Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica
If adventure is what you seek then you need to head to Costa Rica, the adventure capital of the Americas! With hundreds of exciting adventures waiting around every corner including; ziplining (considered to be the best place in the world to do this activity), water rappelling, white water rafting, volcano hikes, hanging bridges, horseback riding, surfing, ATVing and so much more! With great 5-star hotels all across this magnificent country you will be able to have the adventure you seek and the 5-star service at your hotels all in one, whether it be a 5-star accommodation on the beach or a rainforest retreat, the Luxury Travel Agency will be able to plan the perfect trip for you and put you in the most flawless accommodations!
Favorite Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica #1: The Springs Costa Rica
Welcome to The Springs Resort & Spa where the word “Vacation” is truly defined. With a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, natural hot springs, five unique dining experiences, and an impressive full-service Spa, The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. CNN Travel voted our five-star property one of the seven resorts with the most spectacular views in the world, and we have hosted “The Bachelor” and many other famous TV Programs.
On our 165-acre property, families are sure to enjoy the water slide, signature putt-putt course, kids’ game room and our on-site Club Rio Adventure Center, offering river tubing, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, hot springs and our amazing Animal Sanctuary.
Whether you are traveling with your family or for an intimate getaway, The Springs Resort & Spa is an ideal escape for romance, relaxation or adventure, and you can experience all three without leaving the property.
Favorite Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica #2: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Located in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Peninsula Papagayo-Latina America’s ultimate coastal retreat offering an unparalleled closeness to nature in one of the most peaceful and biodiverse nations in the world—home of four World Heritage sites certified by UNESCO and a welcoming people eager to share their land and culture. Part sophisticated resort, part primitive playground, this private paradise possesses one of the most extraordinary landscapes and biological corridors on the planet: a dreamlike 1,400-acre canvas of towering bluff tops, dry tropical forest, and miles of uncrowded beaches—all teeming with rare and magical wildlife. It’s heaven on earth for surfers, divers, hikers, bikers, nature lovers, and anyone who feels happiest in the outdoors.
Guests can expect the Four Seasons experience that they have come to rely on: unique and engaging activities that range from water sports to yoga and the crowd favorite, rum blending, four world-class restaurants, an expansive spa, an Arnold Palmer golf course, and a tennis center. All of these activities are contained on the Peninsula. The resort features Two pristine and uncrowded beaches that offer sunrise and sunset; four pools, cabanas, inviting total relaxation.
The resort features a variety of Private Retreats, 3-6-bedroom expansive luxury homes that offer resort-style living with every comfort of home and total privacy. New in Private Retreats, is Prieta Bay Residences 22 new units, that will be offered as of November 12.
Favorite Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica #3: Nayara Tented Camp, Nayara Springs & Hayara Gardens
Just below the Arenal volcano in the tropical rainforest sit Nayara Tented Camp, Nayara Springs, and Nayara Gardens. Nayara Springs is adults only and Nayara Tented Camp (just opened in December 2019) and Nayara Gardens are family friendly, so those looking for a getaway with or without children can find a perfect refuge.
The property is within a sloth sanctuary (currently 15 sloths living in the trees) and home to myriad animals such as tree frogs, toucans, and monkeys. Each accommodation is completely private. At Nayara Springs, there are large villas with private plunge pools fed by naturally warm hot springs surrounded by lush vegetation. At Nayara Tented Camp, the sprawling luxury tents have big decks, also with private mineral spring-fed plunge pools, but with views of the volcano. A must-do is room service breakfast of local coffee (roasted on property), fresh fruit, and eggs with beans, plantains, and rice.
The spa is open air, cantilevered over the rainforest with a fresh breeze and the sound of the trickling spring below. Every restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating – whether it’s a wine paired dinner at Nostalgia Wine bar (with an impressive list of South American labels), some Peruvian-influenced sushi at Asia Luna, modern dishes with local ingredients punctuated by nightly live music at Amor Loco, or pizza fresh out of the oven or refreshing ceviche at Mis Amores – all with some artisanal cocktails.
Nayara Resorts is committed to the reforestation cause. Nayara Tented Camp sits on a hillside that was completely deforested by farmers over 50 years ago to become a cattle pasture. Nayara hired a reforestation expert (Matthew Flynn of VIDA) and has been working tirelessly to rebuild the rainforest that was destroyed, planting 40,000 indigenous trees and expanding the sloth sanctuary from sister property Nayara Springs. The wildlife is returning to the hillside with birds and monkeys making it their home. (The monkeys need a “corridor” of trees to traverse the rainforest.)
Favorite Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica #4: Kura Boutique Hotel
Sleek, sexy and exclusive, Kurà is an adults-only property, created by Costa Rican owners Alejandra Umaña and Martin Wells to showcase their passions for architectural design, sustainability and Costa Rica’s natural beauty. Just 45 minutes south of popular Manuel Antonio National Park, Kurà enjoys a hilltop perch overlooking Marino Ballena National Park and the famous Whale’s Tail sandbar. During migration season (usually late July through October), humpback whales can easily be spotted from the resort.
Eight spacious & modern suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls for uninterrupted views of the lush tropical vegetation, abundant birdlife and the azure Pacific Ocean. In-suite amenities include two-person hammocks, spacious open-air verandas, double rain showers, luxury linens, hand crafted furniture, creative lighting and private infinity pools in the Master Suites. The public bar, lounge and restaurant spaces surround a stunning infinity pool which features a state-of-the-art underwater sound system. Innovative local cuisine and cocktails are highlighted at the bar and restaurant and ingredients are either grown on site or sourced from local artisan producers in the surrounding hills, which are also home to some of the best coffee growers in Costa Rica.
Many guests opt never to leave during their time at Kurà, preferring to relax poolside or indulge in the wellness treatments available at Spa Shaá, which caters for couples. For those wishing to venture out, the attractions of Manuel Antonio are less than one hour away. The hotel also provides complimentary transfers in Land Cruisers to six different beaches surrounding Uvita and will pack guests a gourmet picnic lunch for a day of surfing, lounging or playing castaway.
With adventure waiting around every corner and glorious 5-start hotels to accommodate you, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for those who want all the thrilling adventure and a 5-star home to come home to in the evenings! Contact The Luxury Travel Agency now and have us plan your next exciting adventure to Costa Rica!
A little bit about The Luxury Travel Agency. We are a boutique agency based in Toronto which specializes in luxury travel. We can do anything from a simple hotel booking to complete Trip Consultation and Planning. We partner with over 2,000 of the best luxury hotels and resorts around the world which means we can offer our clients an array of added amenities and benefits such as:
- Room Upgrade when available
- Daily Full Breakfast, up to two guests
- USD 100 Hotel Credit
- Early Check-In/Late Check-Out, when availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Custom Welcome Amenity
- VIP Status
The amenities and benefits vary from property to property, but we always do our best to get you the most value for your money and make sure your stay is as perfect as possible.