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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 a specialty spa retreat 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!


Best 5 Star Hotels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is Central America’s volcanic, tree-covered jewel. The tropical rainforest that covers most of the country is teeming with unique wildlife and the beaches here are just as famous for their sea turtles as their surfer-drawing swells. 

There is a phrase you’ll see and hear all over Costa Rica: “pura vida”. It means “pure life” and it’s a fitting unofficial motto.

Imagine this: Eating breakfast while sloths lazily crawl between trees nearby, spending your day either in the tropical rainforest, exploring waterfalls or at one of the untouched beaches and then ending your day with your feet up and a cocktail in your hand. This is exactly what “pura vida” means and what you can expect from your Costa Rica vacation.

The only way that you can top this daydream is if you choose to stay at one of Costa Rica’s world-class hotels and resorts. Ranging from small, intimate boutiques and treehouse rainforest lodges to over-the-top beach resorts, Costa Rica offers all kinds of 5 Star hotels. 

So, if you’re planning a getaway to the lush country of Costa Rica, but want to spend a little extra for top accommodation, you’ve come to the right place.

Get inspired by our Top picks of 5 Star hotels and resorts in Costa Rica!


Nayara Springs – Arenal

Nayara Springs Pool2Luxurious in every way, the 16-room, adult-only resort Nayara Springs is the top resort in the Arenal area for guests seeking comfort and privacy.

The resort was specifically designed to make you feel relaxed, secluded and in harmony with nature. Enjoy the outstanding service offered at Nayara Springs, for example the luxurious spa with private open-air treatment pavilions, saunas and a variety of organic facial treatments.

If you want to escape the tropical humid air you can always jump into one of the two spacious infinity edge pools that blend into the forest, where you can spy toucans, hummingbirds or macaws.

Even though the Nayara Springs Hotel is an oasis in the middle of the rainforest, you should take advantage of one of the exclusive & private experiences off-site. Discover one of Costa Rica’s gems, the Rio Celeste or experience the rainforest like never before on the Mystic Hanging Bridges.


Pacuare Lodge – Pacuare

­­­­­­Pacuare Lodge Private PoolPacuare Lodge is a luxury, eco-hotel situated on the banks of one of the world’s most scenic, white-water wonders, the Pacuare River of Costa Rica.

The 5-star hotel offers you every activity that you might be seeking. Whether you prefer the adrenaline rush of an adventure tour, the diversity of tropical flora and fauna, or simply want to enjoy the calmness of the rainforest, Pacuare Lodge offers experiences to make your Costa Rica vacation dreams come true.

Recover from an action filled day at the spa and treat your mind, body and soul to a variety of treatments.

Pacuare Lodge is perfect for anybody who is in search of an authentic, simple and yet sophisticated getaway from their everyday life and for those who travel environmentally conscious.


Tulemar Resort – Manuel Antonio

maunaloa tulemarNestled in a lush rainforest overlooking the beautiful Manuel Antonio coastline, the property itself is spectacular.

One of the best parts of Tulemar Resort? You don’t have to leave the grounds of the resort to feel completely satisfied and taken care of. The 5 Star Resort features 4 swimming pools, 4 gourmet restaurants, a beach bar, an outstanding spa service and much more.

If you do decide to leave the grounds (and you totally should), you will find yourself within a tropical paradise.

Go and explore the Manuel Antonio National Park to see exotic animals such as monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds as well as visiting one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Costa Rica.

If you are looking for luxury accommodations in a tropical location, Tulemar Resort is the place to go.


Westin Golf Resort & Spa – Playa Conchal

Westin Playa Conchal Resort Area ViewIf you are willing to travel in style and comfort while you visit Costa Rica, the Westin Golf Resort & Spa might be the perfect fit for you! 

Located in Costa Rica’s North Pacific Riviera, the 5 Star Westin Resort offers you and your family ultimate comfort and luxury. Besides the golf greens, gourmet restaurants and the lagoon-style swimming pool, you can also find several off-site activities just around the corner.

The best feature about the Westin Resort? It is situated right next to the beach! After a long and adventurous day, you can take advantage of the Heavenly Spa by Westin and rejuvenate with a full body massage or relax in a Jacuzzi.

