Costa Rica is a common destination for holidays with the best all-inclusive resorts to suit everyone’s travel goals. Since they began, all-inclusive resorts have drawn millions of tourists. They give an upscale experience that takes away a lot of anxiety and tension while planning a holiday.
Costa Rica offers an incredibly diverse culture, climates, flora, fauna, and habitats; including rainforests, dry tropical and temperate forests, and volcanoes. Costa Rica has committed a full quarter of its territory to protect its national parks. These protected areas make it perhaps the biggest destination for eco-tourism on the planet.
There isn’t much that Costa Rica doesn’t give to tourists when it comes to natural wonders. In Arenal Volcano National Park, you can witness spectacular volcanic activity and discover rare cloud forests on the world-famous Monteverde Sky; Dive into the vibrant coral reef of Cahuita National Park, or go white river rafting down the Rio Toro canyons.
With 750 miles of world-renowned Caribbean and Pacific beaches, it’s the ultimate getaway for swimming, hiking, biking, surfing, zip-lining, bird watching, rafting, fishing, and diving.
Costa Rica’s cities and towns seem to take a backseat to the country’s natural splendor. However, with the resort town of Jacó and the laidback Caribbean village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca among the favorites, there are picturesque coastal settlements to enjoy.
Top All-Inclusive Costa Rica Beach Resorts
Thanks to its long stretches of coastline in both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, all-inclusive Costa Rica beach resorts are famous amongst travelers. This nation is renowned for its eco-friendly resorts, the lifestyle of “Pura Vida,” and adventure sports, from surfing to zip-lining across cloud forests.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose
This resort has a view of the Pacific Ocean, with beautiful, dark volcanic sands just below the hillside. DoubleTree Resort provides an array of ocean-view guest rooms and suites that give you a view to remember.
This resort offers three restaurants and seven bars to find the exact taste you are looking for, including a sunset bar set over the waters on the hotel pier! Bring the kids on this holiday and keep them occupied on the playground or the children’s club.
Dreams Las Mareas
Dreams Las Mareas is a stunning all-inclusive beach resort perfect in a tropical environment for couples, families, and groups of friends looking to relax and unwind. All your meals, complimentary international and top-shelf snacks, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour concierge service, themed parties and nightly entertainment, and pool and beach service are included in the complete luxury package.
The four-pearl Tulemar Resort is one of Manuel Antonio’s biggest and most fully-featured resorts. With tropical wildlife and lovely vegetation, the lush, 33-acre grounds are plentiful. You would not need to leave the property-with four infinity pools, a secluded beach, and an all-day, ocean-view restaurant; your day will be full.
Costa Rica’s classic family holiday, Tulemar Resort, is consistently ranked among the world’s best hotels with its octagonal luxury villas and beachfront location.
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
The Four Seasons is comfortably among Central America’s most luxurious resorts, as close to perfection as it comes. One of the most popular features of the hotel is the spectacular scenic location at the very edge of the Peninsula, offering guests access to not one but two beautiful beaches.
Four Seasons also provides unique beach events for families and groups, including private beach barbeques, snorkeling & beach tours, and picnics.
Bahia del Sol Hotel
On an uncrowded stretch of Portero Beach, Bahia del Sol beachfront Boutique Hotel is a well-kept property with beautiful gardens and colorful bushes. Instead of the soft white sand found at nearby Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero has dark sand, but its relatively calm waters make it suitable for swimming, and it lacks the crowds found at more popular beaches. The resort provides free exercise and yoga lessons for adventurous travelers as well as those who want a more sedentary holiday.
The Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Costa Rica
As a great holiday destination for family travel, this Central American country offers all-inclusive family resorts for all ages, interests, and skills. It has become a rising contender for the title of Best Family Vacation Destination.
Best Western Jaco Beach Resort
The resort is steps from the beach, with more than enough space for creating sandcastles. There are numerous pools, one for kids only, tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, planned events, and more.
In addition to fun in the sun along Jaco Beach, between Herradura Bay and Esterillos Beach, the Best Western Jaco Beach All Inclusive Resort is where you can enjoy additional water sports and activities.
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
It’s easy to see why tourists are so loyal to it, with mountains, mangroves, and the Pacific Ocean within easy reach of the retreat.
Salsa lessons, traditional art workshops, Spanish classes, face painting, and pool games are regular family-friendly events. Its swim-up pool bar and on-site spa enhance the oceanfront resort’s overall soothing vibe.
Westin Golf Resort and Spa
The Westin Golf Resort and Spa is situated on Guanacaste’s most sought after beaches, Playa Conchal. This is your place if you are looking for top-notch accommodation that also provides an array of facilities and luxuries. With the Kids’ Club, swimming pool, kids will have enough to keep them entertained; while enjoying your nightly entertainment.
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
The luxurious JW Marriott properties are always a treat for families, and JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is no exception. This hacienda-style hotel offers breathtaking views of Guanacaste, famed for its biodiversity and spectacular beaches. The beachfront resort features water sports, children’s and infinity pools, children’s club, and five restaurants on-site.
Riu Palace Costa Rica Hotel
The comprehensive facilities are more sophisticated at this four-pearl resort than one would expect from a chain resort. The variety of activities and restaurants will undoubtedly please fans of all-inclusive hotels. During your stay at the Riu Palace Costa Rica Hotel, it can be hard to pull your little ones away from the children’s pool, playground, or the RiuLand children’s club.
