costa Rica is an inspirational wanderlust destination that all travellers from all over the world should explore. The Central American country has everything from tropical forests, picturesque beaches, incredible wildlife, volcanoes and misty forests. When planning a trip, the first thing that comes to mind is where to stay. Costa Rica has so many luxurious places to stay, in every kind of accommodation there is a range of activities, with something for every taste. Here, I put together five (5) of the best eco-friendly villas that you’ll surely enjoy.
1. Allegro Papagayo All-inclusive Resorts
he exquisite family-friendly Allegro Papagayo Resort consists of 300 rooms with breathtaking views of the ocean that feature everything you are looking for during your vacation. It offers unlimited meals and drinks as well as a variety of onsite activities, including beachside sports and adventure activities. The resort is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica.
It provides the best in adventure and tranquility, depending on your mood. Here, you can participate in all-inclusive activities like swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, aerobics, kayaking, beach soccer, and water polo. At night there’s live entertainment with a disco, so you’ll have a lot of activities to keep you entertained. They also offer child supervision.
2. Fiesta Resort
Surrounded by the exotic natural beauty that Costa Rica is known for, Fiesta Resort in Puntarenas offers a family-friendly getaway with plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation. The beachfront property overlooks a unique dark sand beach in some of the area’s most popular attractions, including the capital city of San José, making it the perfect place to discover all that Costa Rica has to offer. Here, you’ll enjoy soaking up the sun on the sprawling beach or taking in the view of the ocean from the pier. There are many activities to try out, like mixology classes, karaoke nights, foam parties by the pool, and Costa Rican coffee classes. The younger guests can have a fun time at the on-site kids and teen clubs. The resort serves some delicious local and international meals at the resort restaurants, where you can sit and watch the sunset over the coast as you sip on drinks from the pier bar. The rooms are spacious with convenient amenities.
Staying at the Fiesta Resort makes an easy tour of Costa Rica’s natural attractions, including Tortuga Island, Monteverde National Park, Arenal Volcano, and Manuel Antonio Beach. The hotel tour desk will assist with booking tours. The Palo Verde National Park is just mins away, and you will also love to explore it.
3. The Lapa Rios Lodge
The Lapa Rios Lodge is a super spectacular eco-lodge with 16 thatched and spacious bungalows immersed in the thick lush jungle on the hillside of the last tropical rainforest on the Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park. Each bungalow has a large private deck complete with seating, sunbeds, and a hammock. It is so ideal for watching the sunsets.
Its interior design of wooden floors, bamboo furniture, large beds, spacious bathroom with a magnificent view over the Pacific ocean and the lush green forest create a simple, fresh and romantic atmosphere.
The Lapa Rios is built on a steep hill in the jungle with no babysitting services, and as such, parents may not want to take children under the age of 5 years.
The picturesque Lapa Rios isn’t cheap, but it’s worth every penny. For someone who enjoys nature, this would be ideal for you with lots of wildlife to enjoy, such as howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, macaws, toucans, etc
4. Nayara Springs
The Nayara Spring is a romantic, Peaceful, and jungle-setting adult-only lodge set at the base of the Arenal Volcano at La Fortuna. It offers a quiet natural surrounding at an affordable price and is a great honeymoon spot in Costa Rica.
The hotel consists of 16 villas, each with a private garden, an outdoor shower, and a terrace with a Jacuzzi fed by natural hot springs. Each room also features air conditioning, a TV, and WiFi throughout the entire property. Because of Nayara’s jungle setting, birds can be heard from almost anywhere on the property, providing a relaxing soundtrack to your stay.
While the resort emanates a soothing vibe, the décor provides a punch of colour and personality. The villas feature an eclectic mish-mash of décor, with zebra-print footstools, crystal chandeliers, and vibrant woven hammocks adding flair to the charming resort. While the Springs has two restaurants, guests can dine at any of the three restaurants at the Spa & Gardens, as reservations for all dining at Nayara are recommended.
5. Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas
he secluded award-winning resort is perched high in the jungle overlooking the incredible Nicoya Peninsula and the coastline of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Casa Chameleon is a luxury adult-only hotel offering an idyllic Costa Rican retreat infused with culture, experiences, and traditions. It offers an immersive, adventurous, and romantic setting, with access to beaches with warm waters for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, 1,000 acres of tropical hills, forests, and valleys to explore on foot, horseback, or cycle.
It features 21 private villas that offer a mesmerizing view of the ocean and surrounding rainforest, all of which can be experienced from the impressive private saltwater plunge pool that is the perfect place for sundown. The decor and ambience of the resort create a feeling of home. It’s an experience that is both curated and comfy. Each of the villas has its private plunge pool and views of the Guanacaste coast, with handmade international additions of ornate Moroccan lights and furniture from Indonesia.