A rainforest region in Central America, Costa Rica boasts coastlines on both the Caribbean and Pacific. Costa Rica is well-known for its beaches, volcanoes, and amazing biodiversity. Protected jungles buzz with plant life, spider monkeys and quetzal birds.
When booking your vacation in Costa Rica, you can save money by booking flights, lodgings and transfers in a single package. Visiting in the off-season is cheaper than during peak times and gives you the opportunity to snag hotel accommodation bargains.
The best time to visit Costa Rica is during the off-peak season. The weather is cooler and the school holiday crowds have left. Rates are generally cheaper for flights, hotels and rental cars.
The Intercontinental Costa Rica is one of the region's most popular hotels. This urban hotel is located in central Escazú -San Jose's most opulent suburb. It is located in a Multiplaza Mall complex allowing access to shops and restaurants.
The Sheraton San Jose Hotel is a great choice for a city hotel. Located on Route 27, in the upmarket suburb of Escazú, the hotel is close to the landmarks and attractions in the CBD, but just 3 miles west of Sabana Park. There is a restaurant for meals and a bar. Airport transfers can be arranged.
The Best Western Jaco Beach Resort is a great family hotel. This all-inclusive resort offers beach volleyball or the chance to snooze in the sun. You can go surfing and boogie boarding nearby. El Puerto restaurant serves international cuisine.
La Mariposa Hotel is also a great family location. This stunning hotel provides an airport shuttle for guests who can relax with hot stone massages, detox body wraps and lunch or dine at Le Papillon. Four outdoor pools and two poolside bars complete the package.For romantic vacations in Costa Rica:
The Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Cariari is a wonderfully romantic hotel in a beautiful natural setting. The hotel is located only five minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), this San Jose hotel can be a haven or starting point for adventure activities. The lush gardens provide a restful aspect.
The Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort offers couples 4-star accommodation in a relaxed and beautiful beachfront setting. Guests can spend time at the beach sipping drinks or diving. There are outdoor pools for swimming and an on-site spa. The Matapalo serves international cuisine.For luxury vacations in Costa Rica:
The Barceló San Jose Palacio Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel that was chosen as the best business hotel in Costa Rica. It has a conference center which seats 1,000 people and a spa. There is a transfer to the Juan Santamaria International Airport.
The 5-star Barceló Tambor Beach Hotel has been voted the best beach hotel and is located on Playa Tambor. It's the ideal location for water activities and there is on-site surfing/boogie boarding and windsurfing. Guests can swim in the pool or visit the spa for aromatherapy, hot stone massages and healing wraps. There's a nightclub and a free kid's club. Airport transfers can be arranged.For budget vacations in Costa Rica:
The KC Hotel San Jose is a great option when it comes to affordability. This 3-star hotel offers close proximity to the airport, which is less than 4 miles away. Meals are served at the Green Restaurant. Transport to the hotel is by shuttle, taxi or rental car.
The Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola Hotel is located close to the heart of the city, making it a great choice for a business trip. A business center and meeting rooms seat 350 people. It's located within easy driving distance of the government offices.