If you’re looking for peaceful and private accommodation, cabins and villas can be a great option. Rather, than close-proximity rooms within a single building, cabin and villas form a separate structure. Guests at these hotel properties walk on short paths between the reception, restaurant, and their own private cabins, villas, or bungalows. Many cabin and villa accommodations also provide more amenities than a standard room. They can include a full kitchen and a separate living area that are ideal for longer stays. (Please note that some units form a duplex, rather than a single unit.)
Villas Kalimba sits on the gorgeous beach of Samara on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The bay here will enchant you with its white sand, gentle water, coconut palms, and a picturesque wooded island. Samara has a natural coral reef and is one of the safest beaches in all of Costa Rica. Spend your days swimming, fishing, riding the waves or just soaking up the tropical paradise we call Samara. Rated 9.4/10 by visitors
Arenal Manoa is located just outside the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. This area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica thanks to the Arenal Volcano, one of the world's ten most active volcanoes. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors
The Arenal Springs Resort is located just outside the quaint town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. Feast your eyes on the outstanding lush, green, natural beauty that abounds here and the awesomeness of one of the most active volcanoes in the world, the Arenal Volcano. Visitors longing to be surrounded by nature, birds and forest will have come to the perfect place when they arrive to the Arenal area. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors
Pranamar Villas is an intimate, consciously designed hotel set along the shores of the Nicoya Peninsula’s spectacular Santa Teresa beach. Both the hotel and the surrounding area have much to offer visitors who are looking to relax in a naturally beautiful setting – whether enjoying a beachside session of yoga or the comfort of your own room, Pranamar Villas will undoubtedly fill your every need and desire. Rated 10.0/10 by visitors
The White House is located along Playa Hermosa near the town of Santa Teresa. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is an architectural wonder that features massive windows, an infinity swimming pool, and direct beach access.
The elegant Cala Luna Hotel and Villas are located on the northwestern shoreline of Costa Rica, in the bustling tourist town of Tamarindo. This picturesque region opens a doorway to flat lands, green mountains and rich foliage. Because of the unique climate, the area boasts a tremendous diversity of terrain, from dense rain forests to airy deciduous forests, towering active volcanoes to lush sugarcane fields, and thick lagoons to untouched beaches. Rated 9.4/10 by visitors
Milarepa Hotel is located in the town of Malpais, situated on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula, which is affectionately known as the Hawaii of Latin America. The enchantment of Santa Teresa and Malpais is in their miles of perfect pale gold beaches, fringed to the high tide mark by lush trees and flowers with outcroppings of rock where tide pools form. Densely wooded hills rise steeply from the coast and overlook fifty miles of coastline, virtually untouched by man.
Mono Feliz – which means “The Happy Monkey” in Spanish – is located near the village of Ojochal in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Region. Although Ojochal is less developed than other parts of the country, it is by no means lacking in natural beauty or a bounty of things to do.
The Río Tico Safari Lodge is located along Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast near the town of Vergel de Punta Mala. Just south of Uvita, this area is less crowded than other parts of the country but possesses an ample amount of charm and beauty. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
The Playa Negra Guesthouse is found in the small town of Cahuita along Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Cahuita is known for its laid-back vibe, beautiful beaches and spectacular offshore coral reef. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors
At the Rancho Curubande Lodge, you will get to delve into a little bit of everything the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica has to offer. This is a tranquil place, but is only a short distance from some of the most exciting natural attractions in Costa Rica.
