Honeymoon in Costa Rica is perfect for those of you who don’t want to lay on the beach the whole day but want to explore and discover new territories, plants, and animals.
Many of the places to stay chosen by me in this list for your best honeymoon Costa Rica support local communities, and leave a minor fingerprint over the environment.
As you probably know, Costa Rica is among the first countries in the world who implemented policies and discussed sustainability.
All the hotels from this list are truly relaxation oasis, and the staff does their best to spoil you and treat you like royalty, but through their policies and actions, they sustain the environment and the locals.
Costa Rica is the best place to go to discover new things and see a bunch of animals and plants, as this tiny country is home to about 5% of the world’s biodiversity.
This country is ideal for your honeymoon as there are many secluded resorts with services dedicated to adults, an oasis nestled in the middle of the jungle or right on the beach so that you can relax in the sun but also explore the beautiful rainforest from the nearby.
What I like most about this country is its diversity and the increased number of microclimates and landforms, so you have the unique opportunity to see a lot of different climates and things in a single holiday.
All the hotels and resorts from this list have been carefully picked up based on our own experience and what I like most about them is that you can combine adventure with relaxation and luxury with traditional.
I drop below my list of the most romantic resorts from Costa Rica, perfect for your honeymoon or for a romantic getaway with your beloved one.
Honeymoon in Costa Rica
1. Nayara Springs
One of the newest and most modern resorts located close to Arenal National Park near the hot springs is Nayara Springs, an ultra all-inclusive hotel dedicated to adults.
All the villas are nestled in the middle of the jungle and offer amazing views of the volcano and the nearby forest.
The hotel features 3 restaurants, a world-famous spa, a huge pool, and a piano lounge and bar, all created especially for you to relax and have fun.
One of the best rates honeymoon resorts in Costa Rica has 16 villas hidden inside the jungle, each of them with a private pool with thermal water and a private butler.
Among the facilities available at the property is the outdoor shower for all the villas, a modern and cozy indoor and outdoor sitting area as well as a very comfortable bed.
From your private terrace, you might spot sloths, toucans, and hummingbirds while the friendly Scarlet Macaws are commonly seen around the property.
In the room rate, you have included a great breakfast, WI-FI, and fresh fruits available during the whole day as well as movies and complimentary laundry.
This resort is definitely the best Costa Rica honeymoon resorts hotels in the whole country not only because of its stunning views but also for its services, facilities, and high-end amenities.
2. Andaz Resort
Part of Hyatt Group, Andaz Resort is one of the best resorts in Costa Rica for honeymoon couples located in Papagayo Peninsula overlooking Culebra Bay.
Andaz is conveniently located close to Papagayo Marino, the 18 hole Papagayo golf course and within a short driving distance from Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
One of the most beautiful hotels in Costa Rica combines in a unique and interesting way the modern and open design with local elements, the Costa Rican hospitality with modern facilities so that you have a spectacular experience.
The hotel is located between two spectacular beaches: The Watersport beach and the Relaxation beach.
The Watersport beach is perfect for families with children, looking to have fun and try new outdoor experiences like kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, or ski jet tours.
On the other hand, the Relaxation Beach, as the name suggested is for those of you looking to chill in the sun, read a book, listen to the ocean and perfect their tan.
There are in total 153 rooms and suites, 3 restaurants, two pools: one for adults and another one for children, a spa with many treatment rooms, and the newly added Andaz Beach House.
Andaz Beach house is located directly on the beach and offers lunch and snacks anytime between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. You can order sandwiches, tacos, burgers, as well as fresh juice, beer, and cocktails if you want to stay on the beach the whole day.
The centerpiece of the property is the Spa, Onda Wellness Spa, famous in the whole country for its natural treatments and the huge menu of massages.
3. Makanda by the Sea
The perfect honeymoon in Costa Rica resort near Manuel Antonio National Park a few hours drive from San Jose is definitely Makanda by the Sea, a 5-star resort dedicated to adults.
The hotel uses nature as the background so the buildings and the forest are both parts of this huge project imagined by a famous designer.
