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If you’re searching for the ultimate luxury honeymoon destination, look no further. Costa Rica has become a favorite honeymoon destination for couples. Make your honeymoon unforgettable, immersing yourselves in everything this beautiful country has to offer with the help of Small Distinctive Hotels.
A wedding destination is about a stunning location and a beautiful wedding. Costa Rica brings the fusion of the best of both, where the beauty of nature, the perfect tropical climate, and the exclusive perks and exceptional amenities of the Small Distinctive Hotels on the beach create the perfect backdrop for a celebration of romance and love.The spectacular coastlines of Costa Rica honor its name: “the rich coast.” Ideally located between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a dream beach wedding and honeymoon destination. Whether this journey of a lifetime is a secluded oceanfront paradise, a close-to-nature action-packed honeymoon or a large wedding with all the beachside glitter, the beauty of Costa Rica´s coasts and beaches promises a beautiful wedding and honeymoon experience. For surf lovers, Hotel Capitan Suizo is located on the outskirts of the vibrant surfing town of Tamarindo Beach. This beautiful, white-sand beach entertains the wave riders and water-sport fans during the day and the restaurant and bar enthusiasts after the stunning sunsets. Located in tropical gardens and offering oceanfront rooms with a view, Hotel Capitan Suizo is a favorite for beach-loving romantics. Just south of Tamarindo, welcome to the upscale Nosara vibe that boasts a collection of colorful beaches perfect for swimming, sunbaking, walking, and surfing. The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is just a short walk from one of Costa Rica´s most famous surf and sunset-watching beaches, Playa Guiones. With spacious, beautiful, open-air spaces and a Mediterranean-Costa Rican-inspired restaurant, this beach wedding and honeymoon destination is an elevated celebration of love. On the southern edge of Nicoya Peninsula and with views across the Gulf to the Central Pacific coast, Quizales Beach is also home to Hotel Tango Mar. It’s a palmtree-lined, white-sand beach that is fantastic for swimming. It also has a 9-hole golf course and tours to some other beautiful beaches. This secluded wedding and honeymoon experience brings new meaning to beachfront beauty. Costa Rica´s Pacific Coast extends to the bio-rich Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park, with signature wedding and honeymoon locations along the way. This stretch of coast is where the rainforest meets the ocean, and the mountains flow into the sea. It is dramatic, lush, and where the colors, aromas, and textures are front and center. It is a destination for lovers of nature and its beauty. Hotel Villa Caletas could well be the epitome of a wedding destination. This luxury boutique hotel is perched on a rainforest-laden hilltop with uninterrupted views of the magnificent coastline and the ocean beyond. Its event spaces are equally beautiful, and the hotel is ideally located inviting beach hopping and close-tonature adventure activities nearby. All these features make for a livelier honeymoon and create a dream wedding with a view. Esterillos Beach is a long stretch of beach located between Jaco’s bustling beachside town, famous for its surfing and nightlife, and the world-recognized Manuel Antonio National Park. This 7km long beach is also home to the Alma del Pacifico Hotel and Spa. This colorful property is perfect for a wedding, intimate or grand, amidst the tropical gardens extending to the beach. Their signature wedding is at sunset, which sets the scene and the color palette for this special occasion. For the newlyweds, a Costa Rican honeymoon destination is a retreat to nature. Nestled into the rainforest on the shores of the Golfo Dulce or Sweet Gulf on the far southern Pacific Ocean coast is the jungle-chic escape, Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Only reachable by boat, this beachside sanctuary is secluded and perfect for relaxing and recharging after the wedding rush. A love for nature is the basis for the Nicuesa Experience and the ultimate in romantic escapism.
While small, Costa Rica is big on unique natural treasures, including its majestic volcanic mountain ranges. With over 25% of the country designated as protected areas, Costa Rica bursts with diversity and sweeping landscapes. It is a country of mountains, active volcanoes, flowing rivers, and lush, tropical valleys. Additionally, it has gained world recognition for its conservation initiatives, clean energy, rich biodiversity, and as an exclusive oasis of peace and indulgence.
These impressive volcanoes and mountains are also home to some of the most beautiful hotels and lodges that invite the beauty of the outside world into their bungalows, suites, restaurants, and event spaces. Succumb to the harmony between luxury and nature to create a spectacular wedding celebration or leisurely honeymoon in the mountains of Costa Rica.
Hotel Borinquen is nestled into the slopes of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste and is a haven of tranquility, comfort, and pleasure. This hotel is the perfect setting for a mountain wedding and honeymoon, surrounded by lush tropical forests and gardens with breathtaking sweeping views from above. Where better than Borinquen for serene elegance to celebrate love.
The stunning mountains and volcanoes of Costa Rica are beautiful and provide the perfect climate and conditions for creating Costa Rica´s golden coffee bean, adventure activities in nature, and exponential possibilities for making special memories. From the misty cloud forests on the mountaintops to the blue rivers of the Tenorio Volcano, a wedding, and a honeymoon in the mountains of Costa Rica is inspirational.
Many of these unique spaces in the highlands are exceptional, including the Arenal Volcano, a Costa Rican favorite destination for relaxation, quality, and expansive views of nature. One such place at the foot of this incredible landmark is the Arenal Kioro Green Luxury Hotel & Suites. This effortless fusion of modernity and authenticity offers the Arenal Volcano as the dramatic background for a memorable wedding ceremony and a relaxing honeymoon.
Beyond the light-filled spaces that capture the mood of the natural surroundings and expansive views of the volcano, mountains, and lush rainforests, Arenal is an adventure playground too. From the intimacy of a wedding celebration to the unique experiences of exploring nature from its numerous perspectives, this romantic getaway sets the scene for an elevated experience in nature.
Costa Rica is a land of contrasts and colors that can fill your honeymoon days with adventure, luxury, and relaxation. While many newly weds take to the beaches or the mountains after the wedding rush, cities also bring special moments to the honeymoon.
San Jose is Costa Rica’s capital city, and it is surrounded by coffee plantation and rainforest laden mountains, live volcanoes, and the bustle of a vibrant metropolis. Filled with great dining experiences, lively bars, and Latin dance-the-night-away spots to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city, this is creating unique couple moments and celebrating love under the city lights.
Nestled into a quiet, tree-lined street just off San Jose’s main strip, retreat to the comforts and luxury of the distinctive, Hotel Grano de Oro that combines the conveniences of the city with the calm of the suburbs. Mix the city and valley exploring with a rejuvenating spa and the welcoming jacuzzi to relax with your loved one. Candlelight dine at the gourmet, world-renowned restaurant after a day of adventure in the city.
Make your honeymoon distinctive with some Costa Rican city inspiration.