4 Beach and Rainforest Resorts in Costa Rica

Nayara, Costa RicaI have previously profiled the range of activities for corporate groups in Costa Rica; today, I'm looking at some of Costa Rica's rainforest and beach resorts.


Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

At Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, casitas, suites and villas are set in a lush, rainforest overlooking Arenal Volcano. Rooms offer Wi-Fi, private gardens with rain showers and secluded terraces with Jacuzzis. 

Eco tours and outdoor adventures are available nearby.


JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort, Cost RicaThis 337-room resort on Mansita Beach has 4 meeting rooms offering 7,223 square feet of function space. It has 2 meeting rooms: Classroom-style, Pacuare has a capacity of 170 and Tabacon accommodates 120 participants.

On-site activities include golf, workouts in the fitness center, snorkeling and kayaking.

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

With 120 guest rooms, 35 suites and 21 villas,  this hillside resort with 2 on-site beaches and 3 swimming pools has 4 meetings rooms and El Armadillo, a 4,035-square-foot outdoor tropical event pavilion. There are 3 private cabanas for rent.

Golf, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and catamaran excursions are available on property.

Opening - February, 2014: El Mangrove by Enjoy Hotels

El Mangrove, Costa RicaThis 85-suite boutique hotel will be set in a 17-acre rainforest and natural mangrove setting on Bahia Papagayo. From the 150-meter beach on a secluded cove, guests will enjoy surfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. 

The Union Ballroom and 2 boardrooms offer 3,000 square feet of meeting space with state-of-the-art technology, mood music and aromatherapy scents.

Guest room amenities will include complimentary Wi-Fi, iPad Docking station and private terraces with hammocks. Resort facilities will feature the Bearth Spa, Wyl Gym and a 130-foot pool with private cabanas.

El Mangrove Room


For other Costa Rica resorts, read 3 Tropical Resorts Transformed by Makeovers, Corporate Events: 4 More Magnificent Venues with a View, Treehouse Resorts and Event Venues, and Relaxing Rainforest Resorts in Central America.

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