Costa Rica All Inclusive Resort Vacations

Costa Rica all-inclusive resorts: whether you want pure relaxation, adventure in the rainforest or even a destination wedding, there are some fantastic choices here. 

Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts

Best Costa Rica All Inclusive Resorts

We've listed the top all inclusive resorts in Costa Rica based on reviews of past guests, amenities and activities and all inclusive features. All that you need to plan your Costa Rica vacation.

Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts

Costa Rica is a popular vacation destination known for its lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, and luxurious resorts. If you're looking for an all-inclusive vacation in Costa Rica, here are a few top destinations and resorts to consider:

  1. Tripadviser lists a lot of all-inclusive properties in Costa Rica.- 74!
  2. Planet Hollywood Costa Rica - Best 5-star all-inclusive
  3. Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only All-Inclusive in Costa Rica
  4. Nayara Springs - Multi awarded 5-star all-inclusive with great reviews
  5. JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa - Iconic 5-star all-inclusive spa resort
  6. Barcelo Tambor - 5-star all-inclusive beach resort
  7. Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa - 5-star all-inclusive valcano resort
  8. The Westin Reserva Conchal, top All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa - Family friendly  All-Inclusive resort in Costa Rica
  9. .Volcano Lodge, Hotel & Thermal Experience
  10. Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - Top Family Friendly all-inclusive 
  11. Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - Best affordable all-inclusive in Costa Rica

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Although we don't agree with all the resorts on this review it offers an overview of many of these resorts: Top 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts & Luxury Hotels In Costa Rica

Secrets Papagayo All-Inclusive Adults Only

Positioned on the serene shores of Papagayo Gulf, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offers an intimate and indulgent adults-only, all-inclusive retreat.

Score: 4.6/5

  1. Location (4.7/5): Overlooking the tranquil Gulf of Papagayo and set in a lush tropical paradise, the resort's location provides a peaceful escape. Its distance from the bustling towns and cities may deter those looking for a taste of urban Costa Rica.
  2. Accommodation (4.6/5): Chic and modern, the rooms and suites offer a comfortable sanctuary with private terraces or balconies. Some guests, however, have mentioned occasional noise from nearby resorts.
  3. Amenities (4.7/5): The resort's array of amenities, including a variety of gourmet dining options, multiple pools, a fitness center, and a world-class spa, deliver a premium experience. Reservation policies for certain dining options have been noted as a minor issue by some.
  4. Service (4.6/5): The staff often receive high praise for their helpful and attentive service. Some guests, however, have noted occasional delays during busy periods.
  5. Value for Money (4.5/5): The blend of luxury accommodations, extensive amenities, and adults-only tranquility offers significant value, despite being at a higher price point.

Recommended for: Secrets Papagayo is an ideal choice for couples or groups of adults seeking a tranquil, all-inclusive luxury retreat. Its emphasis on quiet and privacy makes it particularly suitable for honeymooners, anniversary celebrants, or anyone in search of a serene beachfront getaway.

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  • Located on a tropical bay with Pacific Coast access.
  • Definitely one of the foremost dedicated all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica (all-inclusive at the time of writing). The resort is also a hit with past guests as well and receives good reviews in a part of the world not especially known for outstanding service. Four well-attended quality restaurants from healthy casual to more formal options offer a good choice of dishes and cooking demonstrations.
  • A top-notch spa has scores of treatment rooms as well as whirlpools, and a more private pool area.

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Riu Palace Costa Rica All Inclusive Resort

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, Sardinal: Embodying Grandeur in Tropical Surroundings

Situated on the edge of Matapalo beach, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica is a luxurious oasis that serves up an all-inclusive vacation in a grand style.