Enjoy yourself at the white sand Playa Conchal and try various watersports, you are guaranteed to have the vacation of a lifetime!


Florblanca Resort – Santa Teresa

Florblanca Resort PoolFlorblanca Resort truly has to be seen, words can hardly do it justice. Lying right on the oceans edge, guests looking for long strolls on the beach and rustic romance will find their paradise at Florblanca Resort.

But not only the nature around the resort is stunning, Florblanca is in a league of its own as a small 5 Star boutique hotel with all the luxury and services of a huge resort.

Enjoy a gourmet meal at the indoor/outdoor restaurant or pamper yourself with a selection of body treatments, facials, wraps and scrubs.

Outside of the resort you will find the authentic little surf town Santa Teresa, which is ideal for enjoying many types of activities, such as surfing, yoga, horseback riding, snorkeling and many more.

Florblanca Resort is one of the best places in Costa Rica to disconnect and relax from the outside world.


JW Marriott Resort & Spa – Playa Avenllanas

JW Marriott Pool ViewThe JW Marriott Guanacaste is the perfect 5-star luxury resort for families. The resort fits beautiful white sand beaches and exciting activities all into one location.

Start your trip by relaxing in the luxurious rooms and suites, each complete with beautiful views of Guanacaste. After a day of traveling, pamper yourself with a soothing bath and indulge in rejuvenating treatments at the hotel spa, or dip your toes in the sparkling pool. When the cravings arise, treat yourself at one of the gourmet restaurants.

End a fulfilled day at one of the many beaches surrounding the 5-star resort before retreating to your room for a restful evening.

Consider yourself lucky, when you are staying at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, you are not only situated at one of the best beaches in Costa Rica but you are also staying at one of the most exceptional resorts in the country.


Kura Design Villas – Uvita

Kura Design Villas Infinity PoolThis intimate adults-only resort is one of the most luxurious and romantic 5-star escapes for singles, couples and honeymooners. But be aware: the views may spoil you.

The property’s infinity pool faces toward the South Pacific Coast and seems to blend right in with the ocean’s horizon. No filter will be necessary at this picture-perfect boutique hotel, which promises to make your Costa Rica vacation the most memorable time of your life.

If you are interested in day adventures you can head out to Corcovado National Park for untouched rainforest and wildlife or snorkeling at Cano Island.

Don’t forget to check out Marina Ballena National Park and the area’s signature “Whale Tale” formation along the coast.

Kura is undoubtedly the most uniquely designed 5-star resort in all of Costa Rica.


Arenas Del Mar – Manuel Antonio

Pool Arenas Del MarArenas del Mar is proof that staying at an eco-resort doesn’t mean roughing it: Its 38 state-of-the-art rooms are among the nicest in Manuel Antonio, the gourmet restaurant is excellent, and the spa will restore your energy after a long day.

The 5-star resort features a lush rainforest, two beautiful white-sand beaches on site and diverse wildlife to allow you to truly connect with nature.

One of the best things at Arenas Del Mar? The resorts operates sustainably and their everyday sustainability practices are also shared with the community through an education program.

There truly is no better place to enjoy your Rainforest vacation getaway then at the 5-star resort Arenas Del Mar.


Hotel Punta Islita – Islita

Hotel Punta Islita Pool and OceanIf you are looking for a remote getaway from your everyday life, look no further. These private oceanfront villas on a pristine Guanacaste Beach will leave you in awe.

The impressive rooms, unparalleled views, stunning infinity pool and beautiful beach turn this luxurious resort in one of the top destinations of Costa Rica. Plus, this is a hotel with a heart: Punta Islita is environmentally friendly, and gives back to the local community.

The resort also offers a variety of onsite activities, including art sessions, cooking lessons, horseback riding, and zip-lining.

The unique location of this extraordinary 5-star hotel delivers ambiance and comfort that is hard to beat, even in Costa Rica! As you discover and explore, play and relax, there will be more surprises, and your dream vacation will come true.

All in all, Hotel Punta Islita is where you are going to have the best time of your life!


