Costa Rica Hotels Archive

Their List, Our Reviews: World Travel Awards

The annual World Travel Awards for Latin America took place recently in Lima and a lot of properties we’ve highlighted were among the winners. Like any contest where people go online to vote—and the nominees beg and plead for weeks to sway the outcome—there’s a lot of ballot stuffing determining the winners. Whoever has the […]

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Bosque del Cabo in the Wildest Part of Costa Rica

Plenty of tourists hit the standard route in search of wildlife in Costa Rica. Often what they encounter are crowded parks where the savvy creatures have divided into two camps: those who want to avoid the humans and pesky monkeys who want to get fed by them. (The sloths won’t commit to moving for anything […]

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The Spellbinding South of Costa Rica

Costa Rica vacations take a rather predictable path for first-time visitors. Those who return tend to dig deeper, to explore wider, to get more off the standard circuit. Our latest tour story leaves the capital, heads to the coast, and then meanders down through the Dominical region almost to the Panamanian border, to the Gulfo […]

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A Tour of Playa Cativo Luxury Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

Can a resort be eco-friendly but also chic and comfortable? Playa Cativo Lodge, a newcomer on the Gulfo Dulce across from the Osa Peninsula, does an admirable balancing act. It’s in a country where the green travel competition is stiff—Costa Rica—but this one does a better job than most of providing a luxe experience while […]

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Alta Gracia Hotel in Costa Rica is at a Whole New Level

Last summer when we ran down some new and notable luxury hotels that were opening soon, at the top of the list was an ambitious project in southern Costa Rica that aimed to leapfrog over everything else in the country. Alta Gracia Boutique Hacienda hotel looked impressive on paper and there was a serious amount […]

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New Hotels Coming to Latin America in 2015

I’m currently attending the International Luxury Travel Mart conference in the Riviera Maya this week (ILTM Americas) at a hotel I’m always glad to be in again: Fairmont Mayakoba. Through presentations and just bopping around the booths, I’m getting the scoop on what’s on the way next year and beyond. There are supposedly 429 hotels […]

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