If you are looking for a relaxing time in CR this is the place! We travel a lot and have been to many different islands, always stayed at 5 star resorts and double the price, so didn't have much expectation for this place. But we were very impressed with service, food, the grounds and the room of this hotel. The service is excellent, every single staff member goes above and beyond to provide your every need, beginning with shuttle bus drivers, restaurant reservation desk, room service, and even the hostess at the buffet (hi Sylvia:)). The food is really good and healthy! The best restaurant we liked was Catalinas and Italian, but other restaurants were very good as well. Even buffet food was exellent! Hotel grounds were very nicely done and felt very private. We saw some animals, like squirrels, cats and a lot of iguanas. Only saw one coati and once saw monkeys. That was a little disappointing because I was expecting to see a lot more wild animals on the property. The pool area had many lounge chairs and they were empty. You don't have to reserve your chair at 6 am like in other resorts. The pool was large and the water was just the right temperature. Warm and refreshing. The beach I didn't like very much. The ocean had waves and the sand was not fine, and was hurting my feet. Bring shoes to walk on sand. The hotel is about an hour from LIR airport and I found it cheaper to rent a car than to get a taxi or shuttle for 2.
Traveller from New York, NY
Nestled on the beach, this Playa Conchal resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Adventure Divers and Conchal Beach. Playa Brasilito …More
Upon arrival, we were greeted with a welcome drink which was definitely welcome after a long flight. The reception area was beautiful, completely open to the elements. We arrived about an hour/hour an a half after actual check-in time and you could see the sun about to set which was a beautiful view from the lobby. Booking through Expedia, it was actually a quick check-in process - I would say less than 15 min. This hotel is massive but luckily they have a shuttle that runs 24/7 throughout the property - very convenient! We did have a couple issues with room mainly the 1st and 2nd night - we had some bug issues. The friend I was with was very agitated about the whole situation but it was simply something we were not used to... calls and one visit to the front desk were made, my friend wanted to switch rooms which they could not accommodate stating they were completely booked. So prior to booking, please make sure you are okay with bugs and I mean smalls bugs (nothing crazy) because this hotel is a very nature-friendly environment where bugs and other animals roam free so if you're sensitive to that, I recommend staying elsewhere. Food is decent, no real complaints - I see prior reviews complaining about variety, well it is buffet style so I think variety was definitely provided but I could understand where people were expecting a little more. I think the hotel catered a lot to Americans which I am as well but I expected some more authentic Latin-based cuisine.
Traveller from Chicago, IL
This beachfront 4-star All Inclusive resort on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast is surrounded by a tropical forest with wild …More
We did not choose our lodging in advance because it was the off season. We knew we could have paid less, but this was a reasonable price for the kind of service we wanted. Great restaurant, great room, and for a birder like me, the grounds were fabulous - especially the bird feeding station. WOW!
Traveller from Cleveland, OH
Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this spa lodge is within a 10-minute walk of Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Go Adventure …More
The Springs is a fabulous hotel! The location is absolutely spectacular!! You have views of the Arenal volcano everywhere. We felt very secluded from the rest of the world.
The staff was extremely helpful and made you feel very welcomed.
The rooms where spacious and clean. Our terrace was a very comfortable place to relax and view the volcano or simply listen to the rain.
We all loved the hot springs. The mineral springs were warm and relaxing.
Traveller from New London, PA
This family-friendly La Fortuna resort is located on a river, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Go Adventure Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) …More