Lapa Rios Lodge, Costa Rica
Posted: 13 August 2018
Things To Do On a Romantic Holiday In Costa Rica
Follow the call of the jungle and let your heart feel the beat of the jungle drums in Central America. Experience life in the canopy, enjoy a sensory overload and let love blossom in colourful Costa Rica!
Experience Costa Rica
Discover why Costa Rica is a romantic destination, with heavenly hideaways just waiting to be explored. Find out the best romantic resorts and lodges to stay in and see why Costa Rica is such a thrilling honeymoon location. Read our Top Five Rainforest Experiences For Couples and be inspired to immerse yourself in the life of the rainforest. Ensconce yourself in a remote eco lodge and encounter incredible wildlife within thrilling national parks. Costa Rica is a vibrant destination, ideal for couples seeking a thrilling adventure within awe-inspiring locations.
The Perfect Honeymoon Destination
A destination bursting with wildlife, Costa Rica is the place to swing from the rainforest canopy and declare your undying love! With its intimate rainforest lodges, exceptional wildlife and deserted beaches, Costa Rica is a destination made for romance! Whether staying in a luxury all-inclusive resort, boutique hotel or secluded eco lodge, Costa Rica provides the perfect combination of pristine wilderness and thrilling adventure, along with a relaxing beach finale. A destination to immerse yourself in, Costa Rica is all about the natural drama of the jungle — the remarkable sights, unique sounds and rush of the action-packed adventure experiences.
Activities For Couples In Costa Rica
An established honeymoon favourite, couples can follow a rainforest trail, glide high above the treetops and spot rare wildlife, before embarking on a thrilling river-rafting, horse riding or surfing experience. With so many activities available. there is plenty of choice for daring pairings to get their hearts racing! Alternatively, for those seeking a less dynamic time in the rainforest, simply being ensconced by nature and enveloped by wildlife can hold a romantic appeal all of its own.
Spending precious time alone in the wilderness together and listening to the curious calls of the wild, is a memorable experience. After all, it’s not every day that you can hear a Howler monkey close by, look up to see a three-toed sloth hanging above, or marvel at the majesty of a Harpy Eagle! These extraordinary wildlife experiences are simply more special when shared with a loved one. Waking early to the sounds of the jungle and heading out on a daily adventure is an itinerary like no other. Mimicking two striking Scarlet Macaws, you can explore the forest together as the perfect pairing.
With nearly two-hundred volcanic formations, including Arenal, Poás and Irazú, there are multiple hot springs located around Costa Rica. Many are safe enough to bathe in, so this is a great way for couples to relax together after a busy day exploring. Taking a dip in the geothermal waters, heated by the Arenal Volcano, is a particularly popular way to unwind. With waterslides, a swim-up bar and tropical mocktails, this area is one of the best hot spring experiences in Costa Rica. The underground springs are rich in mineral salts and ions, such as Magnesium, Calcium and Chlorine, so offer a wonderful spa experience for your skin.
Top 5 Things To Do On A Romantic Getaway To Costa Rica:
1) Retreat To Pacuare Lodge’s Honeymoon Suite
Set your heart racing by rafting to this secluded eco lodge; before crossing a private suspension bridge to your idyllic rainforest retreat. Once there, reward yourselves by sharing a romantic dinner and bottle of Champagne and relax with an indulgent couple’s massage. Embrace the birdsong and passion fruit, let your tastebuds be tantalised by the gourmet cuisine and commemorate your special stay by planting a native tree. With delectable treats and romantic rainforest experiences, Pacuare Lodge promises a sensational stay.
2) Experience Adventure Together
Whilst staying at unique Lapa Rios Ecolodge couples can relish a thrilling menu of activities whilst ensconced in a fertile wildlife reserve. Partners can choose from hiking trails, horseback rides, bird-spotting, sunset tours, surf lessons, kayaking, dolphin tours and trips to the famous Corcovado National Park or Cano Island.
3) Savour New Taste Sensations
Boasting awe-inspiring views of the Arenal Volcano, superb Costa Rican hospitality and delicious Latin Fusion cuisine, guests can dine in style at Nayara Springs. Having devoured sushi at the Sushi Amor Restaurant, and savoured fine dining and wine pairings at Amor Loco Restaurant, guests can retreat to their private balcony or relax in their Jacuzzi.
4) Revel In A Lofty Tropical Paradise
For the perfect coastal finale, venture to the stylishly boutique Kura Design Villas for some Costa Rica ‘cool’. Based in a tropical playground, these eight minimalist suites, are an ideal base for couples to relax in and share wondrous marine-life experiences. Boasting sublime spa treatments and inspiring sustainability initiatives, this lofty retreat provides breathtaking tropical vistas and is the perfect honeymoon location for relaxing beside the inviting infinity pool or snorkelling, surfing and kayaking together.
5) The Perfect Beach Finale
A romantic escape boasting dual appeal, Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio is at the heart of two ecosystems and represents the soul of Costa Rica. Stroll along the sand, paddle in the Pacific Ocean, sip cocktails at sunset, enjoy an intimate candlelit dinner on their secluded beach and be blissfully pampered at Las Brisas Wellness Centre.
Of course, the incredible wildlife of Costa Rica is only part of the biodiversity story, there’s also exquisite orchids, beautiful butterflies and exotic flora and fauna to admire at every step. Let your expert guide teach you how the Heliconia species of native plant (or ‘lobster claw’) is an important source of food for the shimmering rainforest hummingbirds; and how, with its 500,000 animal and plant species, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Rare and unique creatures, large and small, can be spotted across the twenty-five national parks and diverse habitats in Costa Rica. From the famous Red-eyed Tree Frog and Giant Toad, to the cute Squirrel Monkey and large Blue Morpho butterfly, be prepared to be amazed and inspired by Costa Rica’s gems at every turn. Rich with native treasures, be sure to look out for the Tapir, Coati, White-faced Capuchin Monkey and Three-toed Sloth — all guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. A stay in colourful Costa Rica is bound to ignite feelings of romance, and will, undoubtedly, provide shared memories to last a lifetime.
So, why not book a romantic getaway to Costa Rica and embark on an indulgent rainforest adventure together? With so much to see and do, you can create your own wish-list of adrenaline-fuelled activities, combined with rare wildlife experiences. We can book a romantic resort, arrange a hiking tour and plan time for you to bask by the shore — leaving you to simply countdown to your thrilling Costa Rica trip! To learn more about luxury holidays to Costa Rica, simply read Our Guide To Costa Rica or view our Costa Rica Journeys, which are guaranteed to thrill the senses.