Costa Rica Travel News – Costa Rica used to be mainly for backpackers, with only a few business-class hotels in the capital. Now there are many areas built up with luxurious hotels in scenic environments. There are now even eco-conscious hotels offering quality comfort.
The Gulf of Papagayo is a posh locale near the Liberia Airport. Gourmet cuisine meets the bellow of howler monkeys! Try the Four Seasons Papagayo which boasts golf courses and spas on white-sand beaches.
Manuel Antonio is a jungle of rolling hills as well as one of the most beautiful national parks. They have nightlife and art galleries, bird watching and adventure tours. This is a honeymooner’s delight. Arenas Del Mar is a nice hotel/restaurant in the area.
Arenal is the best for dipping in natural hot springs created by the volcano. The most famous hotel is Tabacon Spa and Thermal Resort which has a naturally heated river running through it.
Santa Teresa is the playground of celebrities and surfers. You will need to take the ferry to get here. Condo rentals are readily available. There are two oceanfront full-service resorts: Florblanca and Latitude 10.
Tamarindo is the beach town that has grown into a nightlife hotspot. The Westin Resort and Spa or Reserva Conchal both would make a great housing choice. There is also the romantic Los Altos de Eros.
Cloud forests are few and far between in the world so you better take advantage of seeing one here and staying in a mountain lodge. Try out El Silencio Lodge in Monteverde or Peace Lodge at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.