Central America Hotels

    482 Hotels Found
    1. Nayara Springs
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Luxurious in every way, the 16-room, adult-only resort Nayara Springs is the top resort in the area for couples seeking romance and privacy -- but who can do without volcano views. Large, rustic-luxe rooms have a bevy of free amenities (free minibar items, free international calls) and gadgets music…
    2. Hotel Riu Guanacaste
      Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
      • All-Inclusive
      • Beachfront
      • Party
      • Resort
      The 701-room Riu Guanacaste is a lot like a Riu anywhere, with a good beach, a huge, raucous pool, an energetic entertainment staff, and a party-hearty, booze-fueled atmosphere. Rooms are nothing special, and a la carte restaurant reservations need to be made a day in advance. If you're after a this…
    3. The Springs Resort and Spa
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      A posh wonderland for affluent Americans and their kids, the 74-room luxury resort The Springs is 165 acres of seemingly endless pools and hot springs, restaurants, and activities -- all hidden on a volcano-facing slope seemingly in the middle of nowhere. (Expect a long, bumpy ride to and from the a…
    4. Aqua Wellness Resort
      Rivas Department, Nicaragua
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      Aqua Wellness Resort is a rustic-luxe retreat set into a hillside overlooking Redonda Bay on Nicaragua's Pacific coast. The resort has eco-friendly design, lush vegetation (expect to spot wildlife such as howler monkeys and iguanas), and rooms adorned with lots of natural wood; some units include is…
    5. Makanda by the Sea
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Adults-Only
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Everything about the four-and-a-half pearl Makanda by the Sea offers a wow-factor that eclipses almost any other hotel in Manuel Antonio. The lush rain forest surroundings and prime location high above the Pacific Ocean create the feeling of sleeping in a luxurious treehouse village. All 27 rooms to…
    6. Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort is a four-pearl hotel located on the outskirts of Manuel Antonio National Park. This remarkable location is combined with impressive eco-conscious practices and upscale amenities. It’s almost impossible not to spot exotic wildlife while dining at one of…
    7. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Tabacon is the original and best-known resort in the Arenal Volcano area, and is deservedly famous for its 18 natural hot springs at the Tabacon spa property up the street, which are the most extensive in the region. This 102-room, eco-friendly spa resort and local institution is a sensuous Eden in…
    8. Gaia Hotel & Reserve
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      • Value
      This intimate luxury hotel located a 10-minute drive from the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the area's top options. Tucked into the hillside of a 14-acre nature reserve, Gaia feels appropriately exclusive and private, and has the attentive, personalized service to match. abound…
    9. Turtle Inn
      Placencia, Belize
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      Turtle Inn, owned by the Coppola family and sister property to Blancaneaux Lodge, is an intimate luxury resort set alongside a beautiful stretch of the Caribbean Sea near Placencia. Kids are allowed to stay here, but it mostly caters to couples -- and it's easy to see why. The resort offers a and -…
    10. Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Located at the base of Arenal Volcano, Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa offers a healthy dose of upscale relaxation and sophistication without a lot of pretense. The pool is a bit small, and there’s nothing within walking distance, but the long list of amenities -- hot spring pools, a large, all-day with…
    11. Los Lagos Hotel Spa & Resort
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      The 98-room, upper-middle-range Los Lagos is the Disneyland of Arenal, with a water park, small zoo, and hotel all rolled up into a 1,050-acre property. It appeals to families with young children, but may turn off international travelers looking for that “authentic” Costa Rican experience. Rooms are…
    12. Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa is a small, upscale property that's a strong contender for most romantic in Manuel Antonio. All of the rooms are suites and include jetted tubs, ocean views, and minibars. Issimo Restaurant serves a free, luxe breakfast buffet and Italian favorites for lunch and…
    13. Tulemar Resort
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The four-pearl Tulemar Resort is one of the largest, most full-featured resorts in Manuel Antonio. The lush, 33-acre grounds are abundant with tropical wildlife and beautiful flora. Plus, with four infinity pools, a secluded beach, and an all-day, ocean-view restaurant, most guests won’t need to the…
