Guanacaste Resorts & Hotels

The Guanacaste province has a dry, warm climate and picturesque beaches. Costa Rica Guanacaste resorts and hotels are in demand due to the weather, landscape, and the proximity to the Liberia airport.

Best Guanacaste Resorts

One of the many things that makes Guanacaste so special is its ideal weather. While most parts of the country have a few months of really heavy rain, Guanacaste’s “rainy season” is pretty mild. You’ll have great sunny weather, most of the day, no matter what month you come.

Another factor that draws people to Guanacaste is that there’s an international airport there. Depending on which place you stay at, it might be a very short ride from the airport. In less than half an hour, you could be holding a tropical cocktail in the pool or at one of the many unique beaches, with white, golden, pink, gray, or black sand.

Guanacaste is a relaxation and adventure hotspot. There are spas, beautiful beaches for sunbathing and watersports, like surfing, diving, snorkeling, and paddle boarding, as well as white-water rafting, ziplining, ATVing, mountain biking, horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, and just about any adrenaline producing activity you can dream of.

Then there’s the wildlife. Guanacaste is a rare dry tropical forest with over 250 bird species, plus monkeys, iguanas, and much more. You’ll definitely want to spend some time trekking through the forest or at least around the gardens of your hotel with an eye out.

There are pretty hotels near party towns and sweet secluded hotels too. Boutiques and big, brand-name resorts. Guanacaste offers so much variety that there’s something for everyone. If your group has some laid-back members and others who seek thrills, one can be at the spa while another mountain bikes and yet a few more spend the day on a catamaran. Meet up at night for fine dining at the restaurant of your choice. Guanacaste has the best international cuisine in all of Costa Rica, everything from Asian to French. There are also tasty quick options like BBQ and pizza around for something to grab between adventures.

What are the Best Guanacaste Hotels Like?

Luxury and high-end amenities are Guanacaste’s trade mark. Dotting the tropical landscape around white sand beaches, Guanacaste resorts provide everything a luxury vacation is supposed to have.

With modern, comfortable rooms, a choice of fine dining restaurants, pool bars, entertainment programs, and countless activities to choose from, Guanacaste beach hotels are some of the finest in the country.

Best Luxury and All-Inclusive Hotels in Guanacaste

The Westin Conchal Golf Resort & Spa is an amazing all-inclusive just an hour from the airport. You and yours can relax and enjoy knowing all the food and drinks are covered and you’ll never go over budget. Not only are your meals and drinks included, but some on-site activities are too. There’s a fitness center, four lighted tennis courts, pools, snorkeling gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and bikes to use right at the resort. There are also options to book scuba diving or fishing excursions or a day at the spa. There are both family-friendly and adults-only pools available and an 18-hole golf course too.

This resort and spa is set on a white sand beach known for beautiful shells. While most rooms have garden views, the resort has direct beach access. Enjoy the lush gardens from your own terrace or balcony. The rooms are large and have a living area, iPod docks, and A/C. There are 10 restaurants and five bars on the grounds. You can delight your palate at so many restaurants. There is Asian fusion, Italian, French, Latino, Mediterranean, and other international cuisine. There’s also a pizza bar and the Beach Restaurant. Gluten-free options are readily available. Even brownies! The Kids Club has playgrounds, classes, and games to keep kids entertained and safe. The hotel is committed to both guests and the environment. It was certified for sustainable tourism at the highest available level.

The Four Seasons is a hillside resort overlooking the ocean. It offers four swimming pools, relaxing spa treatments, and farm-and-sea-to-table dining. There are two beaches for relaxation and watersports, like surfing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Catamaran tours are also available. There’s an adults-only pool, a whirlpool, a splash pool, and attentive poolside service. There’s an 18-hole golf course with water views from 14 of them! The Arnold Palmer designed course was ranked in the “Top 100 Courses Outside the United States” by Golf Digest. It features dramatic elevation changes with unbeatable views.

Margaritaville is popular with families and groups looking for an all-inclusive stay and the convenience and beauty of being oceanfront. There are sea and mountain views, spa services, live gastronomy, spacious rooms, three pools, sun loungers, Balinese beds, and more. The bar is open from 10 am to midnight at this adults-only establishment. Meals, drinks, and snacks are included in this perfect place to disconnect and escape.

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort  is a large, luxury resort built in a modern Hacienda style. It’s a beachfront property great for families with children of all ages, groups and couples. There are on-site activities for your entertainment, including an 18-hole golf course designed by Mike Young. It’s just an hour and a half from the airport but also at least a half hour from the nearest town, so it’s both easy to get to and secluded enough for a laid back vacation to remember.

The three-story resort is on well-kept grounds and close to three beaches, one of which is right in front of the pool. One’s best for snorkeling, another for swimming, and the third is where the hotel’s beach club is. This one’s also good for swimming and surfing too. You will be kept occupied at this resort. There’s tennis, watersports, volleyball, golf, and even complimentary mountain bikes. You may enjoy music around the bonfire after dinner at any of the four restaurants. They feature Asian-fusion and Italian cuisine. There’s also grilled delights by the pool, two bars, and a cafe to try out. While the adults relax in the Jacuzzi, the little ones will enjoy their own activities, like foosball and movie nights.

Boutique Resorts in Guanacaste

Another great way to experience the Northern Pacific is to stay at some of the boutique resorts. Casa Chameleon, in Las Catalinas, and Cala Luna, in Tamarindo, are two gems you don’t want to miss. Intimacy, relaxation and romance are the priorities at these boutique hotels. The hotels are surrounded by tropical gardens and offer laid back luxury with fantastic personal service.

Casa Chameleon is an adults-only oasis overlooking the beach. It’s easy to unwind and relax by the infinity pool. Enjoy pool service, a full restaurant and bar for meals and snacks, and even spa treatments.

Cala Luna is eco-chic and gorgeous. The ambiance of this boutique has to be felt to be believed. It’s on a secluded beach in a region known for year-round sun. From the grounds of this hotel you will likely see monkeys and other astonishing wildlife. It’s great for couples, families, and groups of friends who are looking for a peaceful place that’s close to a happening town. There are deluxe rooms and both two and three bedroom villas available to choose from depending on the needs of your travel party. The rooms have a private patio terrace and A/C.

These Guanacaste villas have a private swimming pool and fully equipped kitchen as well as living and dining areas and a private terrace. There are snacks and cocktails available at the pool bar and meals made with local, organic ingredients at the on-site restaurant. Breakfast is included. After breakfast, be sure to walk through the organic herb and vegetable gardens and along the beach, taking in the sight of the volcanic rocks. Tamarindo, a great swimming beach and town with restaurants and nightlife, is just a 15-minute walk from Cala Luna.

Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa is the best option for avid adventurers who want to enjoy the great outdoors and experience an authentic Guanacaste vibe. It provides a great variety of on site activities, with easy access to one of the most active volcanoes in the country, Rincón de la Vieja. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, or even a place to hold a wedding or honeymoon, Borinquen has you covered. There are villas, suites, and bungalows there. The superior bungalow has a sleigh king size bed and a private covered balcony where you can relish in nice views from a comfortable hammock.

The list of hotel options in Guanacaste goes on and on, but the devil is in the details. In order to discover which of the best hotels in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is the one for you, email us or give us a call at 1-800-606-1860 today! Your time in a Guanacaste hotel, be it boutique or all-inclusive, is sure to be a luxurious and unforgettable experience. We look forward to sharing this slice of paradise in Guanacaste, Costa Rica with you and your favorite travel companions.

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