Score: 4.4/5

  1. Location (4.6/5): With its beachfront location and proximity to a plethora of natural attractions, the resort's position offers a beautiful balance of relaxation and exploration. However, its remoteness from city centers may not appeal to urban explorers.
  2. Accommodation (4.5/5): The rooms exude comfort and elegance, featuring a balcony or terrace with splendid views. A few guests have suggested that a more thorough upkeep could help retain their grandeur.
  3. Amenities (4.5/5): The resort boasts a multitude of pools, diverse culinary options, a fitness center, and spa, facilitating a luxurious stay. Some guests, however, have mentioned that making dinner reservations can be tricky.
  4. Service (4.2/5): Service, while generally attentive and friendly, can occasionally be slower during peak periods, as noted by some guests.
  5. Value for Money (4.3/5): Given the resort's comprehensive offerings and high-quality amenities, most guests believe that Riu Palace offers good value. However, the extra charges for specific premium services could be a minor deterrent for some.

Recommended for: Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica is a great fit for those seeking an all-inclusive vacation wrapped in luxury and natural beauty. Its range of amenities caters well to families, couples, and groups alike.

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Luxury 24-hour service is made possible because of the scale. With 538 rooms this is one of the biggest properties in the country. Activities including golf are plentiful and reviews to date indicate staff are more than capable of keeping everyone happily accommodated in style.

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Ylang Ylang Costa Rica Beach Resort 

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Costa Rica: A Tranquil Eco-Paradise

Tucked away on a picturesque corner of Montezuma Beach, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort unfolds as an enchanting eco-resort, offering a tranquil getaway in harmony with nature.

Score: 4.5/5

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  1. Location (4.7/5): Blessed with a private beach and bordered by lush rainforest, the resort's location is a slice of paradise. However, its isolated position requires a brief trek from the nearest town, which may not suit all.
  2. Accommodation (4.5/5): The resort's distinctive bungalows, suites, and tents provide an immersive nature experience while maintaining comfort. Some guests, though, may find the rustic, open-air designs aren't for them.
  3. Amenities (4.3/5): The beachfront pool, yoga classes, and on-site restaurant offering organic cuisine lend to a relaxed and healthy stay. However, guests seeking a robust array of resort-style amenities may find the offerings limited.
  4. Service (4.7/5): The staff's commitment to ensuring a memorable stay is consistently lauded. Their intimate knowledge of local flora and fauna enriches the guest experience.
  5. Value for Money (4.4/5): Given the unique nature-focused experience and the quality of service, guests typically find the resort offers good value. It's worth noting that while it's not ultra-luxurious, the charm and tranquility are priceless.

Recommended for: The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is an ideal pick for eco-conscious travelers and those seeking a quiet, intimate retreat. Its focus on eco-friendly practices and wellness makes it a haven for nature lovers and yogis

A neat small option that possibly gets better reviews and ratings than many other resorts on this page is the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort at Montezuma.

While it may not have all the facilities and amenities as the huge resorts quality and attention to service is second to none.

One thing we especially like is the simplicity and quality of the packages. Meals for example, include one dish from the breakfast menu, one juice and coffee or tea at breakfast. While included at dinner is "one main course from the Dinner Menu, Vegan Menu or Raw Foods Menu."

More information and offers on Ylang Ylang Beach Resort 

Travel with Kids especially liked this resort and produced the video below:

Riu Guanacaste

Riu Guanacaste All-Inclusive Resort: Unwind Amidst Tropical Splendor

Standing majestically on the Matapalo Sea beachfront, Riu Guanacaste offers an inviting all-inclusive escape that strikes a harmonious balance between relaxation and recreation.

Score: 4.2/5

  1. Location (4.5/5): Positioned on a lovely beach and surrounded by tropical landscapes, Riu Guanacaste’s location brings you up close with Costa Rica's natural splendor. However, its relative seclusion may not appeal to those seeking bustling local nightlife or quick city visits.
  2. Accommodation (4.1/5): Guestrooms, while not overly luxurious, are comfortable and spacious with most featuring ocean or garden views. A few guests suggest the rooms could benefit from a contemporary update.
  3. Amenities (4.4/5): From an enticing pool area and diverse dining options to engaging entertainment and water sports, the resort's amenities promise an enjoyable stay. The on-site spa, while pleasing, has been noted as a bit small compared to other luxury resorts.
  4. Service (4.1/5): The resort's staff often earn praise for their friendly and helpful attitudes. Still, some guests have reported that response times can be slow during peak periods.
  5. Value for Money (4.2/5): With an array of amenities, a beautiful location, and the convenience of an all-inclusive package, most guests find Riu Guanacaste offers strong value for money, though some premium offerings come at an extra cost.

