The Best Adventure Costa Rica Honeymoon Resorts
A Costa Rica honeymoon is one of the most sought after destinations in the world – this is a land that’s tailor made for outdoor fun, with nearly 30% of its territory designated as protected wilderness. It’s in the heart of this luscious wilderness that adventure-filled honeymoon dreams are made.
With so many tropical rain forests, waterfalls, volcanoes, natural hot springs, and exotic wildlife to discover, the biggest challenge you will have is deciding what to do first.
Costa Rica’s best adventure honeymoon resorts are the delightful springboards that bring it all together, offering you the best grown-up fun the country offers.
All in the most enchanting and romantic settings you could ever imagine.
The Most Romantic & Luxurious Costa Rica Honeymoon Resorts
Searching for that once-in-a-lifetime VIP honeymoon experience?
Here’s where you’ll find it!
Nayara Springs Resort @ Arenal Volcano
Soaking in your own private terraced thermal mineral pool is dreamy enough as it is, but when you add being surrounded by a luscious jungle, and serenaded by an orchestra of tropical birds, those splurge-worthy ticks just keen on adding up. The adults-only Nayara is perhaps the most famous and coveted adventure honeymoon resort in Costa Rica. It’s set at the foothills of the Arenal Volcano and boasts jaw-dropping views from every corner. Plus, it boasts an award-winning spa, amazing fitness room and, if that’s not enough, the region’s three top-rated restaurants.
Start your day with a morning yoga session and gourmet breakfast delivered straight to your villa, followed by a canopy tour, delicious organic lunch, afternoon couple massage and sunset cocktails, and you’ll have honeymoon memories to last a lifetime. Nayara Springs is one of the best luxury hotels you’ll ever have the privilege of visiting and offers superlative and indulgent service to match – a true honeymooning icon in Costa Rica!
The Four Seasons @ Papagayo Peninsula
For lovebirds with a penchant for classic, timeless luxury, the Four Seasons Resort is a dream come true. More akin to an ecosystem of its own accord, this stellar resort keeps you spoiled, indulged, invigorated, and relaxed, all without ever the need to step outside – but of course, because this is Costa Rica, you will want to!
As with many of the all-inclusive resorts on the upmarket peninsula, the world-class Four Seasons is the stuff that makes the cover of Forbes, the in-house golf course, wellness center, restaurants and secluded private residences each winning accolades in their own right.
Honeymoon adventures from Papagayo are off the charts, with the resort offering a sensational bevy of excursions including volcano hikes, canopy and wildlife-spotting tours, as well as surfing lessons (for all levels), kayaking, and SCUBA diving to name but a few. Given the indulgent treats in the resort as well, expect your honeymoon days to be full of adventure and romance.
Casa Chameleon @ Playa Danta
If you’d love to be spoiled rotten in a gorgeous boutique hotel, that’s just steps away from the best beaches on the Pacific Coast beach, then Chameleon is the casa you’ll love. This adults-only hotel is a Nicoya Peninsula gem, with impeccable honeymoon villas nestled in wilderness, their own private saltwater plunge pool, and jaw-dropping sea views. The infinity pool, luxurious but unpretentious vibe, bohemian décor and welcoming service – not to mention its secluded, intimate setting – make Chameleon an absolute (not-so) hidden secret of the north Pacific side.
Although there’s a ton of cool stuff to do around here (zip lining, kayaking, snorkeling, SUP boarding and more) if you splurge on the Villa Sunset and take advantage of the beauty treatments, yoga classes and eye-popping terraced restaurant, you may just want to chain yourself to the resort for the entire duration of your honeymoon. Be warned!
Budget-friendly tip – The Chameleon is at Las Catalinas, a laid-back, car-free community that offers beautiful hotels, fantastic restaurants and an eclectic range of activities. There are plenty of budget-friendly accommodation options here, so if you’d love to explore this unique community and spend less on your Costa Rica adventure honeymoon, you’ll find plenty of great alternatives.
