21 Best Costa Rica Honeymoon Resorts, Hotels & Lodges

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Welcome to nature’s paradise! Rainforest tree huts, luxury jungle resorts, beautiful beachside boltholes.

We’re kind of obsessed with the incredible options available when it comes to Costa Rica honeymoon resorts, hotels, & lodges.

Not only is Costa Rica one of our favourite honeymoon destinations for adventure enthusiasts with beautiful junglecapes and beaches, it’s a haven for hotel lovers, too!

From secluded retreats nestled within lush rainforests, to exquisite resorts offering magnificent ocean views, Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels offer the ultimate romantic getaway.

Whether you’re going on a tour of this magnificent eco-tourism gem or looking for a single destination beach honeymoon, for couples looking up where to stay in Costa Rica on honeymoon, we’ve got you covered!

Discover more about Costa Rica in our other articles:

Costa Rica Honeymoon Itinerary & Guide
Best Time to Visit Costa Rica (by Month)
Best Things To Do in Costa Rica

Let’s take you on a tour of the best Costa Rica honeymoon resorts, hotels, & lodges!

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1. El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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A sustainable eco-lodge just 60 minutes from San José? Take us there immediately.

Tucked away in the breathtaking cloud forest of Bajos del Toro, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a Relais & Châteaux hotel and one of the most enchanting retreats on our Costa Rica honeymoon hotel list.

Wake up in a luxurious private villa surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature.

Each villa features elegant furnishings, a cozy fireplace, and a private outdoor jacuzzi where you can unwind and banish any residual wedding stress!

Do a rum tasting, a chocolate tour, hike to the beautiful waterfall onsite, plant trees, and zip line over the forest canopy.

El Silence Lodge & Spa is ideal as a first or final stop on your Costa Rica honeymoon tour if you’re travelling to/from San José and the Arenal Volcano area.

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2. Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

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In one of the most popular areas of Costa Rica lies Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, a long-time favourite for couples seeking wonderful Costa Rica honeymoon resorts.

What better way to banish wedding stress than soaking in the therapeutic waters of the lands surrounding the iconic Arenal Volcano?

The Honeymoon Suite with Plunge Pool has full views of the volcano and an absolute must if you choose this resort.

Tear yourself away to explore the wondrous world of the Tabacón Hot Springs and its cascading thermal waterfalls.

There are a ton of things to do, whether it’s more nature or adventure you’re looking for. Bird watching, coffee and chocolate tours, zip lining, volcano trekking and horse riding, to name only a few!

Tabacon is just two hours from Liberia and three hours from San José.

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3. Amor Arenal

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Amor Arenal is a stunning boutique Costa Rica honeymoon hotel that is perfect for nature lovers.

Dark wood that integrates seamlessly into nature, spectacular panoramic window walk-in showers and outdoor jacuzzis because, well, it’s your honeymoon!

You can explore the cloud forest nature trails around the ground and it’s just 15 minutes from the popular tourist town La Fortuna, in the foothills of the Arenal Volcano.

All the fun activities of the region are extremely accessible: volcano trekking, hot springs, kayaking and Costa Rica cooking classes. 

Amor Arenal is just two hours from Liberia and three hours from San José.

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4. Nayara Springs

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If you had to make us choose, we might, just might, pick Nayara Springs as our favourite of all Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels!

If you’re wondering where to stay in Costa Rica on honeymoon, then Nayara must be on your list. Words can barely convey the uniqueness of Nayara.

There are actually 3 separate properties, Nayara Springs, which is adults only. Nayara Gardens and Nayara Tented Camp welcome families

Nayara Springs is a place to be immersed in the Costa Rican rainforest. Secluded, romantic, private, peaceful and luxurious.

Stay in the heavenly villas which were made with Indigenous wood and stone. Natural mineral hot springs feed your own private plunge pool.

You have a private garden with dual rain showers. Plus, an oversized bathroom, a four-poster bed, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas.

