The Best Costa Rica Beach Hotels to Visit in 2018

Imagine waking up to a morning ocean view, walking straight to a white sand beach, and sunbathing the day away. It might sound like a dream, but in Costa Rica, it's a reality.


Costa Rica is a picture-perfect vacation spot for countless adventurers. This ecologically rich nation has no shortage of getaway spots. It has over 800 miles of Caribbean and Pacific shoreline to go with its lush rainforests.


Looking to book a trip? You can find world-class hotels located just minutes away from Costa Rica's pristine beaches. But narrowing down your search can be a tedious task.


Costa Rica Beach Hotels


We'll give you a peek at the hottest Costa Rica beach hotels to check out this summer. You'll want to have your next trip planned after checking this out. Read on to learn more.


Los Altos Resort, Private Reserve & Beach

No list of best Costa Rica beach hotels is complete without Los Altos Resort & Private Reserve.


Los Altos is a 28 condo-style suites luxury beach resort located in Manuel Antonio's rainforest. The eco-friendly hotel is innovative, sustainable, and beautiful.


Los Altos Resort is only a short drive away from Manuel Antonio National Park. This park is a favorite of tourists thanks to its rich vegetation and unique wildlife.


Really, though, Los Altos Resort is all about the beach. It's very close to Biesanz Beach, Espadillas Beach and Playitas Beach.


Espadillas is near the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park. It's a great place to take it easy before or after a day of sightseeing. The calm waters also make it a prime location for boogie boarding, swimming, and body surfing.


Playitas beach is a small, pristine beach perfect for adults. This cove beach has plenty of tourists and is a gathering spot for partygoers.


Looking for an ocean view? Book either the Panoramic Ocean View Suites or the Treetop Ocean & Jungle View Suites for amazing ocean views right in your hotel room.


L'acqua Viva Resort & Spa

Nearby beaches? Check. Legendary surfing? Check. Beautiful views of nature? You bet.


L'acqua Viva Resort & Spa tops the list of best Costa Rica beach hotels. Each of the 35 rooms sits between La Mora's legendary beaches and mountains.


You'll have beaches aplenty to choose from during your unforgettable stay. L'acqua is only a few minutes away from renowned beaches like Playa Nosara, Playa Garza, and Playa Ostional.


One of the reasons L'acqua is so popular is its location: Nosara. Nosara's beaches must obey a local ordinance that prohibits building within 250 meters from the beach. It's made Nosara one of the purest and eco-friendly areas in the country.


Are you a surfer? You won't want to miss a trip to Playa Ostional. It's a surfer oasis only 15-minutes away from the resort.


Playa Ostional is a black sand beach with strong, heavy waves. Intermediate to advanced surfers from around the globe come to this beach to show off their skills.


L'acqua is also a hotspot for people looking to relax on the beach. Playa Pelada is only 800 meters from the hotel. You can post up on the beach, enjoy the sunset, and embrace the Pura Vida attitude.


Hotel Punta Leona

Location, location, location. That's not just a popular mantra for real estate agents. It's also the reason why Costa Rica beach hotels thrive.


Hotel Punta Leona might have the best location of any of the hotels on this list. This fantastic beach resort is on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, minutes away from Jaco. It's also only 45 minutes away from San Jose - meaning you won't have a long drive from the airport to the hotel.


That's not the only reason for Hotel Punta Leona's success. It's also home to a range of biodiversity thanks to its location near the Guanacaste forests.


Your best beach options near Hotel Punta Leona are Hermosa Beach and Jaco Beach. Hermosa Beach is a famous surfing beach that's home to a number of tournaments throughout the year.


Jaco Beach, on the other hand, attracts a lively crowd of locals and tourists alike. You'll find bars, restaurants, and shops near this pristine beach.


Punta Leona is also a natural reserve. They offer over 700 acres of beautiful untouched land. You can book plenty of nearby sightseeing opportunities, including river adventures and canopy tours.


Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa

Costa Rica beach hotels are famous for their amenities as much as they are their beaches.


Take Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa for example. This Guanacaste resort has everything you need for a relaxing getaway.


They have a private spa, lush gardens, swim-up pool bars, oceanside views, world-class restaurants, and more. Flamingo is also nearby countless excursions ranging from zip-lining to fishing and volcano tours.


Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa is right between a private beach and a tropical mountain range. You can walk right up to the white sand beach of Playa Flamingo during your stay. Afterwards, feel free to adventure around the beautiful landscape of surrounding national parks.


You don't have to limit your experience to Playa Flamingo. There are plenty of other beaches to check out during your stay.


Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa is less than one mile from Playa Potrero. This tranquil beach has plenty of warm sand and lush palm trees.


You can also travel to the nearby beaches including Sugar Beach, Conchal Beach, Playa Grande, and Playa del Coco. All of these beaches offer unique experiences and are less than 20 miles from the resort.


The Best Costa Rica Beach Hotels

There's no shortage of stellar Costa Rica beach hotels.


These hotels offer both high-quality amenities to go with their beachside location. They showcase the best Costa Rica has to offer, from rich biodiversity to sun-drenched beaches.


Your dream can become a reality. Make a trip to one of these beautiful hotels for the trip of a lifetime.


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