5-Star Luxury Vacations & Tour Packages | Costa Rica Experts (2022)

Our private Costa Rica luxury vacation packages to Central America include the best in hotel stays, in-country transportation, and day tours. We are travel experts who personally visit each destination in order to provide first-hand advice and assistance so we can design the perfect luxury vacation for you.

Our Costa Rica luxury vacation packages can be purchased as-is or customized to create your perfect escape:

Each of our packages includes accommodations, in-country travel, and excursions to make your vacation hassle-free.

Tropical Honeymoon

Begin your life together in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica. Explore Caribbean beaches, raft into a remote jungle lodge, zipline by Arenal Volcano, and discover one of the most biologically intense rainforests on Earth!

Price

$7875 per adult, double occupancy

Price valid until: October 31, 2023

Destinations Visited

San Jose, Caribbean Coast, Pacuare River, Arenal Volcano, Osa Peninsula

Duration

13 days / 12 nights

Blue Zone Vacation

This is barefoot luxury at its finest. Unwind in your secluded luxury tent on Isla Chiquita and venture off the beaten path into yoga country on the Nicoya Peninsula for some well-deserved zen on this adults-only escape.

Price

$4175 per adult, double occupancy

Price valid until: October 31, 2023

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Destinations Visited

Nicoya Peninsula

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Luxury Adventure

The best hotels in eco-luxury meet adventure. Experience award-winning, intimate boutique hotels & unique rainforest adventures all packed into one thrilling package.

Price

$5275 per adult, double occupancy

Price valid until: October 31, 2023

Destinations Visited

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, South Pacific Coast

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Luxury Eco Hideaway

Treat yourself to tropical grandeur at some of the most elite sustainable hotels in Costa Rica. Uncover Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets on a Luxury Eco Hideaway vacation.

Price

$5765 per adult, double occupancy

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Price valid until: October 31, 2023

Destinations Visited

Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Bay of Papagayo

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Exclusive Getaway

Stay at an intimate mountain lodge overlooking a picturesque valley below. And treat yourself to Four Seasons grandiose luxury on this awe-inspiring Exclusive Getaway.

Price

$6785 per adult, double occupancy

Price valid until: October 31, 2023

Destinations Visited

Upala, Papagayo Peninsula

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

VIP Costa Rica

Get the total rock star treatment at each exquisite destination. Stay in the best rooms in the best resorts in Costa Rica. This IS the ultimate way to experience Costa Rica in grand style!

Price

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$8295 per adult, double occupancy

Price valid until: October 31, 2023

Destinations Visited

Arenal Volcano, Upala, Bay of Papagayo

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Costa Rica Luxury Vacation Packages

Imagine yourself indulging on the finest luxury tours at an exclusive boutique property nestled in the mountains, between the lively rainforests, or overlooking the coastline. Costa Rica is renowned for its upscale, private resorts and stellar service, so it only makes sense to take the trip of a lifetime in this breathtakingly gorgeous country.

Let us do the work for you. Planning a vacation can be a hassle with researching each and every location to find the top-quality accommodations you deserve. At Costa Rica Experts, we've been planning luxury vacations in Costa Rica for over 30 years, and we know where to find just the right kind of hospitality that a discerning traveler will enjoy.

You want to take a trip to a tropical location, but you also want the kind of treatment and memories that you can go home and brag about — even if you’re in the middle of a rainforest. From having the rock star treatment in boutique hotel spas and private scenic tours in the lush countryside to a peaceful escape on golden-sand beaches, there are plenty of options for you to feel like royalty on your well-deserved vacation in Costa Rica.

Elevate your holiday experience with an expertly-personalized itinerary so that you have only the best memories. Our Costa Rica luxury vacations feature deluxe resorts, cozy boutique hotels, and excursion packages that are best suited to providing you with the enthusiastic welcome you would expect to find at any European resort — without the hassle of any other travelers crowding or inconveniencing your stay.

Costa Rica Luxury Resorts & Lodging

Costa Rica’s reputation as an eco-tourist hot spot might have you thinking of rustic lodges, mosquito netting, and no air conditioning — while this might be true in some parts of the country, there’s no doubt that Costa Rica still has its fair share of luxury resorts. There is a multitude of upscale resorts that can be substituted or added to any our custom-planned Costa Rica luxury vacations so that you have the trip of your life!

