Having planned your wedding down to the last twirl of icing on the wedding cake, it’s now time to think about your honeymoon.
Costa Rica is one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations with a number of incredible destinations, a tropical climate, exotic wildlife and beautiful scenery.
It’s easy-going, Pura Vida atmosphere will ensure that between exploring the magnificence of Costa Rica and its thrilling adventures you will always have time for some romance, rest and relaxation.
♦ The Central Valley
Costa Rica’s Central Valley is smack-dab in the middle of the country and with the capital and main international airport of San Jose in the region, it is the perfect place to start off your honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Within the Central Valley are some of the best coffee plantations in the world and if you’re planning to travel between October and January, the Central Valley springs to life as the Golden Bean harvest season begins.
After starting the day with a cup of freshly roasted organic coffee from the surrounding coffee plantations, you’ll be ready to explore the Poas Volcano and the other highland highlights of the Central Valley. Home to some of the world’s best eco-lodges you’ll be able to stay in style while perfecting your taste for Costa Rica’s world famous coffee.
Recommended hotel: Wake up to the rich aromas from the coffee plantations at the luxurious eco-lodge of Finca Rosa Blanca.
♦ Arenal Volcano National Park, Central Highlands
Does relaxing in steamy natural hot springs surrounded by a tropical rainforest and in the shadow of a resting volcano sound like the perfect way to spend your honeymoon?
The area of Arenal is known for its romantic, secluded waterfalls, lush rainforests and adventures in the Arenal Volcano National Park.
Having explored the sleeping Arenal Volcano, zip-lined your way through the tree tops and searched for hidden waterfalls; take some time to be pampered and let your passion take over in Arenal’s most luxurious volcanic hot springs.
Recommended hotel: Perfect rainforest romance at the Arenal Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens and TripAdvisor’s number 2 Hotel in the World in 2015!
♦ Nicoya Peninsula
The Nicoya Peninsula is home to smaller, more intimate hotels which provide private, isolated beaches as well as breathtaking scenery.
With fewer crowds and tourists, you’ll be able to bask in the glory of the Nicoya Peninsula’s romance and intimacy.
This secluded paradise destination with its famous fiery sunsets and warm ocean breezes is also one of the world’s most important Leatherback and Hawksbill sea turtle nesting area. What could be better than taking a long stroll along one of the many pristine, beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula before going on a magical tour of the turtle nesting sites to witness them coming ashore or if you’re lucky, see the hatchlings taking their first few steps?
Recommended hotel: Marrying together a tropical beachfront location, verdant nature & luxurious accommodation at the Tango Mar Beach Hotel Resort.
♦ Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Tamarindo which is situated in Guanacaste on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is one of the best-known beach destinations in the region. It comes as no surprise that Tamarindo’s popularity has surged thanks to its soft white sand, palm backed beaches, warm Pacific waters and lively town center.
Traveling to Tamarindo is all about the sun, sea and sand and is often regarded as being part of Costa Rica’s most picturesque stretch of coastline.
Long sunset strolls along the beach and having time to just relax on Tamarindo’s heavenly beaches make it the perfect destination to simply unwind after the wedding celebrations and appreciate the romance of the destination.
Recommended hotel: Have a luxurious beach honeymoon in Costa Rica at the Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas.
♦ Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific
Just a 2-hour drive or 20-minute local flight from Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose means that you can be lounging on Manuel Antonio’s pristine beaches and soaking up some of the world’s most verdant rainforests in no time at all.
Like a jewel on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coastline, Manuel Antonio is a favorite with honeymooners.
The area is famous for the Manuel Antonio National Park which is bursting with wildlife and adventure activities from canopy walks, zip-lining and rafting to horseback riding along the beach.
Recommended hotel: Designed with nature in mind and surrounded by rainforest, escape to the secluded Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort.
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