Costa Rica Honeymoon: Expert Tips, Destinations, Resorts & Vacation Packages

Couple enjoying their honeymoon in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become one of the favorite destinations for weddings and honeymoons in the last years thanks to the luxurious hotels, the renowned spas, the unspoiled coastlines and the marvelous wildlife it has.

So, if you are planning to spend your honeymoon in Costa Rica, this information may interest you.

First thing to know is that the best time to come to Costa Rica is between December and mid-April, because of the But of course, those months are the busy ones and you may find better rates if you travel in low season (rainy season).

Also, another important thing to know is that the best way to optimize your budget is to plan the tours you want to include in the trip and combine some private transfers with shuttle options, depending on the destinations you are visiting. This way you will be able to spend more days in Costa Rica, visit more places and enjoying more the time with your couple.

Costa Rica Honeymoon Packages

We have some beautiful itineraries that can help you planning your Costa Rica honeymoon. But of course, as a destination with multiple attractions, the country is the ideal location for an unforgettable honeymoon getaway specially designed for you.

Honeymoon Spots in Costa Rica

Couple at La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica is one of the most popular Central American destinations for honeymooners thanks to its beautiful pristine beaches, its idyllic weather and its spectacular rainforests full of wildlife. This is the perfect destination for couples looking for relaxation and lots of activity.

Even when all Costa Rica tourist destinations can be visited for honeymooners, this four spots are special for couples because of its landscapes, hotels, spas and attractions. Don't forget to include at least one in your Costa Rica honeymoon package.

Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna

This is the ideal spot for couples looking for days filled with adventure and nights of relaxation. Why? Because this must see destination combines a lot of fun activities as zip lines, hikes and kayaks with the steamy hot springs. La Fortuna town is located 3 hours away from San José and its main attraction is the Arenal Volcano.You can also take a local flight of 25 minutes to get here.

Trip ideas: Combine your stay in Arenal with a morning walk through the hanging bridges, a relaxing massage in one of the best spas of the country and a romantic dinner next to the hot springs.

Manuel Antonio Beach

Manuel Antonio is located in the Central Pacific Coast of the country, 3-hours drive away from Juan Santamaría International Airport. This is one of the most popular destinations of the country thanks to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park, which combines a beautiful white sand beach with a lush rainforest.

This spot is perfect for adventurous couples, as here you can enjoy fun activities as canopy, white water rafting and rappelling.You can also take a local flight of 25 minutes to get here.

Trip ideas: Combine your stay in Manuel Antonio with a sunset catamaran, a romantic horseback ride to a waterfall, an amazing snorkeling tour or a kayak trip through the mangrove.

Papagayo Gulf

Couple kissing at the beach

The Papagayo Gulf is the home of Costa Rica's all-inclusive resorts. This spot is perfect for couples looking for luxury resorts and white and dark sand beaches.

To get here and if you like road trips, you can drive 4 hours approximately from Juan Santamaría International Airport. Of not so fan of long drives, you can also take a domestic flight of 45 minutes to Liberia International Airport and a ground transfer of 30 minutes from here to your hotel.

Trip ideas: Combine your stay in Papagayo Gulf with a full day diving tour and a romantic dinner under the stars. Well, or you can also just stay all day relaxing at the beach; not a bad idea.

Osa Peninsula

As a ground transfer can take you from 7 to 8 hours, we recommend taking a local flight of 45 minutes to get here.

This spot is ideal for nature lovers who are interested in an active and unique experience in the rainforest. Here, you and your loved one can disconnect from the noise and spend some quality time together. Night walks, yoga classes and whales and dolphins watching tours are very popular activities here.

Trip ideas: Combine your stay in the Osa Peninsula with a full day hike in the world's famous Corcovado National Park and a glass of wine at the end of the day with your loved one in this secluded paradise.

Recommended Hotels by Region

Couple at La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano

This selection of hotels can create the perfect romantic setting you are looking for your honeymoon in Costa Rica. From cozy boutique hotels where you can enjoy a special candlelight dinner overlooking some of the world's most beautiful rainforests to luxury beach hotels where you can relax seeing a breathtaking sunset after a whole day of adventure.

Your honeymoon hotel can be exactly as you imagine it!

Central Valley

Northern Region

Northern Pacific

Central Pacific

Southern Pacific

In the forest,located in different regions of the country, surrounded by dreamy forests

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