Tennis courts
• Sand court (Volleyball, five-a-side) Gymnasium
• Theatre for shows
• Live music
• Entertainment program for children and adults Aerobics, Dance classes
• Children’s play area, mini-club, mini-golf
• Entertainment center, table tennis, billiards, shuffleboard
• Archery, darts
• Towels for beach and swimming pool
Aquatic activities, windsurfing, boogie board, kayaks

Not included services:
A la carte Restaurant El Rancho, Import liquor, Room service (from 8:30 to 23:00), Cleaning, 9 hole golf field in Barceló Los Delfines, caddy and professional lessons. Telephone and telecommunication, fax, post, internet, day tours, billiard, hairdresser, massage, jewelry and boutique, Car rental and airport transfers. Water sports; Off shore fishing, diving/snorkeling, horse riding, conference room. All not mentioned in “Barceló All-Inclusive” services.

Guanacaste / Main Land - Hotels & Lodges

La Cruz / Santa Rosa & Guanacaste National Parks

Costa Rica lodges Guanacaste - La Cruz, Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa National Park protects some of the last remaining tropical dry forest in the world. Guanacaste National Park was created in 1989 to connect Santa Rosa National Park with the high elevation cloud forest of Orosi and Cacao volcanoes and across the continental divide to the Caribbean rainforest of Northern Costa Rica. The hope is that these two parks together protect enough land to ensure sufficiently large habitats for wide-ranging species such as jaguars and mountain lions while simultaneously creating a biological corridor for birds and insects to make local seasonal migrations between the dry forest and the evergreen cloud and rain forests. At the historic building of “La Casona” the Battle of Santa Rosa in 1856 took place. The building has been preserved as a monument and museum.

Cañas Castilla **Cañas Castilla, Costa Rica

Cañas Castilla is a 68 hectares farm situated in the fare northwest of Costa Rica, on the river Sapoa. From the hills surrounding Cañas Castilla you can enjoy splendid views of Orosi Volcano and the Island of Ometepe/Nicaragua. On 7 hectares the owners of Cañas Castilla grow oranges and on 2 hectares passion fruits. For their own consumption they grow a lot of fruit trees like banana, coconut, papaya, mango, cacao, star fruit, and guanabana. Electricity is generated by a diesel engine, as the property is not yet connected to the public power supply system. The tropical Dry-forest of the surrounding area offers a great variety of animals, among them howler and spider monkey, sloth armadillos, numerous forms of birds as well as amphibians and reptiles. The 6 cabinas are spacious; lovely furnished and feature private bathroom (cold water shower), mosquito-windows, hammocks and a roofed seating place. Swiss management.

Rincón de la Vieja - Lodges / Hoteles

Costa Rica hotels & lodges: Volcán Rincón de la Vieja

Rincón de la Vieja National Park has been created in 1973 to protect the flora, fauna and watersheds around Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. The park extends over 14,083 hectares of semi-deciduous forest and very moist forest, and includes a barren, rocky terrain at altitudes that range from 650 meters to 1,916 meters above sea level on the Caribbean and Pacific sides of the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range. The climate in this national park is so diverse that areas with a severe dry season lasting 4 or 5 months are immediately followed by others, near the summit or on the Caribbean side, where there is constant rainfall, which gives rise to a forest mass rich in epiphytes. The differences in altitude and climate play an important role in the distribution of the flora and fauna. There are three stories of vegetation: that of the lowlands found between 650-1,200 meters above sea level where typical growth includes masicaran, bitter wood, ear tree, gumbo-limbo and Spanish cedar; that of the intermediate zone at 1,200-1,400 meters above sea level with didymopanax, yellow man wood, yos and especially cupey, which sometimes forms almost pure groves that are completely twisted out of shape by the raging winds; and that of the heights at 1.400 meters above sea level as far as the summit with low-growing forest and highly branched trees laden with moss and other vines and creepers.

Costa Rica hotels & lodges: Volcán Rincón de la Vieja

Borinquen Mountain Resort ****Borinquen Mountain Resort, Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica(Rincón de la Vieja / Sector Santa Maria)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Built on a large property and surrounded by forest and the picturesque mountains of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano (Sector Santa Maria), Borinquen Resort offers 39 spacious and luxurious bungalows and villas which combine rustic design with modern equipment. The rooms feature private bathroom/hot-water, A/C, room safe, satellite TV, Mini-Bar, and a terrace. The hotel offers a restaurant as well as an own spa area with mineral mud baths, hot springs, Turkish sauna, whirl pool, swimming pool and laundry service. Among the activities offered are horseback riding, hiking and ATV tours in the surrounding area.

Hacienda Lodge Guachipelín ***Hacienda Lodge Guachipelin - Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica(Rincón de la Vieja / Sector Las Pailas)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels A 110 years old former horse ranch with 40, mostly newly built rooms, which is used today as a hotel. It is situated close to the Volcano Rincon de la Vieja in the sector Las Pailas. The rooms are spacious and feature private bathroom/hot water and ceiling fan, as well as a terrace with rocking chairs. A swimming pool as well as a restaurant also belongs to the hotel. Besides the daily hotel business, the owners, a Costa Rican family, are still devoted to horse breeding. Many tours are offered to the surrounding area, sometimes on a horseback.