Recommended for: Riu Guanacaste is perfect for families, couples, and groups seeking an all-inclusive resort experience nestled amidst stunning natural beauty. The on-site entertainment and recreational activities make it particularly appealing for those seeking an active, fun-filled vacation.

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The recently built Riu Guanacaste on Mata Palo Beach in a savanah type landscape. A little different to the tropical jungle climate you may imagine of Costa Rica. This resort however vastly improved the five star Costa Rica all inclusive resort scene on opening.

Fresh water swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, spa, activities and entertainment both day and night as well as a host of top quality restaurants which offer both buffet and opportunities to try various "themes" make this a "proper" all inclusive resort.

The Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive while on the beach also offers opportunities to explore the nearby volcanic craters, forests and waterfalls of Palo Verde National Park.

Five terrific dinning options ranging from Mediterranean to Asian, a disco and lots of other activities abound.

More information and special offers on the Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive Resort.

The Westin Costa Rica All-Inclusive Golf & Spa Resort at Playa Conchal: A Synthesis of Leisure and Luxury

Occupying a stunning stretch of Playa Conchal, The Westin Costa Rica promises an unrivaled all-inclusive experience, merging world-class leisure with sublime luxury.

Score: 4.7/5

  1. Location (4.8/5): Blessed with proximity to one of the country's finest beaches and nestled in vibrant tropical flora, the resort's location is near unbeatable. Its relative seclusion, though idyllic, means a fair journey to the bustling areas.
  2. Accommodation (4.7/5): Spacious, modern rooms feature a range of creature comforts and private balconies to soak up the views. A few guests have mentioned that bathroom privacy could be improved due to the open-plan design.
  3. Amenities (4.8/5): With an impressive selection of restaurants, a sprawling lagoon-style pool, an 18-hole golf course, and a luxurious spa, amenities are exceptional. Some guests have mentioned that reservations at specialty restaurants can be tricky during peak times.
  4. Service (4.7/5): Service is often highlighted as top-notch, characterized by warmth and efficiency. However, during peak occupancy, minor delays have been reported.
  5. Value for Money (4.5/5): Despite being one of the pricier resorts in the area, guests frequently express that the quality of facilities, stunning location, and all-inclusive package offer a satisfying return on investment.

Recommended for: The Westin Costa Rica is a perfect choice for luxury-seekers, golf enthusiasts, spa-goers, and couples seeking a high-end, all-inclusive beachfront experience. Its comprehensive amenities ensure a stay that can be as active or relaxed as you choose.

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Located on the North-Pacific Riviera, with both Pacific Ocean and forest access. The prime location coupled with classy unlimited a la carte restaurants, a full range of top activities (including yoga and tai chi) make this an outstanding Costa Rica all inclusive resort. Rates are reasonable given the quality of service and kids rates are tailored to match the quality and quantity of service and amenities. 

Amenities: There are heaps of activities and things to do do in this stylish all inclusive. Here is a taste of what the resort has to offer: 

Eco Golf Course, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, outstanding spa, cooking and sushi making, wine tasting, flower arranging, couple’s massage lessons, 4 bars and restaurants, Spanish lessons, snorkeling and catamaran tours, scuba lessons in the pool, tennis classes ($), sailing, water aerobics, golf ($), water polo, beach volleyball/ soccer, Yoga/ Tai-chi/ Pilates, kick-boxing ,nature walks, bird watching walks, bicycling tours, evening shows.

The kids are well catered for as well.

Video walk-through the The Westin Golf Resort & Spa.

Occidental Grand 

Occidental Grand Papagayo, Guanacaste: Exquisite Adults-Only Retreat

Located on Costa Rica's magnificent North-Pacific Riviera, Occidental Grand Papagayo offers an exclusive adults-only haven designed for utmost relaxation and romance.

