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Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Mountain ranges, covered with dense forests, volcanoes with purest lakes in their craters, silver sand beaches, waterfalls, fishing villages and coffee plantations in the valleys. Only here, in Costa Rica, you can feel magic and tremendous energy of the wilderness.

Tourists have an enormous choice of places for having wonderful rest. Costa Rica is rich in hotels for all tastes.

Local hotels can be divided into 4 categories: extremely expensive (starting from $200), expensive ($125-$200), average prices ($60-$125), cheap (less than $60). The prices given here are for a double room and do not include taxes (13%). Obviously, the price depends on the size of the room, design, service, though, any hotel in this country includes everything a tourist may need in the trip. In the majority of hotels you can easily pay with a credit card. Traditionally, tips for staff will not exceed 500 Costa Rican colons (approximately $1).

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You will find hotels of different class here, you will definitely find the best option. Both cozy boutique hotels and international chain hotels offer their services. In the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, 5 star hotels with excellent service prevail.

One of the most famous capital hotels is Costa Rica Marriott Hotel. The hotel resembles a traditional hacienda, located on the green coffee plantation. Halls are decorated with antiques brought from different parts of Central America. Marriot Hotel has a well-developed infrastructure (a wide range of restaurants, entertaining affairs, shops). It is situated in just 5-minute drive from the international airport and 15-minute drive from the center of San Jose.

Marriott Hotel contains 244 rooms, including 6 Master Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. Each room includes: air conditioner, cable TV, telephone, minibar, safe, bathroom with bathrobes and hairdryer, iron and ironing board, private zone for having a rest, continental breakfast, shoes cleaning. At the territory of the hotel you will find two open swimming pools, Jacuzzi, 3 tennis courts, souvenir shop, golf ground, 15 conference rooms, restaurants and bars with local and international cuisine, parking, beauty salon and SPA-center. This hotel is created for those who are fond of luxurious rest.

For tourists who prefer unusual places Costa Rica offers unique hotels such as those specializing in treatment of various diseases, located in the jungles or close to waterfalls.

Though, probably the most unique hotel of that kind is Costa Verde Resort, situate in the jungles, not far from San Jose. The hotel itself is located in…Boeing 727 crashed here in 1965.

The plane itself stands on a platform at a height of 49 feet. Two bedrooms equipped with air conditions, a kitchen, two bathrooms and a dining room are built in the former fuselage. The walls are made of wood, the furniture is hand carved. And the balcony located on the wing of the plane shows a spectacular view on the Manuel Antonio National Park. Costa Verde Resort even has a swimming pool on the platform. The hotel also has a bar-restaurant El Avion made in a cargo plane Fairchild C-123. If you want to stay in this original hotel, you will have to pay $452 per day.

Two hotels mentioned above are quite different, one represents a traditional luxurious hotel in the center of the city, another one offers an unusual service in the crashed plane. But Costa Rican hotels are not limited to these two choices. Come to this beautiful country and be ready to be surprised every day!

Melisa Marzett is an experienced writer, whose articles are devoted to such topics as tourism, traveling and entertainment. You can easily contact with her and read other articles on

December 4, 2013 |

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