Planning a Costa Rica honeymoon can be overwhelming once you realize how many stunning hotels the country offers. To make the process a bit easier, we’ve narrowed down the most unique Costa Rica honeymoon resorts and hotels for your one-of-a-kind trip:
Latitude 10 Resort | Santa Teresa
Couples looking for a laid-back beach honeymoon will find what they’re after at the rustic-chic Latitude 10 Resort. This small boutique property features open-air suites enveloped by lush vegetation in a downbeat coastal setting. The hotel is small with just a handful of suites, ensuring an intimate atmosphere with casual charm. Gauzy linens and outdoor showers create an ethereal tropical ambiance in each room. Just a few steps separate you from the ocean, with miles of beach to walk in either direction. Stroll past jutting rock formations, tropical trees and plants, and lifelong surfers paddling out to do what they do best. Rent a Jeep or ATV and explore the Santa Teresa/ Mal Pais town and hit all of the different beaches along the southern Nicoya Peninsula coast. About 45 minutes away is Montezuma, home to the famous Montezuma waterfall, if you’re up for a bit of adventure.
Hacienda AltaGracia | Perez Zeledon
Like no other place in Costa Rica, Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort, blends sweeping, rural vistas with luxury accommodations in an unexplored area close to the South Pacific Coast. The mountainous terrain of the Perez Zeledon region flies under the radar of most tourists, making it a perfect stomping ground for a unique Costa Rica honeymoon. Like many other Auberge Resorts, this upscale property showcases world-class dining with a fusion of local and global cuisine. Elegant dinners and casual cantina lunches will fill you up, with romantic private dining options available to take your honeymoon to the next level. Equestrian experiences abound here; horseback riding to hidden waterfalls is just part of a typical day at the Hacienda Alta Gracia.
Kura Design Villas | Uvita
Just a short drive from Hacienda Alta Gracias is the exclusive Kura Design Villas. Beware: the views may spoil you. The property’s infinity pool faces toward the South Pacific Coast and seems to blend right in with the ocean’s horizon. No filter will be necessary at this picture perfect boutique hotel, which promises to make your honeymoon the most drool-worthy on Instagram. Active couples can head out to Corcovado National Park for unsurpassed rainforest and wildlife or snorkeling at Cano Island. Don’t forget to check out Marina Ballena National Park and the area’s signature “Whale Tale” formation along the coast. Sleek, modern design and excellent service ensure your Costa Rica honeymoon is as stylish as it is exotic. And the best part? Kura is adults-only.
Nayara Springs | Arenal
Nayara Springs has earned a spot on atop many “best of” hotel lists, thanks in part to the sterling reputation of its sister property, Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens. Both boutique resorts are excellent choices for honeymoon couples, but Nayara Springs offers an elevated level of seclusion, luxury, and romance. Each private villa opens to a volcano-fed plunge pool, which means you can avoid the crowded hot springs in the Arenal region in favor of an adults-only honeymoon hideaway. Enjoy the area’s adventure activities in the morning and retreat back to the hotel for gourmet dining and locally-inspired spa treatments in a magical tropical setting each night. Nayara Springs is the best choice for adults-only style in one of Costa Rica’s most popular family destinations.
Four Seasons Resort | Papagayo Peninsula
The Papagayo Peninsula has gained a reputation as a hot spot for luxury vacations in Costa Rica. The Four Seasons is the crown jewel of the peninsula, perched at its edge for access to both Culebra Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel delivers a high level of classic Four Season’s service in a dual-beach location perfect for a private romantic dinner, a snorkel adventure, and simply a lazy day after months of wedding planning and prep. The buildings were recently renovated to reflect the laid-back style of the area while maintaining the brand’s signature level of luxury and style. Golf lovers will appreciate the scenic Arnold Palmer course, which is the best in the country if not all of Central America.
Makanda by the Sea Hotel | Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio is a great destination for your Costa Rica honeymoon because it combines beach and rainforest in one compact location. That being said, it is also popular with families for those same reasons. Honeymooners looking for an intimate setting should cozy up at Makanda by the Sea for a more couples-oriented atmosphere than some of the other family resorts in the area. Nestled within the rainforest foliage, the adults-only boutique hotel offers just a handful of suites and villas, all with ocean views. Breakfast is delivered to your room daily which means you can lounge in style for as long as you’d like each morning. Venture out for hikes in Manuel Antonio National Park, kayaking through mangrove estuaries, catamaran sailing tours, zip-lining, and more. Don’t forget to leave time to explore the area’s beaches!
Andaz Resort | Papagayo Peninsula
The Andaz Costa Rica Resort on the Papagayo Peninsula effectively redefined resort vacations in Costa Rica with its locally-inspired architecture and design elements. Simply put, it is the best of everything. You can forget the stale resort experience that has become so common in tropical destinations – the Andaz delivers luxury resort amenities in a thoughtful way. Down the smallest detail, the property’s elements are inspired by Costa Rican culture. Interactive cooking demonstrations, mixology classes, live music, and other local touches differentiate the Andaz from other Costa Rica honeymoon hotels. Lounge by the adults-only pool, set up a custom spa appointment, or paddle through the calm bay waters of Bahia Culebra on kayak for the ideal balance of rejuvenation, exploration, and romance.
Casa Chameleon Hotel at Las Catalinas | Guanacaste
The Las Catalinas development is growing into one of Costa Rica’s most sought-after destinations. It is also home to the newest Casa Chameleon property: Casa Chameleon Hotel at Las Catalinas. The trendy boutique suites offer honeymoon couples private plunge pools and endless ocean views. Modeled after its sister property in Mal Pais, this adults-only hotel puts guests in proximity to some of the best beaches in the Guanacaste province. Sip drinks near the dramatic infinity pool or plan local day tours like surf lessons, snorkeling, SCUBA, and more. Just an hour from the Liberia airport, Casa Chameleon is the perfect choice for an intimate and convenient Costa Rica honeymoon. The trendy but casual level of luxury is sure to please couples of all different travel styles.
Of course, there are countless other eco-lodges and hotels in Costa Rica that would amaze you on your honeymoon. Costa Rica is practically paradise, after all! The hotels on this list, however, are the Expert picks for the best honeymoon resorts in Costa Rica thanks to their exclusive settings, Snap-able views, and once-in-a-lifetime luxury.
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