Hotels of Every Type and for Every Budget
Costa Rica is on the world map not only for its nature and adventure offerings but also for its luxurious hotels. There are large resorts and unique jungle lodges. There are eco-friendly hotels, family-oriented ones, and hotels for specific niches, like surfers, fishermen, etc. Whether you are hoping to stay at a boutique or an all-inclusive resort, Costa Rica has it.
Costa Rica has hotels to fit any budget, still, most people want the best possible deal for what they pay. Even if a hotel were 50% off, who wouldn’t ask if it could be 75% or 51% off, right? While those deals are unrealistic, Costa Rica does often have impressive discounts you can make use of.
What Goes into Discounts?
Some factors that go into Costa Rica hotel deals are the season of the year, the occupancy rate, and the strategy of the individual hotel.
Too Good to Be True?
If you see a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Stick with the hotels we recommend so you know you’re headed to a reputable place you will truly enjoy.
Costa Rica Best Deals and Discounts
One of the first questions most people ask us is, “What discounts are available?” Everyone hopes to find affordable Costa Rica hotels, and who could blame them. Not to worry, there are always Costa Rica hotel deals, of one type or another. For instance, you might find a discount where you pay for a certain number of nights and get an extra night free. Another common discount is to add breakfast in with what you pay for your stay.
Affordable Costa Rica Hotels
We love helping our clients get the most bang for their buck! Thus, we keep a close relationship with our partner hotels to make sure that we can offer the very best discounts and special promotions. By working with your travel consultant, you will be able to make the best decisions based on your interests and your budget.
Best Times for Costa Rica Hotel Deals
Hotel discounts and promotions are more common during the Green Season, also called low season or rainy season, which is from May to October. For example, it is popular to offer promotions like Stay Four Nights, Pay Three. If you are able to travel in May and June, you are likely to find the best deals. You may encounter a bit of rain, but you will definitely have a unique, exciting time and get to see the jungle during the greenest part of the year. Some might even ask, why visit a rainforest when it’s not the rainy season? The rain brings out the best of the greenery and the creatures that inhabit the rainforest. Bring some boots and a poncho, and definitely your camera.
Most Expensive Months in Costa Rica
If you are on a budget, January to March may not be the best times to travel to Costa Rica. That said, our travel consultants do sometimes hear of last-minute deals! So don’t be afraid to ask.
Last-Minute Costa Rica Hotel Deals
Hotel deals can frequently change, especially in the aftermath Covid19 has caused. It is best to sign up for our email newsletter, which features specific properties on a monthly basis. While it’s generally best to plan ahead, if you are coming to Costa Rica very soon, we can help you look into any possible last-minute deals hotels might offer to fill their last few open rooms.
Current Deals and Discounts on Costa Rica Hotels
The Westin is great for families, couples, and groups that want to know all their food and drinks are covered. This all-inclusive is high-end. It’s got multiple dining options, direct beach access, and specific sections of rooms and pools that are for adults only. There’s also a kids club to keep the little ones entertained. There are 400 rooms in this large resort on Conchal Beach, a perfect beach with white sand, just an hour from the Liberia International Airport.
The rooms overlook lush forests and have modern amenities and comfortable features such as a private terrace or balcony, A/C, and iPod docks. The resort offers a fitness center, four tennis courts, a spa, five meeting rooms, swimming pools, 18-hole golf course, and gear like kayaks, boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, and bikes to use. As if all that weren’t enough, the hotel boasts the highest level Certificate of Sustainable Tourism. Keep an eye out for wildlife on the grounds.
Stay Three, Pay Two Nights
In Volcano Lodge & Springs, Senda Monteverde, and Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa you can stay for three nights while only paying for two.
Arenal Volcano Lodge is a great value to begin with and this discount just sweetens the deal. This charming rustic mountain hotel has excellent views of the Arenal Volcano and has pools that are fed by thermal hot springs. There are also Jacuzzis, a kids pool, nature trails, a playground, and a spa by a river. The lodge has all superior rooms with A/C and their own patio with rocking chairs. The grounds feature beautiful botanical gardens.
Senda Monteverde is in the cloud forest and is on a hill at the foot of a mountain, providing unique views of the mystical surroundings. There’s personalized attention, luxurious comfort, and gorgeous gardens. The drive to get there is scenic and passes through the countryside and woodlands. There’s something romantic about being on the balcony in the mist from the cloud forest. Or venturing out into the forest to sight some intriguing animals. Kids love to go to the nearby butterfly farm. This hotel uses sustainable practices and the on-site restaurant uses seasonal produce and provides home-baked bread with hand-made nut butter.
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is for those who love nature and relaxation. There are 12 natural mineral pools fed by hot springs. There’s also a spa that won awards such as “Best Luxury Day Spa” and “Best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa.” Treatments are done in private ranchos surrounded by the jungle. Gourmet International Dining with Costa Rican touches is offered at the on-site Los Tucanes restaurant. There’s also a swim-up bar in one of the hot springs. Guests of all ages are welcome at this resort. There are a number of room options to cater to different travel budgets.
Pay Three Nights, Stay Four
You can pay for three nights but stay four at Si Como No, Arenas del Mar Beachfront Rainforest Resort, or Tamarindo Diria.
Si Como No is an eco-friendly boutique hotel. It’s got great ocean views, as it’s nestled in the hills above Manuel Antonio. It’s surrounded by the jungle and even home to a wildlife refuge. Some of the family friendly amenities include a movie theater and waterslide. There’s also an art gallery there which features locally made pieces. The vibe of the hotel is very laid back and relaxing. There’s even a spa. There’s a casual restaurant and a more elegant one on-site. The adults-only pool has a swim-up bar.
Arenas del Mar Beachfront Rainforest Resort is unique in that it’s the only beachfront eco-luxury boutique hotel in Manuel Antonio. You can have luxury, direct beach access, and be eco-friendly, all while staying steps away from the rainforest and wildlife. The rooms have terraces or balconies and the staff is responsive. You can spend the whole day in nature, at the beach, or hiking. Or unwinding at the pool or spa and then enjoy sustainable gourmet dining and a good night’s rest in your well-appointed room. There are two restaurants, two pools and tons of wildlife sightings. Start your next day off right with breakfast in El Mirador, a restaurant with a view that was featured in “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”
Tamarindo Diria is beachfront yet close to the nightlife that Tamarindo is known for. The resort is large and in the heart of the surfer town. The dry forest that surrounds it lends itself to extra sunny days and incredible sunsets. There are comfortable rooms in sections for families and other sections for adults only. There’s also an adults-only restaurant and pool. There are four pools, in total, including one that’s the biggest scenic pool in Tamarindo, plus a cold Jacuzzi, casino, tennis court, amphitheater, and five restaurants. On top of that, there are beach bars and swim-up pool bars. You’ll enjoy a breakfast buffet, grill, tapas, pizza, Costa Rican specialties, European cuisine, steak and local seafood.
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