Conde Nast Traveler Announces 2023’s Top Resorts in Central America & The Caribbean

by Khaila Gentle

With Conde Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards lists officially live, the resorts, hotels, businesses, and destinations that have captivated travelers across the globe are being celebrated for granting some of the best travel experiences there are to have. This time around, an amazing half a million CNT readers voted for their favorite hospitality and travel wavemakers, including in Central America and the Caribbean. When it comes to resorts, here are the Top 20 Resorts in Central America & the Caribbean for 2023:

20. El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica (Score: 94.97)

19.  Cayo Espanto – Cayo Espanto, Belize (Score: 95.1)

Cayo Espanto. Photo courtesy of property

18. Lagarta Lodge – Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Score: 95.18)

17. Matachica Resort & Spa – Ambergris Caye, Belize (Score 95.49)

Photo Credit: Matachica Resort

16. Coco Plum Island Resort – Dangriga, Belize (Score: 95.67)

Photo Credit: Coco Plum Island Resort

15. Turneffe Island Resort – Turneffe Island, Belize (Score 95.68)

14. Gaia Riverlodge – Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Belize (Score: 95.71)

Photo Credit: Gaia Riverodge

13.  Amor Arenal – La Fortuna, Costa Rica (Score: 95.8)

12. Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas – Placencia, Belize (Score: 96.07)

Photo courtesy Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas

11. Islas Secas – Islas Secas, Panama (Score: 96.17)

10. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo – Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica (Score: 96.59)

9. Victoria House Resort & Spa – Ambergris Caye, Belize (Score: 96.62)

Photo by Victoria House Resort & Spa

8.  Nayara Gardens –  Arenal, Costa Rica (Score: 96.77) 

7.  Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa – Arenal, Costa Rica (Score: 96.9)

6. Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort – Hopkins Village, Belize (Score: 97.2)

Hamanasi Resort
Photo by Ben Kim

5. Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection – San Pedro, Belize (Score: 97.29)

4. The Inn at Rancho Santana – Popoyo, Nicaragua (Score: 97.3)

3. Nayara Tented Camp – Arenal, Costa Rica (Score: 97.43)

2. Nayara Springs – Arenal, Costa Rica (Score: 97.5)

1. Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection – Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica (Score: 97.89)

Check out the list and the rest of the 2023 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards here.

Featured Photo by Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas

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