Buena Vista Lodge sits on a large hacienda near the periphery of Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Guanacaste. The Guanacaste Province is a diverse geographic region containing many microclimates, and the landscape surrounding Rincon de la Vieja is markedly different from the flat plains and famous surfing beaches below. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
Hotel Cabanas Los Pinos is situated just down the road from the world renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Monteverde is home to hundreds of plants, mammals, insects and birds such as the Resplendent Quetzal and the Emerald Toucanet. This is an amazing eco-tourism destination for those seeking solitude in the beauty of nature. Though tucked away in the mountains, visitors can find all the modern conveniences in Santa Elena such as restaurants, cafes, shops, a supermarket and bank. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors
Esencia Hotel and Villas is located on the Nicoya Peninsula, on the picturesque Santa Teresa Beach. This area is known to be one of the most untouched and beautiful regions of Costa Rica. Indulge yourself in the endless stretches of white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, perfect for swimming and surfing. Santa Teresa is a quaint artistic village with plenty of tropical vegetation and diverse wildlife nearby. Rated 6.9/10 by visitors
Hotel Villas Rio Mar is located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, approximately 30 miles from Quepos and a short walk from Dominical&s splendid beach. Dominical offers a variety of delightful restaurants, sodas (local eateries), shops, and general stores. The surrounding area lends itself to complete natural beauty and wonders worth exploring like the national parks, the Chirripo Mountain Range, beautiful bays, deserted beaches lined with swaying palms and much more. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors
Hotel Villas Gaia is a wonderful base for exploring the natural beauty of Costa Rica's southwestern coast, at Playa Tortuga. This beach is considered to be a gateway to the astounding wild beauty of the lush jungles covering the Osa Peninsula, found further south. This unique wilderness hotel is a fantastic place to escape from the everyday world and be surrounded by nothing but the natural beauty of this biologically diverse region. Villas Gaia is perched on a ridge just a few hundred meters from the entrance of the village of Ojochal. Rated 9.2/10 by visitors
The Kokoro Arenal Hotel is located just 10 minutes outside the village of La Fortuna, nestled upon a quiet hilltop facing the Arenal Volcano and surrounded by lush rainforest. This rich, tropical paradise awaits those wanting to be consumed by natural beauty and adventure. Rated 9.1/10 by visitors
Las Brisas Resort and Villas is situated in the Central Pacific’s peaceful beach community of Playa Hermosa. The boutique hotel provides delightful accommodations and an idyllic location for visitors to relax and enjoy many of Costa Rica’s world famous outdoor activities. Rated 10.0/10 by visitors
Hotel Playa Negra offers oceanfront cabins next to Playa Negra's amazing reef break. Surfers will delight in the awesome waves off this pristine beach in Costa Rica's sunny and dry Guanacaste. Playa Negra is a caramel-colored beach, punctuated by rock outcroppings and tide pools. For those seeking escape from more developed tourist destinations in the Guanacaste region, this is just the spot. Rated 8.3/10 by visitors
Azania Bungalows is an exotically designed jungle’s edge hotel located at Cocles Beach in the South Caribbean Region. Visitors will be charmed when relaxing poolside or eating delicious Argentinian style food next to the tropical gardens and thatched roof buildings of Azania Bungalows. Rated 7.3/10 by visitors
Hotel Cariblue is found on the Caribbean coast, in the village of Puerto Viejo. This region offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience a completely different side of Costa Rica. You will find a beautiful mixture of indigenous, afro-Caribbean and Costa Rican cultures, expressed in the way of life, speech and food. Rated 8.8/10 by visitors
El Sabanero Eco-Lodge is located on the north Pacific side of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. Just a 10 minute drive away is the popular beach of Tamarindo, where you will find casual and fine dining options, boutiques, cafes, and fun nightlife at the local bars and discoteques. The province of Guanacaste boasts outstanding beaches and lush tropical scenery, perfect for those looking for an exciting beach vacation and long summer days. Rated 8.0/10 by visitors
Located in Potrero, and just minutes from Playa Flamingo, the luxurious Villas of Villagio Flor de Pacifico are the perfect destination to enjoy this precious stretch of coastline. This beach is a peaceful hideaway, great for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and for just taking a stroll on the beach. Rated 8.1/10 by visitors
Located 440 yards from the sands of Playa Grande, the Sol y Luna Lodge offers charming bungalows for couples, friends, and family on one of Guanacaste's largest and less-developed beaches, a favorite among surfers for its playful waves. Rated 8.8/10 by visitors
The Arenal Volcano Inn is located in the Fortuna district of San Carlos, just minutes from the Arenal Volcano. The town of La Fortuna offers a variety of local and international restaurants as well as shops and bakeries. This region is very fertile and lush, allowing for an abundance of produce to flourish as well as affording a stunning backdrop of vibrant green forest and flowers. Rated 9.5/10 by visitors
Condotel Las Cascadas is located in the Puntarenas province, in the town of Quepos along Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast. This destination is renowned for its natural beauty, which includes gorgeous white sand beaches, pristine lagoons and cascading waterfalls, and an array of wildlife found within the tropical jungle of the Manuel Antonio National Park. The town of Quepos is famous for its sport fishing, and hosts a selection of restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and bars that often feature live musicians.
