Costa Rica has been the destination of choice for many eco-tourists for decades due to its rich, attractive biodiversity and abundant wildlife that has been a sucker for many who wants to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Therefore, it is time for you to make Costa Rica’s miles of shoreline and acres of untouched rainforest part of your bucket list. The area is packed with so many eco-friendly and sustainable lodging, from hilltop jungle to surface chic beachfront resorts. Here is a list of the top 5 clean, cheap and beautiful boutique hotels in Costa Rica that you will love as much as I do.
1. Oxygen Jungle Villas and Spa Resort
The Oxygen Jungle Villas is a lovely glass bungalow tucked away in the Uvita tropical rainforest. It is an adult-only boutique hotel that has a refreshing feeling of the sound of nature from the private jungle paradise. Located just 5km from Playa Hermosa beach and features an infinity pool, sun decks, spa treatments, Indonesia architecture along with free wifi.
The natural beauty of the villa is exceptional, with an incredible staff and a spectacular view from the swimming pool. There is also a beautiful trail and waterfall in the forest to enjoy, which really makes your stay at the beautiful oasis magical.
2. Rancho Pacifico
The Rancho Pacifico is a stunning 5-star boutique hotel in the middle of nature, located on 26 acres in the rainforest overlooking the incredible Whale’s Tail in Uvita. With a phenomenal staff, beautiful rooms, excellent amenities and a breathtaking view from the rooms and lobby. The resort’s five suites and five villas feature zen-like modern architecture, contemporary furnishings and natural gardens in an estate-like setting.
The hotel is about 500 metres above sea level and surrounded by a jungle with many different trees, birds, butterflies, flowers and other wildlife located right outside of your room.
3. Tifakara boutique Hotel and Birding oasis
Located in La Fortuna, Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis is a short drive from Arenal Volcano and Tabacon. It is a true jewel in the rainforest, a secluded property with 11 private bungalows with views of the mountain.
The Tifakara Boutique Hotel is a short walk from La Fortuna Waterfall and the Chato Volcano and is certainly worth the visit. The property consists of a nice pool and hot tubs, which came in handy after hiking the volcano and waterfall.
4. Cala Luna Boutique Hotel
Cala Luna is a serene wellness-focused 31-room boutique retreat on the outskirts of bustling Tamarindo. It has an organic beachy ambience, a large pool, lounge, and restaurant, that serves as the hotel’s social centre. It also consists of an intimate spa and yoga pavilion tucked away in a jungle-like surrounding.
The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens and offers laid-back luxury with fantastic personal service. It is a wonderful choice for honeymooners, couples, friends or families looking for peace and relaxation from a vacation.
5. Gaia Hotel and Reserve
Gaia Hotel and Reserve, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is the only 5-star boutique hotel and resort in the area, with 22 luxury rooms. It provides guests with breathtaking views of the surrounding rainforest and wildlife. And, of course, this exotic resort will not fail to impress. It creates an ambience of natural relaxation and supreme luxury at its finest. Bright, peaceful rooms greet you with abundant sunshine, designed to create a seamless flow between the modern comforts indoors and the natural splendour just outside. Gorgeous wood floors lead from serene bedrooms with plush king-sized beds, past stylish bathrooms offering enticing 2-person Jacuzzis, and out to a fabulous separate living room.
Guests can enjoy guided nature tours and hikes, ziplining, vehicle tours, dolphin watches, surfing lessons, whitewater rafting, and so much more!
Costa Rica is meant to be preserved as a beautiful, secluded, and sustainable destination. Here, visitors enjoy lovely tropical beaches, grand adventures, the wonders of nature and scintillating culture. Costa Rica has all the necessary components of an ideal vacation or holiday and all types of accommodation to suit each visitor’s style and budget.