Rincón de la Vieja Lodge ***Rincón de la Vieja Lodge - Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica(Rincón de la Vieja / Sector Las Pailas)

Rincon de la Vieja Lodge is located in the sector Las Pailas of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano, surrounded by 600 acres of land that borders the National Park (Park entrance at a distance of 2 km). The lodge, whose wooden-made main build reminds of an old museum, offers 49 rooms in total, of which 38 are standard (wooden made row bungalows) and 11 are free standing bungalows. All rooms feature private bathroom with hot water, small terrace with seats and partly rocking chairs and hammocks. Electricity is exclusively generated by hydropower. A small swimming pool and a scientific library supplement the ambience together with the insect- and butterfly collection. Furthermore, the hotel offers a restaurant that serves local dishes, a bar, and a TV room. A selection of tours is being offered, among others horseback riding, hiking, and an own canopy tour that is situated on the hotel’s territory.

Cañon de la Vieja Lodge ***Cañon de la Vieja Lodge - Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica(Rincón de la Vieja / Sector Las Pailas)

Located, five Kilometers north of Liberia on the Interamericana Highway. There you will find the entrance to Rincón de la Vieja national park, turn right and drive 3 kilometers to Cañón de la Vieja Lodge. It is in the gorgeous Rincon de la Vieja Mountains. Here you can enjoy beautiful scenery, tranquil environment and participate in many different activities and tours, guaranteeing you a memorable experience and a fantastic vacation.

Buena Vista Lodge ***Buena Vista Lodge, Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica(Rincón de la Vieja / Sector Santa Maria)

The lodge is situated in the sector Santa Maria of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and is about 45 km away from Liberia. Surrounded by 1600 hectares of land, which mostly consists of primary dry forest, an abundant wildlife and splendid view to the Guanacaste plains and to the Pacific, the Buena Vista Loge offers 85 rustic rooms in bungalows. All bungalows feature private bathroom/hot water and ceiling fan. A restaurant, bar and swimming pool as well as a long water slide and a serpentarium (snake and frog exhibition) belong to the hotel. The lodge also offers a spa area with various thermal pools and sauna in the middle of the forest (a 1 hour walk or 10 minute drive away from the lodge’s main building). On the lodge’s hiking trails, the volcanic activity of the Rincón de la Vieja in form of thermal rivers, bubbling mud pools and geysers can be observed. Various activities like hiking tours, a canopy tour or horseback riding are offered.

Palo Verde / Golfo de Nicoya - Hotels

Costa Rica hotels & lodges: Palo Verde, Golfo de Nicoya

Palo Verde National Park protects part of the Tempisque lowlands, including fresh and saltwater marshes, deciduous, riparian, evergreen forests and mangrove swamps. The marshes are important habitats to migrating waterfowl and wading birds. The most conspicuous species and the one from which the park takes its name is the "palo verde" or horse bean, a leafy bush with its branches and parts of its trunk colored light green.. Some of the most abundant mammals are the howler and white-faced monkeys, white-nosed coati, white-tailed deer, tree squirrel and porcupine. Large Crocodiles have been sighted in the Tempisque River. About 2 km north of Cañas, two more places worth to visit are located right next to the Interamerican Highway.

Ensenada Lodge **Costa Rica hotels: Ensenada Lodge (Costa de Pajaros "Birds Coast" / Golfo de Nicoya)

The Hacienda La Ensenada is located on the pacific coast in the province of Puntarenas, in the south of the gulf of Nicoya, only 2.5 hours from San José, and 1.25 hours from Liberia. It is an ideal place for horseback riding, naturalists, for bird watchers and nature lovers. The most important activities of this ranch are cattle and horses, the production of salt and fruit. It is also a paradise where you will find the perfect point of balance between place, excitement and adventure. Ensenada Lodge was officially declared as a protected area years ago and guests have the opportunity to participate in the daily activities of the farm, as well as back riding assisted by trilingual guide (Spanish, Italian and English). You will become part of the typical life of Costa Rican ranch. The gulf of Nicoya, the mangroves and the salina offer those who love birds and photography many different species and variety of birds such as pelicans, herons, parrots, Montezuma oropendula, bellbird, white iris, great egret, etc.
The lodge offers accommodations in 20 comfortable bungalows facing the Nicoya gulf, equipped with two beds, bathroom, closet, ceiling fan and spacious terrace, from which you enjoy and unforgettable sunset relaxing in a hammock. It also features a restaurant, swimming pool and 350 hectares of dry forest with well-marked trails.

Palo Verde Biological Station (OTS)Costa Rica hotels: Palo Verde Biological Station (Palo Verde National Park)

Palo Verde Biological Station is located in Guanacaste, 1 hour southwest of Bagaces on an unpaved road (28 km, 17 miles); from San José, it is 4-1/2 hours. Overnight accommodations are available at the station in rustic dormitory facilities and quadruple occupancy rooms with shared baths. The station has electricity and potable water supplied by a deep well. Delicious meals are served family style in a cozy dining area at set hours (6:30 a.m., 12 noon, 6 p.m.).
Facilities: Gift shop
What to bring: Prescription medicines as needed, good hiking/walking shoes, hot weather clothes, hat with broad brim, insect repellent, umbrella or rain jacket (from June to November), flashlight, binoculars, sun screen, film and camera extra batteries, plastic bags to keep film/paper dry.

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