Best Boutique Hotels in Costa Rica
The plentiful boutique hotels of Costa Rica provide some of the most intimate and unique accommodations available in the country.
The small stylish boutique hotels of Costa Rica are omnipresent. In fact, it’s uncommon to find large-scale name brand resorts after leaving the cities of San Jose or Liberia or the resort strip of Guanacaste. The charismatic Costa Rican boutique hotels bring a personality all their own and connect travelers to the world-renowned Tico hospitality.
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Cielo Lodge Osa Peninsula

Cielo Lodge

Enshrouded in the tropical forests of Golfito, you will find Cielo Lodge. This eco-lodge offers an authentic Costa Rican rainforest experience with luxurious and open-air architecture that brings the outside in. With its prime location across the Golfo Dulce from the Osa Peninsula, it’s the perfect spot to return and relax and unwind after a […]

Arenal Nayara Gardens casita

Nayara Gardens

A world of comfort and style surrounded by an untouched natural paradise, Arenal Nayara Hotel is truly a tranquil oasis.

Nayara Tented Camp Aerial View

Nayara Tented Camp

Reminiscent of the luxury tent camps of Africa and Asia, Nayara Tented Camp, located outside Arenal Volcano National Park, is the newest luxury addition to the Nayara Resorts collection. As a member of the Nayara Resorts, it is under the same umbrella as the award-winning Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs accommodations. One of the first […]

Hotel Mountain Paradise, Costa Rica

Hotel Mountain Paradise

Hotel Mountain Paradise is a boutique hotel surrounded by natural flora and fauna with the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano in view.

Hotel Si Como No

Hotel Si Como No

The magic of nature comes alive at the Hotel Si Como No, where an exemplary combination of environmentalism, stunning design and barefoot elegance harmonize with the lush tropical rain forest.

Escape to Tulemar Resort Costa Rica

Tulemar Resort

Nestled in the lush rainforest, overlooking the stunning Manuel Antonio coast, Tulemar Bungalows & Buena Vista Villas are the ultimate in vacation luxury.

Gaia Hotel & Reserve, Costa Rica

Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Gaia Hotel & Reserve is located near Quepos on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica amidst 12 acres of paradise near Manuel Antonio National Park.

Hotel Parador, Costa Rica

Hotel Parador

Sitting above the Pacific Coastline, The Parador Boutique Resort sits on 12 acres of rainforest just minutes from the country’s best beaches and the little and lovely Manuel Antonio National Park.

Makanda by the Sea Hotel

Makanda Hotel

Inspired by the owner’s dream of balance with natural surroundings, Makanda by the Sea uses nature as a background to its architectural openness, allowing the rich tropical surroundings to become a part of the hotel’s environment.

Peace Lodge, Costa Rica

Peace Lodge at La Paz Waterfall Gardens

The lodge is located on the grounds of the private nature reserve offering five incredible waterfalls, lush gardens, butterfly observatory, and hummingbird feeders all connected by a unique trail system.

The Cloud Forest Lodge

Cloud Forest Lodge

Located two kilometers from the town of Monteverde, the Cloud Forest Lodge is situated directly between the famous Monteverde Cloud Reserve and the Santa Elena Reserve in the Bellbird Biological Corridor, an important landbridge for wildlife between the two reserves. The lodge has recently undergone a major renovation in which no detail was spared. The […]

Koora Hotel Monteverde

Koora Hotel Monteverde

Located minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Koora Hotel Monteverde is the newest luxury eco-lodge in the area. This intimate lodge has just 10 suites and bungalows in various categories, ideal for a range of travel styles from couples to families. Amenities Amenities of Koora Hotel include Kiré bar and restaurant, a coffee shop, […]

Sueno del Mar Bed and Breakfast

Sueño del Mar Bed and Breakfast

You’ll fall under the spell of this Costa Rican paradise of lush tropical forests, monkeys and leatherback turtles, quiet beaches, and world-class surfing breaks.

Jardin del Eden Boutique Hotel, Tamarindo

Jardin del Eden Boutique Hotel

Jardin del Eden Boutique Hotel is located in Tamarindo on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. This kids-free boutique hotel is perfect for couples or singles looking for a relaxing private retreat. Amenities Jardin del Eden is set just steps away from the water. Walk along a short path (just 143 meters) onto their Private […]

Stay at Hotel Capitan Suizo, Costa Rica

Hotel Capitan Suizo

Hotel Capitan Suizo is a gem and an unbeatable choice for those travelers looking for a combination of relaxation and activity.

Tierra Magnifica Pool View

Tierra Magnifica Boutique Hotel

Tucked away on the north Pacific Coast of Nosara, Costa Rica, Tierra Magnifica Boutique Hotel features a sprawling view of jungle and ocean. Discover an intimate escape on the off-the-beaten-path beach escape on Playa Guiones in the soulful town of Nosara. The Beach Club Tierra Magnifica guests have complimentary access to The Beach Club at […]

Sendero Nosara Hotel pool

Sendero Nosara Hotel

Set in a thriving nature preserve on the Nicoya Peninsula, Sendero is a peaceful respite that provides a lush hideaway while still having access to all that Nosara has to offer. Sendero means “a short path or trail,” and that is what lies between you and Playa Guiones, a gorgeous surfing beach just a few […]

Nantipa Resort, Costa Rica

Nantipa Resort

Nantipa Resort is a boutique beachfront hotel with free-standing bungalows overlooking the coast in the beach town of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Escape to Nammbu Bungalows on Carrillo Beach, Costa Rica

Nammbu Bungalows

Nammbu Bungalows combines modern amenities with authentic Costa Rican hospitality in an off the beaten path location.

