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Hotels included in our tours
In the heart of San José, walking distance from Plaza de la Democracía, the National Museum, supermarkets and a wide selection of restaurants, is where you will find Hotel Sleep Inn.
The rooms are tastefully appointed in muted colours and all have air conditioning, TV, microwave, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms have their own bathroom. There is free Wi-Fi at the hotel, and free breakfast is served in the restaurant.
As central as it is, Sleep Inn is a mere 20-minute drive from the international airport in San José, and the hotel also offers ample parking.
Located on the outskirts of central San José, this is a charming, family run hotel with a tropical garden and relaxing atmosphere. It is around 5 minutes by taxi from the centre of San José.
There is a restaurant at the hotel, where you can enjoy breakfast outdoors on the terrace. The 25 comfortable rooms all feature a TV and telephone, and there is WiFi access at the hotel.
The lodge is set in a large tropical garden close to the canals, the Caribbean Sea and the small town of Tortuguero.
There is a restaurant by the swimming pool, a bar and a cafeteria with WiFi access. Other facilities include swimming pools, signposted rambling paths, and free admission to the butterfly, frog and iguana park. The 54 comfortable rooms all have a veranda overlooking the sea. Other features in the rooms include a ceiling fan, safe and – of course – an en suite bathroom/toilet.
Idyllically located in a tropical rainforest is Ara Ambigua Lodge.
The hotel has 45 rooms, all with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV and a private terrace.
Enjoy a meal in the hotel’s rustic restaurant in tropical surroundings, serenaded by birds in the background. Both local and international dishes are served.
Relax in the pleasant garden on a sun lounger by the pool. The hotel also has a children’s pool for little ones.
La Quinta is an eco-lodge built in harmony with its lush surroundings. In 1993 it was an abandoned farm, largely cleared of vegetation. The new owners replanted trees and created habitats for butterflies, frogs, small mammals and birds.
The lodge has 28 rooms, all equipped with air conditioning and hairdryers. Each also has a veranda with a hammock and a rocking chair, from which you can enjoy the tropical gardens and the sounds of the forest.
The restaurant serves international cuisine. Fruit and vegetables are from the lodge’s own gardens.
There is a swimming pool, and guests can also enjoy a relaxing massage in the riverside spa.
This cosy little hotel is the perfect base – whether you want to relax on the beach or to explore the surrounding areas. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the stunning beach, and a stone’s throw from the restaurants and shops in the small town of Samara.
The rooms are the epitome of rustic charm, and all have a TV, ceiling fan/air conditioning, safe and hairdryer. All rooms also have a private balcony or terrace.
The hotel has two swimming pools, a restaurant and bar, and the lush gardens are regularly visited by monkeys and colourful birds.
The lodge is situated in the most beautiful, green and quiet surroundings . The 50 rooms are built from natural materials and all have private bathroom /toilet facilities and air conditioning. In addition to this, rooms also have their own verandas leading out into the garden area.
The lodge features a spa giving you the opportunity to experience a mud bath in the river, fantastic swimming pool, Jacuzzi, bar and restaurant. The restaurant offers views of a small canyon with suspension bridges. For the more adventurous traveller, you can purchase additional tours such as, zip -lining, rappelling , climbing, rafting and much more at the lodge.
This delightful eco-tourist hotel is located close to the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens with exotic flowers and trees that attract many different species of birds. The hotel offers fantastic views of the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa Maria volcanoes, and, on a clear day, the Pacific coast.
There is also a swimming pool filled with natural spring water from the volcano. There are 54 rooms, each with a small veranda where you can enjoy the view of the volcanoes and the hacienda. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, safe and TV.
A modern hotel with an excellent location in relation to Santa Elena, an area well known for its numerous shops and restaurants.
The cloud forest is only 15 minutes away. Facilities at the hotel include a large, covered and heated swimming pool, pool bar, sauna, fitness room, spa & wellness centre and an excellent restaurant.
The hotel’s 32 standard rooms all have a telephone, TV, coffee machine, hair dryer and safe.
This hotel is delightfully located on the top of a hill, from where there is a spectacular panoramic view of the sea and the white sandy beach. The hotel is surrounded by a rich variety of flora and fauna.
The 41 comfortable rooms all feature air conditioning, TV, telephone, coffee machine, safe and either a balcony or a terrace. In addition, the hotel has a swimming pool, bar and restaurant from where you can enjoy the beautiful sight of a sunset over the Pacific.
