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Costa Rica Sweeps Condé Nast Top Hotels in Central and South America List

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Seven Costa Rican hotels took coveted spots on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards for top resorts in Central and South America.

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Costa Rica sweeps Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

Costa Rica sweeps Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards
Posted by Marcel Evans on October 23, 2012 in Costa Rica News, Entertainment News

Seven Costa Rican properties take coveted spots on the list’s top resorts in Central and South America.

The Costa Rica Tourism Board is thrilled to announce that Costa Rica was the most celebrated destination in Central America in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards released this week. The top honors went to the region’s favorite hotels and resorts, as voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

In the list of the top resorts in Central and South America, seven of the 15 properties were from Costa Rica, and two Costa Rican properties made the list of top hotels in Central America. The winners highlight the country’s various regions and offerings, showcasing a broad view of Costa Rica’s attractions appealing to every type of traveler. The list takes into account factors such as rooms, service, food, location, design and activities, and the winners ranged from beachfront properties in Guanacaste, to a honeymooners’ favorite in Manuel Antonio National Park, to a sustainable and highly acclaimed resort and spa in the Central Valley, to one of San Jose’s most beloved treasures, and many more.

Among the top resorts in Central and South America are:
-Xandari Resort & Spa – Alajuela, Costa Rica
-Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo – Guanacaste, Costa Rica
-Hotel Punta Islita – Guanacaste, Costa Rica
-El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Alajuela, Costa Rica
-Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort – Puntarenas, Costa Rica
-Arenas del Mar – Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
-Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Among the top hotels in Central America are:
-Hotel Grano de Oro – San José, Costa Rica
-Hotel Villa Caletas – Puntarenas, Costa Rica

“We are honored to see how readers of Condé Nast Traveler rate their experiences in Costa Rica, and how their favorites cover various corners and climates of the country’s landscape showing how there really is something for everyone and considered the best of the best,” said Ireth Rodriguez, Deputy Marketing Director for the Costa Rica Tourism Board.

The Readers’ Choice Awards, now in its 25th edition, drew a record number of reader participation this year with 46,476 readers voting for their favorite hotels, resorts and cruise lines. This annual survey ultimately awarded 1,306 winners what is considered to be one of the industry’s most esteemed recognitions.

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