Costa Rica luxury Archive

Updates for Costa Rica Luxury Hotels

Back in December I spent a couple weeks traveling through Costa Rica. There’s an adventure tour story on the way and I added a few new hotels—see the Costa Rica category of this blog for links to those. But I also took some time to revisit some luxury hotel favorites and revamp older reviews. For [...]

Rent a Villa, Get Airport Lounge Access in Costa Rica

After my December trip to Costa Rica, in the monthly newsletter I ragged on the international airport in San Jose as being a place with nothing to do but shop and eat American fast food. True, I didn’t have to spend two hours in the immigration line upon arrival like I did on my first [...]

New SUU Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

How do you feel about the color white? If you’ve spent wonderful vacations on a Greek island or the coast of Turkey, you probably have fond memories of a whitewashed hotel with arches, the blue sea beyond. That’s the look and feel of SUU Hotel Manuel Antonio, a hotel designed to bring a bit of [...]

Additions to our Costa Rica Luxury Travel Coverage

A while back I put up a post on this blog about the eco-friendly resort that really walks the walk, Playa Nicuesa. On the gulf that runs between the mainland and the Osa Peninsula, this is an adventure resort with a conscious and one that offers a great mix of water and jungle activities. Now [...]

Mountainside Luxury with a View – Rancho Pacifico

There plenty of tasteful, comfortable, eco-friendly luxury hotels in Costa Rica, so the competition is stiff to get your attention. Rancho Pacifico manages to stand out, however, and attracts plenty of guests who can afford to stay anywhere they want. Where else does the restaurant’s bathroom wall have thank-you notes from Sheryl Crow, Anderson Cooper, [...]

Getting to Costa Rica – Probably Easier Than You Think

I’ve spent the past few days in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, on the Papagayo Peninsula. I’ve hung out with a few other travel editors and some travel agents who handle upscale clients. The one perception issue that keeps coming up is that a lot of people think Costa Rica is remote, or hard [...]