Top Costa Rica Resorts

Top Costa Rica Resorts
Filled with thick jungles, picturesque volcanoes and coasts on two oceans, Costa Rica is one of Central America's top destinations for adventure and eco-tourism. Within just a couple of hours, visitors can go from surfing in the Caribbean to mountain climbing in the northern highlands and then back to the beach. Costa Rica's top hotels offer both adventure and comfort in one package.

Occidental Grand Papagayo

Located on Costa Rica's northwestern Pacific coast, the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Papagayo resort sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean surrounded by natural vegetation. All meals, drinks, and snacks are included in the price of accommodation. Rooms have balconies, cable TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning. Activities like snorkeling, SCUBA clinics, and kayaking come with the price. The hotel grounds make a perfect place to observe exotic birds and monkeys while sipping a cocktail at one of its many bars and restaurants.

Occidental Grand Papagayo
Playa Buena
P.O.Box 48-5000
Papagayo Gulf, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2 672 01 91

Tilajari Hotel Resort

The Tilajari Hotel Resort offers adventure and "luxury in the wilderness." Less than 30 minutes from the famed Vulcan Arenal in northern Costa Rica, the Tilajari Hotel Resort emphasizes eco-friendly practices and sustainability. The hotel's butterfly and orchid garden as well as its resident iguanas add to the already stunning rain forest surroundings. The hotel offers adventure tours that take guests into the jungle, down rivers and to the top of volcanoes. Rooms have a TV, telephone and hair dyer, and breakfast is included.

Tilajari Hotel Resort
P.O. Box 81-4400
Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica
+506 2462 1212

Totem Hotel Beach Resort & Restaurant

Situated on the Caribbean Coast, the beachfront Totem Hotel Beach Resort & Restaurant is small and simple, with less than 20 guest rooms and suites. Each room has a private bathroom, bamboo furniture and bed, telephone and ceiling fan. Free wireless is available in certain parts of the hotel. Guests can rent surfboards and boogie boards at the front desk. Surf lessons are also available. The hotel offers adventure tours such as rafting, climbing, and through the jungle.

Totem Hotel Beach Resort & Restaurant
Cocles Beach, Puerto Viejo Limon, Costa Rica
+506 2750-0758

Article Written By Patrick M. Lind

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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