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The Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica

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Updated: 12 December 2017
Sometimes you just want to go on vacation and have everything taken care of for you – a stress-free, no-hassle and convenient getaway. Fortunately, there are plenty of all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica where this desire can become a reality.

El Mangroove

El Mangroove is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Liberia International Airport and 15 minutes from the happening beach town of Playas del Coco. However, once you arrive you will feel like you are a world away from everything. There are seven exquisitely luxurious suites to choose from, two farm-to-table and ocean-to-table gourmet restaurants, a world-class spa, a great selection of activities and tours, and some of the most picturesque beaches within easy reach.

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La Paloma Lodge

La Paloma Lodge is a place of dreams. This tropical rainforest escape is perfectly placed on Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula. There are one and two-story ranchos and rooms, as well as a private three-bedroom house. All packages include your meals and full guided tours to Corcovado and Caño Island. This is one of the most biologically-rich areas in Costa Rica and La Paloma Lodge is commited to protecting this special spot in the world.

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Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens

Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens is the sister hotel of Nayara Springs. This luxurious, eco-conscious and romantic resort is absolutely stunning and a wonderful place to return to after all your adventuring. There are private villas and deluxe casitas, as well as a world-class spa, several gourmet dining options and a great selection of eco-tours. Plus, the views and scenery here are spectacular. A personal host, twice-daily maid service, breakfast buffet, mini-bar and international phone calls are all included.


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Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa

Playa Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa is located right in front of the picturesque crescent moon shaped Flamingo Beach. This lovely resort is one of an elite collection of sustainable resorts with a four-leaf rating and Certificate of Sustainable Tourism. Playa Flamingo has also been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag. There are seven different types of rooms ranging from an economy suite to the luxurious honeymoon suite. Their all-inclusive package includes your meals and unlimited beverages. There are also multiple types of packages to fit all different needs and interests.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica, the JW Marriott Guanacaste is definitely a popular choice. The large resort is host to five restaurants, two bars, a spa, a fitness center, an infinity pool and a kid’s club. The resort is within the elusive Hacienda Pinilla, close to Playa Tamarindo and Playa Avellenas. For the golfers in the group, there is an impressive 18-hole course within Hacienda Pinilla. The location is beachfront and also close to a number of different tours you can take to see more of what Costa Rica has to offer.

Secrets Papagayo Resort and Spa

Secrets Papagayo Resort and Spa is an adults-only all-inclusive resort located on the upscale and stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste. The unlimited package includes your meals, all your beverages, 24-hour room and concierge service, nightly entertainment and themed parties, daily maid service and more. This is the ideal place for a no-stress, no-plans-necessary romantic getaway. Everything about Secrets is luxurious. There are three restaurants and four bars, so you will never go hungry or thirsty while you kick back and relax in paradise.

Villa Buena Onda

Villa Buena Onda is an adults-only boutique resort in Playas del Coco. There are only eight rooms, which makes an escape here intimate and rather peaceful. There are four different types of rooms and suites to choose from, but all are the epitome of luxury and comfort. There’s an elegant spa that offers a variety of massages, including couples’ massages. You can also sign up for cooking classes and yoga. Playas del Coco is a charming beach town with a variety of restaurants and bars to explore, too. Your rate includes your meals, non-alcoholic beverages during meals, free transportation to three different beaches and access to the Coco Beach Club.

Dreams Las Mareas

Dreams Las Mareas is a beautiful all-inclusive beach resort ideal for couples, families and groups of friends looking to unwind and relax in a tropical setting. The unlimited luxury package includes all of your meals, unlimited international and top shelf beverages, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour concierge service, themed parties and nighttime entertainment, and pool and beach service. Dreams Las Mareas has five a-la-carte restaurants, a buffet, a grill and a cafe. There’s also a swim-up bar, beachfront bar and even a nightclub. Everything you need for a perfect vacation!

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort is located on the exclusive Papagayo Peninsula in northern Guanacaste. This luxury resort has two private beaches, three restaurants and a nine-room spa. If you are looking for the ultimate vacation in a breathtakingly stunning setting where everything is convenient, this is the spot for you. The all-inclusive plan includes all of your meals and most beverages.

The Westin Golf Resort and Spa

The Westin Golf Resort and Spa is located on Playa Conchal, one of the most sought-after beaches in Guanacaste. If you’re seeking top notch accommodation that also includes an abundance of amenities and luxuries, this is your spot. The Westin has it all from a golf course and world-class spa to eleven restaurants and an impressive variety of recreational activities and tours. It offers various onsite activities, a kid’s club and nightly entertainment, among other great amenities.