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Palm-fringed coastline at Manuel Antonio National Park
Map of Ultimate Costa Rica Honeymoon - 10 Days
Ultimate Costa Rica Honeymoon - 10 Days

This romantic itinerary is ideal for adventurous couples with more than a week to spend. Together, you'll bask in Costa Rica's biodiversity, take a whitewater rafting trip down the Río Pacuare, and go on multiple day hikes. Relax on Pacific beaches, soak in natural hot springs, and check into some of the country's best luxury resorts throughout your memorable stay.

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Map of Romance in the Jungle - 9 Days
Romance in the Jungle - 9 Days

This 9-day Costa Rican itinerary is ideal for adventure-loving couples. Starting and ending in San José, the two of you will ford the scenic Río Pacuare (one of the best white-water rafting rivers in the world), explore lush jungle, and enjoy downtime together in a luxury eco-lodge.

Planning Your Honeymoon in Costa Rica
Planning Your Honeymoon in Costa Rica

The perfect honeymoon mixes romance with fun, adventure with relaxation, and promises stellar scenery, food, and lodging throughout. Look no further than Costa Rica: from cushy Pacific resorts to rainforest hikes and chilled-out surf spots, this little slice of Central America has something for every couple. Read on for itinerary ideas, planning tips, and lodging suggestions.

You'll together brave the rapids on Río Pacuare, one of the best rafting rivers on earth
Map of Rafting & Romance in the Jungle - 5 Days
Rafting & Romance in the Jungle - 5 Days

This 5-day itinerary is ideal for adventure-loving couples. Starting and ending in San José, you'll brave the rapids of the scenic Río Pacuare on a guided whitewater excursion, zip line and hike the coastal jungle, and enjoy downtime together in a luxury eco-lodge. With plenty of free time to choose your own activities, it's bound to be a trip you'll always remember.

Immerse in nature together in Costa Rica on a honeymoon
Map of 5 Days in Costa Rica - 5 Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Costa Rica - 5 Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas

With five days in Costa Rica, honeymooners should focus on one region. Beach lovers can choose from a leisurely visit to Manuel Antonio or an active itinerary in Guanacaste that includes daily snorkeling. Wellness-focused newlyweds can retreat to Bajos del Toro for jungle hikes and couples spa treatments. Those keen on a hiking and beach honeymoon can do both in the Northwest, and lovebirds passionate about wildlife will find opportunities to see and learn about unique species in Tortuguero.

Photo courtesy of Jardín del Eden Boutique Hotel
Map of The 6 Best Hotels for Romance & Honeymoons in Tamarindo
The 6 Best Hotels for Romance & Honeymoons in Tamarindo

Tamarindo's reputation for tropical white-sand beaches makes it an ideal spot for a romantic trip. Couples can enjoy relaxing on the beach and taking in the sunsets or combine their vacation with something more active, like kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or learning how to surf. And to enhance your stay, opt for accommodation with perks like private hot tubs, spa treatments, outdoor showers, and beach views.

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Map of The 6 Best Hotels for Romance & Honeymoons in Monteverde
The 6 Best Hotels for Romance & Honeymoons in Monteverde

Monteverde is an ideal location for a Costa Rican honeymoon, with its misty and romantic cloud forest and abundant wildlife. Couples will find intimate properties surrounded by jungle greenery that offer amenities like private balconies, soaking tubs, fine dining restaurants, spas, outdoor pools, and happy hours.

Start your trip hiking in the rainforests of Rincón de la Vieja
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Honeymoon Adventure in Northwest Costa Rica - 5 Days

This five-day romantic escape in northwest Costa Rica is ideal for newlyweds who want that perfect balance between active adventures and beach time. This itinerary takes you to some major highlights, including towering volcanoes, secluded waterfalls, and white-sand beaches. Along the way, you'll enjoy horseback riding, rainforest hikes, a private catamaran cruise, snorkeling in the Pacific, and more.

End each day with epic sunsets in Tamarindo and Nosara
Map of Costa Rica Beach Honeymoon: Tamarindo & Nosara - 5 Days
Costa Rica Beach Honeymoon: Tamarindo & Nosara - 5 Days

Enjoy the ultimate couple's adventure on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. Over just five days, you'll take part in catamaran tours, sunset horseback rides, snorkeling excursions, and candlelit dinners on the beach. The grand finale is a kayaking trip to remote islands, followed by a meeting with an Indigenous tribe to complete this memorable trip.

