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#2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Mal Pais
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "The room was perfect and SO CHEAP! 30us for 2pers. And the pool, and the beach and the people. Really if you are looking for a place to stay . That's the place. Cool vib and Chill..."
  • "We stayed here for a few nights on a whim just passing by. During the offseason no one is here so we had pretty much the whole place to ourselves. The owner Douglas is a really good guy and Tank the d..."
Shaka Beach Retreat (Santa Teresa)
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#7 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "But what makes this place truly special is the people -- Brent, Megan, Mo'e & the whole Shaka family provide their guests with an unforgettable (and affordable!) Costa Rican..."
  • "An amazing place with an amazing team of people. Mike, Cat, and our surf instructor Danny helped make it one of the most memorable trips my wife and I have taken. Surf and food was great and our vil..."
Altura Hotel (Poas Volcano National Park) 4.0 of 5
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#1 of 2 hotels in Poas Volcano National Park
One traveler mentioned "budget hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "After spending our first 4 nights in Costa Rica at very budget hotels, Altura Hotel was a great place to find while the sun was beginning to set after a long drive from the..."
  • "This place has an amazing view, is very cozy and beautiful! It is conveniently located near the Poas volcano. The staff is very friendly and accommodating! We enjoyed our gallo pinto breakfast! I'd d..."
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Hotel Lavas del Arenal (La Fortuna de San Carlos) 2.5 of 5
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#29 of 60 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel was very affordable ($40/night), quiet, very comfortable and restful. Breakfast was included, and it was delicious - gallo pinto, huevos revueltos, lots of fresh fruit..."
  • "The rooms are clean. Very friendly service. Staff is always willing to answer any questions and have a great attitude. Katarina is the manager on staff and is one of the most acomidating managers we'v..."
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Marea Brava (Playa Hermosa) 3.0 of 5
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#2 of 5 hotels in Playa Hermosa
2 travelers mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "Alex showed us two rooms, both within our (modest) budget. Pros: Great location on a quiet cul de sac away from the busy main road. Safe parking, attentive staff, 24-hour security..."
  • "Both the owner & staff were wonderful, we stayed in two different type of rooms,, one a two bedroom more for budget minded & the other a 3 bedroom condo style with full kitchen..."
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Allegro Papagayo (Gulf of Papagayo) 4.0 of 5
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#10 of 15 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
5 travelers mentioned "affordable place" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is a very affordable place, you get what you pay for, remember that ! If you are looking for peace and quiet and no kids, this is not the place for you. It def served our purpose..."
  • "They were wonderful and the tours are private and more affordable than the tours that the resort offers. You can also check them out on tripadvisor. They have a buffet and two..."
Hotel Luz De Vida (Santa Teresa)
#26 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" and "affordable place" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is one of the few hotels with beach access in Santa Teresa, and definitely one of the most affordable. Don't expect a lot of attention from the staff, but the rooms are super..."
  • "So if you're looking for an affordable place in the middle of paradise? Go for it! As long as you don't expect too much glamour and luxury...."
Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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#6 of 60 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2 travelers mentioned "affordability" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
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Las Cabanitas Resort (La Fortuna de San Carlos) 3.0 of 5
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#52 of 60 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "With this in mind: The “resort” is a nicer option if you are on a stricter budget. The cabins were quaint, but spacious, with AC. Our cabin (#3, I think) was always clean and..."
  • "Wooden cabin rooms were very spacious and comfortable, although noise travelled easily through them. Staff seemed friendly and helpful. Air conditioning unit was very slow and rooms were very warm...."
Poor Man's Paradise (Osa Peninsula) 2.5 of 5
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#29 of 45 hotels in Osa Peninsula
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "We love this place so much that we've been back twice in 2 weeks in March 2014 If your wanting a slice of natural paradise at an affordable price then you can do no better in our..."
  • "We purchased the 5 day package at the resort which included a day snorkelling at Cano Island, a day in Corcovado Park, all meals and transfers. They also organized our flight from San Jose to Palmar ..."
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#36 of 44 hotels in Jaco
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "Villa Estrellamar is an awesome place to stay for budget travellers...it's like a 5 star for people who are used to living in hostels and are in Jaco to experience the culture..."
  • "Came to Costa Rica for the first time December 2012 with my fiancee. He WAS the absolute love of my life! To make a long story short, he got caught in a riptide, and lost his life. We were staying he..."
