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5 Star Hotels in Costa Rica

Travel in style and comfort while you visit some of Costa Rica’s most exclusive destinations! Our selection of the best 5 Star Hotel in Costa Rica won’t disappoint! We have researched the highest quality, most recommended luxury accommodations. Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica ensure the most special vacation, with the highest quality facilities and services that guarantee excellence. Luxury travel is more than just sightseeing; it’s about the whole trip! These hotels and resorts specialize in making your stay the most comfortable as possible, with personal attention and attention to detail that makes your time here so memorable! Whether you are looking for breathtaking views, tranquility, elegance, pristine natural settings or supreme comfort, Costa Rica’s luxury hotels are unrivaled. Spoil yourself in 5-star rainforest retreats, beachfront resorts and volcano view hotels for an unforgettable and unique vacation.

What else at your 5 Star Hotel in Costa Rica

These luxury hotels boast 5-star quality, only the best! Take advantage of the luxury services and amenities these resorts and hotels offer! From specialty spa services to gourmet restaurants, these hotels will cater to your every desire! You will leave Costa Rica with memories of an enjoyable and relaxing vacation. If you are a nature lover, you will be relieved to hear that many of these luxury resorts and hotels are also eco-friendly! In fact, these eco-luxury hotels are part of a community of award-winning Costa Rican 5 star hotels dedicated to conservation and the local community, called the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels. Whether you prefer an eco-luxury resort or a 5-star all-inclusive hotel, there are options for everyone!



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Arenal Volcano View from Arenal Nayara

Arenal Nayara Spa & Gardens

The Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens provides lavish villa accommodations near Arenal in Costa Rica. With a great gourmet restaurant and in-house wine bar, this hotel offers great views of natural wonders, while relaxing on your own private balcony.

Destination: Arenal

Type: Boutique Luxury Volcano

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Arenal Kioro Pool

Hotel Arenal Kioro

The Hotel Arenal Kioro, is a family owned business that offers luxurious rooms with some spectacular views of Arenal. The hotel has fifty-three suites with private terraces, Titokù hot springs and Spa services. They are also committed with the environment, do a great job reducing their carbon footprint.

Destination: Arenal

Type: Luxury Volcano Hot Springs Promos

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Arenal Volcano

Nayara Springs

Each of the 35 adults-only villas at Nayara Springs Hotel & Gardens is a large “casita” set amid lush tropical gardens and designed to provide the utmost in comfort, style and privacy with its own private backyard, outdoor shower and front balcony overlooking the volcano. Enjoy fine dining at 3 gourmet restaurants, pamper yourself at their world-class Spa, sample fine wines at the sophisticated wine bar, and relax beside one of their large pools.

Destination: Arenal

Type: Boutique Adults Only Romantic Luxury Volcano Hot Springs Signature

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Tabacon Resort & Spa Jungle Pool

Tabacon Resort & Spa

This sophisticated 103-guest room resort and spa located at the foot of the Volcano provides the perfect combination of spectacular vistas and luxury. It features the famous natural Tabacón Hot Springs (daily entrance included), fine dining and lounging in your choice of five world-class restaurants and bars, 25 pools graduated in temperature, and 10 suite and room types ranging in opulence from regal to superior.

Destination: Arenal

Type: Romantic Luxury Volcano Hot Springs

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Hotel Royal Corin Suite

The Royal Corin

The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort is a modern, luxurious 5-story hotel with 54 elegantly appointed rooms that offer stunning views from private balconies overlooking the slopes of the towering Volcano Arenal, offering excellent thermal springs, top-notch spa and fine dining restaurant on site.

Destination: Arenal

Type: Nature Luxury Volcano Hot Springs

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The Springs Resort & Spa Exterior

The Springs Resort & Spa

The Springs Resort & Spa perches on a mountain ridge one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley, and offers 69 beautifully appointed rooms and villas each with incomparable views of the volcano and lush valley. Sway gently in your hammock on your private balcony, sample culinary delights while dining al fresco, or sip frothy tropical cocktails at one of their spring pools.
With 28 pools including its natural hot and cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and the impressive full service Springs Spa and Fitness Center, The Springs Resort and Spa promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design.

Destination: Arenal

Type: Family Friendly Nature Romantic Adventure Luxury Volcano Hot Springs Signature

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The Retreat Costa Rica

The Retreat

The Retreat Costa Rica is a luxurious space to find the peace and relaxation that you are looking for. Its breathtaking views of the hills and the Pacific and also its amenities like spa, yoga house and teaching kitchen will make this a unique experience all will give you the tools to continue living a healthy and happy life.