Breakfast is included, and you can take a morning yoga class and walk amongst the heavenly forest trails to spot sloths sleeping in the trees. By day, sip cocktails at the swim-up bar and by night lounge in the wine bar.

Amor Loco serves the most innovative Costa Rican cuisine too. The spa is open air for a total immersion in nature.

If you can bear to tear yourselves away, all the activities under the Arenal Volcano National Park and the nearby town of La Fortuna are just a short drive away.

You could also opt for Nayara Tented Camp for a safari style tented vibe and everything we mentioned above!

Nayara is just two hours from Liberia / Guanacaste Airport and three hours from San José Airport.

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5. Origins Lodge

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Renowned for its stunningly blue waters, many couples want to see the Rio Celeste waterfall, one of the most enchanting places of Costa Rica and within the breathtaking surroundings of Tenorio Volcano National Park.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Costa Rica for honeymoon, in this rural part of the country, close to the border of Nicaragua, then look no further than Origins Lodge.

Set in an estate with beautiful spacious teak lodges overlooking Nicaragua Lake, volcanos and rainforest, you even have your own private plunge pool for pura vida and romance puro!

It’s one of our favourite secluded Costa Rica honeymoon resorts, hotels & lodges. There’s no shortage of typical Costa Rica honeymoon activities either, horse riding, hiking, kayaking and rafting. Origins and the Rio Celeste waterfall are a must on your Costa Rica honeymoon tour!

Origins Lodge is a 90 minute drive from Liberia / Guanacaste Airport and 4 hours from San José International Airport.

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6. Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River

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We’re not short of unique Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels, but Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River is certainly in the premier league.

It’s more secluded yet easy to get to and lies in a unique location on a sacred thermal river and gorge.

Spend your days swimming in the abundant, completely natural hot springs. Go zip-lining, mountain biking, whitewater tubing or take a yoga class amongst the rainforest.

The bungalow accommodation is divine with floor to ceiling windows and nothing but the forest in front. We love the modern and sleek interiors. 

Rio Perdido is less than an hour from Liberia/Guanacaste Airport and under four hours from San José.

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7. Andaz Costa Rica Papagayo

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Overlooking Culebra Bay on Peninsula Papagayo, Andaz Costa Rica Papagayo is ideal for couples wondering where to stay in Costa Rica for honeymoon.

It’s one of those Costa Rica Honeymoon hotels that’s more resort based.

All of Costa Rica’s beaches are public, however, at Papagayo, because of the sheltered nature of the bays, the beach at Andaz Costa Rica is secluded and private.

You’ll find a golf course plus adventure activities like zip lining, mountain biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling.

Andaz Costa Rica Papagayo is only one hour from Liberia / Guanacaste Airport (which has direct connections to most major North American cities) making it ideal for either a standalone beach honeymoon getaway in Costa Rica or if you’re finishing up on a tour of the country.

You can also add this to your list of all-inclusive Costa Rica honeymoon resorts, as there is an optional all inclusive rate.

The decor is modern, and it’s on the beach. Choose the Andaz Bay View Suite. It is your honeymoon, after all!

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8. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo

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Some hotel brands are all about luxury, and the Four Seasons are undoubtedly one of the leading hotel groups for providing an exceptionally upscale experience.

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo is on a stunning stretch of beach, with a perfect backdrop of the verdant rainforest.

The guest rooms have views of either the bay or the rainforest. However, the Canopy Plunge Pool Suite is our obsession and amongst the dreamiest room categories in all our Costa Rica honeymoon resorts.

This is where to stay in Costa Rica for honeymoon if you’re seeking high-end luxury. 

There are plenty of activities on offer too, as this is Costa Rica after all! Go surfing, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting and you can even take a day trip to Arenal Volcano in the centre of the country.

Four Seasons Resort is only one hour from Liberia / Guanacaste Airport.

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9. Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

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We’re huge fans of the Secrets Resorts on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, as the Secrets hotel group has some of the best all-inclusive offerings across the Caribbean and Central America.

