Doubletree by Hilton Cariari
San Jose, Costa Rica
Surrounded by lush gardens, the 222-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari features colonial-style hacienda architecture with wood furnishings and local artwork. This sustainable hotel offers two restaurants and two bars, casino, fitness center, unheated outdoor pool, laundry service, beauty salon, gift shop, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. Air-conditioned guest rooms feature private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, coffee-making facilities, ironing facilities, Wi-Fi internet access (surcharge), TV, and phone.
3 nightsArenal Manoa
The Hotel Arenal Monoa offers panoramic views of Arenal Volcano while surrounded by meditative gardens and a Costa Rican farm. La Palma River runs through the property, nourishing a gallery forest complete with a vast selection of bird and plant life. The 80-room hotel features a restaurant and bar, walking gardens, Jacuzzi, spa, and outdoor pool with swim-up bar. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.
2 nightsEl Establo Mountain Hotel (First Class)
Monteverde Cloud Forest
This 155-room lodge is nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde. The hotel has two heated indoor pools, spa, gym, restaurant, bar, tennis court, canopy tour (zip lines), and hiking trails. Each guest room has private bath with hair dryer, safe-deposit box, coffee-making facilities, TV, phone, and a balcony or terrace.
3 nightsCasa Conde del Mar
Guanacaste, Panama Beach
Surrounded by lush vegetation and Costa Rican wildlife, Casa Conda del Mar stands along the mile-long Playa Panama Beach, one of the country’s most pristine and serene beaches. Hotel amenities include two restaurants and bar, Jacuzzi, spa, outdoor pool, and white-sand beach. Each air-conditioned room has a private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, Internet access, TV, and phone.
A Note on Accommodations in Costa Rica:
Your accommodations in Monteverde will be an environmentally compatible lodge, which is comfortable but not luxurious. Although you may not have air conditioning, television, or telephones in your room, most travelers find the accommodations to be an excellent complement to the natural environment.