Costa Rica's Most Popular

Destination Resorts

Costa Rica ResortsThe remarkable variety of climates and terrain in Costa Rica make it easy to spend consecutive days white-water rafting, surfing perfect waves, gliding through the canopy or hiking the slopes of a volcano without packing your suitcase except to head to the airport at the end of your trip.

Costa Rica's destination resorts are not surprisingly concentrated along the Pacific northwest coast which has a drier sunnier climate and incredible beaches. Some notable exceptions are the intimate and exclusive Peace Lodge in the cloud forest above La Paz waterfall, the incredible rainforest spa at The Springs overlooking Arenal volcano and the Los Sueños marina and golf resort on the central Pacific coast.

Regional Destinations

Google map of Costa RicaThe blue g symbols contain Google maps for popular regions featuring the best of Costa Rica. The spectacular lava shows and prolific hotsprings of Arenal Volcano, endagered Pacific coastal rainforest and crescent beaches at Manuel Antonio, the canals and turtle nesting beaches of Tortuguero, the Caribbean beat and isolated beaches of Cahuita, Manzanillo, and Puerto Viejo and the surf and sun at Playa Tamarindo.

Choose a detailed map by clicking on the symbol in the region of Costa Rica you're interested in. In each area we recommend our favorite hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants, activities and adventures.

You can also access the regions and detailed description pages for the locations using the Destinations menu in the left column.