Amazing Amenities

by Scott Setterberg July 18, 2019

Amazing Amenities

I know you've seen our incredible Costa Rica photo tour itineraries but am not sure if you've clicked on the links for the amazing amenities within those itineraries.  Since those amenities play a vital role in making our tours truly exceptional, I thought I'd provide you with direct information about the award-winning hotels on our all-inclusive Costa Rica photo tours.  

First of all, I've scouted dozens of hotels across the entire country of Costa Rica and only choose those that meet a high standard and demanding list of requirements.  Some of those requirements include: accessibility, security, professionalism of staff, cleanliness, high-quality linens, great restaurants, full bars, spas, and well-maintained pools and natural hot springs.  

Also, it's my firm belief that when you travel to Costa Rica you should experience Costa Rica, not the United States or any other country, and for that reason, it's important that hotels provide a true taste and style of Costa Rica and are not huge North American corporate brands.

With that said, since our 2020 Costa Rica photo tours begin in both San Jose and Liberia, I will start off with the Colors of Costa Rica and Waterfalls of Costa Rica photo tours, both of which commence in San Jose.  

Alta Las Palomas Exterior
First up on these tours is Hotel Alta Las Palomas in the posh neighborhood of Escazu.  Considered one of the most affluent San Jose neighborhoods, Escazu is ten minutes from downtown San Jose and boasts fabulous views and a fresh climate.  Fitting right in with the neighborhood, upscale and sophisticated Alta Las Palomas overlooks the sprawling mountains and volcanoes of Costa Rica's Central Valley and basks in the high life.  

Alta Las Palomas Pool
Alta's terra-cotta roofs and tall ceilings create a timeless charm, and handcrafted furnishings, atmospheric pendant lamps, fresh flowers, soothing color schemes, and luxurious bedding produce peaceful, relaxing rooms.  Alta Las Palomas hosts one of the best restaurants in San Jose and is the winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence.

Alta Las Palomas Room
The second hotel on the Colors of Costa Rica and Waterfalls of Costa Rica photo tours is in La Fortuna, a bustling tourism town famous for its stunning views of the iconic Arenal Volcano.  Surrounded by lush gardens, verdant pastures, and Costa Rican wildlife, Arenal Manoa is the winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence and provides a wonderful atmosphere for rest and relaxation.  

Arenal Manoa Pool & Arenal Volcano
Take advantage of the spacious gardens for walking and meditation, enjoy delicious international and local cuisine, have a drink at the superb pool, and pamper yourself with splendid spa treatments.  All Junior Suites combine modern and rustic architecture, wide-open internal and exterior spaces to escalate your comfort, and marvelous panoramic views of Arenal Volcano.  

Arenal Manoa Room
Now, let's talk about the Pura Vida Costa Rica and Explore Costa Rica photo tours, both of which originate in Liberia and have three hotels each.

Bosque Del Mar Exterior
Winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence, Hotel Bosque Del Mar is a beautiful beachfront property in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, with a high-end, eco-friendly, boutique concept.  Junior Suites have a delicate environment characterized by earth-tone details and garden front terraces, and the gorgeous beach is just a few steps away.  

Bosque Del Mar Room
The stylish pool is a refreshing highlight and the open-air restaurant offers a great selection of dishes combining international gourmet style with traditional Costa Rican flavors and spectacular beach views.

Bosque Del Mar Pool
The second hotel on the Pura Vida Costa Rica and Explore Costa Rica photo tours is authentically Costa Rican and located at the foot of the active Rincón de la Vieja volcano.  Hacienda Guachipelin is a unique eco-tourism destination featuring 64 ranch-style rooms, exquisite handcrafted Guanacaste hardwood furniture, and comfortable details that allow you to relax amid the sounds of nature.  

Hacienda Guachipelin Exterior
Outfitted with current amenities, our century-old working ranch covers 3,400 acres, and is the winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Hacienda Guachipelin Room
Recharge with a rejuvenating massage in the spa, relax in the natural hot springs, take a dip in the refreshing pool, enjoy drinks in the full bar, and dine in the expansive open-air restaurant serving authentic Costa Rican cuisine.

Rio Negro Hot Springs - Hacienda Guachipelin
The final hotel on these two tours is Arenal Manoa in La Fortuna, and you can re-read the information about this wonderful hotel above.

As you can see, all the hotels on our Costa Rica photography tours are outstanding, and I assure you that the other amenities are equally amazing, as well.  

I will follow up this blog post with information about the incredible restaurants on these extraordinary photo tours that serve gourmet international and super fresh traditional Costa Rican meals.  

Until then, take another look at the 2020 Costa Rica photo tour itineraries, figure out which dates work best for your trip, and remember, there are only 4 spaces available on each tour and they fill up fast!  Book your spot today!

Scott Setterberg
Scott Setterberg


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