The perfect Costa Rica honeymoon takes you to selected romantic destinations around the country. In order to find the best combination of activities and destinations in Costa Rica -- beaches, wilderness, relaxation, heart-pounding adventure, world-class resorts or boutique hotels – experience in travel and an intimate knowledge of the country is required. The right selection of Costa Rica hotels and resorts, destinations and tours can make your honeymoon in Costa Rica trip into a truly memorable experience.
We divide Costa Rica into ten distinct geographical areas, unique in their weather patterns, wildlife, activities, and nature and hotel types. As a rule of thumb, we recommend visiting no more than three regions on a 7 night itinerary, no more than four on a 10 to 12 night itinerary. These are the regions and brief descriptions:
San Jose: The capital city. Ideal for those Costa Rica honeymoon couples with late night arrivals or early morning departures from the San Jose International Airport. Great base for cultural events, restaurants, nightlife and day trips.
Central Valley – Poas Volcano: Small, nature intense resorts located less than 90 minutes from the San Jose International Airport. Great for a 2 night stay in secluded and intimate hotels. Highlights are the Peace Lodge, El Silencio Lodge and Villa Blanca.
Monteverde Cloud Forest: Costa Rica’s quintessential Cloud Forest region founded by Quakers. Quaint mountain lodges, great hikes in National Parks, intense and mystic Cloud Forest experience.
Arenal – Fortuna: Costa Rica’s adventure capital, anchored by the country’s most famous active volcano and renowned hot springs resorts, led by the award-winning Tabacon Hot Springs. Outstanding region for Costa Rica honeymoon couples looking for adventures in nature, relaxation in the hot springs and outstanding spas.
Papagayo: Costa Rica’s beach luxury address. Home to the Four Seasons, the all inclusive Occidental Grand Papagayo and the Hilton Papagayo. Earmarked as the top area for tourism development in the country.
Tamarindo – Flamingo – Conchal: Costa Rica’s most popular beach corridor, in the western shores of Guanacaste. Hotels and resorts range from the popular beach town of Tamarindo to the magnificent Conchal development, to the soon to open JW Marriott in Hacienda Pinilla on Langosta Beach.
Tambor – Montezuma – Islita: the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, the less visited route, with smaller hotels, more private and isolated beaches and probably more romantic and intimate than other Guanacaste destinations.
Manuel Antonio – Jaco – Herradura: wildlife, national parks, outstanding combination of rainforest and beach and tons of activities and adventure. Great destination for nature lovers that still want a more developed and urban destination.
Corcovado – Osa: Earth’s most bio-diverse place according to National Geographic. Best region for wildlife watching. Remote, isolated, nature intense destination with small, eco-lodges, personalized service and an overall unique and memorable experience.
Dominical - Uvita: Awesome rainforest small hotels with spectacular views and beach access. Ideal for widlife lovers, a "Corcovado Light" for those not interested in travelling to Osa.
Tortuguero: in the Northeast Caribbean region of Costa Rica. Jungle, wildlife, canals and the renowned home of three sea-turtle species that nest in the beaches of the park. Rustic accommodations but an overall outstanding opportunity for couples and families looking to appreciate nature.
When planning a romantic Costa Rica honeymoon, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Each couple has unique preferences, and a specific budget and expectations. The staff at Memorable Costa Rica is exceptionally well-qualified to work with you so you exceed your expectations and plan a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Please explore the recommended top Costa Rica hotel and resort listings and contact us with questions. We also invite you to submit a trip planner form, which will provide us with a better insight into your expectations. Together, we’ll plan the perfect honeymoon getaway for you to start your new life together. Our Costa Rica Travel Agents are prepared and have the experience to suggest the hotels & resorts that best fit your needs and preferences. Call us toll free at (888) 928-3688 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.