Visit Costa Rica for a tropical All Inclusive retreat
The 11-hour flight from the UK should give you enough time to catch up on the latest film releases and switch into holiday mode before you land in one of Central America’s most beautiful offerings.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking, natural landscape along the northern Pacific coast in Playa de Matapalo. Alongside the deserted beach flanked by tropical vegetation and the calls of exotic birds, you’ll find luxurious, 5* All Inclusive resorts edging the white sands surrounded by magnificent gardens.
Nearby, purpose built and serene Playa Flamingo is laden with All Inclusive offerings along its crescent of enticing white sand. Home to the country’s largest marina and laden with local restaurants and guided excursions, there’s plenty to explore away from the free gourmet dining and cocktail lounges at your resort.
The Gold Coast in the north of Costa Rica’s Pacific shores is brimming with long stretches of white sand, secluded coves and bays cocooned by rainforests and incredible mountains. For a real Robinson Crusoe feel, head to Playa El Jobo, close to the Nicaraguan border, one of the country’s most secluded beaches surrounded by tropical rainforest and protective hills. You’ll hear howler monkeys in the treetops as you relax on the sugar-fine sand, or take to the tranquil sea for a spot of paddle boarding around the crescent shaped shore.
Further down the coast, Playa Conchal offers some of the clearest waters in Costa Rica – and that’s saying something – making it ideal for a spot of snorkelling. Marvel at the abundance of tropical fish and catch glimpses of stingrays on the ocean bed before drying off along the four-kilometre beach made up of millions of tiny crushed shells.
What’s included in your holiday
On an All Inclusive holiday to Costa Rica you can expect world-class service and be well catered for throughout your stay. Most resorts cover main meals, alcoholic and soft drinks, light snacks and a programme of both day and night-time entertainment. Many also offer added activities such as non-motorised watersports and 24-hour All Inclusive food and drink. Hotel run kids’ clubs are usually included in your package for little ones aged three and over, but do check the hotel information before booking for specific details. Take a look at the hotel descriptions below for full details of what some of Costa Rica’s best All Inclusive hotels provide.
Other All Inclusive holiday destinations
Costa Rica boasts some incredible All Inclusive resorts but there are plenty of other destinations to choose from if you’re still undecided. The north coast of the Dominican Republic is packed with elaborate resorts where you’ll find plenty of watersports and a vibrant nightlife.
An All Inclusive trip to Mexico will see you enjoying local entertainment, soaking up ancient ruins and relaxing on the white sands. A little closer to home, treat yourself to stunning ocean views in Greece, feasting on fresh, local produce and indulgent days by the pool.
If your heart’s set on Costa Rica, take a look at our travel guide to get some top tips on travelling there. And check out some of our favourite All Inclusive hotels below.
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