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Special places for Surfers A - Z

Apartotel Atrapasueños, Santa Teresa (Near Beach, Surfing)Apartotel Atrapasueños Three Star Hotel
Arboleda, Manuel Antonio (Beach-front)Arboleda a Three Star Hotel
Arenas Blancas Cabinas, Playa El Carmen, Santa TeresaArenas Blancas Cabinas Two Star Hotel
Balcón del Mar, Playa Jacó (Surfing)Balcón del Mar Three Star Hotel
Beach Front Pacifica Surf Studios, Santa Teresa (Near Beach, Surfing)Beach Front Pacifica Surf Studios Three Star Hotel
Bejia Flor Resort, Malpaís (Yoga, Surfing) Bejia Flor Resort Three Star Hotel
Buenos Aires, Santa Teresa (Near Beach, Surfing)Hotel Buenos Aires Three Star Hotel
Cabinas Arena y Sol, Playa Dominical (Surfing)Cabinas Arena y Sol,Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Flory, Montezuma (Near Beach, Tours)Cabinas Flory One Star Hotel
Cabinas Iguana Pacific, Playa Herradura (Near Beach)Cabinas Iguana Pacific Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Jardín Tropical, Cahuita (Budget)Cabinas Jardín Tropical Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Pepes Place, Cahuita (Budget)Cabinas Pepes Place Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Wolfsong, Cahuita (Near Beach)Cabinas Wolfsong Two Star Hotel
Casa Cecilia, Santa Teresa (Beachfront, Surfing)Casa Cecilia Two Star Hotel
Casa Siempre Domingo, Pavones (Surfing)Casa Siempre Domingo Three Star Hotel
Clarita's Playa Jacó (Beach Front)Clarita's< Three Star Hotel
Delfines del Golfo, La Palma (Eco Lodge)Delfines del Golfo, Two Star Hotel
Disfrutalo Ranchos and Villas, Santa Teresa (Near Beach, Surfing)Disfrutalo Ranchos and Villas Three Star Hotel
Domilocos, Dominical (Surf, Restaurante fino)Domilocos Three Star Hotel
El Barco Playa Parrita - Esterillos (Low rates)El Barco Two Star Hotel
El Ramal, Playa Pelada (Surfing) El Ramal Three Star Hotel
Escape Caribeño, Playa Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo (Surfing)Escape Caribeño Three Star Hotel
Funky Monkey Lodge, Santa Teresa (Surfing)Luz de Vida Three Star Hotel
Frank's Place, Santa Teresa, Playa El Carmen (Near Beach, Surfing)Frank's Place Three Star Hotel
Giardino Tropicale, Playa Nosara (Surfing) Giardino Tropicale Three Star Hotel
Guaraná, Puerto ViejoGuaraná Three Star Hotel
La Carolina Lodge, Guatuso, Volcán Tenorio (Eco Lodge)La Carolina Lodge Two Star Hotel
La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, Pavones (Surfing)La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort Two Star Hotel
Luz de Vida, Santa Teresa (Beachfront, Surfing)Luz de Vida Three Star Hotel
Moana Lodge, Malpaís (Surfing)Moana Lodge Three Star Hotel
Mono Congo Lodge, between Playa Negra and Avellans (Surfing) Mono Congo Lodge Two Star Hotel
Nosara Bed & Breakfast, Playa Pelada, Nosara (Budget) Nosara Bed & Breakfast Two Star Hotel
Oasis, Mal País (Surfing)Oasis Three Star Hotel
Olas Bravas Surf Hacienda, Playa Zancudo (Surfing)Olas Bravas Surf Hacienda Two Star Hotel
Olé Caribe Cabinas, Puerto Viejo, Limón (Budget)Olé Caribe Cabinas Two Star Hotel
Pachamama, Mal País (Surfing)Pachamama Two Star Accommodations
Pacific Star, Santa Teresa (Surfing)Pacific Star Two Star Villas
Playa Bejuco, Playa Bejuco (Beach Front)Playa Bejuco Three Star Hotel
Playa El Carmen Hotel, Playa El Carmen (Surfing)Playa El Carmen Three Star Hotel
Punta Saleas Lodge, Pavones (Surfing)Punta Saleas Lodge Two Star Hotel
Ranchos Itaúna, Santa Teresa (Surf - Beachfront) Ranchos Itaúna Three Star Hotel
Raratonga, Santa Teresa (Surfing) Raratonga Three Star Hotel
Reggae Cabinas, Playa Negra, Cahuita Limón (Beach-front)Reggae Cabinas Two Star Hotel
Ríp Jack Inn, Playa Grande (Surfing special)Ríp Jack Inn Two Star Hotel
Tamarindo Yam, Tamarindo (Surfing special)Tamarindo Yam, Three Star Hotel
The Place, Malpaís (Surfing)The Place Three Star Hotel
Tilawa Windsurf Resort, Arenal Lake, Tilarán (Windsurfing)Tilawa Windsurf Resort Three Star Hotel
Tortilla Flats, Dominical (Surf, Restaurant, Bar)Tortilla Flats Two Star Hotel
Villaggio Flor de Pacífico, Playa Potrero (Surf) Villaggio Flor de Pacífico Three Star Hotel
Zula Inn, Santa Teresa (Near Beach, Surfing)Zula Inn Three Star Hotel