Destination: Alajuela

Type: Boutique Health & Wellness Luxury

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Westin Playa Conchal Aerial View

Westin Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal provides the height of luxury and is considered by many to be the most opulent beach resort in the country. It features a gorgeous beachfront spot on Costa Rica’s Northern-Pacific Riviera.

Destination: Conchal

Type: All Inclusive Family Friendly Luxury Beachfront Best

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Real Intercontinental Costa Rica Entrance

Real InterContinental

This resort is a surprising luxury oasis in the heart of an Jose’s most exclusive and wealthy area, Escazú, offering classic rooms, executive rooms, and palatial suite. Situated ideally for great upscale shopping across from Escazu’s famous Multiplaza Mall, the hotel is walking distance from San Jose’s best restaurants, bars and convention centers. On-site there are four excellent restaurants, a world-class spa, and large heated pools amid exquisitely landscaped tropical gardens.

Destination: Escazu

Type: Luxury

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Kura Design Villas at Night

Kura Design Villas

Kura Design Hotels are a modern and upscale boutique hotel located in Uvita on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica near Bahia Ballena National Park.

Destination: Ballena Uvita

Type: Boutique Adults Only Romantic Luxury Sustainable Ecolodge Signature

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Manatus Hotel View

Manatus Hotel

Manutus VIP Hotel is Tortuguero’s most luxurious and exclusive hotel. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a family holiday, the Manatus Hotel combines VIP services with state-of-the-art facilities to deliver a relaxed, yet pampered vacation in an exotic Paradise. Indulge yourself with their renowned in-room spa services, their award-winning gourmet Caribbean fusion restaurant, explore via covered walkways or private boat the lush tropical gardens and the private rainforest preserve, or relax and enjoy cocktails on their deck with panoramic canal views.

Destination: Tortuguero

Type: Boutique Nature Luxury

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Hotel & Villas Cala Luna Aerial View

Hotel & Villas Cala Luna

This magnificent hotel is an oasis of tropical perfection, located on the pristine and exclusive Playa Langosta, just south of Tamarindo. Its exotic and elegantly appointed villas and rooms, lush garden grounds, attentive staff and superior services combine to deliver the vacation of a lifetime! Relax beneath fragrant almond trees in one of the decadent lounge chairs by the opulent oceanside pool while sipping a refreshing cocktail, enjoy gourmet cuisine while taking in panoramic ocean views. Cala Luna is truly the heart of Paradise!

Destination: Playa Langosta

Type: Boutique Family Friendly Adventure Luxury

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Florblanca Resort Pool

Florblanca Resort

FlorBlanca is a luxury beachfront resort featuring 10 opulent private villas – including the incomparable Honeymoon House – beautifully appointed with local artisan-crafted décor and amid 7 pristine acres of vibrant jungle beachfront. Explore the natural beauty of the Nicoya peninsula while whale-watching, snorkeling, zip lining, diving, surfing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing and paddling. Restore your body and mind with world-class yoga and Pilates classes. Relax and indulge your senses with culinary delights at the award-winning fusion Restaurant Nectar or enriching treatments at Spa Bambu.

Destination: Santa Teresa

Type: Boutique Romantic Health & Wellness Luxury Beachfront

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Peace Lodge Pool Area

The Peace Lodge

Located on the grounds of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The Peace Lodge is an oasis of luxury where every room and villa has been designed for maximum comfort while capitalizing on the exotic beauty of its natural surroundings. Also close to Heredia and the International Airport, this boutique hotel offers three on-site restaurants and a tiki bar. Also, unique and spacious accommodation with artisan décor, in-room Jacuzzi, waterfall shower, large private deck and grand stone fireplace. The grounds feature abundant jungle foliage and a lagoon-style freshwater pool with romantic waterfalls. The Hotel includes entry to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. What a popular destination encompassing lush mile-long rainforest path that meanders beside five consecutive waterfalls, and contains a butterfly and wildlife sanctuary!

Destination: Poas

Type: Boutique Nature Luxury Signature

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Riu Palace Costa Rica Exterior

Riu Palace

Built on the azure shores of the North Pacific’s Riviera, the Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica is a sparkling jewel in this elegant hotel chain’s crown. This elegant resort is designed with romantic sophistication, hosts 538 rooms, 4 pools (one with a wet bar), Jacuzzi, gym, sauna, wellness center, world-class spa and 5 gourmet restaurants and bars.

