We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Costa Rica Oceanfront Hotels

As reviewed by TripAdvisor travelers
Shaka Beach Retreat (Santa Teresa) Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Family | Bargain | Small Hotels Special Offer 20% off Media Package
Shaka Beach Retreat Slideshow
#10 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
50 travelers mentioned "beach retreat" when describing this hotel.
  • "Santa Teresa is THE spot in Costa Rica and Shaka Beach Retreat is where you must stay. The surf is wonderful, the beach is amazing, the camp is brand new and the people are super..."
  • "I have been to the Shaka Beach resort three times now and I can't wait to go back again. I really enjoy staying at the Shaka beach resort becasue it is a very relaxing and calming..."
Hotel Banana Azul (Puerto Viejo de Talamanca) Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Romance Special Rate Last Minute from $79
Hotel Banana Azul Slideshow
Show Prices
#1 of 13 hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "onto the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We had the best room (#1), which has a great porch right on the ocean side. We are a gay couple and rather expected there would be more gay guests, but it is very much a mixed..."
  • "Picture looking out of your room (get the Howler Suite or an Ocean View) onto the ocean, with bright hammocks strung on the shoreline. We never walked into town at night..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (966) | Map
Iguana Lodge (Puerto Jimenez) 3.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Bargain
Iguana Lodge Slideshow
Show Prices
#4 of 15 hotels in Puerto Jimenez
4 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
Professional photos | Traveler photos (380) | Map
Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels | Luxury | Romance Special Offer Green Season Value
Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Slideshow
Show Prices
#3 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
466 travelers mentioned "beach" and "beachfront resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "We really wanted to stay somewhere with a “beach resort” feel, and I think Arenas is the best option if you also want good access to Espadilla and Manuel Antonio. Note that the..."
  • "We cannot compliment enough the Country of Costa Rica, it's People and of course Mr. Jampol and the Arenas Del Mar Beachfront Resort. This resort exceeded all our expectations..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (1118) | Map
Hotel Sugar Beach (Playa Potrero) 3.0 of 5
Hotel Sugar Beach Slideshow
Show Prices
#2 of 4 hotels in Playa Potrero
2 travelers mentioned "onto the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "So we had two large rooms, both with balconies that looked out onto the ocean. It was very clean and comfortable. We had just come from 8 days in the rainforest and ended up..."
  • "After an initial small room mix-up (needed 2 beds but got 1 at first), we were shown to a lovely room with fantastic deck - more like an outdoor living room - right on the ocean..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (138)
Ocotal Beach Resort (Playa Ocotal) 3.5 of 5
#1 of 1 hotels in Playa Ocotal
73 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
Professional photos | Traveler photos (229) | Map
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort Slideshow
Show Prices
#1 of 2 hotels in Herradura
5 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel was located right on the ocean, and had a wonderful huge pool overlooking the beach. The pool also had a swim up bar in it. The rooms at the hotel were nice. I stayed..."
  • "This is a first floor room on the ocean side, with a nice covered patio with table, chairs and a hammock. There are many oceanside rooms (floors 2-4) that have what would be best..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (1397) | Map
Hotel Riu Guanacaste Slideshow
Show Prices
#2 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
4 travelers mentioned "by the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The massages on the beach are great whoever you use and much cheaper than the hotel and you get to be by the ocean. The souvenirs at beach are good prices and you can haggle a bit..."
  • "The hotel is situated right on the ocean, and the beach was fantastic. Someone comes to pick up stray trash in the early morning, so the beach itself is quite clean. The water was..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (3726) | Map
#3 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
59 travelers mentioned "beach front hotel" and "beach hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "We ended up staying 4 nights at the beach front Hotel Belmar in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. It turned out to be one of the better parts of our trip. Quiet and peaceful, steps to the..."
  • "We have the most beautiful vacations in this lovely front Beach Hotel.The owners are very nice. Pasamos unas vacaciones espectaculares gracias a la amabilidad de sus propietarios...."
