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Costa Rica Waterfront Hotels

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Jungles Edge (Nosara) 3.0 of 5
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#13 of 20 hotels in Nosara
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  • "Jungle's Edge is the coolest place to stay. It's a glampground deluxe as you can choose a ready to inhabit tent complete with linens, fan, electricity, wifi and mini-frig or an air conditioned cabin. ..."
  • "My friends and I stayed at Jungles Edge to be near great surf spots we were not disappointed. Jungles Edge had everything we needed for our two week stay: new private rooms with fans and AC when neede..."
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#8 of 12 hotels in Uvita
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  • "I can't say enough about the PERFECT experience that we had at Vista Celestial. The views from our romantic villa and the contemporary resort patio were breathtaking. We were waited on hand-and-foot b..."
  • "We just returned from Vista Celestial. We booked the five villa estate for a family reunion and would highly recommend it. Vista Celestial is actually one of the few family friendly boutique hotels in..."
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Hotel Praiamar (Puntarenas) 3.0 of 5
#1 of 18 hotels in Puntarenas
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  • "Originally we were not going to stay at Hotel Praiamar because we had another reservation at another hotel nearby, but we had some problems. So Hotel Praiamar was recommened to us and so we went there..."
  • "Originally we were not going to stay at Hotel Praiamar because we had another reservation at another hotel nearby, but we had some problems. So Hotel Praiamar was recommened to us and so we went there..."
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Hotel Chantel (Playas del Coco) Special Rate Don't miss out $79
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#3 of 13 hotels in Playas del Coco
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  • "Amazing staff with the most incredible view of Playa Del Coco. I have travelled to Costa Rica a few times before and I can say that this is by far my favorite place. The staff were very friendly, the ..."
  • "I stayed here the last week of December 2013 with my brother, sister-in-law, niece (7) and nephew (10) and absolutely loved it. We were originally at a different hotel near the town center and the cra..."
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#33 of 43 hotels in Jaco
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  • "For budget travellers who don't like the size and noise of a typical all-inclusive, this place is a bit of a find. The grounds surrounding the lovely pool are gorgeous, and the nearby shaded hammocks ..."
  • "This hotel is very basic. I feel if they updated the rooms and fixed the entranceway, it would be a beautiful resort. Below are my observations during my week's stay at their villa with kitchenette:..."
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Living Hotel (Nosara)
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#8 of 20 hotels in Nosara
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  • "We were between Living Hotel and another location and picked it because of it's very clean yet lush look and are so glad we did. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed and relaxed. Both Michell..."
  • "It was my first time traveling to Costa Rica and I have always heard wonderful stories about it but truly didn't know what to expect... My best girlfriend "Michele" and I arrived in the BEAUTIFUL beac..."
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#2 of 2 hotels in Playa Negra
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  • "Well, super nice people, clean, bare essential rooms with a beautifully landscaped retreat off the dusty road. A must-go for surfers. Featuring a communal kitchen and an above ground pool that is amaz..."
  • "This is a hostel hotel located in Playa Negra (Los Pargos) Costa Rica. The rooms are all clean and centered around a central communal kitchen. Its a great place to meet people. They do have a new s..."
Alma de Ojochal (Ojochal) 3.0 of 5
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#1 of 4 hotels in Ojochal
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  • "We spent a night at the El Buena Vista,I didn't want to leave. The room was nicely appointed and very clean with very comfortable beds. The view is awe inspiring. Our full breakfast was served on t..."
  • "We had such an awesome stay at the beautiful Alma while visiting Costa Rica. The owners, Scott and Russell, have done a perfect job of creating a comfortable, peaceful surrounding in the middle of th..."
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#7 of 43 hotels in Jaco
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  • "Just got back from a great week in a very special resort. Food was great at the Breakers Restaurant and very reasonably priced. The hotel was beautiful and right on the best part of the beach in tow..."
  • "We spent a week at this beautiful and friendly resort. Location was perfect and so were the sunsets. Food was really good and not overly expensive. The tiki bar on the beach was so much fun and dri..."
