Want to get away from the daily grind and immerse yourself in a luxurious, tranquil setting? Consider staying at a remote resort, where your secluded tropical accommodation is the destination. Since remote resorts are generally located in a secluded setting far from any town, they provide everything you need either onsite or nearby. Surround yourself with the many natural wonders Costa Rica has to offer, including rare and diverse wildlife, majestic rainforests, stunning waterfalls, and breathtaking volcanoes. Back at the resort, enjoy fine dining with meals created using local, organic ingredients. Pamper yourself in rooms that offer jacuzzis, fireplaces, and private balconies with breathtaking views of the ocean or the rainforest. Here you will find all of the comforts of a luxury resort, while enjoying a wide variety of activities in the lush and beautiful countryside.
Set in Costa Ricas central volcanic region, El Silencio Lodge and Spa will be a sanctuary for soft adventure and inspired wellness. Close to the hotel lies the town of Sarchi home to the Costa Rican oxcart also bordering the Northwest area of the Poas Volcano offering some of the most astounding scenery in Cost Rica. Rated 9.9/10 by visitors
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The unique and magical Peace lodge is located on the grounds of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Heredia. In possibly one of the finest natural masterpieces, guests can expect to find themselves in a magical world, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and pristine rainforests. Rated 9.6/10 by visitors
The exclusive and luxurious Kura Design Villas rest on an impressive mountain ridge where the lush tropical forest tumbles into the Pacific Ocean. This small scale boutique hotel, in the South Pacific Region, seamlessly melds contemporary architecture with the natural environment to produce a supremely romantic getaway.
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Overlooking the San Carlos River, the Tilajari Hotel Resort and Conference Center is located outside of Muelle San Carlos in the sweeping agricultural landscape of the Northern Lowlands. Founded as a recreational country club, the Tilajari Hotel offers a comprehensive blend of on-site sporting facilities and access to both adventure and relaxation activities in the surrounding areas. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors
The four-star Cristal Ballena sits on the southern Pacific coast, on Playa Ballena. Here you will find the Ballena Marine National Park, just outside of the small village of Uvita. This breathtaking national park is an important breeding ground for the Humpback Whale and is excellent for turtle watching. This coastal region has outstanding beaches, several of which are situated within the national park. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
The Blue River Resort is located 50 km from the town of Liberia in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica. This trip takes about an hour, but it is well worth it – the area hosts the Rincón de la Vieja National Park and volcano, countless waterfalls, hiking trails and hot springs. Rated 8.7/10 by visitors
Just east of the world renowned Arenal Volcano in the Central Highlands, the Chachagua Rainforest Hotel and Hacienda is a 300-acre working ranch and eco-adventurers paradise. A perfect fusion of eco-friendly practices and generous hospitality, this hotel demonstrates a new vision of sustainability through its commitment to farming and environmental stewardship. Rated 8.0/10 by visitors
The Río Magnolia Nature Lodge is situated along the Pacific coast near the town of Dominical. Set on a 280-acre (113-ha) piece of property between Manual Antonio and the Osa Peninsula, this small eco-lodge is a haven for nature lovers.
Hotel Borinquen sits in the popular and diverse north Pacific region of Costa Rica. It offers unspoiled beaches, indigenous cultures, green forests, water sports, and much more. Make your vacation in Guanacaste complete by staying in the beautiful and serene mountains of Hotel Borinquen. The hotel is close to a wide variety of outdoor and adventure activities and is very close to the city of Liberia and the Daniel Oduber International Airport. Rated 9.5/10 by visitors
Villa Caletas is located on the central Pacific coast, an hour and a half from San Jose and a short drive south of Jaco. Jaco, a popular beach destination, provides fantastic nightlife, bars, restaurants, spas and much more. Though this area has a bustling community, areas just outside of town, on one of the many surrounding beaches and nature reserves, are more tranquil. Rated 8.8/10 by visitors
The Río Celeste Hideaway is located near the Tenorio Volcano National Park in the northern highlands of Costa Rica. The renowned Río Celeste – with its mystical, creamy-blue waters – flows through this part of the country, attracting visitors from far and wide. Perfect for couples, honeymooners or small families, the Río Celeste Hideaway offers its guests a unique place to stay while traveling in Costa Rica. Rated 10.0/10 by visitors
This eco-friendly hotel operates a private 600-acre (242-ha) reserve and thermal springs. Its bungalows, restaurant, and grounds are designed to use water and energy efficiently, as well as offer a wealth of fun activities for guests to enjoy.
Explore the lush natural landscape and warm tropical sunshine on local beaches while staying in the luxurious villas at Recreo. Located 20 minutes from La Cruz, in the Guantecaste province, Recreo’s visitors are treated to a relaxing ambiance and picturesque sunsets.