Eco-Lodges A - Z

Aerial Tram Lodge, Zurquí, Braulio Carrillo (Eco-Lodge)Aerial Tram Lodge  Zurquí, Braulio Carrillo,Two Star Hotel
Arenal Green, La Fortuna, Arenal (Waterfall)Arenal Green Three Star Hotel
Aroma de Campo B&B, Curubandé, Rincón de la ViejaAroma de Campo B&B Two Star Hotel
Bahía Luminosa, Paquera, Golf of Nicoya (Budget)Bahía Luminosa Two Star Hotel
Bella Vista Lodge, Dominicalito (Horseback Riding)Bella Vista Lodge,Two Star Hotel
Blue Jay Lodge, Mal Pais Blue Jay Lodge Three Star Hotel
Bosque de Chachagua, Chachagua San Carlos (Eco-Agro Lodge)Bosque de Chachagua Two Star Hotel
Brisas del Lago, La Palmita, Abangares (Agro-Eco-Lodge)Brisas del Lago, La Palmita, Abangares Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Bahía Uvita, Bahía Uvita de Osa (Camping available)Cabinas Bahía Uvita Two Star Hotel
Cabinas El Quetzal, San Gerardo de Dota (Eco Lodge) Cabinas El Quetzal Costa Rica Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Iguana, Cahuita (Near Beach)Cabinas Iguana Three Star Hotel
Cabinas Jaulares, Poás VolcanoCabinas Jaulares, Two Star Hotel Poás Costa Rica
Cabinas Maritza, Puerto ViejoCabinas Maritza Two Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Cabinas Oriuma, La Fortuna, ArenalCabinas Oriuma Two Star Hotel
Cabinas y Soda Florencia, Cahuita (Near Beach)Cabinas y Soda Florencia Two Star Hotel
Campos Verdes Lodge, San Pedro de Poás Campos Verdes Lodge Three Star Hotel
Canyon de La Vieja Lodge, Rincón de La Vieja, Liberia (Eco-Lodge)Canyon de La Vieja Lodge Three Star Hotel
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge, San Gerado de Dota (Los Santos Forest Reserve)Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge Three Star Hotel
Coco Loco Lodge, Puerto Viejo, LimónCoco Loco Lodge Two Star Hotel
Corcovado Adventure's Tent Camp, Bahía DrakeCorcovado Adventure's Tent Camp Two Star Hotel
Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp, Carate, Corcovado (Eco Lodge)Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp, Two Star Hotel
Delfín Amor Eco Lodge, Drake BayDelfín amor Eco Lodge, Bahía Drake Two Star Hotel
Eco Lodge Lake Coter, Nuevo Arenal (Eco-Lodge)Hotel Eco Lodge Lake Coter Three Star Hotel
Eco Manglares Sierpe Lodge, Sierpe (Eco Cabins)Eco Manglares Sierpe Lodge, Two Star Hotel
El Ancla de Oro, Playa CabuyaEl Ancla de Oro Two Star Hotel
El Bosque, Monteverde (Eco-Lodge)El Bosque Two Star Hotel
El Manantial Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota (Eco-Lodge)Hotel El Manantial Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica, two star hotel
El Mirador de Osa, Alto Los Mogos (Budget)El Mirador de Osa, Two Star Hotel
El Mono Feliz, Ojochal de Osa (Eco-Lodge)El Mono Feliz,Two Star Hotel
El Remanso Rainforest Lodge, Peninsula OsaEl Remanso Rainforest Lodge, Three Star Hotel
El Tucán Jungle Lodge, Punta Cocles, Puerto Viejo (Eco-Lodge)El Tucán Jungle Lodge Two Star Hotel
Esquinas Rain Forest Lodge, GolfitoEsquinas Rain Forest Lodge Three Star Hotel
Finca Caña Castilla, La CruzFinca Caña Castilla Three Star Hotel
Gavilán Río Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí  (Eco-Lodge)Ara Ambigua Lodge Two Star Hotel
Golfo Dulce Lodge, Playa San Josecita, Golfito (Eco-Lodge)Golfo Dulce Lodge,Two Star Hotel
Horizontes de Montezuma, Montezuma (Eco Lodge)Horizontes de Montezuma Two Star Hotel