Hotel Almendros y Corales is situated on the breathtaking Caribbean coast, in the heart of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. The Caribbean coast presents a unique blend of Afro Caribbean, Indigenous and Costa Rican cultures. These mixtures are all noted in the cuisine, lifestyle, and the sounds of reggae and calypso music filling the air, making the Caribbean a truly unique side of Costa Rica. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors
Rancho Margot is located along the shores of Lake Arenal, with rivers and streams flowing through the property and right at the foothills of the Children Eternal Rain Forest, one of Costa Rica's most famous conservation projects. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors
Shawandha Lodge is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, in the town of Puerto Viejo. The southern Caribbean coast masterfully blends wilderness and beautiful coastline. You will find a world of beautiful exotic birds, playful animals and smiling people. Puerto Viejo is a laid back beach town, offering a selection of restaurants, gift stores and live entertainment. Rated 8.9/10 by visitors
The Poas Volcano Lodge is situated in Costa Rica’s Central Valley outside the capital city of San José. Nestled between the Poás and Barva volcanoes at an elevation of 6,000 ft (1,900 m), this rural area of Costa Rica is stunningly beautiful and still within range of a major population center. Rated 8.7/10 by visitors
Villas Santa Teresa are set along the shores of Santa Teresa, a lovely beachside town that’s located upon the western coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. The villas are beautifully designed to incorporate the vibrancy of the tropics with the comforts of modernity. Guests will enjoy spacious rooms, covered terraces, and well-lit living spaces.
Hotel Villabosque is located on the Central Pacific Coast next to Manuel Antonio Beach and National Park. Known for its protected wildlife and beautiful beaches, Manuel Antonio is one of the rare places a person can see all four types of Costa Rica’s monkeys: Spider, Howler, White Faced, and the endangered Squirrel Monkey. The area is also a prime destination for spotting other exotic flora and fauna including sloths, iguanas, and colorful birds.
Hotel Silencio del Campo is located in majestic Arenal, near the quaint town of La Fortuna. This cozy accommodation is located at the foot of the world-famous Arenal Volcano. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and take in the sights of Lake Arenal, verdant mountainsides and the abundant bird and animal species. La Fortuna is a wonderful town with unforgettable views, shops and a variety of great restaurants. Rated 9.4/10 by visitors
The gorgeous North Pacific region of Costa Rica is home to the Hotel Villas Playa Samara, at Samara Beach. In these lush, verdant, natural tropical surroundings, and on the white sand beach, you will be thrilled with the antics of the howler monkeys, the graceful soaring of tropical birds in flight and a colorful tapestry of flowers and fruits at your fingertips. Besides the lovely beach, the town offers a variety of restaurants, cafe's and shops. Rated 7.8/10 by visitors
The Vista de Olas Hotel and Spa is a genuine oasis on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. This exclusive hotel is located on a hillside of Malpais and offers stunning views of the ocean. Hotel Vista de Olas has created a unique environment for a luxury vacation and will make your stay unforgettable. Rated 7.3/10 by visitors
Villas Estival is located right on Playa Prieta, and adjacent to Playa Potereo and Playa Penca. It is the perfect location to experience vacationing on a small, private beach, yet with all the amenities of a modern home. One of Costa Rica's undiscovered beaches, Playa Prieta is not tarnished by the overdevelopment of other beach communities in Guanacaste.
Cristal Azul is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The coastline is spotted with deserted beaches, some almost inaccessible and considered by many to be the most beautiful in the country. One hundred kilometers of sandy beachfront, swaying palms, clear blue waters and fantastic surf lure the adventurous to traverse rivers and dusty dirt roads to pass the day in paradise.
Tiki Villas is located within the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica near the town of Uvita, a few miles south of Dominical. This part of the country is unspoiled and beautiful, and draws smaller crowds than some areas to the north.
The Esquinas Rainforest lodge is located in the remote southern zone of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. Experience raw beauty at its best in this pristine wilderness zone of primary and secondary rainforest and endless stretches of deserted beaches. The lodge rests on Piedra Blancas National Park, an extension of the Corcovado National Park, and borders the Golfito Forest Reserve. This region attracts adventure travelers, naturalists, bird watchers and explorers.
The Tiskita Jungle Lodge is located along the far edge Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. Set between the town of Pavones and the country of Panama, this is one of the most remote and naturally beautiful parts of Costa Rica.
Whether you’re coming as a couple on a special getaway, a family taking a vacation, or a larger party experiencing the group trip of a lifetime, this Ocean Club just off of Manuel Antonio’s beach is an awesome accommodation option.
