Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Rana Roja Lodge & Cabina
This Tico-run spot offers one of the best-value options in the area. Small, earth-colored cabins – all with private terraces and rockers – are connected by elevated walkways...
Attractive grounds in central Playa Negra.
Downtown Limón’s most attractive hotel has 32 rooms in a peach-colored building that faces the ocean. Tiled rooms are tidy and sport clean bathrooms with hot water. Superior rooms have ocean views while the deluxe ones come with private balconies...
Tortuga Lodge And Gardens
Tortuguero’s most elegant lodge, operated by Costa Rica Expeditions, is set amid 20 hectares of private gardens. Here you’ll find a serene environment, as well as 27 demure rooms that channel a 19th-century safari vibe...
Playa Chiquita Lodge
Eight brightly painted wooden cabinas are slightly worn, and the water pressure is iffy, but there's a broad deck hung with hammocks facing the garden. This hotel has direct beach access via a beautiful 200m walk through the forest...
Hotel La Casa De Las Flores
This bright Italian-owned spot has 10 large, sleek contemporary rooms (one of which is wheelchair-accessible) equipped with spacious bathrooms, cable TV and efficient air-con...
Lizard King Hotel & Resort
Just outside the center of town, this two-story wooden lodge houses several simple rooms surrounding a pool in the quiet courtyard. Since all rooms have latticework near the ceiling for air circulation, it's more private upstairs...
Totem Hotel Beach Resort
This smartly decorated 20-room inn is set back into a tropical garden. Rooms are decked out with bamboo furnishings, folk art and spotless bathrooms with earth-toned tiles. Nicer suites (one of which is wheelchair-accessible) are even roomier...
In a prime seaside location along the road to Playa Cocles, this sweet 18-room spot with a lovingly tended garden is run by a friendly Greek-Tica couple...
Centro Turistico Brigitte
The well-signed Centro Turístico Brigitte is down the turnoff at the Reggae Restaurant. A couple of cute, basic wood cabinas are painted in bright colors and come with or without kitchens...
Coconut Grove Hotel
Just east of town, this basic spot is homey and rustic.
Brigitte at Centro Turístico Brigitte rents a few cabinas.
Poas Volcano Lodge
Property Location With a stay at Poas Volcano Lodge in Vara Blanca (Poas Volcano National Park), you'll be minutes from La Paz Waterfall Gardens...
Samasati Nature Retreat
Property Location Located in Puerto Viejo, Samasati Nature Retreat is in a national park and within the vicinity of Black Sand Beach and Cahuita National Park...
Inti Resort And Villas
Property Location When you stay at Inti Resort and Villas in Cahuita, you'll be close to Cahuita National Park...
Hotel Big Boy
Property Location Hotel Big Boy is located in Limon...
Property Location With a stay at Manatus Hotel in Tortuguero, you'll be on the waterfront and within the region of Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge...
Rainforest Adventure Lodge
Property Location You'll be in the mountains with a stay at Rainforest Adventure Lodge in Guapiles...
Property Location When you stay at Hotel Cariblue in Puerto Viejo, you'll be near the beach and convenient to Black Sand Beach...
Hotel La Condesa
San Rafael de Heredia
Property Location When you stay at Hotel la Condesa in San Rafael de Heredia, you'll be in a national park and within the vicinity of Universidad Nacional and Palace of Sports...
Vip Hotel Playa Negra
Property Location When you stay at VIP Hotel Playa Negra in Puerto Viejo, you'll be connected to a shopping center and convenient to Black Sand Beach...
Rios Tropicales Lodge
Property Location With a stay at Rios Tropicales Lodge in Siquirres, you'll be on the riverwalk and close to Iglesia Catolica de Bajo 52 Millas...