Some people like adventure and hiking and all that stuff. Some like bed and breakfasts in towns where they can check out local life and cuisine. Costa Rica is perfect for both types of vacation.
But other people like to unwind in a resort by a beach with a big pool and all food and drink included. That way they need not leave their sun lounger or wonder about where to buy their next meal. Sometimes pure relaxation comes from not needing to do anything.
For a long time, I couldn’t understand them. I mean, Costa Rica is all about getting out there and exploring, right? It’s all about eating in local restaurants and staying in boutique, tiny hotels.
But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate the charms of doing nothing. Of having everything for you on tap. If you work hard all year, it’s nice to not to think. And all-inclusive resorts are perfect for that.
You know, a week exploring followed by a week in an all-inclusive, or a few days depending on time and budget. That way you get the best of both worlds and can finish your vacation with some true relaxation.
So which resorts would we recommend? Well, there aren’t either many of them around, to be fair. Costa Rica isn’t Mexico or Cuba or the Dominican Republic where all-inclusive is the norm. Most Costa Rica all-inclusive resorts sit on the side of upscale, although as you’ll see below, not all are.
We’ve included some of the more midrange places in this list, too. In fact, we think we’ve included every all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica. If we’ve missed any, let us know.
There are aren’t either many, but there are enough to give you a decent choice depending on your preference. That goes for whether you’re coming down on vacation or live in Costa Rica and want to get away for a weekend.
So let’s check them out.