Our Best Hotel Picks for 2022

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At Costa Rica Vacations, we’ve been working with the greatest hotels in the country for nearly 20 years. One thing that guests ask consistently is for a list of our top hotels in Costa Rica – because everyone loves a list!

But how could we possibly decide with so many great hotels to choose from? In the effort of fairness, we compared TripAdvisor, Facebook, and Costa Rica Vacations reviews from the past year to see what the guests themselves had to say.

So without further ado, here are our top hotel recommendations for 2022!


1) The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa

Location: Playa Conchal

Why We Love: 5 Star, All-Inclusive, Beachfront Resort, Ideal for All Travelers, Stunning Location 

Description: Quite possibly the very best all-inclusive in Costa Rica! It has great beach access to scenic Playa Conchal plus an awesome selection of onsite activities and dining options, making it perfect for families looking to relax by the ocean.


    2) The Springs Resort & Spa

    Location: La Fortuna

    Why We Love: 5 Star Resort, Stunning Volcano Views, Plenty of On-Site Activities

    Description: This 5-star luxury resort offers spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano from nearly everywhere on site. There’s also plenty to do, from the outdoor adventure park Club Rio and fine dining, to the spa and the multitude of thermal hot springs options.


    3) Stay in Costa Rica at Los Sueños Resort

    Location: Jaco

    Why We Love: Luxury Villas & Condos, Famous Property & Location, Exceptional Service

    Description: This world class resort is set along over 1,400 acres of lush tropical forests and golden beaches offering one-bedroom to three-bedroom condos, or four- to seven-suite private villas, with different elegant designs and modern furnishings. The many amenities include two pools, Jacuzzi, barbecue area, exercise room at Veranda, beach club, Los Suenos Marriott Spa, and championship golf course. The world-class marina on site holds annual fishing tournaments and offers many different sized boats for half-day and full-day tours. Enjoy the two-acre beach club with a well-maintained beach lined with loungers and palm umbrellas. 


    4) Nayara Tented Camp

    Location: La Fortuna

    Why We Love: Award-Winning Resort, 5 Star Luxury, 3 Different Vacation Styles

    Description: The place that bucket lists are made of. This hotel combines both luxury and eco-friendly practices in a boutique camping concept that lets you immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s tropical rainforest while admiring views of Arenal Volcano. Staying at Nayara Tented Camp means two things—luxury and nature.


    5) Arenas del Mar Beachfront Rainforest Resort

    Location: Manuel Antonio

    Why We Love: High-End, Boutique Experience, Oceanfront Hotel, Amazing Tropical Views

    Description: Part of the Cayuga sustainable hotel chain, this boutique rainforest resort is an ideal way to connect with nature and learn about sustainability in the rainforest while enjoying exceptional, friendly service, fine dining and the best location in the area. It’s a hit with kids and couples alike.


    6) Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

    Location: Arenal

    Why We Love: On-Site Hot Springs, Ideal for Families, Impressive Volcano Views

    Description: With on-site private hot springs and impressive volcano views, this rustic resort is a fantastic option for families, couples and groups looking for a good value option among hotels in the Arenal volcano area.


    7) Tamarindo Diria

    Location: Tamarindo

    Why We Love: Right on the Beach, In the Heart of Tamarindo, Great for Nightlife

    Description: Tamarindo Diria is perfect for anyone looking for a clean and comfortable no-frills resort, close to lots of restaurants, bars, nightlife, and shopping. The hotel amenities include four swimming pools, cold Jacuzzi, tennis court, casino, amphitheater, five restaurants, beach bars, and swim-up pool bars. The five restaurants offer a variety of cuisines such as grill, tapas, pizza, traditional Costa Rican food, European cuisine, steak, and seafood.


    8) Tabacon Thermal Resort &Spa

    Location: Arenal

    Why We Love: World-Famous Hot Springs, Adults-Only Shangri La Gardens, Exceptional Restaurant

    Description: Your perfect oasis for those looking for luxury amenities and the ultimate spa. The resort features 12 natural mineral pools seamlessly blending with the surrounding gardens at this Adults Only resort. Tabacon Resort has won dozens of awards for their exquisite and extensive spa, including the World Luxury Spa Awards for Best Luxury Day Spa and Best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa.


    9) Si Como No Resort & Spa

    Location: Manuel Antonio

    Why We Love: Amazing Manuel Antonio Views, 24-Acre Private Wildlife Refuge, Free Beach Shuttle

    Description: Nestled in the jungle-covered hills just above Manuel Antonio National Park, this stunning property blends seamlessly into its jungle hillside environment, allowing amazing rainforest or Pacific Ocean views from all rooms. If you want an authentic Costa Rica experience while still enjoying top-notch amenities, Si Como No is the place for you.


    10) Margaritaville Beach Resort

    Location: Playa Flamingo

    Why We Love: Beachfront Resort, Plenty On-Site Entertainment, Stunning Sunsets

    Description: Located in the province of Guanacaste, on the northwest Pacific coast, the Margaritaville Beach Resort is the perfect destination for travelers seeking a Costa Rica beach resort escape. With a uniquely convenient location, large pool area, and on-site entertainment, this hotel provides a laid-back atmosphere where you can truly forget your worries.


    11) Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

    Location: Arenal

    Why We Love: On-Site Hot Springs, Closest Arenal Volcano View, Jacuzzi in Every Room

    Description: A modern hotel surrounded by well-kept gardens, Arenal Kioro combines elegance with stellar service to make this the trip of a lifetime. Arenal Kioro is one of the Arenal Volcano hotels with hot springs on-site, which makes it convenient for travelers who want to soak in the warm, naturally mineral waters. The hotel is set along well-manicured gardens, steamy hot springs, and impressive views of the towering Arenal Volcano.