Sometimes, international travel can be the opposite of relaxing. There are destinations to research, tickets to be purchased, hotels to book, and so much more. That's why all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica are so fantastic. You can pick a destination or two, pay a set price, and all that's left is relaxation—and tons of tropical fun.
Here are some of our favorite all-inclusive resorts, offering worry-free options for your vacation in Costa Rica.
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Costa Rica's Playa Tamarindo is a traveler favorite, and so is the Los Altos de Eros resort. In fact, the all-inclusive Costa Rica resort has won more international awards on Tripadvisor than any other hotel in the world. All-inclusive vacation packages at Los Altos de Eros include all transportation (from airports and into town), beverages (including beer, wine, and smoothies), breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner on Saturdays. Bonus: free Cuban cigars.
Other Costa Rica all-inclusive resorts in Playa Tamarindo: Barceló Langosta Beach.
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Called one of the world's best by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort offers an all-inclusive vacation package with a minimum 4-night stay. It includes a choice of accommodations (Deluxe, Ocean View or Premium), meals at the resort's multiple gourmet restaurants, wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages, activities at the resort, as well as taxes, service charges and gratuities. The Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is located on Playa Herradura on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.
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The Occidental Grand Papagayo is an all-inclusive luxury resort located on Costa Rica's northern Pacific coast, just 35 minutes from Liberia International Airport. The all-inclusive Costa Rica vacation packages include meals in three restaurants, snacks and drinks, a weekly cocktail party, activities like volleyball and birdwatching, and live entertainment in the evenings.
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The Osa Peninsula was called "the most biologically intense place on earth" by National Geographic, and it's a truly magical place to spend a Costa Rica vacation. Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve offers all-inclusive packages so travelers can explore the beautiful peninsula (and Corcovado National Park) hassle-free. Packages include all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, round-trip transfer to Puerto Jimenez, and onsite activities such as bird tours and night hikes. The resort also offers all-inclusive honeymoon and family packages.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Love golf? The Westin Golf Resort and Spa Playa Conchal Resort is a world-class golf resort offering the opportunity to play in one of Costa Rica's most scenic settings: the stunning sands of Playa Conchal, Guanacaste. All-inclusive vacation packages at The Westin Golf Resort and Spa Playa Conchal Resort include all meals, snacks and drinks, a minibar restocked daily, non-motorized water sports, and nightly shows.
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If you're seeking an off-the-beaten-path Costa Rica travel experience, but would still like the hassle-free quality of an all-inclusive resort, Pachira Lodge is a great pick. Located in the Tortuguero region of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, the resort (and all of Tortuguero) is only accessible by boat. Pachira Lodge offers reasonably priced all-inclusive vacation packages, which include meals, ground and boat transportation, lodging and tours. My favorite part: the turtle shaped pool.