So you are planning on your next vacation and you are thinking of the best possible destination. If you are yet to make up your mind, Costa Rica won’t be such a bad place to spend quality time with friends and/or family. Probably the best vacation spot in recent times, Costa Rica boasts of attracting thousands of travelers every year due to its beautiful natural attractions, its people, and of course, a relatively inexpensive cost of living.

Accommodations are a huge consideration for any traveler, and Costa Rica is not an exception. Lodging options in Costa Rica are as diverse as its landscape.

These are some of the lodging options available to tourists in Costa Rica:

• Boutique hotels
• Luxury hotels
• All inclusive hotels and resorts
• Eco-Lodges

Whatever your preference is, there is always a lodging option that matches your requirements.

Eco-Lodges, a great lodging option in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Luxury Eco-Lodges - Lapa Rios

One interesting lodging option available for travelers, especially for those nature lovers that will like to experience Costa Rica nature at its best, is an eco-lodge. Costa Rica eco-lodges allows travelers to stay close to nature with spot wildlife like monkeys, toucans, and sloths available for the viewing and fun pleasure of lodgers. Imagine yourself enjoying Costa Rica’s exuberant flora and fauna while having a delicious cup of organically grown Costa Rican coffee or hot chocolate made from indigenously grown cacao… all of this at the comfort of your eco-lodge room.

One thing about eco-lodges is that they are ideal for almost every type of traveler, such as couples, family vacationers, bird watchers and students.

Luxury Hotels and Resorts

Costa Rica Luxury Hotels - Gaia Boutique Hotel & Reserve

Costa Rica also offers top of the line luxury hotels and resorts. These types of accommodations are mainly for travelers that want to experience the wonders of Costa Rica while staying at a full luxurious hotel where high quality personalized service is guaranteed.

One example of this type of resort is the Four Seasons at Peninsula de Papagayo, this hotel is a common pick for luxury travelers largely due to such features as a world-class spa and a designer golf course. With other amenities and facilities like awesome on-site gourmet restaurants and diligent staff, it is no wonder it maintains the top position as one of one the best luxurious 5 star resorts in Costa Rica.

There are also non-chain branded hotels, most of them are boutique hotels that offers even more personalized service, one example of the few top Costa Rica luxury hotels (non-chain branded) is Gaia, which is located in famous Manuel Antonio beach.

Budget Hotels

For the prudent tourist that looks to spend less on accommodation during a vacation in Costa Rica, there are budget hotels and hostels especially in San Jose downtown. With little money come some few considerations. For obvious reasons, with this accommodation option travelers cannot expect much comfort.

It is always advisable to make reservations some days before the arrival mainly on the high season as most hotels are sold out. If you have the choice of traveling during Costa Rica’s green season you are likely to find better hotel deals.

With prices ranging from $75 a night plus breakfast to $500 per night for luxury resorts, tourists are sure to get quality and affordable lodging that will not necessarily put a hole in their pockets.