Best Costa Rica all-inclusive resort vacations

All-inclusive resorts make vacation planning easy. Everything you need – place to stay, meals, activities, entertainment – is included in one price. You don’t have to worry about the details, hidden extras or going over budget. Going to an all-inclusive resort is truly a no-worry vacation.

All-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica have been around for years, but the concept is booming. Major international hotel chains are now in the country, and almost all of Costa Rica’s all-inclusive resorts are located at popular beach destinations. Whether you are looking for family-friendly or adults-only, Costa Rica offers many all-inclusive resort vacation choices.

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica:

The Papagayo Gulf, in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific Guanacaste region, is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. Dazzling blue ocean, sun-kissed beaches, gently rolling coastal mountains creating secluded coves, bays and islands – all add up to tropical paradise. The setting is home to no less than four all-inclusive resorts.

Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa

Occidental Grand Papagayo Costa Rica (18+ years adults only)

Occidental Allegro Papagayo Costa Rica

Hotel RIU Guanacaste and Hotel RIU Palace Guanacaste at the Papagayo Gulf


The beautiful Playa Conchal (Shell Beach) in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, gets its name and its fame from its dazzling grainy white-sand beach composed of millions of crushed shells. With clear turquoise waters, it makes an impressive setting for swimming or snorkeling.

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal


Playa Langosta, in Costa Rica’s north Pacific Guanacaste region, is a gorgeous vacation destination next to the popular surf town of Tamarindo. Nearby is the Las Baulas National Marine Park, where you can see giant Leatherback sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during nesting season. The Barceló Langosta Beach Resort was named by Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of the Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts of 2013.

Barceló Langosta Beach Resort, Guanacaste


On the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, the calm Nicoya Gulf waters of Tambor Beach are a popular destination for beach and water sports lovers.

Barceló Tambor Beach Hotel, Nicoya Peninsula


The port town of Puntarenas is one of the most centrally-located beach areas to Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose. The dark volcanic sand beach on the wide Pacific Nicoya Gulf is a fun and relaxing beach destination.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Central Pacific-Costa Rica


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Article by Shannon Farley