A honeymoon in Costa Rica means having the best of both worlds. It is a country that has had a huge American influence which has resulted in some outstanding lodges being built, and yet it is truly Central American with regards to its biodiversity. This is a place where beaches and jungle are now home to not only a bizarre array of flora and fauna but also of first class lodges and hotels.

Having a honeymoon in Costa Rica means you can have whatever you want. If you wish to spend 2 weeks on a beach, but in different hotels, then head to the Nicoya Peninsula. This is a place where you can be surfing one day, beach combing another and walking through jungle the next. It is also a country where you can be a little more adventurous if you wish. The national parks of Monteverde and Arenal allow you to go zip wiring through the jungle canopy or see a volcano erupt whilst sipping a cocktail in some hot springs below!

If you really want to get away from it all, then the Pacuare lodge is as remote as they come, a place where you have white water raft to get to it. Alternatively the lesser visited Osa Peninsula is come to pristine beaches, walking trails and whales.


The country has an excellent network of internal flights allowing you to cross the country in easily, rather than travel overland and be exhausted at the end.  Some of the lodges that have opened up recently really are of the highest quality.  Some are in a sublime location, some are remote, whilst others have private plunge pools and butler service.

Nicoya Peninsula

The most exclusive beach retreats of Costa Rica are to be found on the Nicoya Peninsula.  Remote, pristine beaches are lined with jungle offering a perfect place to relax and enjoy the dry, sunny climate.

Osa Peninsula

Comparable in grandeur to the Amazon basin, Corcovado National Park boasts 46km of untouched coastline and a vast tract of virgin tropical wet forest. This is Costa Rica’s last frontier, often cut off in the rainy season and only recently opened up to visitors.


Located on the Caribbean coast, Tortuguero National Park protects 200,000 hectares of tropical rainforest – one of the largest areas left in Central America.  Another of Costa Rica’s eco-tourism success stories has seen a transformation from a village dependent on logging, fishing and turtles to one dedicated to preserving nature, particularly the beaches where the nesting sea turtles return each year.

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