Destination: Matapalo

Type: All Inclusive Luxury Beachfront Best

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Secrets Papagayo Aerial View

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

Surrounded by the unparalleled beaches of Guanacaste, Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa is a luxury all-inclusive resort with excellent facilities, amenities, and services. 202 elegantly appointed suites, 4 restaurants for your gastronomical delight, the perfect location for the perfect vacation!

Destination: Playa Panama

Type: All Inclusive Adults Only Romantic Luxury Beachfront Best

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El Establo Exterior

Hotel El Establo

Situated in the heart of the Monteverde, this upscale mountain lodge features 155 tasteful and spacious rooms, 2 restaurants including a gourmet wine and steakhouse, a heated and sheltered outdoor pool, and complimentary transport service around its lush grounds. The property is situated on a private 150-acre farm, a verdant oasis right next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Enjoy the views of the mountains and the Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s hiking trails and lake. Breakfast included.

Destination: Monteverde

Type: Family Friendly Adventure Luxury

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Arenas Del Mar Resort Pool

Arenas Del Mar

Arenas Del Mar Beach Hotel is a distinctive exclusive beach front resort offering superior amenities and accommodations to its lucky guests with terrific access to all the amazing activities and nature expeditions on offer at Manuel Antonio within easy reach.

Destination: Manuel Antonio

Type: Luxury Beachfront

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Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio Bedroom

Gaia Hotel and Reserve

Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio is truly a slice of Heaven – aluxury adults-only beachfront resort that provides the perfect destination for the discerning traveler.

Destination: Manuel Antonio Quepos

Type: Boutique Adults Only Nature Luxury

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Hotel El Parador Aerial View

Hotel El Parador

This expansive Tropical Property has 129 Luxurious Suites and Rooms, 6 Restaurant/Bars, Spa-Sauna, Gym and 24 hr Business Center. Get lost in Paradise as there is so much to offer in this deluxe Rainforest Resort.

Destination: Manuel Antonio

Type: Family Friendly Luxury Best

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Bungalows in Canopy

Tulemar Resort

Tulemar Resort offers the ultimate in affordable pampering and relaxation. Featuring 33 acres of lush tropical forest and gardens, Tulemar offers an exclusive, secluded beach, and 2 miles of hiking trails past a crystalline waterfall to stunning lookout points. Manuel Antonio wildlife greets you at your door!

Destination: Manuel Antonio

Type: Luxury Signature Best

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Altagracia Casita Deluxe

Hacienda AltaGracia

Altagracia in Perez Zeledon Costa Rica is truly one of a kind place to stay during your vacation. It is located amidst the stunning mountains of Perez Zeldon in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. With an incredible spa, three delightful dining options, and a truly unique equestrian experience your stay here will leave you with life long memories!

Destination: Rural San Isidro

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Villa Caletas Junior Suite Superior

Hotel Villa Caletas

The Hotel Villa Caletas is a luxurious lodging option near the popular beach town of Herradura and Jaco, Costa Rica.

Destination: Herradura Jaco

Type: Romantic Luxury Promos

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JW Marriott Guanacaste Entrance

JW Marriott Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is situated on a picturesque, exclusive Pacific beach and offers the ultimate Costa Rican vacation experience. With 310 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 20 Deluxe Suites, this beautiful hacienda-style resort features a breath-taking infinity pool covering more than 25.000 square feet with private alcoves for couples and fun filled excitement for families.

Destination: Playa Avellanas

Type: Luxury Beachfront Best

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Planet Hollywood Main Pool

Planet Hollywood

The Planet Hollywood Hotel is a beachfront resort located in the beautiful Manzanillo Beach. This Hollywood themed resort offers you the opportunity to vacation like the super-star you are.

Destination: Manzanillo

Type: All Inclusive Family Friendly Luxury Beachfront Best

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Lost Iguana Resort Bedroom

Lost Iguana Resort

Immersed in 120 acres of property facing the Volcano, The Lost Iguana Resort offers great accommodations for travelers looking to explore the tropical forest or just relax watching the volcano from a private terrace.

