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Get to know 15 all-inclusive beach hotels in Costa Rica. Compare price ranges, customer ratings, services provided and beaches nearby.

Your next beach vacation can be more relaxing if you choose one of this 15 all-inclusive beach hotels in Costa Rica. The options are wide, from Riu Guanacaste Hotel and Westin Conchal, to Fiesta Hotel and Barceló Tambor.

Check out all-inclusive hotels such as Four Seasons, JW Marriott at Hacienda Pinilla, Dreams Las Mareas, or Margaritaville Beach Resort. The list is extensive and for all tastes.

This wide range of hotel offering allows you to relax and chill out. Very close to the sea, you will enjoy the gastronomic offer, swimming pools, night activities and much more.

Prices vary according to the hotel you choose and the time of your vacation. Just take into account that each place has a different qualification by its visitors, according to the service they provide.

GOPlaya helps you to get to know these 15 all-inclusive hotels, the price range of each one, the ratings they have received from visitors through Trip Advisor and Booking, the services they offer in each place and the closest beach.

This list of hotels was ordered according to the price range, from lowest to highest cost.

1-Barceló Tambor Hotel

Barcelo Tambor Beach Hotel, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

Barceló Tambor Hotel was renovated in December 2012. This all-inclusive hotel has ocean-view rooms and other rooms with tropical gardens view, each of them include a balcony or terrace.

During your stay, you will have at your disposal several Costa Rican and international dishes in the hotel’s restaurants, as well as cocktails and appetizers.

To make your experience even more fun, you will be able to do various water activities and practice several outdoor sports. If you have children, there are children’s areas and an extensive entertainment program for all ages.

Location: Tambor beach, Cóbano, Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas.

Services: All-inclusive vacation. Offers gym, currency exchange, luggage storage, laundry service, babysitting service, children’s areas, car rental, in-room Wi-Fi (paid), shuttle service (paid), free parking, golf course, two a la carte restaurants, a buffet restaurant, snack areas, pools and bars (one close to the pool).

Average cost: Between $126 and $258 (price per night, double room, two people).

Booking Rating: 7.8

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

Also read: Paquera y Tambor ferry: Schedules, fees and how to book online

2-Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Tamarindo Vista Villas Hotel, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

This hotel is promoted as a second home for travelers visiting the Costa Rican Pacific Gold Coast.

Most bungalows and rooms have ocean view, air conditioning and telephone.

One of the most special feature this accommodation offers is the swimming pool with waterfall, as well as the bar inside the pool.

Those who stay at this hotel can experience the adrenaline rush of various activities, such as snorkeling, sport fishing, surfing, body boarding, golf, horseback riding, bird watching, jungle cruises, sailing, diving and off course the beach.

Location: Tamarindo beach, Guanacaste.

Services: Air conditioning, telephone, pool with waterfall, in-ground bar, outdoor poolside restaurant, local calls, long distance calls, minibar available and fridge available.

Average cost: $84 to $184 (room per night for two people)

Rating Booking: 7.7

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

3-Riu Guanacaste Hotel

Riu en Guanacaste Hotel, all inclusive. Photography: riu.com

This five-star facility offers a 24-hour all-inclusive service. It is located in a privileged area which allows you to have a wide range of entertainment options such as gymnastics, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, billiards, diving trials, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and other water activities.

Other ideal activities to enjoy in this site are ecotourism through volcanic areas, fishing in the Pacific waters or practicing golf in a field with a very challenging layout.

Location: Matapalo beach, Guanacaste.

Services: Fresh water pool and two more pools, sun deck, jacuzzi, gym, steam bath, wellness center, five fully equipped conference rooms, free Wi-Fi, extensive entertainment program for children and adults, spa, Splash Water World water park, main restaurant and theme restaurants.

 Average cost: $129 to $498 (price per night double room for two people)

Qualification Booking: Not available

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

4-Occidental Tamarindo Hotel

Occidental Tamarindo Hotel, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

This accommodation is part of the Barceló Hotel Group, formerly called Barceló Langosta beach.

It is the ideal place to watch the impressive sunsets of the area, and at the same time enjoy a diverse gastronomy and entertainment options.

If you want to do some surfing, this is the right place because Tamarindo beach offers good conditions for all kinds of surfers, from beginners to advanced.

Location: 2 kilometers from downtown Tamarindo, in Guanacaste.

Services: 198 rooms renovated in 2010, equipped with various facilities such as air conditioning and minibar. The hotel also has a spa, where you can take therapeutic and beauty treatments. The lodging has two restaurants, one of them buffet style, as well as a bar and a snack stand, and a swimming pool.

In addition, Wi-Fi is available (extra charged), transfer service (extra charged), currency exchange, car rental, babysitter (on request), medical service, boutique with jewelry, gift shop, hairdresser, excursions, free parking. It also offers facilities for people with limited mobility, deck chairs, and diving and surfing lessons near the beach.