Boat through lush jungles near Costa Rica's Caribbean coast on your honeymoon
Map of Costa Rica Honeymoon Escape - 5 Days
Costa Rica Honeymoon Escape - 5 Days

Turn a quick holiday in Costa Rica into a honeymoon for the ages on this unforgettable adventure in San José and the Caribbean coast. Over five days, you'll enjoy a well-rounded experience that includes rainforest hikes, wildlife spotting, Afro-Caribbean culture, and plenty of romantic dinners. Cap the trip with a riverboat tour and a couple's massage, and you're sure to have memories that will last a lifetime.

Sunsets on Costa Rica's west coast are a nightly ritual
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Costa Rica Luxury Beach Honeymoon - 5 Days

This supremely romantic—and slightly active —honeymoon adventure in Costa Rica is made for beach lovers. Over five magical days, you and your special someone will experience two luxury hotels on the Pacific coast, starting at Manuel Antonio, for rainforest hikes and nearby waterfalls. Then head south to Dominical to enjoy more spacious beaches and snorkeling among sea turtles. End each day the same way—with predinner drinks that coincide with Costa Rica's amazing sunsets.

Enjoy a mix of relaxation and wellness activities in central Costa Rica
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Luxury Wellness Honeymoon in Costa Rica - 5 Days

Make the most of a five-day honeymoon by enjoying equal parts romance and adventure in Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse spots in the world. You'll arrive in San José and set the mood with an intimate dinner before heading off to the cloud forests and waterfalls of Bajos del Toro, a reserve in the central highlands. Then wind down with stunning nature hikes, private yoga sessions, and relaxing spa treatments to complete this ultimate feel-good trip.

Enjoy romantic beach evenings on a weeklong honeymoon in Costa Rica
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1 Week in Costa Rica - 5 Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas

During a one-week honeymoon adventure in Costa Rica, you can experience pristine rainforest, secluded beaches, and volcanic landscapes. For a mix of all three, opt for a fast-paced trip featuring Tamarindo, Rincón de la Vieja, and Monteverde. Or, slow the pace but increase activities during stays in La Fortuna and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Wildlife-loving couples will find Drake Bay and Manuel Antonio the perfect fit, while those seeking a remote getaway embark on a road trip through Costa Rica's interior.

 Spot rare birds while on romantic cloud forest hikes in Costa Rica
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Romantic Costa Rica Road Trip: Mountains, Cloud Forests & Beaches - 10 Days

Perfect for active couples, this 10-day self-drive adventure in paradise gives you a glimpse of Costa Rica's lesser-explored gems. After a city tour of San José, drive deep into the Central Valley for mountain biking adventures, then head toward the Pacific, stopping for tours of coffee farms and birding in cloud forests. Everything culminates at the coast, where you'll go whale watching and enjoy relaxing beach time, gourmet culinary experiences, and catamaran adventures in Manuel Antonio National Park.

Indulge in the romance of Costa Rica on this seven-day honeymoon
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Cloud Forests to the Caribbean: A Costa Rica Honeymoon - 7 Days

Combine cloud forest adventures with dreamy Caribbean beaches on this romantic getaway to Costa Rica. It starts in the lush mountains of La Fortuna, where you'll soak in natural hot springs and follow hanging bridges through the forest canopy. Then, it's off to the Caribbean beaches of Puerto Viejo, where you'll master Afro-Caribbean flavors in a cooking class, spot wildlife in Cahuita National Park, learn how to make chocolate with an Indigenous family, and take a dip in the Río Catarata Waterfall.

Relax on the romantic white-sand beaches of Costa Rica's Pacific coast
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Romantic Getaway on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast - 10 Days

For romance mixed with unspoiled tropical beauty, it doesn't get better than Costa Rica's Pacific coast. This relaxed 10-day adventure starts with kayaking and snorkeling around the golden beaches of Sámara, then continues south for waterfall hikes at Manuel Antonio National Park. Then, after thrilling zipline rides and hiking in the cloud forests of Montverde, you'll visit the far south and end the journey with snorkeling at Isla del Caño and hiking the wilds of Corcovado National Park.

 Relax in hot springs and hike to waterfalls on this road trip through Costa Rica's off-the-beaten-path gems
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Romantic Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip Through Costa Rica - 7 Days

Get behind the wheel and venture off the tourist trail in a country that exudes romance and adventure: Costa Rica. After marveling at golden artifacts in the capital of San José, you'll journey deep into the jungles of Sarapiquí for nature hikes. Then, spend a day on a friendly farm where a decadent chocolate tasting awaits. Then, combine relaxing in hot springs with thrilling inner tube rides in Rincón de la Vieja, a national park right out of a fairy tale.

