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Costa Rica Beach Resorts

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Shaka Beach Retreat (Santa Teresa)
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#7 of 26 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..."
Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas (Tambor) 4.0 of 5
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#1 of 7 hotels in Tambor
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "onto the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Our room was right on the ocean, the sun breaking through the early morning clouds was perfect. It is a quiet environment, as it is remote. Exactly what we were looking for. I..."
  • "The room was very spacious with a king sized bed and a very large balcony looking out onto the ocean. The balcony is partially covered so that it is usable no matter how sunny it is..."
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Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa (Esterillos Este) 4.0 of 5 Special Offer Stay 3 Pay 2
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#2 of 5 hotels in Esterillos Este
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Unless having this small pool outside your room is significant, I recommend the non-deluxe villas on the ocean. The photos on the hotel's website are exactly how the hotel appears..."
  • "The stay was just what I needed - a serene, quiet and relaxing place right on the ocean. I felt lucky to have discovered such a great place. You can walk for miles either direction..."
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Drake Bay Getaway Resort (Drake Bay) 3.5 of 5
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#1 of 8 hotels in Drake Bay
25 travelers mentioned "beach hotel" and "beach boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Yens was quick to respond and, after reading the reviews and noting the recent "Best Boutique Beach Hotel" award, we booked. Just in time too, as the place was totally sold out..."
  • "We highly recommend Drake Bay Getaway Resort - it is deserving of the international recognition it received in 2015 as the world's best beach boutique hotel. Enjoy and say hi to..."
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#1 of 2 hotels in Herradura
7 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..."
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#1 of 1 hotels in Playa Avellanas
7 travelers mentioned "by the ocean" and "near the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "sunsets, however, are among the best I have EVER SEEN! take the time and sit by the ocean on the lounge chairs at night, and just listen to the waves... wonderful!..."
  • "Our room was way out on the end near the ocean. We had a partial ocean view and could hear the waves from our porch, we were on the first floor. This is a beautiful property! Our..."
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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.5 of 5
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#4 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
810 travelers mentioned "beach resort" and "beach" when describing this hotel.
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The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal Slideshow
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#1 of 3 hotels in Playa Conchal
6 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..."
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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo (Gulf of Papagayo) 5.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2016 Winner Luxury | Top Hotels
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#2 of 15 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
3 travelers mentioned "one ocean" and "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Well, one ocean, but the peninsula is so narrow that you can plunge into the open Pacific and seconds later, after trotting across the hotel property, slip into the calmer waters of..."
  • "The resort was also astounding surrounded by the ocean on the Papagayo. Two beaches and a multiple pools. All restaurants were terrific and room views were out of this world. I..."
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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas (Manuel Antonio National Park)
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#1 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
2 travelers mentioned "on to the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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#2 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
8 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..."
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Barcelo Tambor (Tambor) 4.0 of 5
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#2 of 7 hotels in Tambor
58 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
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La Mansion Inn (Manuel Antonio National Park) 3.5 of 5
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#10 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "At breakfeast you can have anymal pancake. From the room pool, you have the best vue on the ocean. The room are all spacious and very luxurious. They have free internet in the..."
  • "ask for room 17 it has a private sun terrace with the most gorgeous views on the ocean). The manager will make you feel at home immediately but you will feel like in a Western..."
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Hotel Amor de Mar (Montezuma)
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#3 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
6 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..."
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Hotel Parador (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.0 of 5
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#9 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
4 travelers mentioned "by the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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Florblanca Resort (Santa Teresa) 3.5 of 5 Special Offer 4th NIGHT FREE BOOK...
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#11 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
107 travelers mentioned "beach resorts" and "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
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Costa Paraiso (Dominical) Special Rate $159 (USD)
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#5 of 13 hotels in Dominical
5 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..."
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#7 of 15 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
5 travelers mentioned "near the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "were to have as much simple wedding as it is possible - with few friends, near the ocean, with beautiful flowers on arch and so on. Therefore we didnt take any wedding packages..."
  • "The beach there is on the ocean (whereas the resort is in a cove), and there was music and vendors. It was worth the $12 round trip shuttle fee and you get picked up when you want..."
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Fenix Hotel - On The Beach (Playa Samara)
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#4 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
4 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "close to the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "I have stayed at many luxurious highrise hotels on the ocean, and for all the hype, ammenities,and high rates, I have never felt as connected to the ocean and nature as I did while..."
  • "Set so close to the ocean that the rhythm of the waves becomes part of your breath, the Fénix Hotel of Sámara Beach offers an uncomplicated setting with only six rooms in a cozy..."
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#7 of 45 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..."
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Witch's Rock Surf Camp Slideshow
#2 of 74 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
81 travelers mentioned "beachside resorts" and "beach front hotel" when describing this hotel.
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#6 of 8 hotels in Drake Bay
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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Occidental Tamarindo (Playa Langosta) 3.5 of 5 Special Offer Up to 45% discount
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#1 of 1 hotels in Playa Langosta
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "near the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Both girls were extremely helpful. The resort was located on the ocean beside an estuary and each day when the tide went out you could walk across the estuary to a beautiful..."
  • "I asked for a room near the ocean and they simply changed my room. I arrived at the hotel a little before official check-in time, and that was not a problem either. The room was..."
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#2 of 12 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..."
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#2 of 11 hotels in Playa Hermosa
4 travelers mentioned "on an ocean" and "close to the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We splurged on an ocean view room and it was totally worth it. We were right on the beach with a big balcony and hot tub. The beach was ideal with warm, shallow water that you..."
  • "nice beach Basque del Mar is a great place to stay. The hotel is so close to the ocean that the surf can be heard from every room. I would recommend the modest upcharge for the..."
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#5 of 27 Specialty lodging in Dominical
12 travelers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "Although it is not right on the beach, the upside is an amazing view of the Pacific right from your window. Rooms are big, have a deck overlooking the rainforest and a great big..."
  • "Nevertheless, he will tell me “Let’s go outside man”. Back on the beach, Marce takes pictures of your tired self walking to her oasis. She gives you a banana and some pineapple..."
Hotel Brasilito (Brasilito) 2.5 of 5
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#2 of 3 hotels in Brasilito
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "These rooms cost slightly more but have a large balcony with a hammock and chairs, that looks out on the ocean, great for relaxing, reading, people-watching etc., and is worth the..."
  • "We ate at the little place on the ocean directly in front of the hotel. It was really good. Spent a day at Playa conchal enjoying the beautiful ocean. Locals were nice. ..."
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Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge (San Gerardo de Dota) 3.5 of 5
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#3 of 4 hotels in San Gerardo de Dota
4 travelers mentioned "beaches" when describing this hotel.
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La Mariposa Hotel (Manuel Antonio National Park) 3.5 of 5 Special Price 25% off room rate
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#12 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..."
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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat (Santa Teresa) 4.0 of 5
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Travelers' Choice® 2016 Winner Small Hotels
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#12 of 26 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..."
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