Average cost: $139 to $279 (price per night double room for two people)

Booking Rating: 8.0

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

5-Occidental Papagayo Hotel

Occidental Papagayo Hotel, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

Located in Papagayo Gulf, a place full of magic and charm, where you will combine the all-inclusive service with the nature that predominates in the Costa Rican west coast. You will be amazed by the fauna around this area.

Rooms are specially designed to create an environment just for adults, while during the day you can go diving, guided tours, kayaking and other activities full of adrenaline.

It is a relaxed atmosphere, in this site that has 163 fully equipped rooms.

Location: Culebra Bay, in Papagayo Gulf, 9 kilometers from Coco beach.

Services: Two swimming pools, outdoor garden gym, two international a la carte restaurants, a buffet restaurant with international cuisine, a snack bar, a lobby bar, from where you will have beautiful views and two more bars. It has rooms with balconies or terraces, from where you can enjoy unforgettable sunsets.

In addition, transfer service, Wi-Fi with charge, parking, car rental, laundry service, currency exchange, laundry service, concierge service and minibar with water and beer.

Average cost: $140 to $386 (price per night double room for two people)

Booking Rating: 8.6

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

6-Best Western Jacó Beach

Hotel Best Western Jacó Beach, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

This accommodation offers good views of the beach, with a tropical atmosphere ideal for relaxation, in Jacó, a lively city, full of energy that attracts thousands of tourists.

The hotel is located on Jacó’s main avenue, so you have everything you can imagine at your fingertips. Another advantage is that it’s located an hour and a half from San José, the capital.

This area has the advantage of offering countless adventure options.

Location: Jacó beach, Puntarenas

Services: Unlimited food and beverages, free wireless internet, cable TV, swimming pools for adults and children, tennis and volleyball courts, disco, children’s areas, telephone, air conditioning, safe (extra charge applies), bar, snack bar and a restaurant.

Average cost: $160 to $390 (price per night double room for two people).

Booking Rating: 8.5

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

7-Fiesta Resort All Inclusive (Hotel Fiesta)

Fiesta Hotel, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

This all-inclusive hotel has a great advantage, and that is its proximity to San Jose, the capital, and the Juan Santamaria International Airport.

In just over an hour you and your family or friends can arrive at this lodge, where you will enjoy all the comforts of an all-inclusive resort. In addition, it is located only 14 kilometers from downtown Puntarenas.

It is located in front of the sea and it has several swimming pools in its facilities. There are several bars and restaurants in the hotel, with a variety of dishes.

Location: El Roble, Puntarenas

Services: Swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, bar, tennis court, gym, Spa, parking, air conditioning, cable TV, free non-motorized water sports, clubs for children and teenagers.

Average cost: $165 to $428

Rating Booking: 8.4

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

8-Riu Palace Hotel

Riu Palace Hotel, all inclusive. Photography:  Riu.com

Located right at Matapalo beach, next to Riu Guanacaste Hotel. This 5-star complex promises a great experience, due to its facilities and services. As well as its cuisine, which ranges from a buffet restaurant to thematic restaurants, with a variety of dishes, from classic to exotic.

This lodging offers a lot of entertainment, with exclusive services for your enjoyment. The hotel’s location is privileged because of the beauty of the Guanacaste area, with its natural wealth and nearby beaches.

Location: Matapalo beach, Guanacaste, next to Riu Guanacaste Hotel.

Services: All-inclusive 24 hours, free WiFi in the whole hotel, four fresh water pools (one of them with swim-up bar), solarium terraces, main restaurant, theme restaurants, “Renova Spa” wellness center with different treatments, “Splash Water World” water park.

It also has a Jacuzzi, a gym and a steam bath.

Average cost: $169 to $585 (price per night double room for two people).

Qualification Booking: Not available

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

9-Margaritaville Beach Resort Flamingo 

Margaritaville Beach Resort in Flamingo beach, all inclusive. Photography:  Trip Advisor.

This hotel is located on a beautiful white sand beach, which offers gardens, beautiful views to enjoy the sunsets and a variety of dishes.

For those who love adventure, you can go rafting, zip line, dive, fish and discover nearby volcanoes. You can also enjoy a spa treatment, to increase relaxation.

Location: Flamingo beach, Guanacaste.

Services: Swimming pools, spa, pool bar, restaurants, boogie boards, bikes, movie theater, unlimited drinks and cocktails, kitchenette in the suites, sofa beds in the suites, refrigerator, minibar (at cost), free Wi-Fi, laundry service, coffee and tea machine.

Average cost: $179 to $400 (price per night double room for two people).

Booking Rating: 8.7

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

10-Dreams Las Mareas

Dreams Las Mareas Hotel, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

This hotel is located on a wide beach full of palm trees and surrounded by lush mountains, in Jobo beach, in La Cruz de Guanacaste, considered one of the best spots in the area.

Regardless of age, visitors will enjoy the service and amenities offered by this hotel, where they can practice water sports, land activities and pools or simply rest. In the evenings there is outdoor entertainment.

At Dreams Las Mareas almost everything is included, to the point that no reservation is required to enjoy dinner at the restaurants. In addition, you do not need a bracelet to use their services.