    14. Karahe Hotel
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      For beach lovers, Karahe Hotel is one of the best mid-range bets in Manuel Antonio, as its one of the few properties with direct, private access to Playa Espadilla and is a 13-minute walk to Manuel Antonio Beach and National Park. It's best to think of this hotel as two properties, with the cheaper…
    15. Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula
      Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Lapa Rios, located in the remote coastal rainforests of the Osa Peninsula, is Costa Rica’s original luxury eco lodge. This is the opposite of a Cancun-style beach resort -- guests come to the upscale Lapa Rios to enjoy the spectacular surroundings, learn about sustainable tourism, and re-connect The…
    16. The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Value
      For a small hotel, this 54-room boutique has a lot to offer: A beautiful hot springs pool complex with natural thermal waters, great views of Arenal volcano, a lovely spa, a bar with an outdoor terrace, and an on-site restaurant. Contemporary rooms all have volcano views, but the property feels more…
    17. Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The beautiful Arenal Nayara's 44 individual bungalows, restaurant, wine bar, and spa are all tucked into incredibly lush grounds. Some of the amenities are small (pool, spa, fitness center), but guests come here for the private bungalows with special touches like an outdoor garden shower and a deck…
    18. Hotel Si Como No
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      • Value
      Among area resorts, the three-and-a-half-pearl Hotel Si Como No is one of the most accessible in both atmosphere and price. It's not on the beach, but the hillside location grants beautiful water views. The long list of features, including a full-service spa, two restaurants, a movie theater, and to…
    19. Volcano Lodge & Springs
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      This 11-acre, 68-room resort appeals to families with kids, couples, and travelers who prize privacy, and is centrally located 10 minutes north of town on the way to the Arenal National Park entrance. Rooms are perfectly adequate for a mid-range property, and feature wood ceilings and photographs of…
    20. Blancaneaux Lodge
      Cayo District, Belize
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      One of two resorts in Belize owned by movie director Francis Ford Coppola, Blancaneaux Lodge enjoys a splendidly lush location beside a creek in the country’s Mountain Pine Ridge. This fabulous hideaway features decent amenities (including horse stables), and wonderful wooden cabanas with thatched a…
    21. Robert’s Grove Beach Resort
      Placencia, Belize
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      The 52-room Robert's Grove Beach Resort is a laid-back property on Placencia Peninsula. The range of amenities is extensive, including a professional dive shop, marina (slips are available), spa, three restaurants, three outdoor ocean-view pools, and tours galore from an impressive fleet of boats…
    22. Arenal Lodge
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      • Value
      The 50-room Arenal Lodge is like a summer camp in the rainforest. It offers a good likelihood of up-close-and-personal encounters with the local fauna, thanks to the daily guided tour through the hundreds of acres of trails; guests may also be greeted by friendly, hungry coatis at the front gate. of…
    23. Hotel San Bada
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      For those who want fast access to both Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio public beach, it doesn't get any closer than three-and-a-half pearl Hotel San Bada, built directly next to the park's entrance and a two-minute walk from the sand. The hotel is large enough to provide separate for…
    24. Hotel El Silencio del Campo
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      This 20-bungalow mid-range property with the feeling of an adults summer camp offers a convenient home base five minutes from La Fortuna. It packs in privacy and comfort for families and couples, though the ugly high-rise looming overhead ruins any illusion of seclusion. Bungalows are simple wooden…
    25. Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
      Herradura, Costa Rica
      • Beachfront
      • Business
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      The Marriott Los Suenos is one of Costa Rica's few large-scale resorts, with 201 comfortable rooms, an 18-hole golf course, a big pool complex, full-service spa, six restaurants, and beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. But the on-site beach is extremely rocky, so you may want to take a taxi to…
    26. The Preserve at Los Altos
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Beachfront
