16 Best Glamping Spots in Costa Rica

There are many incredible places in the world to go glamping, but are there many better places than Costa Rica?

If you’re looking for an incredible tropical paradise, it’s hard to beat Costa Rica. Located in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is known for its stunning beaches, tropical jungles, adventure travel, and rich culture.

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Costa Rica has unique wildlife, and glamping in Costa Rica enables you to get connected to it. The country has 5 per cent of the biodiversity of the world; there aren’t many countries with more diverse nature.

And there are so many excellent glamping spots in Costa Rica. Whether you’re glamping in the secluded jungle, next to tropical paradise beaches, or remote islands, Costa Rica offers some idyllic spots.

Isla Chiquita

Situated on a laid-back island in the Mexican Gulf, Isla Chiquita is a beautiful glamping hotel on the coast. Surrounded by an utterly incredible secluded tropical paradise, this glamping spot is one to check out.

The hotel offers 18 premium tents that are tailor-made for romantic getaways, families, and just about everyone else. The hotel designed the tents to provide guests with extra seclusion.

A wide range of amenities is provided, such as en-suite bathrooms, deluxe bedding, cooling fans, and spacious decks to offer guests with perfect places to unwind.

Chira Glamping

Located in the heart of the Costa Rica jungle, Chira Glamping offers a uniquely magical stay.

The views from the tents are incredible, offering views over the jungle canopy, all around the area. You will be able to wake up and see the unique birds flying over the jungle.

Chira Glamping offers numerous fantastic options for glamping lovers. A popular choice is the adventure tent. It comes with a full minibar, fully equipped kitchen and better still, panoramic views of the incredible jungle.

But if you are coming in a big group, then you can try the deluxe family tent which sleeps five people, has a BBQ, smart TV, hammocks, and everything you could want in a luxury tent.

Flor y Bambu

As far as inspired glamping locations go, you will struggle to find a more relaxing location than Playa Grande Guanacaste.

You will be surrounded by an array of great hiking spots, top surf locations, and prime locations for turtle spotting.

Flor y Bambu is set between the jungle and the sea, the owners have carefully chosen the hotel location, with the aim to create minimal impact on marine life, whilst offering guests a breathtaking location.

Guests will enjoy the glamping options, such as the two-person tent which comes with free wifi, hot water, and a safety deposit box.

If you’re travelling in a bigger group, you will love the four-person tent; it has a fridge, private terrace and tropical bathroom.

Shade Tree Glamping

Staying in a luxury tent in the middle of a tropical rainforest, what more could you ask for? Shade Tree Glamping offers exactly that.

And better still, you can access all the phenomenal beaches and national parks around the area with ease.

If you want to be situated on top of a hill that overlooks endless rainforest canopy, then you will love the Colibri experience. It provides guests with great luxuries such as en-suite bathrooms, your own private kitchen, and amazing jungle views.

A great alternative is Los Monos Glamping which offers guests space for the family, and every amenity you could possibly want including en-suite bathrooms, a full kitchen, and complete rainforest seclusion.

Driftwood Glamping & Boutique Hotel

Between the gorgeous white sands of Playa Pelada and lush Guanacaste Jungle, you will find some of the best glamping experiences in Costa Rica.

Driftwood Glamping offers guests with the perfect glamping location. They also provide a range of activities including adventure tours, waterfall treks, and so much more.

The glamping tents have private bathrooms that are fully equipped with sinks and showers. The tents also include luxury cotton sheets, with a full mosquito net, and a floor fan to keep you cool.

Visitors are also able to use the hotel facilities such as the saltwater pool and yoga classes to relax you as you unwind in this tropical paradise.

Kinkara

Settled right next to Mt.Chirripo in Costa Rica’s biodiverse Southern Zone, Kinkara offers guests luxury facilities focussing on a zen lifestyle and holistic wellbeing.

Guests are able to enjoy yoga classes, group adventures, and farm to table cuisine.

Kinkara offers glamping tents with a delicious daily breakfast, free wifi, unlimited fresh spring water, daily housekeeping, and excellent views of the incredible scenery.

A great option is the Lotus Belle Tents with solar power lighting, soft robes, free wifi, and charging pods. This resort is the perfect luxury experience.

Rafiki Safari

If you want absolute secluded privacy, then look no further than Rafiki Safari.

Perfectly located inside a vast 618-acre farm in the jungle, this glamping resort is everything you need for a secluded getaway in the wilderness of Costa Rica.

The tents bring together the beauty of camping, mixed with the luxury of staying in a modern hotel room.

Imported from South Africa, these luxury tents are the perfect luxury retreat in the secluded jungle.

The tents have huge porches, coffee tables and comfortable rocking chairs. They have massive bathrooms with the perfect amenities for staying fresh in the tropical jungle.

Ko Glamping

If you want to disconnect from the world, Ko Glamping is the place to do it.

Situated in Montezuma, a beautiful part of Costa Rica, surrounded by waterfalls, gorgeous jungle canopy, pristine beaches, and organic markets.

