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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela
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The price is AU$160 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"The staff and service was excellent. They could add other items to the menu"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
Barceló San José
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is AU$107 per night from 29 Oct. to 29 Oct.
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,033 reviews)
"Not bad property restaurant food and drinks very pricey for local standard"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2021

Barceló San José
Volcano Lodge Hotel & Thermal Experience
4 out of 5
7 Km West From La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Alajuela
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The price is AU$156 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (982 reviews)
"Amazing hot tub!!!"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2021

Volcano Lodge Hotel & Thermal Experience
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Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
4 out of 5
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The price is AU$132 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
4.6/5 Wonderful! (827 reviews)
"What a wonderful place Clean, great food"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2021

Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport
3 out of 5
1 Km E from Juan SantaMaria Airport, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
Fully refundable
The price is AU$146 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (960 reviews)
"Gff"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
4.2/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"We loved staying at the Riu, very clean and the staff was very polite. We were there for 6 nights and by the end of our trip, the staff begin to know what our drink orders were and yeah. It was very nice. Only downside was the public beach, theres nothing the hotel could do about it. But that was ..."

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2021

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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5
Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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The price is AU$121 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
4.1/5 Very Good! (977 reviews)
"Very nice and comfortable room great breakfast .nice service"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
3.9/5 Good! (988 reviews)
"It was enjoyable, good value. I didn't like that they were difficult to contact. They really need to get What's App for international callers. Also, they had onsite Covid testing, but didn't make this known until after we had paid for it off-site :("

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

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Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guanacaste
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The price is AU$563 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.2/5 Excellent! (580 reviews)
"This was a Birthday trip for my husband. The hotel over all was Beautiful. It just had a few down falls. The food to us was not really accommodating to everyone. We are non pork eaters and it seems like mostly all their breakfast meat options are pork. It would have been nice to have other options. ..."

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

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Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
4.5 out of 5
Playa Manzanillo Bahia Culebra, Papagayo
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The price is AU$453 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
4.2/5 Very Good! (491 reviews)
"Great/beautiful property! Relaxing. Peaceful. But There needs to be at least ONE native restaurant on it - all the restaurants were not costa rican food. And there wasn’t much night life- only a small bar (with terrible pool tables) that closed early. We still had a great time tho."

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Fiesta Resort Central Pacific - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
El Roble 23, Barranca, Puntarenas
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The price is AU$248 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,245 reviews)
"Excelente, el servicio y la alimentación son excelentes, además los shows nocturnos son muy divertidos. Ideal para ir con la familia."

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2021

Fiesta Resort Central Pacific - All Inclusive
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Playa Conchal S/N, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
The price is AU$618 per night from 23 Oct. to 23 Oct.
4.4/5 Excellent! (758 reviews)
"Beautiful location and facility. Excellent friendly staff. Loved it!"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
3.5 out of 5
6 km oeste del Parque Central, Área del Volcán Arenal, La Fortuna
The price is AU$143 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (965 reviews)
"I absolutely love this hotel it’s so beautifully build and don’t be too sad if your far from the hot springs in the morning the sunrise would make you forget all about it. The front desk can do a better job. A lack of communication and did not really saw them interesting in giving a great ..."

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021

Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Autopista Grl. Canas, Cruce San Antonio, San Antonio Belen Intersection, Ciudad Cariari
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The price is AU$172 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
4.3/5 Excellent! (976 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel,huge , large bedroom king bed nice pool and jaccuzzi, excellent breakfast buffet.over all the most excellent nice service from the staff at the breakfast , make you feel like home thanks to you all."

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
The price is AU$449 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (990 reviews)
"Yes loved it"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2021

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
Azura Beach Resort - All Inclusive - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Playa Samara, Carrillo, Samara, Guanacaste
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The price is AU$455 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.3/5 Excellent! (131 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2021

Azura Beach Resort - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
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The price is AU$240 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
3.8/5 Good! (796 reviews)
"Great food and service!"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2021

Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela
Fully refundable
The price is AU$193 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Very secure, clean and quiet"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2021

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
3.5 out of 5
San Rafael Escazu, West side of Play & EPA Store, San Rafael, San Jose
Fully refundable
The price is AU$124 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
4.2/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
"Clean, friendly staff but difficult to find because it was away from the city center."

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2021

Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
4.5 out of 5
800 Meters West, From Herredura Bay Entrance, Jaco, Puntarenas
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The price is AU$286 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (640 reviews)
"Location and pool."

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
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Accommodation in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a colorful destination in Central America. Known for its diverse flora and fauna, it’s a major advocate of conservation and ecotourism. Whether you’re looking to hike through tropical rainforests or veg at the seaside, book your flights to Costa Rica today and get ready for ocean breezes and palm trees.