Puerblo del Mar offers guests 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms in a fully furnished condo, located a short distance from Tamarindo’s main attractions. Staying here you’ll get a real taste of life in Costa Rica, and what it’s like to have your very own slice of pura vida.
Los Mangos is located on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, in the town of Montezuma. This small, hip village remains one of the most popular destinations on the coast, with its beautiful beaches, great nightlife and abundant natural beauty. While in Montezuma, enjoy the sights and sounds of the monkeys playing in the forest canopy, start the day with an outstanding sunrise and hike to cascading waterfalls. Rated 8.6/10 by visitors
Situated in the shadow of Arenal Volcano and 1 km south of La Fortuna, Fortuna Rustic Cabin’s location in the Northern Lowlands provides great access to the neighboring Arenal Volcano National Park. This nearly symmetrical natural feature frames the skyline, while its surrounding natural areas offer limitless outdoor adventure.
Hotel Castillo del Arenal is located in the province of Alajuela, near the majestic Arenal Volcano. This area is renowned for its active volcano, which features remarkable lava shows, and the grand Lake Arenal, famous for its outstanding wind surfing conditions. The small, surrounding community of La Fortuna offers a variety of conveniences such as bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Rated 8.0/10 by visitors
Villas Allen offers guests homey casas, outfitted with kitchens and spacious rooms. These accommodations are a short distance from everything that Puerto Viejo has to offer. Family villas can accommodate 3 to 6 guests, and junior casas are ideally suited for couples.
The Hotel Mar Rey is located in the sunny Province of Guanacaste in the beach town of Tamarindo. Tamarindo is just an hour from the Liberia International Airport and four from San Jose Airport. The bustling multi cultural community of Tamarindo lends itself to splendid surroundings and nearly perfect weather. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
The small, family owned Valle Campanas Cabins are situated in the northwestern highlands of Costa Rica, in the Tilaran Mountain Range. Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's most popular destinations, with many attractions. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
The Blue Jay Lodge is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, in Mal Pais. This area will surprise you with its population of young and happy free-spirits living in respectful harmony with the surroundings. Roaring waves break on the golden sandy beaches, considered to be among the best in the world for surfing. The beach is also full of quiet, secluded coves, reefs and tide pools that offer tranquility. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
The Erupciones Inn Bed & Breakfast is situated on the west side of La Fortuna, in front of the majestic and active Arenal Volcano. The bustling town of La Fortuna is surrounded by lush tropical forest, the magnificent and large Lake Arenal and the astounding backdrop of the Arenal Volcano. This area has become quite the hot spot for visitors of Costa Rica, leaving footprints in the hearts of those who visit. Rated 8.6/10 by visitors
The Cala Lodge is located in Monteverde. Set within Costa Rica’s rich central highlands, this area is replete with bountiful rainforests, rolling hills, and a spectacular amount of biodiversity. Rated 9.1/10 by visitors
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel is located in the region of Guanacaste, in the North Pacific, only 3 Km away from Flamingo beach. Flamingo is internationally known for its gorgeous palm lined beaches and microclimate perfect for water sports and playing in the sun. This tropical paradise is around the corner from Playa Conchal, one of the most unique and spectacular beaches made up of billions of pieces of crushed shells. Rated 9.9/10 by visitors
The Mauna Loa Hotel is located near the entrance of Avellanas Beach just about 20 minutes south of Tamarindo and about 1:30 minutes from Liberia's International airport. The bungalow style rooms are colorful and spaced out along the well kept property that includes native trees, tropical gardens and refreshing swimming pool.
