With the weather getting warmer and spring quickly approaching - it's the perfect time to visit Costa Rica.
Costa Rica's dry season runs from mid-December through April, making it the perfect #luxelistapproved destination to escape the last bits of Winter. Here are 8 of our favorite #luxelistapproved hotels:
Anyone who knows me, knows I'm usually always a fan of Hyatt hotels. With excellent customer service, a great loyalty program and luxury hotels in some of my favorite cities - Hyatt hotels are my in-a-pinch go to hotels. Of the wide range of properties Hyatt offers I always go for the luxurious Park Hyatt, the Unbound Collection or the uber hip Andaz. The Andaz Hotels are part of their luxury boutique collection where they embrace the local culture with authentic cuisine, vibrant social areas and sophisticated style. The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica is no different. Andaz Papagayo has 153 rooms & suites with balconies and 4 of the 21 suites feature plunge pools, perfect for a romantic getaway.
Photos Courtesy of Andaz Papagayo
Another fabulous #luxelistapproved hotel is El Mangroove, Autograph Collection. Located in Bahia Papagayo, it only takes you 20 minutes to get from the airport to sipping a cocktail by the pool. There are 85 bohemian-chic suites nestled amongst mangrove and beach front forest. The suites contain everything from indoor hammocks to terraces and outdoor showers.
Photos Courtesy of El Mangroove, An Autograph Collection
If you're looking for Eco Luxury, look no further than the #luxelistapproved El Silencio Lodge and Spa. Resting high in a tropical cloud forest, the seclusion El Silencio provides is perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic getaway. Each suite sits on pillars providing spectacular views, as well as gas fireplaces.
Photos Courtesy of El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Back in Papagayo, another #luxelistapproved hotel is the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo. Set high on a plateau looking down on the Pacific Ocean, the views from this 5 star resort are incredible. There are 155 spacious guest rooms with a choice of terrace or treetop veranda views, 35 of which are suites that contain a plunge pool. In addition there are private residences as well that offer 2-3 bedrooms, a full kitchen and oversized plunge pool. Four Seasons Papagayo also offers an Arnold Palmer signature 18-hole golf course.
Photos Courtesy of Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo
A little north of Papagayo is the Guanecaste region where you can find #luxelistapproved Hotel Punta Islita. This is one of Costa Rica's most exclusive luxury boutique hotels. The Junior Suites are perfect for honeymooners as they offer king sized canopy beds, indoor or patio sitting area, private decks and private outdoor whirlpools.
Photos Courtesy of Hotel Punta Islita
One of the most romantic hotels in all of Costa Rica is the #luxelistapproved Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens. Located in the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano, it is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and has 50 spacious bungalows. A large jacuzzi with wet bar provides the perfect place to relax after a day of hiking, hot springs or white water rafting. The Nayara Suites are truly special as they have an octagonal design allowing natural light to filter from every angle. They also have an oversized Jacuzzi on a wrap-around balcony that overlooks either the Arenal Volcano or the lush rainforest as well as a private garden with outdoor rain showers for two.
Photos Courtesy of Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens
Costa Rica is the perfect #luxelistapproved Destination because whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or want to feel tucked away in a lush rainforest, it has it all. With so many great hotels, why just stay at one - we highly suggest enjoying both the beaches and cloud forest on any trip to Costa Rica.
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Until next time,