Origins Luxury Lodge @ Upala
Intimate, decadent, adventurous and drop-dead-gorgeous, the Origins Luxury Lodge serves up insane decadence in a remote and less-developed corner of northern Costa Rica.
Devoid of crowds (and screaming kids!), Origins is an all-encompassing wilderness experience, where nature (and insane gastronomy) reign supreme. Explore the wilds of the Alajuela Province in the morning and hurry back, so you can swim in the mineral pools, soak up uninterrupted views across the mountains to Nicaragua’s Lake Cocibolga and, after a romantic candle-lit dinner, and evening of stargazing while soaking in a firewood-heated jacuzzi.
Everything about Origins, from its superlative location and artisanal décor, to the design that ensures every one of the (only) seven villas soaks up out-of-this-world views, not to mention all those little touches that make honeymooners feel like they’re floating on cloud 9 – is designed to WOW you.
And it never fails.
Kura Boutique Hotel @ Uvita, Puntarenas Province
Take a leaf out of the upscale version of the Jungle Book and you’ll experience the kind of honeymoon adventure every couple dreams – a place where uber-modernity meets grown-up fun. An adults-only boutique honeymoon resort, Kura scores high on every scale, and is cleverly hidden in elevated tropical forests overlooking Playa Hermosa, perhaps the most famous and beautiful beach in all of Puntarenas.
At Kura, you’re merely steps away from a pristine stretch of coastline, wildlife refuges, and national parks replete with hiking trails and waterfalls. Although you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend your days enjoying couple massages, delicious food and unreal views from the infinity pool. Well….it is your honeymoon after all!
Budget-friendly tip – Just a few miles north of Kura is where you’ll find Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge, an adventure honeymoon resort that offers 5*-EVERYTHING at 3-star prices. Adults-only with a Balinese-inspired décor, sublime pool and outdoor wilderness shower in every suite, Tiki rates as one of the best value-for-money honeymoon resorts for adventures in Costa Rica. You’d be hard-pressed to find something THIS amazing at that price!
The Best Costa Rica Honeymoon Resorts Way Off the Beaten Path
The following resorts are ideal for those who want to explore the remotest regions of Costa Rica but still dream of blissful luxury on adventure honeymoons.
Don’t think you couldn’t possibly have both? In Costa Rica, you certainly can!
Lapa Rios Rain Forest Lodge @ Osa Peninsula (southernmost tip)
The Osa Peninsula is a bucket-list destination for anyone who dreams of experiencing prime wilderness in Costa Rica. This south-western peninsula is encompassed almost exclusively by the Corcovado National Park, known as one of the world’s most bio-diverse reserves. This is a place where the passing of time – and human touch – seem to be completely missing. It’s in the heart of this inspiring pocket of Mother Nature where you’ll find the Lapa Rios Rainforest Lodge, one of our favorite haunts when planning adventure-filled Costa Rica honeymoons.
The property is like a protective hug for 1,000 acres of what is touted to be the last virgin lowland tropical rain forests in all of Central America. Spending your honeymoon in this terrestrial paradise feels more like a priceless privilege rather than an incredible indulgence. Luckily, Lapa Rios is both.
Just a handful of well-crafted villas enveloped by prime jungle wilderness, complete with private plunge pools, resident toucans, howling monkeys galore and unimaginable beauty and options for adventure. Given the remote location, nightly rates include all meals, a bevy of daily guided tours and activities, and even transfers from Puerto Jimenez. Everything you need for in one dreamy spot.
This is the best all-encompassing adventure honeymoon hot-spot in Costa Rica, in our view, and a place everyone should experience at least once in life. It is, quite frankly, the epitome Costa Rica adventure experience.
Hotel Kunken Lodge @Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula (north-eastern tip)
On the opposite end of the Osa Peninsula, a much easier-to-reach ‘remote’ location, is where you’ll find the beautiful Kunken Lodge, perhaps one of the least-known but most rewarding honeymoon resorts for adventure-seekers visiting Costa Rica.
