100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Costa Rica

Eco-tourism was born in this lush land of rainforests, volcanoes and unspoilt beaches.

Northern Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula, Pacific Coast

Dive, surf, fish, hike or simply relax in the miles of remote beaches and thickly wooded hills. The peninsula juts into the Pacific Ocean in northwest Costa Rica. Fly into Tambor airport or make a 4-5 hours drive & ferry ride from San Jose.


Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula

Luxury, good food and nature co-exist in blissful harmony at this romantic hotel set on 7 acres of jungle and sandy beach.

T: +50 6640-0232. 10 villas. US$ 290-

Jarden del Eden Boutique Hotel

Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

A quiet adults-only boutique romantic hotel, a short walk from the bustle and shops of Tamarindo.  Private chair area on beach.

T: +506) 2653 0137. US$220-


La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Nestled near the base of the magnificent Arenal Volcano, the resort’s unique location along the banks of the Tabacón River takes advantage of thermal hot springs and waterfalls cascading around you. Located 3.5 hours drive north of San Jose.

T: 506 256-1500. US$ 138-

Southern Costa Rica, Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Parks, Pacific Coast

Rainforest, jungle wildlife and mountains meet the sea on the white sand beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.

La Mansion Inn

Manuel Antonio Park, Costa Rica

Boutique hotel with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean from all 22 rooms and suites. Located steps from a beautiful and secluded beach and just 2kms from Manuel Antonio Park.

T: +Tel.: 50 62777-3489. 22 rooms. US$ 125-

Hotel Si Como No

Quepos, Costa Rica

Every room has a jungle or ocean views.

T: +50 6777-0777. 60 rooms. US$ 160-

Makanda by the Sea

Quepos, Costa RIca

Environmentally-sensitive contemporary architecture in this jungle hide-away with ocean views.

T: +50 6777-0442. 7 villas. US$ 285-

Hotel Parador

Quepos, Costa RIca

Luxury resort with 360 degree panoramic views.

T: +50 6777-1414. 80 rooms. US$ 190-

Osa Peninsula, Pacific Coast

The southwest tip of Costa Rica, located on the Pacific Ocean.

Lapa Rios

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Harmonious upscale eco-lodge sits in 1,000 acres of rainforest. Palm-thatched roofed bungalows, tropical landscape and ocean vistas.

T: +50 6735-5130. 14 rooms. US$ 360-, incl. meals

Southern Costa Rica, Caribbean Coast

Rainforests, howler monkeys, surfing and reefs for snorkeling are found on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Lodging and towns on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side tend to be more laid-back and untamed than the pampered Pacific side.

Tree House Lodge

Open air eco-lodges, monkeys, outdoor showers and a pristine private beach. Located between Punta Uva and the tiny, scrappy surfer town of Puerta Viejo

T: +506 2750-0706. 4 lodges. US$ 300-

Central Valley, San Jose.

Coffee plantations, cloud forests, volcanoes and tropical gardens. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is located here.


San Jose, Costa Rica

Hacienda-style hotel with views of the Valley of the Sun, mountains and the city of San Jose below.

T: +50 6282 4160. 23 rooms. US$ 150-


San Jose, Costa Rica

Created by a California architect and his artist wife, these contemporary villas are on a working coffee plantation overlooking the Central Valley, 20 minutes from the international airport.

T: +50 6443-2020. 16 villas. US$ 180-

Finca Rosa Blanca

San Jose, Costa Rica

Sits on 10 tropical acres 4,000 feet above sea level with views of volcanoes, rainforests and coffee plantations. Artist-owners created this cross between Spain’s Gaudi architecture and the American Southwest. Located 30 minutes north of San Jose.

T: +50 6269-9392. 8 rooms. US$ 170-