Top 5 Costa Rica Honeymoon Destinations

Costa Rica is such a beautiful place, home to diverse regions that will suit any kind of vacation – educational, relaxing, adventure, nature, fun or romantic. It is considered one of the most desirable places to go on a honeymoon or have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It boasts of different attractions, nature and wildlife, rainforests and a wonderful tropical climate.

While Costa Rica is lined with beautiful beaches, most honeymooners prefer to have something more than a beachside getaway. They want to enjoy top-notch resort hotels that offer romantic activities and dining opportunities. If you are planning to get married soon, here are top 5 honeymoon destinations you may want to consider for your upcoming honeymoon.

1. Arenal Volcano and the Tabacon Thermal Resort

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If you are looking to spend your honeymoon enjoying the luxuries of a 5-star hotel, then the Tabacon is the place for you and your spouse. It is not that big – just enough to make it cozy and romantic, but all of its rooms have king-sized beds, elegant furnishings and a Jacuzzi bath tub.

What attracts people to the Tabacon is the hot springs. The hotel is located near the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active ones in the planet. Arenal is surrounded by luxurious rainforest and beautiful waterfalls. It is the perfect place to relax and indulge in blissful romance.

2. Tamarindo Beach

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Located along the coast of Guanacaste, Tamarindo Beach is one of the most popular honeymoon beach destinations. Enjoy the warm waters and walk on beautiful, white sand with your loved one. Bask in the picturesque beachside scene as you step out of your hotel room and enjoy a sumptuous meal with your spouse. If you are the adventurous type and are up for taking on the waves together, you will be pleased to know that Tamarindo is a dynamic surf town where you can revel in the waves amidst amazing sunsets. It is the perfect balance to tranquility and close proximity to adventure spots.

3. Hotel Punta Islita in Nicoya Peninsula

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If you want complete solitude, then you can enjoy the smaller, more private beaches of Nicoya Peninsula. Hotel Punta Islita is an elegant boutique hotel that is located near the beach and a cove – a secluded, quiet and romantic place where you can spend some intimate alone time with your loved one. You can also enjoy hotel facilities such as gardens, lounge areas, pools, and various restaurants. As you enjoy the pristine waters, you may also be treated to amazing sights of hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles.

4. Manuel Antonio Quepos

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In the midst of the Central Pacific Coast lies Manuel Antonio – a place where you can enjoy both beach and rainforest. Manuel Antonio offers different tours and activities such as the Manuel Antonio National Park, parasailing, rappelling, white water rafting, ziplines, surfing and much more. This place is home to different kinds of beautiful wildlife. At Manuel Antonio you will have the opportunity to enjoy the romantic settings of both sunrise and sunset as well as ocean and mountainside views. There are several hotels in Manuel Antonio that offer honeymoon packages; one of our favorite is Los Altos Hotel, feel free to check out their romantic honeymoon packages here.

5. Hotel Capitan Suizo

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Honeymooners often prefer privacy and what better place than a hotel along the beach with well-manicured tropical gardens and an area surrounded by forests that is a bird sanctuary. Nature lovers will enjoy this boutique hotel for its elegance and seclusion. The honeymoon suite is a bungalow that faces the ocean. If you book from December to May, you will even enjoy their regular Friday barbeque night in which you will enjoy a variety of food and relax to a night of music and dancing.

Planning for a wedding is not hard and after all the emotions of the big day itself, you want to retreat and unwind while enjoying some intimate time with your loved one. Honeymoons are about celebrating love and celebrating the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with. Start your new life together by being whisked away to a beautiful place in Costa Rica. Have a romantic candlelit dinner by the beach and walk barefoot hand-in-hand along the seashore as you breathe in the cool winds. Soak in the soothing sounds of the waves, lie down together, and watch breathtaking sunsets. Bask in the melodious nature sounds of different wildlife, or pamper yourself to a relaxing massage and hot spring therapy.

Whatever you want to do, Let Costa Rica be the magical place for the two of you.