The Best All Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica

The Best All Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica
The Best All Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a popular tourist destination in Central America with coast lines along the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Long stretches of untouched coastal beaches, sizable national parks and a thriving resort industry have made Costa Rica a favorite among jet setters. Travelers concerned about paying exorbitant costs for Costa Rica vacations will find better values with all-inclusive resort packages.
Hotel Villas Gaia

Guests at the Hotel Villas Gaia are near Corcovado National Park in southwest Costa Rica. This all-inclusive resort has 14 bungalows featuring ceiling fans, reading lamps and individual terraces. The Hotel Villas Gaia provides breakfast, boxed lunches and dinners as part of its all-inclusive packages, though guests can opt out of boxed lunches for cheaper nightly rates. Every guest can enjoy the resort's hilltop swimming pool and sun deck as well as its secret path to Playa Tortuga.

Hotel Villas Gaia
Playa Tortuga
Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
(+011) 506 2786 5044
www.villasgaia.com/

Turtle Beach Lodge

Travelers enjoy plenty of benefits when booking all-inclusive vacations at the Turtle beach Lodge. This resort offers 55 cabins over 175 acres of beautiful property in southeast Costa Rica. Accommodations at Turtle Beach Lodge feature screen windows, tiled floors and private bathrooms for maximum guest comfort. Each guest at the resort gets free transportation from San Jose to Tortugero, free meals and access to high-speed Internet. All-inclusive vacations at Turtle Beach Lodge do not cover cocktails, bottled water and soda.

Turtle Beach Lodge
Estación Caño Palma
Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica
(+011) 506 2248 0707
www.turtlebeachlodge.com/index.html

Occidental Grand Papagayo

The Occidental Grand Papagayo is an all-inclusive resort with 160 rooms spread across 23 buildings. Guests can take advantage of the resort's open bar, towel service and two swimming pools at the Occidental Grand Papagayo. The resort offers scuba classes, night-time tennis and kayaking as part of its all-inclusive vacation package. The Occidental Grand Papagayo has four dining venues including the fine-dining D'Oriental and the all-day buffet at L'Buffet to accommodate hungry guests.

Occidental Grand Papagayo
Playa Buena
Papagayo Gulf, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
(+011) 506 2672 0191
www.occidentalhotels.com/grand/Papagayo.asp

Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort

Vacationers staying at the Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort enjoy unlimited meals and drinks as part of their all-inclusive vacations. The resort provides premium services such as laundry, around-the-clock taxis and wireless Internet for additional fees. The Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort has a Spa & Health Club with a gym, massage parlor and tennis courts free for all-inclusive vacationers. The resort's separate kids and adults swimming pools are set against Costa Rica's Pacific coastline.

Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort
Playa Conchal
Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
(+011) 506 2654 4123
www.paradisus-playa-conchal.com/#

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Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.
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