5 Star Resorts in Costa Rica That Are All Inclusive

A beach in Costa Rica
A beach in Costa Rica (Image: Playa Montezuma, Costa Rica image by Oren Sarid from Fotolia.com)

Costa Rica, located in Central America, has more than 28 national parks and is known the world over as an excellent destination for outdoor adventures such as surfing, snorkeling and zip lining. Costa Rica is rich in lush rain forests, pristine beaches, active volcanoes and exotic wildlife, making it an ideal vacation spot for adventurers, environmentalists and beach bums alike. If you are looking for five-star service and accommodations in an eco-friendly tropical paradise, look no further than one of the deluxe five-star all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica.

Occidental Grand Papagayo

The Occidental Grand Papagayo, located on Costa Rica's north Pacific coast, features stunning oceanfront views. While lounging on the blissful beach or at one of the two free-form pools, you may even see monkeys and exotic birds in the nearby rain forests that surround the resort. The all-inclusive package includes unlimited meals, snacks and drinks at the resort's four restaurants and open bar at its four bars as well as nightly entertainment, cocktail parties and taxes and gratuities. As of December 2010, the rates start at $158 a night per person.

Riu Guandacaste Resort

The Riu Guandacaste Resort opened in 2009 and is located in on Matapalo Beach. Relax amid the 24,000 square meters of exquisite gardens, or indulge yourself at the Renova Spa. The Riu's all-inclusive package includes unlimited meals and drinks at the resort's four restaurants and five bars and includes theme buffets and daily live entertainment. Windsurfing and a free scuba diving lesson are also included in the package. You won't need to go far to enjoy the nightlife; the hotel has its own casino and disco. Rates for the all-inclusive package in 2010 start at $145 per night.

Paradisus Playa Conchal Beach and Golf Resort

The Paradisus Playa Conchal Beach and Golf Resort, the largest all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica, is nestled between luscious rain forests and white sandy beaches. The vast 2,400 acre resort includes eight restaurants, five bars, a casino, golf course, dance club, spa and tennis courts. Live entertainment is provided nightly by the hotel. The oversize Spanish Colonial-style villas feature posh living rooms, marble bathrooms, flat screen televisions and private balconies or terraces. The all-inclusive package includes all-suite accommodations, meals and premium drinks, scuba diving and various activities such as sushi making, dance lessons and wine tasting. The rates as of December 2010 start at $298 per night.

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