Top 10 Costa Rica Adult-Only All-Inclusive Resorts

The Central American paradise of Costa Rica is a perfect place for an adult-only all-inclusive and offers both Pacific and Caribbean beaches, lush jungles and rainforests, spectacular unique wildlife, and a relaxing, laidback culture.

If you’re interested in visiting, you may be wondering, does Costa Rica have any adult-only all-inclusive resorts? Yes, it does. There are plenty of luxurious options, and some of the best all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica for honeymoons and romantic vacations are for adults only.

Our Process for Determining the Best Adult-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica

In order to create this list, we reviewed a list of all the adult-only all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica and selected the best ones based on our own experience visiting them, and recommendations from our team of travel agents, and then reviewed our list with other reviews online to finalize the rankings.

We also return to Costa Rica regularly to keep this list updated.

Secrets Papagayo

Starting our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica for adults only is Secrets Papagayo, which is nestled in the safe and peaceful community of Arenilla Beach. It’s conveniently located a short 20-minute ride from the airport and is close enough to shops, bars, and restaurants of the nearby tourist town of Coco Beach for you to spend the day exploring before enjoying a romantic gourmet dinner under the stars. 

Secrets Papagayo is built on a rustic beachfront overlooking the Pacific. All rooms come with a private balcony or patio; your rate includes unlimited meals and drinks at 4 gourmet restaurants and 5 bars, including 1 swim-up bar. 

Plus, guests can enjoy non-motorized watersports and mountain biking, culinary experiences, live shows, and parties. For an extra fee, resort staff can organize day trips, or you can enjoy a treatment at the full-service spa.

Upgrades to the Preferred Club and Unlimited-Luxury experiences unlock access to ultra-indulgent amenities and even nicer suites with private plunge pools, making it a perfect honeymoon destination.

Azura Beach Resort

Azura Beach Resort is an adult-only all-inclusive resort located in Guanacaste in the town of Samara, just a few minutes from Samara Beach on the Pacific Ocean, one of the safest and cleanest in Costa Rica. Other nearby attractions include the Wener Sauter Bio Reserve, Belen Waterfall, and Barrigona Beach. 

During your all-inclusive stay at Azura Beach Resort, you’ll have access to a 24-hour fitness center, 2 large pools, and unlimited meals, snacks, and drinks at 3 restaurants and 3 bars. For an extra cost, you can indulge at Morpho’s Spa, book a private tour, or go fishing. 

The honeymoon suite at Azura features a large living room, a massive soaking tub, and a private balcony that overlooks the gardens and the beach. Some rooms come with swim-up entrances and plunge pools. There are only 75 guestrooms at Azura, meaning couples who are looking for a quiet getaway can find it here.

Nayara Springs Resort

Set on a lush hillside in the rainforest of Arenal Volcano National Park is the luxury adults-only resort Nayara Springs, a 5-star Relais & Chateaux property that welcomes travelers with deluxe rooms and extravagant amenities like a posh spa with open-air treatment rooms, and fancy Latin-Asian fusion restaurants. 

This almost all-inclusive adults-only resort in Costa Rica has been named one of the top two hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure and the number 1 luxury hotel in the world by TripAdvisor.  Included in your rate is breakfast, coffee and tea, fresh fruit and welcome cocktails, in-room minibars, WiFi, laundry service, daily yoga classes, and a unique nightly frog-watching tour around the property.

Luxurious 1500-square-foot villas are tucked away in the forest and come with private hot springs plunge pools, private gardens with dual rain showers, and beautiful outdoor sitting areas.

The Amor Loco restaurant offers a 7-course gourmet dinner in a romantic setting with live music, while Mis Amores serves delicious Italian cuisine. Or, book a private romantic dinner in Besame Mucho.

You can also enjoy coffee tastings at the Mi Cafecito Espresso Bar, wine-pairing experiences at the Nostalgia Wine Bar, and tropical cocktails with a view at the Cielito Lindo Swim-up Bar.

Explore the lush grounds, which feature amazing gardens and secluded spots, or take personalized, private tours of the area with their in-house naturalist guides. Explore the rain forest, see and swim in waterfalls and hot springs, go ziplining or white water rafting, visit an indigenous village, tour a coffee plantation, and more.

Hotel Makanda by the Sea

Hotel Makanda by the Sea is a unique option for romantic couples. Nestled in the rainforest close to Manuel Antonio National Park, this stylish adults-only Costa Rica resort appeals to those looking for both relaxation and adventure in the middle of beautiful nature.

Large suites feature elegant furnishings and gorgeous views of the ocean and jungle from private outdoor spaces. Some have outdoor jacuzzis and some have private pools; all include complimentary use of golf carts to get around. The Tropical Suite is the closest to the beach.

Lounge by the stunning infinity pool with ocean views and a bar, enjoy a yoga class, indulge at the spa, or relax with a tropical cocktail as you take in the view.

Fishing trips, horseback riding, and exploring the area are some of the things you can enjoy during a stay at this tranquil retreat. The onsite Arbol restaurant offers delicious local dishes as well as cocktails and dancing at night.

The Adults-Only Royal Beach Club at Westin Playa Conchal All-inclusive, Playa Conchal

Part of the Marriott Bonvoy Collection, The Westin Reserva Conchal is a huge 2400-acre resort with 406 guest rooms and villas, a golf course, tennis courts, a pool, easy beach access, and a heavenly spa. Known for its outstanding top-tier service, The Westin is the perfect place to unwind, and it’s located just an hour from the Liberia airport.