The Lost Iguana Resort is situated in the province of Alajuela, near the charming community of La Fortuna. Visitors will delight in the natural wonders and beauty that abound here like the active Arenal Volcano, lush rainforests and endless number of bird species. La Fortuna is a wonderful place to do some shopping, dine in one of the great restaurants and view the volcano's lava flows up close. Rated 9.2/10 by visitors
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The Punta Islita Hotel is located on the Nicoya Peninsula, on the Pacific coast. The beach of Punta Islita is less than a mile long and lies in a cove that also includes a beach named playa Corozalito, where you may be able to spot some Leatherback and Hawksbill sea turtles nesting. This secluded paradise, with blazing sunsets and warm ocean breezes, will leave an everlasting impression in your memory. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
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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.
The Arenal Observatory Lodge is situated just outside of La Fortuna, at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. Drawing excited tourists from around the world, this majestic volcano, surrounded on all sides by tropical rainforest, puts on an outstanding lava show. La Fortuna is a quaint, yet bustling town offering an assortment of restaurants, shops and attractions. Rated 9.2/10 by visitors
The magical Nature Lodge is located on the Nicoya Peninsula, a short ferry ride from the port town of Puntarenas. The Nicoya Peninsula is isolated and unspoiled, with typical pueblos, friendly smiles, colorful exotic flowers and a quaint atmosphere. Once a small fishing village, Montezuma is now well known as an international tourist destination, alive with art and culture. Rated 7.3/10 by visitors
The Arenal Lodge is situated in the Northern Lowlands of Costa Rica, just outside of the popular town of La Fortuna. This region is blessed with natural beauty and peaceful tranquility. Nature lovers will consider the area in and around Arenal and the quaint village of La Fortuna to be a slice of heaven. Rated 8.5/10 by visitors
The Iguana Lodge is located in the Osa Peninsula on the South Pacific of Costa Rica 4km from the town of Puerto Jimenez. Surround yourself with the utter raw and untamed beauty of the jungle and breathtaking beaches of the Peninsula just outside your doorstep. Discover the most exotic birds, diverse and exuberant wildlife and unforgettable marine species of this awe inspiring jungle location.
The Sueno Azul Hotel & Spa is located in Horquetas of Sarapiqui, only an hour and fifteen minute drive from San Jose. The nature and beauty that thrives in this area appeals to anyone seeking a peaceful destination with stunning natural beauty. Though the city is relatively close to the 1,500 acre retreat, the hotel&s grounds are pristine and its air is fresh. The region offers lakes, mountains, forests, fruit farms and volcanoes. Rated 8.1/10 by visitors
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The Punta Leona Hotel is located on the gorgeous central Pacific coast, in the province of Puntarenas and just an hour and a half from San Jose. This unique area has one of the most important private reserves in Costa Rica's Pacific Zone. The reserve has over seven hundred acres of trails leading into wild paradise where avid bird watchers and nature buffs will delight in the spotting of endangered and indigenous birds and animals. This location offers the best of both worlds: lush tropical forests and pristine white sand beaches. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors
Hotel Sugar Beach is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the Guanacaste Province, a Northwestern region of Costa Rica. The beach, Playa Pan de Azucar, remains secluded and pristine. Nature is all around, the sounds of birds, and the sea create a sense of awareness and relaxation. This Province is known for its outstanding stretches of beaches, sunny tropical weather and natural beauty. Sugar beach is located 5 miles north of Playa Flamingo, a popular marina and beach area with a vibrant nightlife. Rated 9.5/10 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
Casa Caletas is located on the western coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, just next door to the picturesque beach of Playa Coyote, a quiet, tranquil and deserted beach destination. Bask in this tropical paradise surrounded by swaying coconut trees lining the long horseshoe shaped beach where viewing amazing sunsets is a nightly ritual. The ideal location also makes it easy to access the beautiful beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and San Miguel.
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.
In the Nicoya Peninsula Region of Costa Rica on Playa Manzanillo, Lodge Ylang Ylang offers comfortable accommodations in a rainforest setting just a short walk from the beach. Guests can spend their time relaxing on a bungalow porch, at the hotel spa or the pool, exploring tide pools, sampling delicious meals at the restaurant, or trying a number of outdoor activities.
The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is located on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, in the town of Montezuma. This area is a hot spot for nature and beach buffs who love endless sunshine and tropical beauty. The town of Montezuma is a hip little fishing village known for its alternative and international culture, energetic night life, spectacular natural beauty, waterfalls and unique shops and galleries. Rated 9.1/10 by visitors
Isolated on the south end of the Osa Peninsula, South Pacific Region, the Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary and Spa is nestled into the jungle overlooking a secluded beach. Located 8 miles from Puerto Jimenez, this exquisitely designed property creates a comfortable and relaxing ambiance where guests can focus on restoring their personal well being.