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      In an area beset with modest hotels and traditional guesthouses, the four-pearl Preserve at Los Altos stands out. The sheer number of resort-style amenities outnumbers the competition. There's an ocean-view restaurant, free breakfast, a sparkling infinity pool, and a hillside spa. The 28 condo-style…
    27. Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      It's hard to believe that four-pearl Shana Hotel is located in Costa Rica and not in the Aegean Sea. With terra cotta roofs, a blue and white color scheme, and beautiful outdoor pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the hotel looks straight out of Santorini. The location is excellent for access to but…
    28. Mukul Beach Golf & Spa
      Rivas Department, Nicaragua
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      Mukul is more than just a luxury resort; it is one of the most exclusive hideaways not only in Nicaragua, but Central America. The name, Mukul, is Mayan for "secret," and guests are assured of a high level of privacy: The resort, part of a sprawling, 1670-acre beach community, has only 37 luxurious…
    29. The Lodge at Chaa Creek
      Cayo District, Belize
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      • Value
      Chaa Creek, one of Belize’s first eco-lodges, has evolved from its humble beginnings as a working farm to become a premier luxury retreat. This sophisticated operation includes rustic-luxe, thatched-roof cottages, wonderful service, and modern amenities such as an infinity pool with jungle views and…
    30. Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Value
      This 13-room farm-hotel is in a league of its own for Arenal-area agritourism, and is well-suited to travelers interested in sustainable organic farming amid the rainforest. It's at least a 30-minute drive away from La Fortuna, making it inconvenient for those looking to explore off property. Rooms…
    31. Hotel Costa Verde
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Party
      • Romantic
      • Value
      Hotel Costa Verde and its three off-site restaurants are a bit of an anomaly in otherwise low-key Manuel Antonio. Banners, billboards, and a roadside cargo plane turned restaurant look ridiculous or fun, depending on who you ask. The 20-acre, upper-mid-range resort borders Manuel Antonio National go…
    32. Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      The 90-room, upper-middle-range hotel popular with the tour bus crowd appeals to a wide range of international tourists, though is a bit lacking in authentic Costa Rican flavor. Attractive rooms all have terraces with volcano views, and Master Suites include large rock-lined hot tubs inside. The is…
    33. Hotel Kokoro Arenal
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Romantic
      • Value
      The 24-room, mid-range Hotel Kokoro Arenal is a yoga-friendly, eco-friendly property a 10-minute drive west of La Fortuna. Rooms are dimly lit, rustic bungalows that lack Wi-Fi and might be a tad too open to the elements for the truly squeamish, but they're reasonably clean and comfortable. Those a…
    34. La Mariposa Hotel
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Historic
      • Romantic
      • Value
      As one of the oldest hotels in Manuel Antonio, the three-and-a-half-pearl Hotel La Mariposa balances Old World charm, authentic Costa Rican design, and modern amenities. Panoramic views from the hilltop alfresco restaurant and two outdoor infinity pools are among the area’s best. All 62 rooms have a…
    35. Reserva Conchal Beach Resort, Golf & Spa
      Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
      • Beachfront
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Reserva Conchal is a stylish, four-pearl property located on gorgeous Playa Conchal beach. Its 40 condos are polished and modern, with each offering between one and five bedrooms. Every unit is individually decorated, but all have full kitchens, furnished balconies or terraces, homey living areas, a…
    36. Chabil Mar
      Placencia, Belize
      • Beachfront
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Chabil Mar on Placencia Peninsula has 22 spacious villas equipped with family-friendly amenities: open kitchens, washers/dryers, closet space, and one to two bedrooms. Each villa is individually owned -- so decor varies between units -- but they are well-maintained through repairs and annual Though…
    37. La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Party
      • Romantic
      • Value
      La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows is a budget option with an incredible location directly next to the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park and a three-minute walk to the beach. Rates are low for the area, and include a free daily breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi, and limited street parking. Rooms range…
    38. Chan Chich Lodge
      Orange Walk, Belize
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      When it comes to stylish jungle lodges, Chan Chich is the real deal. Nestled in the remote northwestern corner of Belize, the lodge sits on a private nature reserve located within the 130,000-acre Gallon Jug Estate. Accommodations consist of 12 rustically charming yet comfortable thatched-roof and a…