The Coconut Grove Hotel is located just outside of the quaint beach village of Dominical, 40 KM south of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Enjoy the beauty of the area with its rich and colorful flora and fauna, emerald green waters, and fiery sunsets. Dominical is a small community with a variety of restaurants, shops and convenience stores. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors
Hotel Campo Verde is located right at the base of Arenal Volcano, just minutes northwest of La Fortuna. This paradise, surrounded by beautiful, lush flora and fauna, is the home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, with fantastic lava shows on a daily basis. The picturesque town of La Fortuna is a wonderful place to do some shopping, dining and bird watching. Rated 8.9/10 by visitors
Just a short walk from Santa Teresa’s white sand beaches along the Nicoya Peninsula, the Canaima Chill House offers a luxurious place to lounge in a jungle setting. The “rustic boutique hotel” fulfills the image of tropical paradise with its wood and bamboo décor and swimming pool pillow area blending in seamlessly with the rain forest. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
The Belgian owned Hotel Celaje is situated in Cabuya, seven km from Montezuma and one km from the natural reserve of Cabo Blanco. The hotel is located in front of the ocean and is situated in the middle of exuberant rainforest. This area is blessed with pristine beaches, clear Pacific waters and quaint villages full of life and tranquility. Rated 8.8/10 by visitors
The Monteverde Country Lodge, with personalized customer service and cozy ambiance, is situated just 10 minutes away from the world famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve of the Central Highlands region. Rated 8.1/10 by visitors
Hotel Suria is set near the tranquil town of San Gerardo de Dota in Costa Rica’s South Central region. Settled into the Savegre River Valley, this area is replete with forests, waterfalls and birds galore. Even better, most tourists don’t visit or even know about San Gerardo de Dota. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
The Korrigan Lodge is located 5 miles (8 km) south of Puerto Viejo. Set along the Caribbean coast, this area has spectacular natural scenery and a cultural climate that is much different from the rest of the country.
Arenal Paraiso is located in the northern region of Costa Rica, near the town of La Fortuna. Here you'll discover the natural beauty of the rain forest with its great variety of exotic plants, animals and birds, merged with the magnificence of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. This is a superb place for outdoor adventure and for those seeking solitude amongst the nature. Rated 8.9/10 by visitors
Cabanitas Resort and Spa Hotel is situated near the bustling town of La Fortuna, in Costa Rica's northern lowlands. The perfectly cone shaped, active Arenal Volcano, with frequent lava flows, is the main attraction to the area. This lush and verdant countryside is visited by eco-tourists because of its rich biodiversity and tranquil atmosphere. Rated 8.9/10 by visitors
Simply designed and constructed, the Miradas Arenal bungalows offer views of the lush rolling forest that give way to the immense Arenal Volcano. Less than 5 miles from La Fortuna and Tabacon, the bungalows are located near many of the attractions around Arenal Volcano in the Northern Lowlands. Rated 9.7/10 by visitors
The Cloud Forest Lodge is a peaceful, quiet sanctuary in Monteverde, situated on about 70 acres of primary and secondary forest and alive with the chorus of birds and howler monkeys. Walk along the miles of trails around the lodge or spend a lazy afternoon in the sitting area with a TV. Indulge in the impressive view of the cloud forest from your table in the restaurant which serves typical Costa Rican food, or simply enjoy a cocktail from the bar. Rated 8.3/10 by visitors
La Costa de Papito puts you right between some of the best destinations that Talamanca has to offer. Staying here you can walk to Caribbean beaches, and take a short drive to the nearby wildlife refuge. Rated 9.7/10 by visitors
La Quinta Country Inn is located in the northeastern portion of Cost Rica, in Sarapiqui, just 60 miles from San Jose. Surrounded by tropical rainforest, private reserves and La Selva Biological station, this area caters to eco-tourists, thrill seekers looking to river raft down the Sarapiqui River, or couples seeking a peaceful stay in paradise. These are also prime grounds for birders. The hotel is recognized by the National Accreditation commission for sustainable tourism. Rated 9.5/10 by visitors
The small, charming Trogon Lodge sits on the highest peak in the lush Central Valley highlands of Costa Rica. This magical and rustic lodge is a short two hour drive from San Jose. As visitors drive up, marvelous views appear before their eyes, including lush plantations, rich countryside and views of the valley. This is the perfect hideaway for nature lovers, birdwatchers and those wanting to get away from city life. Rated 9.7/10 by visitors
The Griss Lodge is located in the exciting town of Santa Teresa on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula, near the Cabo Blanco National Park. An untouched jungle reaches to the sandy beach in Santa Teresa, with water and waves that are ideal for both surfing and swimming. The town itself is growing quickly, and offers visitors a wide array of activities, restaurants, shops, and bars, and hosts an active nightlife year-round. Rated 9.4/10 by visitors
Pirate Cove Hotel lies along the Osa Peninsula in one of Costa Rica's most biologically diverse locations - Drake Bay. For the avid nature lover or the outdoor adventurer, a visit to Drake Bay is the trip of a lifetime, promising encounters with some of the world's most fascinating plant and animal species. Rated 8.9/10 by visitors