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Featured Resorts in Ciudad Cortes

Oxygen Jungle Villas
4.5 out of 5
1.5 KM Noroeste del catarata, 4x4 vehicle ONLY, Ballena, Puntarenas
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Situated in the mountains, this luxury resort is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Catarata uvita and within 6 mi (10 km) of Uvita Beach and Marino Ballena National Park. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (196 reviews)

"Best resort I have ever stayed at. Excellent prices, food, and service."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Oxygen Jungle Villas
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
7 km al Sur de Uvita, Costa Ballena, Ballena, Puntarenas
$157
per night
May 2 - May 3

Situated by the ocean, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Ballena and Marino Ballena National Park. Uvita Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)

"This place is amazing! Perfect for couples or travellers looking for a relaxing trip! Grounds and hotel is beautiful. Service was great throughout the entire hotel, especially Helbert in the restaurant. Owners were nice and gave us a smile each morning. Would highly recommend !"…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Hotel Bahia Azul
3 out of 5
Parque Nacional Ballena, Ballena, Puntarenas
$79
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

Nestled on the beach, this Ballena resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Punta Uvita, Marino Ballena National Park, and Uvita Beach. Playa Hermosa and Catarata uvita ...

3.9/5Very Good! (41 reviews)
Great location and stay

"Just a short walk (5-10 min) from the marina ballena national park. Beautiful area, near a couple of small grocery stores and a couple larger ones if you have a car. Restaurant food was good. Wifi was very good. rooms are pretty basic and could be updated, but overall met my needs for ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Hotel Bahia Azul
Villas Alturas
3.5 out of 5
San Martin Norte, Ballena, Puntarenas
$187
per night
Apr 30 - May 1

Situated by the ocean, this resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Playa Dominicalito. Marino Ballena National Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (88 reviews)

"We had only two complaints. Air conditioning only in the bedroom and very poor lighting in the bedroom, other than that, everything was great! Very good staff!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Villas Alturas
Kura Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Uvita, Osa Peninsula, Ballena, Puntarenas
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Situated near the beach, this spa resort is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Catarata uvita and within 3 mi (5 km) of Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach. Punta Uvita ...

5/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Paradise

"Kura is amazing. It was exactly what I was hoping for, great setting, wonderful staff, great food and drink."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Kura Boutique Hotel
Vista Drake Lodge
3 out of 5
150 metros este de la Escuela Drake, 75 este del Telefono Publico, Drake Bay, Puntarenas
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Situated by the ocean, this resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Drake Bay Beach.

3.9/5Good! (40 reviews)
Remote Slice of Paradise

"Just back from a lovely stay at Vista Drake Lodge, Drake Bay. We stayed for 4 nights in a fabulous bungalow with a veranda overlooking the bay. This is a very special place and worth the effort to get to. Drake is a remote little town of back roads and is dusty and dirty with no jetty to jump onto ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Vista Drake Lodge
Villas Punta Gabriela, Luxury Retreat, Canopy, Tree Platform & Concierge on Site

Situated on the waterfront, this romantic resort is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Playa Dominicalito and within 9 mi (15 km) of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Linda Beach. ...

Villas Punta Gabriela, Luxury Retreat, Canopy, Tree Platform & Concierge on Site
Beachfront Boutique Resort and Event Space
Ballena, Puntarenas (province)
$3,000
per night
Apr 9 - Apr 10

Situated in Ballena, this resort is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Playa Dominicalito and within 6 mi (10 km) of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Linda Beach. Playa Hermosa ...

Beachfront Boutique Resort and Event Space
Parallel9 Resort, Serenity Superior Suite
$229
per night
Apr 15 - Apr 16

Situated in Ballena, this romantic resort is within a 15-minute walk of Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach. Punta Uvita and Playa Hermosa are also ...

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Great Views

"My wife and I spent 4 nights. A lovely property with great views. Very private. We loved sitting in the infinity pool for sunsets. The breakfast was wonderful and our hosts Scott & Tanya were outstanding. The shower was the best shower in CR as you overlook the ocean with great water pressure.. Private ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Parallel9 Resort, Serenity Superior Suite
Parallel9 Resort, Sunset Dream, 10 Steps to the Pool!
$209
per night
May 1 - May 2

Situated in Ballena, this romantic resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Punta Uvita, Marino Ballena National Park, and Uvita Beach. Catarata uvita and Playa Hermosa ...

