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Travel Trends: Costa Rica

Guanacaste on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast has been growing with 4 and 5 star resorts in the last few years, and flights have increased into the area’s airport (Liberia).  The result is a nice selection of upscale and luxury beachfront resorts offering wonderful on-site amenities and activities combined with offsite excursions into Costa Rica’s rainforests, waterways, and volcanoes.

Resorts in the Guanacaste area:

  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica (5 star luxury)
  • Westin Resort & Spa Playa Conchal (5 star luxury)
  • JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort (4 1/2 star upscale-luxury)
  • Reserva Conchal (4 star upscale)
  • Hilton Papagayo Resort & Spa (4 star upscale)
  • Riu Guanacaste (4 star upscale)
  • Punta Islita Hotel (4 star upscale)
  • Occidental Grand Papagayo (3 star moderate)
Now, while resorts are sprouting up, the road conditions in Costa Rica continue to be…well, annoying.  So I don’t recommend renting a car in Costa Rica (unless you’re the kind that thinks driving in Rome is a slice of pie).  Good news, though, is that you don’t need a car to enjoy Costa Rica.  Airport transfers are easy to book with your package, as are day excurions that include hotel pickup and drop off.
One thing I will mention about Costa Rica, is that the beaches here are the rocky Pacific Ocean variety.  If you’re dreaming about a white Caribbean beach, this won’t cut it.
~Happy Travels!  Cindy Grant, Travel Consultant at ReconnectTravel.com 972-625-6200