Sometimes, international travel can be the opposite of relaxing. There are destinations to research, tickets to be purchased, hotels to book, and so much more. That's why all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica are so fantastic. You can pick a destination or two, pay a set price, and all that's left is relaxation—and tons of tropical fun.
Here are some of our favorite all-inclusive resorts, offering worry-free options for your vacation in Costa Rica.
Los Altos de Eros, Playa Tamarindo
AddressGuanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Phone+506 8850 4203
Costa Rica's Playa Tamarindo is a traveler favorite, and so is the Los Altos de Eros resort. In fact, the all-inclusive Costa Rica resort has won more international awards on Tripadvisor than any other hotel in the world. All-inclusive vacation packages at Los Altos de Eros include all transportation (from airports and into town), beverages (including beer, wine, and smoothies), breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner on Saturdays. Bonus: free Cuban cigars.
There are also other all-inclusive resorts in Playa Tamarindo, Los Altos de Eros isn't the only one.
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort, Playa Herradura
Address800 meters west of Herradura entrance, Provincia de Puntarenas, Herradura, 60101, Costa Rica
Phone+506 2630 9000
Called one of the world's best by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort offers an all-inclusive vacation package with a minimum 4-night stay. It includes a choice of accommodations (Deluxe, Ocean View or Premium), meals at the resort's multiple gourmet restaurants, wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages, activities at the resort, as well as taxes, service charges and gratuities. The Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is located on Playa Herradura on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.
Occidental Grand Papagayo Resort, the Gulf of Papagayo
AddressBlvd. Playa Hermosa 800 metros al norte 48-5000 Golfo de Papagayo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phone+506 2690 8000
The Occidental Grand Papagayo is an all-inclusive luxury resort located on Costa Rica's northern Pacific coast, just 35 minutes from Liberia International Airport. The all-inclusive Costa Rica vacation packages include meals in three restaurants, snacks and drinks, a weekly cocktail party, activities like volleyball and birdwatching, and live entertainment in the evenings.
Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve, Osa Peninsula
AddressPuntarenas Province, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
Phone+506 4040 0418
The Osa Peninsula was called "the most biologically intense place on earth" by National Geographic, and it's a truly magical place to spend a Costa Rica vacation. Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve offers all-inclusive packages so travelers can explore the beautiful peninsula (and Corcovado National Park) hassle-free. Packages include all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, round-trip transfer to Puerto Jimenez, and onsite activities such as bird tours and night hikes. The resort also offers all-inclusive honeymoon and family packages.
The Westin Golf Resort and Spa Playa Conchal Resort
AddressPlaya Conchal Guanacaste Cabo Velas, Provincia de Guanacaste, 50308, Costa Rica
Phone+506 2654 3500
Love Golf? The Westin Golf Resort and Spa Playa Conchal Resort is a world-class golf resort offering the opportunity to play in one of Costa Rica's most scenic settings: the stunning sands of Playa Conchal, Guanacaste. All-inclusive vacation packages at The Westin Golf Resort and Spa Playa Conchal Resort include all meals, snacks and drinks, a minibar restocked daily, non-motorized water sports, and nightly shows.
Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero
AddressEnt al Área de Conservación Tortuguero, Limón, Limon, 00000, Costa Rica
Phone+506 2256 7080
If you're seeking an off-the-beaten-path Costa Rica travel experience, but would still like the hassle-free quality of an all-inclusive resort, Pachira Lodge is a great pick. Located in the Tortuguero region of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, the resort (and all of Tortuguero) is only accessible by boat. Pachira Lodge offers reasonably priced all-inclusive vacation packages, which include meals, ground and boat transportation, lodging and tours. My favorite part: the turtle shaped pool.