7 Ideas For a Costa Rica Honeymoon in Manuel Antonio
Planning a luxury Costa Rica honeymoon in Manuel Antonio guarantees stunning views, delicious food, beautiful white sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, sparkly turquoise water and even lush jungle treks or water sports.
You can relax on a catamaran – cocktail in hand – one day, and kayak through mangroves the next.
Whether you’re staying just a few days, a week or even fortnight, there is a whole host of activities to embrace.
Let’s jump in!
Hike the national park
Established in 1972, the Manuel Antonio National Park is pretty special. Even though it’s the smallest national park in Costa Rica, it consists of 1,700 acres of land and over 130,000 acres of water. It was rated one of 12 most beautiful national parks by Forbes in 2011 and remains one of the most visited parks in the country.
It’s hard to beat the immense natural beauty and biodiversity found within. In fact, there’s such a huge variety of wildlife and nature present in the park that it’s widely regarded as one of the most biologically diverse spots on the planet.
Explore the diverse hiking trails, eat a picnic by the waterfall and swim in the crystal clear sea (check out Playa Manuel Antonio). You’re also guaranteed to spot some wildlife along the way too. Keep and eye out for monkeys, frogs, snakes, deer and more.
The cherry on top? You can easily hike the park in one full day.
The park is open Tuesday-Sunday, 7am–4pm. Entrance fee is $16 for foreigners.
Another option is to hike the trails at the Preserve at Los Altos. The trails are free of charge and a great alternative. Whether it’s a hike to the swimming hole or Los Altos’ Karolas Beach, you’ll have no shortage of beautiful sights photograph and nature to experience. We offer morning and nighttime tours to suit all needs.
Get out on the ocean
A Costa Rica honeymoon in Manuel Antonio begs you to get out on the water. Float in the shallow, clear blue water with your other half for total bliss. Or, if you want to take things to the next level, read on.
On Playa Espadilla Norte, the beach outside the national park, you can go parasailing and experience an incredible bird’s eye view of the national park from the air. Nothing is more romantic than getting lost in the clouds as the ocean sparkles beneath you.
It’s not a cheap activity but the views are one of a kind – definitely worth the splurge.
You can take a 15 or 30 (luxury) minute ride. It costs $85 for a single for 15 minutes, $140 for a double and $185 for a triple. You can book on the beach itself or contact a parasailing company through us.
Another option is a sunset cruise or snorkeling tour. You might even be lucky enough to spot dolphins or whales along the way.
Kayak through Damas Island Mangrove
The nearby mangrove is an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely day wildlife watching as it never gets too crowded. If you choose to go with a guide, they will point out different wildlife along the way too.
Even though you can see plenty of wildlife in the national park, the mangrove is home to different animals and has a completely different vibe.
Get your adrenaline pumping
There are many tours and activities to do in Manuel Antonio, from zip lining to ATV tours, rappelling and much more. If you want a break from lounging on the beach, this may be just the ticket! Check out the various one day tours and get that heart racing on your Costa Rica honeymoon.
Take a day trip to Dominical or Uvita
From Manuel Antonio, you can take a day trip to Dominical or Uvita to see more of the South Pacific. Dominical is only a 45-minute drive away so you can easily spend a whole day there.
You can hike or take a horseback riding tour to the beautiful waterfalls and spend the day swimming in the pool. What could be better?
You can also check out the town, Dominical beach or even visit another national park, Marino Ballena in Uvita.
Relax on stunning beaches
Costa Rica is nestled between the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. From upscale, groomed shores to remote patches of sandy bliss, there’s genuinely something for everyone.
Although there are four stunning beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park, they can become very crowded. Playa Biesanz is a hidden gem in the park itself.
Watching the sun go down along one of the many beaches is a definite must do and something you’ll be able to enjoy every evening during your Costa Rica honeymoon in Manuel Antonio.
Whilst much of the land on the top of the hill is private or hotel/restaurant owned, the good news is that you can see the sunset for free at the beach. Playa Espadilla offers stunning views from sea level at no cost. From here, you’ll find massage services, surf lessons and drinks stands.
Looking for something on your doorstep? The exclusive beach at Los Altos Resort and Spa redefines the art of tropical escape. Pull up a lounge chair and relax!
Explore local Costa Rican food
Foodies won’t be disappointed by Costa Rican cuisine. Local fare bursts to life with sweet plantains, rice, beans and vegetables. Wash it down with a ‘natural,’ which translates to a fresh fruit juice.
The open air restaurant at Los Altos allows you to enjoy local cuisine alongside the lush tropical rainforest.
Cost Rica Honeymoon Ideas: Final Word
There’s no doubt about it, you’ll make lifelong memories on a Costa Rica honeymoon. What’s more, the luxury Preserve at Los Altos will cater to all your needs and wishes, making it the trip of a lifetime.
When you leave the resort, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exciting activities, beautiful nature, and rich cultural heritage.
What are you waiting for? Contact us today.
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