Costa Rica's luxury hotels are extraordinary in every way. These resorts are normally situated along the area's sandy white beaches and combine carefully detailed architecture, flourishing landscaping and magnificent settings. Well-appointed accommodations might include pillow menus, whirlpool baths and private, oceanfront balconies. Luxury resorts often include multiple pools, swim-up bars, nightly entertainment, land and water sports, and sumptuous dining options to suit diverse tastes. Spas, casinos and kids' clubs are also available at some luxury hotels.
The hotels and resorts on this page have been divided into two groups. Immediately below are the all-inclusive Luxury Hotels resorts, where lodging, meals, activities and more are rolled into one price. Traditional hotels and resorts are listed second.