Luxury Resorts & 5-Star Hotels with Costa Rica DMC

Costa Rica DMC takes pride in presenting the pinnacle of luxury with its finest resorts on the Pacific coast. The collection includes world-renowned names such as the Four Seasons and JW Marriott. Whether they feature ocean-view accommodations or are directly on the beach, these resorts are a testament to exclusivity.  

Where are Costa Rica’s Luxury Resorts Located?

Luxury resorts in Guanacaste are captivating locales strategically nestled in the most beautiful parts of the region. Guanacaste showcases the elegance of Papagayo, the allure of The Gulf of Papagayo, the charm of the Papagayo Peninsula, and the serenity of Culebra Bay. The Tamarindo area offers the ever-popular Tamarindo Beach, magnificent Playa Flamingo, and the scenic community of Las Catalinas. In the Central Pacific region, experience the luxury of Los Suenos, the beauty of Herradura, the vibrancy of Jaco Beach, and the tranquility of Playa Hermosa.

Costa Rica’s Best Hotels

Costa Rica DMC’s selection of resorts showcases the epitome of ocean-front luxury. Each resort embodies the highest of luxury with its coveted five-star status. These retreats seamlessly blend the best of man-made luxury with the breathtaking beauty of nature. Situated within close proximity of natural attractions and thrilling adventure tours, they give you a taste of everything Costa Rica has to offer.

Best Costa Rica resorts for your corporate incentive trip:

  • Four Seasons Papagayo Resort
  • Andaz Costa Rica Resort
  • Nekajui: A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence
  • Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste
  • El Mangroove Autograph Collection
  • Planet Hollywood Costa Rica
  • JW Marriott Guanacaste
  • W Costa Rica-Conchal
  • The Westin Reserve Conchal
  • Santarena Hotel
  • Casa Chameleon
  • Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
  • Villa Caletas
  • Zephyr Palace

Book Your Corporate Incentive Trip at a Luxury Hotel in Costa Rica

Work with Costa Rica DMC to plan your corporate incentive travel experience to Costa Rica and book a top resort for your team. Contact us today by filling out our form.

How to Choose the Best Hotel Option for an Incentive Program?

Choosing the perfect resort for your incentive program in Costa Rica involves immersing yourself in the essence of luxury. Costa Rica DMC’s portfolio ensures that each resort is a masterpiece waiting to be experienced. From serene ocean-front settings to sweeping ocean-view vistas, these resorts epitomize exclusivity. Nestled within the lush landscapes and seascapes, they offer unrivaled access to the beauty of nature. Whether it’s unwinding on pristine beaches or embarking on exhilarating adventures, these resorts elevate every aspect of your vacation. 

Costa Rica DMC will guide you in selecting the resort that aligns with your aspirations, ensuring an extraordinary experience for your collaborators. We’ll speak with you about your business objectives for your corporate incentive program and make suggestions on the best resorts to host your program, making sure they meet your requirements and surpass your expectations.

Top Rated Resorts in Costa Rica

Nekajui, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve opening 2024.

Located in the northwestern region of Guanacaste, the 1,400-acre private gated community is already a posh Costa Rica Pacific Coast resort with luxury villas, an incredible beach club, world-class hotels and dining, and an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. Nekajui plans to further cement the region’s exclusivity and status by adding 107 magnificent guest rooms, suites, and residences featuring canopied outdoor terraces, private plunge pools, spa-like bathrooms, and spectacular views overlooking Pochote Bay and its surrounding islands. The new Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort, which intends to immerse its visitors in Costa Rican architecture and culture, will be divided into three distinct zones, each with its own building style. Of course, the service is also bound to be exceptional. In fact, Nekajui will join a small roster of upper-tier Ritz-Carlton properties in the Reserve portfolio.

The other five resorts are currently scattered in some of the most breathtaking locations worldwide. Costa Rica DMC will help hotel guests craft hyper-individualized itineraries that will provide once-in-a-lifetime group adventures, VIP escapes, and a new level of corporate experience. Eco-adventure travelers can also partake in immersive experiences, including Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment, which offers rare access to 570 square miles of protected wildland.

