Costa Rica, A Honeymoon Haven

Kristen Kaweck
Costa Rica, A Honeymoon Haven

The beautiful country of Costa Rica has been a honeymoon favorite for many years now. With exotic rainforests and pristine beaches, the tropical getaway is a great place to spend those precious first days as newlyweds. There are many cities and resorts in Costa Rica that can provide lasting memories, so be sure to do your research to find your perfect honeymoon location.

One beautiful city to check out is Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in the Limon province of Costa Rica. This has been described as a 'beach lover's paradise,' so if you're looking to soak up some sun, then this is the place for you. The town has quickly become a tourist hotspot with plenty of hotels, shopping, bars, and restaurants to keep you entertained when the sunscreen runs out. There are great surfing opportunities, so if you want to ride some waves, then Puerto Viejo is definitely the honeymoon destination for you.

Not Interested In Beaches?

If beaches aren't quite your speed, consider checking out the picturesque town of Grecia. This clean and friendly community is located northwest of San Jose amidst mountain landscapes and beautiful vistas of the local plant life. The town boasts an interesting gothic church made of deep red metal imported from Belgium in the 1890s, as well as several museums and a serpentarium with more than 50 species of snakes from all over the world. Another tourist attraction is the nearby waterfalls of Cataratas Los Chorros.

Although exploring towns like these on your own is exciting, sometimes making your own plans for the honeymoon can be quite overwhelming.

Look for Specialty Packages Specifically for Honeymoons.

One way to ease the stress is to look for specialty packages specifically for honeymoons. Many hotels have already done the planning for you so your vacation can be relaxed and fun. Often hotels and resorts will include things like free couples massages, candlelit dinners, and tickets to a local attraction at a discounted price in the all-inclusive package.

When doing your research, be sure to ask about package deals as this is a great way to save a little money and still experience everything that you want to do.

Resorts and Eco-Tourism

One resort that has some great options is the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, which is located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, in the middle of the rainforest at the Arenal Volcano National Park. This beautiful location offers many different activities, and the resort has four different honeymoon packages to choose from: the Romance, Adventure and Relaxation Package; the Tropical Honeymoon Bliss Package; Natural Wonders Package; or the Seduction and Adventure Package.

This is great since some couples may want to relax in thermal springs while others want to go hiking through the rainforest. This resort has options for everyone.

If you are interested in eco-tourism, be sure to check out the Selva Verde, a lodge and rainforest reserve located about 45 minutes northeast of San Jose. Set on nearly 500 acres of rainforest, the lodge is a great place for nature enthusiasts and the environmentally conscious. The lodge uses a composting system, solar panels, and extensive recycling and biodegradable cleaning products with no environmental damage. They have traditional rooms, rainforest bungalows, and rainforest suites with two bedrooms and a full kitchen.

While Selva Verde does not have specific honeymoon packages, they do have several package options that include hiking the Almendro trail, a volcano and waterfall hike, whitewater rafting, zipline canopy tour, horseback riding, and bird watching. Be sure to check out this unique and environmentally-friendly location that draws ecotourists from all over the world!

As you can see, Costa Rica has a multitude of options for all types of honeymoons. With both relaxing romantic experiences and adventurous nature explorations, Costa Rica can accommodate it all. Whether you choose the beaches of Puerto Viejo or the eco-friendly rainforest hikes of Selva Verde, you're pretty much guaranteed to have a great honeymoon in the amazing country of Costa Rica.

This blog post is intended as an informational tool, not an endorsement of the companies or products mentioned.

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