Destination: Arenal

Type: Boutique Luxury Volcano

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Hotel Le Cameleon Pool

Hotel Le Cameleon

Hotel Le Caméléon is a sophisticated yet relaxed beach retreat where the laid-back Caribbean lifestyle combines perfectly with elegant accommodations, fabulous cuisine, a golden sandy beach, spa services and a delightful swimming pool.

Destination: Cocles

Type: Boutique Romantic Luxury

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Residence Inn Exterior

Residence Inn

The Residence Inn San Jose Escazu’s proximity to the airport makes it a great place to either start or end your trip here in Costa Rica!

Destination: Escazu San Jose

Type: Family Friendly Luxury

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Marriott Costa Rica San Jose

Marriott Costa Rica

Chosen as one of the best hotels in Central America by Conde Nast magazine, this charming and luxurious hacienda-style hotel features 301 richly-adorned rooms and suites, offering guests excellent service and full amenities: 2 outdoor pools (1 adults-only with Jacuzzi), full-service Spa, 24-hour Fitness center, Beauty Salon, 2 restaurants and bars, all set on a magical 30-acre coffee plantation in the centrally-located district of Heredia in San Jose.

Destination: San Jose

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Latitude 10 Resort Exterior

Latitude 10 Resort

The five private casitas at Latitude 10 Resort are spread over seven acres of amazing beachfront close to the bustling little surf town of Santa Teresa on the tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula.

Destination: Santa Teresa

Type: Boutique Romantic Luxury Beachfront Signature

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Pranamar Villas Yoga Retreat

Pranamar Villas is a fabulous addition to the spectacular beachfront community of Playa Santa Teresa, featuring 11 beautifully designed villas and bungalows intimate amid tropical beauty and exotic nature. Indulge your senses at the luxurious Spa Gaia or sate your appetites at Restaurant Lux featuring fresh gourmet international cuisine, or challenge yourself with world-class surfing, top-quality Yoga, or any number of numerous activities and adventures that await you. Immerse yourself in nature’s rhythm and let Pranamar’s experienced and caring staff take care of all the details, making sure your vacation is perfect.

Destination: Santa Teresa

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Four Seasons Resort Sunset

Four Seasons Resort

For those that like to be pampered and luxuriate in natural beauty while enjoying first-class services, the Four Seasons Papagayo is the top choice for a holiday of a lifetime.

Type: Luxury Best

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Occidental Papagayo Aerial

Occidental Papagayo

The Occidental Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is a gorgeous all-inclusive adults-only resort for discerning adults looking for relaxation and adventure amid lush tropical splendor. The richly landscaped property has every comfort and amenity one could want. The spacious rooms and suites enjoy sweeping ocean and garden views with private terrace or balcony and include endless meals and drinks, pool and beachside activities, sports and adventure activities.

Type: All Inclusive Adults Only Luxury Best

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San Bada Aerial View

Hotel San Bada

Hotel San Bada is a sparkling gem located next to the Manuel Antonio National Park and just a short walk to one of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches. This hotel is wonderful for nature enthusiasts, romance seekers, and families. Just 2 ½ hours from the international airport in San Jose, your dream vacation is waiting for you here!

Destination: Manuel Antonio

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Makanda by the Sea Pool Area

Makanda by the Sea

Makanda by the Sea is 100 meters of fresh pacific coast, right at your feet. Beach Club, Conference Room, Wedding Facilities make this Adult only Luxury Resort a must stay, relax and restore the mind, body spirit into balance with Nature.

Destination: Manuel Antonio

Type: Boutique Adults Only Romantic Luxury

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Hotel Punta Islita Exterior

Hotel Punta Islita

The Hotel Punta Islita features spacious luxurious private villas and casitas with private plunge pools, junior suites have private jacuzzis, and all accommodation enjoy splendid views of the endless Pacific, with superior amenities to provide their guests with ultimate comfort during their stay.

Destination: Islita

Type: Luxury Sustainable Ecolodge

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Los Altos de Eros Exterior

Los Altos de Eros

The Altos de Eros Luxury Inn is a five star, adults only, luxury hotel that caters to only ten guests at a time at an exclusively located property on a mountaintop overlooking the Tamarindo Beach area.

Destination: Playa Avellanas

Type: Boutique Adults Only Romantic Luxury

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Rancho Pacifico Aerial

Rancho Pacifico

This unique location gives all guests the opportunity to experience three ecosystems in one- Rain forest, Beach and Cloud Forest!

Destination: Uvita

Type: Boutique Adults Only Nature Luxury

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