Geography

Costa Rica is nestled between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. This Central American destination features a varied landscape with all kinds of terrain, from beaches and volcanoes to jungles and cloud forests. These regions support an impressive ecosystem with an assortment of plant and animal species. In fact, this tiny country contains 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity, and 25 percent of the land is protected.

Best and Worst Times to Visit

Because this country sits just north of the equator, it experiences toasty temperatures year round. The high season, which the locals refer to as summer, lasts from late November to April. This time of year usually sees the most sunshine. Some argue that the best time to visit is during December and January because the scenery is still green from the wet season, but the rain has tapered off.

The locals call the wet season winter and it usually runs from May to November. Certain regions see an increase in rainfall, making the landscape especially green and lush. Depending on the region, it may rain every day, but in other areas it could only pour for a few hours. If you’re looking to capitalize on the sunshine, the rainy season may not be the best time to visit.

Lodging

If you’re in search of an accommodation with everything on site, book a stay at one of the best resorts in Costa Rica. Many of these luxury places include multiple restaurants, beach access, and full-service spas. Some even boast several pool areas and recreational activities, such as tennis courts and watersport rentals.

You’ll also find standard Costa Rica hotels that provide some of the same amenities on a smaller scale. Oftentimes, hotels in the area offer complimentary breakfasts, lounges, and computer stations to accommodate your travel needs. Check out our cheap deals on resorts and hotels right here with Expedia.com.au to keep your vacation within your budget.

Things to Do

Costa Rica boasts some of the world’s most diverse flora and fauna, and you can witness it all at the national parks scattered around the region. Explore the tropical rainforest at Corcovado National Park and hike the dormant volcano at the Arenal Volcano National Park. Manuel Antonio National Park is where you’ll catch sight of wild monkeys, while Barra Honda National Park includes caves of limestone. These parks usually offer a number of ecotourism activities that allow visitors to experience the landscape and support the conservation efforts.

For warm sand and salty sea air, head to the shore. Costa Rica flaunts serene beaches, perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sunshine or making a splash in the ocean. Retreat to Playa Potrero and find shade under a palm tree, or discover peace and quiet along the tranquil shores of Samara. Hit the waves at Playa Avellana, aka Little Hawaii, which stirs up some of the best surf in the country, attracting surfers from around the globe. You can also stay at one of the resorts in Jaco, where you’ll find another sweet spot for surfing.

Take a break from the beach scene and dedicate some time to learning about the Costa Rican culture. San Jose has a number of must-see exhibits, including the Costa Rica Art Museum, Costa Rica National Museum, and the Costa Rica Jade Museum. Discover Central America’s pre-Hispanic history at the Museum of Native Cultures in Sarapiqui, and don’t miss Heredia’s Museum of Popular Culture.

Culture

Baseball is to America what soccer is to Costa Rica. The English taught the sport to locals in the early 20th century, and Costa Ricans have been scoring goals ever since.

Bullfighting is another sport close to Costa Ricans’ hearts. It’s considered the country’s Super Bowl, with the most famous fight occurring in Zapote each year. Unlike the Spanish version though, the fighters don’t kill the bulls. These bullfights involve the contestants dodging the animal and running around the arena, much like a rodeo.

The Costa Rican people are also big fans of festivals. In early January, they host the Fiesta de Palmares, which is a massive carnival with parades, concerts, comedy shows, and bullfights. The Fiesta de Los Diablitos is another popular festival that celebrates the indigenous culture and their ancestral spirits. Meanwhile, Independence Day falls on September 15 and commemorates the country’s separation from Spanish rule. During this celebration, the streets are lined with paper lanterns, and the Freedom Torch is carried from Guatemala to Cartago, the colonial capital of Costa Rica.

Food

Gallo pinto, a black bean and rice dish, is a staple of Costa Rican cuisine. Usually it’s served with a side of meat, salad, and fried plantains. Ceviche is another favorite fare, which includes raw fish, often white sea bass, with lime juice and chopped vegetables. Tamales, chicharron, and empanadas are common meals, too. As for drinks, coffee is the backbone of the culture, while the sweet cinnamon drink, horchata, and the sugar cane drink, guaro, are popular, too.

Sip on horchata and join one of the ecotours in Costa Rica. Visit during one of the major festivals to get a sense of the culture or escape to the serene shoreline for an unforgettable sojourn. Here at Expedia.com.au, we provide a variety of cheap deals on Costa Rica resorts and hotels. Book today get ready to take on this diverse destination.