As the most developed region of Costa Rica in terms of tourist attractions,Guanacastehas a wide range of accommodations with great hotel options for your luxury vacation. The Papagayo Peninsula area is especially known for its exclusivity and luxury lodging, including the uniqueAndaz Papagayo Resort, which overlooks the Culebra Bay and features two secluded beaches with ultimate privacy for either family fun or complete relaxation by the sea. For a familiar scene, theFour Seasons Papagayo Resortoffers 5-star accommodations, fine dining, and a wide range of services to assure that your stay meets all expectations for a tropical, luxury vacation. If you’re looking for a cozy getaway, thesits on a private, 600-acre nature reserve with mineral swimming pools, hiking trails, a lavish spa, and nearby artisanal shops.

In the Arenal region, the ultra-exclusiveNayara Springs Resortcontains some of the top-rated restaurants in the country, an award-winning spa, and a piano lounge and bar — along with a fitness center and massive villas. While no longer erupting, theArenal Volcanolooms over the area and creates a stunning backdrop for fast-paced adventure and luxurious vacation memories. You can also enjoy a relaxing, long soak in the hot springs at theTabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, which sits on 900-acres of land that is nearly entirely blanketed by lush tropical rainforest. With plenty of natural beauty surrounding the resort, you’ll feel like you’re relaxing in the middle of your own private forest.

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The stretch of theSouth Pacific coastlinefrom Dominical to Ojochal (also known as the Costa Ballena) is on its way to becoming one of the hottest destinations in Costa Rica. This remote area has four pristine beaches, diverse wildlife, and a sprawling untouched rainforest. Modern design enthusiasts will loveKura Design Villas, which has all the amenities of a high-class vacation including a cliff-side infinity pool with amazing ocean views. Or, if you’re looking to find a secluded getaway for some romantic relaxation, theRancho Pacifico Hotelis an exclusive adults-only luxury hotel that may be small but certainly feels like a sprawling private estate.

Spa Retreats— The perfect luxury vacation should include a chance for your worries to melt away entirely, and Costa Rica doesn’t disappoint with the finest spa retreats in the world. From Costa Rican coffee scrub treatments to lava rock massages in private bungalows, you are sure to have a completely tranquil sensory experience.

WaterfallsandHot Springs— With about 25% of the country’s land as protected natural parks, the waterfall systems and hot springs in Costa Rica are beyond extraordinary. Even the guided hike to see the pristine blue-green waters up close is sure to be breathtaking with the various wildlife and vegetation along the way. After a long day’s hike, you can relax and renew your energy in warm mineral pools that are surrounded by the rainforest for the ultimate luxury experience.

Yoga and Wellness Activities— What better way to relax than to enjoy yoga and meditation in the middle of a soothing rainforest, with experienced instructors to guide your spiritual journey. Many of the hotels offer yoga and wellness lessons in the calm privacy of on-site studios, but you can also take your inner balance to the next level with paddleboard yoga.

World-class Golf Courses— Expansive, lush green courses will have anyone from novices to expert golfers taking their time with the game. Costa Rica’s rolling landscape makes for interesting plays, and with many of the courses on the grounds of 5-star hotels and resorts, you can be sure that you will leave with only the best round.

Diving and Snorkeling— The clear blue sea is full of jaw-dropping, brightly-colored flora and wildlife. We’re partnered with full service, PADI-certified dive shops to ensure a safe and amazing scuba diving and snorkeling experience so that you can always cherish the memories of your underwater adventures in Costa Rica.

We have a wide variety of excursions and activities to ensure that your vacation is just as luxurious as you could ever want. Rather than being stuck on a plane with people you don’t know, we can even plan out privately chartered flights to take you anywhere in the country. An experienced, bilingual guide will spice up your private ground transfers, and guided tours will ensure you get the 5-star experience at each and every destination so that even the jungle adventures don’t have to be rustic.

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FAQs

How many days in Costa Rica is enough? ›

We recommend spending 10 days to two weeks in Costa Rica, as this timeframe will give you enough time to cover all the major highlights while also including time for traveling from one destination to another. A two-week Costa Rica itinerary will guarantee you see everything the country has to offer.

Is 4 days enough time in Costa Rica? ›

You can spend just four days in Costa Rica and accomplish a lot. The weather is sultry – temperatures hover in the high 80s and 90s and the sun shines daily in the dry season. But even in the rainy season, it doesn't rain for hours, but for a short time each day. The beaches are postcard-perfect.

What is the best way to explore Costa Rica? ›

The best way to get around Costa Rica is by bus, which is reliable, navigable, inexpensive and frequently runs through San José, Costa Rica's capital. Driving on your own is not highly recommended as some roads are tricky (speckled with potholes and ambiguously marked intersections).

What is the best time of year to go to Costa Rica? ›

The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and April, when the weather is at its driest and brightest. We'd also recommend traveling in the country's green season, from May to June or in November. This is when you catch the seasons in transition, and the national parks are quieter.

