5 must-see luxury hotels in Costa Rica

Looking for all that a Costa Rica luxury vacation has to offer? Spoil yourself in our most highly recommended luxury hotels in Costa Rica. As you experience the jungle, sun and sand perusing these custom-designed luxury vacation packages, keep in mind that the very best hotels in this country tend also to be boutique in size. You won’t want to leave!

Nayara Springs

Absolutely the most popularly rated hotel from our clients the last several years running.  Nayara Springs is adults only and with roughly 50 rooms, every villa is essentially a private oasis.  Each villa is fitted with lavish, tropical gardens around private plunge pools.  The outdoor showers add incredible charm and the service is impeccable. Enjoy breakfast served to your door and arranged neatly by your swimming pool each morning.  There is no better way to start a Costa Rican Vacation than three nights at Nayara Springs.

Nayara Springs Balcony private pool

Kura Design Villas

The most stunning, romantic spot for any couple in all of Costa Rica.  Kura is the perfect spot for those seeking off the beaten path luxury and the most amazing view in the country.  With panoramic ocean views, the daily sight of Marina Ballena National park is unforgettable. The six stand-alone villas are very private, luxurious, and thoughtfully designed. They all feature king beds, sliding glass doors to a covered terrace with an over-sized hammock for two and amazing ocean views. Double rain glass showers feature the same amazing panorama and are accessible directly from the terrace.

Kura Design Villas pool

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo

Conveniently located near Costa Rica’s second international airport in Liberia (LIR), the Andaz is perfect for luxury go-ers seeking quality and ease of access.  Andaz translates to ‘personal style,’ meaning there are no rehearsed scripts and uniqueness is celebrated. Andaz resorts pride themselves on vibrant hotel experiences, integration of local culture, and creative cuisine, and the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo certainly delivers. Rooms have a modern style befitting of the chic style of the area.

Andaz Papagayo Main Lobby

Arenas del Mar

Located in arguably the most beautiful area in all of Costa Rica, Arenas del Mar sits adjacent to the Manuel Antonio National Park.  With incredible views, surrounding jungle and an on-site private beach, guests are sure to be impressed.  While wildlife, such as monkeys, abound on site, this is one of the few hotels that allows guests access to walk to the national park entrance.  Arenas del Mar is the finest hotel in this area.

Arenas del Mar Ocean Breeze Suite

Tabacon Grand Spa and Thermal Resort

The original thermal spa resort in the Arenal Volcano area, Tabacon has been a gem for years.  Hands down, these are the most luxurious hot springs that Costa Rica has to offer.  This is the perfect oasis for couples looking for the ultimate in countryside luxury.

Tabacon Hot Springs

Rob Harper is the Director of Business Development for Namu Travel Group.

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  1. Love the hot springs and all the great places to visit. Never been to Costa Rica seems like a nice place to explore. Thanks for sharing.

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