5 Resorts make your vacation in Costa Rica Unforgettable

Pura Vida! – That's the typical greeting in Costa Rica. And Pura Vida is what life in this country looks like. Its inhabitants are said to be the happiest people on the planet, and the country is extremely diverse. Where else can you go on a mountain hike in landscapes and temperatures that resemble Switzerland, discover volcanoes, and have a swim at the beach in just one day? Costa Rica is a safe country of truly welcoming people. On top of that, the food is yummy – and most surely fresh, from a nearby farm! Be it Ceviche or Olla de Carne, there are dishes for every taste.

Did this just make you want to pack your bags and catch the next plane to San José? You're absolutely right to do so, and there's always tons of cheap flights to Costa Rica!

To help you have an amazing stay in the country, we picked 5 great resorts that will make your vacation especially unforgettable:

1. Shaka Beach Retreat Costa Rica

Shaka was founded by surf addicts from Florida who, not surprisingly, built their resort at the beach. Located in a beautiful location in Santa Teresa, it received top ratings on sites like Trip Advisor!

The villas at Shaka Beach can be booked in packages, including surf and yoga courses. And overall, this resort's prices really are a bargain! Additionally, an abundance of other activities can be booked.


2. El Ancla de Oro

How about spending a few nights in a raised jungalow that resembles a tree house - with hand-crafted beds? Located in Cabuya, El Ancla de Oro offers exactly this to its visitors! Get ready for a dream getaway that is absolutely suitable for a low budget and that offers various different activities. El Ancla de Oro received great ratings on the leading travel sites.


3. Puerta a la Vida

If you are up for a truly unordinary Costa Rica experience, then you should choose Puerta a la Vida. This resort in Miramar was built for dreamers, thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators and enthusiasts of all kinds. The community emphasizes a holistic approach to life and offers the perfect getaway for travelers who love organic food, yoga, natural medicine and much more while protecting nature.


4. Hotel Luisiana

This hotel was originally built in the Louisiana style by an American and is now led by an Italian couple. It offers budget accommodation not far from San José Airport, in Santa Ana, and is a perfect base for anyone who wants to travel Costa Rica's Central Valley, the volcanoes and beyond. This is the perfect accommodation for those interested in hikes, the organic markets around Alajuela and San José, in how locals live and in getting anywhere reasonably fast (the location is pretty much in the center of the country).


5. The Danta Corcovado Lodge

Accommodation in buildings of reforested wood, right next to amazing hikes, your next kayak adventure, and the Corcovado national park? This is what you get at the Danta Corcovado Lodge. Everything is built to be sustainable in this family-led accommodation, and numerous activity packages can be booked.