Score: 4.3/5

  1. Location (4.6/5): Set on a secluded beach amidst verdant tropical landscapes, the resort's location offers serenity and breathtaking views. Its remoteness, however, means it's a bit of a journey to local towns and attractions.
  2. Accommodation (4.2/5): The rooms, while not ultra-luxe, are comfortable, spacious, and come with essential amenities. Some guests feel an update could help elevate the ambiance.
  3. Amenities (4.5/5): Amenities are tailored towards adult enjoyment, including tranquil pools, a variety of restaurants, and an indulgent spa. The beach, although not expansive, is quiet and lovely.
  4. Service (4.2/5): Most guests applaud the friendly and accommodating staff, though some report the check-in process can be a tad slow during peak times.
  5. Value for Money (4.2/5): The resort offers good value for an all-inclusive adults-only experience, especially considering its tranquil location and range of amenities. Extra charges for certain activities and premium services are a slight drawback for some.

Recommended for: Occidental Grand Papagayo is an excellent choice for couples and adult groups seeking a tranquil getaway. Its adults-only policy ensures a calm and quiet stay, making it a particularly attractive option for honeymoons or romantic vacations.

This luxury Costa Rica adult only resort consisting of 160 elegant rooms situated in 23 buildings. It is located in Guanacaste which is on the Northern Pacific coastline with spectacular bluffs lining the shore.

There is a bit of walking to the beach if you don't mind a bit of exercise but otherwise this is a property up to scratch and definitely worth a mention - especially for couples looking to enjoy a time away free from children.

NOTE: The resort reserves itself at the time of writing for adults only.

More information and special offers for the Occidental Grand Adults Only-All Inclusive Resort.

Occidental Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Beachfront Bliss in a Biodiverse Paradise

Fringing the golden sands of Playa Langosta, Occidental Tamarindo serves as an idyllic retreat that marries modern comfort with the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica.

Score: 4.1/5

  1. Location (4.4/5): The resort sits adjacent to Las Baulas National Park and boasts a beautiful beachfront setting, although guests should be aware the ocean here can be too rough for casual swimming. It's a short drive to Tamarindo town, offering a balance between seclusion and access to local amenities.
  2. Accommodation (4.1/5): Rooms offer comfort and convenience, with many providing sweeping sea views. While clean and cozy, some guests have noted the decor and fittings could use a refresh.
  3. Amenities (4.2/5): With an expansive pool, on-site entertainment, and multiple dining options, there's plenty to keep guests occupied. Spa services are available, but some guests have commented the facility isn't as extensive as in other resorts.
  4. Service (4.0/5): The staff is generally commended for being friendly and responsive. Nonetheless, occasional language barriers have been mentioned.
  5. Value for Money (4.0/5): Considering its enviable location, range of amenities, and all-inclusive option, many guests feel Occidental Tamarindo provides good value. However, some suggest off-site dining as on-site restaurant prices can be high.

Recommended for: Occidental Tamarindo suits travelers desiring a beachfront all-inclusive resort with easy access to local natural wonders. It's particularly suitable for adventurers looking to explore the nearby national park or dive into the region's renowned surfing scene.

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Previosly the te Barcelo Langosta hada great all-inclusive program and gets great reviews from past guests.  Promoted as a place for sport and nature lovers by Clean Waters, this was 5 star sustainable tourism winner is also a winner with us.

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Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa

Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, Costa Rica: A Tropical Jewel

Perched on the golden sands of Playa Flamingo, the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa is a serene oasis that offers a captivating blend of luxury and Costa Rican charm.

Score: 4.5/5

  1. Location (4.7/5): Nestled on one of the most pristine 'Blue Flag' beaches in Costa Rica, the resort offers stunning seaside views and spectacular sunsets. The relatively remote location, while peaceful, requires a bit of a drive to local attractions.
  2. Accommodation (4.5/5): Rooms are tastefully decorated, well-equipped, and most offer striking views. Some guests, however, have mentioned that soundproofing could be improved to further enhance the tranquility.
  3. Amenities (4.6/5): The resort boasts a lovely pool, a world-class spa, and various dining options that cater to different tastes. Its fitness center, although functional, isn’t as comprehensive as some fitness enthusiasts might wish.
  4. Service (4.5/5): The staff is lauded for their warmth and dedication to guest satisfaction. However, service in the restaurants can occasionally lag during peak times.
  5. Value for Money (4.3/5): Given the quality of accommodations, beautiful location, and range of amenities, guests typically feel the resort offers a fair value for money, although a few have noted that food and drink prices can be on the higher side.

