Are you aware of any issues travelers have had booking hotels through third party sites such as tripadvisor or Travelocity? Are these bookings recognized by hotels in Costa Rica or do you recommend booking directly on the hotel’s website?
Most of the problems we have heard of regarding the third party travel sites involve rental cars. It’s common for them to not include all the required insurance in the quote. But we haven’t heard of problems for hotels. Personally, we use Booking.com because a high percentage of the hotels here use them and the prices are usually some of the lowest.