Costa Rica is a place of immense natural beauty and adventure. There are two breathtakingly beautiful coasts, spectacular forests and mountains, endless activities and an incredible selection of upscale hotels and resort, making it difficult to choose the right accommodation for your dream vacation.

So, whether you are looking for a relaxing and intimate beachfront boutique hotel, an all-inclusive beach resort or a one-of-a-kind jungle lodge,  our picks of the best 5-star hotels in Costa Rica will help you make your decision.


 

Arenal Nayara Spa & Gardens Picture

Arenal Nayara Spa & Gardens

Arenal / Northern Zone

The Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens provides lavish villa accommodations near A...

From Over $300
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Hotel Arenal Kioro

Arenal / Northern Zone

The Hotel Arenal Kioro, is a family owned business that offers luxurious room...

From Over $300
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Nayara Springs

Arenal / Northern Zone

Each of the 35 adults-only villas at Nayara Springs Hotel & Gardens is a larg...

From Over $300
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Tabacon Resort & Spa

Arenal / Northern Zone

This sophisticated 103-guest room resort and spa located at the foot of the V...

From Over $300
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The Springs Resort & Spa

Arenal / Northern Zone

The Springs Resort & Spa perches on a mountain ridge one thousand feet above ...

From Over $300
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Hotel Le Cameleon

Cocles / Caribbean

Hotel Le Caméléon is a sophisticated yet relaxed beach retreat where the laid...

From $200 - $300
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Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Conchal / Guanacaste

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal provides the height of luxury and...

From Over $300
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Hotel & Villas Cala Luna

Playa Langosta / Guanacaste

This magnificent hotel is an oasis of tropical perfection, located on the pri...

From $200 - $300
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Florblanca Resort

Santa Teresa / Nicoya

FlorBlanca is a luxury beachfront resort featuring 10 opulent private villas ...

From Over $300
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Latitude 10 Resort

Santa Teresa / Nicoya

The five private casitas at Latitude 10 Resort are spread over seven acres of...

From $200 - $300
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Pranamar Villas Yoga Retreat

Santa Teresa / Nicoya

Pranamar Villas is a fabulous addition to the spectacular beachfront communit...

From $125 - $200
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The Peace Lodge

Poas / Central Valley

Located on the grounds of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The Peace Lodge is an...

From Over $300
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Riu Palace

Matapalo / Papagayo

Built on the azure shores of the North Pacific’s Riviera, the Hotel Riu Palac...

From $200 - $300
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Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

Playa Panama / Papagayo

Surrounded by the unparalleled beaches of Guanacaste, Secrets Papagayo Resort...

From Over $300
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El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde / Northern Zone

Situated in the heart of the Monteverde, this upscale mountain lodge features...

From $200 - $300
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Tulemar Resort

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Tulemar Resort offers the ultimate in affordable pampering and relaxation. Fe...

From $200 - $300
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JW Marriott Resort & Spa

Playa Avellanas / Guanacaste

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is situated on a picturesque, exclusi...

From $125 - $200
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Yemaya Little Corn Hideaway and Spa

/ Nicaragua

Yemaya Little Corn Island Resort, have a refreshing experience on your next t...

From $200 - $300
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Hacienda Puerta del Cielo Ecolodge & Spa

/ Nicaragua

Hacienda Puerta del Cielo Ecolodge & Spa is located in Nicaragua. It is a bea...

From Over $300
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Hotel Granada

/ Nicaragua

Hotel Granada Nicaragua holds so much to behold to the eye. You will have a g...

From $125 - $200
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Hotel la Gran Francia

/ Nicaragua

Hotel la Gran Francia named after the French Duke, Georges Praslin. This is a...

From Under $125
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Intercontinental Miramar Panama

/ Panama

Panama City is famous for the canal that divides two continents. The Intercon...

From $125 - $200
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Casa Chameleon Mal País

Mal Pais / Nicoya

Find all the privacy, confort and luxury that you are looking for here at Hot...

From $200 - $300
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W Costa Rica

Conchal / Guanacaste

W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal is the perfect place to do so! OPENING NOVEMBE...

From Over $300
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Planet Hollywood

Manzanillo / Guanacaste

The Planet Hollywood Hotel is a beachfront resort located in the beautiful Ma...