Recommended for: Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa is perfect for couples, families, and solo travelers seeking a serene beachfront getaway infused with local flavor. Its calming environment and top-notch spa also make it an excellent choice for those prioritizing rest and relaxation.

This resort offers 20 eco-friendly rooms and water activities and scuba diving opportunities. Look for the all inclusive packages. 

More information and special offers on the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa 

Occidental Allegro Papagayo

Occidental Allegro Papagayo, Costa Rica: Immersed in Natural Splendor

Nestled in the verdant landscapes of Guanacaste, the all-inclusive Occidental Allegro Papagayo invites guests into a lush Costa Rican paradise where untamed beauty meets relaxed luxury.

Score: 4.3/5

  1. Location (4.6/5): Its position on the Gulf of Papagayo affords stunning views and access to pristine beaches, though its somewhat remote location means a longer travel time from the airport and less immediate access to local nightlife and dining.
  2. Accommodation (4.2/5): Rooms are clean, spacious, and equipped with standard amenities. Some boast beautiful sea views, although some guests mention the decor could use refreshing.
  3. Amenities (4.4/5): From several pools and dining options to a variety of sports and leisure activities, the resort offers a full slate of amenities. However, those seeking a sprawling beach directly accessible from the hotel may be disappointed.
  4. Service (4.3/5): Generally, the staff receives high marks for their friendly, helpful service, although occasional concerns are raised about the efficiency of the check-in process.
  5. Value for Money (4.2/5): For its range of amenities and the immersive natural surroundings, many guests find the Occidental Allegro Papagayo to be good value, though some note that premium services and certain amenities come with an additional cost.

Recommended for: The Occidental Allegro Papagayo is ideal for travelers seeking an all-inclusive, nature-infused retreat away from the hustle and bustle. Its amenities and activities make it a solid choice for families, couples, and nature lovers alike

Papagayo Costa Rica All Inclusive ResortPapagayo Costa Rica All Inclusive Resort

This quality, affordable Costa Rica all inclusive resort features four restaurants and bars as well as some Scuba and snorkeling, and full service spa opportunities.

The resort an especially good resort for families with teens. The outstanding pool and and great service are often sighted as well above average in guest reviews.

All-inclusive rates generally include meals in three restaurants, snacks, drinks, including an open bar in four bar areas.

The resort receives average to good reviews and is a property to keep in mind if you are looking at the budget end of the luxury market.

More information on the Occidental Allegro Papagayo Costa Rica All Inclusive Resort

Doubletree Resort By Hilton Puntarenas

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Puntarenas: Your Gateway to Pura Vida

Ideally situated along the sun-drenched Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton in Puntarenas offers a delightful immersion in the country's celebrated 'Pura Vida' lifestyle.

Score: 4.2/5

  1. Location (4.4/5): The resort enjoys a beautiful beachfront location on the Gulf of Nicoya, with convenient access to many of Costa Rica's famed attractions. Some guests, however, may find the surrounding neighborhood a bit lacking in charm compared to other Costa Rican locales.
  2. Accommodation (4.1/5): Comfortable and clean, rooms offer a range of views from garden to oceanfront. While the decor isn't overly luxurious, it's in line with the resort's relaxed tropical vibe. Some guests have noted the rooms could benefit from a modern update.
  3. Amenities (4.3/5): With multiple pools, a wide variety of dining options, and numerous activities available, there's plenty to keep guests entertained. However, some guests have reported the fitness center could be better equipped.
  4. Service (4.2/5): Friendly and accommodating, the staff works hard to ensure a pleasant stay. However, during busy periods, service can occasionally slow.
  5. Value for Money (4.1/5): Given the wide range of amenities and the beautiful location, many guests feel the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Puntarenas offers a solid value for money, although some have noted additional costs for certain services and activities.

