Costa Rica Honeymoons can be more fun than the wedding itself and a great place to explore and experience so many diverse destinations all in one country. I have been fortunate enough to plan several Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries for our guests coming here to Costa Rica for their Honeymoon, Wedding Anniversary or family vacation. Quepos Fishing offers an array of Itineraries, Luxury Hotels in Manuel Antonio and throughout Costa Rica.
Occasionally guests have the time to include one or two extra special destinations to make their Costa Rica Vacation complete. Hopefully you will be lucky enough to get away for 10 days to maximize your experience here in Costa Rica. If you have less time, then we can tailor the time to maximize your experience here.
One of our most post popular itineraries starts out just North of San Jose where you will land at the International Airport in our Capital City of San Jose. I recommend spending a night or 2 here to just decompress after the travel day and start your adventure if your itinerary allows for it. There are 3 hotels that I would highly recommend for this stop either at the front end or last night’s of your Costa Rica honeymoon or Costa Rica Fishing Vacation. The ever popular Peace Lodge and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. This distinctive Hotel is home to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and a magical place to visit or start your Costa Rica Vacation. The rooms of the hotel are well appointed and with Hot Tubs on the balcony overlooking Poas Volcano and boast Gas Fireplaces.
You can visit the amazing Waterfall gardens which is spectacular and right on their property after you meander through their hummingbird attraction. You will have time to do a morning trip to the famed Poas Volcano. If you are into total Pampering: Xandari Resort and Spa is a number one choice. This intimate hotel is perched over the Central Valley, the grounds here are magnificent with Flora and Fauna with some magnificent hiking trails. The spa here is magical and one of my most memorable. Spa Director Konrad offers an amazing experience here. Their treatment rooms are small thatched huts with one wall open to the view of the birds, trees and out over the Central Valley with their Hot Tubs so you can slide in after your massage and tub for 30 minutes. One other fascinating Choice is the Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation. This intimate Inn nested in the hills of Heredia overlooking the Central Valley as well is quiet and romantic. The Coffee Plantation tour that we did with Tour Director Leo was one of the most educational, interesting tours that I have done here in Costa Rica. It is a lovely 2 hour easy, walk through the plantation that ends with a tasting. In fact I sit here with a cup of coffee from the plantation now. It is a new favorite!
Ok, now that you are totally relaxed and recovered from the big day, let’s continue north to Arenal and the La Fortuna Area. Here you can enjoy the Hot Springs bubbling from the famous Arenal Volcano or experience one of the most invigorating and exciting Zip Lines available in Costa Rica. Choice of Hotel Settings here, the sister property of The Peace Lodge in Alejuela is the Springs Resort which has beautifully appointed rooms, amazing views of Arenal Volcano and their own hot springs. The lodge played host to ABC’s The Bachelor.
Kioro Hotel sitting at the base of Arenal Volcano offers magnificent views of the volcano, large suites and a restaurant with amazing views when there is nighttime lava flow. The Lost Iguana is another favorite for an intimate hotel nestled into lush greenery with great views and a fantastic spa and the restaurant is great too. One excursion not to miss here is the Sky Trek Zip Line which is the most exhilarating I have experienced here in Costa Rica.
Traveling to the Central Pacific to visit what is not only famed as the Sportfishing Capital of Costa Rica is the gem of Manuel Antonio which is home to the most visited National Park in Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio is a quaint little resort town nestled in the Rain Forest with gorgeous beaches, lots of eco-activities and also home to the Sportfishing destination offering Offshore, Inshore, Estuary Fishing. Conventional and Fly Fishing experts here will offer you the “Catch of a Lifetime!” with Quepos Fishing.
The Staff at Quepos Sailfishing Charters can accommodate almost any need from Hotel Arrangements anywhere in Costa Rica to the transfers, tours and of course fishing! If you plan on getting married here and then honeymooning here they offer the services of Tropical Occasions that can take care of every detail. Hotels here Range from Hotel Mariposa which is still famed in Frommers and Fodors as one of the 100 places to stay before you die boasts the most magnificent views of Manuel Antonio. Top Manuel Antonio hotels, Hotel Si Como No, Parador and La Mansion all offer great service and accommodations. 5 star Makanda by the Sea, Gaia Hotel and Reserve and Arenas Del Mar are always first options for those seeking the perfect honeymoon retreat. We also offer the top Manuel Antonio Villas for your Honeymoon Stay.
The fishing here is world renowned and even if you are not a fishing enthusiast or an avid angler it is worth the opportunity to see the coast line, offshore see Sea Turtles, Dolphins and Whales along with Big Game Fish. What a perfect wedding gift. Manuel Antonio is home to so many activities, more than you will have time to do. If you are in for a great adventure then some of our guests opt for an additional stay in another Country.
Being in Central America, Costa Rica is bordered by some beautiful countries that are as close to get to as driving to New Hampshire from Boston. Nature Air a service provider here to so many places is one of my choices. They have 74 daily flights to 15 Destinations. If you have always wanted to visit Bora Bora, I would suggest the Aqua Lodge at Punta Carocol in Bocas Del Toro. It is a 2 hour flight from Quepos to San J0se and then onto Bocas Del Toro. The Punta Carocol Aqua Lodge is one of the most beautiful places to stay and romantic.
Upon landing in Bocas you are whisked away to their boat launch where you take a 15 minute boat ride to the lodge that is completely on stilts over the water. The restaurant, Reception and the 8 cottages and Master Suite all perched over crystal Clear Caribbean water with Starfish, Parrotfish, Clownfish abound. You step off of your dock and snorkel to your hearts content. The service here is phenomenal and so romantic a setting. If you ever have the opportunity to visit here it is one of the top honeymoon destinations.
Another Short flight from San Jose Costa Rica is the island of Roatan just off the coast of Honduras. This island just 37 miles long sits in pristine Diving and Scuba waters. There are several luxury resorts, Infinity Bay in the West End which has a beautiful expanse of beach and great sunsets, Tranquilseas which is more intimate and they are just now finishing Pristine Bay Hotel which boasts its own golf course and home ownership. I stayed in the more tranquil Seagrape Plantation on a recent stay that is also in the West End and quaint little cottages right on the ocean perched on the ocean coral that surrounds the island. The diving and snorkeling here are amazing.
Whether you are planning a perfect Costa Rica Vacation or Honeymoon, contact Leanne Batten of Quepos Sailfishing Charters to put together a perfect vacation itinerary for you where you will not have to worry about one aspect. She specializes in Costa Rica Intineraries, Fishing Vacations and beyond.