Given Costa Rica's size, you can fit jungle, aquatic, and urban adventures in your 10-day honeymoon. Outdoorsy couples will enjoy rafting the Río Pacuare and ziplining in Turrialba. Wildlife lovers can go bird-watching in Monteverde and spot monkeys in Corcovado National Park. Couples keen on cuisine can sample Costa Rican fare in the Central Market and make chocolate with a Bribri community. Those seeking a slower pace will appreciate a sunset cruise in Tamarindo and a hot springs soak in Arenal.

Itinerary #1: Honeymoon Nature Expedition in Costa Rica

Kickstart your married life with this Costa Rica honeymoon escape to lesser frequented but no less beautiful destinations. After a tasting tour of the Central Market in San José, nature-loving couples will enjoy creating memories on a canyoning and zipline excursion in Turrialba, unwinding in the hot springs of Orosi Valley, sampling chocolate and coffee on local plantations, indulging in a riverside couple's spa treatment at your ecolodge in the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota, and more.

Venture into jungles and cloud forests as you make your way toward the Pacific coast
Venture into jungles and cloud forests on your Costa Rica honeymoon
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in San José, Food & City Tour San José
Day 2 Scenic Drive to Turrialba Turrialba
Day 3 Canyoning & Zipline Tour, Visit Hot Springs Turrialba
Day 4 Turrialba Optional Activities: Ancient Cities & Local Farms Turrialba
Day 5 Drive to San Gerardo de Dota, Couples Spa Treatment San Gerardo de Dota
Day 6 Day Trip to Coffee Farm & Birding Tour San Gerardo de Dota
Day 7 Drive to Manuel Antonio National Park Manuel Antonio
Day 8 Horseback Tour, Waterfalls & Farm Lunch Manuel Antonio
Day 9 Manuel Antonio Kayaking & Snorkeling Manuel Antonio
Day 10 Drive to San José, Depart  

Kick off your honeymoon in San José with an introduction to Costa Rican fare on a tour of the Central Market's stalls and sodas (traditional restaurants). In the morning, you'll drive through the Central Valley with the option to detour to Irazú Volcano and see the lunar-like landscapes en route to Turrialba. After a good night's rest in a hacienda-style boutique hotel, you'll spend a day creating new memories together on a canyoning and zipline tour, followed by a romantic evening at the Orosi Valley hot springs. You'll also have free time to explore the area as you wish, perhaps with a tour and tasting at a chocolate farm. 

Next is an ecolodge stay in the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota, where you'll unwind with a couple's riverside spa treatment. Then, you'll learn about coffee production and sample the local brew at an estate before heading to Parque Nacional Los Quetzales to catch your first glimpses of the resplendent quetzal. Afterward, drive along the Pacific Coast to your secluded ocean-view resort near Manuel Antonio National Park, where you'll have free time to lounge at the beach. Celebrate your honeymoon with one last adventure as you experience the underwater world together on a snorkeling tour. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Honeymoon Culture & Adventure Tour of Costa Rica

This Costa Rica honeymoon is perfect for couples interested in a mix of urban, rural, rainforest, and coastal activities. You'll taste your way around the trendy Barrio Escalante neighborhood of San José, cruise the canals of Tortuguero and overnight in a secluded ecolodge, trek under the stars and discover a local farm in Sarapiquí, soak in the thermal springs near Arenal Volcano, and enjoy a snorkel excursion and romantic sunset catamaran ride in Tamarindo. 

 Watch the sunset from the deck of your catamaran as you cruise around the coast
Watch the sunset from the deck of your catamaran as you cruise along the coast
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in San José, Explore Barrio Escalante Neighborhood San José
Day 2 Transfer to Tortuguero, Guided Village Tour Tortuguero
Day 3 Tortuguero National Park Boat Tour Tortuguero
Day 4 Transfer to Sarapiquí, Rainforest Night Hike Sarapiquí
Day 5 Sarapiquí Finca Tour, Fishing & Farm Lunch Sarapiquí
Day 6 Transfer to Arenal, Hot Springs & Cooking Class Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 7 Coffee Farm Tour, Hanging Bridges & Waterfall Hike Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 8 Transfer to Tamarindo, Catamaran Tour & Snorkeling Tamarindo
Day 9 National Park Guided Hike & Liberia City Tour Tamarindo
Day 10 Transfer to Liberia, Depart  

After touching down in San José, you and your partner will meet your guide for a tasting tour of Barrio Escalante, a neighborhood packed with cafés, gastropubs, and bakeries. Don't stay out too late; you've got an early start on Day 2 when your driver will whisk you and your honey to Tortuguero for a wildlife tour along the canals—caiman, turtles, and more can be seen here. After a restful night cozying in your ecolodge, your driver will take you west to Sarapiquí, where you'll head into the rainforest after dark to experience the unique sights and sounds of nocturnal wildlife. You'll also spend time sampling tropical fruits on a tour of a local farm.

