Best 5 Star Hotels in Costa Rica

1. Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

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Whether you want to explore the jungle, volunteer with the locals, focus on wellness, or lounge by one of four pools, the Four Seasons Costa Rica has just what you're looking for. And if you want to stay fit on vacation, you can choose between the golf course, tennis courts, gym, yoga and barre classes, and a private trainer. This hotel is 40 minutes from the airport, but you can pre-arrange for their driver to come pick you up in an air-conditioned luxury SUV.

2. Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

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This resort is perfect for families - with activities for kids like a playground and the Tortuga Kids Club, which offers fun games and babysitting services, and even more activities for adults like golf, tennis, a spa, and swim-up club - there's something for everyone. This is a resort you could stay at for a week, never have to leave, and still have the time of your life.

3. Kalapiti Luxury Jungle Suites

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This hotel is great for nature-lovers and those looking to escape from the typical beach hotel experience. The owners bought this property as a horse ranch and over time, turned it into a gorgeous botanical garden. With "countless" animal species and hundreds of different plants and flowers, you're sure to get an amazing experience.

4. JW Marriott Guanacaste

This resort is beachfront, has a kids club, and even allows pets. There's endless activites available around Guanacaste, including water sports like jet skiing, surfing, snorkeling, and diving. If that's not your speed, take a hike or ride some ATV's in the jungle. You can take your kids to hang out with some sloths, look for birds and other wildlife, or take them to Ponderosa Adventure Park -- an African Safari.

5. The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

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If you've ever wanted to stay where the Kardashians have, or even the contestants of the Bachelor, this resort is your place to be. They've hosted both TV programs -- for good reason. They offer natural hot and cold springs, mini-golf, activities designed for kids, an animal sanctuary, and even a waterslide on the property. This resort is nestled at a high altitude, so you have amazing views of both the Arenal Volcano and the valley below.

6. Nayara Gardens

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For a more relaxed, slow-moving vacation, check out the Nayara Gardens. They work hard to be eco-friendly and to respect the balance of nature surrounding the hotel. You can spend some time at the pool bar - or maybe the wine and tapas bar - either way, you can't go wrong. Rejuvenate at the spa, go on eco-friendly explorations, and eat all your favorites at one of the 5 restaurants on-site.

7. Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

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With access to three beaches, a golf course on-site, Cambi Kids Club, a spa, and endless activities, you'll never find yourself bored here. This hotel offers gorgeous rooms and incredible service, so your vacation can be entirely worry-free.


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