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Florblanca Resort
Florblanca Resort
Region: Guanacaste Beach
Habitat: Beach
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Biking, Spa/Yoga, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Horseback Riding
estrella Boating, Diving / Snorkeling, Fishing
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
Region: Guanacaste Beach
Habitat: Beach
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Golf Course, Spa/Yoga, Tennis Courts
estrellaestrella Diving / Snorkeling, Fishing
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


Si Como No Hotel & Resort
Si Como No Hotel & Resort
Region: Manuel Antonio
Habitat: Beach / Tropical Rainforest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Canopy, Fishing, Spa/Yoga
estrellaestrella Boating, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrella Biking, Hiking, Rafting
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.


Villablanca Cloud Forest Hotel
Villablanca Cloud Forest Hotel
Region: Central Highlands
Habitat: Mountain / Rural Farm / Tropical Cloud Forest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Hiking, Spa/Yoga
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.


DoubleTree Cariari
DoubleTree Cariari
Region: San José
Habitat: Suburb
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Golf Course, Rafting
estrellaestrella Spa/Yoga, Tennis Courts
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.


Lapa Ríos Ecoresort
Lapa Ríos Ecoresort
Region: Corcovado & Osa Peninsula
Habitat: Beach / Tropical Rainforest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Canopy, Fishing, Kayaking
estrellaestrella Boating, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Spa/Yoga
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.


Costa Rica Marriott
Costa Rica Marriott
Region: San José
Habitat: Suburb
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Rafting, Tennis Courts
estrellaestrella Spa/Yoga
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.


Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa
Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa
Region:
Habitat: /
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Biking, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Boating, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Spa/Yoga
estrella Fishing, Rafting
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.


Punta Islita Hotel
Punta Islita Hotel
Region: Guanacaste Beach
Habitat: Beach
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Biking, Fishing
estrellaestrella Boating, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Spa/Yoga, Tennis Courts
estrella Diving / Snorkeling
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.


Tilajari Resort Hotel
Tilajari Resort Hotel
Region: Arenal
Habitat: Mountain
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Biking
estrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Boating, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Spa/Yoga
estrella Fishing, Rafting, Tennis Courts
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.


Xandari Plantation
Xandari Plantation
Region: San José
Habitat: Rural Farm
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Rafting
estrellaestrella Hiking, Spa/Yoga
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.


Mountain Paradise Lodge
Mountain Paradise Lodge
Region: Arenal
Habitat: Mountain / Volcano
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Biking, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Boating, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Spa/Yoga
estrella Fishing, Rafting
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.


Gaia Hotel & Reserve
Gaia Hotel & Reserve
Region: Manuel Antonio
Habitat: Beach / Tropical Rainforest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Boating, Canopy
estrellaestrella Hiking, Horseback Riding, Spa/Yoga
estrella Rafting
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.


El Silencio Lodge & Spa
El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Region: Sarapiqui
Habitat: Mountain / Tropical Cloud Forest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Hiking
estrellaestrella Spa/Yoga
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.


Buena Vista Villas
Buena Vista Villas
Region: Manuel Antonio
Habitat: Beach
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Canopy, Fishing
estrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Boating, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrella Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Spa/Yoga
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
Region: Guanacaste Beach
Habitat: Beach
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Fishing, Golf Course, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrellaestrella Biking, Boating, Diving / Snorkeling, Horseback Riding
estrella Spa/Yoga
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.


Parador Resort & Spa
Parador Resort & Spa
Region: Manuel Antonio
Habitat: Beach / Tropical Rainforest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Canopy, Fishing
estrellaestrella Boating, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrella Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Spa/Yoga
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.


Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort
Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort
Region: Manuel Antonio
Habitat: Beach / Tropical Rainforest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Canopy, Fishing
estrellaestrella Boating, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrella Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Spa/Yoga
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.


JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Region: Guanacaste Beach
Habitat: Beach
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Fishing, Golf Course
estrellaestrella Biking, Boating, Diving / Snorkeling, Horseback Riding
estrella Spa/Yoga
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.

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