Does your family love fabulous pools with breathtaking views? Costa Rica should be high on your list for your next vacation! Let’s explore the best pools in Costa Rica, where you can have fun, relax, and make cherished memories with your loved ones!
Top 10 Must-Visit Pools in Costa Rica for a Memorable Getaway!
Besides its natural beauty, Costa Rica is also home to some of the best pools. In this curated list, we unveil the top 10 must-visit pools that promise more than just a swim; they offer an immersive experience into paradise. Five pools are located on the Pacific side of the country, and the other five are in the mountains.
Here are the best resort pools in Costa Rica:
Flamingo Beach Resort
With tons of onsite amenities, a meal plan option, and only a few steps away from the sand, you don’t need to go far for a great beach vacation at The Flamingo Beach Resort. Something genuinely great about its swimming pool is that it offers one of the best sunsets in Costa Rica! You can sit at the swim-up or dry bar and watch the sunset.
There is a beautiful adult swim-up bar and a play area for the younger guests. Directly on the beach are the restaurant and bar, and the bar area on the second floor has the most gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean you could ever imagine. You can also see the Catalina Islands, a premier location for scuba diving, sport fishing, afternoon sailing, and sunset cruises.
Dreams Las Mareas, Costa Rica
Dreams Las Mareas, Costa Rica, is a vibrant beach getaway in a privileged location for couples, families, and singles. Located on the sugar-white sands of Playa El Jobo and surrounded by lush green mountains and jungles in the Guanacaste region, this destination is perfect for guests of all ages.
The resort has three pools that snake through the grounds. The main pool is an infinity pool that divides into two parts. From the upper side, there are sweeping views of the ocean. The lower side rewinds its way toward the accommodation buildings.
The second one is an adults-only pool in the middle of the property. And the third one is a small kiddie pool with a yellow water slide off to the side.
Additionally, you can enjoy an action-packed vacation here with various watersports and land activities. Also, you can relax while sunbathing or lounging under a thatched palapa. Lastly, the fun continues into the evening with live nightly entertainment, outdoor bars, and lounges.
Westin Golf Resort Spa Playa Conchal
Among the best resorts in the country with private pools is the Westin Golf Resort Spa Playa Conchal. It has one of the largest pools in Central America and offers a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. This free-form lagoon-style pool has a whirlpool and a kids’ pool, plus reclining chairs and umbrellas for sunbathing.
Also, this all-inclusive resort has nightly entertainment and tons of onsite amenities. As a five-star, suite, inclusive, exclusive golf and beach resort, it resembles a luxurious seaside village set amidst meandering walkways, bubbling fountains, shimmering lakes, and lush tropical gardens.
Designed by noted Spanish architect Alvaro Sánz, the concept of this hotel ensures worry-free family vacations. With 406 luxurious hotel rooms, including 122 Royal Suites and two Presidential Suites with gardens or ocean views, the resort has something for everyone.
Kura Design Villas
Kura Design Villas is an exclusive boutique hotel set high above the southern coast of Costa Rica, overlooking Uvita Bay and Ballena National Marine Park.
The hotel’s 19-meter (62-foot) infinity pool with a spectacular outdoor poolside lounge is the property’s highlight and maybe one of the best pools in the country.
Once you arrive, it’s easy to understand why Forbes named it “the most glamorous, romantic resort in Costa Rica.” Built on an impressive mountain ridge with tropical, minimalist architecture, it’s a perfect setting for a luxurious romantic vacation experience and breathtaking Pacific views, including the magnificent ‘whale tail’ from the National Park. It also offers six romantic, luxury suites blended into the Costa Rican tropical rainforest.
JW Marriott Costa Rica
The JW Marriott Costa Rica has a flowing outdoor pool with an infinity edge, which looks impressive when lit at night. With over 2500 feet of space, it has private alcoves for couples and fun-filled excitement for families.
