Best Honeymoon Spots in Costa Rica
Beach Lovers | © Kaitlyn Shea Photography
Costa Rica is a honeymoon hotspot with the Central American country gaining in notoriety as the perfect place for lovers on vacation. There are pristine beaches, lush and exotic jungles, cool cloud forests, and quite a few 5-star resorts, ecolodges, and boutique hotels. Lovebirds can enjoy a romantic escape surrounded by nature, beautiful sunsets with tropical cocktails, and indulge in exquisite Costa Rican and international fusion food. It’s also possible to embark on exciting day tours and receive world-class spa treatments, all from one place.
Adults-only honeymoon resort
Kura Design Villas – six to be exact – is located in Uvita on the Pacific coast just 60 minutes south of the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. There are two honeymoon packages that include features like cooking classes, couples massages, surfing lessons, a whale watching excursion, and an expertly guided hike through the Corcovado National Park, among several other inspiring activities. Honeymooners can also completely customise their stay in this truly romantic, intimate accommodation in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Kura Design Villas, Private Road, Uvita, Costa Rica +506 8448 5744
Couples’ poolside bliss | James Anderson/Tartan Group
Love atop a mountain retreat
Honeymooners looking to venture to the northwest region of Costa Rica (Guanacaste) should look no further then Los Altos de Eros. This intimate luxury boutique hotel couldn’t be any more romantic; the name itself translates to ‘the heights of love’. There are six rooms, including a grandiose second floor suite that is perfect for a lovers’ getaway. Los Altos de Eros also offers a special honeymoon package that includes a five night stay, champagne upon arrival, a couples massage and romantic dinner for two, as well as a sunset sailing trip, USD$250 spa credit, full breakfast and lunch, and free transportation to and from Tamarindo.
Los Altos de Eros, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica +506 8850 4203
Heaven on earth
Drake Bay Getaway Resort is a rustic luxury eco-resort that appears to have been made for honeymoons. Located on the south side of the Osa Peninsula, which is famous for its incredible bio-diversity and unparalleled natural beauty, Drake Bay Getaway Resort is the perfect location for the celebration of love. Guests can spend the days kayaking through the biggest mangrove forest in Central America, hiking through the Corcovado National Park, or just enjoy each other in this serene and private setting.
Drake Bay Getaway Resort, Drake Bay, Costa Rica +506 6003 7253
Wine for two | Courtesy of Drake Bay Getaway Resort
Lapa Rios is part of the Cayunga collection of sustainable luxury hotels and lodges. Nestled into the Osa Peninsula on its own 1,000-acre rainforest reserve, the 17 open-air (with screens) bungalows of Lapa Rios is a perfect blend of luxury meets nature. Couples will enjoy ocean views from their beds and top-notch service from the warm and accommodating staff. Lovebirds can embark on a variety of on-site tours such as a rainforest ridge walk or a waterfall hike. Yoga and couples massages are also offered.
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Romance with a view | © James Anderson/Tartan Group
Trip Advisor’s #1 luxury hotel in 2016
Nayara Springs is the epitome of luxury in Costa Rica. Romantic villas have a natural mineral hot spring-fed plunge pool, dual rain showers in a private garden, and even a private host. There are five different dining options that range from Amor Loco (the finest dining in the La Fortuna/Arenal area) and a wine and tapas bar to a latin fusion restaurant and still another option serving upscale Costa Rican fare. Nayara Springs is an adult-only resort and caters to couples and honeymooners.
Nayara Springs Resort Spa & Garden, 702 Road 21007, Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica +506 2479 1600
Love amongst the greenery | © Kaitlyn Shea Photography
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is located on the northeastern Caribbean coast and is only accessible by boat, hosted within the Tortuguero National Park which is home to one of the most important nesting sites of the green turtle and an abundance of other spectacular flora and fauna. Honeymooners can spend their days kayaking, hiking through the rainforest, fishing, diving, or just relaxing together underneath a palm tree with a rum drink (or all of the above). The lodge is intimate, secluded, and perfect for a romantic getaway.
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