Erica Kuschel a RoamRight Blog Author

The Best “Secret” Hotels in Costa Rica


It isn't classified information that Costa Rica is known for its tourism. With that popularity comes an overwhelming number of hotels and accommodations that you have to wade through to find the right one for you and your needs. If you're looking for secret hotels in Costa Rica, here is a list you need to jot down.

Hotel Capitan Suizo, Tamarindo, Guanacaste

If you're looking to experience the high-energy town of Tamarindo in the Guanacaste Province but not be directly in the lively scene, Hotel Capitan Suizo may be the boutique hotel experience you are looking for. Located on the quiet southern end of town, this lush, attractive hotel has an open-air restaurant, beach access, and a troop of Howler Monkeys that come by to make daily visits.


Finca Rosa Blanca, Heredia, Santa Barbara

A coffee lover's paradise, Finca Rosa Blanca can be found on the outskirts of San Jose in Heredia. A true city break, this coffee plantation is a quick 20-minute drive from the airport, bringing you to a small oasis. This hotel has won numerous awards for being eco-friendly and was the first fully sustainable certified luxury hotel in Costa Rica. All meals are served with items sourced from the plantation itself and prides itself on avoiding environmental footprints on the surrounding area.


Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park

One of the world’s first 5-leaf, 5-star hotels, this luxury hotel offers the best cliff views of Manuel Antonio National Park and has access to a public and secluded beach. The locally hired staff offers top-notch service and advice while catering to your every need. If you're not enjoying the gorgeous rainforest or ocean views from the personal hot tub on your patio you can take advantage of the eco-friendly pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

What hotels would you add to this list? What fabulous hotels have you stayed at in Costa Rica?

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About the Author

Erica Kuschel

Erica Kuschel, a RoamRight Blog Author Erica Kuschel is half of the duo at the adventure travel site, Erica traded her ‘normal’ existence in Austin, Texas for a life of new experiences around the world. Erica, who is a photographer by trade, likes to view the world through her lens.

Erica started Over Yonderlust in March of 2010, showcasing couple travel while maintaining a strong focus on photography, humor, videos, and writing with a trusted voice. She has been seen in publications such as The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BBC, and The National Geographic Channel’s online blog. Erica has been a finalist two years running for the Bloggies (in both travel and photography categories) and taking home Hostelbookers Most Epic Photography Blog Award in November of 2012.

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