The lodge overlooks the Golfo Dulce, with the coastline of the Osa on the west and mainland coastline on the east. It is still a very secluded location and certainly feels a million miles from anywhere – the ideal spot for newlyweds who wish to unplug from the world and plug right back into nature. Wonderfully curated menus made to seduce your taste buds, exceptional sea-based activities and on-land excursions (yes, you can visit Corcovado!) and a picture-frame bursting with untamed tropical wilderness.
Want to get totally lost on crazy honeymoon adventures in Costa Rica?
This is the place to come to!
Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel @ Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo
As the name suggests, Le Cameleon is camouflaged by luscious coastal wilderness, right on the south-easternmost point of Costa Rica. On this side of the country (the Caribbean Coast) you’ll discover a totally different Costa Rica – one that has managed to remain wild and free of the onslaught of mass tourism.
You won’t find a cluster of super-deluxe 5* all-inclusive resorts here but, what you will find, is an off-the-beaten-path, adventure-filled destination dotted with a handful of enchanting lodges that make for idyllic honeymoons. Le Cameleon is one such beauty, a laid-back boutique hotel with 50-odd rooms surrounding a beautiful pool, with easy access to the beach and many excellent restaurants.
This is arguably the most luxurious resort in Puerto Viejo and offers special treats for honeymooners to book, so if it’s an off-the-beaten-path adventure honeymoon you seek, with enough pizazz to make it feel indulgent, here’s where you’ll find it!
At Le Cameleon, you will have the world-renowned Jaguar Rescue Centre at your doorstep, where you can take a behind-the-scenes tour and learn more about the incredible wildlife rescue work carried out here.
The Best Costa Rica Honeymoon Resorts for True Adventure Seekers
Romance, luxury and an abundance of outdoor adventures all in the one place? Yes, that’s what we’re talking about!
Loved-up adrenaline junkies, this is the list that’ll get that heart-rate soaring…
Kasiiya @ Papagayo
With its 7 hand-crafted tented suites set on an expansive and secluded Papagayo promontory, Kasiiya is a dream for eco-conscious adventure-seekers looking for a one-of-a-kind honeymoon. Given the property covers 120-odd acres, it’ll feel like you have a corner of Costa Rica all to yourself!
The most luxurious, safari-style honeymoon experience in the country, Kasiiya is ideal for newlyweds who crave something wildly different – you’ll be utterly amazed at how luxurious this style of glamping can be.
The golden service provided is outstanding and undoubtedly what makes a stay here so extraordinary. Aside from all the indulgent attention though, it’s the off-grid luxurious experience and bevy of activities (you’ll have many from which to choose) that makes Kasiiya an absolute standout.
Pacuare Eco Lodge @ Pacuare River, Limon
To say that this incredible eco-lodge is ‘just a handful of charming bungalows crafted from sustainable local materials’ wouldn’t do Pacuare any justice. This haven of peace and adventure is one of Costa Rica’s unique honeymoon lodges and the absolute heartbeat of adrenaline-packed adventures on the Pacuare.
The whitewater river by which all rivers are measured, the Pacuare (Turrialba) attracts avid sports enthusiasts from every corner of the globe, and is a thrill-seeker’s ultimate dream. Tackle a multi-day rafting adventure and raft (or kayak) right up to the lodge (seriously), take the zip line to the restaurant and play Tarzan for days on end.
The Pacuare Eco Lodge looks like something out of a fairy tale book and offers the outdoor experiences to match, a place where your rafting guides are also your restaurant staff, where the food alone is worth a 3hr hike and where the incredible experiences just keep piling up.
If you’re after an adventure honeymoon resort worth staying in for an entire week, Pacuare is the one! Spend less time moving around and more time doing what really matters in Costa Rica: having the time of your life!
When you’re ready to start planning your adventure honeymoon in Costa Rica, talk to the experts! At Costa Rica Rios, we’ve perfected the art of planning unique adventures in this tropical paradise that will blow you away. See our collection of honeymoon itineraries or Build Your Own Honeymoon – for the ultimate in tailor-made experiences.