There’s also a full-service spa, which includes:
- 22 treatment rooms
- A beauty parlor
- A serene lagoon with deluxe palapas for outdoor massages
- A state-of-the-art two-level gym
The JW Marriott Costa Rica is also home to an 18-hole golf course that offers a challenging experience with breathtaking views of flourishing landscapes. The course is considered the best and prettiest in Costa Rica. Among the hotel’s many amenities are three beaches nearby, one only a few steps away, and various dining options.
The Springs Resort & Spa
At Springs Resort & Spa, you can spend countless comfortable hours in your balcony hammock. You can also eat “al fresco” or enjoy a tropical cocktail in the spring pool.
You can swim in the 18 free-form, landscaped pools and enjoy breathtaking volcano views. The pool’s temperatures range from 76 F to 103 F, with environments ranging from raging waterfalls to calming forests. Also, you can find natural hot and cold springs, pools and waterfalls, an old-fashioned swimming hole, and the Arenal River.
Tabacon Hot Springs Resort & Grand Spa
At Tabacon Hot Springs Resort and Grand Spa, you can enjoy pools of natural hot springs with the right volume, temperature, and mineral content (low sulfur content to prevent strong odors).
The Arenal volcano has always naturally heated and slowly mineralized Tabacon’s water. Taking a dip in the cascading thermal waterfalls is essential to exploring Tabacon Hot Springs. You’ll be able to relax with this natural hydrotherapy. You can also find private plunge pools filled with hot spring water.
The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa
The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa is the perfect place to be if you want to enjoy pools, thermal waters, saunas, and spas within a few steps of luxurious accommodations and fantastic views of Arenal Volcano. The resort has a large freshwater pool, two hot spring pools, four hot spring jacuzzis, and two hot spring jacuzzis with waterfalls.
Hotel Royal Corin
At Hotel Royal Corin, the Loto Spa is the perfect place to relax. With the highly qualified staff, you’ll forget about routine and daily complications. Discover the wonderful experience of a professional massage.
After your treatment, relaxation areas allow you to enjoy the sauna, jacuzzis, or pools of pleasant thermal waters. Alternatively, you can stay in a private massage room and relax in a private Jacuzzi.
Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa takes full advantage of the natural setting in La Fortuna. All the rooms, restaurants, and pools overlook Arenal Volcano. Watch the volcano from the pool while drinking your favorite drink.
All the big suites have jacuzzis and two terraces. This smoke-free hotel has three restaurants, a spa, and an outdoor pool. The hotel offers a complimentary buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, complimentary self-parking, and a free manager’s reception. Besides that, there’s a fitness center, a poolside bar, and 2 bars/lounges.
Lastly, you can also experience tranquility with a massage, body wrap, manicure, or pedicure at Neidin Spa.
Arenal Manoa Hotel
The Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful place to rest, relax, and enjoy the marvelous view of the Arenal Volcano. Natural mineral water feeds the pool and hot springs. Enjoy the tranquility after a day of exploration and unwind.
Surrounded by gardens, pastures, and animals, the rooms have been designed so that each one offers you a panoramic view of the volcano.
Visitors can take advantage of the spacious gardens for walking and meditation and the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm.
Also, you can enjoy the spa and the energizing treatments designed to give your body and face the organic nourishment they deserve while relaxing and enhancing your well-being.
Come and Explore the Most Stunning Pools in Costa Rica!
Stunningly beautiful, Costa Rica offers something for everyone. With so many amazing pools in the country that provide the perfect oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation, your vacation will be one to remember. Additionally, you can find thrilling adventures, natural beauty, and a well-developed tourist industry.
Our agents specialize in creating all-inclusive or à la carte vacation packages tailored to your preferences. With us, you save time and money, ensuring you get a vacation that captures the essence of the Costa Rican lifestyle, known as ‘Pura Vida’—a life of no stress and no hassle.
Also, we offer privately escorted tours and first-class accommodations that can be added to other packages. We provide world-class adventure tours, including scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sailing, and fishing.
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Rates and reservations
Contact Bill Beard’s Costa Rica for single, triple, quad, or group rates. Our Reservation Office is in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, in the shadow of Arenal Volcano, behind the Catholic Church, near the world-famous hot springs.
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