The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Guanacaste

The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is located on a hill by the Pacific Coast; it boasts incredible views of beaches with golden sand. It blends in perfectly with the natural surroundings and offers relaxing escapes to the beach or to one of the country’s national parks. The resort has 120 deluxe rooms, surrounded by rainforests and with ocean views, as well as 56 impressive suites and villas. You’ll also have access to natural beaches, four pools, an award-winning spa, and a signature golf course. The hotel offers large spaces that are perfect for private events, where you can celebrate important occasions. The Pacific Coast resort is 40 minutes away by car from the international airport of Liberia, where direct flights arrive from several cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Guanacaste

This hotel is located in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo, where you can enjoy the sapphire blue waters of Snake Bay. This amazing location embodies Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” motto, which is representative of the country’s spirit. The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo’s buildings have been created using images of jungle creatures; its design concept incorporates the poetic connection between people and nature, with rooms that make you feel at home in these amazing natural surroundings. The hotel features 152 luxury rooms, including 21 suites and 9 spa rooms. It also has restaurants with stunning ocean views and 4 meeting rooms. This location undoubtedly provides a vibrant luxury experience that lets you get in touch with nature.

W Costa Rica at Reserva Conchal Guanacaste

Hidden amongst the mangroves of Guanacaste, W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal is a modern oasis where undercover rebels let their spirits roam freely. Our Costa Rica Pacific Coast resort hotel is surrounded by exotic landscapes and the sugar-white sands of Playa Conchal. Inspired by the vibrant culture of Guanacaste, our hotel boasts a bold design that audaciously reinvents the idea of luxury. Admire panoramic views of our reserve from the blissful serenity of plush bedding before splashing into your suite’s private plunge pool. After an action-packed day of golfing, surfing, or sunbathing, retreat to our resort spa, AWAY®, and sip on a martini while we pamper you from head to toe with locally inspired treatments. When the sun goes down, the party is just getting started. Indulge in an array of decadent dining at one of our many hotel restaurants before dancing the night away at our club, Zona Azul. Whether you’re an exotic explorer or a luxury lover, expect an unparalleled stay at W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal.

The JW Marriott Resort at Hacienda Pinilla Guanacaste

The JW Marriott Hotel in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is a luxurious Hacienda-style beachfront property in the residential beach community of Hacienda Pinilla. It is one of the best resorts located 1 hour and 15 minutes (56 miles) from the international airport in Liberia, Costa Rica, and 20 minutes from the domestic airport in Tamarindo. The resort features first-class facilities and amenities, which are ideal for a relaxing experience in a private paradise. Enjoy the huge infinity swimming pool with its breathtaking ocean views, the many restaurants to choose from, and a world-class spa. The hotel features 310 rooms, including deluxe rooms and one-bedroom suites. All accommodations are new, modern, clean, beautiful, and extremely comfortable, with large TVs, hot tubs, showers, and terraces or balconies.

Santarena Hotel at Las Catalinas Guanacaste

The Santarena Hotel is a tropically elegant oasis inspired by a palette of people and places located between two of Costa Rica’s loveliest Pacific beaches at the heart of Las Catalinas, a tropical car-free town on Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Coast that aims to continually inspire visitors and locals to connect with nature and other human beings. In a formal sense, Santarena is an homage to the old mansions of the great coastal cities of Havana and Cartagena, a traditional gem where sun-kissed days revolve around blossoming courtyards, timeless terraces, and picturesque archways surrounded by lush greenery with constant views of the sky. Stylish accommodations and inviting public spaces at this Pacific Coast resort in Costa Rica are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality throughout.

Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas Guanacaste

Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas is an adults-only retreat where you can experience the best of Costa Rican adventure and culture. The property features paradisal panoramic views, a minimalist contemporary design, and an incredible zero-edge infinity pool with a terrific sunset bar scene. It’s only 45 minutes from the Liberia airport and features many outdoor adventures to enjoy the best of the Guanacaste coast. With its tropical dry forests, lowland mountain forests, and rich culture, Guanacaste is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas is the first hotel to open in the new town of Las Catalinas. Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas features 21 private villas with personal saltwater infinity plunge pools, with the most spectacular views of the Guanacaste Pacific coast.

El Mangroove, Autograph Collection, Guanacaste

El Mangroove, Gulf of Papagayo, is located in the coveted Papagayo Bay in Guanacaste. The hotel has been inspired by nature’s perfection to create a unique, sustainable location. It’s a luxury hotel that blends in with its heavenly surroundings; its buildings, furniture, and decor have been carefully planned with the forest, beach, and exotic mangroves in mind. This hotel is located only 20 minutes away from Costa Rica’s international airport, making it the closest option. It’s also situated 15 minutes away from the vibrant, artistic city of El Coco. Its 17 hectares include 0.09 miles of beautiful beachfront views. El Mangroove boasts 121 guest rooms, including 28 doubles, 32 kings, 21 king suites, and 40 Signature Villas.