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Marbella Surf Inn (Marbella) 3.0 of 5
#1 of 3 hotels in Marbella
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  • "My wife and I just married and decided to honeymoon in Costa Rica. We heard about Marbella Surf Inn through a friend who had stayed there. He told us that it would be an awesome adventure. My wife and..."
  • "This past July I went with 25 people on a Mission Trip to Marbella/ San Juanillo Costa Rica. We arrived late, tired, and hungry looking to dine at The Surf Inn. Joe the owner was very friendly and k..."
#5 of 7 hotels in Tambor
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  • "Me and my girlfriend stumbled on this small hotel with Tripadvisor. We weren't sure since there weren't many reviews, but are so happy to have stayed there! When we arrived, the owner Sam was work..."
  • "Great pizza and best atmosphere Pizza cooked in an outdoor oven Friendly staff..."
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Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort (Drake Bay) 3.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Small Hotels | Service | Romance Special Deal Free Night Hike...
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#1 of 8 hotels in Drake Bay
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  • "It doesn't get much better than Copa de Arbol in fact I have not been to a nicer and more impressive hotel in all of a Costa Rica. I am a travel agent here in Costa Rica and it is my job to visit the ..."
  • "I have never written a review (and I travel a lot). Our stay for five nights at Copa de Arbol was such a special experience that I could not leave without mentioning our amazing time. And, I have ..."
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Posada Jaco (Jaco)
#12 of 43 hotels in Jaco
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  • "The hotel was centrally located in Jaco. Just a short walk o the beach. My wife and I spent just one night there. The owners were very friendly and spent some time speaking with us. The hotel pres..."
  • "We purchased one of Posada Jaco's packages. Our arrival was delayed by 10 hours, but our transport was there waiting for us. Rudy (our driver) accomodated us and and introduced us to Costa Rica on o..."
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Hotel Alkamar (Paquera)
#2 of 2 hotels in Paquera
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  • "We stay with a group of scientists, and is was perfect for them. Big rooms, clean and a comfortable bed, with very nice staff. The only worry is 900 meters from the beach, and even that is not far, ..."
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#1 of 2 hotels in Paquera
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  • "Pro: nice view and nice and modern room. The owner put a lots of works and effort into this hotel. Food are very good. Con: Very far from the San Jose International airport. The driver that they reco..."
  • "This hotel was a most pleasant surprise!! The view was amazing especially fro the beautiful zero line pool!! Lots of steps but worth the trek! Our most favorite treat was the howler monkeys in the eve..."
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#2 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
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  • "A vacation like no other, our stay at Kalapiti was beyond our expectations. Aptly named in a tribute to his wife, Miguel has created an oasis of peace, tranquility and incredible beauty. 25 years ag..."
  • "Our entire experience with Miguel and Kalapiti was amazing. It started with the very first communication. He was very responsive and answered all of our questions even before we talked about booking..."
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#2 of 5 hotels in Parrita
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  • "We spent 3 nights here in Feb of 2012, we got a room rate of around $86 on a website. This place is a real paradise! It is a bit of a drive from anywhere but provides a nice secluded place to hang out..."
  • "My boyfriend and I only spent 3 nights at Clandestino, but we loved every minute of it. The resort is very small but cozy. The staff is fantastic. The rooms are so romantic and the bed was extremely c..."
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Hotel Maritza (Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
#11 of 13 hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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  • "The Hotel Maritza is really a motel and is located on Avenida 73, which is right on the waterfront in Puerto Viejo. Its located next door to the Maritza bar which was closed for renovations during my..."
  • "The Hotel Maritza is really a motel and is located on Avenida 73, which is right on the waterfront in Puerto Viejo. Its located next door to the Maritza bar which was closed for renovations during my..."
#3 of 3 hotels in Brasilito
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  • "We are just living a few blocks away and have been in Costa Rica for four months now. The restaurant at this hotel is one of the better ones. The quality is great. Mostly a seafood menu with a couple..."
  • "We stayed at Hotel Nany and enjoyed our stay very much. It is in the center of town and 5 minutes to the beach, 2 minutes from a number of restaurants and bars, and set off the road for a quiet and ..."
The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal) 4.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels
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#1 of 3 hotels in Playa Conchal
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  • "Beautiful resort. We brought a group of 16 for a business trip and all loved it. The rooms were clean and airy, the food was delicious, weather was perfect and the beach was beautiful. Our group went ..."