Hotel Amor de Mar (Montezuma)
#4 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
5 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel is on a gorgeous piece of land right on the ocean. The view from room #5 could not be beat. The back lawn looking onto the ocean is great for reading and relaxing. The..."
  • "It was so beautiful - you could walk our of your room and be right on the ocean, pick any hammock you liked and watch the waves - it was hard to leave. Breakfasts were good and..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (267) | Map
Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa Slideshow
Show Prices
#5 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
Professional photos | Traveler photos (2602) | Map
Witch's Rock Surf Camp Slideshow
#8 of 60 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
81 travelers mentioned "beachside resorts" and "beach front hotel" when describing this hotel.
The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal) 4.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels
The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal Slideshow
Show Prices
#1 of 3 hotels in Playa Conchal
5 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "This resort is on the ocean but you can still go on adventure tours to the rainforests and volcano, but plan to get up very early and come home very late. Personally, I do not want..."
  • "Take advantage of this! There is much to see!! The hotel is on the ocean, but you can not see the ocean from any of the accommodations. Costa Rican law prohibits them from..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (1929) | Map
#8 of 43 hotels in Jaco
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "It's right on the ocean, the rooms are spacious and beautiful and the pool is just heavenly. The owner is friendly and accomodating. He cares for his guests like family while at..."
  • "The hotel is right on the ocean, which made for some gorgeous photos. The room was nice. Beds & pillows comfy. The a/c was GREAT! Our room had a balcony facing the pool and..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (135) | Map
Hotel Parador (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels
Hotel Parador Slideshow
Show Prices
#10 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
284 travelers mentioned "beach location" and "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "In order to get to the beach location, it was a short walk down the hill. The beach nearby was secluded and clean. We would definitely stay at this location again...."
  • "only thing I would warn people on is that if you plan to spend a lot of time at the beach, it's a bit of a walk to get there (10-15 minutes). The good side of that is that there..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (1495) | Map
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat Slideshow
Show Prices
#11 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
5 travelers mentioned "onto the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Stayed in bungalow 1 which looks right out onto the ocean. A gorgeous tropical room with a gorgeous view. The food was excellent and the service top notch. Everyone so friendly and..."
  • "smoothies after class! If you want to be on the ocean in Costa Rica...PRANAMAR IS YOUR PLACE! :) Regina B. Robbins Burlington, Vermont..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (236) | Map
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica (Santa Cruz) 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Luxury Special Offer Pure Magic Promotion
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Slideshow
Show Prices
#1 of 8 hotels in Santa Cruz
6 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We had two nice ground level rooms ( on the ocean side) which were very convenient with kids. Very comfortable beds and bedding. The beach had a red flag warning when we arrived..."
  • "Now on the ocean view room. We paid extra for the delux ocean view room. In my opinion, do not bother. When we first checked in, I asked if there is any tree in front of our balcony..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (1525)
#10 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
178 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "Chef David Smith, Guest Services Mger, Byron Hurtado, and Hotel & Beach Resort Mger Rick Stepp is the right team for the Job. I will always remenber "Pure Vida. We had a wonderful..."
  • "We missed the live Cumbia band though :( All in all, this is our favourite beach resort ever and the best 2 weeks of our year without question!..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (854) | Map
Cabinas Jimenez (Puerto Jimenez) Special Price 20% off room rate
Cabinas Jimenez Slideshow
#5 of 15 hotels in Puerto Jimenez
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort (Mal Pais) Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Bargain
#2 of 11 Specialty lodging in Mal Pais
21 travelers mentioned "beach" and "beaches" when describing this hotel.
  • "If you want somewhere out of the way (not for people who want a resort) and want to get a real taste of the beach in costa rica, this is the place to go. SO AMAZING..."
  • "It is an ideal place to go if you are looking to get away from it all, and just enjoy the beautiful beaches and surroundings. Great wave a short walk from the camp, on a nice sandy..."
