There’s no denying that Costa Rica is tailor-made for romantic getaways and that’s why the country’s simply brimming with brilliant ideas for honeymooning couples. There’s something about the idyllic tropical settings, perfect year-round temperatures, and spectacular landscapes that make the heart flutter at twice the usual speed. Add a week or two of exceptional experiences, and the company of your beloved, and you’ve got yourself a Costa Rica honeymoon made in heaven.
Here are just some of the top things to do to make you – and your loved one – swoon in delight.
Take a Sunset Catamaran Tour
Take a sunset, add a sexy catamaran, a glass of champagne and a spectacular horizon.
What do you get?
Arguably the most romantic outing imaginable. Sunset catamaran tours abound on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, especially along the Guanacaste Province, and if you’re looking for that kick-start to your honeymoon vacation you really couldn’t pick a better activity. Blue Dolphin Sailing run their trips out of Playa Tamarindo and offer a great selection of tours, from morning to all day, and afternoons (with sunset), as well as public and private sailing charters. With a fully-stocked open bar (free flowing guaro, vodka, beer and juices), a selection of delicious local appetizers, and snorkel gear and kayaks, an afternoon out at sea can offer you a truly magical excursion. Do note that public tours can accommodate up to 40 passengers, so do splurge on a private charter for added privacy and intimacy.e that public tours can accomodate hna norkel gear and kayaks, as well as public and private sailing cruises.
Romantic Dinner for Two
From a table set on the shores of a deserted beach, to one embedded in the canopy of a luscious rain forest, Costa Rica’s romantic dining options are reason enough to head here on honeymoon. Montezuma’s Playa de los Artistas perfectly embodies that romantic dining experience for which Costa Roca is so revered: stunning, unpretentious and totally unforgettable. The food it out of this world, beachside location idyllic and candle-lit tables for two tucked between palm trees just perfect.
For elevated killer views, head up to Café Agua Azul right in the heart of the Manuel Antonio Nature Reserve, where the meals are deliciously casual and the views take your breath away. The laid back setting and no-fuss menu belies the quality of the food (the fresh seafood and enormous burgers are fantastic) but if anything, they highlight the fact that all eyes should be on that sensational panoramic coastal view.
Thrilling Horseback Ride
There’s a perfectly good reason why so many Mills & Boon romance novels featured photos of a couple horse-riding across an impossibly beautiful landscape. That whole scene just screams ROMANCE! Well, if there’s one thing Costa Rica does with gusto, aside the WOW sunsets, it would have to be the horse-riding tours. And some even combine the two for an ultra-romantic experience that would make Fabio proud!
One of the crowd favorites is the horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfall in Arenal with Alberto’s Horses, a brilliant and thrilling excursion traversing rivers and crossing forests, before arriving for a refreshing swim in one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfalls. For a comprehensive horse-riding adventure, head to Mal Pais where you can enjoy a three-hour ride across meadows, mountains, and forests, ending at the beach at sunset. Small but very well run, Sunrise Ranch is one of the best secrets in the region and comes highly recommended. They can cater any ride to suit your level of experience (and nervousness, if any) and will guide you through some outback trails that are a splendor to explore on a four-legged steed.
Soak in Hot Thermal Spring
In a country with so much volcanic activity, it’s only natural to find an abundance of pure therapeutic hot thermal springs. Just the antidote to those sore legs after a whole day horseback riding with your love. The uber-famous Tabacon Grand Spa in Arenal was the country’s very first establishment of its kind and still retains top honors for offering a stupendously romantic soaking experience.
Their thermal springs are swoon-worthy, and unlike other establishments – which must pump their thermal water through the ground – Tabacon’s pools and waterfalls are entirely natural. Plenty of pools, quiet corners, hidden bars (and convenient day-passes) make this the country’s #1 choice for a romantic soak for two. Yet the region around the Arenal Volcano is certainly not the only one where you’ll find blissful thermal springs, although it is the favored. All the regions near Rincon de la Vieja Volcano (try the Vandara Hot Springs), Miravalles (the Rio Perdido pools are extraordinary) and Irazu also boast beautiful therapeutic spas and pools.
Share an all-out Adrenaline Adventure
Sharing a week-long adrenaline rush adventure, intertwined with plenty of romantic dining, spa-indulging and togetherness, is one of the most popular honeymoon options in the country. And why not? With the sheer choice of active options, from white-water rafting, to zip lining, abseiling, kayaking and more, and an abundance of varied add-ons, planning an adventure honeymoon in Costa Rica is superbly easy.
And that’s where we come in! At Costa Rica Rios, we love nothing more than to plan your dream Costa Rica honeymoon vacation. Just have a look at all the terrific tours on offer or give us the chance to tailor-make a trip that will guarantee to be the most memorable vacation you’ve ever had.