Flanked by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, Costa Rica’s varied landscapes, laid-back lifestyle, and diverse wildlife beckon tourists to this Central American country. The cost of living is relatively low here, and numerous budget hotels offer budget-friendly Costa Rica holidays.
Book a room in the Arilapa Bed & Breakfast in Alajuela. An orange grove transformed to a budget, family-run hotel, Arilapa is a holiday destination in itself with its remarkable scenery and exciting activities. Experience nirvana in yoga sessions set amidst lush vegetation and the gentle sounds of the river and waterfall. Enrich your Costa Rica holiday by learning a new language in the language school. Or go on an extraordinary adventure hike to the waterfall. Day tours to Sarapiqui River, Pacuare River, Poas Volcano and Angel Falls, and Barva Volcano are also available. Affordable room rates include airport transfers and breakfast.
Los Jardines Hotel in Monteverde is one of the friendliest establishments in town. Its main house has nine rooms, two of which offer a view of the forest. Three new rooms upstairs provide a view of the Nicoya Peninsula. A cabana with balcony rooms and fine wood furniture is available for big groups and families. In-house facilities include a pool table and a gaming room. A few minutes’ walk from the hotel is The Butterfly Garden and the Ecological Sanctuary, ideal places for outdoor relaxation.
Arenal Backpackers Resort in La Fortuna provides five-star hotel facilities at budget hostel prices. It’s a new hotel that’s becoming a favourite among backpackers. It has a huge swimming pool, and an Internet room with flat-screen computers and fast Internet connection. Its spacious, spotless dorm rooms are equipped with lockers and private bathrooms. There are also public showers in the resort. An outdoor station, Exploredores Outdoors, is available for guests’ reservation.
Other budget-friendly Costa Rica hotels are Hotel Jaguar in Cahuita, Hotel Paraiso Carlisa in Puriscal, and Adventure Inn in San Jose.