Top 10 Honeymoon Resorts In Costa Rica

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There are so many wonderful destinations where you can head to for your honeymoon after saying “I do”, but few places can compare with Costa Rica. This gorgeous Central American destination is perfect for couples who want a laid-back beachside holiday, as well as those craving adventures. Here, you can go hiking in the famed Cloud Forests, relax on a sandy beach, walk the streets of historical towns, dig into delicious Caribbean cuisine and enjoy water activities such as snorkelling, whitewater rafting, and more. No matter what you do, you need an equally gorgeous place to stay for your post-wedding excursion. Costa Rica has many stunning resorts that offer opulent amenities for honeymooners — think outdoor spa baths, plunge pools, romantic beach dinners, and more. Here’s a list of the top honeymoon resorts in Costa Rica.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to couple-friendly packages and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Jacó (from USD 303)

Los Sueños Marriott Ocean Resort lies on a private beach in Jaco and is perfect for honeymooners. Long walks or lazing on sun loungers is the perfect way to begin your honeymoon. If you both are intrepid, you can indulge in scuba diving, zip-lining, and whitewater rafting nearby. At the resort, the outdoor pool or the gym is a great place to spend time together.

Rooms with hammocks for two are the perfect love nest for honeymooners at this resort. Indulge in a couples massage right in your villa or condo if you don’t feel like going to the spa. Five incredible dining venues aside, the concierge team can even arrange for a romantic dinner on your balcony. The best part? You can order from the resort or have a private chef cook for you.

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Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 800 meters west of Herradura Entrance
41.57 km (25.9 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

2. Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo (from USD 270)

Possibilities for romance are endless at Margaritaville Beach Resort. The resort sits on a sandy stretch of the coastline that sparkles with turquoise blue waters. Laze on the sun lounger with your partner by your side and the palm trees in the background. Are you adventure lovers? The resort’s Water Sports Centre operates ATV tours and rents out kayaks and boogie boards.

Back at the resort, cosy up in the tropical-style room that comes with wonderful beach or pool views. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine on your private balcony. When you want to step out, relax by the outdoor pool with a drink from the swim-up bar or pamper yourselves with a couples massage at the spa. Wrap up your day by digging into international cuisine with a Costa Rican twist at the restaurant.

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Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Playa Flamingo
115.05 km (71.5 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

3. Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen, San José (from USD 292)

The Spanish, colonial-style Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen lies between downtown San Jose and the airport. For couples who want seclusion and yet want to stay near action, this resort is ideal. Choose from 299 spacious rooms that come with mod cons such as a cloud-like bed and a minibar. The best are the rooms with a balcony that have views of the mountains and the San José skyline.

Swim and lounge at one of the two spectacular pools, after which a soak in the garden hot tub with your spouse is the icing on the cake. Enjoy a massage or body treatment at Kuö Spa. When hunger strikes, head to the on-site restaurant for Peruvian fare. Before retiring to your room, indulge in a nightcap at the bar with live music playing in the background.

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Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 700 meters west from Bridgestone/Firestone
74.22 km (46.2 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

4. Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Culebra (from USD 996)

Couples seeking seclusion and privacy will love Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort near Guanacaste. Overlooking Culebra Bay, the eco-chic hotel boasts wonderful rooms decorated with handwoven textiles and carvings. All rooms have a minibar and a balcony, but for honeymooners, the suites with forest views and private plunge pools are perfect. They even have deep-soaking tubs in the bathrooms.

There’s so much to do on the property, including a spectacular swimming pool and a spa for relaxation. For energetic couples, there are water sports, zip-lining, and even a tennis court on site. Three on-site restaurants serve delicious Caribbean fare paired with an extensive wine-by-the-glass list.

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Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo – A concept by Hyatt

Wifi Available

Address: End of route 253
114.76 km (71.4 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre

5. Tulemar Resort, Manuel Antonio (from USD 608)

Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio is one of the best honeymoon resorts on the island. Candles, flowers, fresh brownies, gourmet chocolate, and a bottle of sparkling wine sure add romance to your Costa Rican honeymoon. You can also relax with a private couple’s massage or get a private chef to prepare meals for you two. Plus, the villas have romantic features too, such as a patio hot tub overlooking the forest and an all-black, spa-like bathroom.