  • "This is a little late since we stayed in first week of November! but we absolutely loved this resort. We did spend the extra money to stay in the royal beach side and it was totally worth it. The se..."
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Marina Loft Apart-Hotel (Playas del Coco)
#10 of 13 hotels in Playas del Coco
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  • "We spent five nights in Marina Loft. We had a very spacious double room with lots of privacy for us and our children. This was really good. Our daughter had lots of fun in the swimming pool while me a..."
  • "The room was very nice and clean, the rooms have a modern decoration and it feels more expensive than it really is. Hoping that the same quality stays I'll be back everytime I have to work in the area..."
Villa Sunni Daze (Tarcoles)
#1 of 1 hotels in Tarcoles
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  • "This is a cute little hotel in the small fishing community of Tarcoles. The hotel is new and the rooms are clean. They have WIFI, cable TV, a pool and AC. The management is very helpful and they sp..."
  • "I had the pleasure of staying at Villa Sunni Daze while traveling through Costa Rica in January, 2014. Let me just say folks this place is a gem! Truly a diamond in the rough! I found my room to be..."
Playa Cielo (Santa Teresa) Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Small Hotels | Romance
#7 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
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  • "We stayed with our 3 young children and had a great time. I believe it is the best place in Santa Teresa. The casita was very nice, the kids loved the outdoor shower! We walked the 50 yards to the ..."
  • "My family of four spent Thanksgiving 2011 at Playa Cielo. This property is gorgeous! We stayed in one villa and had plenty of room and felt very safe. We especially loved the outdoor shower, hammocks,..."
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Agua Dulce Beach Resort (Puerto Jimenez) 3.0 of 5
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#4 of 15 hotels in Puerto Jimenez
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Hotel Mamma e Papa (Ojochal) 3.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Bargain
#3 of 4 hotels in Ojochal
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  • "We spent a long weekend in one of Mamma e Papa's "Cabinas" during our trip in Costa Rica. Clean ( recently built ) really relaxed atmosphere, we enjoyed fresh and authentic Italian food ( Enzo, the ow..."
  • "We stayed here two nights and dearly wanted to stay longer; we would have gone out of our way to do so if we hadn't already booked reservations further up the coast. It really isn't too hard to reach ..."
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#12 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
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  • "Pranamar, your hospitality and attention to detail makes you the best place I've ever stayed at. With the delicious meals, massage, incredible pool and partnership with Del Mar Surf, I have nothing bu..."
  • "I guess when you love something, you want to keep it to yourself and share it with the rest of the world simultaneously. That’s how I feel about Pranamar. Having lived in Costa Rica and traveled th..."
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TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge (Uvita) 3.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Bargain | Romance | Small Hotels | Service
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#3 of 12 hotels in Uvita
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  • "We spent 2 weeks travelling to Arenal, Jaco, Manuel Antonio and finally we decided to explore the south pacific trying to get away from it all. We drove down to Dominical not really our vibe so we con..."
  • "Anyone can build some buildings in a lovely locale and call it a hotel, but it takes a difficult combination of construction, location, and, most importantly, staff to make it something special. TikiV..."
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#10 of 20 hotels in Nosara
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Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Luxury | Family
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#8 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
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  • "What a great stay. Costa Rica, and Manuel Antonio are amazing to begin with, Los Altos was truly top notch. The Los Altos is located in a great location, just a few km away from the entrance to the ..."
  • "We are still coming down from a perfect week at the Los Altos resort. The hotel and accommodations we're better than expected, the rooms are five star. We can't say enough about the entire staff. Eve..."
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Hotel Laguna Mar (Playa San Miguel) 3.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Bargain | Service Special Rate $65 (USD)
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#1 of 1 hotels in Playa San Miguel
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  • "After a 2 hour scenic drive on mostly dirt roads through breath taking scenery, I was greeted at the door of this beautiful boutique hotel with a smile and an iced cocktail. This juxtaposition was the..."
  • "My boyfriend and I had the outstanding opportunity to go and vacation at the Hotel Laguna Mar this past February (2013). The entire trip was perfect. The entire staff is super friendly and professio..."
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