You’ve already fallen in love with the man or woman of your dreams – the hard part is over. Now, you’re in the midst of planning your Costa Rica destination wedding down to the very last detail – from local musical offerings to your gorgeous bouquet made up of seasonal flowers that complement your dress and have special meaning to you…. Now, it’s time to consider your post-nuptial activities – what will you do and where will you go? One of the built-in advantages to a having a wedding in Costa Rica is your honeymoon starts instantly! No need to hop on a plane as you’re already in one of the world’s top destinations for newlyweds.
Costa Rica : a top 10 honeymoon destination
According to Perfect Honeymoons & Holidays Travel, the land of Pura Vida ranks right up there with romantic hotspots like Italy and Hawaii, and out ranks favorites like Tahiti, Fiji and the Caribbean. Costa Rica ranked #3 out of 10 foreign honeymoon destinations based on its romance quotient, accessibility, range of adventure and eco tours, and warm hospitality. Last year, just over 10 percent of the country’s tourists were newlyweds– a figure that nearly doubled over the past decade.
Ease of accessibility for U.S. and Canadian travelers
With close proximity to North America, Costa Rica is a short plane ride away from many major cities (2.5 to 6.5 hours) versus an all-day journey to most European destinations. Known for its enchanting wildlife, extraordinary beaches, active volcanoes and verdant rainforest, the country invites you to immerse yourself in nature, kick back and enjoy the exotic beauty. There’s good reason why two million visitors flock here every year; whether you’re looking for beach front relaxation, romantic ambience, pure adventure or a combination of the three, Costa Rica is an ideal choice for an unforgettable wedding and honeymoon getaway.
Manuel Antonio: a favorite wedding and honeymoon locale
A jewel along the lush Central Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio has long been a favorite among newlyweds for its romantic vibe and white-sand beaches. Even better, this popular beach vacation destination is just over a 2-hour drive from San Jose, or a quick 25-minute flight. Adventure tours abound, from whitewater rafting and zip-line canopy tours to parasailing and ATV excursions. And the guys will love the epic sport fishing from nearby Quepos – home to record-breaking sailfish, marlin and other prize catches. If you’ve chosen to have your Costa Rica all-inclusive wedding at Casa Fantastica – our luxurious Manuel Antonio wedding villa – you’ll know that the ocean and sunset views are second to none – setting the scene for total romantic bliss.
Costa Rica honeymoon beach destinations
If your hearts are set on the beach, Manuel Antonio is conveniently situated for quick jaunts to the sun-kissed beaches of Guanacaste, as domestic carriers Sansa and Nature Air fly to the surf town of Tamarindo, where the waves are always steady and the nightlife never stops . The south Pacific hamlet of Dominical may be a tempting option for those looking to get off the beaten path and spend some serious hammock and beach time with their new spouse.