We feature the top resorts in Costa Rica.

We've selected the top 5 locations in Costa Rica with the top resorts in each area. Each destination offers unique opportunities to enjoy the wonderful nature that Costa Rica has to offer.

Uvita, South Pacificic Coast
WHY GO: Marino Ballena National Park is found here. This is a beautiful rustic beach that is shaped like a whales tail. You can whale watch or snorkel here but our true reason for recommending this area is that unlike Manuel Antonio it is not spoiled and overrun with tourists. The jungle and mountains are stunning. If you want to stay in the jungle this is the premier destination.

ACTIVITIES: Too many tours to list them all. They include white-water rafting, horse-back riding, Zip lines, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, humpback whale watching, snorkeling and rappelling down waterfalls.

BEST RESORTS: Uvita specializes in small boutique resorts.

#1. Oxygen Jungle Villas - This adult-only boutique hotel offers 12 all-glass villas. These exclusive stunning villas are designed to maximize your enjoyment of the surrounding nature. 8 villas offer ocean-views and 4 villas offer jungle-views.  Use discount code BESTCOSTARICARESORTS when checking out to receive 10% off your hotel stay. This discount is exclusive to guests arriving from Bestcostaricaresorts.com Use this code during the checkout process.

Monteverde, North-Western Cloud Forest
WHY GO: If you are expecting perfect weather move on, if you want to be in one of the most biologically diverse cloud forests in the world with access to the small charming town of Monteverde  this is as close to paradise as you can get.

ACTIVITIES: Hiking and Zip-ling.

BEST RESORTS: The options for great lodging are limited. We recommend:

#1. Hotel Belmar - An upscale hotel with on-site hiking trails. Each room comes with a balcony that offers amazing cloud forest views.

#2. Monteverde Lodges & Gardens - Immersed with the cloud forest it offers great views, bird watching, and easy access to Montverde amenities..

Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific
WHY GO: This is the most popular national park for a reason. Stunning coastline with sloths, white-faced monkeys, and myriads of wildlife. Did we mention some of the best dining in the country?

ACTIVITIES: Snorkeling, whale-watching, hiking, kayaking, wildlife spotting.

BEST RESORTS: We recommend one of these 3 hotels that offer luxury accommodations:

#1. GAIA Hotel & Reserve - The huge reserve is what sets this apart. Combined with world-class dining, and SPA makes this an excellent choice.

#2. Hotel Parador - Set in 12 acres of stunning nature this eco-hotel offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio.

#3. Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa - The rooms offer balconies with panoramic ocean and mountain views. A perfect location that is within walking distance of the beach and park.

Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast
WHY GO: This offers one of the most unspoiled nature destinations in the world with unique biodiversity that is not found anywhere else.

ACTIVITIES:  Hiking, kayaking, boating.

BEST RESORTS: This secluded area does not have a lot to choose from when it comes to comfortable lodging. We recommend:

#1. Tortuga Lodge & Gardens - Accessible exclusively by boat this is an adventure you will never forget. This is nature as it is meant to be experienced.

Arenal Volcano, Northern Lowlands
WHY GO: One of the most lush parts of Costa Rica with stunning greenery and vegetation.

ACTIVITIES: SPA, relaxation, and hot springs. Horseback riding, ATVing, and other tours are also available.

BEST RESORTS: Many luxurious hotels are in the area. The two below offer the best service and room quality.

#1. Nayara Springs - The perfect holiday destination for world class SPA services with access to stunning hot springs.

#1. The Springs Resort & SPA - If you want majestic views of Arenal combined with hot springs that are beyond anything you have come to expect, this is your resort.