Now, it's already 9 PM and I'm just now starting this post... It's not smart, but if I don't do it now, I'll be doing this all day tomorrow at work instead of working. So without further dudes (Family Guy), here's my guide to Costa Rica hotels!
First of all, almost, if not all of the hotels I am skimming over are villa- or bungalow-style hotels with individual buildings for ultimate romanticism and privacy. This is not because I'm some sort of snob, but I had no idea these types of places existed and I had no idea there was so many of them in Costa Rica AND I had no idea they were so affordable... for real.
Here's a very helpful map of Costa Rica with all the important regions outlined:
First, in Guanacaste, is the Hilton Papagayo. I know, a Hilton, but it's a Hilton with separate little buildings. I don't have any pictures since it looks exactly like every other Hilton, but here's a map!
I know this is a ridiculous and difficult to read map, but it's just to show all the different bungalows!
Also, this is the first Costa Rican resort I'd found so far that's all-inclusive, I didn't even know Costa Rica had all-inclusive resorts!
Next up is Capitan Suizo, little bungalows that have built in hot tubs!
Anyway, moving on, next is Hotel Punta Islita:
Moving right along, next is Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center:
Next up is another all-inclusive resort, Recreo:
Well, it's hard to believe but we're already done with Guanacaste! These are all a bit easier to get to because the Libera Airport is in Guanacaste, where as the San Jose airport is in, you guessed it, San Jose, in the middle of the country.
I'm going to move next to Puntarenas because it's the other Pacific coast region of Costa Rica. Puntarenas is home to our current favorite; Oxygen Jungle Villas!
Puntarenas has lots of other great hotels to offer, like Flor Blanca:
Red Palm Villas:
This place however, is more than nice enough for it's really really great price; Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat:
Lapa Rios is another all-inclusive:
Next is my personal, but most indulgent (expensive) favorite; Rancho Pacifico:
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge:
Buena Vista Luxury Villas:
Next up, (almost there) another fantastic hidden gem; Casa Chameleon:
Finally, the last great gem in Puntarenas is Moana Lodge:
Well, I can't stop now, we're more than half way! Next is a single option on the Caribbean coast, in the Limon region, called Shawandha Lodge:
We're now moving inland, I was surprised at how many great resorts were inland, most are in the middle of great nature reserves or at the base of active volcanoes! In the San Jose area (that would be really easy to get to...) there's Monte Azul:
The last region we're going to look at is Alajuela, which sounds cool to say. There are volcanoes jungles, lots of great scenery, but no beaches, which isn't a huge deal, but worth mentioning. First up is El Silencio Lodge:
Next up is Tenorio Lodge:
I already showed you Arenal Nayara Hotel and Gardens:
Next up, Hotel Mountain Paradise:
Lastly (!!) I've saved the most stereotypical treehouse resort for last; Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel:
So, that post only took 4 hours, it's time for me to go to bed! My computer is crawling with all these pictures. I hope that it's not too much info for anyone, I mean, if you never intend to go to Costa Rica, just ignore it! If you have any advice though, or if you are planning on visiting Costa Rica, and you've made it this far, well then Thanks! I found all these hotels on TripAdvisor. And now Kyle and I can finally go through and narrow it down. I'll be back next with more details, prices, inclusions, travel details, etc...
Next up...: We. make. a. decision!!!!! Hopefully...