If you’re looking for a vacation with tons of natural beauty, outdoor adventures and relaxing beach time, Costa Rica is the spot. Look for Costa Rica vacation package deals right away so you can put a holiday to this amazing country on your calendar! And once you’ve got it booked, consider the unique places you can choose for accommodation. Here are 5 unique inns and lodges from which to experience this gorgeous country in a more dynamic way than you could by just staying at a regular hotel.
Coffee Plantation Retreat
For a Costa Rican experience with a beautiful rural feeling, book a stay at the Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn, a gorgeous bed and breakfast right on a coffee plantation. The main building’s stunning architecture includes vast ceilings and white stucco arches, and the rooms are luxurious and quaint all at once. Hike around the property, go horseback riding and enjoy delicious meals right there at the inn. It’s also one of the only hotels in the country to receive a top-rating for being environmentally-friendly.
If you love horses and cowboys, the Hotel Bosques de Chachagua is a unique chance to live in the midst of a working ranch. You can go on a guided horseback ride into the rainforest and enjoy plenty of other outdoor activities in the area. You’ll stay in a private cottage with a pair of double beds and beautiful deck with picnic area.
The unique and super cozy bungalows at Ylang-Ylang Beach Resort are planted right in the forest, so you’ll wake up to the sounds of the jungle all around. Perfect for nature lovers, they’re located near the sea so you can hit the beach early. Each bungalow is a bit different, some with sea views, others with loft sleeping areas- but all have outdoor showers and terraces. There’s even a pool with a waterfall tucked into the forested area.
Ever heard of “glamping?” (glamour + camping!) Well, at the Almonds & Corals Tent Lodge Camp, you’ll feel snug and warm in these thatch-roofed tents perched up on platforms, guaranteed to keep you dry- but still experience the feeling of being close to nature. Softly-lit paths connect the various campsites with the lodge’s restaurant, reception and beach area.
Botanical Garden Hotel
Even if you don’t stay at the Wilson Botanical Garden, it’s definitely a must-visit while you’re in Costa Rica. But choosing this as your accommodation will add a magical feeling to your holiday, as you relax in a room in a modern glass building right in the middle of the gardens- the only way to experience the garden at dawn or dusk. Some of the rooms have private balconies overlooking a ravine for prime nature watching.