Costa Rica has seven of the best resorts in the world located between the Pacific and La Fortuna de San Carlos, according to Forbes magazine.
These are the ones that stand out:
Four Seasons : The spa is a destination in itself, with a volcanic purification ritual that includes volcanic mud.
Hacienda AltaGracia : Luxury property where you can enjoy different experiences such as horseback riding, walking through the rainforest to see majestic waterfalls, learn first hand how to process sugarcane or even milk a cow.
Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort: This complex is located within the tropical jungle right on the beach. It has full beach services, surf lessons and amenities that will make you unable to leave the property during your stay.
Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens: Offers a variety of bridges overlooking the volcano and a reserve of sloths.
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo: The Riverstone showers are open to balconies with sweeping views of the ocean. The resort comprises three different beaches and four swimming pools, including one for children.
Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa & Resort: The complex comprises different hot springs and excellent service in a luxurious and quiet environment. Costa Rica is the largest network of thermal mineral springs that flow naturally in the Arenal, heated by a nearby volcano and with temperatures ranging between 72 and 105 degrees F.
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa: This hacienda-style hotel offers beautiful views of Guanacaste, a province known for its biodiversity and stunning beaches. The property is spacious and has a central pool that spans the diameter of the resort.