More romantic adventures await at your next stop, Arenal. You'll have the chance to soak in the EcoTermales Hot Springs and prepare tropical cocktails, tortillas, and a Costa Rican meal together with a local chef. Then, grab your camera and capture some honeymoon moments as you trek along the treetops at the Arenal Hanging Bridges and take a dip in the turquoise pool at the base of La Fortuna Waterfall. Following this, you're off to Tamarindo, a popular beach town where you'll wrap up your trip with a couple's surf lesson and a sunset catamaran cruise along the Gold Coast. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Romantic Getaway on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

Outdoorsy couples will appreciate the variety of nature activities on this romantic Pacific Coast getaway. Highlights include snorkeling and a picnic for two at Isla Chora, a zipline excursion and romantic mountain retreat in Monteverde, a hike and swim at secluded Nauyaca Falls, a peaceful evening paddle to see the bioluminescent plankton on Drake Bay, and a private guided wildlife trek in Corcovado National Park.

Relax on the romantic white-sand beaches of Costa Rica's Pacific coast
Relax on the romantic white-sand beaches of Costa Rica's Pacific coast
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Liberia, Transfer to Sámara Sámara
Day 2 Kayak Ride to Isla Chora & Snorkeling Sámara
Day 3 Transfer to Monteverde, Visit Sloth Sanctuary Monteverde
Day 4 Hanging Bridges, Sky Tram & Zipline Ride Monteverde
Day 5 Transfer to Manuel Antonio, Coffee & Chocolate Tour Manuel Antonio
Day 6 Day Trip to Nauyaca Falls & Marino Ballena National Park Manuel Antonio
Day 7 Transfer to Drake Bay, Bioluminescence Tour Drake Bay
Day 8 Isla del Caño Snorkeling Trip Drake Bay
Day 9 Day Hike in Corcovado National Park Drake Bay
Day 10 Fly to San José, Depart  

Your honeymoon starts in the coastal town of Sámara, where you can relax on the white sands at your beachside resort and kayak to Isla Chora for snorkeling hand-in-hand and a picnic for two on the palm tree-fringed beach. Then, your driver will take you north and inland, where you'll trade the sun-soaked beaches of Sámara for the cooler, misty cloud forests of Monteverde. Here, you and your partner will observe sloths at the Selvatura sanctuary, get your hearts pumping on a zipline and open-air gondola excursion at Sky Adventures Monteverde, and cuddle up in your mountain retreat surrounded by lush foliage.

Make a pitstop to savor local coffee and chocolate en route to Manuel Antonio National Park, then hike to Nauyaca Falls, a romantic setting for a swim in the natural pools. Next, you're off to the Osa Peninsula for an evening paddle on Drake Bay to spot dolphins and the bioluminescent plankton that adds a touch of magic after dark. The next morning, grab your (waterproof) camera and create underwater couples photos on a snorkeling trip at Isla del Caño Biological Reserve. Lastly, search for monkeys, macaws, and more on a private trek in Corcovado National Park, the perfect end to your outdoorsy honeymoon. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Romantic Escape to Central & Caribbean Costa Rica

This Central Valley and Caribbean tour is ideal for foodie and adventurous couples eager to get a bit off the beaten path. You'll sample Costa Rican fare on a tour of the country's capital, make cheese together on a local farm, get your hearts racing as you raft the Río Pacuare, prepare chocolate treats with an Indigenous community in Bambú, swim and picnic at beaches of Punta Uva, and celebrate your marriage with a sunset cruise on Lake Arenal and an evening in the hot springs.

Amid the adventure and hiking you'll find time for idyllic beach moments on your romantic getaway
Amid the adventure and hiking, you'll find time for leisurely beach moments on your romantic getaway
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in San José, Guided Food & City Tour  San José
Day 2 Transfer to Turrialba, Coffee Tour & Cheesemaking Workshop Turrialba
Day 3 Whitewater Rafting on the Río Pacuare Turrialba
Day 4 Transfer to Puerto Viejo, Guided Tour of Cahuita National Park Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Day 5 Day Trip to Bribri Indigenous Village Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Day 6 Kayak Adventure & Rainforest Hike at Punta Uva Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Day 7 Transfer to Arenal/La Fortuna, Sunset Cruise on Lake Arenal Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 8 Arenal Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Hot Springs Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 9 Day Hike to Laguna de Hule Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 10 Transfer to San José, Depart  

The honeymoon adventures begin on arrival in San José, where you'll dive into Costa Rican history and cuisine on a tour that includes the city's colonial landmarks and the Mercado Escalante food hall. Continue your culinary exploration on Day 2 with a coffee tour and tasting at Aquiares Estate, followed by a cheesemaking workshop at a family-run farm. Afterward, you'll put your newlywed teamwork skills to the test as you tackle whitewater rafting on the Río Pacuare rapids. Then, your driver will transfer you to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the Caribbean coast for the second half of your journey.

A snorkeling tour to Cahuita National Park offers the chance to glimpse tropical fish, turtles, and more with your loved one. Next, you'll share another special experience: a canoe ride to the Bribri Indigenous village of Bambú, where you'll learn about local traditions and cook up some sweet treats in a chocolate-making class with your Bribri hosts. Following this, you'll kayak up Río Punta Uva and marvel at the abundance of monkeys and other wildlife along the riverbanks. Your final destination is Arenal, where you'll enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Arenal and a romantic evening in the hot springs. Learn more

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Map of 10 Days in Costa Rica - 4 Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas
Map of 10 Days in Costa Rica - 4 Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas