Like good wine and favorite art, romance is different for everyone. But if you want a safe bet for a romantic getaway then choose Costa Rica. From warm, balmy nights by the sea and spectacular sunsets to luxurious thermal spa resorts and jungle adventures that will evoke your wild side, Costa Rica excites the senses. Whether you’re planning a Costa Rica honeymoon or a holiday with someone special, here are six of the most romantic places in Costa Rica to visit. Make your vacation hassle-free by choosing one of our Costa Rica honeymoon itineraries. Packages include accommodations, in-country transportation, some activities, and meals.
There is nothing more romantic than luxuriating in the amazing thermal springs at Tabacon at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. Picture steaming, cascading waterfalls, warm river pools, and secluded corners, all surrounded by beautiful, lush, tropical gardens. There’s a swim-up bar, a cold water pool, and even an adults-only hideaway called the Shangri-La Gardens. These are the only hot springs at Arenal that are truly natural since the pools are created from a free-flowing river. Their awards are a testament to why Tabacon is one of the best places to stay in Costa Rica for couples.
Cruising along the Guanacaste Gold Coast with its beautiful coastline, brilliant white sand beaches fringed by green palm trees, and pastel-colored villages, will definitely inspire feelings of love. You can’t beat gliding through clear turquoise and deep cobalt water on an elegant sailing catamaran, a cold tropical drink in hand as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish, or even a breaching whale. While you snorkel in a warm, tranquil bay or walk hand-in-hand down a deserted white sand beach, the crew prepares a dinner feast. Then sail back to port as the sunset paints the sky in a heart-warming glow.
Kura is an adults-only resort High in the Uvita rainforest overlooking the spectacular Costa Ballena, or Whale Coast, Kura is one of the finest Costa Rica honeymoon resorts. Called “the most glamorous romantic resort in Costa Rica” by Forbes Magazine, couples enjoy ultra-personalized luxury and privacy in an upscale yet laidback scene. Why is brunch so special? It means you’re enjoying each other’s company reveling in a relaxing morning, slowly savoring all that is splendid. Add in mouth-watering, distinctive cuisine and you have a winning formula.
For your next Costa Rica romantic vacation, melt your partner’s heart with a stay at the Spa at Nayara Springs. Spend a few dreamy days inspired by the splendor of the Costa Rican rainforest to restore your natural balance, renew, and relax. Receiving a specialized massage or a chocolate clay body wrap side-by-side in an open-air pavilion in the rainforest is an unforgettable romantic experience. Not to mention the adults-only villas with private plunge pools fed by mineral springs, and candlelight gourmet dinners served in the piano bar lounge. It is no wonder Nayara is one of the best places to honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Think barefoot luxury and adventure. On a secluded beach on the southern Pacific Gulf of Golfo Dulce, Playa Cativo Lodge indulges guests in an exotic eco-luxury experience with first-class service, stylish accommodations, and excellent gastronomy. Since the lodge is so remote, meals are all-inclusive. Dine under the stars by candlelight being caressed by warm gulf breezes and listening to the symphony of the rainforest at night. Menus inspired by the breathtaking views and authentic local cuisine feature fresh organic produce harvested daily from an on-site farm, organic poultry, locally caught seafood, and grass-fed Costa Rican beef. It is an adventure through scents, flavors, colors, and textures. You can also have a personal chef prepare a private multi-course meal in the comfort of your room. Spend a romantic few days soaking in one-of-a-kind opportunities to encounter incredible wildlife and breathtaking nature.
A rainforest culinary adventure by the Pacuare River Savoring an exquisite meal under the stars seated at an elegant, private table while a small fire pit crackles nearby and tree frogs serenade to the rhythm of the rushing Pacuare River, makes for a wonderfully romantic Costa Rica experience. Named one of the world’s top five most scenic rivers, the Pacuare is a magical place of pristine wilderness, vibrant nature, and exciting adventure. What could be more thrilling than cuddling up with your loved one while hearing the sounds of wildlife around you? Perhaps how you get to the Pacuare Lodge – by whitewater rafting down the Pacuare River (you can also be driven to the riverbank and cross by gondola to the hotel).