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15 Best Costa Rica Luxury Resorts

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#2 of 2 hotels in Playa Avellanas
32 travelers mentioned "luxury resorts" and "luxury hotel" when describing this hotel.
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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort (La Fortuna de San Carlos) 4.5 of 5
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#14 of 63 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
One traveler mentioned "exclusive" when describing this hotel.
  • "It's expensive to get in if you are not staying at the resort hotel, so it really keeps the place private and exclusive. THere are probably about 15 pools, all different sizes..."
  • "We stayed here for three nights during our stay in Costa Rica. The grounds are well kept, the food is very good and we had a great view to the volcano. The staff was very helpful and will always go ou..."
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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
31 travelers mentioned "luxury hotels" and "luxury resorts" when describing this hotel.
  • "The FSH Costa Rica put that to rest! They restored my confidence in luxury hotels! From the moment we were greeted all was perfect! The car door opened and my 6 yaer old son was..."
  • "Having stayed at many luxury resorts (including 17 other Four Seasons) with my family over the past decade, I can honestly say this was our best overall experience (Four Seasons..."
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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 Special Offer Stay 5 - pay 4
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#2 of 49 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
23 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "This hotel is the best to get up close and personal with nature while still staying in a luxury hotel. I would recommend this hotel over and over again and will be make return..."
  • "A luxury resort with nature surrounding. Many open areas to chill at night. Saw sloths and iguanas all over the place. Excellent staff cart you up and down to the beach access..."
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Papagayo Resort & Spa (Gulf of Papagayo) 4.0 of 5
#6 of 15 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
2 travelers mentioned "exclusive resort" and "exclusive" when describing this hotel.
  • "Exclusive resort (not really our thing, but needed a room). Comfortable rooms. Convenient shuttle buses take you where-ever you want. Food was good, pool area was fun, beach was big..."
  • "The Hotel features two separate beaches with a main common area, and quieter, more exclusive side. Hikers will love that they can access beaches beyond the property and find..."
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Hotel Parador (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Top Hotels
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#9 of 49 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
19 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "I dont thing this is a luxury hotel if for luxury we think in the four seasons. This is more a beatiful hotel, done with the best taste, where you feel at home in a peaceful full of..."
  • "This is an international luxury resort in a corner of the earth which might be counted as emerging market, and it does live up to sophisticated standards. The hotel comprises..."
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#2 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
3 travelers mentioned "exclusive resort" and "exclusive" when describing this hotel.
  • "fact of no english tv/movies and too many locals at the hotel..I felt like i was staying in the town and not at a 5 star exclusive resort....."
  • "fluent in English) and I am sure would show you a good time while offering an exclusive once in a lifetime trip. To sum things up... this place was great and has a lot going..."
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Occidental Grand Papagayo (Gulf of Papagayo) 4.0 of 5
#8 of 15 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
10 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "However, if you are the type of traveler who wants a luxury resort and is a little pickier than most about small details, you may want to compare other five-star resorts in the area..."
  • "nature, this hotel is an excellent choice. Anyone who expects even more should choose and pay category One & Only luxury resort ......."
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#5 of 28 Specialty lodging in Alajuela
2 travelers mentioned "luxury retreat" when describing this hotel.
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#1 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
13 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" and "luxury" when describing this hotel.
  • "Picture a luxury resort that has been plopped down in the middle of nowhere. I LOVED this about it. Besides the sister property next door there is nothing but forest and beach..."
  • "I've been to many All- inclusive luxury resorts on several islands but this was my first Riu resort and my last. Not to sound snobby but I usually stay at 5 star hotels so I had..."
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Rio Perdido (Bagaces) 4.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Small Hotels Special Offer Spa Treatment Comp
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#1 of 1 hotels in Bagaces
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  • " I just got back for a week from Costa Rica and I stayed in Rio Perdido.. what an amazing lost river.. I stayed for 11 days and one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I work in hotel indust..."
  • "This was such a pleasant surprise! Rio Perdido is beautiful and luxurious boutique hotel found near Mira Valles Volcano. The new cabanas were wonderful. Very quiet and relaxing with great attention to..."
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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..."
Florblanca Resort (Santa Teresa) 3.5 of 5
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#12 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
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  • "My husband and I spent 5 days at Florblanca in June as part of our two-part stay in Costa Rica. We spent the first 5 days in the Arenal region. Florblanca was LOVELY. We were so happy to arrive and se..."
  • "The banana bread breakfast dish was fabulous! We also enjoyed the lunch menu. We were able to try a few dishes for breakfast and lunch during our visit to Santa Teresa. We did not stay at the resort..."
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Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort (Playa Hermosa) 3.5 of 5 Special Rate $150 (USD)
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#8 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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Lost Iguana Resort & Spa (La Fortuna de San Carlos) 3.5 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Top Hotels
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#10 of 63 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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  • "We stayed in an upstairs room with Jacuzzi on the terrace. Room was big, bright and clean The view was terrific - even though the weather did not cooperate to see Arenal. Breakfast was all right wi..."
  • "This past Spring Break I visited Lost Iguana with two of my friends. I was beyond impressed with my visit there. The service was nothing short of extraordinary. Anything you needed the staff was mo..."
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#8 of 19 hotels in Puntarenas
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