Costa Paraiso (Dominical)
Costa Paraiso Slideshow
#2 of 11 hotels in Dominical
4 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "national parks and towns. The resort is set on the ocean. The food was fabulous too. When we return to Costa Rica, we are staying here...."
  • "table, a view of the ocean and surrounded by foliage. Costa is right on the ocean, but the section in front of the hotel is a kind of rocky cove not recommended for bathing..."
Florblanca Resort (Santa Teresa) 3.5 of 5
Florblanca Resort Slideshow
Show Prices
#13 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
67 travelers mentioned "beach resorts" and "ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "My wife and I have been to many different beach resorts throughout the US, Caribbean and Mexico. On several occasions, we booked trips based upon a resort's web site and reviews..."
  • "You can't really swim in the ocean right in front of the hotel, as the rip currents are strong and it's rocky, but just a 2 minute walk down the beach will get you to a good..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (299) | Map
Hotel La Mariposa (Manuel Antonio National Park) 3.5 of 5
Hotel La Mariposa Slideshow
Show Prices
#14 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "onto the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We stayed in a premier ocean view room that is huge with a great balcony looking out on the ocean. The view is just unreal from the room or really any spot at the hotel. The room..."
  • "They gave us an upgrade-we had rented two rooms-the upgrade gave us a joint balcony that looked out onto the ocean. The views were spectacular. The rooms were very large and..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (1004) | Map
Barcelo Tambor Beach Slideshow
Show Prices
#4 of 7 hotels in Tambor
22 travelers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "A romantic location by the beach. The service was slow and food tasteless. The blaring TVs at the bar broke the magic of the room. The Sushi restaurant on the other hand was a..."
  • "Our room faced over the beach (couldn't see it because of all of the foliage) but we could sure hear and smell it and the sounds of the birds in the trees helped with the loss of..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (217) | Map
#5 of 8 hotels in Drake Bay
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge (San Gerardo de Dota) 3.5 of 5
#3 of 4 hotels in San Gerardo de Dota
3 travelers mentioned "beaches" when describing this hotel.
Professional photos | Traveler photos (155)
Hotel Carara (Tarcoles)
#2 of 4 Tarcoles B&B and Inns
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel is right on the ocean. The sound of waves rolling on the shore. The food was wonderful, the staff genuine and warm. Clean and safe. The restaurant is amazing, great..."
  • "The hotel is situated in a tiny fishing village right on the ocean. A very peaceful, quiet and relaxing hotel. The hotel is located on the beach... unbelievably beautiful!!! The..."
El Establo (Monteverde) 3.5 of 5
#6 of 19 hotels in Monteverde
13 travelers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "if your time is limited in Costa Rica, it is worth trading one day with that on the beach. Its location is great, high on at the leeward side of the continental divide in "winter..."
  • "We stayed at this hotel after coming from a 2-star hotel near the beach, and I was thrilled with the accomodations. It is a more expensive hotel, but we got a pretty decent rate on..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (479) | Map
Hotel Capitan Suizo Slideshow
Show Prices
#3 of 20 hotels in Tamarindo
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "El Capitan Suizo (on Conde Nast's list of the 10 best Central American hotels) is a smallish resort right on the ocean. They only have room for 150 guests, and the number of staff..."
  • "choice. The property is tucked away in a lush tropical garden setting on the ocean, just outside the town itself, which is accessible either by walk on the beach or a 2..."
Professional photos | Traveler photos (522) | Map
#14 of 19 Specialty lodging in Nosara
2 travelers mentioned "beaches" and "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "We wanted an inclusive tour of the many beautiful beaches and surf breaks there in Costa Rica, we got so much more. Based out of Nosara, Russ brought us to new challenging breaks..."
  • "It was very close to the beach, which brings me to my next point, the beach is magnificent. It's a world class break that you could set your watch to. The instructions were top..."
Sponsor: