Best South Pacific Hotels & Resorts in Costa Rica
Travel to the South Pacific Coast for a private and secluded beach experience.

Swiftly becoming one of the hottest Costa Rica destinations, the South Pacific is a unique area of the country, full of diverse wildlife, pristine beaches, and beautiful rainforests. For a beach experience unlike any other, this area might be what you’re looking for! Along the coastline from Dominical to Ojochal, the area known as the Costa Ballena is an untouched paradise, away from the bustle of busy tourist resorts. Thanks to the environmental laws in place, the South Pacific has the quiet solitude of a stunning tropical location, staying off the beaten path. Hotels in the South Pacific region of the country are primarily focused on showing off the beauty of the rainforest – but in style! Check out Kura Design Villas, which sits atop a mountain ridge, for a tropical minimalist experience with all the luxuries imaginable. If it’s luxurious romance you want, Rancho Pacifico is an adults-only eco-hotel that contains only five villas and five suites. Looking for something a bit more in touch with nature? Rafiki Safari Lodge is a tent camp with luxury tents atop hardwood decks. There’s definitely something for everyone in this part of the country!

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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 […]

Whale's Tail Villa

Whale’s Tail Villa at Rancho Pacifico

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom Whale’s Tail Villa is set within the intimate Rancho Pacifico Adults-Only Boutique Hotel property in the South Pacific Coast area for adults age 18 and older. Enjoy the best view in the area of Uvita’s famed whale’s tail beach and Marino Ballena National Park from the villa’s wraparound deck. Monkeys, toucans, and […]

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.

Trogon Lodge

Trogon Lodge

Located in the Savegre Valley in the small town of San Gerardo de Dota, Trogon Lodge sits at 7,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by unspoiled ecology. It’s also an idyllic cloud forest paradise for birders as it is commonly frequented by the Resplendent Quetzal. Amenities Trogon Lodge has an on-site restaurant called […]

Stay at Rafiki Safari Tent Camp, Costa Rica

Rafiki Safari Tent Camp

Rafiki Safari Lodge, a safari style tent camp, is on 750 acres of jungle along the Savegre River on the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The ten rustic safari tents are set atop hardwood decks and come with its own private bath and pristine views of the mountain. The lodge houses a restaurant, bar, and […]

Staying in the South Pacific of Costa Rica

Whether you want to spend a week on the beach or trek through the rainforest in hopes of spotting that elusive bird on your watching list, the South Pacific coast is unbeatable. Visit the Marino Ballena National Park, which protects 270 acres of land and about 13, 300 of ocean – all to protect the massive migrating whales that gather offshore. A close-up view of a humpback whale is something you’ll never forget! Playa Dominical has some of the most consistent waves in the country, making it a favorite for surfers world-wide. For just a relaxing time on a pristine beach, Playa Uvita is perfect for relaxing on the sand while keeping an eye out for dolphins in the water!