Costa Rica is a place of immense beauty, adventure and romance. There are two breathtakingly beautiful coasts, spectacular forests and mountains, endless activities and an incredible selection of luxury and boutique hotels and resorts, making it a perfect wedding and honeymoon destination. Here are a few of the most romantic areas in Costa Rica and the top accommodation choice for each.
The Papagayo Peninsula is in a league of its own. This massive peninsula juts out into the Pacific Ocean in the northwest region of Costa Rica. It is a luxury gated community that has several upscale resorts, a world class golf course, a beach club and a marina. This idyllic paradise is only a short drive from the Liberia Airport. There are multiple beaches and private coves where the water is perfectly calm for swimming and snorkeling. It is also a great destination to embark on a number of eco and adventure tours. The Papagayo Peninsula is the epitome of a romantic luxury honeymoon destination.
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Peninsula Papagayo
The Four Seasons Resort on the Papagayo Peninsula is a divine choice for a honeymoon – the type of place you don’t have to leave for your entire stay, if you prefer. There are several private beaches, multiple dining options, an incredible pool, spa services and the entire peninsula is at your convenient disposal (golf, beach club, marina and more beaches). You will be treated like honeymoon royalty here!
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Tamarindo is an excellent honeymoon destination for couples who want a great selection of nightlife, restaurants, spas, yoga classes, shopping, tours and beaches. There are over 100 restaurants in Tamarindo, some of which are ranked among the best in the country. Tamarindo is a town where you can walk everywhere and sign up for numerous adventure tours, also being one of the best places to watch the sunset and learn how to surf. There’s a range of accommodation options here, from budget-friendly to luxury boutique.
Hotel Capitan Suizo, Provincia de Guanacaste
Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel, Love Hotel
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Hotel Capitan Suizo is a charming and truly romantic beachfront boutique hotel that is a perfect choice for a honeymoon. You cannot beat the location, situated on the far south end of Playa Tamarindo, which is typically way less crowded and is a perfect swimming beach. You can easily walk into town, but are just far enough away from the center to avoid its noise. The rooms and bungalows are incredibly cozy and there is a restaurant, bar, pool and spa on the premises too.
Santa Teresa is a beautiful and charming bohemian town on the Nicoya Peninsula. There are multiple stunning beaches, nearby waterfalls, international and locally-inspired dining options and some beautiful places to stay. Santa Teresa has a very laid-back and welcoming vibe, it’s a place where you can be part of the action or truly get away from it all. There’s something special about this part of Costa Rica. If you are a couple who wants to spend their days on the beach away from the crowds, maybe take a surf lesson or two, treat yourselves to some divine spa treatments and sip champagne at sunset, you can find all of that here.
Latitude 10 is an exclusive luxury beachfront boutique hotel in Santa Teresa. There are five secluded, open-air, and luxurious casitas surrounded by nature and only steps away from the beach. This is a place that will feel like a home away from home. There is a full time chef and staff that are dedicated to providing you with the most delicious food and personalized service. This dreamy boutique hotel is environmentally-friendly and a pleasant bike ride away from the downtown area of Santa Teresa.
Uvita is a picturesque honeymoon destination. Playa Uvita is a relatively uncrowded beach with white sand, calm turquoise water and swaying palm trees. A popular whale watching destination, the area has a range of available activities such as horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing and hiking. Uvita is an ideal honeymoon spot for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of more touristy areas, surrounded by tropical forest and ocean, and staying in a gorgeous luxury hotel that offers five-star service and views.
Rancho Pacifico is an eco-luxury boutique hotel with treehouse villas that has won an array of prestigious awards. There are 10 villas, suites and treehouses that all have spectacular views of the vast Pacific Ocean from the hotel’s elevated jungle viewpoint. There are private hiking trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls, multiple outrageously beautiful beaches to visit, heavenly spa treatments, organic and healthy dining options and unmatched hospitality. This is the perfect treehouse option for honeymooners and those seeking a romantic and peaceful getaway!
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Puerto Jimenez is located deep in the Osa Peninsula. This destination is perfect for those that want to spend their honeymoon in the rainforest by the coast. The plant and wildlife on the Osa Peninsula is spectacular, a place where you can see and hear monkeys and scarlet macaws every single day. The Corcovado National Park is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and a must-visit place while you are in the area. There are great snorkeling, scuba diving, waterfall hiking, horseback riding and whale watching opportunities down here. You will feel like you are a world away!
Lapa Rios Eco Lodge was rated by National Geographic as one of the top lodges in the world. They are dedicated to the environment and providing exceptional service and accommodations to their guests. It is located in one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica. It’s remote location provides for a truly nature-infused, peaceful, and romantic setting for your honeymoon. There are 17 private bungalows, an inviting pool that overlooks the ocean, a fantastic restaurant, yoga classes, spa services and a number of amazing eco tours.
The Caribbean costa of Costa Rica is far less populated than the Pacific side, which adds to its romantic appeal. Tortuguero is the most remote area and can actually only be accessed via boat or plane. There are secluded palm tree-lined beaches, crystal clear warm water to swim and snorkel in, a stunning national park, coconut infused cuisine, tropical drinks with fresh fruit garnishes and an opportunity to feel like you are in a private tropical paradise. Nothing says honeymoon like the Caribbean.
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is the perfect honeymoon spot for those looking for a nature-rich and authentic Costa Rican experience. Tortuguero is an incredibly important nesting zone for four different types of sea turtles. The Tortuguero National Park is one of the most spectacular parks in the country. The Tortuga Lodge and Gardens provides guests with completely customized and personable service, authentic Costa Rican meals and exceptionally comfortable and beautiful accommodation. This is the ideal location for the adventure and nature loving couple.