Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Vacations

Posted Dec 7th 2010 12:59 PMUpdated Feb 24th 2011 12:50 PM

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You don't have to look far to find the best Costa Rica all-inclusive resort vacations. The Central American country sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama has remarkable beaches on the 132 miles of coastline on the Caribbean Sea and, on the western side, 631 miles of Pacific coastline. In between, mountains can reach to more than 12,000 feet, some of them active volcanoes, and there are thousands of square miles of diverse environments including rain forests and highland cloud forests. Because of its stable democratic government, year-round tropical climate and tourist-friendly attitude, Costa Rica is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, and an all-inclusive resort can be a carefree option to make your visit spectacular.

Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Vacations: Paradisus Playa Conchal
The largest all-inclusive Costa Rica resort sprawls over more than 2,400 acres of natural beauty on the country's North Pacific Coast. Lying between the forest and the beach, this 400-suite resort offers concierge service, private balconies and a lagoon-style pool. The property encompasses a par-72 golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II, eight restaurants, five bars, spa services, a casino, and stage shows and other live entertainment.

Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Vacations: Hilton Papagayo
This all-inclusive Costa Rica resort sits along a private bay on the Gulf of Papagayo in an area that the locals call "Pura Vida," or "Pure Life." Your all-inclusive stay at this resort includes accommodations, from bungalow rooms to suites; six restaurants running the gamut from casual swimsuit to upscale dining, including a swim-up pool bar; and a wide array of leisure activities such as aerobics, dance lessons, volleyball, hiking, tennis and kayaking.

Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Vacations: Grand Papagayo
Your vacation package at this all-inclusive Costa Rica resort includes unlimited meals, snacks, alcoholic beverages, juices and soft drinks, as well as lodging in one of the nearly 200 guest rooms. Honeymooners and romantics will enjoy long walks along the unspoiled coastline, home to wild monkeys, parrots and sea turtles, and guests seeking to stay active will find plenty to choose from, including two swimming pools, tennis courts, snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. Nightly entertainment and shows fill the hours after the sun sets.

Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Vacations: Tiskita Jungle Lodge
Nestled in a tropical rain forest on an 800-acre biological reserve, this all-inclusive resort offers a true natural experience along with comfortable accommodations in one of the secluded cabins built from local precious wood harvested from fallen mahogany, purpleheart and rosewood trees. Meals are prepared by local chefs with Costa Rican-grown and raised ingredients. Guest can quench their thirst with juices from the more than 125 tropical fruit species grown on the property. Vacationers should be aware that lodging packages do not include alcoholic beverages and plan their budgets accordingly.

Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Vacations: Turtle Beach Lodge
This secluded all-inclusive resort covering 175 acres on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica encompasses miles of jungle trails, a private canal and half a mile of isolated beachfront in the Tortuguero National Park. Go there from June through early October and you can take a guided turtle-watching tour as sea turtles return to the beach where they were hatched to lay their own eggs in the sand. A variety of other guided tours are available.

Booking an all-inclusive Costa Rica resort vacation can give the first-time or returning visitor a chance to explore the amazing biodiversity of this Central American country, or just allow a worry-free getaway to unwind in a remarkable world away from home. Be sure to compare the amenities offered to make sure your vacation fits your desires, but with the myriad options available, you should have little problem finding the perfect all-inclusive Costa Rica resort vacation.

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