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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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Arenal Montechiari Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 15 reviews
Arenal Montechiari Hotel only 400 meters from the central park, very close to the beautiful town La Fortuna. The Arenal Volcano that is one of the most active volcano in the world. The Hotel is surrounded of lush gardens and a spectacular view of the Volcano. Special for ecoturism, culture and adventure lovers. They offer you access to main service and attractions as souvenirs stores, drugstores, ATM machine, bar and restaurant, waterfalls, hanging bridges, etc. The perfect combination of peace with nature and service close to that would give you a pleasure vacations. The excellent combination of fine, indigenous woods in each of cabanas, for example pine, oak, almond tree, laurel and tamarind tree, among others. The luscious gardens combined with the beauty of the scenic Arenal volcano will make your stay unforgettable at property. These charming rooms have an exterior terrace from which you can view birds, butterflies that flutter amongst the flowers and plant life in the hotel gardens. You can read your favorite book or simply breathe in the tranquility that you feel at this hotel. Arenal Montechiari rooms have two double beds, air conditioning, hot water, cable television, a mini-fridge and coffee maker. They offer 30 rooms with 1 or 2 double beds, private balcony, modern bathrooms, coffer-ed ceilings, fine woods of oak, laurel and tamarind, air conditioning, TV cable, internet, coffee maker and laundry service. Amenities - Reception and Smoke-free hotel.
Value FREE Breakfast and FREE Kids up to 10 years old
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Balmoral Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 62 reviews
Simple guest rooms, standard amenities at the heart of downtown San JoseLocated in a historical district in San Jose, the Balmoral Hotel offers simple guest rooms, modern amenities and convenient location near embassies, banks and area attractions like the Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, the National Cathedral and Morazan Park. From the Balmoral Hotel visitors can take day trips outside the city to explore volcanoes, rainforests, and waterfalls. The Balmoral Hotel offers guests a complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi access (fees apply), and a fitness center. Business travelers can find a business center, and the hotel has seven flexible meeting rooms for event groups. Highlights Great downtown locationSome rooms have balconies overlooking Central AvenueFitness centerComplimentary breakfastWi-Fi access (fees apply) RoomsThe Balmoral Hotel has 112 newly renovated guest rooms and suites. Some guest rooms have balconies, and the suites have balconies overlooking Central Avenue in downtown San Jose. Guest rooms feature pairs of double beds, while suites have three double beds and separate living rooms. In-room amenities include air conditioning, cable flat-screen televisions, coffee-makers, mini bars, hair-dryers and telephones. Accommodations also feature work desks and Wi-Fi access (fees apply). FeaturesLocated at the heart of downtown San Jose, the Balmoral Hotel offers great city views and comprehensive amenities well-suited to both business and leisure travelers. The hotel also serves complimentary buffet breakfast daily while the open-air restaurant/bar El Patio del Balmoral offers coffee, drinks, live music, and casual dining on site. The hotel offers a guest fitness center and a sauna, and business travelers can stay in touch with Wi-Fi access (fees apply) throughout the property. The hotel also has a business center, and event groups can find seven state-of-the-art meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 people. Other on-site amenities include parking, laundry services and a 24-hour front desk. Transportation Coca Cola Bus Station (1 mi/1.6 km)Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.6 mi/18.6 km) Attractions National Theater (0.2 mi/0.3 km)National Museum (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.6 mi/1 km)Central Market (0.6 mi/1 km)Museum of Costa Rican Art (2.4 mi/3.9 km)La Paz Waterfall Gardens (30.9 mi/49.7 km) Business 7 flexible meeting spacesBusiness centerWi-Fi access (fees apply) Policies and fees SMOKE FREE POLICY All Rooms and public areas of the Balmoral Hotel are smoke free. We have taken these steps due to a clear and overwhelming demand from our guest for a healthy and smoke free environment. Smoking will not be permitted in any room and public areas, and a $100 USD cleaning and recovery fee will apply to those guests who decide to smoke inside the rooms A smoking area it has been created for our guests who do smoke. Please ask at reception for spaces where smoking is allowed.
Value Free Breakfast + WiFi + Free Kids + Free Parking
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Hotel Catedral Casa Cornejo

3 stars
Not yet reviewed
An excellent place to enjoy of a comfortable lodging with a familiar personalized attention. Hotel Catedral Casa Cornejo is a small family owned and managed hotel located in the heart of the city of Alajuela. Located less than 5 minutes away from the International Airport Juan Santamaria. The hotel provides the tourist with a nice comfortable lodging option with personalized service and located at a convenient distance from the airport. Guests can also purchase the airport Departure tax. Our hotel has first quality services such as:Internet. We offer free Wireless Internet coverage in all our rooms and common areas.The hotel has a small business center with computers with internet access available exclusively for our hosts. Facilities: Wake up calls Safety box Breakfast included Currency exchange Luggage storage Laundry and ironing services Rental car services Spa mud treatments Art gallery
Value FREE Wi-Fi & Breakfast
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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.8 / 5 11 reviews
Hotel Punta Islita was founded upon the conviction that travel should be a holistic journey, blending memorable landscapes and enticing cultures. It should be about finding inspiration in nature, cultivating inner peace and a sense of wonder, and gently realizing that a genuine smile transcends language. Savvy travelers will enjoy cultural authenticity, fun eco-adventures, sustainable luxury, and Costa Rica's signature friendship and peaceful hospitality. It gazes upon a secluded cove of inspiring natural beauty. Surrounded by an endless ocean this exciting eco-resort interweaves exuberant tropical dry forest, vibrant local art, and charming communities who welcome travelers in heartfelt hospitality. Canopy zip-lining, hiking, sea-turtle watching, spa wellness, horseback riding, river kayaking, surfing, and local community experiences let visitors live Costa Ricas legendary eco-adventures and happiness mantra. Accommodations include Standard and Premium Standard Rooms, Jr. Suites, and Private Villas.
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Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

3 stars
3.9 / 5 76 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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