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#11 of 44 hotels in Jaco
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "to this place with my wife or girlfriend. instead, I will look for 1 of the affordable condos located on the hills around the town. I came to this hotel with my guy friends to..."
  • "This was part of a dream vacation for a friend and I. We found the deal from Gate1 travel. This hotel was included in the deal and we couldn't have been happier. We arrived to a smooth, quick chec..."
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#1 of 15 Specialty lodging in Playa Hermosa
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "are looking to lead a yoga retreat, or any other type of group retreat at an affordable cost with five star service than this is your place. The rooms are on point with air con..."
  • "Thank you first Pamela Leal for sharing your retreat, my first ever yoga retreat, and wondering as it became closer why I ever said yes! I am so thankful I did as it was a truly magical experience f..."
#2 of 79 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Rooms are locally hip and clean (can be affordable for a small room or pay extra for a super sweet suite with a crazy view) 3. Restaurant: Don't complain! It's good, affordable..."
  • "This is my first trip to Tamarindo and WRSC. I had a great time! The amount of boards they have to use is unbelievable! The boards are kept in good shape and repaired as necessary. The accomodations a..."
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#3 of 4 hotels in La Cruz
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  • "I stayed here with my wife and 2 young children and babysitter for 4 days and nights. We had a great time! The room was comfortable, and fully functional, and great place to unwind after a day of kite..."
  • "I stayed here with my family for 4 days and we really enjoyed ourselves. it is not the type of place that you would want to hang out at all day long, but is a perfect jumping off point for may excursi..."
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Byblos Resort & Casino (Manuel Antonio National Park) 3.5 of 5
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#27 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
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  • "Byblos is a fun hangout in Manuel Antonio. The staff and drinks were wonderful! There is foosball, pool, and giant jenga for entertainment. Best chiliguaro shot in town, highly recommend! Fun, fun, f..."
  • "The bungalows are so nice with wonderful rainforest showerhead in bath. Also great porches facing into the lush landscaping. Lot of howler monkeys; they can start a little early in the morning -- so..."
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#1 of 1 hotels in La Garita
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  • "I stayed at this hotel for a full week and I was very happy with the accommodations. The hotel is a little dated; but everything was in good working condition. As you enter the room you'll notice a be..."
  • "This hotel is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the San Jose area. The property is beautiful with a variety of flowers, plants, and birds. We even saw a few iguanas! We enjoyed the brea..."
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#1 of 1 hotels in Colonia Palmarena
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  • "This was a surprise in the cloud forest. Wake up for coffee on our porch to clouds in the valley in front of us. Went zip lining and met interesting people on the beautiful property. Be sure to take..."
  • "Lovely, place, went there and enjoyed a lot. Instantly you get in love there if you like nature! Vegan and glutenfree food is the only option, Very happy people! The guides for the canopy were exc and..."
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#2 of 3 hotels in San Carlos
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  • "The hotel is very unique and great to relax, located in area that is away from busy streets but still easy to get to. Employees there are very polite and the food is great! If you are looking for a p..."
  • "Comfortable room, kindly staff, good position with a very nice view from the restaurant and good breakfast. We have the reservation for the mountain and garden view, but our room was just in front t..."
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Flamingo Marina Resort (Playa Flamingo) 4.0 of 5
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#6 of 7 hotels in Playa Flamingo
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  • "Nice, clean resort and just yards from the beach. The restaurant has a fence around it. I assume to keep birds out but most places are completely open air and we never noticed a problem. Security ..."
  • "I am so happy I stayed there. Though the stairs up and down to the beach are inconvenient, there are pools. I liked the stairs, good excersize. It was the nicest resort I have ever seen. The monkey ba..."
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs (Rincon de La Vieja) 3.5 of 5 Special Offer Last Minute Bookings
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#1 of 6 hotels in Rincon de La Vieja
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  • "First the gracious hospitality. Jose was our first contact & was a great first impression. Barbara & Kyra were equally gracious. Our cabina was spacious, immaculate, & well-kept. The grounds were equa..."
  • "OVERALL ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL STAY! WORTH THE TRIP! FOUND THIS RESORT ON GROUPON!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! FIRST TIME IN COSTA RICA!!! AVOID PLANNING BEACH VACATIONS TO COSTA RICAN "BLACK SANDY BEACHES". ..."
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