Costa Rica Hotels Archive

Getting Close to Wildlife at Lapa Rios in Costa Rica

After leaving Playa Nicuesa I puttered across the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jiminez and bumped my way up to Lapa Rios, this time with my wife and daughter with me. They flew in on Nature Air via San Jose, which is pretty painless considering how remote and wild this area is. It’s a rough road [...]

A True Eco-hotel in Costa Rica: Playa Nicuesa

You might notice a lag in posts on this luxury travel blog these days as I’m spending much of my time traveling through Costa Rica. My Osa Peninsula time has been almost totally off the grid. Is “going offline” the new luxury status update? I’m starting to think so as the guests I’ve been hanging [...]

First Impressions at Four Seasons Costa Rica

Sometimes I have the tough job of hitting the road to update our hotel reviews that are a few years old and seeing what’s new at the top resorts in Latin America. This week I arrived at the Four Seasons Costa Rica in the northern part of the country and was wowed from the start. [...]

Sustainable Luxury at Monte Azul in Costa Rica

If any country has proved that luxury guests are willing to pay for hotels that are taking care of their environment, it’s Costa Rica. Monte Azul Boutique Hotel, situated on 125 acres in the foothills of the country’s highest mountain, this is luxe lodging that’s really green. Most furniture found in the rooms is designed [...]

Caribbean Costa Rica Gets a Luxury Resort

It sure took a while, but the Caribbean side of Costa Rica now has a real functioning luxury resort hotel. We’ve got a first-person review of it from one of our Panama experts, Beverly Gallagher. See our detailed review of Le Caméléon Boutique Hotel. Don’t come here looking for lots of florals and wicker. “Playful [...]