Follow your heart, and it will take you to Costa Rica!
For most newlyweds, the honeymoon is a trip of a lifetime for many milestone reasons. Firstly, it allows you time to enjoy each other after all the planning and anxiety of the wedding is behind you. It is symbolic of the first vacation you will have together as a wedded couple, and lastly, it provides memories that will last a lifetime. The destination has to be as equally significant, and this is where Costa Rica comes into the conversation. Distinctive Honeymoons in Costa Rica! Let´s see where to spend that trip of a lifetime!
As a destination, Costa Rica brings several checks to the honeymoon boxes. Whether you’re lie-on-a-beach-with-a-coconut people, fly-through the rainforest canopy thrill-seekers, forest and thermal-springs bathers, or city folk, there are extraordinary places near and far to indulge your distinctive idea of romance. Costa Rica has them all, and you can decide how you want to spend your sunny days.
Costa Rica has everything for nature and adventure enthusiasts. Laid-back beach towns with plenty of surfing to calm the vibe along the Pacific and the Caribbean coasts are a favorite honeymoon destination for many a lovebird. There’s wildlife everywhere, so exploring the rainforests and mountaintops offers abundant opportunities to get into the wild and connect with each other and nature. Small Distinctive Hotels has intimate, immersive boutique hotels along the Pacific Ocean coastline, on and next to volcanoes, and nestled into the vibrant rainforest.
Honeymoons in the Rainforest
Costa Rica boasts nearly 5% of the world´s biodiversity, much of which inhabits the lush rainforests that cover much of this beautiful corner of the world. This vibrant forest is home to monkeys, sloths, toucans, scarlet macaws, jaguars, frogs, snakes, tapirs, hundreds of species of birds, and lots of interesting insects, among others creating song and curiosity.
The Costa Rican rainforest is also home to distinctive hotels that offer unique experiences in the rainforest to create unforgettable memories, and that is what a honeymoon should be. Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is just that and a perfect, jungle-chic honeymoon destination for nature lovers. Nicuesa also has the Golfo Dulce as its front garden so sway between the nature trails and the gulf on a kayak or a SUP during your dreamy, lazy days hidden away in this secluded haven.
Rainforest honeymoon experiences in Costa Rica also come in the form of a distinctive hotel with the Arenal Volcano as its neighbor! Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa. Wake up to spectacular, uninterrupted views of the volcano from the privacy of your spacious suite before relaxing in the on-site hot springs or gearing up for some signature Arenal adventure.
Honeymoons on the Beach
In Costa Rica, the ocean is warm, the waves are perfect, and the two of you can relax under a swaying palm tree with a tropical drink. This is a destination of stunning beaches to choose from where you can spend your days relaxing on hammocks on the beach, go sailing, swimming, or snorkeling and then enjoy the flavors of the creative kitchens at the Distinctive Hotels, each one with its signature dishes and romantic dining experiences.
In the trendy beach town of Tamarindo on the Nicoya Peninsula, the distinctive honeymoon Hotel Capitan Suizo is just steps from the white sand and inviting ocean. Beachfront suites, open-air wellness treatments, and organic seasonal dining experiences create the perfect backdrop for a honeymoon getaway.
Further down the Guanacaste coast, The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel sits in the trendy, upscale beachside haven of Nosara – Guiones. This small town is both an off-the-beaten-track destination and a global retreat for the lovers of Costa Rica´s “Pura Vida” with style. The Gilded Iguana embodies this outlook on life, creating the perfect, laid-back honeymoon getaway where relaxation and lazy days companion honeymooners as they refresh and revive after the wedding rush.
Sitting on the far edge of the Nicoya Peninsula overlooking the gulf islands and beyond, welcome to the Tango Mar Beach Resort. Time takes on a new meaning at Tango Mar., slowing down to a tropical pace and inviting honeymooners for a leisurely walk along the palm-tree-lined beach, lay back side by side by the resort pool, and lift your glasses for the life to come. No need to plan your days here, as spontaneity brings new experiences.
Villa Caletas Hotel spells a romantic getaway from the moment you turn into the driveway. You know you are arriving at a special place. Sitting on the top of the world overlooking the ebbs and flows of the Pacific Ocean, Villa Caletas is where luxury and intimacy are weaved into the citrus-orange sunsets, French-inspired dining experience, and the lush rainforest that surrounds this uniquely designed boutique getaway. Weddings and honeymoons are standout features of Villa Caleta´s event calendar.
Alma del Pacifico Hotel and Spa translates to Soul of the Pacific, a name well-deserved for this beachside getaway between Jaco and Manuel Antonio. Located on Esterrillos Beach, this imaginative hideaway invites its guests to lay back and relax. The vibrant colors of the hotel contrast with the tropical gardens and the blues of the sky and the ocean. This is a honeymoon destination where the mind, body, and soul are at rest and dreams are created.
Honeymoons in the Heights
The symbolic backbone of Costa Rica comes in the form of several majestic volcanic mountain ranges that run down its center and are filled with adventure, serenity, and nature. Their volcanoes gift visitors with thermal springs and mud baths, heated from deep below their slopes and wellness treatments take on new meaning.
Borinquen Thermal Resort is a honeymoon destination in the heights of the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range. Sitting on the slopes of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Borinquen takes mountain getaways to new levels. Sit back and relax on your bungalow´s private terrace nestled into tropical gardens and lush forest and wander down to the hot springs and mud baths where the post-wedding stress slips away.
This distinctive honeymoon destination also has a wonderful Spa and Costa Rican-inspired dining experience immersed in the natural beauty of this mountain escape.
Honeymoons of the City Folk
While Costa Rica is best known for its rainforests, volcanoes, and beaches overshadowing the cities, its capital, San Jose, is beginning to shine with its historical, cultural, and dining experiences that the city slickers enjoy. Museums, art galleries, cafés, bars, and creative kitchens are attracting more and more visitors to San Jose, and Hotel Grano de Oro is the distinctive place to stay for the city folk.
Not far from the historical center of the city, you can walk easily between the principal attractions, including the iconic National Theater and Gold Museum, and have a delicious Costa Rican coffee while exploring the city´s secrets. Dining is a must at the hotel´s restaurant with its French Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. A day tour to the nearby Poas Volcano, a coffee plantation, or Tortuga Island will also give you a glimpse of Costa Rica´s natural beauty!
Whether you are a rainforest, mountaintop, beach, or city lover, the Small Distinctive Hotel collection has a honeymoon destination that will create the perfect backdrop for your special milestone and new beginnings. Which is your distinctive honeymoon destination favorite?