While it is a family-friendly resort, couples looking for peace and quiet can upgrade to the Royal Beach Club, an adults-only section that also comes with exclusive services and amenities like a private lounge offering beverages and appetizers, a quieter private pool area with Bali beds, larger suites, and personal concierge service. 

There are a total of 14 bars and restaurants at this property, some of which are exclusively for Beach Club members. Room service is also available 24 hours a day and there are lots of off-site dining options nearby. 

As far as activities go, The Westin is a great location for couples looking to do more than sit by the pool. From coffee tasting and sangria making to bike tours and yoga classes, there are activities taking place from morning till night. For an added cost, Jet ski rentals and sunset cruises can also be arranged. 

Kura Boutique Hotel

This exclusive adults-only all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica has just 8 amazing villas for an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Offering a boutique hotel feel, Kura Boutique Hotel is set along cliffs on the Pacific coast.

Each villa features incredible ocean and rainforest views from both inside and out on the private covered terrace. Inside you’ll find a spacious suite with a king size bed, double rain shower with ocean view, minibar, and espresso machine. You also get binoculars to check out all the amazing local wildlife. Master Suite Villas are the largest and come with private infinity pools.

The open-air Sky Lounge restaurant features gourmet fusion Costa Rican cuisine along with breathtaking views. You can also enjoy cocktails at Diablitos Bar.

Relax in the huge infinity pool overlooking the ocean, walk down to the beautiful beach, take a free yoga class, indulge at the spa, or explore the area. You can be as busy or as relaxed as you like here. A popular activity from mid-July to early November is to go on a whale-watching excursion in nearby Marino Ballena National Park.

Banana Azul Hotel

Set along the southern Caribbean coast, this serene Costa Rica all inclusive adults only resort is beachfront but still within walking distance of Puerto Viejo. Check out this laidback town with a Caribbean vibe, fun cafes and shops, and great surfing.

Stay either in one of 25 guest rooms in the main Banana Azul Hotel, a 2-story luxury Villa Banana Verde with full kitchen and private plunge pool, or at Casa Las Brisas with ocean-view rooms. You’ll love the outdoor living spaces, outdoor baths, and open-air kitchens.

The Azul Bar & Grill is set right on the beach and serves “fresh and simple” dishes all day, as well as delicious cocktails. You can head out on area excursions, as well as rent a bike and head down the coast for an amazing scenic ride past beaches and towns to Manzanillo National Park for great snorkeling and hiking.

Oxygen Jungle Villas and Spa

Set in a private nature reserve in the rainforest about an hour from Manuel Antonio National Park, Oxygen Jungle Villas and Spa is a peaceful and intimate resort with just 12 villas. It’s perfect for couples who want to really be immersed in the unique nature Costa Rica has to offer.

The Balinese-style villas are large and come with huge glass walls for amazing views, rain showers, minibars, and private furnished decks. The Oceanview Spa Villas also have outdoor soaking tubs and specially created spa treatments for the ultimate indulgence.

You can hang out at the infinity pool and enjoy the Pacific Ocean views, head to the beach, or explore the resort grounds, which feature lush local vegetation, waterfalls, and swimming holes.

Relax with drinks at the bar or book a service at the onsite spa, which offers a magical massage experience in a river. The open-air restaurant serves award-winning indigenous cuisine.

Jardin del Eden

Overlooking world-famous Tamarindo Beach from its hilltop perch, Jardin del Eden is a quiet, relaxing retreat set in a lush tropical garden. This adults-only all-inclusive Costa Rica resort is located on the Pacific coast just steps from the ocean.

All the rooms here have private outdoor spaces, and most of them have private hot tubs as well. Grand Vista rooms feature amazing ocean views from private covered balconies with hot tubs, while Romantic Star rooms are nestled in the garden and have private terraces with hot tubs and daybeds.

The open-air restaurant La Plumeria serves fresh, delicious local cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, or you can try the local spots in Tamarindo.  All meals here are included except lunch. Jardin del Eden also has a beach bar set in the private oceanfront garden, which also offers loungers and a plunge pool.

Hang out at the pool in a covered daybed, enjoy yoga classes, head to the beach for sun and surf, or get a couples’ massage in the outdoor spa. You can also go offsite for a wide variety of local excursions.

Occidental Papagayo

One of the top 10 Costa Rica all-inclusive adults-only resorts for couples who want an affordable vacation is Occidental Papagayo Resort,  which starts at around $150 per night. The resort is in a great location that’s an equal distance from the airport and the Papagayo Golf & Country Club. 

One hundred and sixty-two rooms are spread out across 23 buildings that provide dramatic views of the Caribbean from the cliffside. During your all-inclusive stay, you can attend weekly cocktail parties; partake in exotic bird and animal watching excursions; play tennis, chess, and volleyball; try your hand at archery; go snorkeling and kayaking; and enjoy delicious meals and bottomless drinks at the resort’s 4 restaurants and bars. 

Guests who book rooms at the Premium Level will enjoy luxury perks like a private balcony, personal concierge service, and nightly turndown service. For an extra charge, guests can also visit the spa, head out on a tour, or rent a car to do some exploring on their own.  

Now that you’ve read our picks for the top 10 Costa Rica all-inclusive resorts for adults only, which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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