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa at Reserva Conchal, Guanacaste

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Reserva Conchal, is located in the North Pacific region of Costa Rica. It’s an ideal place to enjoy a natural environment among lush forests and the bright blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. It’s an all-inclusive resort that offers everything necessary to revitalize yourself: a lagoon-style pool, tennis courts, a golf course, a restaurant, a spa, Westin Kids Club, and much more. Here you’ll be able to spend time relaxing, or if you wish, you can go on an adventure in one of the national parks.

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica

An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort

Located at the base of Papagayo Gulf in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. With extraordinary views of Culebra Bay, Planet Hollywood offers a fashionable all-inclusive vacation surrounded by natural wonders and only-here experiences. Explore 292 suites, stunning group venues, eight restaurants, 5 bars, PUMPED Fitness Center, PH Spa & Beauty Bar, and two serene swimming pools. From Hollywood memorabilia to water sports and nightly entertainment, revel in your moment in the spotlight.

Every feature of our Costa Rica Pacific resort suites is fashioned to ensure star-quality sleep. Wake up ready for another day in the spotlight with VIP treatment when you upgrade to the premium services and accommodations of our STAR Class™ section.

Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste Hotel

The Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste Hotel from Hilton´s luxury portfolio is currently under construction and will open its doors to guests worldwide in 2025. Located in beautiful Playa Penca is this spacious property of about an acre in size, in which the hotel will consist of 190 rooms and 25 residences. The property will include luxury works – from a holistic wellness center to a state-of-the-art gym, from thermal pools to a signature restaurant and bar. Its vast indoor and outdoor spaces will host groups and events, from conferences to incentive programs, and social gatherings, offering ultimate quality and luxury. There is no doubt that this project will be a raging success. After all, Guanacaste’s aesthetic and natural beauty is ready to meet the unparalleled luxury of the Waldorf. A whole new level of tropical paradise is yet to come.

The Real InterContinental San Jose, Escazu, San Jose

This five-star hotel is the ideal place for business or pleasure; discover this urban home away from home in the heart of Escazú. It has a unique concept, with facilities designed for fun and relaxation, including a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, and a gym with the latest equipment. Here, you’ll also find the largest city spa in Central America, with 12 treatment rooms, a sauna, and steam baths. This hotel offers a convention center which is ideal for hosting important events. You’ll have access to highly trained personnel who will provide personalized service so you can enjoy your stay without any worries.

Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen, San José

This majestic, five-star, Pacific Coast hotel, the Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen, captures the elegance of a sixteenth-century colonial hacienda and is surrounded by a lush, thirty-hectare coffee plantation. It is especially noted among the hotels in Costa Rica for its colonial architecture, with classic decor that transports you to a sophisticated time in the past. It also has a modern meeting room and endless recreational possibilities that attract those who travel for business and pleasure. Here you will also find outdoor pools, a golf course, and the Kuo Spa. This luxury hotel is perfect for a reunion and ideal for any Costa Rica event.

Hilton San José La Sabana

The Hilton San Jose La Sabana offers a contemporary look with modern décor and the best views from every guest room, restaurant, or meeting space. The recently inaugurated hotel is located in a 38-story building in the heart of San José, across from La Sabana Park and the National Stadium.  All the guest rooms are spacious, warm, and inviting, yet equipped with an enjoyable design for maximum rest. The luxurious bedding arrangements provide the perfect balance between comfort and indulgence. The work area is very convenient, providing an ergonomic desk chair and the latest technology.

The hotel has a spacious meeting space in different configurations and a great business center, a grand lobby bar and an international fine dining restaurant, room service, an indoor swimming pool, fitness facilities, and concierge services.

Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Herradura Garabito

This resort is located between the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and the dynamic, mystic jungle. Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort combines the most exotic elements of nature found in this region with all the comfort and hospitality of an exceptional resort. Here, you’ll receive personalized attention, from the friendly atmosphere in the lobby to the spacious and elegant rooms with magnificent views. The entire hotel is filled with an air of comfort and tranquility. This resort is home to the vibrant Sibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat and the La Iguana Golf Course, which has ocean views and is located next to a remarkable jungle. This golf course offers a challenge and a spectacular panoramic view with friendly monkeys and colorful macaws nearby.

Villa Caletas

Villa Caletas is a luxury boutique hotel located 1150 feet over the vibrant Central Pacific coast and the rainforest. The hotel is prized for its location in the lush tropical jungle and its design, décor, restaurants, and private beach. Be prepared to be blissfully taken away and live an enchanting experience where amazing views, outstanding facilities, and service are second to none. The hotel is recommended for programs under 30 rooms willing to use rooms and suites in different categories and configurations.

