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space Pura Vida! "Pure Life" – this popular Costa Rican greeting says it all about the allure of this amazing country. Located at the center of the American Continent with coasts on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, Costa Rica is a peaceful land of spectacular beauty. No other destination offers such an immense variety of landscapes, ecosystems, climates and experiences all within easy traveling distance. There are tree-lined tropical beaches whose warmth is exceeded only by the friendly, family-loving people who live here. Misty mountain forests give way to rolling savannas and bucolic countryside. Dense, lowland rain forests shelter brilliantly colored birds, exotic butterflies and prolific plant life and provide a magnificent backdrop to the crashing surf of the Pacific. Beaches on both coasts are primary nesting sites for many species of sea turtles. There are rushing tropical rivers, cascading waterfalls, thermal mineral springs and active volcanoes that light the night sky with their spectacular fiery display.
spaceEach year, Costa Ricans welcome thousands of visitors to share the tranquil beauty and natural treasures of their country. Endowed with 5% of earth's life forms within a mere 0.03% of the planet's surface, they have preserved this incredible bio-diversity in national parks, nature reserves and protected areas covering fully one-quarter of the land – more per capita than any other country in the world. It's no wonder that Costa Rica is often cited as a model for conservation in harmony with community development and economic growth, and has become a place of pilgrimage for ecological tourism.
spaceThe opportunities for fun and adventure are endless. There are spectacular new golf courses, uniquely carved into the magnificent landscape where pristine forest meets the sea. Record-winning sport fishing, thrilling whitewater rafting and kayaking, world class surfing and superlative scuba diving attract enthusiasts from the world over. Plus there is hiking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, canopy traversing and a great deal more – all in a perfect, year-round spring climate.
spaceThroughout the country there are plenty of captivating places to stay. From cozy mountain lodges and charming jungle hideaways to spacious villas, elegant inns and luxury resorts there are a variety of tempting choices for every taste and budget.
spaceBest of all, Costa Rica offers a safe travel environment in a stable democracy with very close political, economic and social ties to America. The country has been twice nominated and once awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and, since 1949, has had no standing army. Instead, the country's resources are directed to its excellent educational and health care systems, social programs and economic development. But the heart and soul of Costa Rica is undoubtedly the cultured, peaceful and friendly people who eagerly shower visitors with their unmatched "Tico" brand of hospitality.
spaceCome with Elegant Adventures and experience Pura Vida for yourself in the Heart of the Americas – Costa Rica.
San José


Costa Rica Marriott
Health Club/Spa, Swimming, Tennis


Hampton Inn & Suites San José Airport
Health Club/Spa, Swimming


Hilton Doubletree Cariari Hotel
Casino, Health Club/Spa, Swimming, Tennis
Alajuela
Arenal Volcano


Arenal Country Inn
Fishing, Hiking, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Swimming


Arenal Kioro Hotel
Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, Spa, Swimming


Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
Biking, Birdwatching, Canopy Zip Line, Fishing, Health Club/Spa, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Swimming, Windsurfing


Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Biking, Birdwatching, Canopy Tour, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Spa, Swimming


Hotel Magic Mountain
Biking, Birdwatching, Canopy Zip Line, Culture Tours, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Swimming


Lost Iguana Resort
Biking, Birdwatching, Cave Tours, Canopy Zip Line Tours, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs Tours, Nature Tours, Pool, River Rafting & Floating, Spa, Waterfall Rappelling


Montana de Fuego Resort & Spa
Birdwatching, Canopy Tour, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, Spa, Swimming


Royal Corin
Biking, Birdwatching, Cave Tours, Canopy Zip Line Tours, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs Tours, Nature Tours, River Rafting & Floating, Spa, Swimming, Waterfall Rapelling


The Springs
Biking, Birdwatching, Cave Tours, Canopy Zip Line Tours, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs Tours, Jungle Cat Rescue/Wildlife Exhibit, Nature Tours, River Rafting & Floating, Spa, Swimming, Waterfall Rapelling


Tabacon Resort & Spa
Fishing, Spa, Hiking, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Swimming
Central Zone


El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Biking, Birdwatching, Canopy Zip Line, Culture Tours, Fishing, Health Club/Spa, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Nature Tours, River Rafting


Finca Rosa Blanca
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, Swimming


Peace Lodge
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours


Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Resort
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours


Xandari Resort & Spa
Health Club/Spa, Nature Tours, Swimming
Guanacaste


Bahía del Sol
Golfing, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, Spa, Swimming


Barcelo Playa Langosta
Casino, Diving, Fishing, Health Club, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, Surfing


Bosque Del Mar
Sunset Sailing Tour, Snorkeling, Volcano Tours, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Canopy Zip Line, Diving, Cultural Tour, Water Sports, Whitewater Rafting, Nature Tours