Location: El Jobo, La Cruz, Guanacaste.

Services: Unlimited access to a la carte gourmet restaurant options without reservations, unlimited national and international liquors, unlimited soft drinks and natural fruit juices, 24-hour concierge and room service, waitress service on the beach and pool, minibar stocked daily with soft drinks, juices, bottled water and beers, Daily waitress service, unlimited daytime activities and live entertainment every night, theme parties, beachfront bars, entertainment venues, bracelets, taxes and tips included, free Wi-Fi, free international calls to the U.S., Canada and Costa Rica, luxury amenities in the bathroom and private terrace or balcony and furnished with a Jacuzzi.

Average cost: $265 to $390 (room per night, two people)

Rating Booking: 8.8

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

11-Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

The combination of rest and enjoyment with the possibility of admiring closely objects that belonged to famous Hollywood people, in this 5-star hotel.

In this place you can enjoy themed experiences, in a beach environment on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

There are multiple options to make your stay more comfortable.

Location: Manzanillo beach, Culebra Bay.

Services: Light PHantasticTM program for better lighting throughout, 24-hour room service, private balcony, bathrobes and plush slippers, liquor dispenser, SoundtrackTM program to choose music during your stay, Plugged InTM system, PH TV channel in all suites, high-speed WiFi, fitness center, pool, parking.

Average cost: $333 to $432 (price per night double room for two people).

Booking Rating: 8.9

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

12-Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Hotel, all-inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

The Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Hotel was inaugurated in 1985 and has a privileged location, between the jungle and the sea. You can take advantage of your stay to go hiking, fishing and parasailing in the local river.

Location: Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula. 30 minutes from Corcovado National Park.

Services: Restaurant, swimming pool, access to nearby beach, Wi-Fi in most of the hotel area, rustic style rooms with air conditioning, fans and private bathroom with hot water. Kayaks, laundry service.

Average cost: $270-$342 (per night, two people)

Rating Booking: 9.2

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

13-JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Hotel in Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste. Photography: GOPlaya.cr

In this place you will live a luxury experience, surrounded by the typical Costa Rican biodiversity and close to Tamarindo and Avellanas beaches, in Santa Cruz de Guanacaste.

The rooms and suites offer private balconies overlooking the gardens, pool or sea.

The hotel has professional planners and caterers to organize a high profile event, should you wish to do so.

Location: Mansita beach, Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste.

Services: Free parking, Concierge, room service, game rooms, free high-speed Wi-Fi, gardens, 18-hole golf course with Pacific Ocean view, Spa treatments, gym with cardiovascular machines, free aerobic classes, bike rental, kayaks, infinity pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, JW Aventure Kids Club to cater to children, five restaurants, two bars, one of them located in front of the beach, four event rooms and outdoor facilities.

Average cost: $236-$820 (price per night, double room, two people)

Rating Booking: 9.0

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

14-The Westin Reserva Conchal

The Westin Reserva Conchal Hotel, all inclusive. Photography: Booking.com

This is the first all-inclusive Westin resort in Costa Rica. It is surrounded by tropical forests and the beautiful waters of Playa Conchal, an incredible place in the province of Guanacaste.

Guests can enjoy excellent communities, such as the spa, pools and an extensive menu.

In addition, Palo Verde National Park and Tamarindo are nearby.

This hotel is located 45 minutes from the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia.

Location: Conchal beach, Guanacaste

Services: Spa, two swimming pools, nine meeting rooms, free parking, parking staff, free Wi-Fi, car rental, child care, concierge, limousine service, room service, laundry service, 24-hour room service, nine restaurants, gym, boat ride, kayak, jogging trail, sauna, scuba diving, snorkeling, tennis, volleyball, surfing, nature reserve trails, bike rental.

Average cost: $343 to $1,163 (price per night, two people)

Rating Booking: 8.9

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.9

15-Four Seasons Hotel and Resort

Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, all inclusive. Photography: Fourseasons.com

This luxurious hotel is located in the Papagayo Peninsula, in Guanacaste, a beautiful place because of the nature that surrounds it.

The Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport is located 35 minutes away by car. The rooms are elegantly decorated and some have a terrace with an ocean view.

Its four restaurants serve salads, vegetarian dishes, Italian cuisine, seafood, meat and typical Costa Rican food. It also offers a children’s menu.

Location: Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste.

Services: 4 swimming pools, 2 beaches within the hotel, golf course, gym, business center, Wi-Fi in the entire establishment, air conditioning, living area in the rooms, cable flat screen TV, dining area, bathroom with bathtub, shower, four restaurants, sushi bar, houses the exclusive Tuanis Teen Centre, with flat screen TV, DVD player, video games, computers with free Internet connection and iPod holders. There are also various activities for an extra charge, such as snorkeling, sea kayaking, horseback riding and visits to Palo Verde National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park and Nicaragua.

Average cost: $804 to $1,709 (per night, two people, double room).

Booking Rating: 8.7

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5