The popular global travel site announced on Feb. 18 its 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards for the best beaches and hotels in the world. The annual awards are based on traveler reviews gathered by TripAdvisor over the past 12 months. In addition to an over-all top 25 world winners list, top winners are listed by regions and countries, including lists for Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, and the South Pacific.
Named the No. 2 Top Hotel in the World for 2015 is Costa Rica’s Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens in La Fortuna by the Arenal Volcano. Nayara Hotel also was named fifth best luxury hotel in the world, No. 2 best hotel for romance in Central America and 13th best hotel for romance in the world. Out of 25 top hotels in Central America, Costa Rica holds 16.
Costa Rica beaches were favored highly, especially Manuel Antonio Beach in Manuel Antonio National Park on the Central Pacific Coast. Manuel Antonio Beach was chosen No. 2 of the Top 10 Beaches in Central America, and No. 17 of the 25 Top Beaches in the World.
Costa Rica holds the majority of the 10 Top Beaches in Central America:
- #3 Santa Teresa Beach
- #4 Tamarindo Beach
- #5 Avellanes Beach by Tamarindo
- #6 Conchal Beach
- #7 Hermosa Beach by Santa Teresa
- #8 Guiones Beach at Nosara
- #9 Samara Beach
Costa Rica is the only country in Central America with its own Top 10 List for Best Beaches by TripAdvisor. The Top 10 Beaches in Costa Rica for 2015 are:
- Manuel Antonio Beach in Manuel Antonio National Park
- Santa Teresa Beach
- Tamarindo Beach
- Avellanes Beach by Tamarindo
- Conchal Beach
- Hermosa Beach by Santa Teresa
- Guiones Beach at Nosara
- Samara Beach
- Hermosa Beach in Guanacaste
- Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast
With freezing temperatures in most of the northern hemisphere, now is the time to escape to one of TripAdvisor’s world’s best beaches and world’s best hotels in Costa Rica.
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Article by Shannon Farley