Amid the adventure and hiking, you'll find time for idyllic beach moments on your romantic getaway
Map of Romantic Escape to Central & Caribbean Costa Rica - 10 Days
Romantic Escape to Central & Caribbean Costa Rica - 10 Days

With four biosphere reserves, nature-loving couples couldn't pick a better spot for the perfect vacation than Costa Rica. This 10-day romantic adventure begins in the capital of San José's coolest neighborhoods, followed by rip-roaring fun on the Río Pacuare, one of the nation's best rivers for whitewater rafting. Then, you're off to golden Caribbean beaches on the north coast and Puerto Viejo, where you'll embark on rainforest hikes, go kayaking, meet local Indigenous cultures, and more.

 Take in the beauty of Costa Rica on this seven-day honeymoon
Map of Love & Adventure in Costa Rica: Tamarindo, Rincón de la Vieja & Monteverde - 7 Days
Love & Adventure in Costa Rica: Tamarindo, Rincón de la Vieja & Monteverde - 7 Days

This seven-day getaway in Costa Rica is ideal for newlyweds searching for an equal parts romantic and adventurous honeymoon. Start on the Pacific beaches of Tamarindo with a sunset catamaran cruise and snorkeling around the Catalina Islands, then venture inland to the volcanoes and hot springs of Rincón de la Vieja. End your week among the cloud forests of Monteverde, ziplining through the canopy and spotting nocturnal creatures on a night hike.

 Watch the sunset from the deck of your catamaran as you cruise around the coast
Map of Honeymoon Culture & Adventure Tour of Costa Rica - 10 Days
Honeymoon Culture & Adventure Tour of Costa Rica - 10 Days

Celebrate your newly wedded bliss on a 10-day tour of Costa Rica that highlights its natural beauty and cultural richness. On the northeast coast, you'll explore the waterways of Tortuguero on boat trips to spot monkeys, caiman, river otters, and other animals. Then, visit working farms for rustic meals with locals before heading to Arenal for waterfall hikes, hot springs, and cooking classes. The trip winds down on the Pacific beaches with snorkeling trips, gourmet meals, and romantic catamaran tours.

Venture into jungles and cloud forests as you make your way toward the Pacific coast
Map of Honeymoon Nature Expedition in Costa Rica - 10 Days
Honeymoon Nature Expedition in Costa Rica - 10 Days

Get off the beaten path to discover Costa Rica's unspoiled rainforests and secluded beaches on this romantic 10-day road trip. Begin with an indulgent food tour in the capital of San José, followed by zipline rides, canyoning, and coffee tours in the mountainous Central Valley. After a birding trek to spot the elusive quetzal in the cloud forests of San Gerardo de Dota, it's off to the central coast for horseback riding, kayaking, and waterfall hikes around the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park.

Stroll on the beaches of Costa Rica in between outdoor adventures
Map of Romantic Beach & Cloud Forest Escape in Costa Rica - 7 Days
Romantic Beach & Cloud Forest Escape in Costa Rica - 7 Days

Head to the beaches and cloud forests of northern Costa Rica for a week of outdoor adventures and romantic experiences. Begin in the surf haven of Tamarindo, where you'll enjoy sailing trips up and down the famed Gold Coast. Then turn inland, where powder-blue rivers and misty cloud forests beckon you on thrilling zipline tours and nature hikes. Round out this memorable journey with tasty outings to discover the country's famous coffee and chocolate and an intimate dinner in the forest canopy.

Spot playful dolphins on your catamaran tour in Manuel Antonio
Map of Costa Rica Honeymoon for Wildlife Lovers - 7 Days
Costa Rica Honeymoon for Wildlife Lovers - 7 Days

Embark on the honeymoon of a lifetime as you explore the great natural menagerie that is Costa Rica. This adventure will take you up and down the country's Pacific coast, where you'll swim with exotic marine life at Isla del Caño, go on waterfall hikes, and perhaps glimpse the elusive jaguar in Corcovado National Park. Then, head up to the powdery white-sand beaches at Manuel Antonio, where, between swimming and sunset catamaran rides, there will be ample time for luxurious spa treatments.

Bond as newly weds as you keep your eyes peeled for tropical species, like purple-throated hummingbirds on a hike to Laguna de Hule
Map of 10 Days in Costa Rica - 4 Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Costa Rica - 4 Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas

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.