4 Small Distinctive Hotels Rank Among Travel Excellence’ Choice Hotels for Honeymooning in Costa Rica

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4 Small Distinctive Hotels Rank Among Travel Excellence’ Choice Hotels for Honeymooning in Costa Rica

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According to Travel Excellence, we have some of the best honeymoon hotels right here in Costa Rica

Romance is in the air and many newly engaged couples will soon be thinking about, and planning, their dream honeymoon, or even destination wedding, in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s luxury hotels, sumptuous spas, dramatic scenery and exotic biodiversity make it the number three honeymoon destination in the world, according to the Travel Excellence website. Newlyweds are willing to splurge on upscale adventure destinations that range from bijou to boutique where sophistication, luxury and first-class service meet, and exceed, high standards for excellence. Among our exceptional portfolio of hotels here at Distinctive Hotels of Costa Rica, the following four boutique hotels rank among the webite’s top picks for an amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica.

Hotel Grano de Oro, situated on a shady side street off of Paseo Colón, is within easy taxi or Uber distance of the National Theatre, Mercado Central, and all the vibrant nightlife that San Jose has to offer. The hotel, formerly a tropical Victorian mansion, recalls the warmth and comfort of old San José; each of its 40 rooms and suites are uniquely furnished, complete with all the amenities that discerning travelers expect of a luxury hotel. Lush tropical flower arrangements and plants grace the tiled fountains and intimate atriums, while the elegant in-house restaurant claims its place as one of the city’s finest dining establishments.

An hour out of San José and minutes from Poas Volcano, Peace Lodge blends chic elegance with natural beauty at La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park, a private wildlife refuge. Guests enjoy after-hours access to the gardens via well-paved trails. The hotel’s 17 guestrooms, set in the tropical forest, share the same scenic beauty as the gardens and were built in an original architectural style featuring many creative details. Rooms include a king-size canopy bed, waterfall shower, two Jacuzzis, a river stone fireplace, and majestic views of the La Paz River Valley and Poas Volcano from each private balcony. With three restaurants on-site, a private jacuzzi and swimming pools, everything is at your fingertips for a perfect honeymoon retreat.

Hotel Belmar, set on the mountain top of Costa Rica’s famous cloud forest, the Monteverde Reserve, blends impeccable luxury and first class service to offer romantic, welcoming and intimate surroundings for newlyweds. Expansive windows and private balconies in every room overlook the forest and the not-too distant ocean, to provide incredibly beautiful views. Monteverde Cloud Forest Private Reserve has miles of trails that invite exploration of its diverse ecosystem and inhabitants. Hotel Belmar excels in providing “The Art of Nature” in luxury, and supports the hotel’s strong commitment to sustainability, fair trade and environmental protections.

Honeymooners arrive by boat at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge on Golfo Dulce, the award-winning eco-retreat nestled in between forest and sea. The lodge offers several packages for honeymooners and nature or wellness oriented guests and it walks the talk for sustainability. Playa Nicuesa accommodates up to 26 guests with five private one and two bedroom cabins, a three-bedroom house and four private rooms in the Mango Guest House.  Every room includes private open-air baths, canopied beds, ceiling fans and full length louvre doors that open onto private verandas with spectacular views of the rainforest. Meals at the open air main lodge are created with locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as locally raised and sourced meat and fish. Famous for their biodiversity, Piedras Blancas and Corcovado national parks are just out the backdoor, while humpback whales and dolphins play in the gulf’s calm waters, easily seen from the lodge’s private beach. There’s plenty to do, whether it’s kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, hiking, wildlife viewing, or stargazing. For the Zen-minded, try the daily yoga sessions or just relax in the hammock under an almond tree by the sea.

These distinctive hotels will help you create a Costa Rica honeymoon experience that will create memories to last a life time.