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Costa Rica's top 10 hotel views

Here at The Tico Times, we know Costa Rican hotels, because we’ve stayed just about everywhere. From the finest luxury hotels and adorable boutique inns to the very worst, cockroach-ridden hostels, we’ve been there. Though all very different, the following hotels have one thing in common: mind-blowing views of Costa Rica’s beautiful landscape. 

Villas Alturas, Dominical


It’s called “High Views” for a reason. Poolside sunbathers at Villas Alturas get a full sweeping view of Dominical’s lush rain forest and lucky guests might even spot a breaching humpback whale out in the ocean.

Lindsay Fendt

Rancho Pacifico, Uvita


With good timing, guests dining at Rancho Pacifico can gaze upon Uvita’s famous beach, shaped like a whale’s tail, which is visible at low tide. 

Lindsay Fendt

JW Marriott, Guanacaste


The JW Marriott is one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can watch the waves crash from your room. Courtesy of the JW Marriott

Villa Caletas, Jacó


Located up the mountain from Jacó, Villa Caletas offers sweeping views of the Pacific. Courtesy of Villa Caletas

Sheraton, Escazú


San José isn’t known for its amazing skyline, but the view of the city surrounded by dramatic mountains from the Sheraton’s rooftop restaurant makes even Costa Rica’s dirty capital look impressive. Courtesy of Sheraton Hotels

Anamaya, Montezuma


This Montezuma yoga retreat sits way up high on the Nicoya Peninsula. Courtesy of Anamaya Resort

Casa Chameleon, Santa Teresa


A luxe romantic getaway in Santa Teresa, Casa Chameleon features abundunt private space and stunning windows out to the Pacific. Courtesy of Casa Chameleon

Parador Resort and Spa, Manuel Antonio


On a bluff facing the Pacific Ocean, the Parador Resort and Spa offers unparalleled views. Courtesy of Parador Resort and Spa

Recreo, Playa Rajada


Guests can catch amazing views from just about everywhere on Recreo’s property. Its high vantage point gives a glimpse of Playa Jobo and Playa Rajada as well as a look over the Nicaraguan border. 

Lindsay Fendt

Nayara, Arenal


Nayara is in prime position for taking in the Arenal Volcano. Courtesy of Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

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