Planet Hollywood Costa Rica (Review)

Imagine a luxurious getaway where you can “Vacation Like A Star” in a breathtaking beachfront setting, surrounded by authentic Hollywood memorabilia and endless activities. Welcome to Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, an all-inclusive resort that offers a glamorous vacation experience for couples, families, and groups. As a frequent visitor to Costa Rica, I had the chance to review this hotel in 2023.

Get ready to indulge in diverse dining, immerse yourself in exciting amenities, and explore beyond the resort to discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica.

Key Takeaways

  • Experience the glamour of Hollywood in Costa Rica’s beautiful beachfront setting at Planet Hollywood Resort!
  • Upgrade to Star Class and indulge in diverse dining experiences with seven all-inclusive venues.
  • Explore beyond the resort for thrilling excursions, fantastic deals & an age restricted atmosphere for a memorable stay!

Discovering Planet Hollywood Costa Rica

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Located on the Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica is only a 30-minute drive from Liberia International Airport. Opened in October 2018, this all-inclusive resort offers:

  • A laid-back ambiance
  • Well-furnished facilities
  • Thrilling themed activities
  • A variety of mouthwatering restaurants

The resort’s glamorous atmosphere is further enhanced by the display of authentic Hollywood memorabilia and property amenities throughout the property.

Breathtaking Beachfront Setting

With modern designs and expansive views of the famed Pacific Coast, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica boasts a stunning beachfront location. The resort’s beach is easily accessible from the main pool area and is part of the Papagayo Gulf, making the waves short and the sea easy. The darker-colored sand is perfect for swimming and practicing water sports, while the trees on the shore attract monkeys, adding to the excitement of your beachside experience.

However, the beach may not be suitable for those who want to spend days lounging on the sand. If you’re looking for a more idyllic beach experience, there are numerous natural wonders to explore beyond the resort. But don’t worry – you can still enjoy local farm fresh dishes at the resort’s restaurants after a day of adventure.

Accommodation Options at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica

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At Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, you can choose from three luxurious room types:

  1. Junior Suite: Spans a generous 611 square feet and can accommodate either one king bed or two queen beds. Offers hot water showers, towels, a desk, wireless internet, a safe, an iron, a coffee maker, and satellite TV.
  2. Director’s Suite: [Description]
  3. Producer’s Suite: [Description]

The Director’s Suite, with multiple bedroom arrangements such as one king and two queen beds plus a cozy sofa, is an excellent choice for larger groups. All room types feature all-inclusive options, 24-hour room service, and Hollywood-inspired decor, ensuring a comfortable and stylish stay.

No matter which accommodation option you choose, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable experience surrounded by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood at this all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica.

Resort Amenities and Activities

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Planet Hollywood Costa Rica provides a plethora of exciting amenities and activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Some of the highlights include:

  • Unwinding at the PH Spa Beauty Bar, offering a perfect blend between Costa Rica’s green attitude and the Golden Age of Hollywood, with treatments like the luxurious Aloe Vera massage.
  • Staying active at the fitness center.
  • Enjoying the nightly entertainment featuring beach volleyball, karaoke, dances, DJ performances, and tribute concerts by local bands.

With so many options, there’s always something fun to do at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica.

For families, the Starlets Kids’ Club offers a fantastic place for children aged 4 to 12 to participate in activities and make new friends. The club operates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and provides a safe and clean environment for children to enjoy:

  • Dance parties
  • Art and crafts classes
  • Gym exercises
  • Video games
  • Themed events
  • Friendly competitions with age-appropriate toys

Star Class Upgrade

Guests seeking an enhanced vacation experience can opt for the Star Class upgrade, which includes perks like:

  • Oceanfront rooms
  • Private cabana days
  • Access to The Green Room lounge and bar
  • Complimentary sessions in the spa’s hydrotherapy pool
  • A personal concierge

This exclusive upgrade also includes luxurious accommodations, personalized service, reservation-free dining, private pool access, and a weekly ‘Star Class Dinner’ – all part of the main event guarantee.

However, the additional cost of the Star Class upgrade might not justify the extra amenities for some guests. Assess your personal preferences and vacation goals to determine whether the Star Class upgrade is the right choice for you.

Indulge in Diverse Dining Experiences

With the resort’s diverse dining options, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica ensures you’ll never go hungry. With seven all-inclusive dining venues, a buffet, and a sports bar, you can enjoy a tantalizing mix of local and international cuisine. Relish in the flavors of Asian cuisine at East Sushi and Teppanyaki Bar, a cal gourmet food emporium, or treat yourself to Italian delicacies at Gusto Italian Trattoria.

For a more casual dining experience, visit Guy Fieri’s burger joint on the property, offering a revved-up menu of savory classics. No matter your culinary preferences, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica has a gourmet food emporium featuring dining options to suit every palate, including an intimate and cozy steakhouse and the Overtime Sports Bar.

Explore Beyond the Resort

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Beyond the abundance of activities and amenities the resort offers, don’t miss out on exploring the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Guests can book exciting excursions such as:

  • Ziplining
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Visiting national parks
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet skiing
  • ATV riding

And more!

In the Papagayo Gulf, you can encounter a diverse range of wildlife, including sloths, waterfalls, bull sharks, manta rays, octopus, humpback whales, herons, storks, spoonbills, egrets, ducks, scarlet macaws, toucans, monkeys, bats, and various mammal, bird, reptile, and insect species. Discover the top-rated excursions in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region, such as Rio Celeste Hiking, Sloth Sanctuary & Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour, Guachipelin Adventure Volcano Zipline Horseback River Tubing Combo, La Fortuna: Waterfall, Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Tour, and thrilling zip-lining through the forest canopy.

Tips for an Enjoyable Stay

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You can book your stay at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica either by reserving accommodations directly on the resort’s website or finding amazing deals through tour operators such as Apple Vacations and Costco Travel. When it comes to transportation, guests can either walk up and down the steep hills within the resort or eagerly await a golf cart shuttle.

The drinking age at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica is 18 years old, and bartenders do not serve minors. For any assistance with reservations, you can call the resort at 1-866-921-7925.


In conclusion, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica offers a luxurious, all-inclusive vacation experience with stunning beachfront settings, diverse dining options, and an array of exciting activities and amenities. Whether you’re traveling as a couple, family, or group, the resort has something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of Costa Rica and create unforgettable memories at this glamorous, Hollywood-inspired resort.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Planet Hollywood Costa Rica have a beach?

Yes, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica has a beach! Enjoy luxurious, all-inclusive beachfront accommodations with stunning sunsets and ocean views!

What part of Costa Rica is Planet Hollywood in?

Planet Hollywood is located in the beautiful Papagayo region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. You can indulge in modern designs and expansive views while enjoying all that this all-inclusive resort has to offer.

Is alcohol included at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica?

It’s a spirits party at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica – enjoy a wide selection of international and local brands at our all-inclusive bars, plus access to top-shelf spirits and cocktails at the film-inspired lounge. Cheers!

Does Planet Hollywood Costa Rica have a lazy river?

Yes, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica has a lazy river so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful beachfront of Costa Mujeres!

What types of accommodations are available at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica?

Experience luxurious accommodation at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica with their three room types – Junior Suite, Director’s Suite and Producer’s Suite – all featuring all-inclusive options and Hollywood-inspired decor!

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Tim Schmidt is a 20+ year Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer. A Fort Lauderdale-based "Digital Nomad," he enjoys traveling as much as possible with family and friends. AllWorld is his escape to document all of his adventures, including being a hardcore "foodie." He has property in Costa Rica and visits several times each year and is happy to offer his expert advice for planning your trip.

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