Text by: Renee Snijders
When you go on holiday to Costa Rica, there are multiple ways of exploring the country: driving your own rental car, using public transport or hiring a van and travel with a group. There’s also a wide range of hotels. You can stay at large scale all-inclusive hotels, at smaller eco-hotels (like this one in Bananito Sur) in the jungle, at a local homestay, or in a treehouse. Nowadays there are also really nice places where you can stay in a comfortable and beautiful tent.
Edventure Travel wants you to explore Costa Rica in a special way. When you book your trip with us, you’ll travel around in your own pace and stay at special places. To us it is important that our destinations are unique and offer you an unforgettable experience. That can be the hotel owner and his incredible life story, the beautiful view on the nearby volcano, a hidden destination in the jungle, only to be reached by boat, or the creative chef and his great food.
Sleeping in a tent in the jungle or on the beach creates a special atmosphere. You feel closer to nature, especially when howler monkeys wake you up in the early morning!
Glamping is relatively new in Costa Rica. However, you find more and more ‘glamourous tent camps’ nowadays. This kind of camping goes with a certain feel of luxury. Your tents are spacious, with private bathroom (often with outdoor showers) and comfortable beds.
At Edventure we usually work with European travellers who are used to camping and really value the close-to-nature feel when sleeping in tents.
We see that this is a trend that has been becoming more popular in recent years and especially at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica there are some great destinations to go glamping on the beach!
Near the small village of Matapalo, at the Central Pacific, you find a small beach camp with (only) four spacious tents right on the beach. In the morning you wake up with the sounds of the ocean and you can dive right in! And in the trees around your tent you might be able to spot some sloths.
Edventure highly recommends to go on a great kayak tour in the nearby mangrove forest. During the season, you can also help young turtles reaching the ocean safe and sound!
La Leona is a tiny village on the Corcovado peninsula and also offers a great glamping destination. From your tent you have a beautiful view on the ocean and behind it, there’s the jungle.
Corcovado is a real ‘biodiversity hotspot’ some 2% of all flora and fauna you’ll find here. If you’re luck you might spot rare animals like tapirs, puma’s and ocelots.
Visits to the Corcovado national park are strictly regulated these days. Therefore, do reserve on time if you want to enter the park (only with guide). For more information, go to our Corcovado travel package.
Even though it’s super special to sleep in a tent on the beach. Staying in a tent in the jungle is a fantastic experience as well. In the Central Pacific region, near Savegre and Quepos, you can stay in South African safari tents and experience how much the jungle is alive in the dark!
Your luxurious tent has a nice view on the Savegre river, which you can explore by raft if you’d like! In the evening you’ll go to sleep and are woken up by the sounds of crickets, toucans and monkeys. In the morning you must try the slide from the restaurant terrace and take a refreshing dive in the pool. A great way to start the day!
Near Paya Grande, up in the north of Guanacaste province, you find a great glamping option. The beach nearby is a popular surfspot, but also a protected nature reserve and nesting ground for various species of sea turtles.
In the area there are many beautiful beaches, so pack your board, towel and sunscreen and go exploring!
Glamping in nature, next to a river and near a waterfall? If this sounds good to you, then this destination near the town of Ojochal at the southern Pacific coast is your next stop.
From your tent you listen to the sounds of the river and from your balcony you have a great view on that same river. Nature is on your doorstep and a refreshing dive in a beautiful waterfall is only meters away.
Some 8 km away there are the beaches of Ojochal, Las Ventanas and Uvita. Go on a boat tour to spot whales and dolphins. You can also go horseback riding on the beach.
Do contact us if you want to stay in a luxurious tent in the hills near Uvita. You’ll have a great view over lush, green hills and a nearby river. Your destination is close to the marine reserve Marina Ballena. Here you can book whales and dolphins tours. If you travel in September it is recommended to visit the annual whale festival in Uvita.
From the town of Uvita it’s a short drive to Dominical, a local surf hotspot where you can take surf lessons. A visit to the nearby Nauyaca waterfalls is also a great tour.
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