While bathing in the outdoor infinity pool or perfecting your tan on your private deck keep an eye on wildlife, as wild encounters are quite common.
Birds, butterflies, all kinds of monkeys, and other creatures that live in the jungle used to come on the property as the hotel is part of their natural environment.
The hotel is located in a hilly place, surrounded by jungle so the rooms and the decks are surrounded by lush vegetation so the view is incredible.
All the rooms are clean and spacious and come equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, coffee machine, and good Wi-Fi signal, a private bathroom with all the amenities and toiletries needed, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
There is even a villa dedicated to honeymooners, The Honeymoon Grand Pool Villa with a huge balcony with hot tub, a fully equipped kitchen, huge and comfy beds, and a marble bathroom.
4. Rancho Pacifico
Located high up in the tropical forest, at 2,000 feet above sea level, Rancho Pacifico is an adults-only boutique hotel perfect for your romantic getaway.
This is the perfect location for those of you who want to relax and reconnect with nature, but having all the facilities you need.
This boutique hotel features 2 outdoor swimming pools, a concierge, a fitness center, a spa, restaurant, and bar.
At the restaurant you can serve all your three meals, all the meals are cooked from fresh ingredients and high-quality products.
The 1:1 ratio staff to guest at one of the most beautiful Costa Rica resorts for honeymoon guarantees you a memorable stay and a lot of attention to your requests and need during the entire holiday.
You can rest at the Spa Tranquila, a spa nestled in the middle of the forest, up in the trees, and offers a wide range of spa treatments for your face and body and a long list of massages.
There are 3 villas spread along with the property with 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, 2 luxury suites, and a treehouse nestled in the middle of the jungle.
The treehouse is located on a natural hiking trail that leads to a waterfall and ensures the privacy and tranquility needed for amazing honeymoons to Costa Rica.
The treehouse has 90 square meters and is equipped with an indoor-outdoor shower, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a coffee maker, a mini-fridge, and a huge bathroom.
5. Kura Design Villas
Another adult-only resort for a honeymoon in Costa Rica is Kura Design Villas, a small retreat with 8 villas overlooking the beautiful whale’s tail beach, close to Uvita town.
The minimalist design and architecture of the hotel provide amazing views of the ocean and guarantees you the perfect romantic getaway.
Treat yourself like royalty and let yourself be spoiled in the spectacular outdoor pool and spa area nestled in the middle of nature.
It is an eco-friendly resort where alternative sources of energy are used: solar water heaters, solar panels, energy-efficient fans, LED lighting, and rainwater collective systems.
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The hotel is conveniently located close to Marino Ballena National Park, one of the best spots to see whales from Costa Rica between July to November.
The whale’s tail beach provides you with shallow waters and weak currents perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and paddleboarding.
You can book a tour to Corcovado National Park or Cano Island with the hotel’s private helicopter that can be rented for a full day to the resort’s guests.
Try their on-site restaurant with fusion food cooked from organic products and the amazing Sky Lounge where to sip a cocktail while enjoying the panoramic view of the surrounding jungle and turquoise waters.
Each of the villas has a minimalist design with many local elements, with large beds and luxurious sheets, a private terrace, a rain shower with an ocean view, huge glass doors, binoculars, a minibar, and wine cellar as well as a coffee machine and safety deposit box.
6. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica gives a new meaning to luxury and top-notch services, the hotel being famous in Central America for its amazing services, secluded location, and great facilities.
The hotel overlooking the Pacific coast has been completely remodeled in 2017 when it got a new face: new furniture, beautiful decors that create the sensation of a comfy home.
You will find a new open-air lobby located near the pool, called Tico’s, a unique concept of fine dining Sol y Sombra, an Italian kitchen and a wine bar, Cena Sociale, and a burger restaurant, CR Burger Snack.
An 18 hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer is one of the most popular facilities of the hotel, a great place to spend some quality time with your beloved one.
The hotel has 181 rooms, suites, villas, and private residences all made from wood and stone finishes.
All the rooms are equipped with a good Wi-Fi signal, coffee, and tea machine, in-room safety deposit box, in-room movies, and complementary news brief for breakfast.