Itaitá Villas, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo (Eco-Lodge)Itaitá Villas Two Star Hotel
Jungle Lodge, Playa TortugueroJungle Lodge Three Star Hotel
Kayak Inn, Estero de Damas, Quepos (Eco-Lodge)Kayak Inn Costa Rica Three Star Hotel
La Laguna del Lagarto Eco Lodge, Boca Tapada (Eco Lodge)La Laguna del Lagarto Eco Lodge Two Star Hotel
La Leona Eco-Lodge, Playa Carate, Corcovado (Tent Camp)La Leona Eco-Lodge, Two Star Tent Camp
Lands in Love, Bajo Los RodríguezLands in Love Three Star Hotel
La Palapa Eco Lodge, Portalon, QueposLa Palapa Eco Lodge Three Star Hotel
Lapamar Ecolodge, Playa Blanca, Puerto Jiménez (Eco Lodge, and Camping)Lapamar Eco Lodge, Two Star Hotel
La Quinta, Sarapiquí (Eco-Lodge)La Quinta Sarapiquí Country Inn and Eco-Lodge Three Star Hotel
Las Caletas Lodge, Drake BayLas Caletas Lodge, Two Star Hotel
Lookout Inn, Playa Carate, Corcovado(Eco Lodge)Lookout Inn, Three Star Hotel
Mandala, Puerto ViejoMandala Two Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Mar y Selva, Ballena - Uvita, Dominical (Eco Lodge)Mar y Selva Three Star Hotel
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, Corcovado (Eco-Lodge)Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Two Star Hotel
Luna Lodge, Playa Carate, Corcovado (Yoga Spa)Luna Lodge, Four Star Hotel
Mirador de Quetzales, Macizo de la Muerte (Eco-Lodge)Mirador de Quetzales San José, Macizo de la Muerte,Two Star Hotel
Mirador Drake Bay, Eco-Lodge, Drake Bay  (Budget)Mirador Drake Bay, Eco-Lodge, Two Star Hotel
Palmeral Dorima, Río Claro (Eco-Lodge)Palmeral Dorima,Two Star Hotel
Paraíso Carlisa, Los AngelesThree Star Hotel Paraíso Carlisa
Pueblo Antiguo Lodge, La Sierra AbangaresPueblo Antiguo Lodge, La Sierra Abangares Three Star Hotel
Río Tico Safari Lodge, Vergel de Punta Mala (Tent Bungalows)Río Tico Safari Lodge Two Star Hotel
Samoa Lodge & Resort, Playa TortugueroSamoa & Resort Three Star Hotel
SarapiquiS Centro Neotrópico, La Virgen  (Eco-Lodge)SarapiquiS Centro Neotrópico Four Star Hotel
Savegre Lodge Mountain Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota (Eco-Lodge)Hotel Savegre Lodge Mountain Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica
Selva Bananito Lodge, Selva Bananito Reserve  (Eco-Lodge)Selva Bananito Lodge Two Star Hotel
Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate HerediaSelva Verde Two Star Hotel
Sueños del Bosque Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota (Eco-Lodge)Sueños del Bosque Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica, two star hotel
Suizo Loco Lodge & Resort, Playa Cahuita (Eco-Lodge)Suizo Loco Lodge & Resort Three Star Hotel
Sun Sun Cabinas, Río Frío, Horquetas (Eco-Lodge)Sun Sun Cabinas Two Star Hotel
Tiskita Jungle Lodge, PavonesTiskita Jungle Lodge Three Star Hotel
Turtle Beach Lodge, TortugueroTurtle Beach Lodge Three Star Hotel
Villa Baula, Playa Grande (Eco Beachfront)Villa Baula, Two Star Hotel
Villa Blanca, Los Angeles Cloud Forest, Alajuela (Eco-Lodge)Villa Blanca Los Angeles Cloud Forest Three Star Hotel
Villas Corcovado, Golfo Dulce (Eco-Lodge)Villas Corcovado Three Star Hotel
Volcán Turrialba Lodge,Volcán Turrialba (Eco-Lodge)Volcán Turrialba Lodge Two Star Hotel
Whales & Dolphins Eco Lodge, Ballena Marine Park(Eco Lodge)Whales & Dolphins Eco Lodge Three Star Hotel