Secrets Papagayo is one of the best all-inclusive Costa Rica honeymoon resorts. It’s ideal if you’re wondering where to stay in Costa Rica for honeymoon and are seeking a more resort-based beach honeymoon.

The Unlimited Luxury Experience gives you access to 12 bars and restaurants with unlimited dining, drinks and 24-hour room service.

Opt for a Standard Panoramic View Room with views of the stunning Pacific Coast beach and make the most of the activities and day trips offered, including canopy tours, hiking and horseback riding.

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is only one hour from Liberia / Guanacaste Airport.

Check prices and book on Booking.com or Hotels.com

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10. Casa Chameleon Hotel Las Catalinas

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Set in the most stunning bay, Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas is one of our favourite Costa Rica Honeymoon resorts & hotels for a romantic hideaway experience.

With views of the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful, elegant and bright villas with infinity plunge pools are just wow. Opt for a Sunset Villa with Plunge Pool if you can.

Magical beaches of warm waters with opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, diving and kayaking.

Shift your attention inland and discover over 1,000 acres of tropical forest, hills, and valleys to explore by foot, bike, or horseback.

The town of Las Catalinas is actually relatively new and designed with a Central American cosmopolitan aesthetic. It’s a car-free haven, too. 

Casa Chameleon also offers meal and drinks packages, meaning it’s one of our favourite all inclusive Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels.

Plus, it’s also extremely easy to get to, just a 45-minute drive from Liberia / Guanacaste Airport (airport code: LIR). Most major North American cities have direct flights to Liberia. San José is around 3.5 hours away.

If you’re planning a Costa Rica honeymoon hotel by the beach, Casa Chameleon should definitely be on your shortlist!

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11. Hotel Nantipa – A Tico Beach Experience

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Hotel Nantipa is a luxury boutique hotel on the pristine beachfront in the heart of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula.

This area is renowned as one of the five exclusive Blue Zone areas worldwide where people live the longest and healthiest.

The name “Nantipa” translates to “Blue” in the indigenous Chorotegan language. This idyllic retreat offers the ultimate setting for relaxation and luxury.

Prepare to indulge in the sheer delight of authentic barefoot luxury. The type of ‘Pura Vida’ we need from Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels!

While the suites are lovely for couples on a budget, the Garden View Bungalows and Beachfront Bungalows are heavenly with your own private plunge pool.

If you can tear yourself away, Santa Teresa has a distinctly boho vibe and there are plenty of activities, from horse riding on beautiful beaches to surfing and yoga.

You can get to Hotel Nantipa overland from San José in around 4 hours. Take a transfer to Puntarenas, then a ferry to Paquera and a transfer to the hotel. Alternatively, fly to Tambor (airport code: TMU).

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12. Makanda by the Sea Hotel

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Manuel Antonio is not short of a hotel or two with magnificent views, but Makanda by the Sea Hotel is amongst the most divine Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels.

With dazzling vistas available, right from your stunning suite complete with plunge pool.

We love the interiors designed by local craft workers on top of the stunning views of the lush rainforest and Pacific Ocean. Plus, it’s adults only!

Explore nature and see monkeys, sloths, butterflies, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans and macaws.

Visit stunning waterfalls like Portalon Waterfall, El Pavon Waterfall and Cascada Verde. Go jet skiing, zip lining, parasailing, surfing or horseback riding. 

Makanda by the Sea Hotel is an easy 3 hour drive from San José or you can take a domestic flight to the nearby city of Quepos (airport code: XQP).

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13. Tulemar Resort

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A Pacific tropical paradise, Tulemar Resort is one of the most perfectly located Costa Rica honeymoon resorts.

Nestled into the hillside of the lush rainforest with panoramic views of the beautiful coastline close to one of Costa Rica jewels, Manuel Antonio National Park.

Cute and affordable bungalows and villas await with access to the private Tulemar Beach just 10 minutes’ walk from your accommodation.

