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7 Most Romantic Places in Costa Rica for Couples

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Nauyaca waterfall in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

The seven romantic destinations for couples to visit on a trip to Costa Rica capture scenic wonders and the idyll of the natural world.

Embrace the spirit of cloud forests in search of colorful birdlife or lounge on a private beach enjoying the sound of lapping waves. Indulge in an adventurous rapids excursion or trek to a secluded waterfall. Whether looking for a quiet escape or an adventurous exploration, Costa Rica is perfect for every kind of couple.

Find the right experiences for you when you travel to the iconic romantic corners of Costa Rica to create your perfect couple’s getaway.

Overview

  1. 1. Indulge in the Splendor of Manuel Antonio
  2. 2. Discover the Beauty and Adventures of Arenal
  3. 3. Bask in the Luxuries of Uvita
  4. 4. Escape to the Forests of Tortuguero
  5. 5. Explore the Natural Wonders of Tamarindo
  6. 6. Soak Up the Sunshine of Papagayo Peninsula
  7. 7. Embrace the Biodiversity of Osa Peninsula
  8. Find the Best Romantic Destination in Costa Rica for You

1. Indulge in the Splendor of Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

The central Pacific national park of Manuel Antonio encompasses the idyllic combination of beach and jungle for perfect romance. Scenic coastline opens to views of crystal-clear waters and white sands, while the dense forest protects a variety of wildlife, such as sloths and monkeys, that you can enjoy watching as a couple.

Follow the lush trails to wander through elegant natural history and enjoy wildlife encounters, venture into the water in search of vibrant marine life or simply lounge on the shoreline to enjoy the waves.

Sample itinerary: The Honeymooner Special: Costa Rica Tour of Romance

2. Discover the Beauty and Adventures of Arenal

Infinity pool with view of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Arenal, Costa Rica

Adventure and relaxation converge in the tropical landscape of Arenal, perfect for couples eager to actively discover the wonders of Costa Rica, before relaxing in sumptuous thermal baths. The volcanic destination can give you access to wildlife excursions or ziplining adventures, whitewater rafting thrills or expansive lava fields.

Learn about the history of chocolate or indulge in the luxurious feeling of your muscles being soothed as you sit in comfortable hot springs and enjoy the sounds of surrounding nature.

Sample itinerary: Romantic Costa Rica Two-Week Getaway

3. Bask in the Luxuries of Uvita

Sunset at Ballena Marine National Park in Uvita, Costa Rica

Ballena Marine National Park in Uvita, Costa Rica

Secluded highland charm and luxurious spaces bring the splendor of Uvita to light as you immerse yourself in the romantic ambiance, accentuated by the panoramic views of the protected coastline in the distance.

The serene ambiance creates a natural oasis, coupled with remote waterfalls, gourmet cuisine, and equestrian trails perfect for fulfilling a romantic dream. Kayak along the nearby turquoise waters or explore the national wildlife refuge to take advantage of the jungle hideaway.

Sample itinerary: One-Week Romantic Costa Rican Getaway Vacation

4. Escape to the Forests of Tortuguero

Tortuguero river in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Tortuguero is timeless and exotic, an unmissable destination in the northeastern corner of Costa Rica that offers unforgettable romance. Boutique accommodations take advantage of their position at the edge of the rainforest to create a secluded escape for couples, while highlighting the grandeur of the local ecosystem.

Travel the seemingly endless network of canals in the national park for inspiring scenery and enjoy the views of rare birds, crocodiles, and, when in season, nesting turtles exploring the soft golden sands.

Sample itinerary: East to West Costa Rica Vacation of Romance & Luxury: Caribbean Sea to Pacific Coast

5. Explore the Natural Wonders of Tamarindo

Tropical and thrilling, Tamarindo is an exceptional coastal getaway that shares active adventures with the joys of relaxation.

From intoxicating sunsets to charming walks along soft, white sands, your journey together in Tamarindo can immerse you in the preserved natural wonders of Las Baulas National Marine Park or let you savor the flavors of a luxurious dinner overlooking the water.

Cruise the waters, sail through the canopy on a zipline, or embrace a couples massage for a perfect reflection of the captivating local ambiance.

Sample itinerary: Luxuries of Costa Rica Vacation in Monteverde & Tamarindo: Cloud Forest, Hot Springs & More

6. Soak Up the Sunshine of Papagayo Peninsula

Resort on the Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

The Papagayo Peninsula can put you in the lap of luxury, with exuberant beaches and delightful secrets to discover amid striking views of the unspoiled coastline.

In this picturesque hideaway, you can sample mouthwatering cuisine, embrace world-class spa treatments, or indulge in the splendor of nature to capture the best of adventurous and relaxing possibilities.

Scuba dive in search of rays and tropical fish or whitewater raft for a thrilling scenic excursion. Whether sampling a resort-style escape or participating in a guided caving tour, you can find a marvelous stretch of coastline along the northern Pacific.

Sample itinerary: Costa Rica’s Road Less Traveled: Touring the Pacific Coast Route

7. Embrace the Biodiversity of Osa Peninsula

Misty, foggy sunrise in the rainforest of Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Ricaa

Embrace a new perspective of romance when you visit the Osa Peninsula. As one of the most bio-diverse destinations in the world, the singing birds, breaching whales, leaping dolphins, and swinging monkeys demonstrate the captivating beauty of untouched nature.

Secluded accommodations showcase the connections between wilderness and luxury, with unparalleled opportunities to engage with wildlife or bask in the comforts of pristine beaches for inspiring views that capture the spirit of romance.

Sample itinerary: Handcrafted Costa Rica Tour: Finest Tropical Escape

Find the Best Romantic Destination in Costa Rica for You

Natural thermal hot springs in Costa Rica

Romance in Costa Rica can spring eternal when you explore the diverse and distinctive landscape, known for its stunning biodiversity. From remote mountain lodges to jungle resorts, pristine beaches to quiet hot springs, as you explore, you can create the most unforgettable experiences in the country’s natural beauty.

Our Costa Rica Honeymoon Packages can give you more inspiration for your trip and our Honeymoon Travel Guide can offer great insight into how to plan your romantic vacation.

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