One of the must-try activities here is indulging in moonlight paddle boarding along the coast. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Adventurous couples, meanwhile, can go whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and surfing nearby.

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Tulemar Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Tulemar Gardens
98.83 km (61.5 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

6. Fiesta Resort, El Roble (from USD 218)

Honeymooners on a budget will love the affordable and all-inclusive Fiesta Resort, which lies in Puntarenas that’s an hour from San Jose. Nestled on a striking volcanic sand beach, the hotel’s best rooms for honeymooners are the oceanfront ones with a balcony. The Junior Honeymoon Suite even has a whirlpool tub in the bathroom for a bubble bath for two.

Four restaurants mean that you can spend your honeymoon eating at different places. Active couples will love the sports facilities, but do swim and laze around at one of the seven spectacular swimming pools. Nightly entertainment is an excellent way to wrap up a lovely day here.

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Fiesta Resort All Inclusive Central Pacific - Costa Rica

Wifi Available

Address: El Roble
12.37 km (7.7 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden

7. Parador Resort and Spa, Manuel Antonio (from USD 628)

Tucked on a clifftop in Manuel Antonio, Parador Resort and Spa boasts panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Most rooms, including the honeymoon-worthy Vista Suite, have a balcony facing the rainforest and the ocean. When you step out of your room, head to the adults-only infinity pool followed by an amorous session at the hot tub.

The private and secluded beach is a 10-minute walk and the property even has mini-golf, a tennis court, and a nature trail for intrepid couples. No matter what you do, pamper yourself and your partner with a couples massage at the cliff-edge spa.

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Parador Nature Resort and Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio
98.74 km (61.4 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

8. JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Tamarindo (from USD 1027)

This Guanacaste Marriott hotel is perfect for honeymooners looking for luxury. All rooms here have a balcony overlooking the garden, pool, or the ocean. The best rooms, though, are the one-bedroom oceanfront suites with the sandy beach right outside and a deep-soaking bathtub large enough for two.

The rest of the resort is equally impressive — think an 18-hole golf course, lush gardens, and 6 restaurants and bars, including a pool bar. Relax by the infinity pool and order cocktails right at your perch. A soak in the whirlpool or a couple’s massage at the spa after that sounds just right.

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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: Playa Mansita, Tamarindo. Guanacaste.
112.92 km (70.2 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

9. Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, Puerto Viejo (from USD 178)

Puerto Viejo’s Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel is an excellent alternative to Costa Rica’s huge resorts for honeymooners. The hotel is the only upscale accommodation in this wild region and is ensconced by lush and verdant gardens. Rooms are white with vibrant pops of colour and a balcony, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with your spouse. Spa-like bathrooms and plush beds make the experience all the more magical.

Intrepid couples can indulge in everything from snorkelling to zip-lining nearby. Those who want to hang around the hotel have the options of the lap pool and hot tub to laze around. The treehouse spa is a mesmerizing place to get a spa treatment. The best experience is lazing on the sunbeds or hammocks at La Sula Sea Lounge, which has food and beverage service right on Cocles Beach.

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Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Puerto Viejo
235.57 km (146.4 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

10. Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, Fortuna (from USD 898)

Few places to stay are as decadent as Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa, which lies at the base of the Arenal Volcano in the Costa Rican rainforest. One of the most romantic activities here is luxuriating in the thermal springs at the resort with your beloved. These secluded springs are surrounded by tropical gardens and feature cascading waterfalls. Back at the resort, swim in the pool and order drinks from the swim-up bar. Don’t miss stealing some moments with each other at the Shangri-La Gardens, an adults-only hideaway.

Some of the country’s most romantic rooms are at this resort, especially the open Rainforest Rooms with a jungle-front balcony. A huge bathtub in the bathrooms add to the romance factor. Wrap your romantic day with a private dining experience at one of the six restaurants and bars on the property.

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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: 13 km oeste del centro de La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica.
58.94 km (36.7 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden

Enjoy a romantic getaway amidst nature in Costa Rica

With picturesque beaches, verdant rainforests, and a boatload of water activities, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for a honeymoon. For a memorable experience, book one of the above-listed resorts; all come with indulgent amenities such as beachfront location, deep-soaking tubs, and spas.

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