Part II: Costa Rica Vacation – Accommodation to Suit All Tastes and Budgets
One of the main reasons so many people love holidaying in Costa Rica is that the range of accommodation, spread out throughout every province, is simply superb. Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking forward to an enviable splurge, you’ll find a wide range of accommodation options no matter where you wish to go.
Here are just a few of our fave picks. It’s just a taste of the kind of hotels and lodges you can expect to find in this magnificent country.
Alajuela Province: Maquenque EcoLodge – Amazing value-for-money
Travelers who explore Costa Rica with a rental car will find the tranquility of Maquenque, along with its breathtaking setting, absolutely blissful. Set on 60 hectares of outstanding wilderness, this EcoLodge is quite unrivalled, most especially given the affordable rates.
The collection of tree houses and bungalows, all set within pristine surroundings, grant a ‘middle-of-nowhere’ Costa Rica experience, yet still provide all the mod-cons to keep comfort and luxury at a premium. The in-house restaurant serves amazing food, the pool is perfect for a refreshing dip, and the chances for nature walks and canoeing in the lake add that extra active incentive. Although lounging in a hammock and listening to the cacophony of sound compliments of the resident birds is certainly not a shabby way to spend the day…
Cartago Province: Hotel Villa Florencia – Mid-range
With Turrialba Volcano as a stellar backdrop, Hotel Villa Florencia is a wonderful choice if you wish for some rest and relaxation in quiet rural surroundings. Renowned for its great service, delicious food and top amenities – including a delicious pool in which you’ll want to while away an entire afternoon, Villa Florencia is a small, cozy, tucked-away haven that’s just a perfect base for sightseeing, hiking and jungle walks. This mid-range hotel is less than an hour out of San Jose and offers a plethora of day trips and activities, so if you wish to spend a few extra days here you can indulge in great coffee plantation tours and a visit to the nearby Guayabo archaeological site.
Guanacaste Province: Rio Perdido – Splurge
Rio Perdido is one of those resorts that’ll make you want to go back home, pack your most cherished belongings, and move to Costa Rica for good. It’s really that beautiful. If you’re looking for that special splurge during your Costa Rica vacation, you really couldn’t do any better than this place.
From the floodlit pools tucked below elevated wooden bungalows, to the attention to detail evident in every room, this eco-friendly complex is set in the heart of a riverside forest and boast only 20 bungalows over an area of more than 600 acres. This isn’t just experiencing nature: it’s living, breathing, smelling and hearing it at every turn. The 5* service and amenities are top-notch, and the convenient 1hr shuttle from Liberia Airport make it an easy place to reach. Want to totally detox and recharge when visiting Costa Rica? This is the place you’ll want to spend the last few days in the country, we assure you. And because this is Costa Rica, a ‘splurge’ here will cost about half of what you’d expect. Seriously! Check out these amazing rates and see for yourself. Why does everyone love vacationing in Costa Rica? Because luxury, adventure, comfort, and wilderness, costs barely a fraction of what it does anywhere else.
At Costa Rica Ros, we strive to include accommodation in stunning eco-lodges and hotels which reflect our environment-loving credo and gift you a totally unforgettable experience. Check out the wonderful accommodation we include in our tours and discover how easy, convenient and affordable it is to combine adventurous explorations and memorable stays in beautiful lodges.