Recommended for: The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Puntarenas is a great fit for families, couples, and travelers seeking a comfortable, activity-filled vacation with convenient access to many of Costa Rica's natural attractions. With its robust all-inclusive offering, it allows guests to enjoy their stay without having to sweat the small stuff.

The Doubletree Resort Puntarenas is a beachfront family all-inclusive resort hotel outside of Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

Canopy and bird watching, rafting, horseback riding, trekking, snorkeling, surfing, and other Costa rica adventures are nearby.

More information and reviews for Doubletree Resort

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Cloud Forests of Monteverde

Visiting the Cloud Forests of Monteverde is one of the first activities you may like to consider. Monteverde in Puntarena and the larger town of Santa Elena is at the heart of cloud forest country where ferns, monkeys and moss covered greenery give a surreal adventure storybook type setting.

More and more families are creating a host of unique travel experience across one of Central America safest countries. While many kids look forward to catching a glimpse of volcanoes, the lush forest are also home to many oversize bugs, You will not need to bring a microscope and can enjoy viewing these creatures in their natural inflated sizes.

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This eco-tourism hot spot is popular with travelers for sure but there is enough diversions and variety to give everyone a enough space at most times of the year, and a few tourists. You will need to make a bit of a morning  road trip from the central valley and head to a place where a lot of the tours and attractions are close to. Another option is to take a jeep trip in combination with a boat trip from Arenal.

Most of the time it will really seem like you are in a cloud only surrounded by a teaming natural wildlife setting. This is the place to take a canopy tour or visit the frog museum. 

The forests are really a world away from the blue waters below. Although both enjoy a good deal of humidity at an altitude over 1400 meters the climate is distinctly cooler, but often covered in clouds or rain.

Here are a few Monteverde, Costa Rica travel attractions available as part of a tour or easily available through your own planning.

A Canopy Tour is on many family travel itineraries for their visit to Monteverde and is located by Santa Elena.  Tours will include the areal sky tram as well while the hanging bridges are an optional addition as well. There are 10 cables involved in the 750 meter course and while there is not an age limit kids over the height of 120 cm are allowed to join in on the tour. As you approach the platform an automatic brake is applied to help prepare for landing. You would not want to take a smaller child on the tour in any case and you really need to know a little about your child's development to choose if this is a suitable activity for the younger children.

In fact this is one of the most popular activities for most families while traveling Costa Rica. Here is a simple breakdown of some of the best zip lines for families, or zip line canopy tours in Costa Rica for families with children and the age groups which are allowed to travel on them.

Selvatura Hanging Bridges are an interesting way to experience the rain forest from above.

The sky tram travels across the forest of  Monteverde, at an altitude of about 1970 feet. This is also part of a canopy tour package. You can enjoy 2 magnificent vistas.

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All of these destinations offer a wide range of activities and amenities for adults looking for a luxurious vacation experience in Costa Rica. Costa Rica offers a unique blend of natural beauty, adventure and luxury that makes it a great option for adult-only vacations. Additionally, Costa Rica is known for its eco-tourism and sustainable practices, making it a great option for those looking for an eco-friendly vacation.

Compared to other Central American countries, Costa Rica stands out for its high-end luxury resorts and eco-tourism options. Nicaragua, Panama and Belize also offer great adult-only resorts but Costa Rica's all-inclusive resorts offer a wider range of amenities and activities, and it's also known for its eco-tourism and sustainable practices which makes it a unique option.

The All-Inclusive Luxury Resort Scene in Costa Rica: A Destination Guide

Luxurious all-inclusive resorts are scattered throughout the lush landscapes and stunning coastlines of Costa Rica. In this review, we're embarking on a journey to explore the key features and amenities of these esteemed retreats, breaking down the strengths and weaknesses in the context of different travel priorities.