How much cash should I take with me to Costa Rica? ›

We recommend that you bring around $50 to $100 US dollars in cash and a VISA or Master Card. There are other credit cards that are accepted, but VISA and Master Card are the most commonly accepted throughout Costa Rica. If needed, you can get a cash advance on a VISA card if you go to a large bank.

Is 7 nights in Costa Rica enough? ›

Costa Rica is also a relatively small country, making it the perfect destination to explore even on a week-long trip. Although this might feel like a short time to explore Costa Rica, 7 days gives you enough time to see the country's best highlights.

Is 2 weeks in Costa Rica too much? ›

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to enjoy Costa Rica, home to epic national parks, great surfing, beautiful beaches, and exotic wildlife found around every corner. Life is vibrant in this wonderful country – ready to be enjoyed in this Costa Rica 2-week Itinerary!

Is Costa Rica expensive? ›

If you're wondering “Is Costa Rica cheap to visit?”, the answer is yes and no. Compared to other Central American countries like Nicaragua or El Salvador, Costa Rica is generally more on the expensive side. It's pretty well-developed and has a thriving tourism industry, so things do cost more.

How much is $1 US in Costa Rica? ›

629.65 CRC

Where is the best part of Costa Rica to stay? ›

Best Places to Stay in Costa Rica
  • Jaco Beach—Sportfishing Hotspot.
  • Nosara Beach—Surf & Yoga.
  • Tortuguero—A Wildlife Wonder.
  • Coco Beach—Beaches & Nightlife.
  • Puerto Viejo—Laid-Back Vibe.
  • Drake Bay—Most Biodiverse.
  • Rincon de la Vieja—Country Living.
  • San Jose—Shopping & Dining.

How much money should I bring to Costa Rica for a week? ›

For a one week Costa Rica trip, I recommend to bring a round $300 dollars in US dollars cash per person. Then, exchange about $100 USD to Costa Rican colones when you first arrive. If you need to exchange more, you can do it later on because you don't necessarily need to go to a bank to exchange money in Costa Rica.

What is the hottest month in Costa Rica? ›

Average Temperature in Costa Rica

The hottest month of the year in Costa Rica is January, with an average high of 88°F and low of 70°F. The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from May 16 to August 4, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F.

What is the rainiest month in Costa Rica? ›

September and October are Costa Rica's rainiest months, with rainfall lasting nearly all day. If you happen to book a trip during these months, not to worry: These are the most beautiful months along Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Plan to head to Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, or Tortuguero.

What is the cheapest month to go to Costa Rica? ›

The cheapest months to book a flight to Costa Rica: August and July, followed by November. Booking a flight in August can result in an average 2% savings compared to the average yearly flight price.

Can I use my US credit card in Costa Rica? ›

Q: Can I use my credit card in Costa Rica? A: Yes. American Express, Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted throughout the country, but Visa is generally considered to be the most widely used.

Is it better to use US dollars in Costa Rica? ›

For visitors from the U.S. there's no reason to change money in advance because dollars are commonly used in Costa Rica. The taxis out in front of the airport, the restaurants and hotels all accept dollars.

Will my debit card work in Costa Rica? ›

Travel card, debit card or credit card? Visa and Mastercard are most widely used in Costa Rica, with American Express cards coming in third. You may find ATMs and places that accept Discover cards, though Discover is overall rarely accepted.

Is 1 week long enough in Costa Rica? ›

Costa Rica may look small on a map, but don't be fooled, you can't see everything in just one week. With some careful planning, however, you can still have a vacation of a lifetime that showcases what Costa Rica is all about: nature, adventure, and pura vida. Here's a one-week itinerary that will give you just that.

Is 5 days enough in Costa Rica? ›

Although 5 days in Costa Rica may not sound like much time, the small size of this Central American country (equal to West Virginia or Denmark) means a 5-day tour to Costa Rica is still long enough to experience many of its most extraordinary sights.

How do you get around in Costa Rica? ›

Buses are the most common way of getting around Costa Rica, and the public bus system is excellent, inexpensive and relatively frequent, even in remote areas. Privately run shuttle buses offer quicker but pricier transfers, while taxis are decent value for groups.

Should I take cash to Costa Rica? ›

Using US Cash

US dollars are widely accepted in Costa Rica. Bring smaller bills like $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. The bills will need to be in good condition as they will not be accepted if they are ripped or torn. The larger the bill, the more perfect it needs to be.

