Top 10 Swimming Pools of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica with its exceptional selection of fine hotels and villa rentals means that many of these properties have some exciting and sometimes very different swimming pools! After all many Costa Rica swimming pools make up the perfect place to relax under the tropical sun, and what better way to sooth your muscles after an exciting day of adventure than to slip into a warm thermal swimming pool that’s naturally heated by an active volcano or a pool with a sublime ocean view that is second to none.

We have selected our top 10 picks of some of the finer pools throughout Costa Rica. Maybe you have had the pleasure of enjoying a few of these yourselves!



1) Hotel La Mariposa

Location: Manuel Antonio

Description: Here you will enjoy unbeatable and award winning views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park.




2) Casa Chameleon Hotel

Location: Mal Pais

Description: This infinity pool gives spectacular views of the Guanacaste coast.




3) The Pacuare Lodge

Location: Osa Peninsula

Description: Unbelievably impressive infinity pool with a scenic backdrop of the rainforest!




4) The Palms Villas 

Location: Flamingo Beach

Description: At the Palms Villas you will get a true beachfront pool. Located directly on the white sandy beach of Playa Flamingo, these rental villas sit on one of the most peaceful and uncrowded beaches in the country.




5) The Westin Resort & Spa

Location: Playa Conchal

Description: One of the largest pools in Central America is found at the beachfront Westin Reserva Conchal. The lagoon-style pool is one of the many amenities that make this all-inclusive resort a must visit!




6) The Springs Resort & Spa

Location: La Fortuna

Description: The Springs Resort offers a fine mix of soothing thermal and refreshingly cool pools located around the resort with magnificent views of the volcano.




7) Kura Boutique Hotel

Location: Uvita

Description: The pool here offers perhaps the best views from high above the south Pacific. It looks like a sheer drop from the edge of the infinity pool all the way down to the coast. Check out cool features like the underwater sound system and the fire pit!




8) Three Sixty Hotel

Location: Uvita

Description: Just as its name suggests the 360 degree infinity pool spans across this magnificent adults only property.




9) Villa Caletas

Location: Punta Leona

Description: This famous infinity pool gives the impression of being part of the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean.




10) Nayara Tented Camp

Location: La Fortuna

Description: This property boasts sensational private, spring-fed glass plunge pools.