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Caribbean Side of Costa Rica

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Caribbean Side of Costa Rica

Are there any resorts (all inclusive or larger) on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica? I've been searching and they all seem to be on the Pacific side.

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1. Re: Caribbean Side of Costa Rica

There are no "All-inclusive resorts" on the Caribbean coast. However, there are some really really nice hotels that you shouldn't overlook.

In general, the Caribbean coast is less developed and more "laid back" than the Pacific coast.

Some of the more upscale lodging includes Le Cameleon, VIP Hotel Playa Negra, La Perla Negra Beach Resort and Coral Hill Bungalows.

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2. Re: Caribbean Side of Costa Rica

There are no resorts on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, although there are some gorgeous beaches. The area has a large number of small B&Bs and inns, some of which are very special but no AIs. More info at www.puertoviejosatellite.com

There are lodges in Tortugeuro that include transfers, excursions and meals in their package rates but not drinks. Tortuguero is not a beach destination however, even though there is a beach with nesting turtles there. Don't think of it as a beach destination as there are major rip currents and bull sharks that frequent this area.

If you insist in an AI, please be aware that there are a small number of AI resorts, clustered on the NW Pacific coast corner in a comparatively dry area, far from rainforests. The exception is the Doubletree Puntarenas on the central Pacific coast, a short drive from San Jose, but it is not on a particularly nice beach.

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