Costa Rica Budget Hotels & Lodges
Discover our expertly chosen Costa Rica budget hotels and lodges for all styles and preferences.
As a gem of Central America lined by gorgeous beach coasts on either side, Costa Rica is a vacationer’s paradise. Whether you’re seeking family beachside fun, mountain top thrills, or the private intimacy of an adults-only hotel, Costa Rica has the accommodations to suit your vacation dreams! Shimmering beaches, gorgeous rainforest landscapes, exciting mountain and rafting adventures and delicious food await you in Costa Rica. Learn more about our vetted hotels below and contact us today!
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Arenal Observatory Lodge, Costa Rica

Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Observatory Lodge was originally built in 1987 as a research station for scientists of the Smithsonian Institute. It is one of the most authentic and educational properties in Arenal, and serves as a perfect base for a wide range of activities and adventures.

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 Llomas del Volcan exterior

Hotel Lomas del Volcan

Nestled on the slopes of Arenal Volcano, you’ll find the charming property of Hotel Lomas Del Volcan. This hotel offers a nature-focused lodging experience, hosting a collection of luxuriously outfitted bungalows with a rustic aesthetic and easy accessibility to tours and excursions in the Arenal area. Lomas del Volcan brings sustainability to the forefront: it […]

Costa Verde II building

Hotel Costa Verde

This is one of the closest hotels to Manuel Antonio National Park so there is very easy access to the nearby beaches and national park where monkeys abound and are often very easily observed.

El Establo Lodge, Costa Rica

Hotel El Establo

The relaxing El Establo mountain hotel is located in the heart of Monteverde, on 150 acres of Cloud Forest Preserve.

Visit Trapp Family Lodge, Costa Rica

Trapp Family Lodge

Trapp Family Lodge is the closest hotel to Monteverde Cloud Forest. This 20-room lodge has the style of a Swiss Chalet, with Costa Rican hospitality.

Stay at Selva Verde Lodge, Costa Rica

Selva Verde Lodge

With over 500 acres of tropical rainforest, at Selva Verde Lodge there are unparalleled chances for up close and personal encounters with nature.

Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge is situated on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Jungle Canals and the primitive beaches of the Northern Caribbean Coast.

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.

Hotel Banana Azul, Costa Rica

Banana Azul Hotel

Hotel Banana Azul is an intimate, rustic hotel bordering a virtually uninhabited stretch of sand on the Caribbean Coast. The miles of beach available around Puerto Viejo promises that guests can always find a bit of sand just for themselves! This is truly a secluded tropical vacation. Blooming gardens adorn the property, as do several […]

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Costa Rica is paradise for honeymoons, anniversary trips, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and other special adults-only getaways. The beaches and volcanoes are picture perfect spots for hiking, rappelling, rafting, and ziplining your way through the rainforest. Read More
Though it usually flies under the foodie radar because the country’s typical cuisine is very simple, Costa Rica is culinary heaven. Don’t underestimate the delicious, imaginative dishes to be found throughout this natural paradise. Read More
As one of the world’s best eco-travel destinations, Costa Rica offers an incredible collection of eco-lodges to match. The tiny country packs a huge amount of biodiversity into a small area, making it the perfect stop for anyone who wants to sleep in the middle of the rainforest. Read More

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You’ll Love these Costa Rica Hotels on the Beach

Costa Rica’s name gives away it’s beauty, literally named for its breathtaking coastline. Costa Rica’s shores are dotted with outstanding beachside hotels that highlight the wonders and diversity of the country’s landscape. When it comes down to planning your Costa Rica trip, you want to know exactly which beachfront hotel provides the perfect accommodations and amenities that suit your vacation needs. Take a look at some of our favorite beachfront hotels below!


Only 45 minutes from Liberia, Tamarindo Diria Resort is located down by the shore of Tamarindo Beach. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, swimming pools, tennis court, casino/game room & fitness center. This is a great location for golfers as it’s located within a short distance of two world class courses!
A luxury hotel that covers over 17 acres along 150 meters of beachfront, El Mangroove Hotel is a boutique beachside option. With gorgeous terraces and a focus on health and wellness, including sunset yoga sessions, poolside service and a fitness center - El Mangroove is perfect for sun-soaked relaxation.

Nicoya Peninsula

Set along a 150-acre beachfront reserve on the Nicoya Peninsula and surrounded by lush greenery, Tango Mar Resort is an outstanding location for any traveler seeking a slice of sandy peace and relaxation. With two private beaches, a variety of activities and an oceanfront restaurant, you’ll no doubt enjoy the adventurous yet relaxing ambiance of Tango Mar.