Beachfront Hotels in Costa Rica

Guide to the Best Beachfront Hotels in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica means “rich coast” in Spanish, appropriately named for it’s beautiful, endless coastline. At your Costa Rica Beach Hotel, you are steps away from the ocean, sand, sun and fun! At these beachfront spots, you will fall asleep to sounds of the ocean. Of course, we’ll help you find the perfect spot to rest after a day of adventure in the sun.

The warm waters that surround the country and the high-quality Costa Rica Beach Hotels. Just some of the reasons that the beaches here are rated among the best in the world. Also, many of them offer a variety of different water and beach activities. For example snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing and more!  Choose from a large resort, boutique hotel or the luxurious beach bungalows. All available throughout the country, for your perfect vacation in paradise.

Beachside Bliss Awaits at Your Costa Rican Beach Hotel!

Looking for a fun-filled vacation with the beach right at your door step?  The warm tropical waters that surround Costa Rica’s 1100 mile coastline year-round. That makes this country one of the most popular tourist destinations within Latin America. It’s easy to see why with its combination of pristine beaches, deep blue waters, and lush rainforests. Costa Rica is the perfect vacation destination for every type of traveler.  Ready to feel the sand beneath your toes?  Also, schedule a free vacation assessment with one of our expert travel coordinators. Get free advice from the experts here at My Costa Rica.  You need a vacation, and we’ll help to make it happen! Above all, we can help you find a Costa Rica beach hotel, bungalow, or all-inclusive resort. Also, with tons of activities and endless fun!

Best Beachfront Hotels in Costa Rica

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Karahe Tamarindo Diria Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa
Tropico Latino Capitan Suizo Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Best Beachfront Hotels in Costa Rica

If you are in search of a tropical paradise and heavenly accommodations, look no further. Visitors to Costa Rica are truly blessed by having access to both the Caribbean and Pacific oceans, each with beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Staying at a beachfront hotel has many advantages such as quick access to surfing, beach lounging, and sunset strolls. After a dip in the ocean or a few hours of snorkeling, you can easily access your room for a quick shower or enjoy a few umbrella drinks without needing to drive or call a taxi.

Beachfront hotels come in all shapes and sizes, from small Bed & Breakfast villas to large luxury resorts with on-site activities. Whatever your preference, you’re sure to find a beachfront hotel available just around the corner from soft sands, swaying palm trees and ocean surf.

While there are hundreds of hotels to choose from, our following picks are some of the best beachfront hotels in Costa Rica. 


Karahe ***

Karahe Ocean viewFor those that want to be close to the beach in a nice accommodation for a moderate price, this is the hotel for you.

Hotel Karahe is located in Manuel Antonio, which is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio is an ecotourist paradise with plenty of options for just about everybody. Whether you want to visit the Manuel Antonio National Park, go on a white-water rafting tour or take surf lessons, Hotel Karahe is set in close proximity to many of the area’s top attractions.

A short walk down to the beach side of the property allows easy access to the picturesque golden sands of Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio’s most popular beach.

 


Tropico Latino ***

hotel tropico latino poolHotel Tropico Latino provides an intimate, boutique, beachfront experience for you in the Santa Teresa area of Costa Rica.

Nestled on an untouched tropical beach, Tropico Latino does not only spoil you with relaxing beach days in the shade of palm trees but also with a wide range of activities, like sunrise yoga sessions, surfing consistent breaks and also enjoying a tasty cocktail at the end of the day.

You are not convinced yet? What about the world-class spa, where you can go for one of the specialty massages – including hot rock and couple massages or do one of the specialized coconut, coffee or citrus oil and sea salt scrubs – with a vacation at this beachfront hotel you won’t be disappointed.

 


Tamarindo Diria ****

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort GardenLocated in the heart of Tamarindo, Tamarindo Diria Resort will provide you with the ultimate beach experience. The lobby area of the Diria Resort sits directly in front of Tamarindo Beach, giving you already a prime view of the beautiful beach while checking into your magnificent oceanfront room.

It is easy to lean back and relax at Tamarindo Diria, but if you wish for a little action and adventure during your day, you can go on many different day trips in the area. Go on an ATV tour or try a zip-line canopy tour, go horseback riding in the morning sun or see a volcano and soak in a hot spring. The activity options at this beachfront resort are endless!

The best part of the Tamarindo Diria? All of the activities, whether you are at the spa or enjoying a gourmet meal at the restaurant, are offered with the sounds of the ocean in the background!


Capitan Suizo ****

Hotel Capitan Suizo Pool AreaThe Capitan Suizo or “Swiss Captain” Hotel is a one in a kind beachfront resort situated in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

You will not only enjoy personalized service and quality amenities but a truly unique location. Surrounded by tall trees and lush tropical gardens, you’ll feel at one with nature.  And let’s not forget about the hotel’s beachfront location. The beach is Tamarindo’s main attraction, famous for its impressive surf, but it also has its share of great swimming locations.

Of course, you can also just relax and enjoy the pura vida life at Hotel Capitan Suizo. The hotel’s Aromas del Mar Spa provides expert therapists that can help you decide which of the several massages and treatments is best for you.

