Honeymoon Planning: 5 Essential Hotels for a Costa Rica Getaway

Posted by Adam Warner

From an upscale boutique lodge along the Pacific Coast to an amazing spa resort set at the foot of an active volcano, a stay at one of these acclaimed accommodations in Costa Rica will guarantee a most memorable honeymoon trip.


Kura Design Villas

Situated on an impressive mountain ridge, Kura is a small luxury boutique hotel on the southern coast of Costa Rica. You'll find a unique place where the rainforest-covered mountains of the Osa Peninsula meet pristine Pacific Ocean beaches. The gorgeous property offers six luxury villas, a 62-foot infinity saltwater pool, a spectacular outdoor poolside lounge and spa area, and an acclaimed restaurant serving traditional Costa Rican cuisine.

Each villa stands out with an open floor plan, king size bed, spacious private terrace with glass veranda, double rain shower with ocean view, bamboo ceilings, free wireless internet, and even binoculars. Additionally, the villas run on alternative sources of energy, such as solar panels, rainwater collection systems, solar water heaters, and LED lighting.

Grand Spa at Tabacon

Located at the base of the active Arenal Volcano, this stunning property aims at completely immersing guests within nature. The resort features luxurious suites complete with outdoor terraces, handmade furniture from the region, and the backdrop of natural hot springs and tropical rainforest. The world-renowned spa includes charming bungalows set within colorful gardens, plus open-air Jacuzzis that even draw water from the nearby thermal springs.

For a unique treatment, sign up for the Temazcal experience, a traditional purifying ritual that's often performed in a sweat lodge. Another invigorating option is the volcanic mud wrap, which uses mineral-rich clay from Costa Rica and helps the skin feel restored and healthy..

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

For beach lovers, it doesn't get any better than this. The stunning five-star property is home to four pools, two beaches, a full-service spa, four restaurants, and one of the world's top golf courses. Enjoy spacious accommodations near the beach, top-notch restaurants that make magnificent use of local ingredients, a full service spa, and eco-adventures galore. This is easily one of Costa Rica's finest properties.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Experience guided tours of rainforest terrain, local villages, and exotic jungle rivers when you stay at Tortuga. This elegant property along the Caribbean coast is widely considered one of the top eco-lodges in the country.

The resort is situated on 146 acres of private land on Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast. View the wildlife of Tortuguero National Park and explore its backwater creeks and lagoons by boat with your Tortuguero Naturalist Guide, while staying in the comfort of your River View Deluxe Rooms or River View Penthouse Suite.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

This 16-bungalow upscale boutique hotel is situated within a 1,000-acre private rainforest reserve near Corcovado National Park in beautiful Costa Rica, overlooking the point where the Gulf of Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean.

Designed in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach environment, the resort's main lodge and bungalows line three ridges and are connected by walking paths and steps. The strategic location of Lapa Rios (at 350 feet above the ocean) ensures that the property catches the cooling ocean and forest breezes. The hotel's private bungalows come with wooden floors, king beds, bamboo furnishings, huge private decks, and two showers (including a rainfall shower).

Additional on-site amenities include a restaurant, outdoor pool, easy beach access, and the options for massages and yoga. Guests can pick from dozens of exciting on-site and off-site activities. While on-site adventures range from bird tours to waterfall hikes to lush rainforest treks, off-site tours are highlighted by waterfall rappelling, surfing, and local farm visits.

Heading to Costa Rica for your honeymoon? Start planning your trip by reading our Costa Rica Honeymoon Destination Guide.

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