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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.
Value Up to $230 SPA Credit + FREE Wi-Fi
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Hotel El Maragato

2 stars
3.3 / 5 18 reviews
Convenience and comfort in the heart of San JoseOffering comfortable accommodations positioned near tourist destinations, Hotel El Maragato makes for a strategic starting point for travelers in the Costa Rican capital. Centrally located in downtown San Jose, this modern hotel places tourists near historic and cultural attractions in the city, such as National Theatre of Costa Rica, Plaza de la Cultura, Museo Nacional de Costa Rica and Parque Zoologico Simon Bolivar.Patrons at the El Maragato wake up to filling continental breakfast on site. During free time, guests can relax while having coffee or other drinks at the lobby.  This San Jose hotel features tour assistance, laundry services and concierge. 3 Reasons To StayCentral San Jose locationIn-room Wi-Fi accessSteps away from The National Theatre and Plaza de la Cultura Hotel El Maragato RoomsAll inviting rooms at Hotel El Maragato are furnished with private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, refrigerator, safe deposit box, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, desk, and Wi-Fi access. Some units have mini bar and balcony.  Things To DoNational Theatre of Costa Rica (0.1 mi/0.1 km)Plaza de la Cultura (0.1 mi/0.1 km)Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture (0.5 mi/0.9 km)Parque Zoologico Simon Bolivar (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (0.1 mi/0.1 km)Museo Nacional de Costa Rica (0.4 mi/0.7 km)Museum of Contemporary Art And Design (0/4 mi/0.7 km)Museo de Jade (0.3 mi/0.5 km)Museo Calderon Guardia (0.8 mi/1.4 km)Melico Salazar Theatre (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
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Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela

3 stars
4.1 / 5 34 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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Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa

4 stars
4.0 / 5 94 reviews
Pool-view guestrooms and kitchenette suites on protected Flamingo Beach Situated on the northwest Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, north of Tamarindo, the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa offers an enchanting escape on the pristine sands of Flamingo Beach-an ecologically important "blue-flag" beach. From the relaxing setting, guests can take adventure tours to the surrounding forests, enjoy water sports, and visit nearby national parks and local villages. The Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa has a swimming pool with swim-up bar, and offers convenient airport transfers (fees apply). Highlights Located directly on Flamingo BeachSwimming pool with swim-up barOn-site scuba diving centerAirport transfers available (fees apply)High-speed Internet access in guest rooms and public areas (fees apply) Rooms The Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa boasts 120 spacious guest rooms in a range of sizes and styles, including pool-view rooms, kitchenette-equipped studios, and sprawling suites with ocean views. Guest rooms have either a single king-size bed or set of double beds, and a private bathroom. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs with satellite service, high-speed Internet access (fees apply), mini-bars (fees apply), safe boxes, air conditioning and coffee makers. Features The Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa features a wide range of amenities and activities from its oceanfront location. Guests can lounge by the outdoor pool, gamble in the casino, play tennis on lighted courts and exercise in the on-site fitness center. The full-service spa offers massages, and body and facial treatments. The on-site scuba center teaches dive classes and runs offshore charters.  The Arenas restaurant serves meals all day, and guests can sign up for an optional all-inclusive meal plan. The Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa can accommodate weddings and conference groups, with more than 4,000 square feet of event space. High-speed Internet access (fees apply) is available in guest rooms and the business center. Transportation Daniel Oduber International Aiport, Liberia (24.3 mi/38.9 km) Attractions Playa Grande Marine Turtle National Park (14 mi/22 km)Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (18.8 mi/30.1 km)Guaitil Village (42 mi/67.2 km)Rincon de la Vieja National Park (45.5 mi/72.8 km) Palo Verde National Park and Wildlife Refuge (59.9 mi/96.4 km) Business Business center with computers (fees apply)High-speed Internet access (fees apply)4,195 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space
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Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

3 stars
3.6 / 5 40 reviews
Find sprawling beachfront villas and nightlife near Tamarindo The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers guest rooms and kitchen-equipped villas on the beach in Tamarindo. The Golden Coast location of the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers easy access to Guanacaste's many water sports, like diving and sport fishing, and eco-tours to surrounding national parks and wildlife preserves. Downtown Tamarindo, just a short walk from the hotel, offers restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. This Costa Rican property also has a bar and restaurant on-site and free Wi-Fi access in guest rooms. Highlights Located on Tamarindo Beach, just a short walk from townLarge swimming pool with swim-up barClose to great surfing and protected beachesOn-site surf shop and gear rentalsPre-arranged Spanish classes available (fees apply) Rooms The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers 17 guest rooms and 16 spacious villas with one, two, or three bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and balconies. Guest rooms have double beds or pairs of twin beds, and villas have varying layouts depending on size, accommodating up to eight guests. All accommodations have color TVs, safe boxes, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi Internet access, and most have ocean views and private verandas. All villas come equipped with full kitchens, including microwaves, refrigerators, sinks, coffee makers and toasters. Features The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers affordable beachfront accommodations and activities packages just outside Tamarindo. Primarily a surf lodge, this family operated hotel has an on-site surf shop and offers trips, gear and board rentals. (It's also where the acclaimed surfing documentary "Step into Liquid" was filmed.) The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas also features an ocean-view swimming pool with a waterfall, swim-up bar and an open-air poolside restaurant. The on-site Monkey Bar is a famous local nightspot that has hosted spring break TV shoots, and where music and tropical drinks flow freely. Transportation Daniel Oduber International Aiport, Liberia (39.2 mi/62.7 km)Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (154 mi/246.4 km) Attractions Witch's Rock Surf Camp (0.1 mi/ 0.2 km)Las Baulas National Park (1.3 mi/2.1 km)Playa Grande (10.8 mi/17.3 km)Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (12.7 mi/20.3 km)
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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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