    39. Arenal Manoa Hotel & Spa
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      This 27-acre, upper-middle-range property of 82 one-story bungalows feels almost like its own sprawling town, and the working dairy farm is a highlight -- it supplies the hotel with milk, and guests are welcome to milk the cows. Both hot and cold spring pools with swim-up bars are on offer. The is a…
    40. Parador Resort and Spa
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Value
      Hotel Parador Resort and Spa is an upper-middle-range resort located on the outskirts of Manuel Antonio National Park. While the resort’s 121 guest rooms come with plenty of appealing features such as furnished balconies and mini-fridges, the decor is bland. The resort’s green, 12-acre property for…
    41. Hotel Mountain Paradise
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      This conveniently located, 46-room mid-range resort offers brightly colored bungalows that wouldn't look out of place in a Smurf village. They feature showers that mimic natural waterfalls and come with private outdoor hot tubs or pools, though views of the volcanos and Wi-Fi signals are both About…
    42. Belize Ocean Club
      Placencia, Belize
      • Beachfront
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Just north of the tiny town of Placencia, the upscale Belize Ocean Club offers a reliable list of resort-style amenities in a chic, modern package. With a lovely pool and swim-up bar, an open-air beachfront restaurant, and a lagoon-side spa, guests seeking a proper Caribbean vacation will want for a…
    43. La Mansion Inn
      Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Romantic
      La Mansion Inn is an upper-middle-range boutique hotel that's a hit with honeymooners and offers decor and features not usually found in Manuel Antonio. The owner was a friend of famous undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau and the underwater theme is evident in the lobby aquariums. Rooms are spacious…
    44. Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
      Monteverde, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Romantic
      The three-and-a-half-pearl Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is a quaint, off-rustic hotel an intimate, garden setting high in Monteverde's mountains. The lovely, rainforest-view pool area, excellent local food in the restaurant, and indoor butterfly garden are all noteworthy. Each of the 27 rooms is and a…
    45. Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      This nine-room eco-hotel with a working farm is about as unique as you'll find in the Arenal region. Mid-range rooms range from wood cabins perched over the rainforest to the truly unusual Hobbit Hole, which is like staying in cross between a Tolkien-esque fairytale burrow and the Flintstones' room…
    46. Montana de Fuego Hotel & Spa
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Kid-Friendly
      This 66-room, mid-range bungalow resort feels like a replica of a tightly packed suburb -- and also involves jockeying with neighbors for parallel-parking spaces on its narrow lanes. It's popular with Costa Ricans, and is about a 15-minute drive from La Fortuna, but has seen better days. Its musty…
    47. Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Historic
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      • Value
      If you ever wanted to live Jurassic Park (without eaten-by-dinosaurs part), this mid-range property might help fulfill that dream. This all-inclusive, 864-acre, 48-room property on a mountain has some of the best views in the area of both the lake and the volcano, and allows guests to be immersed in…
    48. Hatchet Caye Resort
      Placencia, Belize
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Romantic
      An hour east of Placencia, three-and-a-half-pearl Hatchet Caye Resort is a lovely, unpretentious private island that's a fine place for an escape-from-it-all vacation. A series of small, beautiful beaches, a full-service dive shop, and a waterfront restaurant are its biggest selling points. This and…
    49. Hotel Victoriano
      San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Romantic
      The aptly named Hotel Victoriano, built by an English immigrant in 1902, has charming Victorian architecture and style. This intimate boutique hotel is across the street from the beach and within walking distance of San Juan Del Sur's restaurants and bars. Rooms have relaxed (if not luxurious) style…
    50. Arenal Hostel Resort
      La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
      • Value
      Situated on La Fortuna’s main tourist strip, Arenal Hostel Resort offers budget accommodations with a solid list of amenities (for a hostel). A casual, tiki-bar-style restaurant, pool, and swim-up bar are surprising touches while a relaxed garden courtyard offers hammocks and teak outdoor dining are…

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