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5 Best Luxury Beach Resorts in Costa Rica

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Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa (Gulf of Papagayo) 4.0 of 5
One traveler mentioned "luxury beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "We go to luxury beach resorts around the world often choosing all inclusive and we always pay for sea view. The majority of the property is bungalows consisting of 2 units per..."
  • "We booked our trip with Conquest Vacations and flew out of Toronto to Liberia,CR staying at the Fiesta Premier from 4/15 - 4/22. We had a great time ! We were met at the airport by Geiner, the Conqu..."
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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo (Gulf of Papagayo) 5.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Luxury | Top Hotels Special Offer 6th and 7th Nights Free
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#2 of 15 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
One traveler mentioned "luxury beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "spot. I don't think we'll be back. Though Costa Rica is gorgeous, there are far better value luxury beach resorts than this one...."
  • "My husband and I have never been so impressed with a resort, location, and its staff. Everything was perfect. We ate the best fresh fish at Papagayo restaurant! We swam in the beautiful waters, walked..."
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#2 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
One traveler mentioned "lush !!! beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "It's a nice layout , very lush !!! Beach : The beach is very nice , it is darker sand so make sure to always have your flip flops as gets very hot . You can walk for quite a..."
  • "I stayed at the Riu in Guanacaste (Staying at the Palace, the newer one) from January 9-14th and overall had a very good experience. To start, Costa Rica is a very beautiful country with lots to do a..."
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#1 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
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  • "This resort was absolutely breath taking. The food was plentiful and a wide variety to be had. We never had a bad meal. The staff are great and always helpful. The sand was a blackish colour on the be..."
  • "Our stay at the RIU was fantastic! Rooms are very nice, food was excellent no matter where we ate, service was friendly, grounds were beautiful & well maintained! You must remember to bring sandals or..."
PURE Condo Resort (Herradura) 4.0 of 5
#2 of 2 hotels in Herradura
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  • "Love this place. Lovely property, highly recommend it. Nice pools, gym, and beautifully maintained. Loved the kitchen, bedroom and all other amenities. Right on golf course too. Perfect for our f..."
  • "We stayed in a 3rd floor condo facing the bay - and it was absolutely top-of-the-line. High ceilings, big bathrooms, balconies facing the water - indescribably beautiful. You can rent a golf cart to..."
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#2 of 2 hotels in Playa Avellanas
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  • "This is a well kept, well run, clean, and beautifully located facility. The pool is terrific (not heated, but beautiful once you are in!) and the beach is outstanding. The winds were very strong durin..."
  • "We just spent a week at the JW Marriott. The resort and service were excellent. The staff was very friendly and always available. Due to the low season the hotel was able to upgrade our room to a beau..."
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#9 of 12 hotels in Playa Hermosa
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  • "My wife Nadine & I stay in Villas Sol at least two times a year./ It is convenient to the airport at Liberia (LIR) about 20 minutes away. Has really good security with guard gates on the main road and..."
  • "We got a great deal on this luxurious resort as it was offered as a choice on my friends time share. There were many positives and only some small negatives. The place was immaculate and very well k..."
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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Top Hotels | Luxury | Best Service | Romance
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#3 of 49 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
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  • "We have visited Arena Del Mar five times in the past five years and have had an excellent experience every time. The staff is exceptional in all respects and will help in any way possible. Spend som..."
  • "Just stayed at Arenas Del Mar in April 2009. The staff was extremely friendly and answered any questions we had. The golf cart staff helped us on our Spanish too (Thanks Victor). There are a few st..."
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