Coasta Rica

Pura Vida: Now is the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country located in Central America. It borders the Caribbean Sea and North Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica is a relatively safe country to visit with little to no political unrest. Why is this the best time to visit? It’s Green Season which runs from May through November. Therefore you can expect rain, but in most cases, the rain only last a few hours and out comes the sun. I consider this the best time to visit if you are looking to save money on hotel accommodations and not deal with large crowds! Here are three hotels I had the pleasure of communicating with, and I must say their customer service is top notch. Whether you visit one or all three you will not be disappointed.

Gaia Hotel & Reserve – Manuel Antonio National Park

I love Gaia’s homepage tag line “The 5 Star Hotel Without The Attitude”. This 17-room boutique property is located in Manual Antonio (one of the most visited tourist designations in Costa Rica) and is about 5 minutes from the village of Quepos (connecting flights from San Jose International airport can be arranged). Studios, suites and villas all boast amazing rainforest or Pacific Ocean views. All
rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat screen televisions, and private outdoor seating areas.

Additionally, guests are treated to a complimentary 20-min spa treatment at the hotels’ Terra Spa as part of their personalized service program. Whether you are looking to enjoy dinner while taking in panoramic views from La Lana restaurant located on the property or looking to get out and enjoy all Manuel Antonio has to offer, you will find something to fit every taste!

El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Bajos del Toro

El SIlencio Lodge
El SIlencio Lodge

This luxurious property is located approximately one and a half hours from San Jose International Airport in Bajos del Toro, a small town considered one of Costa Rica’s best kept secrets that keeps
getting out. This eco-luxury hotel is comprised of suites and two bedroom villas, with dramatic views and hot tubs on each deck. Guests also have access to an eco-concierge who will assist in coordinating
various activities.

Whether you are looking to enjoy the 500 acres of private forest the hotels sits on, spa treatments, dinner at their farm to table restaurant or to just simply relax and take in the sights and sounds of the rainforest you will not be disappointed.

Geckoes Lodge – Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Geckoes Lodge
Geckoes Lodge

Puerto Viejo is located in Limon Province, on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and is considered a laid back town with a unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures. This laid back town is approximately 5-hours by car from San Jose airport, or via a short connecting flight.

Among this beach lover’s paradise sits Geckos Lodge, barefoot luxury, as they fondly state on their website, is comprised of two houses: Casa Bromelia and Casa Del Bosque. Casa Bromelia is a well-appointed two-bedroom house with a private plunge pool and amazing rainforest views. And Casa del Bosque is a secluded one-bedroom house with a plunge pool, amazing views, and the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.