When you are in Costa Rica and walk into an all-inclusive resort, you cannot help but wonder and start to strategize realizing the vast possibilities. How many guaro sours can you eat before passing out? How are you going to feel if you miss a window of free food, free drinks or anything else? How many filet minion entrees is enough to fill your stomach? How many delicious stuffed lobsters can you possibly order before you commit the sin, gluttony?
However, once you start feeling comfortable staying there, you start understanding the law of diminishing returns and realize that one delicious dinner is way better than five average ones. It is also important to know that Costa Rica’s all-inclusives come in different sizes and shapes. While smaller hotels offer unlimited horseback riding and unending organic meals, palatial resorts offer all-you-can-guzzle Imperial. Whatever it may be that you cannot get enough of normally, there is a high possibility that it is available at one of the best all-inclusives in Costa Rica.
Here Are The 5 Best All-inclusives Resorts In Costa Rica:
The Westin Golf Resort and Spa Playa Conchal
This resort is spread across 2,400 acre of land at the Guanacaste compound overlooking a beach full of seashells. One look at it and you are reminded of scenes from ‘Dirty Dancing’. Ethnic restaurants, bars, poolside drinking areas, elaborate buffets, you name it and you have it. The evenings are made entertaining here with pseudo pop-stars lip-syncing and doing acrobatics routines. Even the audiences are called on stage to boogie like a free spirit.
Doubletree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific
This shiny seaside luxury resort is located in Puntarenas. Guests are welcomes here with a humungous chocolate chip cookie as well as coconut drink. From there on it gets only better. Does not matter what time of the day it is, you can imbibe and feast in any of the nine restaurants and bars in the resort. There is also a vast pool complex with a hot tub, swim-up bars and lots of adults-only space. One can even relax all day long there.
La Palona Lodge
The swankiest accommodations by Drake Bay do not come cheap but they surely come in a deal package. Spacious bungalows overlooking the remotest and picturesque bay of Costa Rica are where the guests stay. The best part is that family style dinners happen at the communal tables. Moreover, snorkeling trips to the Caño Island and hiking the Corcovado National Park are included in the package deal.
This is the best option for those who want to opt for a crunchier all-inclusive. Rancho Margot is a rustic assortment of cabinas located far from the hustle bustle of the world yet offering nice views of Arenal Volcano. You would not get free drinks here but the things that you would get are good enough. You would get farm-to-table meals, visit to botanical gardens, hiking trails, baths in hot springs, yoga twice everyday and an exciting chore, which is “a daily cow-milking opportunity”.
La Carolina Lodge
This is the perfect destination for 4×4 road trip. This resort is located in a secluded area and is essentially a romantic gataway. Thus, guests are given cozy accommodations, fresh and organic meals and wood-fired hot tubs to start with. They are also offered a horse-back riding expedition and hikes to the stunning Rio Celeste River, which has the color of the sky or the blue Gatorade.