10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In Costa Rica

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With the turquoise waters of the Pacific and the Caribbean gracing the coasts of Costa Rica, one can expect that it has lots of breathtaking beaches in store for its visitors. This Central American country is home to some of the most stunning paradises on Earth - approximately 300 of them. Manuel Antonio Beach, Santa Teresa Beach, Playa Tamarindo, Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo, to name a few. It’s no wonder many adventurous souls come to this side of the globe for a relaxing holiday filled with fresh air, stunning sceneries, cocktails, and bliss. More so, its rugged and rainforested landscapes afford visitors playgrounds to hike, camp, and even watch wildlife in its natural habitat. If you are an adventure-seeker who plans to indulge in an unforgettable holiday with nature, browse through this list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and all-inclusive packages and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 30, 2024.

1. Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, Playa Arenilla (from USD 413)

The close proximity of Secrets Papagayo to the beach and its inviting atmosphere are two things to love about this five-star resort. It is a paradise of natural beauty filled with life’s mundane pleasures. Apart from a dreamy beach area, it boasts a gorgeous year-round pool, offering guests the best of both worlds. All patrons of Secrets Papagayo have access to all the restaurants on site. There are also a 24-hour cafe and room services for midnight cravings. Health buffs may burn some vacation calories in the gym and join yoga classes as well. On top of these, you will love the resort’s pet-friendly policies. An all-inclusive stay here includes meals and free cancellation one day before arrival.

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Secrets Papagayo All Inclusive - Adults Only

Address: Playa Arenilla, Golfo de Papagayo
27.56 km (17.2 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Dry cleaning Pool/beach towels Tennis court Air conditioning Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines WiFi available in all areas Non-smoking throughout Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas

2. Dreams Las Mareas, Playa El Jobo (from USD 408)

Daydreaming of a relaxing holiday in Costa Rica? Why not make it a reality? Book a room in Dreams Las Mareas and make the most of your Costa Rica escapade. This fantastic five-star resort affords guests access to crystal-clear waters, breathtaking sceneries, and fully airconditioned rooms with WiFi, a smart TV, and a balcony where they can marvel at the views. More so, guests can go on a culinary adventure with the resort’s eight on-site restaurants, enjoy a refreshing swim in any of its two swimming pools, avail therapeutic massages in its world-class spa, and partake in the fun-filled activities held in the resort such as scuba lessons in the pool, water aerobics, kayaking, and so many more. If you book a room here, you will be entitled to all the food and select beverages.

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Dreams Las Mareas All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Playa El Jobo, El Jobo La Cruz de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
65.64 km (40.8 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

3. Fiesta Resort, Puntarenas (from USD 218)

When in a dreamy resort town like Puntarenas, you deserve fabulous accommodation that guarantees you a holiday experience that’s one for the books. Luckily, Fiesta Resort All Inclusive will give you an unforgettable stay. It is a breathtaking beachfront resort that boasts a charming beachfront area dominated by black volcanic sands. More so, it features five gorgeous outdoor pools adorned with lush palms fronting the majestic Pacific Ocean. Its all-inclusive package is packed with lots of perks, including meals in any of the four restaurants, unlimited drinks from seven on-site bars, access to events and parties, WiFi, a fitness center, sports courts, and miniature golf.

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Fiesta Resort All Inclusive Central Pacific - Costa Rica

Wifi Available

Address: El Roble
97.26 km (60.5 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden

4. Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa (from USD 262)

Ready yourself for a host of fabulous amenities you will definitely enjoy when you make Villas Sol your holiday home in Costa Rica. This four-star waterfront resort tucked in lush greeneries assures guests a comfortable stay with its idyllic setting, top-notch service, and delightful facilities. Guests who stay in this all-inclusive resort get to indulge in complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, local and international drinks, WiFi, and access to a swimming pool, a hot tub, and parking space. Patrons in need of airport transfers may avail themselves of Villas Sol’s shuttle services for an additional charge.

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Villas Sol Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: A 20 minutos del Aeropuerto Internacional de Liberia
30.19 km (18.8 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

5. Occidental Grand Papagayo (from USD 164)

Ideal for couples, friends, and solo wanderers, Occidental Grand Papagayo is the perfect holiday destination for those who want a lovely getaway. Let the spectacular sceneries of Culebra Bay create the most romantic backdrop for your vacation as you swim in any of the pools, spend a day at the spa, relish palatable International fares in the restaurant, or indulge in some classic cocktails at the bar. WiFi is available for guests’ added convenience, allowing them to show-off the best vacation experience in Occidental Grand Papagayo Resort. A stay here includes all the meals, promising you a fulfilling vacation.