From Over $300
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Tamarindo Dreams Hotel & Villas

Tamarindo / Guanacaste

Staying at Tamarindo Dreams Hotel & Villas Located in Guanacaste Province...

From Over $300
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Hotel Nantipa

Santa Teresa / Nicoya

Staying at Hotel Nantipa Located in the Nicoya Peninsula on the Santa Teresa ...

From Over $300
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Stay in Costa Rica

Herradura / Central Pacific

Los Sueños Resort & Marina is located on the Herradura Coast. This stunni...

From Over $300
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Portasol

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Portasol Vacation Rentals The Central Pacific part of Costa Rica is made up o...

From $200 - $300
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Hacienda Pinilla

Tamarindo, Rincon de la Vieja, Conchal / Guanacaste

Hacienda Pinilla Luxury Villas The Hacienda Pinilla offers some of the most l...

From Over $300
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Espadilla Gardens

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Espadilla Gardens is located at a 2 minute stroll from the entrance of the ic...

From $200 - $300
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The Royal Corin

Arenal / Northern Zone

The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort is a modern, luxurious 5-story hot...

From $200 - $300
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The Retreat

Alajuela / Central Valley

The Retreat Costa Rica is a luxurious space to find the peace and relaxation ...

From $125 - $200
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Real InterContinental

Escazu / Central Valley

This resort is a surprising luxury oasis in the heart of an Jose's most exclu...

From $200 - $300
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Residence Inn

Escazu, San Jose / Central Valley

The Residence Inn San Jose Escazu’s proximity to the airport makes it a great...

From $200 - $300
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Kura Design Villas

Ballena, Uvita / Central Pacific

Kura Design Hotels are a modern and upscale boutique hotel located in Uvita o...

From Over $300
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Manatus Hotel

Tortuguero /

Manutus VIP Hotel is Tortuguero’s most luxurious and exclusive hotel. Whether...

From Over $300
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Marriott Costa Rica

San Jose / Central Valley

Chosen as one of the best hotels in Central America by Conde Nast magazine, t...

From $200 - $300
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Four Seasons Resort

/ Papagayo

For those that like to be pampered and luxuriate in natural beauty while enjo...

From Over $300
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Arenas Del Mar

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Arenas Del Mar Beach Hotel is a distinctive exclusive beach front resort offe...

From $200 - $300
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Gaia Hotel and Reserve

Manuel Antonio, Quepos / Central Pacific

Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio is truly a slice of Heaven - aluxury adults-only be...

From $200 - $300
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Hotel El Parador

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

This expansive Tropical Property has 129 Luxurious Suites and Rooms, 6 Restau...

From $200 - $300
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Hotel San Bada

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Hotel San Bada is a sparkling gem located next to the Manuel Antonio National...

From $200 - $300
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Makanda by the Sea

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Makanda by the Sea is 100 meters of fresh pacific coast, right at your feet. ...

From Over $300
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Hacienda AltaGracia

Rural, San Isidro / Southern Zone

Altagracia in Perez Zeledon Costa Rica is truly one of a kind place to stay d...

From Over $300
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Hotel Villa Caletas

Herradura, Jaco / Central Pacific

The Hotel Villa Caletas is a luxurious lodging option near the popular beach ...

From $200 - $300
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Hotel Punta Islita

Islita / Nicoya

The Hotel Punta Islita features spacious luxurious private villas and casitas...

From Over $300
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La Mansion Inn

Arenal / Northern Zone

A boutique hotel with 17 private villas featuring outstanding views of the Ar...

From $125 - $200
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Lost Iguana Resort

Arenal / Northern Zone

Immersed in 120 acres of property facing the Volcano, The Lost Iguana Resort ...

From $200 - $300
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Rancho Pacifico

Uvita / Central Pacific

This unique location gives all guests the opportunity to experience three eco...

From $200 - $300
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Los Altos de Eros

Playa Avellanas / Guanacaste

The Altos de Eros Luxury Inn is a five star, adults only, luxury hotel that c...

From Over $300
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Occidental Papagayo

/ Papagayo

The Occidental Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is a gorgeous all-in...

From $200 - $300
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