1. Scenery and Location:

The beauty of Costa Rica's geography is undeniable. Resorts are situated between forested volcanic hills and stretches of pristine beaches, providing an impressive backdrop for any stay. The resorts in Guanacaste, such as the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, offer breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, while those on the Caribbean side like Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel offer lush rainforest and tranquil sea views.

Score: 9/10 – Costa Rica’s resorts offer truly unique and diverse settings. Some might find the travel time from the airport to the more remote locations a bit lengthy, which slightly impacts the score.

2. Accommodation:

From private villas nestled in the tropical forest to ocean-view suites, Costa Rican resorts excel in offering luxurious accommodation options. Sophisticated décor that captures the essence of pura vida (pure life), plush furnishings, private plunge pools, and state-of-the-art amenities are standard features.

Score: 9/10 – The resorts truly embrace the luxury lifestyle. The only minor downside is that not all rooms offer ocean views, depending on the location of the resort.

3. Dining and Cuisine:

Costa Rica's luxury all-inclusive resorts offer a cornucopia of gastronomic delights. From local Costa Rican cuisine to international gourmet fare, there is a commitment to quality, freshness, and creativity in every dish served.

Score: 8/10 – Dining options are typically broad and high-quality, although more localized food options could further enhance the experience.

4. Activities and Amenities:

Whether it's a spa offering treatments using organic local products, a fitness center with yoga sessions, or guided nature tours, these resorts ensure there is always something engaging. Water sports, golf, wildlife viewing, and hiking trails are common activities.

Score: 8/10 – While the amenities and activities are plentiful, they can be weather-dependent. Certain activities may also incur additional costs.

5. Service and Hospitality:

Costa Rican luxury resorts have earned a reputation for warm and genuine hospitality. Their concierge services are highly attentive, providing personalized experiences for guests.

Score: 10/10 – The service and hospitality are widely praised and remain one of the high points of these resorts.

6. Sustainability:

Costa Rica is a pioneer in eco-tourism. Many resorts take sustainability seriously, implementing policies such as limiting plastic use, conserving water, and supporting local communities.

Score: 9/10 – While many resorts are highly eco-conscious, not all have the same level of commitment to sustainability.

In conclusion, the all-inclusive luxury resort scene in Costa Rica impresses with its striking locations, opulent accommodation, high-quality dining, diverse amenities, warm hospitality, and commitment to sustainability. Although there are some minor areas for improvement, these resorts offer a slice of paradise for any discerning traveler.

Luxury Resort Bliss, Costa Rica: Frequently Asked Questions

What does 'all-inclusive' mean?

All-inclusive typically means that all meals, beverages, and resort-based activities are included in the price of your stay. This often includes non-motorized water sports, fitness centers, entertainment, and more. However, services can vary between resorts, so it's always best to check specifics directly.

Is transportation included to and from the airport?

While some resorts do offer complimentary airport transfers, this is not always the case. It's recommended to check with the specific resort prior to your arrival.

What activities are included in the all-inclusive plan?Question

Most all-inclusive plans include non-motorized water sports, guided activities, fitness facilities, and nightly entertainment. Some may also include yoga classes, cooking classes, and kids' club activities. Check with your chosen resort for specific offerings.

Are gratuities included?

Typically, gratuities are included in all-inclusive packages. However, some guests choose to offer extra tips for exceptional service. Check with your resort for their specific tipping policy.

Is the mini-bar included in the room rate?

Often, the mini-bar is included in all-inclusive resorts. However, this may vary from one resort to another.

Is there a dress code for restaurants at the resort?

Dress codes vary by resort and restaurant. Some may require a more formal attire for fine dining restaurants. It's best to check the resort's policy before packing.

Can dietary restrictions be accommodated?

Most luxury resorts will do their best to cater to dietary restrictions and food allergies. Inform the resort about your dietary needs in advance.

What happens if I need to cancel my booking?

Cancellation policies vary by resort and the type of booking made. It's always a good idea to read these policies carefully at the time of booking or contact the resort directly for information.

Are all-inclusive resorts family-friendly?

While many resorts in Costa Rica are family-friendly, some are adult-only. It's best to check the specific policies of each resort.

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