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Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica.
30.04 km (18.7 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace Free parking

6. Barceló Tambor (from USD 167)

Barceló Tambor’s beach area that comes with volcanic sand and its breathtaking sceneries of Bahía Ballena Bay are two of its top-selling factors. This five-star resort welcomes all types of guests, whether you are a family on a vacation or a couple on a romantic holiday. Guests are treated with utmost excellence and provided the best stay through numerous amenities and activities accessible to them, including fantastic restaurants and bars. You need not worry about preparing your own food or ordering take-out as you get to enjoy buffet dining from breakfast to dinner. A children’s playground, a minigolf, a waterpark, and an ecological park within the premises are other amenities guests get to enjoy in Barceló Tambor.

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Barceló Tambor - All Inclusive

Address: Bahia Ballena, Playa Tambor
100.42 km (62.4 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Luggage storage Beachfront Massage Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas WiFi available in all areas Newspapers Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning WiFi Available

7. The Westin Reserva Conchal, Playa Negra (from USD 429)

If you are up for some adventure in Playa Negra, be sure to book a room in The Westin Reserva Conchal ahead of time. This five-star resort will wow you with its dreamy location surrounded by nature and within close proximity to the beach. Besides Playa Conchal, which is almost right at your doorstep, Tamarindo Beach is also nearby, exciting tourists who like nature adventures. Cars and bicycles are available for rent in the resort, and free parking is afforded to guests with service vehicles. Besides your cozy room with an ensuite bath packed with towels and toiletries, you and your holiday buddies will have access to the resort’s two swimming pools, a modern fitness center, a steam room, sports courts, a children’s playground, and a multitude of restaurants. The best part? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bar drinks are included in the all-inclusive package.

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The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Playa Conchal 1Km antes de Playa Brasilito
47.52 km (29.6 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

8. Occidental Tamarindo (from USD 214)

Set on the northwestern side of Costa Rica, Occidental Tamarindo’s main selling factor is its idyllic location adorned with lush vegetation, fronting spectacular waters. It’s like a piece of heaven on earth, and you get to enjoy its beauty even from the comforts of your airconditioned room, which comes with coffee-making essentials and a minibar. An all-inclusive rate in this five-star hotel lets guests enjoy delicious meals from any of its three restaurants. Days and nights in Occidental Tamarindo are never dull as morning and afternoon activities and evening entertainment are held within the premises, free for everyone to join.

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Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1.5 km al sur de Playa Tamarindo
57.85 km (36.0 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Garden Terrace

9. El Mangroove, Autograph Collection, Papagayo (from USD 552)

For tourists looking for the most fabulous accommodations in Guanacaste Province, El Mangroove might pique your interest. Located in Playa Panama, this four-star resort brings guests closer to nature. When feeling not in the mood for a saltwater swim, you may enjoy some refreshing laps in the majestic outdoor pool with cozy sun loungers on the sides. You and your holiday buddy will find comfort in your elegant accommodation packed with a seating area and WiFi. Some feature a balcony fronting garden views. If you’re feeling extra luxurious, go for the accommodation with an ensuite pool. An all-inclusive stay here includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection

Wifi Available

Address: Golfo de Papagayo
27.83 km (17.3 mi) from Ponderosa Adventure Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

10. Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort, Drake Bay

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sandwiched by Corcovado National Park and Drake Bay, Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort is a fabulous getaway destination for adventure-seekers and nature-lovers. Located in a secluded and less-trafficked area on the Osa Peninsula, this resort is a paradise for tourists on a soul-searching adventure. Laidback honeymooners will find this three-star resort a dreamy haven, as well. Once done with a day’s unforgettable exploration in the area, come home to a resort with a multi-level infinity pool and hot tub. Patrons are treated with three complimentary meals per day at the on-site restaurant, located in the heart of the resort.

Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort

Address: Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Price: from 2300 USD

Star Rating: Three Star

Travelers Review: Excellent 4.5 (from 23 reviews)

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Fall in love with Costa Rica

Costa Rica has stunning beaches that charm tourists in dire need of a holiday with nature. With more or less 300 beaches, one can expect that it is a paradise with luxurious resorts, fantastic dining spots, and vibrant nightlife. Come to Costa Rica and treat yourself to a much-deserved vacation. Choose your accommodation from this list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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