Haciendas

Hacienda Barú Lodge, Playa Dominical (National Reserve)Hacienda Barú Lodge,Two Star Hotel
Sueño Azul Resort, Horquetas, Sarapiquí (Spa)Sueño Azul Resort Costa Rica Three Star Hotel
Vista Golfo Hotel, Finca Daniel, Tajo Alto, MiramarVista Golfo, Finca Daniel Three Star Hotel
Vista Del Valle Plantation Inn, Grecia Free Transportation from the Airport Juan SantamarïaHotel Vista Del Valle Plantation Inn Star Hotel
Villablanca, Los Angeles Cloud Forest , San RamónHotel Villablanca, Los Angeles Cloud Forest Three Star Hotel

Backpackers, Hostels, Students A - Z

Abril Hostal, San José City  (Backpackers) Abril Hostal Two Star Hotel
Ara Ambigua Lodge, SarapiquíAra Ambigua Lodge Two Star Hotel
Aranjuez, San José (Budget)Hotel Aranjuez, San José Two Star Hotel
Arrecifes, San José (Budget)Hotel Arrecifes, San José Two Star Hotel
Buena Vista Cabinas, GolfitoBuena Vista Cabinas Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Bosquemar, Playas del Coco (Budget)Cabinas Bosquemar two Star Hotel
Cabinas Chale, Playas del Coco (Budget)Cabinas Chale two Star Hotel
Cabinas Ginana, PaqueraCabinas Ginana Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Hervi, La Fortuna, Arenal (Budget)Cabinas Hervi Two Star Hotel
Capital, San José (Budget)Hotel Capital</a>, San José Two Star Hotel
Casa Sabana, San José (B&B) Free Transportation from the Airport Juan SantamarïaLa Sabana Two Star Hotel
Diana's Inn, San JoséHotel Diana's Inn Two Star Hotel
Doña Inés, San José (Budget)Hotel Doña Inés Three Star Hotel
El Paraje del Diriá, Santa CruzEl Paraje del Diriá Two Star Hotel
Gaudy's Backpacker, Hostel, San JoséGaudy's Backpacker Two Star Hotel
Hojarascas, Heredia Free Transportation from the Airport Juan Santamarïa (Link)Hojarascas Two Star Hotel
Hortensia, Alajuela (Student Special)Hortensia, Two Star Hotel
Iguazú, San Isidro de El General (Budget)Hotel Nuevo Iguazú Two Star Hotel San Isidro El General Costa Rica
Islands B+B, Alajuela City (Budget)Free Transportation from the Airport Juan SantamarïaIslands B+B, Two Star Hotel
La Cuesta, San José (B&B)Pensión de la Cuesta Two Star Hotel
La Pampa, San José (Budget)Hotel La Pampa Two Star Hotel
Nosara Bed & Breakfast, Playa Pelada, Nosara (Budget) Nosara Bed & Breakfast Two Star Hotel
Nuevo Iguazú, Pérez Zeledón de San Isidro (Budget)Hotel Nuevo Iguazú Two Star Hotel San Isidro El General Costa Rica
Río 2 Apartments, AirportRío 2 Apartments Two Star Hotel
Sloth Backpackers, Santa ElenaSloth Backpackers Two Star Hostal
Thermo Manía, Miravalles Volcano (Budget Hot Springs)Thermo Manía Three Star Hotel
Vesuvio, San JoséHotel Vesuvio Costa Rica Three Star Hotel
Villas Colibrí, Alajuela Free Transportation from the Airport Juan SantamarïaVillas Colibrí, Two Star Hotel

