All-Inclusive Vacations to Costa Rica

Costa Rica All-inclusive Vacations

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Costa Rica All-inclusive Vacations

For over 20 years, we have designed the best travel experience for our guests. Experience why our clients say “from start to finish it was the easiest trip we’ve ever taken!” Our local travel experts assess your unique needs and tailor your all-inclusive vacation.  Then we make all reservations on your behalf.  That includes arranging all hotels, transportation and tours. Once you land in Costa Rica we are on call.  If you need a restaurant reservation, a change to your plans, advice or hotel…we are here to serve.  Our goal is for you to experience an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

Our All-inclusive Trips Include:

  • VIP airport ‘Meet & Greet’ — We meet you inside the airport and escort you through customs. This exclusive service gets your trip started right.  We welcome you to a foreign land and see that you kick off the start of your trip with minimal stress or worry.
  • Transportation — Private, door-to-door transfers between airport, lodging and destinations.
  • Bilingual Drivers — They can give you tips about the areas you visit.  Because the transport is private, you can ask them to stop along the way for scenic photos or to grab a local snack. This makes getting to your destination fun and interesting.
  • Lodging — We hand-select the best all-inclusive resort accommodations and meals-inclusive hotels.
  • Tours — Customized to your personalized interests and booked ahead.
  • Help-Line — 24/7 In-Country service throughout your stay.

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Where to Experience All-inclusive Vacations?

There are a handful of high quality resort options all over Costa Rica.  However, only a limited few are 100% all-inclusive in the traditional sense.  The Guanacaste Province is the hot spot for this type of lodging.  More specifically, the Papagayo area is where most all-inclusive travelers tend to land.

Guanacaste: Home to All-inclusive Resorts

Looking for beachfront resorts?  The Guanacaste Province has miles of pristine coastline. A selection of resorts offering full, all-inclusive food & drink plans.  Another benefit of this region is the Liberia Airport.  Arriving through Liberia (versus San Jose) can save hours of travel time to and from your beach hotel.  The blue Pacific Ocean serves as the stunning backdrop for your vacation. Sit back, enjoy the view, and RELAX.

Guanacaste is the top destination in the country for family resorts. It features several renowned hotel chains.  The region offers stunning landscapes, excellent weather, sandy beaches, and several golf courses.  With the Liberia airport less than 30 minutes from the coast, it’s also convenient.

Enjoy poolside beverages, let the kids run free and play with beach toys while you lounge and relax. Enjoy on-site restaurants and great service all day round. Leave the children at the kids’ club and go dancing. Or, if you’re in the mood, join them in in the gaming area.  Lounging at the pool is always an option, and if you want to stay in your room for a nap, well we won’t blame you. As a family resort experience, this is the best the country has to offer. If you want to do this with your partner or a group of friends, it’s enjoyable for adults too.  Why do travelers choose all-inclusive options?  A few reasons:

  • On-site restaurants and great service all day round
  • Enjoy food and drinks to your hearts’ content without worrying about costly extras
  • Kids enjoy complimentary beach toys, kid’s clubs, and gaming areas
  • Take part (or not) in planned activities and late night dancing
  • Facilities like gyms, spas and beach club

There are many tour opportunities offered outside your hotel. There’s something for just about every type of travelers. Ride ATVs, go horseback riding or take a nature hike to spot wildlife. The waters off the Papagayo Bay provide great sport fishing and sailing.  Gear up and explore the sea while you snorkel or scuba drive. If you’d like to try the waves, go surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding.

Besides the great resorts at the beaches of Papagayo, there are meals-inclusive options at some boutique hotels. They might not include all meals and drinks, but they do offer unique experiences and resort-type amenities.  Small, luxury hotels in Costa Rica can provide a more private, cozy stay. Some amenities include adults-only properties, exclusive clubs, and relaxing spas.

What Our Experts Have to Say

In this episode, Adam talks to local travel experts Kathleen Hall and Rebecca Males. The discuss all inclusive vacations in Costa Rica. They explain what this means for your travel plans and what you need to know before you go.

