In Costa Rica you will find a lot of accommodation options including hilltop hotels, beachfront hotels, eco lodges, luxury hotels, tree houses and many more. If you want to enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Costa Rican landscape, you can choose a hilltop hotel that will also allow you to stay close to the nature. From the elevated hotel locations you can enjoy watching sweeping views of the surrounding terrain-over the mountains and verdant forest or deep blue ocean view or out lowland expanses. From the hilltop hotels you can also enjoy amazing sunset or the mist roll over the trees. Here goes top ten hilltop hotels in Costa Rica:
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo:
Situated in a paradisaical land of Papagayo Peninsula, in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort is a luxury oceanfront resort. Featured with naturally inspired architecture, this resort offers an impressive list of facilities. This resort offers 153 rooms for accommodations, nine spa treatment rooms, three themed restaurants and two outdoor cascading swimming pools. Encircled by panoramic views of the sparkling blue ocean, vividly green jungles and magnificent mountainous, this resort is perfect for those who are seeking a place for enjoying some tranquil time in a natural setting.
Arenas del Mar:
Located in the rainforest of Manuel Antonio, on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Arenas del Mar is a breathtaking beachfront resort. Set close to the gorgeous Manuel Antonio National Park that is home to a variety of wildlife and has exuberant vegetation. If you are looking for a tropical paradise, you can choose the Arenas del Mar. Unique among the hotels in Manuel Antonio, this hotel will allow you to enjoy more than the typical luxury hotel experience.
Gaia Hotel and Reserve:
Situated on the amazing Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in Manuel Antonio, Gia Hotel and Reserve is a luxurious 5 star hotel. To reach the hotel it takes just three hours from San Jose and four from the Liberia International Airport. This hotel is a member of “Preferred Boutique” of the Preferred Hotel Group and for adults and teens only. In this hotel you will enjoy magnificent service. This hotel devours blend of modern amenities and natural scenery. Tucked into the hillside of a 14 acre nature reserve, this hotel provides 29 rooms which are spacious and airy and overlook amazing views.
Nestled in the rolling hills, just outside of the Talamanca mountain range, Hacienda Altagracia is a luxurious resort featuring estate-size, yet intimate accommodations.Surrounded by untainted natural beauty, this resort provides all of the luxuries and comforts of good living, gourmet dining, and spa life. In the resort property it has a horse stable. Within a short distance north of the resort you can reach Chirripó National Park that has several different types of ecosystems, including tropical forest and desert. You can enjoy experiencing the Jacuzzi, steam sauna, and relaxation lounge at the hacienda’s spa.
Hotel Arenal Kioro:
Situated in the northern lowland region of Costa Rica, Hotel Arenal Kioro has the vision to ensure the conservation of the surrounding natural beauty while providing first class service.Surrounded by unparalleled beauty including tropical rainforests, rolling green pastures and the grand Arenal Lake, this hilltop hotel is ideal for the nature lovers. Set close to the majestic Arenal Volcano, this hotel is featured with brightly decorated rooms that reflects the colorfulness of the Costa Rican Culture, nature and environment. Surrounding area of the hotel offers an abundance of fun and exciting adventure activities and tours.
Kura Design Villas:
Situated in the South Pacific Region of Costa Rica, Kura Design Villas is a small scale boutique hotel. Set on an impressive mountain ridge where the lush tropical forest tumbles into the Pacific Ocean, this hotel is ideal for enjoying an amazing romantic getaway in a natural setting. Considered as one of the top romantic destination in Costa Rica, this hotel ensures its guests enjoy comfort, luxury, elegance, tranquility, privacy, beauty and pampered by the friendly atmosphere of the country.
La Cusinga Lodge:
La Cusinga Lodge, a luxurious eco-lodge, is situated in the small town of Uvita, along Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. Nestled 11 miles (17 km) south of Dominical, Uvita is not much crowded like other beach destinations but it is just as charming. This lodge is made of local materials which are eco friendly. For the lodge area electricity used by generating from the solar and hydroelectric power. While staying at this lodge you will enjoy delicious meals prepared from organic products grown in its own garden or collected from the local organic farms.
La Mansion Inn:
Located in Manuel Antonio, on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, La Mansion Inn is set on the mountainside. This inn is nestled in one of the last remaining ‘natural zoos’. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the famous Manuel Antonio National Park, this inn is a small boutique hotel accommodations with air conditioner, bathrooms, a television, in-room telephone, outside sitting area and desks. This Inn also features patio with a barbecue, an infinity swimming pool with Jacuzzi, an underground Cave Bar, and roof-top Sky Lounge with 360 degree views of the ocean, National Park, and surrounding forest.
Nayara Springs, an ultra-exclusive boutique hotel is located in the Arenal Volcano National Park. In this area this hotel is the top resort for the couples who are seeking romance and privacy. This adult only resort is sitting on an unspoiled mountain and surrounded by the lush vegetation of Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest. From this hotel you can ride into the town of La Fortuna just within 15 minute. In its spa you can enjoy some high-class relaxation. This hotel also features accommodations with private bathrooms including upscale amenities.
The Springs Resort and Spa:
Blending the unique location and natural attributes of the 165 acre property, the Springs Resort and Spa overlooks the Arenal river valley and offers direct views of north side of the majestic Arenal Volcano. From La Fortuna downtown, the entrance of the resort is located about 9 km and from that turn off it is an additional 3 km through the tropical rain forest leads you to the reception area. This world class resort is featured with spectacular hot springs, amazing views of the Arenal Volcano, four restaurants and many more that will ensure you enjoy a comfortable stay.
Situated in community of Jaco on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Zephyr Palace is set at the top of a hill overlooking amazing view to the Nicoya Gulf. Considered as one of the most prestigious hotels, this hotel was named after the mythological Greek god of the west wind. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this hotel makes its guest to feel like complete royalty. From this hotel just with a short drive you can reach Jaco that offers plenty of options to enjoy.