We’re sure a trip to Costa Rica is in your bucket list for many reasons: the rainforests, prime surfing, majestic volcanoes, pristine beaches, exotic wildlife, wellness retreats, gorgeous scenery… the list goes on! Just to make it more interesting for you, we have some of the best all-inclusive hotels in the world. In no particular order, you must come and discover these Pacific gems. So put your wallet away, and book one of these awesome resorts on your next trip down. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered!
- Dreams Las Mareas, Guanacaste
Finest liquor, a fully stocked en-suite mini bar, and a friendly staff waiting to refill your piña colada before you even have to ask, this is not your average “all-inclusive,” it’s “Unlimited Luxury,” as Dreams calls it. The rooms here have terraces (with hot tubs), an ocean view and a private beach; there’s a full-service spa and 2 stunning swimming pools; the activities include everything from cocktail mixing classes to salsa dancing lessons; and maid service is available, twice a day! Your stay here will definitely be a dream come true!
- Doubletree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific
Just one hour away from San Jose, this mega resort is everything an all-inclusive should have: the buffets are all-you-can-eat and the bars are all-you-can-imbibe, down to the Johnny Walker Red and Botran Oro rum, and the activities list reads like something you’d find on a luxury cruise. Go kayaking, zip-lining, hiking, paddle boarding, seriously, no time for boredom! There’s even karaoking! Hey parents, here’s a huge bonus for y’all: the property offers a Kids Paradise Club and Teens Club that includes pool tables and mocktails.
- Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal
Golfers will love this resort paradise on 2,400 beachfront acres with an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones. Even if you don’t like to hit the greens, there’s lots to do for your entertainment: take a dip on various dreamy pools, discover the area on a loaner bike, play beach volleyball, or go on a snorkeling expedition. When you’re done, choose amongst one of the eleven on-site restaurants, including our favorite, the Asian-inspired Bamboo.
- Occidental Tamarindo
Located in Playa Langosta, a stunning beach, it is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. It’s the biodiversity of this magnificent country at your fingertips. The property was renovated in 2010 making it fully equipped for everything you need to enjoy your stay, whether for business, pleasure, or your family vacation. The beachfront location allows all guests to enjoy from a wide variety of watersports and astonishing views just steps away from their rooms.
- Secrets Papagayo, Papagayo Peninsula
This isn’t the X-Factor, it’s the Luxe Factor. This thatch-roofed, adults-only resort is fine luxury, from the 24-hour room service and fine drinks to a la carte dining and romantic plunge pools. The 202 rooms have neutral tones with lightly colored tones of turquoise and private patios, with some overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo. Just walking around the property, you’ll be able to spot resident Howler monkeys playing in the trees.
- La Paloma Lodge Osa Peninsula
Your stay at La Paloma Lodge includes full-day guided tours of Corcovado National Park and the 740-acre Caño Island, but the truth is you’re there to sleep high in the rainforest canopy, and drift off to the sound of tree frogs, while toucans and scarlet macaws fly just outside your window. Talk about one-of-a-kind views!
The perks: meals are all-inclusive and family-style (though drinks will cost you extra), and you get free access to the lodge’s hoard of water gear (boogie boards, snorkels, and the like) for playing at nearby Cocolito Beach.
- Barceló Tambor
The Barceló All Inclusive program grants guests entrance to all of the facilities including special services. With fine cuisine and an extensive menu of cocktails, you won’t be getting hungry or thirsty any time soon! The hotel features a diverse entertainment program to satisfy guests of all ages, as well as areas for children so that you can spend your vacation together as a family.