The 13 best all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica for beach visits or hiking trips

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October 12. Thanks to its Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, cloud forests, volcanoes and marine reserves, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. So, it’s no wonder the country draws more than 1.7 million (mostly American) tourists each year.

A pioneer in sustainable tourism famed for its ecolodges and boutique hotels, the so-called Switzerland of Central America may not seem like the obvious choice for an all-inclusive vacation.

However, stereotypes have shifted. Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton and other big hotel brands have upped their all-inclusive game in recent years and introduced more luxe amenities, such as craft cocktail bars, haute cuisine and personalized service.

In Costa Rica, all-inclusive resorts are also channeling the country’s nature-loving «pura vida» motto. Many offer immersive experiences that encourage guests to encounter a more authentic side of Costa Rica while still enjoying the benefits of an all-inclusive getaway.

While you may not find the same number of traditional all-inclusive options in Costa Rica as, say, Mexico or the Dominican Republic, an array of properties — including excellent all-inclusive points hotels — dot the country’s Pacific Coast (especially the Papagayo Peninsula). Here, you can enjoy amenity-rich, top-tier resorts without that daily nickel-and-diming to spoil your serenity.

Additionally, some of the country’s finest ecolodges in the heart of the rainforest offer meal packages and full-board concepts, so you can enjoy a true wilderness escape that also allows for some strategic budgeting.

Here are 13 of our favorite all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica:

  1. The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  2. Hacienda AltaGracia: Santa Teresa, San Jose Province, Costa Rica
  3. Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas: Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
  4. Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo: Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  5. Lapa Rios Lodge: Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  6. Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica: Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  7. Rio Perdido: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  8. Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica: Playa Jobo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  9. Arenas Del Mar: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  10. Origins Lodge by Mantis: Bijagua, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  11. Kura: Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  12. La Paloma Lodge: Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  13. Azura Beach Resort: Playa Samara, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Source: The Points Guy


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