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Honeymoon inspiration and reviews: Costa Rica

Honeymoon inspiration and reviews: Costa Rica

Alison Hargreaves
Alison Hargreaves Updated:
8th of March 2023

If you're looking for a unique, adrenaline-filled honeymoon, where you can also kick-back and relax on beautiful beaches, Costs Rica could be your perfect destination. This stunning country boasts a huge variety of different landscapes, meaning each day of your honeymoon can be totally different to the next. Costa Rica is steeped in tropical rainforest and boasts long, golden coastlines, perfect for chilling out with a cocktail or spending the day learning to surf with trained instructors. With such a rich and diverse ecosystem, it's the perfect destination for animal lovers - spend the afternoon whale watching, or visiting turtle nesting areas and learn about how Costa Rica is protecting its animal life. If you're looking for an unforgettable honeymoon, this could be your perfect destination.

Costa Rica Iguana


Due to its proximity to the equator, Costa Rica is considered a tropical country which enjoys sunshine throughout the year. Although there is no real winter, the rainy season runs from May to November. 

Don't miss

  • San Jose: the nation's exciting capital
  • La Fortuna: perfect for adventure activities, Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde: great for adrenaline activities, wildlife and Arenal Volcano
  • The Nicoya Peninsula: beautiful beaches and surfing
  • Jaco Beach: beaches and crocodiles
  • Caribbean Coast: don't miss the stunning beaches
  • Manzanillo: check out incredible wildlife and rainforest
Costa Rica Surfing

Where to stay?

Xandari Resort and Spa, San Jose

This stunning hotel is just 30 minutes from the San Jose airport, so it's perfect at the beginning or the end of your trip. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the capital city and relax in their luxurious spa. The hotel organises several wildlife tours around the extensive grounds, giving you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the extensive wildlife and surrounding waterfalls. Read our full review here


Florablanca Resort, The Nicoya Peninsula

For ultimate honeymoon luxury, Florablanca Resort offers private beachfront villas, stunning surroundings and a sumptuous spa. The area is renowned for great surfing so be sure to book a lesson with one of their trained instructors, although you'd be forgiven for not leaving your hammock. Read our full review here


Nature Observatorio, Manzanillo

If you really want an unforgettable experience, look no further than the Nature Observatorio. Take a guided hike through dense rainforest to find yourselves at accommodation for the night: a suspended treehouse. You'll wake up to the calls of howler monkeys, and be totally at one with nature. Find our full review here.

Hotel Belmar, Monteverde

The world-renowned Hotel Belmar is a stunning hotel located in the Monteverde area of Costa Rica. Take in the breathtaking views from your balcony, and be sure to eat in their Celajes Restaurant, where their farm-to-table ethos ensures fresh seasonal dishes made using ingredients straight from the gardens. Read our full review here.


Hacienda AltaGracia, An Auberge Resort, Peréz Zeledón

This extraordinary hotel offers fifty estate-size casitas, one of the finest spas in Central America and unique equestrian experiences. Whether you spend your time here simply admiring the breathtaking surroundings or checking out the many nearby attractions, Hacienda AltaGracia provides a totally unique and luxurious honeymoon experience. 


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Alison Hargreaves

About the author

Alison Hargreaves

Alison is the founder of Guides for Brides and Beyond Weddings. She has extensive knowledge of the most popular wedding and honeymoon destinations in the UK and overseas as well as researching, visiting and experiencing many unique locations for couples looking for something really different, from iconic cruise ships and train journeys to remote eco safari lodges.

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