Hotels & Resorts
The upscale hotel market is rapidly on the rise, and many large four- and five-star hotels and resorts are popping up in San José and around the coastal hot-spots. Costa Rica's forte, however, is the intermediately-priced hotel room, ranging in nightly room rate from about US$60 to US$100. While surprisingly outstanding accommodations can be found at this price level, these are the most varying and unpredictable of the hotel categories. For the budget-traveler there are myriad hotels and hostels that charge less than US$60 a night. At the very low end, these accommodations can feature communal bathrooms, cold-water showers, and even showers that are heated in a bucket by electric heating coils.