One of my favorite suites, perfect for honeymooners is the Canopy Suite with one bedroom and a breathtaking view over the jungle.
For some adrenaline during your stay, you can book zip lining tours or horseback riding experiences at the hotel’s lobby.
7. W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal
Located in Guanacaste province close to Playa Conchal Beach, W Costa Rica is located right between the beach and the mangrove forest.
This resort for a honeymoon in Costa Rica features an outdoor spa, a fitness center, steam room, manicure, and pedicure as well as a beautiful outdoor pool and many restaurants and bars.
For your meals, you can choose from Cocina de Mercado, a fine dining option with international dishes, and 10° Norte with Costa Rican traditional dishes.
If you want to drink a cocktail or a glass of wine, you can choose between Zona Azul, a beautiful day lounge, the Wet Deck located right near the pool and the Living Room and Bar open between mid-days to mid-night.
There are in total 150 rooms, 132 rooms, and 18 suites all with outdoor showers, private terraces with amazing views of the surrounding area.
A Bose docking station and a big LCD TV, as well as a coffee and tea-making machine, can be found in every room.
My favorite room is Wow Guest Room, a 1940 square feet one-bedroom apartment with air conditioning, a balcony with an ocean view, and a private outdoor pool.
These are definitely the best honeymoon resorts in Costa Rica, specially created for a romantic getaway and full relaxation.
All these resorts in Costa Rica are strategically located on the beach or close to national parks so that you have the whole day for exploration and the evenings for supreme relaxation.
Pick the Costa Rica resorts honeymoon you like most and hurry up book your room to secure the best price and the date you want to travel.
Don’t forget to mention that you are celebrating your honeymoon as most of these hotels have special packages and welcome packages for such events.
Logistical tips and tricks for your trip
Book your accommodation
We always use Booking.com as they have the best price-quality ratio and they offer a wide range of hotels, guesthouses, apartments, and villas to choose from.
You will find here all types of accommodations, from the cheapest ones to the most luxurious.
Don't forget travel insurance
We never leave home without HeyMondo Insurance or Safety Wings Insurance as they offer the best services and a good value for money, plus COVID coverage.
Travel insurance will always protect you against unexpected events and cost like illness, COVID, injury, theft, or travel cancellation.
We never go on any trip without travel insurance and there were many cases when we had to use it.
Renting a car
We like to explore a country on our own and a car gives us the mobility and freedom to do that.
We always rent our car from Discovercars as they have free cancellation 48 hours prior to starting date and a wide range of car rental companies and options to choose from all over the world.
Tours and attractions
When we are looking for some adventure or we simply want to break up the monotony and discover new places, we always use GetYourGuide.
We love it because we always find the most amazing experiences, with free cancellation and a large variety of activities and tours to choose from.
Airplane tickets and holiday packages
Expedia is our ally when searching for the best price for airplane tickets as it works as an aggregator for a huge number of airlines and we always find the best price for our flights.
Travel tip: use Expedia when you are searching for holiday packages as they have many last-minute offers and great discounts for hotels, flights, and even the whole holiday packages.
Saturday 11th of February 2023
Hi Sonia, I just read your blog post on the "7 most romantic resorts for the best honeymoon in Costa Rica." I must say, it's a fantastic post and a great resource for anyone planning a honeymoon in this beautiful country.
I really appreciate the focus on sustainable tourism, and the fact that many of the resorts you listed support local communities and the environment. That's a big plus in my book.
I also loved the emphasis on combining adventure and relaxation, and the unique opportunity to experience different climates and microclimates within a single trip. It's great that the resorts you listed provide luxurious accommodations and high-end amenities, but also allow for immersion in the natural beauty of the surrounding jungle and coastline.
I particularly enjoyed reading about Nayara Springs and Andaz Resort. The descriptions of their private villas with thermal pools, beautiful views of the jungle and volcano, and the variety of dining, spa, and recreational options are quite appealing.
Your attention to detail and thoughtful recommendations make this post a valuable resource for anyone looking to plan a romantic honeymoon in Costa Rica. Thank you for sharing your insights!