Hotel Costa Verde is a slice of tropical Costa Rican heaven, located in fertile green surroundings just 1 km from the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park and a mere 300 metres from the beach known locally as Playa Espadilla Norte.
Hotel Costa Verde has 70 spacious rooms, all with a balcony from which to admire the superb view out over the verdant surroundings and the Pacific Ocean. The rooms are appointed with air conditioning, WiFi, a TV and a safe. They also have a kitchenette with a refrigerator, coffee machine and microwave oven, as well as a separate bathroom with a hair dryer.
Other facilities at the hotel include three swimming pools, so no matter where your room is located, you never have far to go for a refreshing dip.
In the hotel’s four restaurants you can enjoy delicious Costa Rican dishes and international cuisine, while the bars serve a variety of colourful cocktails.
Monte Real presents a magnificent view out over the Arenal volcano and enjoys a wonderful location close to the Burio River and a small area of forest where you can see iguanas, squirrels, sloths, frogs, colourful birds and enchanting butterflies. The hotel is just 200 metres from the centre of La Fortuna, with its enticing shops and restaurants.
The rooms are equipped with a TV, facilities for making coffee, air conditioning, WiFi, a refrigerator and a safe. They also have a separate bathroom with a hair dryer, and a terrace or a balcony overlooking the garden.
The hotel has a delightful pool area with recliners, perfect for relaxing, enjoying the verdant surroundings and listening to the varied noises of the forest.
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The lodge is located in scenic surroundings with several trails in and around the area. All rooms have great views of Arenal Volcano and direct access to the wonderful garden area where it is possible to see a range of wildlife.
The welcoming restaurant offers all meals throughout the day and breakfast is included in the tour price.
If you wish to take a taxi to the centre, it is only 5 minutes ride away.
The restaurant and swimming pool are also offers sweeping views to the Arenal Volcano!
All 47 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a safe, a hairdryer and Wi-Fi.
This charming hotel is located in the centre of San José. Previously a Victorian palace, the building has been remodelled to create an attractive, welcoming hotel with a full range of modern facilities.
The hotel restaurant is one of the most famous in Costa Rica. The rooms are excellent and equipped with a TV, telephone, air conditioning, minibar, coffee machine, hair dryer and safe. There is WiFi access in all rooms and in all public areas at the hotel.
According to CNN, this hotel is one of seven resort hotels with the most spectacular views in the world. The hotel is actually located on a mountain side, just 6 km from the Arenal volcano, and thus provides magnificent view of the volcano itself, the densely wooded valley and the small villages. The resort has 18 pools of various sizes and water temperatures. There are also several restaurants, each serving its own specialities. For example, there is a delicious sushi restaurant.
Other facilities include a large spa and fitness area. All rooms have their own private terrace overlooking the volcano, hammocks, air conditioning, flatscreen TV, WiFi access, telephone and minibar/refrigerator. This is a resort you will want to stay at for ever…
Borinquen Resort has a delightful location in the foothills of the mountains and close to the national park. It has a naturally formed pool surrounded by the tropical forest.
Facilities include a ‘formal’ restaurant that is mainly used for dinner, as well as a more casual restaurant/cafeteria where guests usually eat lunch. Guest stay in ‘villas’, each with its own terrace from where there is an excellent view of the sunset. The villas are also equipped with a TV, telephone, air conditioning, coffee machine and safe.
The Villas Playa Samara resort is positioned next to the waters of the Pacific Ocean, on the north-western coast of Costa Rica, right by the beautifully unspoiled, 7-km-long sandy beach Samara.
The resort has 59 spacious, light and comfortable rooms, equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, a safe, minibar and coffee/tea-making facilities, as well as a separate bathroom with a hair dryer. From the terrace, there is a fine view out over the verdant gardens, where you may be lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife.
The restaurant serves international cuisine, and you can enjoy colourful cocktails in the bar.
If you enjoy relaxing, take a dip in the pool, lie back in the jacuzzi, treat yourself to an afternoon in the spa department, or simply curl up with a good book under the gently swaying palm trees.
There is every opportunity to be active, too, as the hotel has a fitness room and arranges cycle hire, riding, snorkelling and canoeing. You can also go on boat trips, dolphin safaris and sunset trips.
|Deluxe room with all inclusive, 2 nights||£135 per person|
|Extra night||£110 per person|