Water sports are also included in the rates, with each guest during their stay getting one free introductory scuba diving lesson available. The resort is situated right on Matapalo Beach, so don’t forget about family time on the beach.
Costa Rica's Most Romantic
All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts
There are many beautiful places to celebrate your honeymoon, and Costa Rica’s all-inclusive honeymoon resorts are always at the top of that list. This destination is perfect for adventure-loving couples who want to be involved and explore the outdoors and experience an enticing getaway on the beach.
Anxious for a romantic getaway? Consider this lovely adult-only resort in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste. Papagayo Secrets is situated on the Papagayo Peninsula, and when it comes to romance, it’s just the spot you’re looking for. Keep tucked away with 24-hour room service on your romantic getaway. With one of the few massages offered, you can also interact with your partner at the spa.
Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
This hotel boutique jewel is absolutely secluded, making it suitable for honeymooners who want to feel worlds away. It is situated right on the insanely beautiful beach of Quizales, a mere 160-feet away from the water. Couples can walk in bamboo gardens, go horseback riding or hiking in the jungle, visit waterfalls and hide in romantic gazebos. The rooms are elegant with four-post beds, and suites are raised on stilts with private Jacuzzis.
Andaz Resort, Papagayo Peninsula
Andaz Resort is a romantic resort for couples on their honeymoons, situated on a private peninsula in Guanacaste. It is one of the finest beachfront accommodations in Costa Rica. The elements of the property are influenced by Costa Rican culture, down to the smallest detail. The Andaz is distinguished from other Costa Rica honeymoon hotels by immersive cooking lessons, mixology courses, live music, and other local touches.
Nayara Arenal Volcano Resort & Spa
Nayara is a breathtaking, five-star sanctuary, a natural landmark and tourist attraction, just miles from La Fortuna near the Arenal Volcano. There’s a heated outdoor pool, tucked-away fountains, scenic rainforest paths, and even a swim-up bar! You and your partner can sit deep in the rainforest with a natural spring flowing under it, and the spa is a highlight.
Makanda by the Sea Hotel
For your honeymoon, you can also stay at Makanda by the Sea Hotel for a boutique hotel experience in an adult-only atmosphere. Two infinity pools, a large Jacuzzi, a high-end hotel, a private beach, and a spa are all here for you to enjoy. A honeymoon package to boost a little romance in the beauty of nature is provided by Makanda. Honeymoon suites with their own private pool or Jacuzzi are available here.
Costa Rica's Top Adults-Only
No wonder why Costa Rica’s getaways are becoming increasingly popular. Often, couples and single travelers alike only want to escape to all-inclusive resorts for adults-only that promise peace and quiet. Costa Rica’s adult resorts cater to honeymooners, couples, solo adult travelers,
Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only
From the safety of your own balcony, the Occidental Papagayo provides you with a perfect view. This is the ideal backdrop for a relaxing holiday.
The relaxed environment and leisurely pace allow you to relax properly, leaving your worries behind, while drinks are delivered at your request by the welcoming service. Premium-level service and luxury in all types of rooms will pamper you.
Kura Design Villas
Adults looking for peaceful comfort should consider retiring to the stylish villas of Kura, perched on the cliffs high above the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This elegant luxury resort features futuristic architecture, a stark and beautiful contrast to the surrounding rainforest.
The infinity pool of Kura Design Villas effortlessly blends with the ocean in the background, creating an endless blue sea to look upon as you relax with a cocktail and soak up the sun.
There are only eight villas at Kura, so guests can expect an intimate and exclusive experience even when the hotel is packed.
Oxygen Jungle Villas
This peaceful refuge is tucked away in the rainforest, just an hour south of busy Manuel Antonio. Oxygen Jungle Villas is an adult-only jungle hotel experience exclusive to Costa Rica’s South Pacific region. Massages for couples and spa treatments here are a specialty, making it a must-visit. The Balinese-style villas were built to establish a connection between every couple’s accommodation and the surrounding jungle.
Los Altos De Eros
Los Altos de Eros is an upscale, adult-only, luxury hotel with six suites. With rooms surrounding a free-form infinity pool overlooking the Guanacaste region’s stretching mountains and valleys and the distant Pacific. The vibe here is social and villa-like. The hotel is somewhat isolated and needs a journey to access a steep, rocky path, but that’s part of its attraction.
Need To Know
Post COVID-19 Travel Guidelines
We believe that you can still appreciate what makes this country special with some main improvements and extra precautions. Before traveling, make sure you read and double-check the entry requirements, considering that they may be updated.
Getting Around (Transportation)
Buses are the most popular way to get around Costa Rica, and the public bus system, even in remote areas, is excellent, affordable, and reasonably frequent. If you think about renting a car, bear in mind that it is expensive and keep in mind that driving distances are longer than they appear on the map because of the challenging terrain.
Although Costa Rica is one of the safest traveling countries, that doesn’t mean that you should let down your guard. As in at any tourist place you should take precaution, at all times and in all areas, particularly at bus stations and on public transport, belongings should be carefully observed. Do not wear jewelry or bring large quantities of cash while walking the streets or at the beach.
Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse regions globally. The lush rainforests are abundant with exotic wildlife, the majestic Arenal Volcano and its surrounding thermal hot springs, the beautiful palm-fringed beaches-are all a must to explore. You will find what you are searching for, whether it is an adventure, family-friendly events, good food, or all-inclusive luxury hotels.
So it’s no surprise that you will be planning your next getaway here in beautiful Costa Rica.