Close to the hotel, guests can enjoy Caletas beach. Perfect for those looking for a secluded pebble beach escape. The hotel offers several venues to host large off-site events, such as the Terraza Mirador, Terraza Anfiteatro, and The Palapa can host 300 guests, and the crown jewel the Zephyr Palace, good for intimate banquets with a maximum of 120 guests. Refined cuisine and the best views of the Pacific sunsets are awaiting you.

Zephyr Palace

The Zephyr Palace is located within the grounds of Hotel Villas Caletas, just 15 minutes from Los Sueños Marriott Resort and 1 hour from the San Jose International Airport. Secluded on a luxuriant, jungle-like mountaintop and offering enchanting ocean vistas, The venue has a truly dramatic setting – a carved terrace set on a cliff above the blue Pacific! This spectacular mountaintop location affords panoramic views of the Gulf of Nicoya, the jungle-covered mountains, and the coastline. Each evening is the best location for a spectacular tropical sunset. The lodge offers 7 extravagant suites, including an extensive collection of antique furniture, collectors objects, and refined art, hand-picked by the French owner and many of his trips worldwide. The Sala Magna offers a great space for formal corporate dinners for 120 guests and a great terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The Springs Resort & Spa, Arenal

A World Class Luxury Resort featuring Spectacular Hot Springs, Picture Perfect Views of the Arenal Volcano from every guest room, and Four Restaurants, including our famous Ginger Sushi Bar and Las Ventanas fine dining. Enjoy our 28 mineral-laden, artesian Hot Springs and our 14,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center. All of our amenities make The Springs Luxury Resort & Spa a great destination for Costa Rica Pacific Coast vacations, weddings, or a honeymoon. Our 27,000 square feet of event, convention, and meeting space have also made us the leading Costa Rica conference hotel.

Amor Arenal Resort, Arenal

Amor Arenal Resort is a gateway to Costa Rica’s authentic heart. It showcases an independent brand of luxury that dances with nature and plays homage to its namesake emotion. Open architecture, an unwavering commitment to preservation, a world-class Spa, and authentic gastronomy will charm corporate programs with heartwarming experiences. Amor Arenal is a Costa Rica Pacific Coast resort inlaid among Arenal Volcano’s untouched tropical forest jungle. Its privileged location and premium facilities engage visitors in a celebration of sights, sounds, flavors, and scents. From the spring water dipping pools to raw hiking trails. From wellness spa rituals to meditation within the forest canopy. From delightful mixology to a vibrant Latin cuisine menu featuring Costa Rican, international and healthy options. All experiences to share and cherish. The open-layout rooms are the centerpiece of Amor Arenal’s must-return experience. The bold architecture of vaulted ceilings and panoramic windows connect you to the dense forest that shrouds your privacy. All feature a suspended outdoor deck with a heated whirlpool and hardwood Adirondack loungers. Our selection of Casitas offers either a King bed configuration for couples or a two Queen Bed configuration for families or friends.

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa,  is a luxury hotel located in Arenal. The tranquility of the rainforest setting and the proximity to the waters of the Titokú hot springs provide a peaceful setting for exploring the beauty of Arenal Volcano National Park. The crystalline waters of the La Palma and Kioro streams, lush, vibrant gardens, and private thermal water spas frame the hotel.

The hotel has 53 spacious, air-conditioned, rustic suites designed for couples or families. All suites include two “Juliet” balconies with panoramic volcano and mountain views, a jacuzzi, a minibar, a coffee maker, cable television, and free wireless Internet. Additional complimentary guest perks include breakfast each morning. The hotel has a separate hot springs resort framed by tropical gardens.

The Neidin Spa is available for ultimate beauty treatment in the main facility. Savor award-winning local and international cuisine and captivating volcano views at Heliconia’s Restaurant. The hotel offers two distinctive function rooms for onsite meetings, incentives, and social events.

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

Tabacon Resort is a five stars hotel located in Costa Rica´s northern region, at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the heart of the tropical rainforest. Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services, and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The unique thermal springs emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools, and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens, which create an oasis of peace. The hotel, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World, offers 6 different categories of rooms: Master Suite, Tabacon Suite, Honeymoon Suite, Rainforest Suite, Superior Premium, and Superior, each room with amenities that will offer all the comfort for an unforgettable stay. As a perfect complement to a relaxing experience, inside the gardens, you can find The Grand Spa, a member of Leading Spas of the World.

The Grand Spa taps one of the world´s most beautiful locations to offer an incomparable spa experience at a Costa Rica Pacific resort. Treatments are given in 11 open-air bungalows, all with Jacuzzi. The hotel is recommended for group programs under 30 rooms accepting a mix of different room categories.

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