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
Alma del Pacifico on Playa Esterillos Este lies between Jaco Beach and Quepos, on the Central Pacific of Costa Rica. The hotel fronts the expansive beach of Playa Esterillos with its gorgeous Pacific waters and warm sunshine making for a stunning tropical vacation. The sun-splashed beach, glistening ocean waves and steep verdant cliffs create an awe-inspiring landscape. Lovely walking paths lead through colorful ornamental, herb and vegetable gardens.
El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge is located on the Pacific side of the Osa Peninsula near the world famous Corcovado National Park in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. The lodge is perched above a long stretch of unspoiled beach and surrounded by primary rainforest filled with wildlife. Given the highest rating for sustainable tourism by the Costa Rica Tourism Board, El Remanso provides the opportunity to experience a uniquely biologically diverse jungle while being treated to personalized service from the local staff, quality meals each day, and charming accommodations that blend in with the natural setting.
Laguna Lodge lies along Costa Rica's northern Caribbean Zone, an exclusive location on a narrow strip of land between the sea on one side and the Tortuguero-Lagoon on the other. This Region is the most important nesting site in the entire Western half of the Caribbean for the green sea turtle. The Caribbean provides a unique mixture of cultures from the Indigenous to Jamaican influences bringing you a completely different side of Costa Rica. Rated 8.8/10 by visitors
The Pachira Lodge is located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica near the National Park of Tortuguero. The lodge is surrounded by a network of very scenic canals and is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world, characterized by its rich flora and fauna. Arriving at this paradise is an exciting and unique experience as it consists of either flying or busing into the coast near Limon and then taking a short boat ride to Tortuguero. Rated 9.1/10 by visitors
Hotel Mawamba is located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica in Tortuguero. Tortuguero is a navigable network of lake and canals that cross the National Park from Southeast to Northwest and is accessible only by boat or air. There are no roads to get here making this a unique vacation experience. It is also renowned for its tropical sanctuary and vital turtle nesting grounds. Rated 8.6/10 by visitors
The Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is nestled amongst 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve along the South Pacific coastline. Between Drake Bay and Corcovado National Park, this luxurious beachfront eco-resort caters to those travelers seeking an “off-the-beaten-path” rainforest and ocean experience.
The splendid Turrialtico Mountain Lodge is located in the central highlands of Costa Rica, just outside of the town of Turrialba. The charming town of Turrialba is conveniently located between San Jose and the Caribbean Coast, surrounded by fertile farmland and green mountain pastures. Rated 10.0/10 by visitors
Hotel Jinetes De Osa is situated in the isolated town of Drake Bay on the northern end of the Osa Peninsula, part of Costa Rica's idyllic Puntarenas province. Due to its relative inaccessibility, Drake Bay offers visitors the chance to see a wild and supremely beautiful part of the country. The area has remained in pristine condition and is the image incarnate many would conjure up when thinking of a tropical paradise. Rated 9.4/10 by visitors
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
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
Located in the province of Alajuela, the Arenal Vista Lodge is just 30 minutes away from La Fortuna, just in front of the Arenal Lake and Volcano. Here you will find yourself in the biological corridor between the Monteverde Reserve and the Arenal National Park. This is a mecca for bird and nature lovers as well as the eco tourist longing to discover a myriad of bird species, plant species, and marvel at the natural wonders that abound here. Rated 6.9/10 by visitors
Las Caletas Lodge is located in Drake Bay on the northern end of the Osa Peninsula, part of Costa Rica’s Puntarenas province. Drake Bay is one of the most inaccessible places in Costa Rica, and for many, it is this remoteness which makes it so special. Lacking the hustle and bustle of any city life, it is one of Costa Rica’s premier nature destinations, a true get-away-from-it-all kind of place. Rated 8.0/10 by visitors
Built in 1983 to explore eco-tourism and hospitality, Rara Avis is a quiet and remote hotel. A rugged trail through the trees leads you to a rustic lodge and cabins in the forest, where waterfalls, trails, and a myriad of creatures await you.
Nestled between the brilliant turquoise waters of Golfo Dulce and the lush green mountains of Piedras Blancas National Park, the Saladero Ecolodge is a place for ocean adventure and relaxation. Located on the Osa Peninsula, in the South Pacific Province, this rainforest style lodge is accessible only by boat.
You’ll find Rancho Naturalista in the mountains of Cordillera Talamanca, an essential destination for birders. On the property that surrounds the Rancho Naturalistsa it’s possible to see over 430 species of bird in their natural habitat. Even if you’re not a birder, you’ll be impressed by the breathtaking array of tropical animals.