Ko Glamping has tents with a bohemian style, matching the zen culture of the area. The tents have fantastic amenities such as a private deck overlooking the river, comfy cushions and a private seating area.

Just outside the tents, there are private showers with sinks that include hot water. There is a full kitchen area with everything that you need, including pots, pans, and dishes. Why not cook yourself a meal using the local produce?

Corcovado

Located in a secluded part of Costa Rica, Corcovado is an excellent opportunity for an escape in one of the most biodiverse places in the world.

You get the best of both worlds here, next to the diverse jungle but also next to the ocean.

The Orca Peninsula is one of the best spots in Costa Rica, you can literally walk straight on to the gorgeous beaches of Playa Caletas, just south of Drakes Bay.

The glamping tents at Corcovado have full wireless internet, wood-frame beds, your own private deck, and electricity.

Dreamsea

Dreamsea Surf Camp in Costa Rica is built on an eco-friendly site. This camp is located next to some of the best surfing beaches in the country; the surf camp is open to all different abilities and levels. There isn’t a better way to learn to surf!

The surrounding areas include world-class waterfall excursions and a pristine, diverse jungle for group trekking.

The camp offers a healthy menu with chefs determined to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The glamping tents are hand-built and intentionally eco-friendly to protect the local jungle. The tents have everything you need to enjoy a restful sleep after a day of adventure.

Nayara Tented Camp

A camp that offers the finest of luxury, Nayara Tented Camp is everything that you would want from a glamping spot in the middle of tropical paradise. Situated in the middle of Arenal Volcano National Park, it’s difficult to find anywhere as naturally beautiful in Costa Rica.

The luxury tents offer exquisite detail and design. With a private plunge pool that looks over this majestic national park, you will be blown away by the luxury that is in front of your eyes.

These tents offer everything you’ll need from air conditioning, free wifi, a minibar with wine and liquor, two twin size daybeds, and delicious breakfast on the terrace.
Cocolhu
If you’re looking to be secluded, but near to an array of fun activities, then Cocolhu is ideal. It is situated just four minutes from all the local amenities, including nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes.

Cocolhu is in pristine Costa Rican mountains, and you will wake up to the sound of birds singing, unique wildlife, and incredible views. You will enjoy numerous facilities, including your own private pool to relax in.

The glamping tents will include all the amenities you need to enjoy a relaxing stay. You will have a cosy dome all to yourself, and pristine bathroom facilities to match. There is excellent seating complete with hammocks, and your own cooking facilities.

Pozo Azul

Is there anything better than camping whilst completely immersed in the forest? That’s what you’ll get at Pozo Azul – surrounded by a heap of adventurous local activities such as zip wires, river tours, horse rides, and many more. You won’t be bored at this location.

Pozo Azul has 30 tents that feature king-size beds, telephones, private bathrooms, a safety deposit box, and a private deck that will offer you tremendous views.

The lodge also has many common areas that include a dining area, TV area, convenience store, and a social area for meetings. With the endless amount of things to do at Pozo Azul, you will never be bored.

Rio Tico

Rio Tico is a unique safari lodge that is perfectly nestled away inside the beautiful trees, waterfalls, and endless jungles of Costa Rica. Located next to a crystal clear river, you will have an endless list of adventurous activities to complete.

Guests will enjoy the nine safari tents on offer, and they include spacious verandas, river views, and stunning views of the vast local mountains. The tents will have their own private bathrooms with hot water; you will feel in complete privacy.

Visitors will enjoy the Rio Tico restaurant, which offers a delicious breakfast and food throughout the day. And better still, you are near a tonne of highly-rated local restaurants such as Ojochal and Vergel de Punta Mala. You will never be hungry!

Hidden Canopy Treehouses

If you are looking for a genuinely cool camping spot, why not camp in a luxury treehouse? That’s what you’ll have at Hidden Canopy Treehouses. And the location couldn’t be better, and you are in the world-renowned cloud forest in the middle of Monteverde.

The seclusion of this hotel is immense. You will be 1530 metres above sea level. But you will get to look down on hundreds of kilometres of Jungle canopy and the majestic wildlife that lives here.

The treehouses are fantastic, with some even offering private jacuzzis. The deluxe treehouse chalets for two is supreme for couples, and it comes with a minibar, coffee bar, and an outdoor deck to relax and lose yourself in nature.

Samara Treehouse Inn

If you want to be in the heart of Samara and located perfectly next to the beach, then the Samara Treehouse Inn is what you’re looking for. It couldn’t be a better spot, and you literally walk out to pristine white sand and stunning palm trees. This is why you came to Costa Rica.

The Samara Treehouse Inn offers six treehouse-style apartments. From here, you can access the beach directly and enjoy a surf on the blistering waves and swells.

The treehouse-style apartments include direct ocean views, relaxation areas that include hammocks and excellent seating. The staff will serve you a delicious breakfast every morning straight to your apartment. But even better, each unit has a kitchen and a grill to cook some of the superb local meat and fish.

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