Why is food so expensive in Costa Rica? ›

Taxes on imported goods contribute to high prices. For example, Costa Rica has the 3rd most expensive rice in the world. Indeed, agricultural protectionism make food prices high. These high tariffs (aranceles) and agricultural protectionism cause the high prices for groceries in Costa Rica.

How much is a Coke in Costa Rica? ›

Prices in restaurants in Costa Rica.
Meal in a cheap restaurant4,500 CRC (3,000-10,000)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)2,400 CRC (1,500-3,500)
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)950 CRC (650-1,500)
Water (0.33 liter bottle)851 CRC (600-1,300)
Cappuccino (regular)1,600 CRC (900-2,600)
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Is 5 days enough in Costa Rica? ›

Although 5 days in Costa Rica may not sound like much time, the small size of this Central American country (equal to West Virginia or Denmark) means a 5-day tour to Costa Rica is still long enough to experience many of its most extraordinary sights.

Is 7 nights in Costa Rica enough? ›

Costa Rica is also a relatively small country, making it the perfect destination to explore even on a week-long trip. Although this might feel like a short time to explore Costa Rica, 7 days gives you enough time to see the country's best highlights.

Is Costa Rica worth visiting? ›

The beautiful country, filled with rainforests, beaches, river valleys, and biodiverse wildlife as well as restaurants, bars, and luxe hotels, has always been a great place to take a vacation, but it has gained popularity as an amazing destination in the last few years.

How long do you need in San José Costa Rica? ›

One day really isn't enough so when planning your trip to Costa Rica, make sure to spend at least three days in its capital city. If you are planning on going to Costa Rica to explore its beautiful beaches, cloud forest, volcanoes, and scenery, make sure to put San Jose on your list.

Is Costa Rica expensive? ›

If you're wondering “Is Costa Rica cheap to visit?”, the answer is yes and no. Compared to other Central American countries like Nicaragua or El Salvador, Costa Rica is generally more on the expensive side. It's pretty well-developed and has a thriving tourism industry, so things do cost more.

Where should I go in Costa Rica for a week? ›

What should I do in Costa Rica for a week? Explore! La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the beaches of the Pacific Coast should all be included in a Costa Rican itinerary for 7 days.

Is 2 weeks enough in Costa Rica? ›

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to enjoy Costa Rica, home to epic national parks, great surfing, beautiful beaches, and exotic wildlife found around every corner. Life is vibrant in this wonderful country – ready to be enjoyed in this Costa Rica 2-week Itinerary!

Is 1 week long enough in Costa Rica? ›

Costa Rica may look small on a map, but don't be fooled, you can't see everything in just one week. With some careful planning, however, you can still have a vacation of a lifetime that showcases what Costa Rica is all about: nature, adventure, and pura vida. Here's a one-week itinerary that will give you just that.

How many days do you need in Guanacaste Costa Rica? ›

With five days you can experience the main highlights of Guanacaste on a quick itinerary. With a week, you can take your time and visit many beaches and villages along the Nicoya Peninsula. Of course, if you have two weeks you can see almost all of Guanacaste and even tack on other regions to your itinerary.

How many days do I need in Tamarindo? ›

We recommend visiting Tamarindo for 3 – 5 days. There are plenty of activities in the area, but you will enjoy a much more memorable experience by splitting time with another destination, such as a rainforest, cloud forest or volcano area.

How much is $1 US in Costa Rica? ›

629.65 CRC

Where is the best part of Costa Rica to stay? ›

Best Places to Stay in Costa Rica
  • Jaco Beach—Sportfishing Hotspot.
  • Nosara Beach—Surf & Yoga.
  • Tortuguero—A Wildlife Wonder.
  • Coco Beach—Beaches & Nightlife.
  • Puerto Viejo—Laid-Back Vibe.
  • Drake Bay—Most Biodiverse.
  • Rincon de la Vieja—Country Living.
  • San Jose—Shopping & Dining.

Can you drink the water in Costa Rica? ›

Can you drink the water in Costa Rica? The short answer is yes. You can drink the tap water in Costa Rica safely in most every part of the country. In some rural areas, including the Caribbean and in non-touristy places, you may want to stick with bottled water.

Is San Jose Costa Rica walkable? ›

In San Jose, one of those places is Avenida Central (Central Avenue). This is one of the most accessible areas of the city. Here, it is easy to walk between the plethora of museums, parks, outdoor plazas, shops, and restaurants.

Do you need AC in Costa Rica? ›

Rooms here can be quite nice if you pay up, but they do not come with central heat and air. It is cool enough at night that AC is not needed, but if you want airflow you will likely have your windows, and perhaps some of the doors, open.

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