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For breathtaking biodiversity, a historical presence and serious cultural flair, Costa Rica is unsurpassed. Whether you are immersing yourself in the national parks, or enjoying churros in the cacophony of San Jose, there is an endless stream of budget-friendly fun to be enjoyed. With natural wonders like the Poás Volcano Crater and a temperate climate, Costa Rica is an adventurer's paradise. Let CheapTickets help you plan your Costa Rica vacation, plus have enough cash left for some comida tipica by the sea.

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The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews
The Springs Resort & Spa was voted by CNN one of the seven hotels with the most spectacular views in the world. Hotel were also the filming site of ABC's The Bachelor Costa Rica 2011 Episode. With its unsurpassed attention to detail the stunning new Springs Resort & Spa seeks to redefine the highest standards of excellence for world class luxury resorts. The timeless architecture and interior design blend thoroughly with the unique location and natural attributes of the 165 acre property such as the spectacular view of the active Arenal Volcano, the mineral laden, artesian hot springs, the lush rain forest and the incredibly scenic Arenal River. Although recently opened in the fall of 2008 the resort has become quickly famous for the surreal, picture perfect view of the Arenal Volcano and surrounding countryside offered from every single guest room. From the bed you need only to open your eyes to gaze directly at the smoking volcano framed flawlessly by a grand arched window. THE SPRINGS SPA AND FITNESS CENTER The fourteen thousand square foot Springs Spa and Fitness Center also pays homage to the grand volcano with picturesque views from the treatment rooms, the men's and women's salons as well as the cardio center and lobby atrium. As you descend the grand staircase to the Spa's reception you will find ancient symbols of strength, balance, harmony, and nature subtlety embedded in the marble, stained glass and wood finishes. Massages, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures are offered in this luxurious and holistic setting administered by trained professionals with the latest technology. NATURAL HOT MINERAL SPRINGS, POOLS AND WATERFALLS The eighteen freeform, landscaped pools provide our guests with great views of the volcano and a multitude of options. With temperatures ranging from 83 F to 103F and environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences our guests can find the perfect pool for their mood and the current weather conditions. Tests the hot mineral springs reveal an ideal natural combination of high bicarbonates and high chlorides with relatively low sulfur content to provide a safe and clean soaking experience. The high level of natural salt chlorines in our spring water makes them the cleanest hot springs in Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica.
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Hotel Presidente

4 stars
4.0 / 5 134 reviews
Explore San Jose from hotel with central location, free breakfastThe Hotel Presidente sits at the heart of downtown San Jose, within a few blocks of the National Theater, Pre-Colombian Gold Museum and Central Market. A posh retreat in the capital's government and business district, the Hotel Presidente offers amenities to suit business and leisure travelers. Hotel Presidente guests receive a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, free Wi-Fi access, and the hotel has a full-service spa and fitness center on-site. HighlightsWalking distance to downtown attractionsSpa and fitness centerComplimentary breakfast buffetFree Wi-Fi Internet accessOn-site casino with free drinks and hors d'oeuvres RoomsThe Hotel Presidente features 92 guest rooms and suites. Standard guest rooms come with either single king-size beds or pairs of double beds, and suites boasts king-size beds and spacious living rooms. Spa rooms feature two-person Jacuzzi tubs. In-room amenities include laptop-size room safe, hair-dryer, air conditioning, LCD TV with cable and free high-speed Internet access. Room service is available. FeaturesLocated at the heart of downtown San Jose, the Hotel Presidente boasts lushly designed interiors and relaxing amenities to provide guests a relaxing respite from their daily activities. The hotel features a fitness center and the on-site spa offers a full range of massages and body treatments (fees apply). Guests can find a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning at the Las Americas Restaurant, a casual restaurant that serves sandwiches and salads for lunch, and pasta and steak for dinner. Business travelers can stay connected with free Wi-Fi Internet access, and the hotel also offers complimentary computer terminals. Other on-site amenities include currency exchange, luggage storage and tour desk. Transportation Coca Cola Bus Station (1 mi/1.6 km)Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.5 mi/18.6 km) Attractions Pre-Colombian Gold Museum (1 block)National Theater (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica)(2 blocks)Central Market (0.5 mi/0.9 km)Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.6 mi/1 km)Museum of Costa Rican Art (2.4 mi/3.8 km)La Paz Waterfall Gardens (30.8 mi/49.6 km) Business Computer terminalsFree Wi-Fi Internet access Policies and feesNon Smoking Policy: Due to Costa Rican law, city hotels are non smoking facilities.Visitors Policy: As a safety and securtity measure, access to the guestroom floors of the Hotel is limited to registered guests only. Visitors are welcome to the ground level facilities and services.
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Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela

3 stars
4.1 / 5 32 reviews
The new Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela Hotel offers style, convenience and value close to downtown. Located just 4 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport Costa Rica, this LEED-constructed Alajuela hotel features a modern lobby with 24-hour Market and GoBoard information center, plus plenty of areas to relax and enjoy. The spacious guestrooms and suites in our Costa Rica Airport hotel were designed for both comfort and entertainment, with complimentary high-speed Internet, safes, LCD TVs and multiple outlets. This hotel in San Jose- Alajuela also offers a 24-hour gym, all-day dining, outdoor pool and complimentary airport shuttle. Located in the Mango Park office and shopping complex, this San Jose, Alajuela hotel is a top choice for leisure travelers and families. From here, you can easily explore adventure tourism in Costa Rica; go zip-lining at Colinas del Poas or hike at Arenal and Poas volcano national parks.
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NEW! - Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4 stars
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Luxurious accommodations set on Jolo Beach Secluded on the northern coastal area in Guanacoste, Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - All Inclusive on Jolo Beach welcomes leisure travelers with posh accommodations and an array of leisure activities on site. Holidaymakers can enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkeling and sunbathing at the white sand beach or have fun at the outdoor pool that has a water slide. Younger guests can enjoy social and recreational activities at Core Zone Teens Club or have a good time at Explorer's Club on site. At the end of the day, tourists can have a rejuvenating body treatment at Dreams Spa by Pevonia or work out at the fitness center at the property. Property-wide Wi-Fi access is also available for added convenience. Patrons at the resort have various in-house dining options such as authentic Mexican dishes at El Patio, Asian cuisines at Himitsu, Italian gourmet at Portofino, sea foods at Oceana, grilled specialties at Seaside Grill or international buffet at World Cafe. Coffee and delicious snacks are prepared at Coco Cafe. 3 Reasons to StaySwimming pool with water slideFive a la carte restaurants, a buffet restaurant and a cafe on siteSpa and fitness center at the property Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - All Inclusive Rooms Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - All Inclusive boasts elegantly designed oversized suites equipped with Wi-Fi access, mini bar, alarm clock with MP3 docking station, electronic safe, tea/coffeemaker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi. Units also feature a private balcony or terrace featuring beautiful views of the pool, mountain, forest and the ocean. Things to DoJolo Beach (0.1 mi/0.2 km)Punta Descartes (1 mi/1.7 km)Rajada Beach (1.1 mi/1.9 km)Recreo (1.3 mi/2.1 km)Plaza Manzanillo (2.5 mi/2.5 km)Isla Dispensa (2 mi/3.3 km)Playa Copal (2 mi/3.3 km)Isla Bolanos (2 mi/3.3 km)Playas Papaturro (3.1 mi/5.1km)Puerto Soley (4.6 mi/7.5 km)
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Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