Parallel9 Resort, Sunset Dream, 10 Steps to the Pool!
Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga
3 out of 5
200 Meters East of Ferreteria Ventanas, Ojochal, Puntarenas
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Situated by the ocean, this resort is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Tortuga Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Marino Ballena National Park. Ventanas Beach and Playa Ballena ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (84 reviews)

"Loved the view and the service. So accommodating . Had a very nice view of the ocean and the surroundings were very nice. The only suggestion I would make is that the pool deck is very slippery with or without shoes when it is wet. Had a great time with the staff they were wonderful people. Loved ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga
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Mamma e Papá
Mamma e Papá
3 out of 5
Perezoso Road, Ciudad Cortes, Puntarenas
$110
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.8/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)
Unbelievably beautiful

"The property is just a half a mile off of the main road just enough to be quaint and quiet yet accessible . The staff is unbelievable and attends to your every need. I’m intending to return over and over and over again. I could not be more happy."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Mamma e Papá
Three Sixty Boutique Hotel - Adults Only
Three Sixty Boutique Hotel - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Playa Ojochal, Ciudad Cortes, South Pacific
4.9/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)

"The hotel is simply beautiful. So clean and fresh water to drink! Breakfast every morning is a definite plus. The entire staff went above and beyond to make our stay a pleasure! There is an entire community on the mountain to become friends with. We can't wait to come back."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

Three Sixty Boutique Hotel - Adults Only
El Castillo - Adults only
El Castillo - Adults only
3.5 out of 5
Perezoso Road, Ciudad Cortes, Puntarenas
4.7/5Exceptional! (89 reviews)

"Very kind, helpful, wonderful people at El Castillo ❤"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

El Castillo - Adults only
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Resorts in Ciudad Cortes

You deserve a getaway, and a resort is the perfect place to find all the amenities and services you need for a relaxing stay in Ciudad Cortes. One of the 8 comfortable resorts in the area might be just what you're looking for, whether you want great restaurants on site, shopping possibilities, or nightly entertainment options.

Our top-rated resorts near Ciudad Cortes:

Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga - 3-star property, 10-minute walk from Tortuga Beach

  • 7.1 mi (11.3 km) from Ciudad Cortes
  • Features a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center
  • A restaurant on site

Oxygen Jungle Villas - Luxury resort rated 4.5 stars

  • 15.5 mi (25 km) from Ciudad Cortes
  • Offers a restaurant
  • Has a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a spa

Villas Alturas - Rated 3.5 stars

  • 21.6 mi (34.8 km) from Ciudad Cortes
  • Boasts a restaurant
  • Enjoy the poolside bar, outdoor pool, and garden

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa - Spa resort rated 3 stars

  • 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Ciudad Cortes
  • Amenities include a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a spa
  • Has a restaurant

Vista Drake Lodge - Rated 3 stars

  • 23.5 mi (37.9 km) from Ciudad Cortes

What Can I Do in Ciudad Cortes?

Travelers enjoy the entertainment choices in Ciudad Cortes, as well as its bird watching and other activities. Beach lovers like to spend time by the water at Tortuga Beach, while Uvita Beach is one of the most popular places to visit nearby. A few other attractions you may want to see are Terraba Sierpe National Wetlands and El Pavón Waterfall.

When Should I Visit Ciudad Cortes?

Here's a breakdown of the typical weather to help with picking your travel dates:

  • The hottest months are typically March and February, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 94° F and nighttime temperatures average 67° F
  • April-June: 94° F is the daytime average and 71° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 88° F and nighttime averages are around 70° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 89° F during the day and 68° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 112.68 inches in a year

How to Get to Ciudad Cortes and Around the Area

Ciudad Cortes Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Drake Bay (DRK) Airport 21.4 mi (34.5 km)
Golfito (GLF) Airport 37.6 mi (60.4 km)

Frequently asked questions

What is Ciudad Cortes like for a resort vacation?
You deserve some time off, and a resort is the ideal place to indulge in all the services and amenities you need for a relaxing stay in Ciudad Cortes. You’ll find 12 resorts in the surrounding area, giving you a range of options that might have the great restaurants or shopping possibilities you’re looking for.
What's a favorite resort in Ciudad Cortes?
Here are our top-rated resorts near Ciudad Cortes: Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga - 3-star rating. 7.1 mi (11.3 km) from Ciudad Cortes. Features a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Oxygen Jungle Villas - Luxury property with a 4.5-star rating. 15.5 mi (25 km) from Ciudad Cortes. Has a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Kura Boutique Hotel - Beach resort rated 4 stars. 15.2 mi (24.5 km) from Ciudad Cortes. Enjoy the poolside bar, outdoor pool, and restaurant. Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa - Beach property with a 3-star rating. 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Ciudad Cortes. Amenities include a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Guests love the pool. Villas Alturas - Rated 3.5 stars. 21.6 mi (34.8 km) from Ciudad Cortes. Access to a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.
What can I do in Ciudad Cortes?
Travelers enjoy the entertainment choices in Ciudad Cortes, as well as its bird watching and other activities. For some time by the water, you can head to Tortuga Beach and Playa Garza. You’ll also find top attractions like Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach in the area.
What's the weather like in Ciudad Cortes?
The hottest months are usually March and February with an average temp of 93°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 68°F. Average annual rainfall for Ciudad Cortes is 112.15 inches.
What's the best way to get to and around Ciudad Cortes?
Fly into Drake Bay (DRK), which is located 21.4 mi (34.5 km) away from the city center. You can also search for flights into Golfito (GLF), which is 37.6 mi (60.4 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.