When it comes to helping couples plan their dream honeymoon in Costa Rica, one of the concerns many newlyweds have is how they will balance adventure and romance. One person dreams of relaxing sunset cruises while the other envisions tropical zip line adventures and waterfall canyoning.
As the Experts on Costa Rica, we can safely assure you that a balanced honeymoon is not a problem. A sunset romance paired with a rainforest adventure is totally feasible. So what are your options? How will you compromise? Read on for some of our favorite romance-adventure pairings for couples.
Tour Pairing 1: Hanging Bridges Hike & Hot Springs
Trek into the Costa Rican rainforest and cross a series of hanging bridges. This afternoon hike has views that can’t be found anywhere else in the country. You’ll start this combination with an unforgettable hike with the magnificent Arenal Volcano backdrop. Your knowledgeable guide will point out nature and wildlife native to the area that many hikers miss!
Then head to the hot springs. These thermal pools are heated by the volcano itself and will provide satisfying relief to sore muscles after your hike. Spend the evening relaxing, dining, and exploring various thermal pools in this romantic paradise.
Tour Pairing 2: Rafting & Sundowner
Costa Rica has abundant opportunities for rafting with varying degrees of difficulty. Adventures range from day trips on the Pacuare River to pleasant float trips on the Peñas Blancas River. Rafting is available in multiple destinations throughout Costa Rica, so this adventure fits easily in many itineraries.
Expert Recommendation: Rafting tours can even be arranged en route to some destinations! Ask an expert if this is an option in your itinerary.
So, what is a sundowner? A sundowner is a romantic, typically private, dinner planned for sunset. This can be arranged at nearly every hotel and is the perfect combination of romance and relaxation at the end of an exciting day.
Tour Pairing 3: Canopy Zip Line & Couples Massage
Zip lining is a tour not to be missed on your Costa Rica vacation. We highly recommend the zip line tours from Arenal Volcano or Manuel Antonio. And if zip lining doesn’t interest you, substitute an activity that does! Waterfall canyoning, horseback riding, and snorkeling are just a few of the many activities available
Following your morning adventure, pamper yourself into the evening with a private couple’s massage. Most hotels would be happy to arrange spa treatments so location isn’t an issue
These are just a few of the many adventure romance pairings available in Costa Rica. With the help of our Experts, tailor these or create your own to create the perfect balance for your honeymoon.
Check out our Costa Rica Honeymoon Vacations page for more romantic trip ideas.