Escape to Olas Verdes Hotel, Costa Rica

Olas Verdes Hotel

This small luxury surf hotel in Nosara is situated next to the Nosara Wildlife Reserve and a short walk from Guiones Beach.

Lagarta Lodge, Costa Rica

Lagarta Lodge

Lagarta Lodge is nestled within a private nature reserve on the Nicoya Peninsula between Playa Nosara, two rivers, and a lush forest with mangrove trees.

Ranacho Pacifico Hotel, Costa Rica

Rancho Pacifico Hotel

Situated 2000 feet above sea level in a tropical rainforest overlooking the South Pacific Coast, Rancho Pacifico is an adults-only (18+) boutique eco-resort that feels like a sprawling private estate. This is the perfect destination for guests looking for a chance to rewind from the stresses of busy modern life. Guests of Rancho Pacifico are […]

Hotel Three Sixty, Costa Rica

Hotel Three Sixty

Situated on the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Hotel Three Sixty is the only adults-only hotel in Ojochal. This brand new boutique hotel was built on a 58-acre trail-lined rainforest reserve but takes up less than 8% of the landmass. Dramatic views of the rainforest, beaches, and distant islands can be enjoyed from the […]

Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort

Hacienda AltaGracia

Hacienda AltaGracia is a sprawling luxury estate in the southern mountains of Costa Rica that any foodie, affluent traveler, and skilled horseman can appreciate.

Kura Design Villas Costa Rica

Kura Design Villas

Built on an impressive mountain ridge, Kurà´s tropical minimalist architecture provides a luxurious romantic vacation.

El Castillo Hotel, Costa Rica

El Castillo Hotel

El Castillo Hotel is an adults-only six room luxury boutique hotel perched 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean with one of the most dramatic views in all of Costa Rica.

Hotel Grano de Oro, Costa Rica

Hotel Grano de Oro

Tropical victorian architecture and gourmet dining make Hotel Grano de Oro a highlight in the San Jose & Central Valley region.

Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation

Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation

Finca Rosa Blanca is a beautiful family-owned coffee and art hotel in Heredia, outside of San Jose, renowned for its on-site coffee plantation. This boutique hotel is a charmer, especially when you notice its local touches. From the artisan crafts and murals in each suite to the bracelets in the gift shop, Finca Rosa Blanca is a comprehensive […]

Hotel Alta, Costa Rica

Hotel Alta

Hotel Alta is a trendy and fun boutique hotel located just 15 minutes from downtown San Jose.

The Retreat, Costa Rica

The Retreat

The Retreat is an 11-room luxury boutique hotel located 40 minutes away from San Jose International Airport in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Amenities The Retreat amenities include a pool, Jacuzzi, yoga, fitness room, and steam room. There are morning Hatha Yoga classes and afternoon Restorative Yoga classes daily. A few hikes are available on […]

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel

Near Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel is the Central Park of San Jose. Within the park is a a large lake, from which the hotel gets its name, Parque del Lago.

Aguas Claras Hotel

Hotel Aguas Claras

Inspired by traditional banana plantation houses, Hotel Aguas Claras is a stylish boutique hotel located on Chiquita Beach, Puerto Viejo on the remote Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Charming white interiors with pops of color and unique decorative pieces are definitive of the Aguas Claras experience. With an emphasis on tranquility and delicate decor, Aguas […]

American Trade Hotel Panama

American Trade Hotel

American Trade Hotel is divine for a cultural experience. Sitting in Panama City’s historic district, it features amazing cuisine and an iconic jazz club.

Panamonte Inn, Panama

Panamonte Inn & Spa

With nearly a century of experience, the Panamonte Inn offers a charming rustic ambiance and one of Central America’s best restaurants.

El Otro Lado Private Retreat, Panama

El Otro Lado Private Retreat

El Otro Lado Private Retreat is a stylish Panama boutique hotel on Portobelo Bay incorporating local and contemporary art design elements while highlighting the surrounding rainforest, mangroves, and coral reefs.

With such a broad spectrum of boutique hotels throughout Costa Rica, travelers have a variety of choices in relation to style and budget.

Manuel Antonio Boutique Hotels

Manuel Antonio is one destination that consists mostly of independent boutique accommodations. The boutique hotels here range in style from bungalow style villas to small eco hotels. Most Manuel Antonio Hotels line the road that connects the port town of Quepos to Manuel Antonio National Park with views overlooking the coast and dense rainforest vegetation.

Nicoya Peninsula Boutique Hotels

The Nicoya Peninsula is an off the beaten path destination just south of Guanacaste with stunning views and plentiful boutique hotels. The focus here is health and wellness. Many of the accommodations here bring a unique approach to their hospitality with juice bars, yoga, massages, and the like. The Nicoya Peninsula is celebrated as one of the world’s blue zones. So, take it all in and enjoy the region’s extraordinary approach to daily life.

South Pacific Boutique Hotels

The South Pacific Coast is a far-flung destination removed from the hustle and bustle of the cities and busy tourist resorts. A variety of boutique hotels, lodges, and villas can be found overlooking the rainforest cliffs or set back in the southern highlands. Despite its remote setting, luxurious accommodation options are accessible and the nearby town of Ojochal is known for its fine tropical cuisine.

Caribbean Coast Boutique Hotels

The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is the less frequently visited of the country’s two coastlines. The two main destinations for travelers are Tortuguero National Park and the Southern Caribbean Coast both of which are predominately lodges and hotels.

Cloud Forest Boutique Lodges

The accommodations found in the cloud forest of Costa Rica are mostly boutique lodges or boutique eco-lodges. Despite their rustic style, there are many luxury and award-winning lodge experiences in Costa Rica. Talk with a Costa Rica Expert about which boutique lodges will work best for your group.