Explore the rainforest and coral reefs and go sea kayaking. You can take a guided tour of the Sloth Institute on the grounds and see how they try to protect the famous wildlife.

From Tulemar Resort, you can access Manuel Antonio has every excursion you can think of, from water sports, to fishing, to whitewater rafting, to horseback riding, to zip line tours.

Tulemar is just 3 hours from San José, too.

Check prices and book on Booking.com or Hotels.com

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14. Kurà Boutique Hotel

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An adult-only haven, Kurà Boutique Hotel, is designed with couples in mind. Just 8 luxury suites that are private with 180° views across the rainforest to the ocean beyond.

The Master Suites are a dream with hammocks and plunge pool for pure romance. 

Uvita, the town, is for couples who want to get off the beaten track a little, with all the activities you can expect in Costa Rica.

It’s a gateway to adventure such as kayaking, zip lining, waterfall rappelling, snorkelling, diving, surfing, hiking, and, of course, the opportunity to witness the majestic humpback whales.

Kúra can arrange a private car to pick you up from San José. Alternatively, take a 20-minute flight from San José Airport to Quepos/Manuel Antonio (airport code: XQP).

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15. Oxygen Jungle Villas & Spa

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This award winning, adults-only jungle haven is one of the best Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels. We’re a little obsessed with the Oceanview Spa Villa at Oxygen Jungle Villas & Spa.

Dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass walls, your own terrace, perfect for spotting bright toucans and hummingbirds.

Indulge in a stunning spa treatment and eat fresh local food prepared by proud Costa Rican chefs. The resort has the most divine infinity pool overlooking the ocean and the rainforest.

There is so much to do nearby as the local town Uvita is a jump off point to some very exciting activities.

Kayaking, zip lining, waterfall rappelling, snorkelling, diving, surfing, hiking and of course see the humpback whales the region is famous for (seasonal – late December to late March and late July to late October).

To get to Uvita, take a 20-minute flight from the San José Airport to Quepos/Manuel Antonio (airport code: XQP) or Palmar Sur Airport (airport code: PMZ)

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16. Rancho Pacifico

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Luxury Villas with plunge pool, treehouses in the rainforest, and modern suites with sea views await in the adults-only hideaway, Rancho Pacifico.

Sitting 600m above sea level, near the tourist town of Uvita, just two hours from Corcovado National Park and just a stone’s throw from Marino Ballena.

Go bird watching or whale watching, horseback riding, zip lining and waterfall rappelling, surfing, sea kayaking or whitewater rafting.

Rancho Pacifico is truly one of the best Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels for adventure lovers.

Getting to Rancho Pacifico is easy. The resort can arrange a private car to pick you up or hire a 4 x 4 and take the scenic 3 hour drive from San José. Alternatively, take a 20-minute flight from the San José Airport to Quepos/Manuel Antonio (airport code: XQP).

Check prices and book on Booking.com or Hotels.com

17. Hacienda Altagracia

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For couples seeking tranquility, peace and wellness, then the mountain retreat, Hacienda AltaGracia is an utter delight.

In fact, it’s one of our favourite Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels. Surrounded by the Talamanca Mountains, you’ll find meditation, mindfulness, and yoga.

Take a dip in the natural river bath or just relax in a poolside cabana – perfect to wash any post-wedding stresses away.

It’s also one of our favourite all inclusive Costa Rica honeymoon resorts as the all-inclusive rate makes your stay effortless.

Meals, non-alcoholic beverages, daily adventure and wellness programming and included. As are shared charter flights to and from San José, and a personal ‘Compa’, a dedicated experience designer that will plan the perfect mix of experiences for wellness, dining, adventure and exploration.

Stay in a one One Bedroom Casita with plunge pool and never want to leave this Costa Rica honeymoon bliss!

If you don’t want to fly, you can take a 4 to 5 hour car journey from San José. It’s only 1 hour from the tourist town of Uvita if you are taking a Costa Rica honeymoon tour.