Kathleen Hall – North Carolina, USA
A born traveler, Kathleen knows the ins and outs of Costa Rica’s most exclusive resorts.

Rebecca Males – Orlando, Florida
A Costa Rica expert for the past four years, she loves sharing its Pura Vida lifestyle.

Our Top Picks for Costa Rica Family Resorts

Of the handful of all-inclusive options in Costa Rica, three family resorts that stand out as our favorites. And like the rest of Costa Rica, there is a style to match every traveler. Which style is right for you?

The Westin Resort & Spa

This is one of the most popular resorts in Costa Rica and for a good reason. Lcated on the beautiful Playa Conchal beach, it has one of the largest pools in the country.  There is an exclusive, adults-only portion of the property.  This makes it functional for both families and couples.  There are several restaurants on-site that are included in the meal plan. These offer a wide range of dining options.  So you won’t tire of the same dishes during your stay.  They also have a kids’ club for families with younger travelers.

El Mangroove Autograph Collection, Panama Beach

This resort offers all meals or breakfast included options. We’re fans of this option because it is a more “authentic” and secluded resort. The beach is not as popular as Playa Conchal, so guests enjoy a more local feel. The design of the property is unique and understated (in a good way).  The beach has beautiful volcanic sand.  It tends to have a more “couples” vibe, but is also a good option for families. It is located under 25 minutes from the Liberia Airport. This convenient location helps you maximize valuable vacation time.

Margaritaville Beach Resort, Flamingo Beach

Perhaps the name sounds a bit cheesy, but this hotel is a great value!  This property offers meals-inclusive or breakfast only options. Playa Flamingo is a lovely and secluded beach.  The hotel is on the smaller side for a resort, so you won’t be overwhelmed by crowds.

Our Top Picks for Couples Resort Getaways

Couples who like to relax and not worry about where the next meal is coming from love inclusive packages. And couples who want personalized attention or to explore the area prefer more boutique lodging.

There are many hotels in Costa Rica that cater to couples. These mini-resorts offer intimate spaces, ocean views, resort amenities and activities and an escape from screaming kids. If you want a true couple’s experience, there are fantastic options. From some of the best adults-only resorts to luxury boutique hotels, Costa Rica has it all.  These are our picks for Couples Resorts:

Secrets Papagayo

This adults-only resort is near the Liberia Airport, and it caters to couples in search of some us-time. With a beachfront location, daily activities, seven restaurants, and a laid-back atmosphere, this full experience can be a romantic escapade to remember.

All-Inclusive vs Meal-Inclusive vs Breakfast Only Options – Which Is Best?

Most people know the difference between breakfast included and all-meals included hotel options.  But there is a third way in Costa Rica — the “meal-inclusive” option.  So, which of these is right for you?

Breakfast Included: A Traditional Experience

The good, old standard breakfast included is what most people think of when they see this option. Accommodations offering this include either a buffet breakfast or continental breakfast option to start your day.  The remaining meals are on your own either on site or at a local restaurant.

When people hear all-inclusive, they often think of all food & beverages—including alcohol—in the price for no additional charge. This is standard for larger resorts in Costa Rica and great for travelers that like to have cocktails, wine, or beer, and not worry about their tab.

Meal-Inclusive: Comfort in the Jungle

The third option is what we call “meal inclusive”. This means that breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your stay. This does NOT mean that alcohol is also included.  Meal-inclusive is a standard for more remote hotels.  These are the properties that are too secluded for guests to find convenient dining options off site.

Booking an All-inclusive Vacation to Costa Rica

Do you prefer to spend your day out exploring and eating meals in local towns? Or do you prefer to lounge by the pool and have meals and drinks at your leisure?  Or do you like to visit remote lodges that have a completely unique setting?  Let our experts help you choose!

All inclusive Costa Rica Top Tip

Venture outside the resort and explore! Costa Rica is an extremely safe country.  There is a myriad of things to do and sights to see, if you give them a chance. Pick a day during your trip to experience nature and local culture. You won’t regret it!

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