Spread across Costa Rica, but also across styles and price points, these 11 ecolodges and resorts offer exquisite experiences of the country's lush natural beauty. Arenas del Mar offers luxury hemmed in by rainforest and beachfront while Finca Rosa Blanca takes you inland near the capital, offering sumptuous accommodations in the midst of a working coffee plantation. Expore these and more of our Experts' Choice ecolodge picks in Costa Rica.
This visually arresting hotel and resort complex is consistently shortlisted among Costa Rica's finest upscale hotels.
Apartado Postal 41
This charming inn invites travelers to discover the world of a working coffee plantation.
At the northern end of Pelada, a road dead-ends at this 12-room lodge, set high on a steep hill above a 50-hectare reserve (great for birding and wildlife-spotting).
The Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge is located on the Osa Peninsula, on the southern Pacific side of Costa Rica
Peninsula de Osa, Corcovado
This hilltop jungle lodge has it all: exquisite bungalows in the closest location to Corcovado National Park, extensive gardens, excellent tours, naturalist guides, and first-class service.
With "so much wildlife, you feel completely immersed in nature" at this wilderness lodge on 1,000 acres of riparian rain forest.
1 Km este de Tuis de Turrialba
Unparalleled bird-watching within a 160-acre private nature reserve with more than 450 recorded species, plus first-class food and comfortable lodging.
3km beyond El Castillo
Part resort lodge, part organic farm, Rancho Margot is 152 acres of cinematic loveliness, set along the rushing Río Caño Negro and surrounded by rainforested mountains.
Hotel Belmar 84
300 Meters East of the Gas Station
Inspired by the owners' years in Austria, two spacious chalets built into a hillside command expansive views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the hilly peninsula and contain elegant, airy, and downright regal rooms—all with balconies, minibars, polished woods, and plush white duvets
This sustainable resort with its own wildlife refuge sits atop one of the most idyllic hillsides in Manuel Antonio.
Follow the giant tapir-footprint signs to this extraordinary, rustic lodge, reminiscent of an Adirondacks camp but with oversized, whimsical wood furniture.