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18. Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton

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If you’re a couple looking for a more resort feel and wondering where to stay in Costa Rica on honeymoon, the lovely Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton is one of the best of Costa Rica honeymoon resorts in the Osa Peninsula.

Between the verdant rainforest of Corcovado National Park and Pacific Ocean and Golfo Dulce (‘sweet gulf’), where the jungle ends and the sea begins, close to the town of Puerto Jimenez.

Go ziplining, whale watching and mountain biking. Explore isolated mountain paths and jungle trails on horseback.

Surf Matapalo Beach and Pavones Beach. There is a range of rooms to suit most budgets, too, from standard rooms to multi-room suites. You can fly to Puerto Jimenez (airport code: PJM) from San José (SJO) in around 50 minutes.

Check prices and book on Booking.com or Hotels.com

19. Lapa Rios Lodge

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On the southern coast, the Osa Peninsula juts out into the Pacific Ocean.

It is home to Corcovado National Park, famously described by National Geographic as ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth’. Containing a staggering 2.5% of the planet’s biodiversity.

So suffice to say if you’re thinking about where to stay in Costa Rica on honeymoon, this area should be on your list of Costa Rica must-dos!

Lapas Rios Lodge Costa Rica lies just 30 minutes south of one of the main town of this sparsely populated peninsula, Puerto Jimenez.

You’ll find a mix of bungalows and suites, but the Lapa Villas are a must. Perched above the forest canopy and with sweeping ocean views.

You can discover some of the best nature tours on the planet, take the shuttle to nearby beaches and even go dolphin watching.

While Lapa Rios is remote, it’s easy to get to. You can opt for a 50 minute flight with a pickup from the Puerto Jimenez airstrip (airport code: PJM), 45 minutes away. Alternatively, it’s a scenic 7 hour drive from San José.

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20. Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras Puerto Viejo

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Wild beaches & jungle ambience, the southern Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo, is home to one of the cutest Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels, Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras Puerto Viejo.

You can tell this colourful laid back haven was founded by an artist with its distinctly Caribbean vibe.

Just set back from the beach of Puerto Viejo. There is a range of suites but our favourite is the Cacao Bungalow for the utmost in privacy.

If you are wondering where to stay in Costa Rica on honeymoon and don’t want to do a lot of nothing, except recharge and relax, the laid back Caribbean coast is ideal.

However, there is enough to keep you occupied nearby!

Snorkel at Cahuita National Park. Visit the Jaguar rescue centre. Check the shipwreck at Manzanillo. Take a chocolate tour or just hire bikes and feel the aura of this magical part of the Costa Rica.

Check prices and book on Booking.com or Hotels.com

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21. Pacuare Lodge

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Nestled deep within the heart of Costa Rica’s lush rainforest, Pacuare Lodge is a stunning gem and one of our favourite Costa Rica Honeymoon resorts & hotels for adventure lovers.

This is one of the most remote Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels on our list, built with minimal impact on the surrounding jungle and the wild and scenic Pacuare River.

Getting to the hotel is part of the adventure. You can take a whitewater rafting tour or, if you prefer to arrive by land, travel by 4 x 4 deep into the Costa Rican rainforest and then take a gondola over the river.

You have a choice of suites and villas, but our favourite is the Jaguar Villa, sitting in front of the river with hammocks and your own pool filled with spring water.

If you can tear yourselves away, you can hike, raft and birdwatch or visit the indigenous communities of the area.

Pacuare is one of our favourite Costa Rica Honeymoon resorts & hotels for adventure, romance, and tranquility. So if you’re thinking about where to stay in Costa Rica for honeymoon, then add this beautiful lodge to your list.

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We hope you’ve found where to stay in Costa Rica on honeymoon and that your idyllic Costa Rica honeymoon resorts & hotels were on our list!

Let us know in the comments if you book or stay at any of our favourites!

Happy Planning x