3 stars
3.9 / 5 74 reviews
Comfortable oceanfront guest rooms, modern amenities on Tamarindo BeachThe Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort sits along a stretch of white sand in picturesque Tamarindo. As the town's first hotel, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort has offered lush oceanfront escapes for more than 30 years. Guests have easy access to Costa Rican beaches and inland tropical forests. Spread across 5 acres, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort boasts the biggest swimming pool in Tamarindo. In total, the resort has four swimming pools. Golfers can tee off at two nearby courses or practice at the hotel's private driving range while other vacationers have fun at Casino Diria on site. The resort also offers a private airport, meeting room, convention center and amphitheater. HighlightsLocated directly on Tamarindo BeachCasino DiriaFour swimming pools, five restaurants and four barsShopping center including National Bank - ATMPrivate AirportWireless Internet throughout the hotel RoomsThe Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort features 238 brightly colored rooms with ocean, pool or city views. Guest rooms have balconies or terraces overlooking the beach or the pool. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities like air conditioning, safe deposit boxes, cable TVs and national and international telephone services. FeaturesLocated on 5 acres of beautifully manicured, beachfront gardens, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort offers tennis courts, four swimming pools-including one for kids-and a hot tub. Golfers have access to two nearby, world-class courses, and an on-site private driving range offers lessons. Visitors receive a complimentary breakfast each morning. Five on-site restaurants serve mouth-watering local and international cuisines. For more on-site entertainment, tourists can enjoy the gambling opportunities at the slots and tables at in-house Casino Diria, watch shows at the amphitheater that can accommodate up to 300 guests or sip drinks from the four bars. The concierge desk can arrange tours for snorkeling, diving, surfing or sailing along the coast. Be sure to ask about hiking, horseback riding and zip-lining through the inland forests. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Corporate guests can find a business center with computer terminals, a small meeting rooms for 20 persons and a convention center for up to 150 participants. The souvenir shop is open from 8 AM - 4 PM. Transporation Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (39.9 mi/63.9 km) Attractions Witch's Rock Surf Camp (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (9.2 mi/14.9 km)Playa Grande (11.3 mi/18.1 km)Diria National Park (29.8 mi/47.7 km)Ostional National Refuge (40 mi/64.3 km) Business Business center with computersAir-conditioned meeting spacesPresentation equipment available
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Best time to take a vacation to Costa Rica

  • Best Time to Go

    Costa Rica vacations are wonderful for anytime of the year. Annual temperatures are between 70oF and 80oF. The tropical climate of Costa Rica makes it a popular travel destination for visitors that want to escape the winter chills and take advantage of the warm temperatures that the country has to offer. Rain fall is primarily present from May to November. If you would like to avoid the rainy season in Costa Rica, the best time to visit is between December and April. Attend the National Orchid Show in San José in March or Puntarenas Carnival the last week in February.

Insider tips for Costa Rica travel

  • Tamrindo Beach

    Fishing, surfing, sailing, golfing, boat rides, horseback riding, and much more can be done at Tamrindo Beach’s Playa Tamrindo resort.

  • Arenal Volcano

    Check out the popular and active Arenal Volcano situated near Costa Rica’s Lake Arenal.

  • Desafio Adventure Company

    Costa Rica’s San José area offers tons of outdoor adventures through the Desafio Adventure Company.

  • Manuel Antonio

    Head over to the Manuel Antonio section of Costa Rica for some delightful dishes at the El Patio Bistro Latino during your Costa Rica travel.

  • Santa Rose National Park

    Some of Costa Rica’s best beaches are located at the Santa Rosa National Park on the northwest end of the country.

Costa Rica highlights

  • Tortuguero National Park

    This is one of the few free national parks in Costa Rica, and it brims with verdant beauty and environmental info. Explore through the Caribbean Conservation Corporation's Natural History Center, and take a lesson (or two) in their inspiring conservation efforts.

  • San Jose

    Meander through the capital city on your Costa Rica travels, and stumble across an array of buildings built in the extravagant Colonial style. Take a free tour of the National Theater or brush up on some history in the National Archives. San Jose will give you the flavor of Costa Rican culture that won't cost you a cent.

  • Metropolitan Cathedral

    While you're in San Jose, this immense cathedral is a must-see on your Costa Rica vacation. The Metropolitan Cathedral is the largest church in the country and was rebuilt in 1871 after a massive earthquake nearly destroyed it. Now full of intricate wooden pillars and soaring reliefs (not to mention a charming stamp museum), the cathedral is completely free to visit.

  • Beaches

    Costa Rica is known as a tropical paradise largely thanks to its peerless beaches. Whatever you want from your Costa Rica travels, you can be sure there's suited to your lifestyle. Experienced surfers hang tan for Playa Hermosa, and Playa Platanares offers great swimming, sunbathing and kayaking in the nearby mangroves. Families flock to Playa Negra for its safe swimming and body boarding.

  • Parismina Sea Turtle Commission

    Costa Rica enjoys top ranks on the Happy Planet Index (HPI), and you can discover why with a night with the Parismina Sea Turtle Commission. For a small donation, tag along with a local guide for hands-on experience caring for turtles. And the shimmering view of the moon twinkling over the sea isn't too shabby either.

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