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The Ultimate Costa Rica Couples Travel Resources List


Top 17 Hotels for Couples in Costa Rica

1. Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens 

2. Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

3. The Springs Resort and Spa

4. Gaia Hotel & Reserve

5. Peace Lodge

6. Tulemar Resort

7. Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

8. Nayara Springs

9. The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

10. Hotel El Silencio del Campo

11. Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

12. Los Altos de Eros

13. TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge

14. Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais

15. Villas Alturas

16. Casa MarBella

17. Rancho Pacifico

Other Top resorts


The Four Seasons

JW Marriott

All Inclusive Resorts

Rio Perdido – #1 ranked All Inclusive resort in Costa Rica

Other 4 and 5-star Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica on Trip Advisor

Low-Cost Lodging

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Rent a house instead of a hotel

My family has used a variety of travel sites to find the places we have stayed, most often AirBnB and FlipKey (similar site owned by Trip Advisor).

Flying to Costa Rica

There are a million ways to book airfare, but I almost always use Travelocity and have for over a decade.

Car Rental

A car is essential for Costa Rica, so don’t be intimidated! It’s easy to rent one, the roads are decent (but slow) and your phone’s Google Map app should work just fine there.

I have rented from a number of companies and all the major car rental companies you are used to have offices there.

That being said, I like a local company called Vamos.

If you check out online reviews, you’ll see many with terrible reviews (many for good reason).  Vamos is just about the only one with consistently good reviews and in my experience, they earn it!

Don’t be surprised that most car rental companies want a deposit (on credit card) of between $700-$1,000.  That is standard here.  Most don’t actually charge that; they just put a hold for it.

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