As honeymoon destinations go, it’s hard to think of a better place than Costa Rica. You’re probably wondering, “Is Costa Rica a great honeymoon destination?”
Perhaps we’re biased, since we live here, but think our corner of Central America is a warm, inviting, romantic and exciting place, the type of place that’s perfect for a couple starting a new life together.
Read on to find out more about why you and your soon-to-be spouse should consider a Costa Rica honeymoon.
Reasons Why Costa Rica is a Great Honeymoon Spot
- Emphasis on the “coast”
Visit Costa Rica (Spanish for “rich coast”) and you’ll soon see how it got that name. You’re never more than a few hours from a beach, with 800 miles of coastline overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
And with those views comes amazing sunrises and sunsets, the type of thing you’ll want to share with your new husband or wife.
- There’s plenty to explore
When you think of Costa Rica, you might picture lush jungles teeming with wildlife. And yes, we do have that. Our country is home to five percent of the world’s biodiversity.
But there are also cloud forests, dry forests, rainforests, swaps, coral reefs and volcanoes.
Costa Rica is home to dozens of dormant or extinct volcanoes (plus a few active ones) that serve as some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Visitors hike the rugged terrain or soak in the geothermal pools, a perfect activity for a Costa Rica honeymoon.
That’s to say nothing of the host of activities available to you here, from river rafting to scuba diving to horseback riding to ziplining through the rainforest.
- It’s a feast for the senses
Travel around Costa Rica and you’ll see the gorgeous sights we mentioned above, long with a menagerie of different animals, from whales to sea turtles to sloths to monkeys.
You’ll also hear the call of countless birds — 50 different species of hummingbird live here — and the cries of all sorts of animals.
Start your day off with some of the world’s best coffee, and taste the freshest fruit imaginable, including mango, pineapple, papaya, guava and coconut.
You can also enjoy local dishes like pejibayes (peach palm fruits), arreglados (sandwiches made with a puff pastry, cheese, meat and vegetables) and vuelva a la vida (a seafood dish that’s similar to ceviche).
And you’ll walk through a countryside that’s home to hundreds of varieties of beautiful, fragrant orchids and other flowers.
- The weather is amazing
Your Costa Rica honeymoon will allow you to enjoy a wonderful combination of hot, sunny days cooled off by evening rains.
- It’s easy to get here
You won’t have much trouble getting to Costa Rica. It’s a five hour flight from New York, and only two hours from Miami. This is great news not only for people planning a Costa Rica honeymoon but those hoping to hold their wedding here as well.
Best Honeymoon Destination Costa Rica
The hum of the jungle. The gentle whoosh of the surf. A relaxing couple’s massage followed by a romantic seaside meal.
At Ylang Ylang Resort, you’ll celebrate your honeymoon in a location that offers just the right mix of comfort and adventure.
Click here to learn more about our Costa Rica honeymoon packages and book your trip.