Capitan Suizo
Canoeing/Kayaking, Diving, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Swimming, Surfing


Costa Rica Villas
Diving, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, Swimming


Four Seasons Resort
Beach, Diving, Fishing, Golfing, Health Club, Kayaking, Kids Program, Nature Tours, Sailing, Snorkeling, Spa, Swimming, Surfing, Tennis


Hilton Papagayo Resort & Spa
Beach, Biking, Diving, Fishing, Golf, Health Club, Hiking, Kayaking, Kid’s Program, Nature Tours, Sailing, Snorkeling, Spa, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis


Jardin Del Eden
Canopy Tour, ATV Tour, Horseback Riding, Diving, Snorkeling, Water Sports, Sport Fishing


JW Marriott Guanacaste
Biking, Diving, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Kid’s Program, Nature Tours, Snorkeling, Spa, Swimming


Ocotal Beach Resort
Biking, Canopy Zip Line, Diving, Fishing, Golfing, Health Club, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis


Reserva Conchal Club
Biking, Birdwatching, Diving, Fishing, Golfing, Health Club/Spa, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, Sailing, Snorkeling, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis


Riu Guanacaste
Casino, Golf, Gym, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Kid’s Program, Nature Tours, Snorkeling, Spa, Swimming, Tennis, Windsurfing


Tamarindo Diria
Golf, ATVs, Canopy Zip Line, Horseback Riding, Diving, Snorkeling, Sport Fishing, Volcano Tours


Westin Playa Conchal
Canopy Tour, Casino, Diving, Fishing, Four Wheeling, Golfing, Health Club, Horseback Riding, Kids Program, Nature Tours, Snorkeling, Spa, Swimming, Surfing, Tennis
Puntarenas
Central Pacific


Alma del Pacifico
Surfing, Swimming, Canopy Tours, Nature Tours, Whitewater Rafting, Diving, Snorkeling, Spa, Golf


Villa Caletas
Birdwatching, Gym, Hiking, Kayaking, Nature Tours, Spa, Swimming
Manuel Antonio


Arenas del Mar
Canopy Zip Line, Diving, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Nature Tours, Rafting, Snorkeling, Spa, Swimming, Surfing


Costa Verde
Biking, Birdwatching, Canoeing/Kayaking, Diving, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Snorkeling, Swimming


Gaia Hotel & Reserve
Biking, Canoeing/Kayaking, Canopy Zip Line, Diving, Fishing, Health Club/Spa, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Snorkeling, Swimming


Hotel Parador
Fishing, Health Club/Spa, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Swimming, Tennis


La Mansion Inn
Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Spa, Swimming


Si Como No
Biking, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Health Club/Spa, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, River Rafting, Swimming
Monteverde


El Establo Mountain Resort
Birdwatching, Hiking, Nature Tours, Swimming


Hotel Belmar
Birdwatching, Hiking, Nature Tours, Swimming


Hotel Ficus Lodge
Birdwatching, Hiking, Nature Tours, Swimming
Nicoya Peninsula


Harmony Hotel
Health Club/Spa, Surfing, Swimming, Yoga


Latitude 10
Hiking, Snorkeling, Spa, Surfing, Swimming, Yoga


Punta Islita
Biking, Canopy Tour, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Nature Tours, Spa, Swimming, Tennis, Yoga


Tango Mar
Diving, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, Snorkeling, Swimming, Surfing, Tennis
Osa Peninsula


Aguila de Osa Inn
Birdwatching, Kayaking, Diving, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours


Lapa Rios
Birdwatching, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours
Tortuguero & Caribbean Area


Manatus Hotel
Birdwatching, Canopy Zip Line, Culture Tours, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Nature Tours, Swimming


Mawamba Lodge
Birdwatching, Fishing, Hiking, Nature Tours, Swimming


Pacuare Jungle Lodge
Birdwatching, Canopy Zip Line, Culture Tours, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Tours, River Rafting
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Standard. Modest, inexpensive, yet dependable hotels that provide consistent comfort, service and value with fewer amenities. Many are dedicated to preserving the environment.
Moderate. Value priced, comfortable and reliable hotels in pleasant surroundings with an appealing selection of features, activities and services.
Superior. Excellent full service resorts featuring attractive rooms and public areas, a good range of facilities and amenities, quality service and consistent customer satisfaction.
Deluxe. Exceptional full service resorts offering luxury accommodations, the finest facilities and service, plus an outstanding collection of premium features, amenities and added extras.
AI All inclusive
BP Full breakfast included
CP Continental breakfast included
EP No meals included
FAP Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MAP Breakfast and dinner included
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