Aparthotels are a great option for someone that is planning to come to Costa Rica and stay for a short period of time. Also good as temporary accomodations while you are waiting on your shipped belongings to arrive in Costa Rica.
Apartment/hotels (called aparthotels) have everything you need to live in comfort with a kitchen and some even have laundry facilities. Dishes, cooking utensils, towels, sheets and blankets are all supplied as part of your stay. All you need is your toothbrush and personal items to feel right at home in your own place. Better than a hotel and often times less expensive than a nice hotel room.