Hotel del campoHotel de Campo, northern Costa Rica

Caño negro, wildlife of Costa Rica

The Hotel del Campo is the top accommodation in the small town of "Caño Negro", the starting point for wildlife viewing tours, and located within the nature reserve.
Particularly ornithologists from around the world come to the Hotel del campo. Large bungalows are set amidst a tropical garden, with a view directly to the animal rich lagoon.

Recommended hotels on the northern Pacific coast

This is a small selection of recommended hotels and lodges on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in particular in the area of the beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula and Guanacaste.

Hotel Belvedere SamaraNicoya: Hotel Belvedere, Sámara

This quiet and beautiful hotel is a perfect spot

Stay here for a relaxing beach holiday destination, # 1 in Costa Rica

The Belvedere hotel offers 22 rooms with refrigerator, coffee maker, air conditioning, safe, cable TV, private bathroom with hot water and WIFI. 

Guacamaya Lodge, JunqulillalGuacamaya Lodge, Playa Junquillal

The Guacamaya Lodge is located at the infinite "Playa Junquillal"

It is an oasis of peace and tranquility in beautiful Costa Rica.

The six spacious double rooms and a Villa fit harmoniously into the environment, with its impressive tropical garden and a large swimming pool. The slope is ideal, close to the beaches of Junquillal with beautiful sunsets.

samara palm lodgeSamara Palm Lodge on Samara Beach

Best sandy beach in northern Guanacaste

The Samara Palm Lodge is a friendly and familiar place for relaxing- vacation at Costa Rica´s beach number 1 - the Sámara beach. Yo will get a very friendly greeting and service by Brigitte and Lother.

Recommended Hotels, Central Pacific Coast

This is not a hotel guide, only a small selection of specially recommended hotels and lodges on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Jacó, the closest beach to San Jose has its charms; in the famous Manuel Antonio National Park, there are still more monkeys than people.
And also the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula, reached by ferry from Puntarenas, is part of the central Pacific coast. There we recommend to stay in the town of Montezuma or Tambor.

Hotel Pochote Grande, JacoHotel Pochote Grande, Jacó Beach

A beach- hotel, not in the middle of the town Jacó, but on the northern part of the beach

This simple, very well placed Copacabana Hotel & Suites with only 24 rooms on 2 floors, is located directly beside the wide sandy beach of Jacó. Although Jacó may not be exactly described as a dream beach, it has its charm. The beach is great for surfing and you can enjoy the sun and long walks on the beach.


Hotel TamborFidelito Holiday Ranch, Tambor

Peninsula de Nicoya

This small and very familiar Hotel- Ranch is a great destination for families- but not only for them. Fidelito Ranch & Lodge is a tranquil retreat in the spectacular setting of the densely forested Tambor hills and the nearby Rio Panica. It offers pasture, sections of forest, small idyllic creeks, natural beauty scenery and two apartments.



Hotel la ColinaHotel near Manuel Antonio National park

The family-run hotel La Colina is located between Manuel Antonio and Quepos

Hotel la colina has only 13 rooms and a great pool on 2 levels and is located very close to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. There is a good restaurant for breakfast and dinner, parking and WIFI.

travel costa rica pacificThe Ensenada Lodge

National wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica

Welcome nature lovers and birdwatcher

La Ensenada National Wildlife Refuge is a great and peaceful place to relax and explore. It is surrounded by nature and mangroves, beautiful flowers and birds that will make you forget that you are not very far from civilization.
With a beautiful view all over the gulf of Nicoya, mangroves and Salinas, nature trails and cozy cabins all with a huge terrace overlooking the Gulf and surrounded by green areas and in the middle of the forest you will love la Ensenada.

Sano Banano Montezumanice Hotel Sano Banano

Downtown Montezuma, Nicoya

The town Montezuma has transformed itself in recent years from a village dropouts and target for backpackers, to an attractive destination. The town still has its slightly alternative flair and you feel strange smells, but there are excellent restaurants and a good infrastructure.


Playa Montezuma, costa RicaYlang Ylang Resort, Montezuma

The Ylang Ylang is something very special

In a prime location, right on the white sandy beach of Playa Grande de Montezuma, with direct access from the bungalow or restaurant the Ylang Ylang Resort is located. The clear Resort is accessible only by foot or by jeep over the beach. If you travel with your own car, you must leave your vehicle in the town (safe).


Posadas & Hotels Zona Sur

The Southern Pacific, "Zona sur", is extremely attractive, offers incredibly interesting and varied landscapes and is relatively in its infancy at a touristic point of view. The proximity to the border of Panama, the duty-free area near Golfito and the large areas of rainforest on the Osa Peninsula and on the adjacent mainland, make this a especially worthwhile trip. Corcovado National Park, together with the accompanying rain forests, the largest contiguous rainforest in Central America. In this section of the coast, you may look for the most pristine beaches of the Pacific, fantastic accommodations are available as starting points for exploring the nature.

We do know all the following displayed hotels, posadas or lodges personally so it is a first hand report.
If there are any questions or suggestions, or the your destination in a property desired is not mentioned here, we are always available via e-mail or the contact form.

Hotel im Corcovado NationalparkPosada Mirador Lodge, Peninsula de Osa

Very friendly, great tours, excellent attention and reasonable price

Drake Bay, Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica

Peninsula de Osa is a very popular destiny for nature lovers. The very nice people who live there, are happy to welcome the couple of tourists that arrive to the Hotels in this part of the country and on the peninsula.

Hotel Castillo, OjochalHotel el Castillo, costa ballena

The Hotel el Castillo is located in the nice town of Ojochal

Ojochal is on the southern pacific, near the Osa peninsula, on the Ballena coast. It is known for incredible ocean and mountain views, waterfalls, top rated restaurants and endless tour opportunities.

kaltes Bier in Drakes BayHotel Jinetes de Osa

Our secret tip in the "Bahia Drake" is Jinetes de Osa.

This is a small, family-run hotel located in the town (and at the beach), if you may call it “town”. The Posada is located on the sandy beach of Drakes Bay, amidst a private rainforest of 20,000 sqm. Life on Drakes Bay is a very peaceful transition, all people are friendly and happy to act as host for the few visitors from abroad.

Hotel en Osa Luna Lodge, Simply beautiful!

Osa- peninsula - nature & adventure

The Luna Lodge is located on the Osa peninsula of Costa Rica, close to the national park Corcovado. The Lodge is a fantastic place for hiking tours, with the option of animal observation, for Yoga or enjoying a massage. It is unique throughout all of Costa Rica.

Casa CorcovadoCasa Corcovado, peninsula de Osa

You can reach the exotic west coast of the Osa Peninsula on a very complicated way

You must take a boat from Sierpe, a formerly quiet fishing village that is situated on the quiet waters of the Rio Sierpe. The boat ride is an adventurous affair. It takes about one and half hours until you reach the Casa Corcovado.

die Lapa Rios LodgeLapa Rios Lodge, near Puerto Jimenez

Only 45 minutes south of Puerto Jimenez, this unique destination can be found

The route can only be accomplished with a 4 * 4 vehicle, because you have to cross several streams.

The Lapa Rios Lodge is the number one of the noble-lodges inside the rainforest of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The lodge was created in complete harmony with the environment, the rainforest and the beaches. 

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