Beginning to take the plunge into honeymoon planning? These Costa Rica honeymoon ideas will set you up for your most romantic trip yet.
The Canopy Suite at Pacuare Lodge
Picture this getaway at the Pacuare Lodge: raft to a secluded eco-lodge on the Pacuare River, then cross a private suspension bridge to your honeymoon suite, before enjoying an ice-cold bottle of Champagne with your sweetheart. Enjoy hot breakfast in bed served directly to your suite each morning, try a jungle canopy zip-lining adventure, a guided hike through the tropical rainforest, a romantic dinner for two, and a couples massage. Finally, make a memory that will last generations by planting a tree to commemorate your special occasion.
Sunset Cocktails at Villa Caletas
One of the biggest draws to Hotel Villa Caletas on the Central Pacific Coast is its romantic ambiance and tropical seclusion. Stunning views overlooking the Pacific Ocean paired with amorous Victorian architecture will bring you to another place in time. Their luxury suites have private pools and whirlpool tubs. This tropical mansion has exquisite cuisine and drink options, a private beach and an infinity pool that fuses the water with the skyline.
Stay at Lapa Rios Ecolodge set on a Wildlife Reserve
This is for the adventurous! Lapa Rios Ecolodge is a unique, upscale wilderness resort in the middle of a remote rain forest where the Golfo Dulce and the Pacific meet on the Osa Peninsula. The activities available at the Ecolodge are nearly as plentiful as the ecosystem: hiking trails, horseback rides, sunset tours, surf lessons, kayaking, dolphin tours and tours of Corcovado National Park and Cano Island.
Arenal Nayara & Nayara Springs’ Private Casitas
The award-winning Arenal Nayara Hotel and its adults-only connected addition, Nayara Springs, exhibit authentic Costa Rican hospitality at its finest. Surrounded by tropical rainforests with direct views of Arenal Volcano, each unit has a private balcony, outdoor shower, and Jacuzzi. Nayara also has some of the best dining experiences in the Arenal region. Foodies will love the wine pairing at the Nostalgia Wine & Tapas Bar, the sushi and Latin fusion at the Sushi Amor Restaurant, and the new fine dining Amor Loco Restaurant.
Sundown Dinner in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest
Cross a suspended bridge to access the hidden path leading to your private forest sundown dinner in the cloud forest at El Silencio Lodge. Additional intimate dining experiences include wine tasting and a river deck private dinner with a personal waiter. El Silencio has two lodging options: a luxury suite with private whirlpool and fireplace or the new Master Villa with outdoor whirlpool, gas fireplace, and private deck.
Sunset Cruise on Lake Arenal with Stunning Volcano Views
Need something last minute? Enjoy a pleasant sunset on Arenal Lake with breathtaking views of Arenal Volcano. The lush vegetation and impressive landscape make Arenal Lake an excellent spot for boat rides. You’ll also have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife on this evening cruise: monkeys, coatis, sloths and bird species such as Flycatchers, Kingfishers, and Anhinga. And a romantic bonus? Wine and cheese are included in your tour.
The Adults Only Kura Design Villas overlooking the Whale’s Tail Sand Bar
If “Adults Only” didn’t catch your attention, then Kurà’s Design Villas clean minimalist architecture will. This elite refuge has just six design villas on the Southern Coast of Costa Rica on an impressive mountain ridge. The Villas also share an infinity saltwater pool and a spectacular outdoor poolside lounge area. A complimentary beach shuttle operates three times a day to a private beach entrance. Your host will set up beach chairs, an umbrella and a cooler with drinks for your enjoyment.
Rural Horseback Riding in the Southern Mountains
With the best stables in Central America, Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort, is a converted private hacienda in the southern Perez Zeledon Mountains. This 50-casita property encapsulates luxury with high-end amenities and cuisine in a remote fanciful setting. A caballista will lead you through rolling hills and valleys as you discover rural Costa Rica.
Volcano-fed Hot Springs at Tabacon
The naturally heated hot springs of Arenal Volcano are iconic in Costa Rica. They are also hopelessly romantic. The otherworldly labyrinth of thermal pools is a welcome respite after a day of exploring Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica’s adventure capital. For a more private escape, visit the adults-only Shangri La section at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, an exclusive retreat for hotel guests complete with beverage service and lounge chairs.
Rio Perdido Thermal River
Tucked away in the interior lowlands of the Guanacaste province, Rio Perdido Thermal River is naturally heated by Maravalles Volcano. Couples can escape to this remote sanctuary surrounded by nature for overnight at the Rio Perdido Hotel. The medicinal spring waters with pools of varying temperatures are an idyllic oasis for rejuvenation after the excitement of wedding planning.
A Private Dinner in a Monteverde Butterfly Garden
For those visiting Monteverde Cloud Forest, don’t miss the opportunity for a private dinner in the butterfly garden greenhouse at Monteverde Lodge. A private dinner for two can be enjoyed while admiring a multitude of butterfly species – a truly unique experience!
An All-Inclusive Beach Resort Escape at Playa Conchal
Sometimes a no-fuss all-inclusive resort package is just the ticket after a busy year leading up to a wedding. The Westin Playa Conchal Resort in the Guanacaste province features an adults-only section with an exclusive club lounge, private pool, restaurants, and a personal concierge service.
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