Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts are famous the world over for their luxurious amenities and also for some of the world’s most prestigious beaches.

Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts rank as some of the best in the world

A few years back, the first-rate Four Seasons was constructed within the Papagayo Peninsula. This magnificent resort and spa reigns king of the Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts.

Featuring a professional 18-hole golf course and even a couple private beaches, ensures even the most private of relaxation and enjoyment of the Costa Rican heat.

The Four Seasons is a master-planned gated resort community encompassing a mammoth 930 hectares or 2300 acres.


Regular visitors to this posh resort include Pink (married to Carey Hart) who married here, Fergie, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson, Susan Surranden and Tim Robbins, Charlie Sheen…and the list goes on. When Hollywood royalty want to relax in privacy they turn to Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts!

Slated for completion in 2013, the world recognized Hyatt franchise, plans to open their first Latin American Andaz overlooking the world class Papagayo Marina in Guanacaste.

The Westin Conchal which is owned and operated by the monolithic hotel management firm, Starwood, sits along the white shell beach some consider the finest in the country – Playa Conchal.

Recently announced, the Westin Conchal became the first Starwood resort to become all-inclusive. This Guanacaste Costa Rica resort offers a professional 18 hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf experience and luxurious tennis and fitness facilities.

When it comes to the Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts, there’s plenty to choose from

Given the Four Seasons is in the upper eschelon of resorts and spas around the world, this is not to say there isn’t plenty of other top-quality Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts to consider.


Resting along the shores of Manzanillo is the Allegro Papagayo.

The Allegro Papagayo Resort and Spa is a part of the Occidental chain of luxurious resorts and day spas.

Allegro Papagayo features a unique terraced layout whereas buildings form a chain down the bluff to the exotic black sand beach below.

This resort is one of the Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts that is all-inclusive.

And speaking of Guanacaste all-inclusive resorts, here are a selection of them as a sampler of which Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts are suitable for your needs.

Casa Rancho Inn located at Playa Avellana, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin near the Costa Rica volcano, Ricon de la Vieja, Recreo in Bahia Salinas, Barcelo Playa Langosta in Langosta beach, El Nakuti along the shores of Playa Panama, the Hilton Papagayo in the Gulf of Papagayo, Occidental Grand Papagayo in the Gulf of Papagayo and of course there are many other boutique style retreats that may offer all-inclusive –  however you get the idea of the selection.

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Riu Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts

One of the newcomers to the Guanacaste Costa Rica resort scene is the Riu Guanacaste. Now we’d be doing a disservice if we failed to mention this spectacular and popular tourist destination.

Perched along the banks of Mata Palo beach, the Riu is by far the most active tourism destination of the Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts. Maybe it is for it’s perfect mix of affordability, value, top quality culinary staff or plethora of world class amenities – however there is no denying it’s allure.

Onsite one can enjoy jacuzzis, a selection of large pools, fitness center, conference centre, water sports including motorized like jet skis and boat tours and if you prefer you can just relax and enjoy the Renova Wellness Center onsite of the Riu.

The all-inclusive Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts are vibrant and fully of activities for the whole family

With the bountiful selection to choose from when it comes to selecting the perfect of the Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts for you or your family, the evidence is clear that you won’t have a difficult time in doing so.

Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts range in prices from the height of luxury at the Four Seasons to the more family friendly, budget conscious.

The popular question on many people’s minds is just “HOW FAMILY FRIENDLY”  are the resorts in Guanacaste Costa Rica?

Well, that depends really. I’m sure if you were to take your Brady Bunch off to the Four Seasons where typically, you will find individuals seeking…and paying good money for…the utmost in luxury and relaxation in a private setting…you might just find it slightly uncomfortable. Then again…maybe not.

The Riu Guanacaste has quickly become known as the most lively and “family friendly” of the Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts. In low season one can enjoy the benefits of much lower prices yet risk the chance they may experience the world renown Costa Rican rainy season also.

The rainy season in Guanacaste typically runs from May through until December. Then again there are a few weeks in June that appear as though summer has returned. Which is nice also.

As far as activities when staying at any one of the Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts – you have a large variety of activities to consider. Things like zip lining through the Costa Rican canopy, hiking trails up any number of Costa Rica volcanoes, enjoying swimming in jungle waterfalls, riding horseback down the beach, surfing, the world-class Guanacaste fishing experience and even hot springs to name a few.

So whether you are a family of 10 or a solo flyer, Guanacaste Costa Rica resorts will offer you everything you are looking for to enjoy a fantastic and stress-free vacation!