Beach Front Hotels / Cabins A-Z

Albergue Suiza & Cabinas Alroma, Playa Matapalo (Beach Front)Albergue Suiza & Cabinas Alroma,Two Star Hotel
Alice Cabinas Playa Jacó (Beach Front)Cabinas Alice Three Star Hotel
Arboleda, Manuel Antonio (Beach Front)Arboleda a Three Star Hotel
Bahía del Sol, Potrero Beach near Flamingo (Beach Front)Bahía del Sol, Four Star Hotel
Cabinas Arrecife, Cahuita (Beach Front)Escape Caribeño Three Star Hotel
Cabinas Cristina, Playa PotreroCabinas Cristina Two Star Hotel
Cabinas y Restaurante Cristina, Playa Tambor (Budget)Cabinas y Restaurante Cristina Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Río Mar, Playa Zancudo Cabinas Rio Mar, Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Smith, Cahuita (Near Beach)Cabinas Smith Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Zullymar, Playa Tamarindo (Budget)Cabinas Zullymar Two Star Hotel
Casa Cook, Tamarindo (Beachfront)Casa Cook, Playa Tamarindo Three Star Hotel
Chimuri Cottages, Puerto Viejo (Beach Front)Chimuri Cottages Two Star Cottages
Clarita's Playa Jacó (Beach Front)Clarita's< Three Star Hotel
El Ancla de Oro, Playa CabuyaEl Ancla de Oro Two Star Hotel
El Tajalin, Montezuma (Beach Front)El Tajalin Two Star Hotel
El Rey Patricio, Santa Teresa (Beach Front, Surfing)El Rey Patricio Two Star Hotel
Frank's Place, Santa Teresa, Playa El Carmen (Near Beach, Surfing)Frank's Place Three Star Hotel
Kasha, Puerto Viejo, LimónKasha Three Star Hotel
Kaya's Place, Puerto Viejo, Limón (Beach Front)Kaya's Place Two Star Hotel in Costa Rica
La Isla, Playa Palo Seco, Parrita (Beach Front)La Isla Three Star Hotel
Lodge HyB, Playa Tambor (Cabins and Restaurant)Lodge HyB Three Star Hotel
Luz de Vida, Santa Teresa (Beachfront, Surfing)Luz de Vida Three Star Hotel
Mirador Drake Bay, Eco-Lodge, Drake Bay  (Budget)Mirador Drake Bay, Eco-Lodge, Two Star Hotel
Olas Bravas Surf Hacienda, Playa Zancudo (Surfing)Olas Bravas Surf Hacienda Two Star Hotel
Playa Hermosa, Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa (Beach Front)Playa Hermosa, Bosque del Mar Three Star Hotel
Parrot Bay Village, Puerto Jiménez (Beach Front Fishing)Parrot Bay Village Three Star Hotel
Playa Preciosa Lodge, Puerto Jiménez (Beach Front)Playa Preciosa Lodge Two Star Hotel
Reggae Cabinas, Playa Negra, Cahuita Limón (Beach-front)Reggae Cabinas Two Star Hotel
Tatanka, Playa JunquillalTatanka, Playa Junquillal Three Star Hotel
The Zancudo Lodge, Playa Zancudo (Beach Front, Fishing)The Zancudo Lodge Three Star Hotel
Turtle Beach Lodge, TortugueroTurtle Beach Lodge Three Star Hotel
Villas Monarka, Mal País (Beach Front)Villas Monarka Three Star Villas

Mountain Cabins

Cabinas Jaulares, Poás VolcanoCabinas Jaulares, Two Star Hotel Poás Costa Rica
El Viandante, Santa Elena, Monteverde (Mountain Bikes)El Viandante Two Star Hotel
Lago Arenal, Nuevo ArenalLago Arenal Three Star Hotel
Savegre Lodge Mountain Hotel, San Gerardo de DotaHotel Savegre Lodge Mountain Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica
Chalet Tirol, Los Angeles de San RafaelChalet Tirol Three Star Hotel

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Eco-Tourism

Costa Rica has so much to offer the wildlife enthusiast that it no wonder that ecotourism is growing in the country. More than 70% of foreign travelers visit one or more nature destination, and half of these visitors come specifically to see Costa Rica Wildlife.

During the past few years, natural wonders of Costa Rica have been discovered. From the late 1980s to the mid - 1990s, tha annual number of visitors doubled, and now around a million tourists foreign tourists visit every year. Tourism surpassed bananas and coffe as the nation's biggest industry, and prices for the traveler have risen substantially. On this page we present places that cater to real Eco-Tourism to affordable rates.


Surfing

Point and beach breaks, lefts and rights, reefs and river mouths, warm water and waves year round make Costa Rica a favourite surfer's destination. Some beaches may be hard to get to but are totally uncrowded (sometimes you'll be the only one surfing there all day), and even the easily accessible ones tend to be much less crowded than the beaches of Hawaii, southern California, and Sydney.

The waves are often quite big, though not as huge as teh almost mythical ones in Hawaii. But they make up for this in length, with fast kilometer-long waves at Pavones on the south Pacific coast giving rides of two or three minutes. It's an athletic challenge to stay upright on such a long wave.

For the complete text and a surf-map click here.