 


Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa *****

Secrets Papagayo PoolLocated on a beautiful seclusive little bay on the Northern Pacific Coast, in the Gulf of Papagayo, Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa is one of Costa Ricas best beachfront resorts.

It not only provides a peaceful and romantic ambiance, but you will also find every service that you wish for there. Treat your mind, body and soul to a variety of spa options. If you wish for a little more adventure to spice up your day, you don’t have to go far. On-site activities include yoga classes, snorkel tours, tennis courts, cooking lessons and many more. And of course, the resort is ideal for couples, and singles and welcomes honeymooners.

Secrets Papagayo is the place to go if you are looking for a relaxing break from your work life and also possibly the best vacation experience of your life.

 


Westin Golf Resort & Spa *****

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 beachfront Westin Resort offers everything that you and your family need for an unforgettable vacation. 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! Enjoy yourself at the pristine Playa Conchal and try various watersports, you are guaranteed to have the vacation of a lifetime!

 


Costa Rica has two beautiful and entirely different coasts with approximately 800 miles of coastline and a sheer uncountable number of beachfront resorts. Our top picks of the best beachfront hotels in Costa Rica will give you an overview of available options and help you plan your dream vacation!

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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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Tango Mar Resort

Tambor / Nicoya

An enchanting oceanfront hotel and golf resort on Costa Rica's pristine Nicoy...

From $200 - $300
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Hotel Capitan Suizo

Tamarindo / Guanacaste

A stylish boutique hotel with superior amenities right by the shimmering Paci...

From $200 - $300
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Ocho Artisan Bungalows

Tamarindo / Guanacaste

Feel at peace in the area of tamarindo, Guanacaste. The artisan bungalow is g...

From Over $300
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Tamarindo Diria

Tamarindo / Guanacaste

The Tamarindo Diriá Beach Hotel offers 240 elegant rooms, and 4 spectacular p...

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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Hotel Bosque del Mar

Hermosa / Papagayo

Hotel Bosque del Mar is an intimate boutique beachfront resort that offers el...

From $200 - $300
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Riu Guanacaste

Matapalo, Ocotal / Papagayo

Hotel RIU Guanacaste is a luxury, family-friendly all-inclusive beach resort ...

From $200 - $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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Olas Verdes Hotel

Nosara / Nicoya

Olas Verdes Hotel is located in Playa Guiones, Guanacaste, a prime location c...

From $125 - $200
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Hotel Karahe

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

The Karahé Beach Hotel has 41 rooms and villas, including superior beachfront...

From $125 - $200
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Club del Mar

Jaco / Central Pacific

This chic, modern beach resort consists of 9 luxury hotel rooms, 22 condos an...

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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Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge

/ Panama

Situated on the Bastimentos Island it has a natural reserve covering 6.5-acre...

From $125 - $200
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Hotel Playa Tortuga

/ Panama

The Hotel Playa Tortuga is located on the Caribbean side of Panama in Bocas d...

From $125 - $200
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Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

/ Panama

You are sure to love your stay. Here swim in the crystal clear waters of Punt...

From Over $300
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Los Altos Resort

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

The Preserve at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa is a luxury beachfront condo res...

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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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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Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

Nosara / Nicoya

Established Surfing Brand The Gilded Iguana has been the go to accommodation ...

From $200 - $300
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Hotel Clandestino Beach Resort

Quepos / Central Pacific

Hotel Clandestino Beach Resort This small and intimate boutique hotel is loca...

From $125 - $200
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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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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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Hotel Tropico Latino

Santa Teresa / Nicoya

Offering a wide range of rooms, villas, bungalows and suites set amid lush tr...

From Under $125
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Casa Conde Beachfront Hotel

Playa Panama / Papagayo

With a fantastic location on one of the most pristine beaches of the country,...

From $200 - $300
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El Mangroove

Playa Panama / Papagayo, Guanacaste

Get your groove back at, El Mangroove, the hippest luxury resort in Guanacast...

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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Alma Del Pacifico

Jaco / Central Pacific

Alma del Pacifico Hotel & Spa offers beach side bungalows in Esterillos Beach...

From Under $125
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Croc’s Resort & Casino

Jaco / Central Pacific

Crocs Casino Resort is an elegant, state-of-the-art luxury resort, located on...

From Over $300
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Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows

Carrillo / Nicoya

Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows is a family owned and run hotel located on beauti...

From $200 - $300
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Margaritaville Beach Resort

Flamingo / Guanacaste

The concept of the renowned hospitality company Margaritaville and its vision...

From $200 - $300
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Hotel Villas Playa Samara

Samara / Nicoya

Featuring 106 beautiful rooms and villas on 7 kilometers of pristine white sa...

From $125 - $200
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Cafe de Playa

Coco / Papagayo

Sit in the lap of luxury at Cafe de Playa located near Coco Beach. This Beaut...

From $200 - $300
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Al Natural Resort

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The Al Natural Resort will replenish a dreary spirit into being relaxed and a...

From $200 - $300
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